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I5-760 - P55 or H57 Motherboard?

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February 12, 2011 8:28:47 PM

I am trying to build a nice HTPC. I just bought a new:

- Intel i5-760
- HIS ATI 5670 - 1gb of ddr5 ram

AND, I bought an ASUS P7H57D-V EVO LGA 1156 Intel H57 Motherboard

So, I bought it not really understanding the differences between the H57 and the P55 - come to find out, the H57 has onboard video. I'm not going to need that because of the new video card.

Did I buy the wrong motherboard? I bought it open box on Newegg for $115 - original MSRP is $200 - should I return it for a P55?
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February 12, 2011 9:11:45 PM

Welcome to Toms Forum! :) 

Normally, I recommended the H55 or Q57 using the onboard GPU. However, if HTPC is the goal + discrete GPU then I recommend either the ASUS P7P55D-E or Pro versions. The problems with onboard + discrete are: Shared & Wasted physical RAM, Shared & Wasted discrete GPU bandwidth -- lowering the discrete GPU's performance.

The ASUS P7H57D-V EVO will work...
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February 13, 2011 12:41:14 PM

mangothehuman said:
I am trying to build a nice HTPC. I just bought a new:

- Intel i5-760
- HIS ATI 5670 - 1gb of ddr5 ram

AND, I bought an ASUS P7H57D-V EVO LGA 1156 Intel H57 Motherboard

So, I bought it not really understanding the differences between the H57 and the P55 - come to find out, the H57 has onboard video. I'm not going to need that because of the new video card.

Did I buy the wrong motherboard? I bought it open box on Newegg for $115 - original MSRP is $200 - should I return it for a P55?

Hi mangothehurr :hello:  ...First off your Intel core i5 760 runs at 2.8 GHz & has no hyperthreading,is a quad core,also it has no internal GPU so you can not use the Asus motherboards onboard graphic Ports on the IO panel ;)  ...For you to use the onboard graphic ports on the IO panel you would have to have a core i5 600 range of intel processors which have the internal gpu within & they only have two cores which have hyperthreading to make up to the intels 4 core idea,but remember they only have two physical cores ;)  ...You did not necessarily buy the wrong motherboard at all,since your motherboard should have a PCI-e x16 slot for your ATI 5670 video card to use :)  ...This motherboard only gives you the advantage of using the onboard graphic ports on the IO panel if you so wish & if you have a core i5 680 @ 3.6 GHz for example to use on your motherboard ;)  ...So think of your Asus motherboard/mainboard as an advantage not to miss out on,since the EVO series of Asus motherboards supposed to be quite good for overclocking :ange:  ...Not the best though,but good enough :)  ...I hope I have been of some help to you & not too late to see your post & post a reply to you :pt1cable:  ...
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February 13, 2011 3:21:24 PM

^Correct regarding the Integrated Graphics which is a mute point considering the OP's discrete GPU. Intel Integrated Graphic CPUs http://ark.intel.com/MySearch.aspx?IntegratedGraphics=t...

H57 Systems
$220 Intel Core i5-660 3.33 GHz
$200 ASUS P7H57D-V EVO
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$420 (1)

$309 Intel Core i5-680 3.6 GHz
$200 ASUS P7H57D-V EVO
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$509 (2)

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P55 Systems
$209 Intel i5-760 2.8 GHz
$150 ASUS P7P55D-E
$65 HD 5670
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$424 (3)

$220 Intel Core i5-660 3.33 GHz
$150 ASUS P7P55D-E
$130 HD 5830
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$500 (4)

From a graphics point alone, ALL of the P55 will outperform the H57 listed above. If the OP looked at (#2) listed above then clearly for any possible HTPC purpose that I can think of (#4) for less/same money will run circles around either (#1 or #2) listed above. While I appreciate Hyper-Threading and it's RARE 'usefulness' it's close cousins to 'Turbo Boost'.

Real World HTPC overall performance as above: 4, 3, 2, & 1 the i5-680 3.6 GHz is a good CPU but for an extra $90 spend it on a Good Blu-Ray, SSD, or GPU in that order for an HTPC system. The HD 5670 is compatible with and better for Blu-Ray over the onboard GPU.
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February 13, 2011 5:26:34 PM

Yes jaquith :pt1cable:  I did mention that part about him having a video card already :pt1cable:  ...Are you useless,because it sounds that way to me :pt1cable:  ...I just mentioned certain ideas that he could use or do you want your useless just tell him a few motherboard ideas :pt1cable:  ...Don't go overboard with me mate,I was just mentioning some useful ideas to him & most where just examples,get a life in hell & learn to read english :)  ...O.K.
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February 20, 2011 9:09:05 PM

Thanks all! I ended up going for the asus p7p55d-e. Everything runs great!
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