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Asus' P7P55D Deluxe

More P55: Gigabyte's MicroATX Board And Asus' Flagship
Asus' P7P55D Deluxe

Jumping back to full-sized ATX designs, we have Asus' P7P55D Deluxe, which is planned to be the company's flagship at launch. While we've seen the upcoming P55-based RoG board, it won't be available immediately, and you'll instead want to look to the Deluxe as Asus' most feature-rich offering. 

Many of the features seen here were covered in our P5P55D EVO preview, but not yet implemented. With the reception of this platform into our test lab and a day-long meeting with Asus representatives, we have a much better idea of how the company plans to tackle convenience, performance, and reliability with its next-generation motherboards.

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    stray_gator , July 28, 2009 10:34 AM
    I'd switch between the PCI / PEGx4 so it'd be possible to use a dual slot primary display card and an additional, low(er) bandwidth PEG card (storage, physics) without cutting half of the primary card's lanes.
    but that's me. i believe gigabyte has better understanding of the cuntemporary expansion card assortment than me.
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    freak77power , July 28, 2009 12:18 PM
    Get Evga x58 SLI Micro and i920.
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    1haplo , July 28, 2009 12:40 PM
    I love that on the last picture the socket cover says FOXCONN.

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    scook9 , July 28, 2009 12:47 PM
    Socket covers have said foxconn for do the metal housing around USB ports at rear I/O and many other parts. This is nothing new.

    Unless these are much cheaper, I still don't see why one should just avoid x58 and an i7 920 given how cheap 920's can be found now (as low as $200)

    Anyone else notice that all of these models have a huge amount of voltage far much more than is common on x58 boards :(  (my Asus Rampage II GENE only has 6 vs 14 on that gigabyte board!?)
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    stray_gator , July 28, 2009 5:13 PM
    P55 will be (hopefuly) much cheaper than X58 boards. entry/mid models at least. given that all sources hint that the difference in performance between i7/i5 is negligible (bar memory-bandwidth hungry apps. namely, sandra), i think that lower platform cost will make i5 the best option for anything between midrange and high-end systems, with i7 reserved for competitive benchers/OCers, uncle scrooge and the such.
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    mergatroid , July 28, 2009 10:06 PM
    I really enjoy reading the articles you have here. I'm not a very participatory member, but I do read a lot and I have always enjoyed the articles here.

    I always check your site before upgrading my computers. Very informative.
    I love these two boards from two of my favorite manufacturers. When I can finally afford a second video card, I will look into these boards further.
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    cangelini , July 28, 2009 10:11 PM
    Thanks for chiming in Merga--it's appreciated!