A Top-Down Peek At ASRock
No longer the value-only player we once knew, ASRock's P55 Deluxe looks to be a solid entry into the P55 motherboard space. The company's X58 Extreme recently won a Recommended Buy award in our budget X58 motherboard roundup for its performance, overclocking, price, and feature set.
While it's too early to pass judgment on ASRock's first P55-based offering, the board's layout and list of features certainly show promise at its sub-$200 price point.
A recent visit to our Bakersfield, CA office revealed even more detail about the upcoming P55 lineup: ASRock is planning a $149 P55 Extreme, a $119 P55 Pro, and a $109 micro-ATX model. If the Extreme and Pro versions carry over SLI support (they'll have CrossFire for sure), they stand to be compelling options for budget gamers.