Page 1:Is Size A Feature?
Page 2:Features Comparison
Page 3:ASRock H55M Pro
Page 4:Asus P7H55D-M EVO
Page 5:Biostar TH55XE
Page 6:ECS H55H-I Mini-ITX
Page 7:EVGA H55 ATX
Page 8:Foxconn H55MX-S
Page 9:Gigabyte H55M-USB3
Page 10:Intel DH57JG Mini-ITX
Page 11:MSI H55M-ED55
Page 12:Test Settings
Page 13:Benchmark Results: Crysis
Page 14:Benchmark Results: DiRT 2
Page 15:Benchmark Results: Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.
Page 16:Benchmark Results: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call Of Pripyat
Page 17:Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
Page 18:Benchmark Results: Productivity
Page 19:Synthetic Benchmarks: Futuremark
Page 20:Synthetic Benchmarks: SiSoftware Sandra
Page 21:Overclocking Results
The H55 and H57 chipsets may eventually be found in more systems than the P55, which debuted alongside Intel's Lynnfield-based Core i5 and Core i7 processors. After all, the H55 and H57 chipsets are aimed at the cost-conscious segments, where value is often more important than performance (and since Intel's chipsets now play such a small role in determining performance, this is a fair enough assessment).
Realizing that a majority of our readers are indeed interested in the value attainable from a more affordable platform, we decided to dedicated our largest H55 motherboard comparison to getting the most for your money. We requested that manufacturers send us their products best representing the greatest combination of features per dollar.
The result was an eclectic mix of ATX, microATX, and mini-ITX products that present value in several different ways. Our next page shows that the microATX motherboards offer the most features, while larger and smaller competitors use size to separate themselves from the herd.
Found on one of the motherboards being reviewed today, Intel’s H57 chipset is functionally very similar to the less-expensive H55. It includes a bit more USB 2.0 connectivity and the addition of Rapid Storage Technology, enabling software-based RAID support. The remaining motherboards employ H55, with two fewer USB 2.0 ports and SATA RAID modes disabled.
- Is Size A Feature?
- Features Comparison
- ASRock H55M Pro
- Asus P7H55D-M EVO
- Biostar TH55XE
- ECS H55H-I Mini-ITX
- EVGA H55 ATX
- Foxconn H55MX-S
- Gigabyte H55M-USB3
- Intel DH57JG Mini-ITX
- MSI H55M-ED55
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: Crysis
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 2
- Benchmark Results: Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.
- Benchmark Results: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call Of Pripyat
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Synthetic Benchmarks: Futuremark
- Synthetic Benchmarks: SiSoftware Sandra
- Overclocking Results