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Asus Previews Latest P7P55D Evo Design

If you haven't yet seen our first-look preview at Asus' upcoming P55-based P7P55D Evo motherboard for Intel's Core i5, you can check it out right here.

In that preview, we mentioned that the board's design wasn't yet final, and that Asus would update us when the color/cooling was sorted out. That has happened, it seems, and we received a couple of shots of the new P55 heatsink and color scheme.

Of note is that these shots still show eight SATA ports, while we've heard from Asus that the Marvell controller's drivers are not ready and that Gigabyte is pulling the 6 Gb/s chips from its P55-based designs altogether.

Chris Angelini
Chris Angelini is an Editor Emeritus at Tom's Hardware US. He edits hardware reviews and covers high-profile CPU and GPU launches.
  • amnotanoobie
    O.o What a southbridge heatsink.

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  • JeanLuc
    My only concern is that those VRAM sinks will get in the way of 3rd party HSF's but other then that it's shapeing up to be a nice board.
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  • scook9
    looks nice. any word on SLI/CF support? The board layout suits it nicely. And not having a northbridge anymore gives so much more room around the board
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  • ckthecerealkiller
    What I want to know is why they are going with no QPI bus and, therefore, no northbridge.
    But I do like the idea of going back to dual channel memory. Triple channel seemed excessive to me.
    Still I am skeptic, I don't see how this is going to be much different from the C2 series aside from DDR3. Guess we will find out soon enough.
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  • ckthecerealkiller
    scook9looks nice. any word on SLI/CF support? The board layout suits it nicely. And not having a northbridge anymore gives so much more room around the boardCrossfire will be supported no word on SLI.
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  • cangelini
    SLI is supported.
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  • ckthecerealkiller
    cangeliniSLI is supported.Source?
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  • cangelini
    Me. I tested it with two GTX 280s and it works ;-)
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  • ckthecerealkiller
    cangeliniMe. I tested it with two GTX 280s and it works ;-)Ummm OK. I hope your joking cause if you aren't that means you work for ASUS and you just let the cat out of the bag and will likely be fired when you show up to work today. Not flaming I just don't want anyone getting all excited over nothing.
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  • hellraiser06
    Cangelini is actually the author that wrote this particular article. He works for Tom's and not for ASUS...lol...

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