i7 / i5 Support, ATX, DDR3 (max 16GB), 14 x USB2, 7 x SATA 3Gb/s, 1 x eSATA, 1 x IDE, RAID, 1 x Firewire, 1 x SPDIF, 7.1 HD Audio.
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Order Code: ASU-P55D
||LGA1156 Intel Lynnfield Processor Ready
This motherboard supports the latest Intel Lynnfield processors in LGA1156 package, which has memory and PCI Express controller integrated to support 2-channel (4 DIMMs) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 2.0 lanes, providing great graphics performance. Intel Lynnfield processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPU in the world.
The Intel P55 Express Chipset is the latest one-chipset design to support latest 1156 socket Intel Core i7/Core i5 Processors. Intel P55 providing improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability.
|Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support!
P7P55D brings you the multi-GPU CrossFireX. The motherboard features the most powerful Intel P55 platform to optimize PCIe allocation in multiple GPU configurations. Expect a brand-new gaming style you’ve never experienced before!
|ASUS Hybrid 12+2 Phase Power Design
Unprecedented Innovation with the Best Quality Component for Best Performance. The groundbreaking 12+2 phase VRM design is brrought to the ASUS motherboards. 12+2 phase power design, 12-phase for vCore and extra 2-phase for Memory controller inside CPU, can provide the highest power efficiency, and hence generates less heat to effectively enhance the overclocking capability. With the high quality power components such as low RDS (on) MOSFETs, Ferrite core chokes with lower hysteresis loss and 100% Japan-made high quality conductive polymer capacitors, ASUS 12+2 phase VRM design also ensure longer component life and minimum power loss.
Double Speed; Double Bandwidth. This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for double speed and bandwidth which enhances system performance.
|Dual-Channel DDR3 2200(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 support
The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 2200(O.C.) / 1600 /1333 / 1066 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR3 architecture enlarges the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system performance.
Any Memory is A-OK! MemOK! quickly ensures memory boot compatibility. This remarkable memory rescue tool requires a mere push of a button to patch memory issues. MemOK! determines failsafe settings and dramatically improves your system boot success. Get your system up and running in no time!
|ASUS TurboV EVO
Ultimate O.C. Processor. Whether novice or enthusiast, TurboV Evo satisfies overclockers of any level. Intelligently push systems to the fastest, stable clock speeds with Auto-Tuning. Turbo Key boosts performance with a simple touch, while TurboV offers additional advanced options for breaking those records!
Auto System Level Up. Achieve extreme yet stable overclocking results automatically with Auto Tuning! With built-in stability testing, Auto Tuning lets even beginners improve performance with no additional cost.
|ASUS Fanless Design - Heat-sink solution
The crystal-shaped heatsink features 0-dB thermal solution that offers users a noiseless PC environment. Not only the beautiful shape upgrades the visual enjoyment for motherboard users, but also the heatsink design lowers the temperature of the chipset and power phase area through high efficient heat-exchange. Combined with usability and aesthetics, the ASUS crystal-shaped heatsink will give users an extremely silent and cooling experience with the elegant appearance!
|Stack Cool 3
ASUS Xtreme Phase Power Design plus Stack Cool 3 provides a better thermal solution with more efficient heat dissipation up to 11%. Lowering the onboard temperature improves overall motherboard performance and prolongs the lifespan of critical components.
Leading Active Cooling Technology. The T.Probe microchip detects and balances power phase loads and temperatures real-time. With optimal power phase functions, components run cooler and extend system lifespan.
Enjoy High-End 8-channel sound system on your PC! The onboard 8-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing feature, retasking functions and multi-streaming technology that simultaneously sends different audio streams to different destinations. This motherboard now adopts the future standard to deliver the most vivid audio enjoyment!!
|DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC
DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC delivers exceptional 5.1 surround experience through the most common PC audio setups - your existing stereo speakers or headphones. In addition to virtual surround, “Bass enhancement” provides stronger low frequency bass sound, and “Voice clarification” provides clear human dialogue even with loud background sound. With these technologies, you may experience a better home-theater audio with ease.
Eliminate background noise while recording. This feature detects repetitive and stationary noises like computer fans, air conditioners, and other background noises then eliminates it in the incoming audio stream while recording.
|S/PDIF-out on Back I/O Port
This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theater audio systems via optical S/PDIF-out (SONY-PHILIPS Digital Interface) jacks. It allows to transfer digital audio without converting to analog format and keeps the best signal quality.
|100% Ultra Long Life Japan-Made Solid Capacitors
This motherboard uses all high-quality conductive polymer capacitors onboard for durability, improved lifespan, and enhanced thermal capacity.
|ASUS Express Gate
0 to Internet in Seconds! Express Gate is an ASUS exclusive OS that provides you with quick access to the Internet and key applications before entering Windows.
System Level Energy Saving. The new ASUS EPU - the world´s first power saving engine, has been upgraded to a new six engine version, which provides total system power savings by detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power in real-time. With auto phase switching for components (which includes the CPU, VGA card, memory, chipset, drives and system fan), the EPU automatically provides the most appropriate power usage via intelligent acceleration and overclocking - helping save power and money.
Easy and Comfortable Installations. The specially designed ASUS Q-Shield does without the usual "fingers" - making it convenient and easy to install. With better electric conductivity, it ideally protects your motherboard against static electricity and shields it against Electronic Magnetic Interference (EMI).
Make connection quick and accurate! The ASUS Q-Connector allows you to connect or disconnect chassis front panel cables in one easy step with one complete module. This unique adapter eliminates the trouble of plugging in one cable at a time, making connection quick and accurate.
Simply update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS. EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply launch this tool and update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS. You can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-based flash utility.
Conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings. Freely share and distribute favorite overclocking settings The motherboard features the ASUS O.C. Profile that allows users to conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings. The BIOS settings can be stored in the CMOS or a separate file, giving users freedom to share and distribute their favorite overclocking settings.
|IEEE 1394a interface
IEEE 1394a interface provides high speed digital interface for audio/video appliances such as digital television, digital video camcorders, storage peripherals & other PC portable devices.
The motherboard and its packaging comply with the European Union´s Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and recyclable products and packaging to safeguard consumers´ health while minimizing the impact on the environment.
|Compatible Processors||Intel Core i7
Intel Core i5
|Socket Type||LGA 1156|
|Chipset Type||P55 Express|
|RAM Installed / Max Capacity||0 GB / 16 GB|
|RAM Slots||4 x DDR3 DIMM|
|Supported RAM Technology||Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM|
|Supported RAM Speeds||DDR3 2200(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 Mhz|
|Expansion Slots Total (Free)||1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single at x16)
1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (@x4 mode, 2.5GT/s)
2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 (2.5GT/s)
3 x PCI
|Multi-GPU Support||ATI Quad CrossFireX Support|
|Ports Present & Quantity||1 x PS/2 Keyboard (Purple)
1 x PS/2 mouse port (Green)
1 x Optical S/PDIF Output
1 x External SATA
1 x IEEE1394a
1 x RJ45 port
8 x USB 2.0/1.1
8-channel Audio I/O
|Ports Present & Quantity||3 x USB connectors support additional 6 USB ports
1 x IDE connector
7 x SATA connectors
1 x IEEE 1394a connector
1 x CPU Fan connector
1 x Power Fan connector
2 x Chassis Fan connector (1x4-pin, 1x3-pin)
Front panel audio connector
1 x S/PDIF Out Header
CD audio in
24-pin ATX Power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1 x MemOK! button
1 x COM port connector
|Intel P55 Express||6 x SATA 3 Gb/s
Supports RAID 0,1,5,10
|JMicron JMB363 PATA and SATA controller||1 x UltraDMA 133/100 for up to 2 PATA devices
1 x eSATA 3Gb/s
1 x SATA 3Gb/s port (black)
|Controller||Realtek 8112L Gigabit LAN|
|Ports||1 x RJ-45|
|Controller/Codec/Information||VIA VT1828S 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Absolute Pitch BD192/24
DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC
BD audio layer Content Protection
Supports Jack-Detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-Retasking
Optical S/PDIF out ports at back I/O
|Feature List||TurboV EVO
T.Probe Technology for Active Cooling
12+2 Phase Power Design
100% Ultra Long Life Japan-Made Solid Capacitors
ASUS Express Gate
ASUS Xtreme Design
ASUS Fanless Design: Stylish Heat-sink solution
ASUS Fanless Design: Stack Cool 3
ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS Noise Filter
ASUS O.C. Profile
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS MyLogo 2
ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
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