While the P55 chipsets have been
paired with the Core i5 CPUs, that platform is designed for the
mainstream performance market. It can support Core i3 CPUs, but won't
be able to take advantage of the integrated graphics.
majority of Core i3 buyers will be looking for a low cost system
using integrated graphics, but still has features that make it a
DailyTech has received information
on the P7H57D-V EVO, which will be ASUS' premium motherboard for Core
i3 builders. It has routing for the Flexible Display Interface, which
will allow the use of integrated graphics through HDMI, DVI, or VGA
ASUS was the first motherboard manufacturer to ship
with support for USB 3.0 and 6Gb/s SATA, and the P7H57D-V EVO
will continue that trend. Both of these interfaces have significantly
increased speeds that will keep them relevant well into the next
decade, despite Intel's delayed
integration of the new standards into their chipsets.
are two 6
Gb/s SATA ports (in white), as well as six 3 Gb/s SATA ports on
the side. Two SuperSpeed
USB 3.0 ports (in blue) are added to the fourteen USB 2.0 ports
normally found. ASUS is using the same PLX chip as in their previous
offerings: the P7P55D-E-Premium using Intel's P55 chipset and the
P6X58D Premium built on the X58 chipset.
Information on the
launch date and pricing of the P7H57D-V EVO is not yet available.
quote: It's always been true that CPU speed is preferable to more cores for games, and I can't see this changing for a few years yet.
quote: the Radeon HD 4870 X2 and all three Nvidia GeForce cards still often required a quad-core processor, such as the Core 2 Quad Q9550, to be balanced in these games...