Released July, 2010
The Pros:Easy to install and configure. Makes overclocking a breeze. USB 3.0 support gives it some lasting power.
The Cons:Full ATX form factor limits its potential for HTPC use. Secondary PCI-E x16 slot only operates at x4 mode in a CrossFire setup. When any of the PCIe x1 slots is occupied, the second PCIe x16 slot only operates at x1 mode.
The ASUS P7H55/USB3 is an ATX motherboard designed for use with Intel Clarkdale and Lynnfield processors. It resides in the P7H55 line of ASUS motherboards. When compared to the base P7H55 unit, the P7H55/USB3 swaps out two of the USB 2.0 ports for the newer USB 3.0 standard, and swaps one of the PCIe 2.0 x1 slots for a PCIe 2.0 x16 at x4 speed slot.
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Additionally, this motherboard adds support for multiple GPUs with ATI CrossFireX. It does, however, drop the UltraDMA/PATA IDE connector and one regular PCI slot. Like the other P7H55 motherboards, this one supports the fastest DDR3 2200(O.C.) memory standard, and has ASUS Turbo-Key overclocking functions built-in.
- Intel Socket LGA 1156
- ATX Form Factor
- Intel H55 Express Chipset
- 4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)/2000/1866/1600/1333 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
- 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
- 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (@x4 speed, 2.5GT/s, black slot)
- 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 (2.5GT/s, gray slots)
- 2 x PCI
- 6 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
- Realtek 8112L Gigabit LAN
- VIA 1708S 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Optical S/PDIF out port at back I/O
- 10 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports at mid-board, 8 ports at back panel)
- 2 USB 3.0 ports (back panel)
- ASUS TurboV, ASUS Turbo Key
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse
User Reviews (2)
Easy to install and configure.
Makes overclocking a breeze.
USB 3.0 support gives it some lasting power.
Supports Intel Core i3, i5 and some i7 processors--just drop in a better processor to upgrade.
Full ATX form factor limits its potential for HTPC use.
Secondary PCI-E x16 slot only operates at x4 mode in a CrossFire setup.
When any of the PCIe x1 slots is occupied, the second PCIe x16 slot only operates at x1 mode.
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