Author: Frank Stroupe
The P7P55D EVO system faired very well against the LGA 1366 triple channel rig. To be honest, many of the numbers were the highest scores I have ever received, and not only those that were affected by the video card. The Asus P7P55D EVO took the i7 870 to a higher plane than I have seen it before, even at stock clock, and I am very impressed.
Asus has definitely put together a motherboard for the future. Besides the great performance, the features are something to really take note of. The TurboV EVO software overclocking system is definitely the best I’ve seen, taking the CPU to a higher clock that I have yet achieved by manual clocking. And of course the motherboard has all of Asus’ excellent features, far too many to mention here.
The board was totally stable and breezed through the benchmarks at both clocks. Often when getting overclocks over 35% or so, I end up finding a benchmark or two that doesn’t like the overclock and I have to drop it down a little. Not so with this board.
Besides the software overclock utility, the BIOS is set up well and has plenty of tweaks for the traditional overclocker. I did play around with manual overclocking a bit, but really just to see how well it was set up.
I didn’t find a single thing not to like about this board.
The P7P55D EVO runs $186.99 at my favorite online retailer. This is definitely an Asus mainstream package, but costs about $100 less than you’d normally pay for an Asus board of this level. Definitely a value…if you are looking for an LGA 1156 board, there is no need to look any farther. ThinkComputers.org gives the Asus P7P55D EVO Intel P55 motherboard a 10 out of 10 score.
- Excellent out of the box stability and performance
- TurboV EVO is the best software overclock tool I’ve seen yet
- Took the test CPU to a 42% overclock
- Priced about $100 less than the average price for a mainstream Asus board