MSI H57M-ED65 @ HardwareZone

“Like the H55 chipset, the H57 has Intel’s Flexible Display Interface (FDI) that is able to take advantage of the integrated graphics core on the Clarkdale family of Intel Core i5/i3/Pentium processors. These processors have the graphics core built into the CPU packaging and the integrated graphics, dubbed Intel HD Graphics, is competent at playing 1080p HD content.”


ECS H55H-CM @ Hardware Secrets

“ECS has released four motherboards based on the new Intel H55 chipset, which is targeted to the new Core i3 and Core i5 processors with integrated video. Although they also have high-end products, ECS is definitely better known for providing motherboards with the lowest price tag in the market. Let’s see what you can expect from H55H-CM.”


EVGA H55 @ Hardware Secrets

“Motherboards based on the new H55, H57 and Q57 chipsets are targeted to the new Core i3 and Core i5 processors with integrated video, and EVGA has so far released two different models based on H55, simply named H55 (the most complete model, USD 170 MRSP) and H55V (entry-level model, USD 100 MRSP). By the way, wouldn’t be nice if all motherboard manufacturers used simple product names?”

Three AMD 785G Motherboards

Three AMD 785G Motherboards @ MadShrimps

“These three 785G has their own advantages. GIGABYTE has full features, DFI has better heat design and BIOSTAR non-solid capacitor design makes it be cheaper. Also they all have different lack points, so I think it’s unfair to pick up any one be the best choice.”


ASUS P7P55D-E Pro @ Bjorn3D

“The Asus P7P55D-E Pro is almost an exception to the pricier Asus offerings. Hitting the $200 price range, it’s a little more than some people would like to pay but the board extrudes quality and overclockability so the price is justified.”


ASUS P7H57D-V EVO @ Hexus

“Despite the rock-solid stability and feature-packed design, we imagine the only people likely to buy this board are early adopters who want to have the latest technology and brag about it. Most people would be better off getting a P55 motherboard without onboard USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps, combined with a Core i5 750 CPU, and, if it’s a gaming system, spending the remaining cost savings on a more powerful GPU.”

ASUS Rampage II Extreme

ASUS Rampage II Extreme @ PureOC

“The RIIE performed like a champ and set proper voltages throughout! That is completely amazing for someone looking to get into overclocking, since, as I showed before, you can just go in to the BIOS and see what settings the board is using to be stable and go on tweaking from there; what a great way for people to learn.”


EVGA P55 FTW @ X-Bit Labs

“We continue talking about mainboards from different manufacturers based on Intel P55 Express chipset. EVGA Company offers an entire series of solutions like that that differ in size, functionality, and certainly price, which can be anywhere between $120 and $350. Without going into any extremes, we decided not to go for the most expensive or the cheapest solution in the lineup and purchased an EVGA P55 FTW priced at $230.”

P55 vs X58 Memory Performance

P55 vs X58 Memory Performance @ TweakTown

“With so many samples passing through my front door over the year, we quite often end up with some surprises; be it a company sending it without letting us know, or it taking a bit longer to arrive than we expected and we forget about it. For whatever reason, we ended up with a couple of kits of PC3-12800 memory from OCZ.”

Intel Core i3 530

Intel Core i3 530 @ Guru3D

“Earlier this month on the 3rd we took an in-depth peek at the Core i5 600 series processors. Intel that day also released the the Core i3 series processors, exactly the same thing, yet clocked slight slower and with Intel’s Turbo mode’ stripped away. The end result however is a processor that is priced much more attractive– yet for a dual-core processor offers much more bang for buck at a mainstream or HTPC.”