The introduction of a new platform is always a rather secretive affair but as the i5 launch date nears, P55 chipset motherboard previews are coming through thick and fast. Although whispers of high overclocks and unrivalled performance are usually rumoured with a new socket, the i5 series seems to appeal more to the average user as a mid range CPU rather than full out performance for hardcore enthusiasts that the i7 can provide.
Early indications also seem to point towards the LGA1156 motherboards being much more affordable than the X58’s but we can’t be totally sure as of yet.
Today, we’ll be taking a quick look at the ASUS P7P55D Deluxe motherboard from the P7 series of boards. Unlike older ASUS motherboards, the chipset is now included in the name so as to avoid confusion with the series so let’s take a quick look.