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ASUS P7H57D-V EVO
"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 has now brought this mindset to bear for the H55 and H57 chipset. Although the H55 and H57 are aimed at the mainstream and entry level market, ASUS has not allowed this to stop them from making an enthusiast level product. Today we take a look at the P7H57D-V EVO. This board has both USB 3.0 and SATA 3.0 as well as ASUS’ Turbo EVO software for quick and stable overclocking."
"Asus' current style of P55 motherboards have gone down well with PC builders worldwide, with sharp looks and reliable performance. While we've generally had a very good impression of the range to date, each board has had little niggles that have drawn then away from excellence. When we looked at the sub-£100 P7P55D-LE and P7P55-M in CustomPC issue 77, they were good but each lacked in different areas compared to the excellent Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2."
So it seems as though the Asus P7H57D-V EVO has fared rather well across the board (pun not intended). To summarise, it allowed us to push our Core i3 530 CPU to 4.1GHz, carries a number of interesting and (for some) useful features. It has proven to be a very stable motherboard and sports more SATA/USB ports than Octopus' have legs.
The ASUS P7H57D EVO-V will cost 160 euros in the trade well. The advantages of the Intel chipset H57 compared with H55, the two additional PCI 2.0 lanes, but also with only 250 MB / s transfer rate, two USB 2.0 ports (total 14) and the possibility of RAID on the onboard SATA ports to use can.
The P7H57D-V EVO motherboard is another fine example of great engineering from the gang at ASUS. Everything from the box and bundle to the TurboV EVO overclocking software exudes quality. The board is extremely stable even when pushed to the limits and has an overwhelming feature list, which include SATA 6G and USB 3.0.
We continue a series of LGA1156 mainboards, but this time we are going to focus on the new Intel H57 Express and Intel H55 Express chipsets. For that purpose we have slightly modified our testbed and changed the applications set, but we are going to dwell on these changes a little later. Now, however, we feel like talking a little bit about the new Clarkdale processors.
ASUS P7H57D-V EVO is definitely an original motherboard. However, while the support for the latest peripheral interfaces is nice, the simultaneous support for the integrated graphics and multiple discrete graphics cards seems to be a purely marketing feature that will hardly be useful.
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