Although most attention is now likely to focus on Intel's exciting new platform Sandy Bridge, the current motherboard with P55 chipset for the mainstream segment is still very much alive Several manufacturers have recently updated models with the new high-speed SATA and USB 3.0 interfaces 6G released. As we have therefore three current models even looked at closer, with the P55A Fuzion MSI is a board with Lucid Hydra chip it, while setting the Elitegroup ECS P55H-AK and the Asrock P55 Extreme4 on a number of facilities.
The P55 chipset had its release in September last year and since then has not changed, imposed by the P55 chipset, Socket 1156, although published in the meantime, some new processor versions, but it is still in the hands of the motherboard manufacturers reaming, with the use of additional chips, the feature list.
Thanks to the well-timed between progressive introduction of SATA 6G USB 3.0 and in particular the implementation of these interfaces is a welcome opportunity for the board designer has been to bring new revisions to the market.
The ASRock P55 Extreme4 is high-end motherboard for socket 1156 with good equipment accordingly, it has four SATA 6G and USB 3.0 ports, and extensive overclocking options in BIOS, with a street price is low it is currently located also in a reasonably priced range.
ECS Elitegroup is just as likely occurred in the Asrock far less expensive market segment, with the P55H-AK from the ECS Black Series but has a potential high-end P55 board created that can score with features such as 3-Way SLI and optimal connection of additional chips unfortunately, it has now emerged that it will not come on the market.
MSI uses the P55-200 Fuzion Hydralogix on a chip of Lucid, which allows the combination of different graphics cards beyond the usual CrossFireX and SLI restrictions, each pair of SATA 6G and USB 3.0 ports round off together with the usual good overclocking options, the image of the P55A Fuzion.