Biostar TPower I55 Intel P55 Mainboard Review - Introduction Bluetooth 31 Aug 2009
Next month, Intel will officially announce
it's Intel P55 chipset. This chipset supports the new LGA 1156 Socket type
processors. Ironically, the LGA1156 processors also comes in the form of Core i7
and Core i5.
The TPOWER I55 mainboard is based on the
Intel P55 chipset that supports the Core i5/i7 LGA1156 processor.
The TPOWER I55 features high-grade components along with exclusive over
clocking-friendly features. The CPU is powered by a lavish 12-phase power
circuit, with 3-phase power for the four DDR3 memory slots.
The TPower I55 features the DURA-MAX Technology, TPOWER I55 also adopts three
first grade components, “IR DirectFET MOSFET”, “Ferrite Choke”, and “Japanese
Solid Caps” that ensure product quality and reliability. With the high standard
hardware design, it provides Lower impedance, Longer life-time, Lower ESR and
Better over clocking capability.
It further builds with debug LEDs, CrossFireX and SLI support, two Gigabit
Ethernet connections, and an additional controller providing two eSATA ports
apart from the six internal ports routed to the P55 PCH.
On top of that, this mainboard comes wit Dual GbE, 7.1 ch audio, debug LED,
BIO-V voltage measuring points, 1394. It also has a energy saving technology
known as G.P.U. With G.P.U (Green Power Utility). G.P.U is a BIOS implementation
of Power phase shift design. With the power leds on the PCB, you can see the
power phase changes with system load.
For overclockers, you can o/c the board using O.M.G (Overclocking Matrix Genic).
The board also offers the Toverclocker windows based oc utility which helps you
to o/c within windows.