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DFI LanParty MI P55-T36
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DFI LanParty MI P55-T36


Overall rating 8/10

The DFI LanParty MI P55-T36 is a mini-ITX board that belies its dimensions by having Intel's mainstream P55 chipset onboard.


Performance:
8
Features:
7.5
Value:
7.5
THE GOOD
No major loss in functionality despite the smaller form factor
The first mini-ITX board based on the Intel P55 chipset
THE BAD
Motherboard could be prone to overheating issues from the cramped layout
More expensive than competing microATX boards

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Intel Lynnfield Core i7/i5 using LGA1156 package
  • Intel P55 Express Chipset
Memory
  • Supports 2 DIMM DDR3 SDRAM
  • Supports up to 8GB memory size (max 4GB per DIMM)
  • 1333/1066MHz dual channel DDR3 memory architecture
Storage
  • Intel P55 Express
  • 3 x SATA 3.0Gbps ports
  • Intel Matrix Storage Technology
  • Support AHCI controller with SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10
  • Supports 1 power eSATA device
Audio
  • Realtek ALC885
  • 8-channel HD Audio CODEC
  • Optical and coaxial S/PDIF (rear panel)
Networking Intel 82578DC Gigabit LAN controller
Rear I/O
  • 5 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x eSATA-USB combo port
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN port
  • 1 x optical S/PDIF output connector
  • 1 x coaxial S/PDIF output connector
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
  • 1 x PS/2 mouse port
  • 1 x Clear CMOS switch
  • 6 x Audio jacks
Internal Connectors
  • 3 x SATA connectors
  • 2 x USB 2.0 headers (Up to 4 USB 2.0 ports)
  • 1 x S/PDIF output header
  • 1 x IrDA connector
  • 1 x 24-pin ATX power connector
  • 1 x 8-pin 12V power connector
  • 2 x fan connectors
Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot
Other Features
  • ABS II
  • Genie BIOS
  • CMOS Reloaded
Form Factor Mini-ITX Form Factor, 17 x 17cm

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