Motherboard Guide

The Next Gen. P55 Motherboards (SATA 6Gbit/s and USB 3.0)

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

P55 SATA 6Gbps/USB 3.0 Motherboards Technical Specifications
  ASUS P7P55D-E Premium Gigabyte P55A-UD6
CPU Support
  • Intel Core i7/i5 processor in LGA1156 package
Chipset
  • Intel P55 Express
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI and ATI CrossFireX
Memory
  • Supports 4 DIMM DDR3 SDRAM
  • 16GB Maximum
  • 2000/1600/1333/1066MHz dual channel DDR3 memory architecture
  • Supports 6 DIMM DDR3 SDRAM
  • 16GB Maximum
  • 2200/1333/1066/800MHz dual channel DDR3 memory architecture
Storage
  • P55 Express:
    • 6 x SATA 3.0Gbps
    • Support AHCI controller with SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 configurations
  • Marvell SATA 6Gbps chip:
    • 2 x SATA 6Gbps
  • JMB368 chip:
    • 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66/33 for up to 2 PATA devices
  • P55 Express:
    • 6 x SATA 3.0Gbps
    • Support AHCI controller with SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 configurations
  • Marvell 9128 chip:
    • 2 x SATA 6Gbps
    • Support for SATA RAID 0
  • JMB362 chip:
    • 2 x eSATA 3.0Gbps (rear panel)
    • Support for SATA RAID 0, 1 and JBOD.
  • iTE IT8213 chip:
    • 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66/33 for up to 2 PATA devices
  • iTE IT8720 chip:
    • 1 x floppy drive connector
Audio
  • VIA VT2020 10-channel HD Audio CODEC
  • Realtek ALC889 HD Audio CODEC
  • Support for Dolby Home Theater
Networking
  • Realtek 8112L and 8110SC Gigabit LAN controllers
  • AI NET 2 and Teaming
  • 2 x Realtek RTL8111D Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • Supports Teaming and Smart Dual LAN
IEEE 1394
  • VIA VT6308P
  • 2 x 1394a ports (1 header, 1 rear)
  • T.I TSB43AB23
  • 3 x 1394a ports (1 header, 2 rear)
Rear I/O
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
  • 1 x PS/2 mouse port
  • 1 x coaxial S/PDIF output
  • 1 x optical S/PDIF output
  • 1 x IEEE 1394a port
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports
  • 6 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 2 x RJ45 (LAN) ports
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 6 x audio jacks
  • 1 x PS/2 mouse/keyboard port
  • 1 x coaxial S/PDIF output
  • 1 x optical S/PDIF output
  • 2 x IEEE 1394a ports
  • 6 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  • 2 x eSATA/USB combo ports
  • 2 x RJ45 (LAN) ports
  • 6 x audio jacks
Internal Connectors
  • 1 x 24-pin ATX power connector
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 2 x USB headers (4 ports)
  • 1 x COM connector
  • 1 x IDE connector
  • 1 x TPM connector
  • 6 x SATA 3.0Gbps connectors
  • 2 x SATA 6Gbps connectors
  • 4 x fan connectors
  • 1 x 1394a header
  • 1 x S/PDIF output header
  • 1 x TURBO_CON header (for TurboV Remote)
  • 1 x MemOK! button
  • Power and reset buttons
  • 1 x 24-pin ATX power connector
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 2 x USB 2.0 headers (4 ports)
  • 1 x floppy disk drive connector
  • 1 x IDE connector
  • 6 x SATA 3.0Gbps connectors
  • 2 x SATA 6Gbps connectors
  • 6 x fan connectors
  • 1 x 1394a header
  • 1 x S/PDIF input header
  • 1 x S/PDIF output header
  • 1 x serial port header
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • Power and reset buttons
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single at x16 or dual x8 modes) (CrossFireX)
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 2 x PCI 2.2
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single at x16 or dual x8 modes)
  • 1 x PCIe x16 (running at x4)
  • 2 x PCIe x1
  • 2 x PCI 2.2
Special Features
  • Express Gate
  • ASUS TurboV EVO
  • ASUS Hybrid Phase
  • ASUS EZ DIY
  • ASUS Xtreme Design
  • MemOK!
  • ASUS EPU
  • ASUS Quiet Thermal
  • ASUS Q-Design
  • @BIOS
  • Q-Flash
  • Xpress BIOS Rescue
  • Download Center
  • Xpress Install
  • Xpress Recovery 2
  • EasyTune
  • Dynamic Energy Saver 2
  • Smart TPM
  • Auto Green
  • eXtreme Hard Drive
  • Q-Share
Form Factor ATX (30.5 x 24.4cm)