More shots of the Asus P55, LGA1156, Lynnfield motherboard
Posted on 30th Jul 2009 at 11:36 by Clive Webster with 11 comments
Or not. The purpose of this blog post is I thought I'd share some new shots Asus has sent through of its first P55 board to supplement James' preview of the Asus P7P55-Evo that went up a week or so ago.
Supposedly these are of the final retail board. The main update is the Southbridge cooler, which seems massive, and that weird Turbo-V thing. Pics and more discussion below the break.
As promised, a look at the new Southbridge heatsink. Ain't it a beauty? No, I guess not really, it's just a plate of metal with some shattered shapes on, after all. The new thing is that it's big - much bigger than the one on the first preview sample we saw - so it looks like the chip underneath might run hot.
We've seen a
It now seems that Asus is moving the technology to a separate module to stop the latter of my criticisms. *Update - the remote uses both Turbo Key and Turno V technology, as it allows you to adjust your EPU settings.* It remains to be seen whether the overclock will of the calibre that really justifies the expense of developing such a device, let alone buying it. Roll on launch day!
Right, that's your lot, I've run out of new images. Anyone reckon they'll use that Turbo V thing that looks like my telly's remote control? Anyone worried P55 looks like it'll be a hot wee beasty? Anyone just wondering where the next slice of cheesecake is going to come from? The comments thread below is happy to accept answers to any of the above.