ASUS Unveils Leading Graphics Acceleration Technology with New Motherboards

January 6, 2010 // 8:40 a.m.

ASUS P7H57D/P7H55 Series with GPU Boost Delivers Stunning Visual Performance



ASUS today announced the launch of a new motherboard series based on the Intel® H57 and H55 chipsets. The ASUS P7H57D/P7H55 Series supports the new Intel® Core™ i7, Core™ i5, Core™ i3, and Pentium® processors with three ATX and four mATX models to provide the best value for the new LGA1156 platform. Featuring exclusive GPU Boost technology, the series delivers a rich visual experience for enhanced HD gaming. Built with Xtreme Design features, the P7H57D/P7H55 Series delivers optimized and energy-efficient performance. The P7H57D-V EVO also supports next-generation USB 3.0 and SATA 6G technology for faster data throughput and better storage performance.



P7H57D-EVO



Powerful Graphics Acceleration with GPU Boost Technology

The P7H57D/P7H55 Series features GPU Boost technology designed to kick visual performance into overdrive. This graphics acceleration feature delivers an instant 50% performance boost to the onboard Intel® HD Graphics processor to support high-definition frame rates that add realism to a user’s gaming experience. GPU Boost also includes advanced overclocking options—easily accessed through an intuitive user interface—for users to control graphics acceleration parameters to achieve an even more stunning visual performance. Additionally, GPU Boost helps lower energy consumption through the use of the ASUS Energy Processing Unit (EPU) engine—a comprehensive power saving system. The EPU detects the onboard HD graphics processor load and intelligently moderates power output in response to varying requirements.



Fastest Data Throughput with True USB 3.0 and SATA 6G Technology

Users can expect ultra-fast data transfers with the latest bandwidth technology support. A Unique PCIe X4 Bridge Chip delivers true SATA 6G and USB 3.0 performance that maximizes the transfer rates of SATA 6Gb/s hard drives and delivers data transfer speeds ten times that of current USB 2.0 standards. Such significant improvements enable users to transfer a 25GB HD movie file in 70 seconds or save a 4MB song in less than 0.01 seconds.



Optimized Performance with Xtreme Design Hybrid Features

With Xtreme Design innovations such as Hybrid Processors, the P7H57D-V EVO/P7H55-M Series delivers intuitive and real-time overclocking as well as automatic performance tuning. Additionally, an enhanced CPU Level Up feature enables users to instantly upgrade their processor via a simple click. This upgrade does not involve the purchase of additional hardware or software—giving an instant performance boost at no extra cost.



Specifications

Model


P7H57D-V EVO


P7H55D-M EVO


P7H55D-M PRO


P7H55-M PRO


P7H55-M


P7H55


P7H55-V

CPU Socket


LGA1156 socket for Intel® Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium® Processors

Chipset


Intel® H57 Express Chipset


Intel® H55 Express Chipset

Memory


DDR3 2133 (O.C.)/1600 /1333/1066 MHz


DDR3 2133 (O.C.)/1333/1066 MHz

Power Phase


12 Hybrid Phase Power*


8+3 Phase Power


4+2 Phase Power


4+2 Phase Power


4+2 Phase Power


4+2 Phase Power


4+2 Phase Power

PCIe x16 Slots


2


1


1


1


1


1


1

Multi-GPU


CrossFireX/SLI**


-


-


-


-


-


-

Gbit LAN


1x


1x


1x


1x


1x


1x


1x

Audio


8-ch HD, DTS


8-ch HD


8-ch HD


8-ch HD


8-ch HD


8-ch HD


8-ch HD

Storage


6x SATA 3Gb/s


6x SATA 3Gb/s


6x SATA 3Gb/s


6x SATA 3Gb/s


6x SATA 3Gb/s


6x SATA 3Gb/s


6x SATA 3Gb/s

1x eSATA 3Gb/s port


1x eSATA 3Gb/s port


-


-


-


-


-

1x Ultra DMA


1x Ultra DMA


1x Ultra DMA


1x Ultra DMA


1x Ultra DMA


1x Ultra DMA


1x Ultra DMA

2x SATA 6Gb/s


-


-


-


-


-


-

USB


12x USB 2.0


10x USB 2.0


12x USB 2.0


12x USB 2.0


12x USB 2.0


12x USB 2.0


12x USB 2.0

2x USB 3.0


2x USB 3.0


-


-


-


-


-

1394a


2x


2x


-


-


-


-


-

VGA


HDMI, DVI-D, RGB support


HDMI, DVI-D, RGB support


HDMI, DVI-D, RGB support


HDMI, DVI-D, RGB support


HDMI, RGB support


-


HDMI, RGB support



Features

Model


P7H57D-V EVO


P7H55D-M EVO


P7H55D-M PRO


P7H55-M PRO


P7H55-M


P7H55


P7H55-V



Hybrid Features

TurboV EVO Processor


Yes


-


-


-


-


-


-

Auto Tuning


Yes


-


-


-


-


-


-

CPU Level UP


Yes


-


-


-


-


-


-

TurboV


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes

Turbo Key


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes



Hybrid Phase

Xtreme Phase


Yes


Yes


-


-


-


-


-

T.Probe Microchip


Yes


-


-


-


-


-


-

Hybrid OS

Windows7 support


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes

Express Gate


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes

ASUS Unique Features

GPU Boost


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes


-


Yes

MemOK!


Yes


Yes


-


-


-


Yes


 

EPU


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes

Stack Cool 3


Yes


Yes


Yes


-


-


-


-

Q-LED


Yes


-


-


-


-


-


-

Q-Slot (VGA)


Yes


-


-


-


-


-


-

Q-DIMM


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes


-


-


-


* Hybrid Phase = Xtreme Phase x T.Probe. Hybrid Phase equates power efficiency achieved in other power phase designs.

** SLI™ and CrossFireX™ modes are available only for Lynnfield processors.

Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Please visit www.asus.com for more details.



About ASUS

ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era, with an extensive product portfolio that includes notebooks, netbooks, motherboards, graphics cards, displays, optical drives, desktop PCs, servers, wireless solutions, mobile phones and networking devices. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person. ASUS won 3,268 awards in 2009, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than ten thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company's revenue for 2008 was 8.1 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS ranks among BusinessWeek's InfoTech 100, and has been on the listing for 12 consecutive years.



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