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ASUS P7P55D Deluxe Intel P55 Express Motherboard Review

ASUS P7P55D Deluxe Intel P55 Express Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: ASUS' P7P55D Deluxe motherboard is an Intel P55 Express platform that represents the flagship feature set available to the Core i5 processor, along with a healthy dose of overclocking tools and features.
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External Mfg. Website: ASUS Dec 05 2009   Julian Apong  
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Power Draw and Test System Specs

Measuring Energy Efficiency

Energy efficient computers are a good thing, so it helps to know how power efficient, or power hungry different parts of a computer are when stressed with different tasks. Since it is very difficult to isolate a videocard or CPU and measure power draw separately, PCSTATS measures total system power draw with the aid of an Extech 380803 AC Power Analyzer and A-PFC compliant PC Power and Cooling 750W power supply. The meter is placed between the 120V AC outlet and the PC power supply. By stressing the test platform's graphics solution or processor, it's then possible to measure power draw relative to the PC at an idle state.

The test system is measured at Idle (Windows desktop), Graphics Loaded (3Dmark06) and CPU Loaded (Prime 95) states.

Total System Power Draw
ASUS P7P55D Deluxe

Processor & Graphics Solution

Idle CPU Loaded

Intel Core i5 750
nVidia Geforce GTS250
(Discrete Graphics)

124W 175W
(At desktop) (via Prime95)

Under load the ASUS P7P55D Deluxe motherboard draws 175W. With a videocard stressed in 3D games expect load to go beyond 250W.

Prelude to Testing

The details of how the ASUS P7P55D Deluxe motherboard test system was configured for benchmarking; the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions is indicated below. In the second column are the general specs for the reference platforms this Intel P55 Express based motherboard is to be compared against.

Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results on the next page.

PCSTATS Test System Configurations
Test System
Processor: Intel Core i5 750 (1156)
Clock Speed: 20 x 133 MHz = 2.66 GHz
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 (P55 Express)
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5 (P55 Express)
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R (P55 Express)
ASUS P7P55D Deluxe (P55 Express)
ASUS P7P55D Premium (P55 Express)
Videocard:

ASUS ENGTS250 DK

Memory: 2x 2GB Corsair CMD4GX3M2A1600C8
Memory Speed: DDR3-1333
Hard Drive:

74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740

CDROM:

ASUS BC-1205PT-BD Blu-Ray Drive

Monitor (1080p):

ASUS MK241 24" HD LCD

PowerSupply:

PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 750W

Heatsink:

Intel Reference LGA1156

Software Setup:

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit
Intel 9.1.1.1019
nVIDIA Forceware 190.62

Benchmarks:

SYSMark 2007 Preview
SiSoft Sandra 2009
PCMark Vantage
3DMark06
3DMark Vantage
FEAR

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Contents of Article: ASUS P7P55D Deluxe
 Pg 1.  ASUS P7P55D Deluxe Intel P55 Express Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Special Features and Performance Tools
 Pg 3.  ASUS P7P55D Deluxe Motherboard Highlights
 Pg 4.  Overclocking the BCLK and BIOS
 Pg 5.  — Power Draw and Test System Specs
 Pg 6.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sysmark 2007, SiSoft Sandra - Processor
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sandra - Memory, PCMark Vantage
 Pg 8.  Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark06, Vantage, FEAR
 Pg 9.  Final thoughts: ASUS P7P55D Deluxe mobo

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