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ASUS P7P55D-E Pro Intel P55 Express Motherboard Review

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro Intel P55 Express Motherboard Review  - PCSTATS
Abstract: The latest round of Intel P55 Express motherboards brings with it new capabilities like SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0 support. The age of waiting for your computer to transfer large bittorrent MKV files is nearly over - this is the year of high bandwidth! The ASUS P7P55D-E Pro is an enticing motherboard; it comes with SATA 6Gb/s support and USB 3.0...
 87% Rating:   
Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: ASUS May 11 2010   Julian Apong  
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Power Draw and Test System Specs

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) and CPU Loaded (Prime 95) states.

Total System Power Draw
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro

Processor & Graphics Solution

Idle CPU Loaded

Intel Core i5 750
nVidia Geforce GTS250
(Discrete Graphics)

125W 175W
(At desktop) (via Prime95)

The ASUS P7P55D-E Pro system draws a reasonable 175W of power under full CPU load. That's a little less than the Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P draws under full load, and that's also carting around an extra USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s controllers.

Prelude to Benchmarks

The details of how the ASUS P7P55D-E Pro 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 - Intel Core i5 Reference System - AMD Phenom II X4 Reference System - Intel Core i7
Processor:

Intel Core i5 750
(45nm)

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
(45nm)

Intel Core i7 920
(45nm)
Clock Speed: 20 x 133 MHz = 2.66 GHz 16 x 200 MHz = 3.2 GHz 20 x 133 MHz = 2.67 GHz
Socket: Socket LGA1156 Socket AM3 / AM2+ Socket LGA1366
Motherboard:

Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6* (P55 Express)
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 (P55 Express)
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5 (P55 Express)
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P* (P55 Express)
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R (P55 Express)
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro* (P55 Express)
ASUS P7P55D Premium* (P55 Express)
ASUS P7P55D Deluxe (P55 Express)

Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P (AMD 790FX)
Gigabyte
GA-MA785G-UD3H (AMD 785G)
Gigabyte
GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (AMD 785G)
MSI
785GM-E65 (AMD 785G)
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (AMD 785G)
MSI Eclipse Plus (X58 Express)
MSI X58 Platinum (X58 Express)
Videocard:

ASUS ENGTS250 DK
(Geforce GTS250)

Memory:

2x 2GB Corsair XMS3-1600C9

2x 2GB Corsair XMS3-1600C8

3x 2GB Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D DDR3
Memory Speed: DDR3-1333 DDR3-1066 DDR3-1066

74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740 (3GB/s SATA II)
*2TB Segate Barracuda XT (6GB/s SATA III) for Marvell 9128 Compliant boards

Optical Drive:

ASUS BC-1205PT-BD

Power Supply:

PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 750W

Heatsink:

Intel Reference 1156 Heatsink

Athlon64 K8 Reference Heatsink Intel Reference 1366 Heatsink
Monitor (1080p):

ASUS MK241 24" HD LCD

Software Setup:

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

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
AMD Catalyst 9.12
nVIDIA Forceware 195.62

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
Intel INF 9.1.0.1012
nVIDIA Forceware 182.08

Benchmarks:
System Benchmarks:
SYSmark 2007
PCMark Vantage
SiSoft Sandra 2009

Gaming B/M:
3DMark06
3DMark Vantage
FEAR

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Contents of Article: ASUS P7P55D-E Pro
 Pg 1.  ASUS P7P55D-E Pro Intel P55 Express Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  PLX Bridge Chipset and Intel P55 Express
 Pg 3.  Motherboard Highlights Photo Gallery
 Pg 4.  Overclocking For fun and Profit / BIOS Screenshots
 Pg 5.  — Power Draw and Test System Specs
 Pg 6.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sysmark 2007
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra - Processor
 Pg 8.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sandra - Memory
 Pg 9.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage
 Pg 10.  Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark06, 3DMark Vantage, FEAR
 Pg 11.  ASUS P7P55D-E Pro - Future Proof Motherboard

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