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ASUS P7P55D Premium Intel P55 Express Motherboard Review
ASUS P7P55D Premium Intel P55 Express Motherboard Review  - PCSTATS
The ASUS P7P55D Premium is a good representation of overclocking tools, power saving features and tweaks: TurboV Evo, Hybrid Phase, ExpressGate, MemOK, EPU, Fan Xpert and Stack Cool 3+ in moment. Gamers can install two videocards in the board's twin PCI Express 2.0 x16 videocard slots.
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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) and CPU Loaded (Prime 95) states.

Total System Power Draw
ASUS P7P55D Premium

Processor & Graphics Solution

Idle CPU Loaded

Intel Core i5 750
nVidia Geforce GTS250
(Discrete Graphics)

120W 184W
(At desktop) (via Prime95)

While idle, the ASUS P7P55D Premium based test system draws just 120W of power. Under CPU load power consumption rises moderately to 184W.

Prelude to Benchmarks

The details of how the ASUS P7P55D Premium motherboard test system was configured for benchmarking, including the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions are indicated in the chart below.

The other columns contain specs for the reference platforms this Intel P55 Express based platform is to be compared against. Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results.

PCSTATS Test System Configurations
test system - intel core i5 reference system - amd phenom ii x4 reference system - intel core i7

intel Core i5 750

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T*

Intel Core i7 920
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

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 Premium* (P55 Express)
ASUS P7P55D Deluxe (P55 Express)
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro (P55 Express)

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula* (AMD 890FX)
Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD7* (AMD 890FX)
Biostar TA890FXE* (AMD 890FX)
MSI 890FXA-GD70* (AMD 890FX)
Biostar TA890GXE (AMD 890GX)

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

(Geforce GTS250)


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:


Power Supply:

PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 750W


Intel Reference 1156 Heatsink

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


Software Setup:

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit
nVIDIA Forceware 190.62

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
AMD Catalyst 9.12
nVIDIA Forceware 195.62

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
Intel INF
nVIDIA Forceware 182.08

System Benchmarks:
SYSmark 2007
PCMark Vantage
SiSoft Sandra 2009

Gaming B/M:
3DMark Vantage

Streamlined Motherboard Benchmark Results

Based on some helpful reader feedback, PCSTATS has tweaked its traditional approach to motherboard benchmarks in an effort to provide the opinions you seek in a more convenient format. We urge you to look over the next few pages of benchmark comparison charts to see how this platform stacks up against comparable systems and competing systems. However, instead of breaking down commentary for each and every individual results chart, we'll address overall performance in the closing paragraphs of this review where a more comprehensive overreaching impression can be drawn. If you'd like to chime in with your own thoughts on this revised approach to motherboard benchmark results, send PCSTATS your comments here.

First up, the 2 hour long Sysmark 2007 system-oriented benchmark which provides a good overall frame of reference. Let's find out how the ASUS P7P55D Premium test system stacks up when it comes to general office applications, content creation and day-to-day software task....

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Contents of Article: ASUS P7P55D Premium
 Pg 1.  ASUS P7P55D Premium Intel P55 Express Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  ASUS Q-DIMM Memory Slots
 Pg 3.  Detailed View of the Motherboard
 Pg 4.  Overclocking and BIOS Highlights
 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
 Pg 11.  Motherboard Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 12.  Conclusions - To buy or not to buy?

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