ASUS 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 feature laden ATX and micro-ATX models. Featuring exclusive GPU Boost technology, the series delivers a rich visual experience and smooth video performance with Intel's latest HD capable integrated graphics capable processors. Built with Xtreme Design features, the P7H57D/P7H55 Series delivers optimized performance while remain energy-efficient. The ATX based P7H57D-V EVO also supports next-generation USB 3.0 and SATA 6G technology.
The P7H57D/P7H55 Series features GPU Boost technology which enables users to adjust the GPU frequency and enhance system performance quickly and easily. GPU Boost overclocking options are accessed through a user interface in Asus' Exclusive Turbo V EVO utility. Additionally, GPU Boost helps lower energy consumption through the use of the ASUS Energy Processing Unit (EPU) engine. The EPU detects the onboard HD graphics processor load and moderates power output in response to varying requirements.
A PCIe X4 Bridge Chip delivers SATA 6G and USB 3.0 performance that maximizes the transfer rates of SATA 6Gb/s hard drives and delivers data transfer speeds up to 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 a second. ASUS' expansion chip also affords the ability to ensure SLI or CrossFireX configurations without affecting SATA 6G or USB 3.0 performance on selected models.
With Xtreme Design innovations such as Hybrid Processors, the P7H57D-V EVO/P7H55-M Series delivers real-time overclocking as well as automatic performance tuning. Users can access Asus' Turbo Profile option via the bios for quick overclocks. For even higher levels or performance users can access the Turbo V EVO application and use the Auto Tuning feature to quickly overclock the system based on three presets. Users can also employ the Auto Tuning process that will automatically maximize the platform overclock while retaining full stability in applications and games.
The ASUS P7H57D-V EVO, P7H55D-M EVO, and P7H55-M PRO motherboards will be available at leading online retailers starting on January 7th 2010.