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ASUS P7P55D Deluxe Review



Obviously one motherboard isn't going to outperform another by a huge amount, but there are almost always performance differences. Almost as important as these differences in performance are the board's layout and features. To me, layout is actually more important than performance. If I was offered two boards, one with a great layout and one that was a complete mess, only the messy board performed better, I'd still take the board with the nice layout.

The P7P55D Deluxe is not a board I'd pass up because of a faulty layout. Just looking at the board, you can tell that Asus put a lot of thought into the design. The funny thing is, Asus is not embarrassed to let you know this. Right on the box is Asus's "Xtreme Design" Logo. This is not a criticism – I believe that the P7P55D Deluxe deserves this logo on the box. It's got just about everything you could want. You want to overclock in Windows? BAM! Asus gives you TurboV and the TurboV remote. You want a board that is hard to kill with static? BAM! Asus gives you anti-EMI diodes. You want a motherboard that runs cooler and lasts longer? BAM! Asus gives you the Stack Cool 3+ technology and uses Xtreme Durable Capacitors rated at 5000 hours of run time. Asus even went as far as to make sure the entire motherboard was symmetrical. Don't believe me? Take a look at how the memory modules align with the CPU socket. It's almost as if the designers just hit the "center" button, only it worked in the real world. Asus also included the nifty MemOK! button.

The P7P55D Deluxe offers more than just cool features. Its performance was great, and it offered delicious overclockability. I can't think of a single con for this board. With that being said, I'd recommend this board to anyone wanting to utilize the new LGA 1156 socket. Great job, Asus!



  • EMI Diodes
  • TurboV remote
  • Xtreme Design
  • Xtreme Phase
  • Xtreme Durable Capacitors
  • Stack Cool 3+
  • Great Layout
  • Memory OK! button
  • Overclocking
  • Stability
  • Price



  • None


OCC Gold

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Bundled Accesories)
  3. Closer Look (The Motherboard)
  4. Closer Look (Drivers & Programs)
  5. Closer Look (The Bios)
  6. Closer Look (The Bios Continued)
  7. Specifications & Features
  8. Testing (Setup & Overclocking)
  9. Testing: Apophysis, WinRAR
  10. Testing: Excel, PCMark Vantage
  11. Testing: SiSoft Sandra 2009
  12. Testing: Sciencemark 2.0, Cinebench 10, HDTune 2.55
  13. Testing: Far Cry 2
  14. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  15. Testing: Bioshock
  16. Testing: Call Of Duty: World at War
  17. Testing: Dead Space
  18. Testing: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
  19. Testing: Left 4 Dead
  20. Testing: 3DMark06 Professional
  21. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  22. Conclusion
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