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ASUS P7P55D Premium and Maximus III Formula Video Preview

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ASUS has more than a few P55 offerings...

In case you somehow missed it, our Intel Lynnfield processor coverage went online earlier in the week in the form of a review of the Core i7-870 and Core i5-750.  If you haven't given that a read you should definitely do so - I think you'll find the performance of these new CPUs to be very impressive. 

However, we are still trying to find a way to plow through all of the P55 chipset motherboards we received over the course of the last month.  I made this short video preview of a pair of ASUS boards and thought I would post it here for anyone interested in either the P7P55D Premium or Maximus III Formula offerings.


Of course, I know many of you still want the pictorial breakdown of these motherboards, so we have that for you as well.  I previously posted some images of the P7P55D Premium motherboard, so head over to that article for details on it and you can look below for the Maximus III Formula photos.

The Maximus III Formula comes with a good amount of accessories including the X-Fi audio riser card, SATA cables and USB cable for external overclocking functionality.



A very attractive design for people into geeky style...



The Maximus III Formula has a lot of power regulation to help with overclocking on the board.



Four DIMM channels support dual-channel DDR3 memory at overclocked speeds of up to 2133 MHz.



The two red  PCIe x16 slots are powered by the CPU-integrated PCI Express and support both SLI and CrossFire configurations.



There are dedicated power and reset buttons on the bottom of the board.



The Maximus III Formula actually sports 11 SATA/eSATA connections!



There are quite a few USB ports integrated on the back plane as well as a BIOS reset button and ROG Connect (external overclocking) button.



These two JMicron chips power the other 5 SATA channels not powered by the P55 chipset.



ASUS did smartly put a protective plastic tab under the CPU socket arm where it would normally contact the PCB.  This is just for safety's sake.

Thanks for looking at these new motherboards with us and we will have full reviews of both of them very soon.  Stay tuned!

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