ASUS P7P55D Premium and Maximus III Formula Video Preview
ASUS has more than a few P55 offerings...
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.
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.