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EVGA P55 FTW LGA 1156 ATX Motherboard Review

Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: eVGA

Introduction and Specifications

EVGA unleashes P55 FTW into enthusiast-class motherboard market


Photo courtesy of EVGA

The oft-desired EVGA P55 FTW includes the rock-solid P55 chipset, a 12+2 phase power design, and support for dual channel DDR3 2600MHz memory. The board also showcases a black and grey color scheme and includes onboard clear CMOS, power, and reset buttons. This board also has a host of other features unique to higher-end EVGA boards like EVbot and triple BIOS support.

Photo courtesy of EVGA

The P55 FTW is EVGA's lowest option in their enthusiast series of P55-based motherboards. The board's graphics options are optimized for SLI video card configurations and includes three PCI-E slots running at x16, X8, and x4 speeds.  EVGA's higher-end P55 boards all include VDroop control, solid state capacitors, and enhanced overclocking options through the BIOS and overclocking software.

Photo courtesy of EVGA

One of the coolest items EVGA included with the EVGA Control Panel V2, which is an external panel that houses an LED post code display, power and reset buttons, clear CMOS button, voltage options for the CPU VCore and VTT. EVGA also included quite a few accessories like SATA cables, two molex to SATA power connectors, and an SLI bridge.

EVGA P55 FTW technical specifications (taken from EVGA's website)


  • Based on Intel P55 chipset
  • Supports Intel Socket 1156 Processors


  • 4 x 240-pin DIMM sockets
  • Dual Channel DDR3
  • Maximum of 16GB of DDR3 2600MHz+

Expansion Slots

  • 2 x PCIe x16/x8, 1 x PCIe x4, 1 x PCIe x1
  • 2 x 32-bit PCI, support for PCI 2.1

Storage I/O

  • 0 x UltraDMA133
  • 8 x Serial ATA 300MB/sec with support for RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 0+1, RAID5, JBOD

Integrated Peripherals

  • 8 Channel High Definition
  • 2 x 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN

Multi I/O

  • 1 x PS2 Keyboard
  • 13 x USB2.0 ports (7 external + 6 internal headers)
  • Audio connector (Line-in, Line-out, MIC)


Form Factor

  • ATX Form Factor
  • Length: 12in - 304.8mm
  • Width: 9.6in - 243.84mm

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