Since P55 was introduced, it seems like I’ve seen nonstop complaints about options for running multiple graphics cards. This is because most P55 boards only have a total of 16x PCIe lanes available, to be divided between however many cards Read More
This article will be editorial in nature, full of my opinions. I’m a bencher, so my views will not be based on gaming performance, or how “cool” it looks in a LAN box. The ASUS Rampage II Extreme is the top of the line for ASUS, as such, it better be worth it. My goals and expectations are simple, meet or exceed the performance of my current eVGA E758. Ideally I want to see a 230 Base Clock and decent Tri-SLI performance. Read More
Since the release of Intel’s P55 platform, a seemingly endless number of motherboards have been popping up, ranging from under $100 for basic entry-level boards to close to $300 for feature-packed overclocking powerhouses. MSI’s top end 1156 motherboard, right around the middle of the P55 price range, is the P55-GD80. With all of the features and overclocking options, I was very excited when MSI sent me this board for testing.
Since the introduction of the P55/Lynnfield platform a few months ago, I’ve had the opportunity to test several P55 motherboards. Each has had it’s own advantages, as well as it’s own quirks and bugs. But every time I test a new board, I always come back to this one: Gigabyte P55 UD6.