Intel DH55TC Motherboard - Core i5 661 CPU Review :: Conclusion

01-03-2010 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

Intel DH55TC Motherboard - Core i5 661 CPU Review

Realizing that the majority of computer users use their computer for other tasks than playing Dirt 2 or Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Intel's new Clarkdale CPU accomplishes two tasks. Full support of Blu-ray playback and encoding by the on-CPU integrated graphics of the Core i5-661 make this combination an attractive choice for Home Theater PC owners. The integrated graphics on the CPU is faster by far than the onboard graphics of the GMA 4500 HD solution and it works with Intel's new LGA-1156 interface. The DH55TC motherboard does the job for a HTPC user with integrated sound and a small form factor as well as support for the GMA HD integrated graphics that exists on the CPU. This is a new era in integrated graphics as AMD will soon follow suit with on-CPU graphics on their CPUs. I give Intel a Hot Product Award for innovation in technology and being first to market with this type of solution. Hot Product Winner