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

01-03-2010 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun
  • Support for the Intel Core i7 and i5 processors on the LGA-1156 package
  • Intel H55 chipset
  • Dual Channel DDR3
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16 graphics solution
  • Intel High Definition Audio

Intel DH55TC Motherboard - Core i5 661 CPU Review

Part Number DH55TC
Manufacturer Intel
Chipset H55 Express
North Bridge N/A
Socket LGA-1156
Memory speed DDR3 1600 (OC)
CPU Core i7, Core i5, Core i3
Number of CPUs 1
QPI Up to 4.8GT/second
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Channels Double
Maximum Memory 16GB
External Graphics PCI Express x16 2.0 x1
SATA 3.0 GB/s
LAN 10/100/1000
Firewire N/A
BIOS Intel
Form Factor Micro ATX

Intel DH55TC Motherboard - Core i5 661 CPU Review

The DH55HC is based upon the H55 chipset from Intel. This chipset along with the Clarkdale processors is the first 55 series motherboard to support integrated graphics on the CPU. The H55 PCH supports up to six SATA ports, 14 USB 2.0 ports, Intel High Definition Audio and has the Display Controller, as the Intel LGA-1156 CPUs also have to work on the P55 chipset without integrated graphics.

Intel's DH55TC motherboard has the full array of display connectors including VGA, DVI-D and HDMI. This allows the user to use the most common of the display connectors on the market with only DisplayPort not on the board. You can use the DVI and the HDMI together in dual monitor mode. One cool feature of the new board is memory support for DDR3 1600MHZ when overclocked.