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

01-03-2010 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun
  • Intel DH55TC motherboard
  • Driver CD
  • Rear I/O plate

Intel DH55TC Motherboard - Core i5 661 CPU Review Box

Box

Intel DH55TC Motherboard - Core i5 661 CPU Review Rear of box

Rear of box

Intel DH55TC Motherboard - Core i5 661 CPU Review Bundle

Bundle

Intel DH55TC Motherboard - Core i5 661 CPU Review Documentation

Documentation


Intel bundled their DH55TC motherboard in their standard blue box for their motherboards. The front cover has the name of the board the supporting CPUs listed, and Intel's Great Computing Starts Here logo. The rear of the box has the features of the board listed along with a short description of the features of the board. Opening the box we find that Intel has sent us the bare bones kit without the SATA cables one would expect to find in a retail bundle.


Intel DH55TC Motherboard - Core i5 661 CPU Review Realtek CP

Realtek CP

Intel DH55TC Motherboard - Core i5 661 CPU Review Speaker

Speaker

Intel DH55TC Motherboard - Core i5 661 CPU Review 3D CP

3D CP

Intel DH55TC Motherboard - Core i5 661 CPU Review Monitor CP

Monitor CP


Intel has really worked on their drivers for the graphics chips on the board. The main 3D display control panel has settings for texture quality, Anisotropic Filtering, Vertex Processing and Vertical Sync. Still no force AA setting available, but they do have AF in the driver level. The Display menu has the display type, the resolution, the color depth, the refresh rate rotation and scaling menus. Intel used to have a compatibility list a mile long with their GMA 950 integrated graphics due to its inability to do T+L. Today their games compatibility list is much shorter.