ASUS P7H55D-M EVO Motherboard Review :: Conclusion

01-03-2010 · Category: Motherboards

By Elric Phares

ASUS P7H55D-M EVO Motherboard Review

In terms of target market, the ASUS P7H55D-M EVO board fits the bill as the cornerstone of a digital home theater PC. The integrated graphics are good enough to run Blu-ray discs when paired with a powerful processor like the Core i5-661 CPU used in the testing. The board has the HDMI outputs that most HDTVs have on the market today and also has a DVI-D and VGA for monitor connections. The integrated graphics is only adequate at best for gaming, with casual gaming titles and mainstream gaming titles a good fit for the limited graphics. If you want to build a gaming computer with this motherboard you can, you'll need a CPU like the Core i7 870 plus a powerful graphics card like the Radeon HD 5870 or 5970 in the PCI Express x16 slot. The one downside of this board is the total lack of RAID, which is an option on the P55 and H57 chipsets.