In the first Preview on eTeknix, we are proud to introduce the first LGA-1156 motherboard in the UK, the Asus P7P55D Evo, which is designed to use the new Lynnfield processors that Intel will hopefully be releasing in a few months time.
The first of these should be Core i5 750 clocked at 2.66 GHz and confusingly we should also see i7 1156 socket processors in early 2010 with the 860 and 870 clocked at 2.8 GHz and 2.93 GHz respectively.
It’s worth mentioning before we get started that this preview is based on a pre-production motherboard, so some of the specifications may be altered before it goes in to mass production ready for a September release to coincide with Intel’s i5 launch.
Let’s first look at the board’s name, Asus P7P55D Evo, while it first may look like a mouthful it’s actually fairly simple. The P7 denotes that this board is a LGA-1156 socket board, Asus use P6 for LGA-1366, while the P55 refers to the new Intel P55 Express chipset that this board features.
Read the rest of the review here.