There isn't a lot dramatically new to this motherboard or chipset, but we can see a few interesting things. First, the board sports only four DDR3 memory slots because the Core i5 processors will only have a dual channel memory controller. The LGA1136 processor socket is a bit smaller than the the LGA1366 for the Core i7 CPUs. There are what looks to be 10 SATA ports on the right hand side of the motherboard and three PCI Express x16 slots (likely a single full x16 and a two x8).
Gigabyte shows off P55 Core i5 motherboard
Posted on Monday, Apr 27 2009 @ 15:07 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Gigabyte showed off an upcoming P55 based motherboard for the Intel Core i5 processor at the Gigabyte Open Overclocking Championship (GOOC) 2009 in Los Angeles.