ASUS has introduced the P7P55D-E Premium, the company's first motherboard to support both USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps support. Unfortunately only two of the 12 USB ports offer USB 3.0 support, and only two of the six SATA ports offers SATA 6Gbps. The motherboard will soon be available for $299.
ASUS today announces a range of enhanced motherboard solutions that deliver true USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s data throughput. The ASUS Xtreme Design P7P55D-E Series motherboards feature onboard support while the ASUS Xtreme Design P7P55D Series utilize ASUS U3S6 PCIe x4 expansion cards to deliver the latest USB and SATA data transfer capabilities. Equipped with the Intel® P55 Express chipset, the P7P55D-E / P7P55D Series support the latest LGA 1156 socket for Intel® Core™ i7/Core™ i5 Processors. Additionally, they also feature exclusive Hybrid Technology-Hybrid Processor, Hybrid Phase, and Hybrid OS-offering intelligent performance enhancements, active cooling, and rapid online access.
Faster than Ever-True USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s Performance with Bridge Chip
ASUS' unique expansion bridge* fully unleashes USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s transfer rates for both the P7P55D-E Series and the U3S6 expansion card. This specially-designed onboard IC doubles the bandwidth of the PCIe interface from Gen 1 to Gen 2, delivering ten times faster USB 3.0 throughput than the previous USB 2.0 standard. Additionally, by eliminating transmission bottlenecks, the expansion bridge increases hard disk read and write speeds by up to 50%**. Transferring a 20GB high definition movie now takes less than 70 seconds, while a 4MB song requires less than 0.01 sec. Similarly, by inserting the ASUS U3S6 PCIe x4 expansion card into P7P55D Series motherboards, users can achieve the same rapid throughput with the latest USB 3.0 devices and SATA 6 Gb/s hard disks.
Hybrid Features for Optimized Performance, Dynamic Cooling, and Rapid Online Access
The ASUS P7P55D-E/P7P55D Series includes new Xtreme Design innovations-Hybrid Processors, Hybrid Phase Technology and Hybrid OS for optimized performance and enhanced stability. Hybrid Processors enable intuitive, real-time overclocking and automatic performance tuning for processing power and speeds associated with a higher-end CPUs. For enhanced stability, the P7P55D-E and P7P55D Series include the world's leading Hybrid Phase power feature, which combines multi-phase power delivery with real-time phase balancing to improve cooling of active components. Users can also rapidly access online applications such as Skype, Instant Messaging, and over 1,000 Flash-based games with Express Gate. Additionally, with Windows® 7 drivers included, users can conveniently start using Windows® 7 and experience its benefits.
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Re: ASUS P7P55D-E Premium comes with USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps by Anonymous on Thursday, October 29 2009 @ 13:33:39 CET
Thank you Asus. Maybe you could send a memo to Intel to show them how it was done. Apparently they want a year or two to figure it out and could probably use your help...
Re: ASUS P7P55D-E Premium comes with USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps by Anonymous on Thursday, October 29 2009 @ 13:38:49 CET