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The EVGA P55 FTW is an enthusiast level motherboard designed for the Intel Core i5/i7 processor family.

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Pros

quality look, feel and packaging

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dedicated buttons on the bottom of the board for switching BIOSes, power, reset, and clearing the BIOS in the event you screw up

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great power consumption - improved idle and load power draw over the vast majority of competing P55 boards

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great fan control BIOS options

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3 x PCIe 16x slots for multiple video card setups

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great price:performance value for the computer enthusiast

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includes the ECP (EVGA Control Panel) - a small external chip that mimics the onboard power / reset / reset CMOS and BIOS error code display

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slick aesthetic

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passively cooled - no small annoyingly noisy fans

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well implemented 12+2 power phase design - designed to supply a large amount of clean power for better overclocking

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Cons

overkill for most users - even the average gamer / overclocker

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ECP looks basic (printed circuit board) doesn't include mounting brackets for fixing it to the chassis

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limited back panel USB ports (6)

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somewhat high price for the average consumer

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The EVGA P55 FTW is an enthusiast level motherboard designed for the Intel Core i5/i7 processor family. A total of 4 DDR3 memory slots provide a maximum capacity of 16GB at speeds up to 2600MHz. In terms of expansion, this board includes 2 PCI Express x16 / x8 slots, plus 1 additional PCIe x4 slot and 1 PCIe x1 slot. This enables 2-way SLI, meaning users can harness the power of 2 individual graphics cards at once. For storage, EVGA has integrated 8 SATA II connections plus 2 additional E-SATA ports. A total 13 USB and 2 FireWire ports have been incorporated as well. For sound, the P55 FTW includes 8 channel HD audio. Enthusiast features include 3 BIOSes with an onboard switch, plus a reset and power button built-in to an external control panel. An overclock button (“Dummy OC”) has also been integrated.

Features/Specs
  • Core i5 / Core i7 compatible (Socket 1156)
  • ATX form factor
  • PCIe (x16/x8) x 2, PCIe (x4) x 1, PCIe (x1) x 1
  • SLI/CrossFire Support 2-Way + PhysX
  • 8 x Serial ATA 3 Gb/s
  • 4x DDR3 memory slots (2600MHz+)
  • 2 x eSATA
  • 13 x USB 2.0, 2 x FireWire
  • Integrated gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
  • High Definition Audio (8 channel)
  • ECP V2 (external control panel)
  • Triple BIOS support
  • Onboard Clear CMOS, Power and Reset buttons
  • Dummy OC
  • 3 Year warranty
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