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The MSi H55M-ED55 is a mid-range to high-end microATX motherboard similar to the MSi H55M-E33.

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Pros

can handle 2x CrossFireX setups smoothly

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plenty of USB ports and headers for as many peripherals as you'll ever need

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has 6 SATA ports, more than enough for most systems

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competitively priced for a LGA1156 supporting motherboard

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ideal for building a high-performance gaming machine

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Cons

none of the SATA ports have 6Gbps connectivity

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while there are two PCIe x16 slots, only one of them offers a full 16 lanes of bandwidth while the other one just does 4

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The MSi H55M-ED55 is a mid-range to high-end microATX motherboard similar to the MSi H55M-E33. The H55M-ED55 sports a number of significant improvements over the H55M-E33, most notably: ATI CrossFireX support, an eSATA port and MSi's OC Genie technology. Otherwise, the two motherboards sport the same basic features, including: an LGA1156 CPU socket, support for up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM and an integrated graphics unit.

The H55M-ED55's OC Genie technology automatically detects your system's hardware and decides on the safest overclock settings, making overclocking easier and safer. Its integrated graphics unit allows the H55M-ED55 to handle 1080p HD video out-of-the-box while its dual PCIe x16 expansion slots and ATI CrossFireX support allow the H55M-ED55 to be upgraded with up to two matching ATI GPUs for greater graphical performance. Additionally, the H55M-ED55's LGA1156 CPU socket provides support for any Intel Core i3, i5 or i7-8xx processor while its 4 DIMM slots allow for up to 16GB of dual-channel DDR3 RAM with data transfer rates of 1066 and 1333 MHz or 1600, 2000 and 2133 MHz by way of overclocking.

Features 
  • LGA1156 CPU socket supports Intel Core i3, i5 and i7-8xx processors
  • Supports up to 16GB of dual-channel DDR3 RAM @ 1066 or 1333 MHz and 1600, 2000 and 2133 MHz (O.C.)
  • Integrated GPU provides 1080p HD support
  • OC Genie technology
  • ATI CrossFireX support
  • 2 x PCIe x16, 1 x PCIe x1, 1 x PCI
  • 6 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x eSATA
  • 6 x SATA II
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