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Yesterday we got some information on the coming mini-ITX Intel P55 motherboard from DFI. Back then we couldn’t tell you much about the specifications of the board but we would return when we could, and now we can. We have both pictures and specifications to share. DFI will launch it part of the LAN Party family and despite limited surface there are plenty of functions to like.

Except from supporting LGA1156 processors the motherboard sports dual DDR3 memory slots and to improve overclocking DFI has supplied the board with 6-phase digital power circuitry. Below is the complete list of specifications.


Intel P55 Express Chipset


Socket-LGA 1156 for Intel Core i5/i7


6-Phase Digital PWM


Dual-channel memory architecture


2 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets max 8GB


Supports unbuffered, single/double-side DDR3 1066/1333/ 1600 DIMMs


Supports x8/x16, non-ECC and ECC

Expansion Slots

1 PCIe x16 Slot


3 SATAII ports (RAID 0 / 1 / 0+1 / 5)


10 USB2.0 ports (6 on rear panel/ 4 via on-board connectors)


7.1CH HD audio with Creative X-Fi technology


1 GbE LAN by Intel 82578DC


One Power eSATA port in rear panel

Below are pictures of the board where we really see how the P55 platform gains a lot from having the northbridge inside the CPU. Price and availability is uncertain, but the board is ready for launch.


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