Intel’s 32nm Clarkdale – Nehalem for Everyone

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by Rob Williams on January 3, 2010 in Processors

To help kick 2010 off right, Intel has filled out the rest of its current-gen processor line-up with the help of Westmere. We’re taking a look at the desktop variant here, which brings a lot to the table compared to the previous generation. For those who’ve been holding out for that next affordable PC upgrade, the wait has been worth it.

ASUS’ P7H55D-M EVO – BIOS

I might not much care for Intel’s BIOSes, as I mentioned, but between all others out there, my favorite over time has been the ones ASUS has put out. Similar to Intel’s own BIOSes, ASUS uses a top-menu for the sorting of things, which I’ve come to like. It’s easier to go from left to right than it is up to down, across a two-sided menu. Plus, as soon as you go to a top-menu, it’s automatically opened, so there’s no need to hit Enter.

Like its desktop boards, the BIOS here is very robust, and as mentioned before, it focuses quite a bit on overclocking. The box boasts DDR3-2133 support, and with the 8+3 phase solution, along with the robust BIOS, high overclocks can, and will be reached. And quite easily, as we’ll see later in the article.

As I did with the Intel BIOS page, I’ll let the screenshots here speak for themselves. As ASUS’ board is the first non-Intel we received, it will be the first H55 board we officially review. If all goes well, I hope to get that up later this week.

Rob Williams

Rob founded Techgage in 2005 to be an 'Advocate of the consumer', focusing on fair reviews and keeping people apprised of news in the tech world. Catering to both enthusiasts and businesses alike; from desktop gaming to professional workstations, and all the supporting software.

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