ASUS launched nothing less than nine different socket LGA1156 motherboard models based on the new Intel P55 chipset. Today we are going to take a look at one that is currently the most expensive socket LGA1156 motherboard from this manufacturer, P5P55D Premium, which comes with SATA-600 ports, an impressive 32-phase voltage regulator circuit, an overclocking remote control, support for SLI and more.
Like other members from P7P55D family, the Premium version has a very sober looks, all black with blue, light gray and dark gray plastic parts. The chipset heatsink and the heatsinks used on the transistors from the voltage regulator circuit are silver and blue with a shape that reminds Superman’s Fortress of Solitude.
Figure 1: ASUS P7P55D Premium motherboard.
Figure 2: Chipset heatsink.
Figure 3: Heatsink from the voltage regulator circuit.