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Old December 24, 2009, 05:40 AM
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Default windwithme's LGA 1156 review part5-DFI LANParty DK P55-T3eH9 Overclocking test

LGA 1156 is the latest Intel platform which announced two months ago.
P55 is the first chipset designed for the new platform; and at this moment, there are three LGA 1156 CPUs in retail,
Core i5-750, i7-860 & i7-870. By following Intel’s marketing segmentation, almost every MB manufacturers launched P55 product for mainstream to mid-high market.

DFI LANParty launched P55 later than other brands; finally, we found DFI P55 in market in the end of October.
Recently, we also heard some news about DFI’s P55 in mini-ITX form factor, maybe DFI want to create a different segment for P55?

DFI LANParty launched P55 later than other brands; finally, we found DFI P55 in market in the end of October.
Recently, we also heard some news about DFI’s P55 in mini-ITX form factor, maybe DFI want to create a different segment for P55?

The product I review today is DK version, the mid-range product in LANParty series.
The full marketing name is “DFI LANParty DK P55-T3eH9”. (DK P55 for short).

You can find blue & black color on package; DFI adopts this pattern since early 2009.


Accessories
User manual, ABS manual (auto overclocking), DVD driver disc, I/O shield, Crossfire & SLI bridge, USB cable (for BIOSecure function).


DFI LANParty DK-P55 T3eH9




Bottom left of DK P55
3 PCIe, supports 2-way CrossfireX & SLI with Physics (Bandwidth: x16/ x4/ x0 or x8/ x4/x8)
2 PCIe x1
2 PCI
Intel 82587DV GbE LAN, Debug LED
Realtek ALC 885 for 7.1 channels HD audio


Bottom right of DK P55
6 SATA II connectors in orange (RAID 0/1/0+1/5 function from P55 chipset)
2 SATA II connectors in black (RAID 0/1 function from JMB322)
Power/ Reset buttons


Upper right
4 DDR3 DIMM in Dual channel architecture; ready for DDR3 1066/ 1333/ 1600/ 1800(OC); max capacity is 16GB (4G x 4)
You should OC DDR3 to reach 1800MHz. You can also find 24-pin DC in connector here.


Upper left
LGA 1156 socket
PWM: 6 phase for CPU, 2 phase for VTT, 1 phase for the incoming Clarkdale.


I/O
4 USB 2.0
1 power eSATA/ 1 USB 2.0
1 optical/ Coaxial S/PDIF
1 RJ-45 LAN port
1 Clear CMOS button
1 mini USB port for BIOSecure


Cooler module for DK P55

Last edited by windwithme; December 24, 2009 at 06:17 AM. Reason: windwithme's LGA 1156 review part5-DFI LANParty DK P55-T3eH9 Overclocking test
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