EVGA is a performance company; from their unique GTX275 Co-Op graphics card, to their award winning FTW Series of motherboards. However, in an effort to bring Intel’s Lynnfield CPU to the everyday user they have introduced the newest P55 board to date -enter the P55 V series.
Sometimes keeping it simple is best. Although many have come to love EVGA and all the features provided on their boards, the common person who wants a simple build usually pays a premium to do so. The P55 V is looking to change that ideology without sacrificing their quality in the process.
The board pairs PCI-E slots at 8x/8X with SLI capabilities inbetween, 2 PCI-e 1x lanes. No PCI or IDE connectors can be found as they have been phased out of many upcoming boards to date. SATA connectivity is provided by 5 internal SATA II ports and 1 eSATA connector located on the rear.
DDR3 support is of course standard although frequency is a modest 1333MHz. This isn’t a deal breaker though, as this board is mainstream and not enthusiast focused. As well, gone are most of the overclocking features we are used to seeing, along with EVGA’s typical cooling aolutions found more commonly on their P55 FTW and SLI series.
With a estimated price of $119.99USD , this is sure to get many everyday users to give EVGA a try on their new Lynnfield. Availability however has yet to be determined.