Review of ASRock H55M Pro mainboard based on Intel H55 for Clarkdale with Core i5 661

ASRock H55M Pro is a mATX board featuring with the unique ASRock DuraCap featuring 100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors which can last 2.5 times longer lifespan. The CPU is powered by 4+1 power phase design. For memory aspect, it comes with the world’s fastest Dual Channel DDR3 2600+ (OC), non-ECC, un-buffered memory, 4 DIMM slots, Max. capacity up to 16GB. Supporting 2 PCIE 2.0 x 16 slots which are compatible of running ATI™ CrossFireX™ and Quad CrossFireX™, alongside with 1 PCIE x1 slot, 1 PCI slot, Gigabit Ethernet and 5 SATA2 ports. The rear panel includes connectors for 7.1 ch HD audio, IEEE 1394 port and powered eSATA/USB connector. Particularly, H55M Pro motherboard is equipped with novelty multi-VGA outputs: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI. Please note that Intel processor with integrated graphics is required to utilize these ports.

By adopting Intel’s upcoming graphics integrated processor, ASRock H55M Pro motherboard is able to support Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI 1.3a (Compliant HDMI monitor is required). Not only this, through HDMI audio, it can also support Dolby True HD and DTS HD Master Audio which provides home cinema-style audio.

ASRock exclusive C.C.O. design which allows you to adopt either LGA 775 or 1156 CPU FAN. ASRock H55M Pro motherboard not only come with all our signature functions such as OC DNA, OC Tuner, Intelligent Energy Saver, Instant Boot, Instant Flash, Good Night LED, and ASRock Software Suite, but also born for green computing concept and have achieved European EuP standard as well. As such, ASRock H55M Pro can satisfy all your needs for an ultimate HD graphics machine.

Some other features include Power eSATA/USB ports, 2 x 1394, Ati CrossFireX/Quad CrossFireX using 2 full length PCIe slots.

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