EVGA Announce H55/H57 Boards Page: 1

The rush of H55/57 motherboard announcements appears to be upon us, with EVGA stepping up to the plate this time with their lineup.  Unlike Asus who had a total of seven boards, EVGA has gone with a simple three board offering: one mATX H55 board, one ATX H55 board, and one ATX H57 board.

Obviously the more budget-oriented of the set, the mATX H55V is a very barebones affair. The board features one of each general expansion slot (PCI, PCIe x16, PCIe x4, PCIe x1), three display outputs (DVI, VGA, HDMI), 12 USB ports, and six SATA 3.0 ports (one E-SATA).  The H55V is offered with a 2-year warranty.

EVGA H55V Key Specs
• Supports Intel® Socket 1156 Processors
• Intel® H55 Express Chipset
• 4 DIMM Dual-Channel DDR3 1333MHz up to 16GB
• 3 Display outputs 1 DVI, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI
• 12 USB 2.0 ports (four rear panel, eight onboard)
• 6 SATA II Ports supporting 300MB/s (1 E-SATA)
• 1 Gigabit Ethernet Port (10/100/1000)
• 8 Channel Audio

With the ATX offerings, we return to the strong feature set usually seen with EVGA boards.  The EVGA H55 and H57 feature all solid-state capacitors, a 6+1+1 PWM design, EZ voltage read points, dual socket mounting holes (775 and 1156), and the usual enthusiast onboard buttons and software.  The onboard display outputs include not only the standard VGA and DVI, but also the latest DisplayPort output.  With these being the more mainstream options, EVGA has seen fit to equip them with a longer 3-year warranty.

EVGA H55 Key Specs
• Supports Intel® Socket 1156 Processors
• Intel® H55 Express Chipset
• 4 DIMM Dual-Channel DDR3 1333MHz+ up to 16GB
• 2 PCI Express Graphics Expansion slots
• 3 Display outputs 1 DVI, 1 VGA, 1 DisplayPort
• 12 USB 2.0 ports (eight rear panel, four onboard)
• 8 SATA II Ports supporting 300MB/s
• 2 1394 Ports (one onboard one on I/O)
• 1 Gigabit Ethernet Port (10/100/1000)
• 8 Channel Audio

EVGA H57 Key Specs
• Supports Intel® Socket 1156 Processors
• Intel® H57 Express Chipset
• 4 DIMM Dual-Channel DDR3 1333MHz+ up to 16GB
• 3 Display outputs 1 DVI, 1 VGA, 1 DisplayPort
• 14 USB 2.0 ports (eight rear panel, six onboard)
• 8 SATA II Ports supporting 300MB/s
• 2 1394 Ports (one onboard one on I/O)
• 1 Gigabit Ethernet Port (10/100/1000)
• 8 Channel Audio

"The award winning X58 motherboards from EVGA showed that we were serious about designing quality motherboards, the EVGA P55 lineup verified this with over 13 recognitions from Top Review sites. The new H55/H57 based motherboards from EVGA are proof why EVGA motherboards are now the standard for quality." said Bob Klase, VP of Sales at EVGA.

“With the introduction of the Intel® H57 and H55 Express chipsets, new high performance motherboard solutions for Intel’s Core I3, Core I5 & Core I7 Micro Processors, are now broadly available at high volume mainstream price points.” said Steven R Peterson, Director of Intel Platform Marketing, “EVGA is offering a solid lineup of motherboards based on these new chipsets and we are excited to be working with them to bring these to market.”