ASUS introduces three motherboards that are compatible with Intel's latest 32nm Clarkdale and Arrandale processors. The P7H55D-M EVO and P7H55-M Pro motherboards do not support Intel's Rapid Storage technology and feature less PCI-Express x1 lanes and USB ports in comparison to the P7H57D-V EVO motherboard, which uses the H57 chipset. Both H55 motherboards have atleast one PCI-Express x16 slot, six SATA II 3.0 Gbit/s ports, Gigabit Ethernet an 7.1-channel audio. The P7H57D-V EVO has two additional SATA 3.0 ports, capable of up to 6,0 Gbit/s transfer. Two USB 3.0 connectors are also present. The four memory slots accomodate DDR3 in a dual-channel configuration.
All three boards feature D-Sub, DVI and HDMI connectors, as well as ASUS' EPU (Energy Processing Unit), which is to reduce the power consumption of the chipset and processor. The GPU Boost technology allows the GPU chip to be easily overclocked by means of the Turbo V EVO application.
ASUS reports that the motherboards are to be released somewhere by the end of this week.