During Computex earlier this year we heard alot about Lynnfield and its accompanying P55 chipset that will soon be making its way to market. Lynnfield is the new LGA1156 socket base for supporting Core i7 and Core i5 processors, designed to take on the mainstream, where the current Core i7 and upcoming Core i9 will be aimed at the high end to extreme users.
P55 is Intel's newest chipset to come out. This is the mainstream brother to the X58 chipset, which we all knew was coming anyway. P35 came after X38, P45 came after X48 and now P55 has come after X58. But we aren't here today to talk too much about the P55 chipset, since we are under NDA from Intel and we can't give a lot away. Unfortunately this also excludes us from being able to show any benchmark results. However, we are able to give you a preview of one of the ready to ship ASUS P7P55D Deluxe boards based around the P55 chipset.
The P7P55D Deluxe board is aimed at the mainstream segment, but due to its early release we are not sure of its price point as yet. Let's move on now and see how the box is presented and what surprises may greet us inside.