P55 Pro/USB3 www.asrock.com Intel® P55 Chipset Detail Specification Platform - ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 8.6-in, 30.5 cm x 21.8 cm - All Solid Capacitor design (100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors) CPU - Supports Intel® CoreTM i7 / i5 / i3 and Pentium® G6950 Processors in LGA1156 Package - Advanced V8 + 2 Power Phase Design - Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology - Supports Hyper-Threading Technology - Supports Untied Overclocking Technology - Supports EM64T CPU Chipset - Intel® P55 Memory - Dual Channel DDR3 memory technology - 4 x DDR3 DIMM slots - Supports DDR3 2600+(OC)/2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, un-buffered memory - Max. capacity of system memory: 16GB - Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) Expansion Slot - Audio - 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec) - Premium Blu-ray audio support LAN - Rear Panel I/O I/O Panel - 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port - 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port - 1 x Coaxial SPDIF Out Port - 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port - 7 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports - 1 x eSATAII 2.0 Connector - 1 x Ready-to-Use USB 3.0 Port - 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED) - 1 x Clear CMOS Switch with LED - HD Audio Jack: Side Speaker / Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone USB 3.0 - 1 x USB 3.0 port by Fresco FL1000G, supports USB 3.0 up to 5Gb/s Connector - 7 x SATAII 3.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5, JBOD and Intel® Rapid Storage), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions - 1 x ATA133 IDE connector (supports 2 x IDE devices) - 1 x Floppy connector - 1 x IR header - 1 x COM port header - 1 x HDMI_SPDIF header - 1 x Power LED header - CPU/Chassis/Power FAN connector - 24 pin ATX power connector - 8 pin 12V power connector - CD in header - Front panel audio connector - 3 x USB 2.0 headers (support 6 USB 2.0 ports) - 1 x Dr. Debug with LED Smart Switch - 1 x Power Switch with LED - 1 x Reset Switch with LED - 1 x Clear CMOS Switch with LED BIOS Feature - 16Mb AMI Legal BIOS - Supports "Plug and Play" - ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events - Supports jumperfree - SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support - CPU, DRAM, VTT, PCH, CPU PLL Voltage Multi-adjustment - Supports I. 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(Intelligent Overclocking Technology) Support CD - Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), ASRock Software Suite (CyberLink DVD Suite - OEM and Trial; Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB - Trial) Unique Feature - ASRock OC Tuner - Intelligent Energy Saver - Instant Boot - ASRock Instant Flash - ASRock OC DNA - Hybrid Booster: - CPU Frequency Stepless Control - ASRock U-COP - Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.) - Combo Cooler Option (C.C.O.) - Good Night LED - Turbo 40 / Turbo 50 Technology Hardware Monitor - OS - Microsoft® Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit compliant Certifications - FCC, CE, WHQL - EuP Ready (EuP ready power supply is required) Accessories - Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield - 4 x SATA Data Cables (Optional) Product Brief - Supports Dual Channel DDR3 2600+(OC) - Supports ATITM CrossFireXTM and Quad CrossFireXTM - 1 x USB 3.0 port by Fresco FL1000G, supports USB 3.0 up to 5Gb/s - Smart Swith Design : 1 x Power Switch with LED, 1 x Reset Switch with LED, 1 x Clear CMOS Switch with LED - Combo Cooler Option (C.C.O.), 1 x Dr. Debug with LED - Supports ASRock Instant Boot, Instant Flash, OC Tuner, IES, OC DNA, Good Night LED, Multi-Speed Fan Control - 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), Premium Blu-ray audio support - ErP/EuP Ready - Free Software: CyberLink DVD Suite - OEM and Trial; Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB - Trial The specification is subject to change without notice. The brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies. Any configuration other than original product specification is not guaranteed. 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (blue @ x16 mode; white @ x4 mode) 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots (2.5GT/s) 2 x PCI slots Supports ATITM CrossFireXTM and Quad CrossFireXTM PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s Realtek RTL8111E Supports Wake-On-LAN Supports LAN Cable Detection CPU Temperature Sensing Chassis Temperature Sensing CPU/Chassis/Power Fan Tachometer CPU Quiet Fan CPU/Chassis Fan Multi-Speed Control Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore P55 Pro/USB3 Intel® P55 Chipset www.asrock.com USB3.0, the world's best-known computer peripheral interface once again receives a major revamp to stay current with today’s most demands for connectivity bandwidth. Delivering data transfer rates up to ten times faster than USB 2.0 with the optimized power efficiency, USB 3.0 promises a major leap forward in transfer speeds and capability. Supports ATITM CrossFireXTM and Quad CrossFireXTM P55 Pro/USB3 www.asrock.com Intel® P55 Chipset System Performance boosts up to 50% increase Simply click the Turbo 50 button in BIOS, the system performance will boost up to 50% increase by automatically overclocking CPU, Memory, GPU frequency and all related voltage settings! Below table shows that enable Turbo 50 on P55 Pro/USB3, the performance will boost up to 50% increase! Model Chipset P55 Pro/USB3 Intel® P55 Chipset BIOS P1.00 CPU Pentium G6950 2.8GHz RAM Kingston DDR3-2000 2GB*2 VGA ATI HD 4830 HDD WD5000AAKS Turbo 50 Performance Test Result P55 Pro/USB3 Pentium G6950 CPU Frequency Memory Frequency CINEBENCH R10 CPU Benchmark(x CPU) Sandra 10-Memory Int Buff'd Sandra 10-MultiMedia Double ScienceMark 2.0 Turbo 50 Off 2.8GHz 1066MHz 7347 9.17 23.72 1643.54 Turbo 50 On 4.3GHz 1640MHz 11504 14.53 36.52 2488.81 Percentage Increase 53.57% 53.85% 56.58% 58.45% 53.96% 51.43% Note: The overclocking performance depends on the system configuration you adopt. We do not guarantee the overclocking performance. P55 Pro/USB3 www.asrock.com Intel® P55 Chipset The World's Fastest Memory DDR3 2600+ support C.C.O. Combo Cooler Option C.C.O. provides the flexible option to adopt two different CPU cooler types, Socket LGA 775* and LGA 1156**. *C.C.O. may not be compatible with all Socket 775 CPU coolers. **O is for Socket LGA 1156 CPU cooler. Smart Switch Design Clear CMOS Switch Power Switch Dr. Debug Dr. Debug helps you to diagnose the BIOS POST status of your system. Reset Switch P55 Pro/USB3 www.asrock.com Intel® P55 Chipset ErP/EuP Ready Motherboard ErP/EuP Ready Power Supply ErP/EuP System What is ErP/EuP? ErP/EuP, stands for Energy Using Product, was a provision regulated by European Union to define the power consumption for the completed system. With the great quantity and the popularly using of the electrical products nowadays and the continuously increasing of the electrical products categories in the following 20 to 30 years, European Union decided to establish an effective strategy to solve the energy consumption problem. That is, according to ErP/EuP, the total AC power of the completed system shall be under 1.00W in off mode condition. Premium Blu-ray Audio Premium Blu-ray Audio, an outstanding technology developed on ASRock motherboard, provides the excellent audio output of 24-bit/192 kHz with its respective Blu-ray DRM compatible driver/software. With Content Protection-Support and High SNR DAC, the Blu-ray entertainments can be played in a high quality of 24-bit/192KHz. In other words, if you are using a device without the Blu-ray Audio support, the audio quality will be downgraded to 16-bit/48kHz like a regular CD quality. To deliver the best possible sound solution for today’s most demanding users, ASRock Premium Blu-ray Audio motherboard is the best choice for users who are particularly desired to enjoy the pure HD audio. ASRock users are able to take full advantages of our Blu-ray Audio motherboards. Choose ASRock, choose Pure HD audio! Why ASRock? * SNR: Signal-to-Noise Ratio. Benefits of ASRock Premium Blu-ray Audio motherboards ! ASRock Premium Blu-ray Audio motherboards Other motherboards Content Protection Support Yes No SNR* DAC High Low Premium Blu-ray Audio Quality (24-bit / 192 kHz) Downgrade to regular CD quality (16-bit / 48 kHz) Audio Quality * SNR: Signal-to-Noise Ratio. P55 Pro/USB3 www.asrock.com Intel® P55 Chipset OC DNA Save your OC settings as a profile and share with friends. Try OC DNA now! OC DNA Instruction Step 1 Step 2 Save your BIOS OC settings as User Default in BIOS OC Tweaker menu. (For example: we name this User Default setting as “CPU_OC3.8GHz”) Execute ASRock OC DNA under OS, you will find “CPU_OC3.8GHz” as User Profile 1. P55 Pro/USB3 Step 3 Step 4 Press “Save” button to save the “CPU_OC3.8GHz” OC settings as a profile. Send the “CPU_OC3.8GHz” profile to other friends. P55 Pro/USB3 Step 5 Step 6 When the friend receives your “CPU_OC3.8GHz” profile, he can press “Load” to load the “CPU_OC3.8GHz” profile in OC DNA. After that, the friend can enter into BIOS OC Tweaker menu to load the “CPU_OC3.8GHz” profile as his BIOS OC settings. P55 Pro/USB3 Now, you have successfully share your OC setting profile with your friends. *The OC DNA works only when users use the same motherboard and BIOS version. P55 Pro/USB3 Intel® P55 Chipset www.asrock.com ASRock Instant Boot ASRock Instant Boot is a new feature invented exclusively by ASRock. It can boot up system in an amazing speed, which is 10 times faster than traditional boot up. For home users or office PC users, ASRock Instant Boot can also guarantee a clean Windows OS, and consumed less power! For details: http://www.asrock.com/feature/InstantBoot/index.asp * This function is applicable ONLY to single user that does not secure ID and Password to their systems. * The boot up time depends on the hardware configuration. 10 Times Faster, Only 4 Secs to Boot Up to Windows! ASRock YouTube http://tw.youtube.com/watch?v=BucIjXZVxXo ASRock Instant Flash ASRock Instant Flash is an exclusive and the most userfriendly BIOS flash utility developed by ASRock. It is embedded in Flash ROM which is used to update the system BIOS without having to enter operating systems like MS-DOS or Windows. Features Once executing ASRock Instant Flash, the utility will automatically detect all devices such as USB, hard disk or even floppy drive to find the exact BIOS for your system. Instead of giving you all BIOS in your devices, the Instant Flash just list BIOS versions that apply to your motherboard model only. For example, if you have many different BIOS of different motherboards saved in your devices, but you just need to flash your P45 motherboard, the Instant Flash will just list the P45 BIOS versions for you. This unique function allows you to easily select the suitable BIOS version instead of browsing through all data. Instant Flash just list BIOS versions that apply to your motherboard model. Click and start Flashing! Simple! Quick! P55 Pro/USB3 Intel® P55 Chipset www.asrock.com CyberLink Power2Go 6.1 LE OEM Power2Go 6 lets you burn and backup videos, photos, music and data onto Blu-ray Discs and DVDs. CyberLink MediaShow 4.1 SE OEM Photo and video management software MediaShow edits videos and photos instantly, creates slideshow, and allows publishing directly to YouTube and Flickr. CyberLink PowerDVD 8.0 DTS Trial World-renowned PowerDVD 8 DTS delivers outstanding DVD movie playback quality on your PC. CyberLink PowerDirector 8.0 Trial PowerDirector - Video Editing software – edits high-definition videos including AVCHD, allows output to PSP iPod and Blu-ray Disc. CyberLink PowerBackup 2.5 Trial PowerBackup backups valuable data on your PC. Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB Trial The Sound Blaster X-Fi MB solution provides premium audio quality, effects and features for PC systems equipped with onboard audio. For gamers, the EAX® ADVANCED HD 4.0, with its state-of-the-art Multi-Environment rendering and reverb modelling, delivers a much more realistic and immersive 3D gaming experience than your motherboard audio ever will.