Sneak peek of Asus' upcoming Clarkdale motherboard

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Intel's 32nm Clarkdale processors are just around the corner, with an expected launch date in early 2010. Major motherboard manufacturers are hustling to release Clarkdale related products, and pictures of a new motherboard from Asus have leaked.

The Asus P7H57D-V EVO houses an LGA 1156 CPU socket, an H57 chipset, and various display outputs, including VGA, DVI and HDMI. Intel's Clarkdale CPUs have a built-in graphics chip that sits on the same die as the processor's dual-channel DDR3 memory controller (a separate piece of silicon from the CPU cores).

Judging from the pictures, Asus' P7H57D-V EVO has four DDR3 DIMM slots, two PCIe x16 slots (and presumably SLI and/or CrossFireX support), three PCIe x1 slots, two PCI slots, six SATA 3.0Gb/s ports, and two SATA 6.0Gb/s ports. Among the connectors on the rear I/O panel are a PS/2 combo port, an assortment of USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, an optical S/PDIF port, eSATA, IEEE 1394a, Gigabit Ethernet, and various sound jacks.

Legit Reviews offers a thorough rundown of Asus' P7H57D-V EVO if you're interested in the finer details.

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