• Intel DP55KG
83
Based on 11 scores, 25 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Easytounderstand PCIE slots and that coolass skull.
  • Excellent performance, Six phase power delivery, Overclocker friendly, Abundant connectivity, Low power consumption
  • Supports SLI and CrossFire graphics cards; manual and automatic overclocking options; looks cool through a case window

Cons:

  • RAM slots too close to GPU; autooverclocking underwhelms.
  • PCIe x16 too close to RAM, RAM too close to CPU socket, Some electrolytic capacitors, Price

Expert reviews and ratings

By AnandTech on

It’s been few months since AnandTech featured a P55 board review, but while Intel is expanding on their high-end with $1,100 Core i7 980X CPU’s, their low-to-mid-range P55 platform is still the one on most people’s radars. Today...

By Maximum PC on 80

Intel finally gets the SATA ports right! It’s no secret that we haven’t exactly had great love for Intel’s motherboards of late. Heck, we once openly wondered why the hell Intel even bothered to make enthusiast boards anymore....

By Legit Reviews on

Intel has once again created a couple of boards that will keep the Intel loyalists happy. Both the Intel DP55Wg and DP55KG motherboards are solid, great performers and make for a great computing experience!...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

One extremely unique feature of the DP55KG (and its microATX clone) is the upward-facing USB 2.0 connector on the board’s top side, which is in front of the I/O panel’s “Back to BIOS” button. We’re not certain what Intel’s intentions...

By X-bit Labs on

Individual benefits that Intel DP55KG mainboard offered us during our test session got totally overshadowed by numerous small inconveniences and drawbacks. The most positive impression was definitely left by the fun skull that blinks eyes in...

By iXBT Labs on

Despite the top positioning, this motherboard doesn't look overloaded with bells and whistles like some competing models. This is typical of Intel, its engineers have always had a sense of proportion in expanding functionality. Unfortunately, this...

By Ocaholic on

With the DP55KG Intel designed a motherboard which is based on their own mainstream chipset. Performance wise you can expect the DP55KG to be a good quick but not blazingly fast motherboard. With Intels P55 approach you get everything you need to...

By RegHardware on 70

The feature that sums up the DP55KG is the Back2Bios button on the I/O panel. If your PC completely and utterly locks up you can press the button and guarantee to boot into the Bios set-up. It’s not exciting but it is superb...

By Fudzilla on

The Intel board is a strange one. While they think a "skull" on the board is cool, which maybe is on Helloween, most of the components are not highend. So you have to pay for the name, but get a board which does work without flaws. We hope...

By FutureLooks on 90

Overclocking is one of the easiest things to do with P55 Motherboard. While the boards components can affect the end result, its the BIOS that ultimately carries the weight of the action. Perhaps, the next BIOS update will provide the...

By PCPer on

We'd like to thank our friends at Intel for providing the DP55KG for our review today. This is one of the first available boards that utilize the P55 chipset and support the LGA 1156 socket and we couldn't have been more impressed with the...

By Benchmark Reviews on 90

Intel motherboards certainly have come a long way in the past few years, particularly in the enthusiast segment. As an Extreme Series product, the Intel DP55KG P55 motherboard arrived in their signature black box, complete with skull-themed graphics...

By Motherboards.org on 91

Intel has done a great job with the DP55KG Extreme motherboard. The board overclocks decently, but the real treat for this board is on the automatic overclocking that Turbo Boost provides. The board automatically changes the multiplier for the Core i7...

By ComputerPowerUser on 80

Perhaps as important as its ample list of features and capacity for overclocking is the DP55KG’s anticipated $200 price. P55 is decidedly a midrange chipset, and high-end boards priced over $200 tread dangerously close to where a majority of X58-based...

By Computer Shopper on 84

The first Socket 1156 motherboard weve seen, the DP55KG serves well as a home for Intels newest CPUs, whether youre looking to build or upgrade a mainstream PC or an overclocked powerhouse....

International Review By ComputerBase on

Meistens scheint sich am Ende eines Tests kein eindeutiger Sieger herauszukristallieren, doch in diesem Fall lsst sich ganz klar eine Empfehlung aussprechen.Das Intel DP55KG schneidet in diesem Test insgesamt am schlechtesten ab. Der Verzicht auf...

International Review By Ocaholic German on

ASRock prsentiert mit dem P55 Extreme ein Sockel LGA-1156 Mainboard, das mit der Konkurenz sehr gut mithalten kann. In unserem Testparcour zeigte es durchweg eine sehr gute Performance wobei diese die Konkurrenz in so manchen Tests...

International Review By PC-Welt.de on

Minimalistisch - so kann man die Intel DP55KG beschreiben: Das Mainboard besitzt als einziges des Testfelds keinen IDE-Anschluss. Lesen Sie im Test, was noch aufgefallen ist. Intel schickt mit dem DP55KG das Referenzboard für den Core i5 ins...

International Review By Hardware-Test on 76

Det har vret rigtig godt at se Intel har valgt ogs at varetage overclockernes prferencer, selv om man godt kunne unde dem at lade vre - det er trods alt deres chip der bliver udsat for mishandling. Ist det sofistikerede...

International Review By Hartware.net on 100

Alle drei Intel P55 Mainboards sind eine sehr gute Ausgangsbasis fr einen neuen PC. Intel bietet mit dem DP55KG den gnstigsten Stromverbrauch, eine tolle Ausstattung und solide Leistung.hnliches bietet auch ASUS mit dem P7P55D Deluxe....