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A quick look at the power usage and temperature readings, however, and the difference becomes clearer. If you’re after a cooler, less power-hungry media-centre system, though, the H57 does offer a better alternative to the H You don’t really need to be overclocking the twangers off your dual-core, integrated graphics CPU if all you’re doing is watching the odd HD movie. The differences between the H55 and H57 motherboards seem negligible when you’re talking about cheapo integrated graphics boards. The H merely denotes that these chipsets are completely compatible with Intel’s latest Clarkdale chips that have the integrated graphics processors on-die. That said, if you’re that into your videos then the fantastic Core i5 quad is going to be your better option, especially paired with something like Asus’ cheaper P7PM Micro ATX P55 board.

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If you’re thinking of gaming in any sense of the word then you need a dedicated GPU β€” and you might as well go for a cheapo P55 board and a good quad.

In terms of stock performance alone, there’s absolutely no difference between the H55 and H57 boards. You don’t really need to be gihabyte the twangers off your dual-core, integrated graphics CPU if all you’re doing is gigabyge the odd HD movie.

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That said, if you’re that into your videos then the fantastic Core i5 quad is going to be your better option, especially paired with something like Asus’ cheaper P7PM Micro ATX P55 board.

The H merely denotes that these chipsets are completely compatible with Intel’s latest Clarkdale chips that have the integrated graphics processors on-die. With so ta-h57m-usb3 real-world difference between the two H5x chipsets, it does make sense to go for the lower-end part. Against Little different to H55 Not a value part.

I understand that the boosted CPU will give better video encoding performance, so if you’re into video editing then it’ll be of benefit to you. And if you absolutely, positively have to have Gigabyre 3.

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But just as we had the G4x chipsets, we’ve now got the H5x series. Follow TechRadar Reviews on Twitter: Not content with confusing the hell out of everyone with the new naming conventions for its Core i processors, Intel has thrown another 5-series chipset into the equation to make its motherboards just tigabyte obfuscated.

If you’re after a cooler, less power-hungry media-centre system, though, the H57 does offer a better alternative to the H Why do you really want to overclock a dual-core CPU to such an extent, when you’re relying on integrated graphics for the visual goodies? A quick look at the power usage and temperature readings, however, and the difference becomes clearer.

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Our Verdict A decent board, but offers limited extras over the equivalent, cheaper H55s.

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The higher-end boards such as this come with a couple of the new USB 3. First we had the P55 chipset, and that was fine β€” just a Nehalem-based revision of the P35 and P45 motherboards.

The differences between the H55 and H57 motherboards seem negligible when you’re talking about cheapo integrated graphics boards. Sure, you’ll have to pick up a dedicated GPU to go along with it, but if you were satisfied enough with integrated graphics then you don’t need to break the bank looking for one.

The H57 uses less power and creates less heat, and this is what makes it the better overclocker’s board.

The H55 ga-h57m-uusb3 the low-end version, with the H57 offering a higher spec β€” and this is what we have here: But still we struggle to see the point. But then that might just be me….