Intel motherboards have always been at the forefront of cutting edge technology, not that surprising really considering they are one of the world's largest manufacturers of CPU's not to mention various other technologies at the heart of many a PC or Server. Well known for their solid performance and dependability has meant that for many years Intel motherboards have had a great deal of loyalty and support from certain market groups with some that will buy nothing but an Intel motherboard.
Being the core component of any PC the motherboard acts like the central nervous system, connecting all the components needed to provide our high tech demands and multimedia enjoyment, so it's strange that it is often the most overlooked component when deciding to upgrade your PC.
Of course in today's market if you are looking to upgrade your Intel Motherboard then you should really be considering boards that support the newest Intel Core i5 and i7 CPU's. Up until recently only found in the realms of Business and Non Public Institutions these superfast processors are finally breaking into mainstream use with reasonably priced Intel Motherboards that support them. This combination of lower priced motherboards and reasonably priced CPU's means that more and more end users have the ability to consider the purchase of these new Intel motherboards and improve performance over the Extremes and Core 2 Duos they are replacing. With the release of the Core i5 and P55 chipset Intel are poised to increase their market share with the loyal group already mentioned and one such motherboard is the Intel DP55WG.
This reasonably priced Intel motherboard delivers a great deal of bang for its buck, the motherboard is capable of supporting either the i7-800 or i5-700 processors in an LGA1156 socket, with support for up to four DDR3 1600+ DIMM's providing up to 16GB of system memory. Couple this with the Intel High Definition Audio subsystem delivering 7.1 sound and graphics technology support for either Nvidia SLI ™ or ATI CrossFire ™ allowing two graphics cards to work together and you get the ultimate in 3D gaming performance and visual quality.
The DP55WG Intel Motherboard also delivers when it comes to expansion and peripherals giving the end user a phenomenal fourteen USB 2.0 ports six Serial ATA and Consumer IR receiver and emitter to mention but a few. Intel themselves advertise this motherboard as a "media machine with a touch of extreme", its advanced on-board audio solution and Firewire ™ support means that this is a great motherboard for providing a Media PC solution with all the features one could ask for to provide the Blue-Ray movie experience.
Intel know their customer base well and the Intel DP55WG motherboard delivers great performance and is ideal for mid to high performance desktops, developed with the latest generation of multimedia applications, its revolutionary twochip layout enabling multiple platform capabilities means that multitasking never looked so good. Whether for Digital Photography, Video Editing or just pure entertainment this Intel motherboard has the technology to meet the demands.