Intel DP55WG and DP55KG P55 Motherboards Benchmarked

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Bundle and BIOS

Intel DP55WG Motherboard

The Intel DP55KG comes with six SATA cables, an SLI bridge the rear I/O shield, a quickstart guide, a bluetooth antennae and the driver/app CD.

Intel DP55WG Motherboard
Intel DP55WG Motherboard

The Intel DP55WG comes with four SATA cables, an SLI bridge, the rear I/O shield, a quickstart guide and the driver/app CD.

The BIOS was the same for both boards.  Not all features are available on the DP55WG, although you see the same options.  Let’s take a look and see what we get.

Intel DP55WG Motherboard

The main page…

Intel DP55WG Motherboard

The configuration page allows you to make changes for on-board devices, SATA drives and a few other things.

Intel DP55WG Motherboard

It is also where you can monitor temps and fan speeds.

Intel DP55WG Motherboard

On-board devices setup…

Intel DP55WG Motherboard

SATA options…

Intel DP55WG Motherboard

The performance page is where all of the main options for tweaking a system exist.  Intel never has really had all the tweaks that many other companies have had, but there is enough here to get some good results, as you will see.  You can also see an option here called Intel Turbo Boost Technology. We will talk a bit more about this in the overclocking section.

Intel DP55WG Motherboard

FSB goes up to 240.

Intel DP55WG Motherboard

CPU overrides…

Intel DP55WG Motherboard

Vcore can be selected up to an insane 2.3v!

Intel DP55WG Motherboard

Memory configuration…

Intel DP55WG Motherboard

Vdimm goes all the way up to 2.0v.  The warning for the i5 CPU is not to go over 1.65v or you risk damaging the processor.

Intel DP55WG Motherboard

Uncore voltage tops out at 1.8v.

Intel DP55WG Motherboard

PHC voltage goes to 1.5v.

Intel DP55WG Motherboard

Power options…

Intel DP55WG Motherboard

Finally, boot settings.

That is it for the BIOS!

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