Intel DH55TC Motherboard serves up basic Clarkdale support

by Rafael Hernandez on January 19, 2010 · 0 comments

With all of the focus on high-end hardware it’s easy to overlook the changes at the low-end of the market, specifically those that will likely power office machines and entry level systems for years to come.

Intel’s DH55TC motherboard supports the company’s recently launched Core i3 and Core i5 “Clarkdale” CPUs which feature an integrated graphics core. Hardware Secrets has a look:

It is important to understand that with socket 1156 CPUs the integrated video is produced by the processor and not by the motherboard chipset, as it occurred until now. There are processors with integrated video and processors without this feature. The board has only the interface and connectors necessary to route the video signal generated by the CPU. You can install CPUs with an integrated video processor or without, but with CPUs without a video processor you won’t have on-board video, needing an add-on video card. Of course with a processor with integrated video you still have the option to install an add-on card and disable its video engine.

A solid, if basic, motherboard for your not-so demanding computing needs.

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