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Intel Joins the Overclockers - Bad Axe 2 Motherboard - Final Thoughts

Today we look at Intel's own Bad Axe 2 motherboard based on 975X chipset. Could it be Intel are actually supporting OC?

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Nov 29, 2006 5:00 am

Final Thoughts

 

The overclocking market has now taken a big turn with even the big CPU firms now taking a hold of it. Both AMD and Intel have released processors that allow you to adjust your CPU multiplier at your will, but its has taken some time for Intel to start supporting overclocking on their own "Desktop" motherboards.

 

We have seen that Intel has put some very small overclocking features in its original Bad Axe board, but simply not able to compete with the more prominent motherboards on the market from the big Taiwanese brands.

 

Intel has really taken a big step into the overclocking world with some real positive results. The Bad Axe 2 motherboard is not only laid out in what we would consider a extremely efficient fashion, but its features and performance results really speak for themselves.

 

We can only hope this isn't a one time thing from the CPU giant and they keep on this kind of overclocking support and quality in the future.

 

- Pros

 

Efficient layout

 

Good performance and as stable as a rock

 

Supports a decent overclock for the first time!

 

ATI Crossfire support

 

Extra PCI-E x16 slot for third graphics card

 

4 port Marvell PCI-E SATA controller

 

- Cons

 

Higher FSB than 433MHz would be nice but a good start

 

Not a very exciting feature-set but workable

 

- Latest Pricing

 

Intel D975XBXLKR Motherboard

 

Rating - 8.5 out of 10

 

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