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ASRock Conroe1333 eSATA2 - Crossfire

By: Cameron Johnson | Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Aug 21, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 77%Manufacturer: ASRock

Test System Setup


Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 @ 3GHz (9x333MHz) (Supplied by Intel)


Memory: 2x 1GB DDR2-1182 Geil (Supplied by Geil)


Hard Disk: 500GB Seagate 7200.9 (Supplied by Seagate Australia)


Graphics Card: 2x MSI RX1950 Pro in Crossfire (Supplied by MSI)


Cooling: Gigabyte Neon775 (Supplied by Gigabyte)


Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2


Drivers: Intel INF, ATI Catalyst 7.7


Today's setups comprise of our Gigabyte P35 QD6, a top-end board out there for the Intel Core 2 with Crossfire. Taking it on is the ASRock Conroe1333 e.SATA2, the more budget oriented setup. This gives you a good idea of what sacrifices are made (if any) by going the cheaper route for Core 2 / Crossfire.


We didn't bother with any overclocking scores, as quite simply the difference between stock and overclocked on the ASRock board was negligible; this board isn't designed for the overclockers, purely budget conscious Crossfire users.


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Due to the higher clocked memory controller of the P35 it outscores our 945P "C" step board.


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