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Foxconn X38A Digital Life Motherboard - Test System Setup and Memory Performance

Foxconn are now pushing into the enthusiast motherboard sector. We look at an X38 based board with DDR2 & DDR3 support.

| Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Jan 15, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%      Manufacturer: Foxconn

Test System

 

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad QX6700 @ 3GHz (9x333MHz)

 

Memory: 2x 1GB DDR2-1186 Geil (Supplied by Geil)

 

2x 1GB DDR3-1600XMP OCZ (Supplied by OCZ)

 

Hard Disk: 1TB Seagate 7200.11 (Supplied by Seagate Australia)

 

Graphics Card: MSI Geforce 8800GTS 640MB (Supplied by MSI)

 

Cooling: GIGABYTE 3D Galaxy II (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2

 

Drivers: Intel INF 8.3.1.1009, Forceware 163.21

 

Today we have the Foxconn X38A board competing against GIGABYTE's X38-DQ6 with DDR2 memory and the ASUS Maximus Extreme using DDR3. Our Foxconn board was tested with both DDR2 memory and DDR3 memory modules to see what is available.

 

We did our tests at stock speeds using 9 x 333 MHz to get a 3GHz CPU core speed. Our DDR2 boards at stock ran a memory multiplier to get DDR2-800MHz and 1333MHz for DDR3 memory.

 

For our overclocking tests both DDR2 and DDR3 ran with memory multipliers of 1:1 to increase the overclocking of the FSB without making the memory the limiting factor.

 

For our tests the X38-DQ6 ran with a 517MHz FSB and 6x multiplier while the ASUS Maximus Extreme was set at 527MHz.

 

EVEREST Ultimate Edition

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2006

 

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Product Homepage: http://www.lavalys.com

 

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EVEREST Ultimate Edition is an industry leading system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for enthusiasts PC users, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology. During system optimizations and tweaking it provides essential system and overclock information, advanced hardware monitoring and diagnostics capabilities to check the effects of the applied settings. CPU, FPU and memory benchmarks are available to measure the actual system performance and compare it to previous states or other systems.

 

 

 

At stock we see identical results for each segment. When overclocked the DDR2 setups are almost identical to the DDR3 setups.

 

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