Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad QX6700 @ 3GHz (9x333MHz)
Motherboard: GIGABYTE P35T-DQ6 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)
Hard Disk: 500GB Seagate 7200.9 (Supplied by Seagate Australia)
Graphics Card: MSI GeForce 8800GTS 640MB (Supplied by MSI)
Cooling: GIGABYTE Neon775 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Drivers: Intel INF 188.8.131.529, Forceware 163.21
Our test system consists of the P35T-DQ6 motherboard which is proven to be our best DDR3 memory overclocking platform we have. It manages to reach FSB speeds hitting 580MHz, so we know it is able to be pushed if needed. It also has some good memory dividers so we are able to overclock memory while keeping FSB and CPU speeds as stable as possible. Today we pit the Xtune against OCZ's XMP1600 modules which have proven to be clockable to 1700+MHz on this board. We used 1600MHz speeds with these modules as it's the highest official speed available when using XMP so far.
EVEREST Ultimate Edition
Version and / or Patch Used: 2006
Developer Homepage: http://www.lavalys.com
Product Homepage: http://www.lavalys.com
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.
OCZ's XMP range has a lower latency at both overclocked and stock speeds; this gives OCZ a slight leg up in our raw bandwidth test.