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Intel P35 Motherboards - Five In The Pit

By: Cameron Johnson | Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Aug 10, 2007 4:00 am

Test System


Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 (Supplied by Intel)


Memory: 2x 1GB DDR2-1100 Geil (Supplied by Geil)


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


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


Cooling: Gigabyte Neon775 (Supplied by Gigabyte)


Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2


Drivers: Intel INF, nVidia Forceware 158.22


Today we are pitting all five of our boards against each other using our usual test suite. We did stock speeds using a DDR2-800 memory divider and then we ran the boards at their overclocked level using a 1:1 memory divider.


Our overclocked settings were as follows:


Gigabyte:568MHz x6 for 3408MHz


ASUS: 560MHz x 6 for 3360MHz


ABIT: 557Mhz x 6 for 3342MHz


Foxconn: 438MHz x 7 3066MHz


ECS: 422MHz x8 for 3376MHz


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Stock speeds see very little in performance differences between the boards. When we go to overclocked speeds we start to see some performance gaps. ASUS and Gigabyte tie it up at the top with ABIT right on their heals.


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