Test System Setup
Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 (Supplied by Intel)
Memory: 2x 1GB DDR-2-1066 Corsair at 1:1 (Supplied by Corsair)
Hard Disk: 500GB Seagate 7200.9 SATA (Supplied by Seagate)
Graphics Card: MSI Radeon X1950 Pro (Supplied by MSI)
Cooling: Gigabyte Neon775 (Supplied by Gigabyte)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
Drivers: Intel INF 188.8.131.523, ATI Catalyst 7.3 and DX9c
Our test system candidates consist of three boards. First off the new P35 QD6 motherboard running at both stock and overclocked speeds. The second is our MSI P35 Platinum board which was the first P35 retail board to cross our labs, this was also tested with stock and OC speeds. Lastly we have our tried and true P965 DQ6, the board that the P35 DQ6 is aiming to replace for Gigabyte, once again running at stock and OC.
All boards ran 266MHz FSB with an 11x multiplier and a 1:1 memory ratio for 2.93GHz for the stock results. For the OC side of things, the P35 DQ6 ran with a FSB of 517MHz and a multiplier of 7x for a total of 3619MHz. The MSI P35 Platinum ran with a FSB of 478MHz and a multiplier of 7x for a total of 3346MHz. Lastly our P965 DQ6 ran with our OC standard of 503MHz and a multiplier of 7x for a total of 3512MHz. Memory settings at all times were kept at SPD with ratio at 1:1.
Is the Gigabyte P35 a worthy successor to the P965? Let us find out right now!
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.
The Gigabyte P35 gets off to a good start here.
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