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Intel's Budget Chipset Evolves - ECS G33

By: Cameron Johnson | Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Jul 2, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.0%Manufacturer: ECS

Test System Setup


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


Memory: 2x 1GB DDR2-1066 Corsair (Supplied by Corsair)


Hard Disk: 500GB Seagate 7200.9 SATA-II (Supplied by Seagate)


Graphics Card: Onboard GMA3100 and MSI Radeon X1950 Pro (Supplied by MSI)


Cooling: Gigabyte Neon775 (Supplied by Gigabyte)


Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2


Drivers: Intel INF, ATI Catalyst 7.3 and DX9c


In today's tests we pit the Intel G33 chipset based board from ECS against the Intel P35 chipset board from Gigabyte.


We didn't do any overclocking tests, as the ECS board did not give any overclocking options, so these are all done at stock speed.


In our G33 chipset tests we used the onboard GMA3100 graphics core as well as our Radeon X1950 Pro graphics card. Our usual suite of tests were run to determine what's available from the G33 chipset's onboard graphics as well as using discrete graphics. Let's begin and see what it has to offer!


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With the onboard graphics enabled, there is a slight performance hit.


However, with the DVMT setup there isn't as big a drop as we have seen from other chipsets with onboard graphics. When using discrete graphics the P35 and G33 perform identically.


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