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Foxconn G33M motherboard - Intel GMA3100

By: Cameron Johnson | Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Aug 30, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 70%Manufacturer: Foxconn

Test System Setup


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


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


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


Graphics Card: MSI Geforce 8800GTS 640MB(Supplied by MSI) and Onboard GMA3100


Cooling: Gigabyte Neon775 (Supplied by Gigabyte)


Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2


Drivers: Intel INF, Forceware 162.


Now we get into our testings. Today we have compared our Foxconn G33M motherboard to our tried and true Gigabyte P35-DQ6 motherboard using stock and overclocked speeds. Overclocked specs were 528MHz x 6 on our DQ6 and 438MHz x 7 on our Foxconn. We used our usual suite of tests and also decided to run them on the onboard GMA3100 graphics chip to see how well it performs.


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At stock speed using the discrete graphics, the two chipsets are identical in memory performance. P35 and G33's memory controllers are identical in design, resulting in great memory scores on both platforms. When the onboard graphics is used, we see a drop in memory performance due to the graphics card sucking system memory and bandwidth for its UMA setup.


When the overclocking comes into the equation, the G33 falls behind as it's not able to keep up with the higher FSB result of the P35 DQ6.


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