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ASUS Blitz Formula P35 Motherboard

By: Cameron Johnson | Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Oct 17, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: ASUS

Final Thoughts


ASUS has been the first company to come out and embrace the IDT PCI Express splitter chip with the Blitz Formula and Blitz Extreme series of boards. While you may not think as much of this now since X38 is out, let's consider something.


P35 based boards are much cheaper than X38 right now. X38 runs hotter and is still in its infancy. Intel still has some work to do on the silicon. P35 is based directly on P965, it has already proven itself as a good overclocker and supports both DDR2 and DDR3 memory technologies. The one thing it really lacked was proper Crossfire PCI Express routing, ASUS has solved this.


While the Blitz Formula and Extreme will beat out P35 boards without any IDT chip to route the PCI Express lanes in Crossfire, it's not going to help if you're looking at going NVIDIA video cards; and simply put, there is no SLI support for Intel chipsets and won't be anytime soon either.


Overall, if you're aiming for a cheaper solution than the X38 with Crossfire, this board wins out hand down over all other P35 boards in the market. You just need to decide if you need the DDR2 version in the Formula or the DDR3 version in the Extreme.

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