Abit IP35 Pro Intel socket 775 Motherboard
Published: 30th July 2007 | Source: abit | Price: |Installation
Installation was possibly the easiest of any board I have reviewed so far on OC3D. The sheer amount of space created out of nowhere on the IP35 Pro is pretty nice and both my Scythe Infinity and my SwiftTech Apogee GT fitted no problems at all.
Now here's how I tested.
The following test setup was as following:
Intel Xeon 3070*
Abit IP35 Pro Motherboard
Sapphire X1600 Pro
1gb Mushkin HP2 6400 (4-4-4-10)
Hitachia Deskstar 7K160 SATA HDD
Silverstone 560w ZEUS PSU
Silverstone TJ09 case
For comparison I used results from an earlier review by OC3D on the Abit AB9 Review, the AW9D max Review, the Asus P5B-E Plus Review, the abit IN9 32x Max Review and the XFX 650i Ultra Review
|To test the motherboard I first ran it at stock using as stress test comprising of Orthos (dual Prime95), Folding @ Home running on both cores (set to idle priority) and RTHDRIBL running 1/2 screen. I let this run for 12hours to see how the board would fare.|
The benches and tests used on the motherboard were:
Super PI 1m and 32m
3DMark05 and 3DMark06 @ 1024 x 768 and 1280 x 1024
Counter Strike Source @ 1024 x 768 and 1280 x 1024
Note also that I lived with and used the board for a period of around 2 weeks to check out fully any issues that I found.
As usual there were no problems with installing Windows etc and this all worked out of the box, after simply changing the RAM timings to suit and memory voltage to 2.1v.
* Please note that there has been a change of CPU and although this is basically the same CPU, there may be differences in results.