Abit IP35 Pro Intel socket 775 Motherboard

Test Setup and 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.

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Now here's how I tested.

Test Setup

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
Sony DVD-Rom/CD-RW
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

SiSoft Sandra:

Processor Arithmatic
Procsssor Multemedia
Memory Bandwidth
Memory Latency

3DMark05 and 3DMark06 @ 1024 x 768 and 1280 x 1024

Counter Strike Source @ 1024 x 768 and 1280 x 1024

HD Tach


CPU Rendering

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.
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Most Recent Comments

14-02-2007, 08:41:40

Top dollar...but is it a top board?

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14-02-2007, 09:13:14

Great review Kemp, nice bunch of packaging akin to the rocketboy type of stuffz. I do wish the µguru thing was more of a 5.25 bay thingy tbh. Last time I checked, retailers were ramming these devices down peoples throats for like £11 or so - which amazes me why u never had one in the box ?!?

I would hope these good results will boost a tad more after some bios revisions, board to board I`d expect this one to be a bit better than shown - but meh..

Kewl, I recognize some of those photos too Quote

14-02-2007, 09:27:58

Excellent review as usual mate. The 680i's are toasty little sods for sure, and it's a pity that abit didn't even provide some form of active cooling to try and address the problem. Well done Quote

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