Abit IP35 Pro Intel socket 775 Motherboard
Author: Matt Kemp
As usual Abit have done a sterling job bringing a board out with the P35 chipset. The board is one of the best laid out boards I've seen with very little to fault it and even the heatpipe cooling solution does the job admirably.
Overclocking and stability are the boards areas of expertise. The board is incredibly stable and I feel confident that Abit are onto a winner with this one. Overclocking is excellent, due mainly to the boards solid stability. 520FSB is a very good figure for a board with stock cooling and no volt-mods. I would not hesitate to recommend this board to anyone who is looking to build an Intel based PC right now.
Priced at around £116 from our recommended retailers below, the IP35 Pro also represents great value for money for such a great bundle of features.
The only things that may hold you back are the lack of a proper multi-GPU platform, and lack of DDR3 support may also put you off. Having said that, with multi-GPU being somewhat of a waste of money, and DDR3 very expensive right now these are things you may overlook.
The Abit IP35 Pro get's an "Editors Choice" Award as well as "Value For Money" - a top motherboard at a great price.
+ Class-leading stability
+ Great overclocking
+ Excellent layout
+ Good gaming performance
* Decent general performance
* Decent bundle
* Nice looks
- Lack of multi-GPU support
- No DDR3 support
Thanks to Abit for providing the review sample
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