Asus Blitz Extreme P35 Socket 775 Motherboard

Conclusion

Conclusion

Asus have taken all the best qualities from their previous motherboards, combined it with feedback from enthusiasts and come Asus Blitz Extremeout with a product that satisfies on every level. Not only is the Asus Blitz packed to the brim with features like Fusion water cooling, Voltiminder LED, Crosslinx and LCD Poster but the board performs like an absolute gem too.

In addition to this, the Blitz Extreme will have even the most hardcore overclockers beaming from ear to ear. With a BIOS that's jam packed with features and an insane range of voltages options, the Blitz is designed to help you get out every ounce of performance from you hardware without being overly complicated.
As you'd expect from an Asus board, the Blitz Extreme has a superb layout. All connectors on the board are just where you'd expect to find them and there are no stray molex connectors or other anomalies that are often common on motherboards from other manufacturers.

Priced at £150-160 on most websites, the Blitz Extreme may not be the cheapest P35 based motherboard available - but you certainly get what you pay for. With the wealth features and excellent overclocking abilities of the board, it's worth every penny!

Komplett Tekheads


The Good
• Sexy looking board with no stupid colour schemes.
• Supports Crossfire in x8 x8 configuration (rather than x16 x4 on other P35 boards).
• Decent quality add-in sound card.
• Wide range of voltages in BIOS (including some insane ones!).
• Ability to save BIOS settings.
• Decent performance, especially in memory benchmarks.
• Great layout, and handy features such as 3-in-1 Q-Connectors and right-angle SATA connectors.
• Good package including a full version of S.T.A.L.K.E.R, plenty of cables and a diagnostic LCD display.
• Fusion water block system for keeping Northbridge, Southbridge, Crosslinx and Mosfets cool.

The Mediocre
• Running Crossfire will more than likely only leave you with one PCI slot!
• Cannot be run without water cooling connected to the Fusion block.

The Bad
• Nothing to report.


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Most Recent Comments

16-08-2007, 16:22:22

JN
"After the success of Asus' first P35 chipset motherboard, we've been given the opportunity to test the tweaked out "Republic of Gamers" version affectionately known as the Blitz. Will it come out all guns blazing or bomb it big time? Read on to find out."

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...120649525s.jpg

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16-08-2007, 16:42:37

ionicle
they've taken there previous motherboards, and just tweaked them to make them slightly better, added a higher pricetag, and shoved it on the market, genious really

oh, and great review

very....extensiveQuote

16-08-2007, 16:55:54

Rastalovich
I think ASUS fans will like this especially, for the reasons ionicle states. Though it does imply that this latest tweak will allow u to get that much more % of an oc.

Outside of this review, I`d like to see a study where some1 takes 1 set of a full pc hardware install, and install the OS on it a large number of times. Each time take the benchmarks like XMS has used, and find out how much a difference u get in terms of a % each time. It`ll be small, I`d think, but it would add proof to my thinking that one board beating another in a finite benchmark doesn`t necessarily mean anything, unless it goes over a %.

My theory being, u build a setup and install u`r OS fully and u`ll get 1 result. Next time around, wipe the drive, and re-install everything and u`r result will be off by a few %.Quote
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