XFX 650i Ultra Socket 775 Motherboard

Installation and Test Setup

Installation

Installation was not much different to normal except for the fact that I could not fit the Scythe Infinity onto the board the right way round.

xfx 650i ultra installed xfx 650i ultra installed 2

As you maye be able to see I had to install the Scythe Infinity sideways and fit the fan on the right. This isn't too much of an issue for me but as I have said previously it may affect those who want to install a bit cooler face-on.

Test Setup

The following test setup was as following:

Core2Duo E6700 ES
XFX 650i Ultra 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 and the abit IN9 32x Max Review.

Testing

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

Cinebench:

CPU Rendering
OpenGL

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 was 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.
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05-06-2007, 12:17:42

JN
"XFX are well known for producing high-quality, high-speed graphics cards. Now they're stepping it up and getting into main-boards. I take a look at the 650i Ultra and see if they do as good a job"

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...135425942s.jpg

Posted on behalf of Kempez... Read HereQuote

05-06-2007, 12:23:15

robump
Thats pretty cool, i went for evga 680i though, by the way your link to the forums on the review is dead.

When you review stuff do you just get given it to test?

Did you get my pm?

Thanks

RobQuote

05-06-2007, 12:40:11

ionicle
cool review, i didnt expect that board to do so well tbh Quote
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