XFX 650i Ultra Socket 775 Motherboard
Published: 5th June 2007 | Source: XFX | Price: |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.
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
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.
|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 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.