XFX 650i Ultra Socket 775 Motherboard

Test Results - Stability Testing, Super PI and SiSoft Sandra

Stability

For the Stability test I ran Orthos which is a dual Prime95 stress test, alongside dual Folding @ Home instances of the console client. To spice this up and really test the board I ran RTHDRIBL alongside this. This is a real test of the boards stability at stock and will show how well it would run in a situation where the board was being stressed to the limit. Please be aware that the XFX 650i Ultra board BIOS had to be flashed before performing this test as the overclocking options were not saving after being set beforehand.

oc3d stability test failed

Unfortunately the XFX board failed to pass our rather rigorous testing and froze/rebooted after 3 and a half hours. Although this is a slight disappointment I will point out that apart from this the board ran perfect at stock including foliding@home for two weeks solid.

Super PI 1 million and 32 million

Super PI is 100% the only choice for a quick bench of your top-end rig. It gives a quick and easy estimate of the relative speed of your CPU. The C2D's are now infamous for the their very fast PI times. I've pitted the XFX against some of the best boards on the market, how will it do?

super pi 1 mil

The XFX does pretty well here, keeping up with all of the other top-end boards which is pretty good.

Super PI 32million

A longer run of the Super PI benchmark shows stability and speed in a quick convenient test.

super pi 32mil xfx 650i ultra

The XFX lags behind a little on the longer Super PI 32 million testing here, showing again the the 600 series platform does seem to be behind a little on this benchmark.

Memory Bandwidth and Latency

Core architecture has made the Intel platform perform much better than previous generations. SiSoft was always a benchmark that AMD dominated until Core2Duo came out. Our other 600 series board is the IN9, will the XFX 650i Ultra follow suit?

xfx 650i ultra bandwidth

Bandwidth is something the 650i seems again to lag a little behind.

sisoft latency xfx 650i ultra

Another memory-based benchmark and again the XFX slips behind the other boards. It seems that the 650i platform doesn't quite cut it, although it is worth remembering that it is not a top-end board.
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Most Recent Comments

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 Here

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

Rob

05-06-2007, 12:40:11

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

05-06-2007, 12:45:12

ali_james
Nice review, glad you pointed out the green! My 15quid Epox board is green

05-06-2007, 13:17:59

equk
Cool review

I find it wierd that people are talking about mobo's (or hardware in general) when they mention 'colour schemes' etc

Reminds me of this thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='XMS'
Agreed! it won't be long before we have colour coded processors, ram and graphics cards that match up with the relevant slots on the motherboard (or are Gigabyte already doing this with their technicoloured mobo's) :P
Not like the old days

05-06-2007, 14:39:06

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='equk'

Not like the old days
QT. I remember marveling at one of Abits first mobo's that used a brownish PCB and thinking how cool that was compared to the green ones. Of course the PCI slots were white and the AGP,RAM and PATA slots black.

05-06-2007, 16:49:03

BUFF
it's the same 650i Ultra nVidia reference mobo as eVga (& no doubt others) also provide.

bit surprised that it isn't significantly cheaper than a 650i SLI solution though.

13-06-2007, 06:28:44

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='BUFF'
it's the same 650i Ultra nVidia reference mobo as eVga (& no doubt others) also provide.

bit surprised that it isn't significantly cheaper than a 650i SLI solution though.
Ye I was slightly surprised at that too

Not a BAD mobo, just nothing special
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