Asus Blitz Extreme P35 Socket 775 Motherboard
Published: 16th August 2007 | Source: Asus | Price: |
To ensure that all reviews on Overclock3D are fair, consistent and unbiased, a standard set of hardware and software is used whenever possible during the comparative testing of two or more products. The configuration used in this review can be seen below:
|Asus Blitz Extreme||Asus P5K3 Deluxe||Asus P5K Deluxe|
|Processor||Intel Core2Duo E4300 @ 3.0ghz (333x9)|
|Memory||Kingston PC3-11000 2GB DDR3 (7-7-7-20) @ 1333mhz||Kingston PC2-9600 2GB DDR2 (5-5-5-15) @ 1066mhz|
|Graphics Card||XpertVision ATI X1950Pro PCI-E 512mb (Stock)|
|Hard Disk||Hitachi Deskstar 80GB 7K80 SATA2 7200RPM 8mb|
|CPU Cooling||Stock Intel Aluminium Cooler|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows XP (SP2) 32bit - Latest Patches|
|Graphics Drivers||ATI Catalyst 7.4.44981 (Latest Official)|
|Motherboard Drivers||Intel INF 8.300.1013|
During the testing of the 3 boards above, special care was taken to ensure that the BIOS settings used matched whenever possible. A fresh install of Windows XP (SP2) was also used between switching boards, preventing any possible performance issues due to left-over drivers from the previous motherboard install.
To guarantee a broad range of results, the following benchmark utilities were used:
• Sisoft Sandra XI SP2 (CPU, Memory & HDD tests)
• SuperPI Mod v1.4 (1m and 16m)
• Cinebench 9.5
• HDTach 184.108.40.206
• Quake 4
With a whole host of BIOS options aimed at squeezing every last drop of performance out of your hardware, the Blitz Extreme certainly seems well equipped to break the overclocking records previously set by the P35 chipset based Asus P5K and Abit IP35 Pro motherboards reviewed here at Overclock3D.
Using only the BIOS to overclock the installed C2D E4300 processor, and with a maximum safe vcore voltage of 1.50v, I was able to achieve the following results:
Unfortunately the E4300 review processor is a bit of a poor performer when it comes to FSB overclocking and couldn't really provide us with any worthwhile results. Therefore, for the FSB results below only, the E4300 was swapped out for an E6700 which has been known to run at FSB speeds of 520mhz and above.