XFX 650i Ultra Socket 775 Motherboard
Published: 5th June 2007 | Source: XFX | Price: |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.
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 [email protected] 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 32million
A longer run of the Super PI benchmark shows stability and speed in a quick convenient test.
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?