Since overclocking can be a very subjective skill, it
just makes more sense to keep our benchmarks focused on the stock performance of
system components. Plus, by listing the maximum overclocked speeds of various
motherboards here, you'll have a better idea of which manufacturer really does
produce the best goods for enthusiasts!
As we see here
the Albatron PX915P-AGPe is easily the best Socket 775 motherboard we've ever
tested in terms of overclocking! Not too bad at all, Albatron!
A motherboard with a lot of
It should be fairly obvious
that 2004 is a transition year and Albatron has done their best to make
things less costly for consumers. First, since DDR2 memory does not provide any
performance gain over traditional DDR, the Albatron PX915P-AGPe just uses DDR
memory. Second, IDE drives and devices are still a lot more popular than Serial
ATA, and including an additional IDE RAID controller means users can move their
existing HDDs over to the new system. Lastly, having the ability to run an AGP
videocard (albeit in AGPe mode) makes upgrading much easier!
From the results we've seen, the performance of the
Albatron PX915P-AGPe motherboard is very good. Often the Albatron PX915P-AGPe
would challenge for top spot in the benchmarks. In the 3D tests, we saw that
running a high performance videocard like the Albatron GeForce 6800GT through
the PCI bus limits the card's potential, but is still doable for gaming - that's
good, because the AGPe socket is the major selling point of this 915P-based
motherboard. When it comes to overclocking, Albatron is in a league of their
own. The PX915P-AGPe was able to hit a very respectable 247 MHz FSB!
Albatron was clearly thinking about consumers who
upgrade their systems often, and the PX915P-AGPe is easily one of the better
boards we've played with recently. If you want to jump on the Socket 775
bandwagon but can't afford to go all the way at once, the Albatron PX915P-AGPe
offers you a very flexible platform!
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