some discussions for and against removing overclocking benchmarks from PCstats
reviews altogether, we have decided to change how we do things. From now on,
PCstats reviews will simply list the maximum overclocked speed a motherboard is
able to achieve here, rather than include an overclocked score for each
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 have a
better idea of which manufacturer really does produce the best goods for
enthusiasts! Here's a brief list of Intel motherboards and their maximum
overclocked speeds (Intel Pentium 4 3.0C test processor) as compared to the
Gigabyte GA-8TRS350MT motherboard.
pleasantly surprised at how well the Gigabyte GA-8TRX330-L overclocked. A speed
of 227 MHz FSB is very nice considering there are no multiplier or voltage
adjustments available in the BIOS!
Looks like ATi is serious!
Following the lead of nVIDIA, ATi has branched out from the
videocard sector into the chipset world, and the company is learning
first chipset, the RS300 was a bit on the slow side and had some memory
compatibility issues. The company improved on things with its RS350 (Radeon 9100
IGP PRO) and the RX330 is even better. ATi has dropped the "Radeon" name which
allows the chipset to create its own identity without being bound to
The Gigabyte GA-8TRX330-L is a no frills workstation style
motherboard with only integrated audio and a Gigabit ethernet controller to
boast about. Five 32bit PCI slots fulfill future expansion requirements. The
layout of the motherboard is very good, but the placement of the DIMM slots
relative to the AGP 8X slot is pretty tight.
previous ATi chipsets seemed a bit... lacking in performance, the RX330 is
positive step in the right direction. It's still slower than Intel's i865PE, but
not by too much. The Gigabyte GA-8TRX330-L overclocked to 227 MHz FSB, which is
quite impressive; it would be interesting to see how much further it would allow
us to overclock with better BIOS voltage options.
still in the market for a Socket 478 motherboard, perhaps you should take a peek
at the Gigabyte GA-8TRX330-L. It offers a good alternative to the ordinary Intel
based chipsets, and is not lacking in good mainstream
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2. Asus P4R800-V Deluxe Motherboard Review
3. AOpen AX4SG Max II i865G Motherboard
4. Gigabyte GA-8TRS300M Radeon 9100 IGP
5. VIA PT880 Reference Pentium 4 Motherboard