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ASRock 775V88 VIA PT880 Motherboard Review

ASRock 775V88 VIA PT880 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: ASRock's boards are based on the same technology as other current chipset products, but are built with less frills, and less expensive components.
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External Mfg. Website: ASRock Nov 26 2004   Colin Sun  
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Maximum Motherboard Overclocking and Conclusion

After some discussion for and against removing overclocking benchmarks entirely from PCstats reviews, we have decided to include them, but change how they are presented. From now on, PCstats reviews will simply list the maximum overclocked speed a motherboard is able to achieve, rather than including overclocked scores in each and every benchmark.

Since overclocking can be a very subjective skill, we feel it makes more sense to keep our benchmarks focused on the stock performance of system components. Plus, by listing the maximum overclocked speeds of various similar motherboards here, you'll have a better idea of which manufacturer produces the best goods for enthusiasts!

Maximum Overclocked Speeds - PCstats Results

Intel Motherboard Results

Chipset

FSB

Ranking

DFI LANParty 875P-T i875P 257 MHz
Albatron PX915P-AGPe 915P 247 MHz
Albatron PX915G Pro 915G 244 MHz
MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum 915P 243 MHz
Epox EP-5EGA+ 915G 220 MHz
Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D 925X 216 MHz
Gigabyte GA-8GPNXP 915P 216 MHz
ASRock 775V88 PT880 214 MHz

While the VIA PT880 based ASRock 775V88 performs well at stock speeds, the chipset simply doesn't overclock well at all. We saw this with the reference board and it's apparent again with this motherboard. It's unlikely that ASRock intended to build the ultimate overclocking product anyway.

Heck of a value!!!

ASRock might be a name that most are unfamiliar with, but I'm sure you've heard of their parent company Asus. With a retail price of just $76 CDN ($63 US), the ASRock 775V88 does not come with much - only a 5.1 onboard audio codec and a 10/100 NIC - but for a home or workstation PC the basics are typically just fine.

The overall design and layout of the ASRock 775V88 is good, aside from the floppy drive connector being oddly positioned at the bottom of the motherboard, and the close proximity of the Northbridge heatsink to the AGP slot. The VIA PT880 does not generate a lot of heat, so a passive heatsink is also more than sufficient for cooling.

As the benchmarks have shown, the performance of the ASRock 775V88 is quite impressive for its class. It kept up within a few percentage points of the 925X based Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D, and i875P DFI LANParty 875P-T in office and system benchmarks. Both of these motherboards easily retail for two or three times what the ASRock 775V88 does. Gaming performance was good, though the memory bandwidth of the board hampered it slightly, most notably in the UT 2004 benchmark.

ASRock's socket 775 Pentium 4 775V88 motherboard is a good solution for anyone seeking to assemble a PCs for dull workstation-style tasks, or for the budget conscious gamer. If you equip this board properly, it'll fly with the best of them. With such an affordable sticker price, ASRock has a sure winner on their hands!

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4. Gigabyte GA-8GPNXP Duo 915P Motherboard Review
5. Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D Motherboard Review

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Contents of Article: ASRock 775V88
 Pg 1.  ASRock 775V88 VIA PT880 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Overclocking and BIOS
 Pg 3.  System Spec's and Benchmarks
 Pg 4.  Winstone 2004, Winbench 99
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2004, Super Pi
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: PCMark04, 3DMark2001
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: AquaMark3, Comanche 4
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: X2: The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: UT2004, Doom 3
 Pg 10.  — Maximum Motherboard Overclocking and Conclusion

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