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Biostar TP35D3-A7 Deluxe Intel P35 DDR3 Motherboard Review

Biostar TP35D3-A7 Deluxe Intel P35 DDR3 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Based on the DDR3 version of the Intel P35 Express chipset (and ICH9R southbridge), the Biostar TP35D3-A7 Deluxe motherboard comes supporting a wide array of SOHO and enthusiast gamer friendly features.
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PCSTATS Maximum Motherboard Overclocking Chart & Conclusions

Overclocking is alive and well! PCSTATS has all the details you need to see at a glance to know which board is best. The chart we've compiled below lists the highest overclocked Front Side Bus speeds we were able to achieve while maintaining 100% stability.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportMaximum Intel Motherboard Overclocking Results
Motherboards Max FSB
(MHz)
Ranking
Biostar TP35D3-A7 Deluxe (Intel P35 Express/DDR3)*

512

MSI P35 Platinum (Intel P35 Express) 504
Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 (Intel P35 Express) 482
Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus (nVIDIA nForce 650i SLI) 472
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (nVIDIA nForce 680i SLI) 450
MSI P6N SLI Platinum (nVIDIA nForce 650i SLI) 435
Abit AB9 Pro (Intel P965 Express) 420
Asus P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP (Intel P965 Express) 420
ECS NF650iSLIT-A (nVIDIA nForce 650i SLI) 412
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (nVIDIA nForce 590i SLI) 410
Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 (Intel P965 Express) 406
Asus P5B-E (Intel P965 Express) 406
Asus P5W64 WS Professional (Intel 975X Express) 400
Abit AW9D-MAX (Intel 975X Express) 385
MSI P965 Platinum (Intel P965 Express) 375
Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H (Intel 975X Express) 368
MSI 975X Platinum (Intel 975X Express) 360
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (Intel P965 Express) 352
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (Intel P965 Express) 352
ECS PN1 SLI2 (nVIDIA nForce 590i SLI) 350
Epox EP-5P945 Pro (Intel 945 Express) 350
Biostar Tforce P965 Deluxe (Intel P965 Express) 341
Biostar P4M890-M7 (VIA P4M890) 336
Foxconn G9657MA-8KS2H (Intel G965 Express) 333
Gigabyte GA-945PL-S3 (Intel 945PL Express) 255
Typical Test System Specifications: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4 GHz), 2GB Corsair Twin2X2048-8888C4DF DDR2 Memory, MSI NX7800GTX-T2D256E. Please see individual review for more specific test details.
* - Tested with Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (2.67 GHz) and 2GB Corsair Twin3X2048-1800C7D DDR3 memory.
If you're new to Overclocking and not sure what to do, check out these two excellent Guides for some pointers:Overclocking the CPU and Memory, Overclocking the Videocard

The Biostar TP35D3-A7 Deluxe motherboard is the fastest motherboard we've ever tested here at PCSTATS, reaching a blistering 512 MHz FSB! Talk about fast, Intel sure has a winner with its P35 Express and if you want to overclock, look no further! In the spirit of full disclosure, I'm compelled to point out the obvious - all other platforms are tested with DDR2 memory.

Impact of DDR3 muted by dual-core CPU, but Biostar put on a good show!

Biostar certainly means business when it comes to overclocking market! The company has made a huge splash with its Sigma-Gate videocards that allow voltage adjustments, so we're happy to see its motherboard efforts progressing well.

The Biostar TP35D3-A7 is definitely one attractive (DDR3) Intel P35 Express based motherboard. On paper it has a comprehensive feature set, including two external SATA ports. What you might be more interested in if you're a tweaker is the BIOS, Biostar has a lot of fun options here.

We would have liked to see a second PCI Express x16 slot, even it was capped at PCIe x4 levels. The Intel P35 Express technically supports AMD CrossFire technology, and many boards in the Biostar TP35D3-A7's class support this feature. Other than that, and a half hearted attempt at a Port 80 card, Biostar has put together a very well rounded motherboard here. We particularly like the fact that all solid aluminum capacitors are used in place of the electrolytic variety.

The performance of the motherboard, or more specifically the Intel P35 Express chipset with DDR3 memory, was interesting to say the least. It's pretty clear from the benchmark results that there is no advantage from using DDR3 memory when using a dual core processor over what's possible with an equivalent DDR2/P35 Express platform. Both are very fast, and better than what was attainable with a 1066MHz FSB processor, lets not overlook that. Yet with dual core processors the 1333 MHz FSB seems to take a back seat to the latency of the DDR2 or DDR3 memory. As the benchmarks indicate, a combination of a DDR2 and the Intel P35 Express chipset is more than enough for a dual core processor.

I think this situation will change dramatically when quad core processors become mainstream. Once that happens memory bandwidth required from the processor will double and DDR3 will be a lot more attractive. Of course, it's difficult to predict exactly what will happen without a quad core chip handy, but manufacturers certainly are betting on the DDR3 memory standard. In any case, the P35 Express with DDR3 and a 1333MHz FSB Core 2 Duo processor runs very well in its own right. Only when compared directly against a DDR2 version does the DDR3 platform loose a little lustre.

The Biostar TP35D3-A7 Deluxe motherboard really shines when it comes to overclocking. Intel's P35 Express is a great overclocking chipset and the Biostar board was able to reach an incredible 512 MHz FSB! Just imagine the overclocking possibilities with a board like this and a screamer like the 1333MHz FSB Intel Core 2 Duo E6750!

To be frank, for users with a 1333MHz FSB Core 2 Duo processor in their hot little hands already, you may be better served by the DDR2 version of this board (Biostar TP35D2-A7), particularly considering the cost of DDR3 memory right now. Retailing for $168 CDN ($160 US, £79 GBP), the Biostar TP35D3-A7 Deluxe is competitively priced, and its overclocking prowess should make it a winner with enthusiasts planning on adopting the 1333MHz FSB Core 2 Quad processor and some quick DDR3 memory.

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Contents of Article: Biostar TP35D3-A7 Deluxe
 Pg 1.  Biostar TP35D3-A7 Deluxe Intel P35 DDR3 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  TP35D3-A7 Deluxe Motherboard Highlights
 Pg 3.  Introduction to the DDR3 Memory Standard
 Pg 4.  Introducing the Intel P35 Express and ICH9 Chipsets
 Pg 5.  Overclocking the Biostar Motherboard
 Pg 6.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sysmark 2004
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sysmark 2004 Continued
 Pg 8.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PC Worldbench (Graphics)
 Pg 9.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PC Worldbench (Office)
 Pg 10.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PC Worldbench (Data Crunching)
 Pg 11.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 12.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark05
 Pg 13.  Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 14.  Motherboard Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3., Quake 4
 Pg 15.  — PCSTATS Maximum Motherboard Overclocking Chart & Conclusions

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