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Foxconn Mars Intel P35 Express Motherboard Review

Foxconn Mars Intel P35 Express Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Foxconn MARS motherboard certainly looks like a great enthusiast friendly motherboard, particularly because it's based on Intel's hot P35 Express and ICH9R chipsets.
Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Foxconn Dec 04 2007   Colin Sun  
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Test System Specs, SYSmark 2007 Pre. Benchmarks

The details of how the Foxconn MARS motherboard test system was configured for benchmarking, including the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions are indicated below. In the second column are the general specs for the reference platforms this Intel P35 Express based system is to be compared against. Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results.

PCSTATS Test System Configurations
Test System Reference System #1
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (775)
Clock Speed: 8 x 333 = 2.66 GHz 9 x 266 MHz = 2.4 GHz
Motherboard: Foxconn MARS (P35 Express)

Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 Express)
Asus BLITZ Formula (P35 Express)
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i)

Videocard: MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E
Memory:

2x 1024MB Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF (DDR2)

Hard Drive: 74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740
CDROM: AOpen Combo 52x
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 510 SLI
Heatsink: Intel E6750 Reference
Software Setup:

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
Intel INF 8.30.1013
nVIDIA Forceware 163.75

Benchmarks:

SYSMark 2007
SiSoft Sandra XII
Super Pi Mod 1.5
PCMark Vantage
3DMark06
Quake 4
FEAR

SYSmark2007 Preview 1.01 Source: Bapco

SYSmark 2007 Preview is an application-based benchmark that reflects usage patterns of business users in the areas of Video creation, E-learning, 3D Modeling and Office Productivity. This new release includes a robust and refreshed set of applications. The new release also incorporates numerous new features and enhancements such as an improved GUI allowing streamlined start-up and run along with a heads-up-display (HUD) and automated error reporting.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSYSMark 2007
Overall: Points Ranking
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066) 139
Asus BLITZ Formula (P35 200/1066) 132
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066) 138
Foxconn MARS (P35 333/1066) 137
E-Learning: Points Ranking
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066) 146
Asus BLITZ Formula (P35 200/1066) 147
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066) 145
Foxconn MARS (P35 333/1066) 142
Videocreation: Points Ranking
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066) 119
Asus BLITZ Formula (P35 200/1066) 96
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066) 117
Foxconn MARS (P35 333/1066) 118
Productivity: Points Ranking
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066) 150
Asus BLITZ Formula (P35 200/1066) 150
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066) 149
Foxconn MARS (P35 333/1066) 145
3D: Points Ranking
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066) 144
Asus BLITZ Formula (P35 200/1066) 144
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066) 145
Foxconn MARS (P35 333/1066) 143

All motherboards perform about the same here in the SysMark 2007 Preview test benchmark. The Foxconn MARS is perfectly adequate for workstation tasks.

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Contents of Article: Foxconn MARS
 Pg 1.  Foxconn Mars Intel P35 Express Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  The Foxconn MARS motherboard highlights
 Pg 3.  Overclocking a Foxconn MARS Motherboard
 Pg 4.  — Test System Specs, SYSmark 2007 Pre. Benchmarks
 Pg 5.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 6.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark06, Quake 4, FEAR
 Pg 8.  PCSTATS Maximum Motherboard Overclocking Chart & Conclusions

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