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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.
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External Mfg. Website: Foxconn Dec 04 2007   Colin Sun  
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Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark06, Quake 4, FEAR

Futuremark 3DMark06 1.0.2 Source: FutureMark

3DMark06 is the worldwide standard in advanced 3D game performance benchmarking. A fundamental tool for every company in the PC industry as well as PC users and gamers, 3DMark06 uses advanced real-time 3D game workloads to measure PC performance using a suite of DirectX 9 3D graphics tests, CPU tests, and 3D feature tests. 3DMark06 tests include all new HDR/SM3.0 graphics tests, SM2.0 graphics tests, AI and physics driven single and multiple cores or processor CPU tests and a collection of comprehensive feature tests to reliably measure next generation gaming performance today.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFuturemark 3DMark06 1.0.2
Overall: Points Ranking
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066) 9409
Asus BLITZ Formula (P35 200/1066) 9385
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066) 9566
Foxconn MARS (P35 333/1066) 9230
CPU: Points Ranking
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066) 2399
Asus BLITZ Formula (P35 200/1066) 2384
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066) 2345
Foxconn MARS (P35 333/1066) 2344

3DMark06 results are certainly interesting because the motherboards vary by a bit. The Foxconn MARS comes in last in this test, but not by much.

ID Software Quake 4 1.04

Source: id Software

Quake 4 is the latest shooter from ID and is based on the Doom 3 engine. Tweaked to for more eye candy, Quake 4 promises to be tougher on videocards and systems than its predecessor was. Quake 4 also does not have a 60 fps limiter like Doom 3, with the Ultra setting, graphic textures can surpass the 500MB mark! Each test is run three times and with the third run being recorded.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportID Software Quake 4 1.04
LQ 640x480: FPS Ranking
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066) 215.2
Asus BLITZ Formula (P35 200/1066) 224.5
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066) 213.7
Foxconn MARS (P35 333/1066) 212.4

Quake 4 results for all motherboards are very close. You wouldn't be able to tell the difference between each platform.

Sierra FEAR 1.08

Source: Sierra

FEAR is Sierra's latest first person shooter which relies heavily on DirectX 9 features. With its "Soft Shadows" feature enabled, even the fastest videocards run at a crawl, FEAR is definitely the new benchmark for future FPS games to follow.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSierra FEAR 1.08
Minimum 640x480: FPS Ranking
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066) 554
Asus BLITZ Formula (P35 200/1066) 572
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066) 545
Foxconn MARS (P35 333/1066) 551
Maximum 1024x768: FPS Ranking
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066) 124
Asus BLITZ Formula (P35 200/1066) 125
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066) 134
Foxconn MARS (P35 333/1066) 126

The framerates in FEAR are awesome; we're seeing 126 fps when running in Maximum mode with a resolution of 1024x768!

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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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