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Foxconn DigitaLife X38A Intel X38 Express Motherboard Review

Foxconn DigitaLife X38A Intel X38 Express Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: In this review PCSTATS is testing out Foxconn's DigitaLife X38A motherboard, an Intel X38 Express and Intel ICH9R platform that supports both DDR2 and DDR3 memory formats.
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External Mfg. Website: Foxconn Jan 15 2008   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 333/1066) 9385
Foxconn MARS (P35 333/1066) 9230
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB Single) 9566
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB SLI) 11375
Biostar TF7150V-M7 (GF 7150 333/1066 Onboard Graphics) 384
Biostar TF7150V-M7 (GF 7150 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 9365
Asus Maximus Extreme (X38 333/1333) 9360
Foxconn DigitaLife X38A (X38 333/800 DDR2) 9415
Foxconn DigitaLife X38A (X38 333/1333 DDR3) 9355
CPU: Points Ranking
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066) 2399
Asus BLITZ Formula (P35 333/1066) 2384
Foxconn MARS (P35 333/1066) 2344
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB Single) 2345
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB SLI) 2354
Biostar TF7150V-M7 (GF 7150 333/1066 Onboard Graphics) 2352
Biostar TF7150V-M7 (GF 7150 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 2341
Asus Maximus Extreme (X38 333/1333) 2373
Foxconn DigitaLife X38A (X38 333/800 DDR2) 2413
Foxconn DigitaLife X38A (X38 333/1333 DDR3) 2386

3DMark06 results between all platforms are about the same... then again, this test is more of a videocard benchmark anyway.

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 333/1066) 224.5
Foxconn MARS (P35 333/1066) 207.1
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB Single) 213.7
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB SLI) 215.7
Biostar TF7150V-M7 (GF 7150 333/1066 Onboard Graphics) 23.3
Biostar TF7150V-M7 (GF 7150 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 202.2
Asus Maximus Extreme (X38 333/1333) 221.6
Foxconn DigitaLife X38A (X38 333/800 DDR2) 227.6
Foxconn DigitaLife X38A (X38 333/1333 DDR3) 220.4
UQ 1024x768: FPS Ranking
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066) 206.1
Asus BLITZ Formula (P35 333/1066) 207.9
Foxconn MARS (P35 333/1066) 183.7
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB Single) 191.6
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB SLI) 204.6
Biostar TF7150V-M7 (GF 7150 333/1066 Onboard Graphics) 52.7
Biostar TF7150V-M7 (GF 7150 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 170
Asus Maximus Extreme (X38 333/1333) 208.5
Foxconn DigitaLife X38A (X38 333/800 DDR2) 208.9
Foxconn DigitaLife X38A (X38 333/1333 DDR3) 206.3

At lower resolutions the Foxconn DigitaLife X38A clearly prefers DDR2 memory, but interestingly at higher resolutions the limit of the videocard starts to come into play and things are much closer.

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 1.04
Minimum 640x480: FPS Ranking
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066) 554
Asus BLITZ Formula (P35 333/1066) 572
Foxconn MARS (P35 333/1066) 551
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB Single) 545
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB SLI) 535
Biostar TF7150V-M7 (GF 7150 333/1066 Onboard Graphics) 145
Biostar TF7150V-M7 (GF 7150 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 558
Asus Maximus Extreme (X38 333/1333) 563
Foxconn DigitaLife X38A (X38 333/800 DDR2) 575
Foxconn DigitaLife X38A (X38 333/1333 DDR3) 562
Maximum 1024x768: FPS Ranking
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 333/1066) 124
Asus BLITZ Formula (P35 333/1066) 125
Foxconn MARS (P35 333/1066) 126
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB Single) 134
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB SLI) 201
Biostar TF7150V-M7 (GF 7150 333/1066 Onboard Graphics) 3
Biostar TF7150V-M7 (GF 7150 333/1066 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 122
Asus Maximus Extreme (X38 333/1333) 124
Foxconn DigitaLife X38A (X38 333/800 DDR2) 130
Foxconn DigitaLife X38A (X38 333/1333 DDR3) 123

FEAR results also show that games prefer the lower latencies of DDR2 memory over DDR3. That may change with quad core processors but then again the software must also support that feature too.

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Contents of Article: Foxconn DigitaLife X38A
 Pg 1.  Foxconn DigitaLife X38A Intel X38 Express Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Intel X38 Express - Performance Tuned
 Pg 3.  Motherboard Highlights Photo Gallery
 Pg 4.  Overclocking with Foxconn
 Pg 5.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SYSmark 2007 Preview
 Pg 6.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage
 Pg 8.  — Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark06, Quake 4, FEAR
 Pg 9.  PCSTATS Maximum Motherboard Overclocking Chart & Conclusions

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