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Asus BLITZ Formula Intel P35 Express DDR2 Motherboard Review

Asus BLITZ Formula Intel P35 Express DDR2 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Asus BLITZ Formula motherboard is based around Intel's P35 Express Northbridge and ICH9R Southbridge chipsets. It supports up to 8GB of DDR2 800/1066 MHz memory.
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External Mfg. Website: ASUS Jan 29 2008   Colin Sun  
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The Asus BLITZ Formula motherboard has two PCI Express x16 slot, three PCI Express x1 slots for high bandwidth devices and two 32 bit PCI slots for legacy hardware (in white). We also see the red IEEE 1394a port, the Power/Reset buttons and a couple of fan headers. Notice the exclusive use of Low ESR solid aluminum capacitors.


The bottom right hand corner of the Asus BLITZ Formula motherboard is very well organized. Seen here are six Serial ATA II ports, the lone IDE connector. Next to the Power/Reset buttons are the three USB 2.0 headers (for six slots) and the front panel I/O connector.


The Asus BLITZ Extreme is equipped with four DDR2 memory slots which can be installed with up to 8GB of memory. The memory is colour coordinated so modules into the same colour slots to enable dual channel operation. The floppy and main 24 pin power connector are placed on the right hand side of the motherboard which keeps those cables out of the way.


There is plenty of space around the 1333MHz supporting Intel Core 2 Duo LGA775 CPU socket. If you happen to install a passive style CPU cooler, you'll want to place fans (included in the package) in the direction of the MOSFET heatsinks.


It's easy to see that heatpipes route heat around from the hot Intel P35 and ICH9R chipsets to the top of the motherboard to be cooled with the CPU heatsink. The setup certainly keep core logic cool without the use of any additional fans.


There are two spaces between the first and second PCI Express x16 videocard slot, so videocards with larger dual-slot heatsinks can be installed.

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Contents of Article: ASUS BLITZ Formula
 Pg 1.  Asus BLITZ Formula Intel P35 Express DDR2 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Impressive Accessory Kit
 Pg 3.  Asus Chipset Cooling Goes Extreme
 Pg 4.  — Motherboard Highlights Gallery
 Pg 5.  Intel P35 Express and ICH9 Chipsets
 Pg 6.  BLITZ Formula Overclocking
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sysmark 2004
 Pg 8.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sysmark 2004 continued
 Pg 9.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PC Worldbench (Graphics)
 Pg 10.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PC Worldbench (Office)
 Pg 11.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PC Worldbench (Data Crunching)
 Pg 12.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 13.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark05
 Pg 14.  Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 15.  Motherboard Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3., Quake 4
 Pg 16.  PCSTATS Maximum Motherboard Overclocking Chart & Conclusions

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