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Asus BLITZ Extreme Intel P35 Express DDR3 Motherboard Review

Asus BLITZ Extreme Intel P35 Express DDR3 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Asus BLITZ Extreme motherboard is based around Intel's P35 Express Northbridge and ICH9R Southbridge chipsets. It supports up to 8GB of DDR3 1333/1066/800 MHz memory.
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Motherboard Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3., Quake 4

CryTek FarCry 1.33 Source: Ubisoft

Real-time editing, bump mapping, static lights, network system, integrated physics system, shaders, shadows, and a dynamic music system are just some of the state of-the-art features that the CryENGINE offers. The game was set to Ultra quality and the Ubisoft's Regulator demo was run.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportCryTek FarCry 1.33
Regulator LQ 640x480 FPS Ranking
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800 A64 5000+) 185.2
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800 A64 5000+) 170.27
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 171.25
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 175.26
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 262.14
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 248.63
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 258.65
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 245.21
Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H (975X 266/800 C2D E6600) 243.21
MSI 975X Platinum (975X 266/800 C2D E6600) 242.41
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 241.05
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 242.58
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 242.31
MSI P965 Platinum (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 238.41
Gigabyte 965P-DQ6 (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 242.47
Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 (P35 266/1066 C2D E6600) 245.81
MSI P35 Platinum (P35 266/1066 C2D E6600) 252.04
MSI P35 Platinum (P35 333/1066 C2D E6750) 262.41
Biostar TP35D3-A7 Deluxe (333/1333 C2D E6750) 258.13
Asus BLITZ Formula (P35 333/1066 C2D E6750) 265.71
Asus BLITZ Extreme (333/1333 C2D E6750) 259.14

FarCry framerates are nice and high, the Asus BLITZ Extreme will not disappoint as a gaming platform.

ID Software Doom 3 1.3 Source: id Software

Doom 3 takes advantage of the latest videocard technology and pushes the processing power of the CPU to its absolute limit. At its highest setting, Ultra quality, texture sizes pass the 500MB mark which means even tomorrow's videocards will have a hard time running everything. The frame rates in the game itself are locked at 60 fps so anything above that point is wasted. Each test is run three times with the third run being recorded.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportID Software Doom 3 1.3
LQ 640x480: Points Ranking
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800 A64 5000+) 148.4
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800 A64 5000+) 144.5
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 144.3
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 141.1
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 206.8
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 204.3
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 206.7
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 203.5
Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H (975X 266/800 C2D E6600) 206.3
MSI 975X Platinum (975X 266/800 C2D E6600) 205.9
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 205.7
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 206.7
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 205.8
MSI P965 Platinum (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 205.3
Gigabyte 965P-DQ6 (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 203.5
Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 (P35 266/1066 C2D E6600) 210.6
MSI P35 Platinum (P35 266/1066 C2D E6600) 212.5
MSI P35 Platinum (P35 333/1066 C2D E6750) 233.4
Biostar TP35D3-A7 Deluxe (333/1333 C2D E6750) 223
Asus BLITZ Formula (P35 333/1066 C2D E6750) 235.1
Asus BLITZ Extreme (333/1333 C2D E6750) 226.3

Doom 3 framerates from the Asus BLITZ Extreme motherboard are nice and high.

ID Software Quake 4 1.3

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 1.3
LQ 640x480: Points Ranking
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800 A64 5000+) 154.4
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800 A64 5000+) 152.9
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 150.5
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 146.4
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 203.7
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 200.6
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 203.5
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 266/800 C2D E6600 GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 198.7
Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H (975X 266/800 C2D E6600) 202.5
MSI 975X Platinum (975X 266/800 C2D E6600) 202.8
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 202.8
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 202.6
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 202.4
MSI P965 Platinum (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 202.1
Gigabyte 965P-DQ6 (P965 266/800 C2D E6600) 201.2
Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 (P35 266/1066 C2D E6600) 205.8
MSI P35 Platinum (P35 266/1066 C2D E6600) 207.5
MSI P35 Platinum (P35 333/1066 C2D E6750) 227.9
Biostar TP35D3-A7 Deluxe (333/1333 C2D E6750) 223.6
Asus BLITZ Formula (P35 333/1066 C2D E6750) 228.4
Asus BLITZ Extreme (333/1333 C2D E6750) 225.8

In the last benchmark of the day the Asus BLITZ Extreme puts on another good show and is definitely a fast motherboard for gaming.

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Contents of Article: ASUS BLITZ Extreme
 Pg 1.  Asus BLITZ Extreme Intel P35 Express DDR3 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Enthusiast Friendly Accessories
 Pg 3.  Asus Watercooled Chipset Heatsink
 Pg 4.  BLITZ Extreme Motherboard Highlights
 Pg 5.  The Intel P35 Express and ICH9 Chipsets
 Pg 6.  BLITZ Extreme 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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