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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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External Mfg. Website: ASUS Jan 30 2008   Max Page  
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BLITZ Extreme Motherboard Highlights

The Asus BLITZ Extreme has two PCI Express x16 slots, three additional 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 Extreme 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 SATA connectors are mounted at a right angle, this way there is less chance of the cables getting in the way of an extra-long videocard.

The Asus BLITZ Extreme is equipped with four DDR3 memory slots which can be installed with up to 8GB of DDR3 1333/1066/800 memory. The memory slots are colour coordinated, install 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 running chipsets to the top of the motherboard to be cooled with the CPU heatsink. The setup is well designed and certainly helps because the BLITZ Extreme motherboard runs darn hot.

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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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