Legit Motherboard Reviews
Asus P5N-E SLI Motherboard Review - The 680i Killer
|Product:||ASUS P5N-E SLI Motherboard|
|Date:||Fri, Jan 12, 2007 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Jason Petermann -|
We have always expected good things from Asus when it comes to the area of overclocking, and it was no different when we received this board. We had high hopes, and we were not disappointed at all. We first started out using the default multiplier to see just how far we could push the CPU. And as you can see from the results, we were able to reach a new high with our E6600 CPU.
Our previously high with this CPU was 3.56ghz on the Foxconn board, at a fsb of 395. The Asus P5N-E SLI was able to go beyond that to an astounding 401 fsb, giving us a total CPU speed of 3.61ghz! Extra cooling on the board would likely help. The Northbridge could certainly use a fan, the southbridge could at the very least use a heatsink. With that in place, this board may have been able to spread its wings a little. If we get the chance, we may just add a little cooling and see what we can do.
Next, we lowered the multi to 6 to see where we could go with the board. Take a look:
That is right! a fsb of 496 is just fantastic considering this is a "mid" range board for the Nvidia chipset. Can you say "680i killer."
Let's wrap it up!
Next Page - Final Thought and Conclusion
Page 1 - Asus and the Nvidia 650i SLI Chipset
Page 2 - Board Layout
Page 3 - Bundle and BIOS
Page 4 - Test Setup
Page 5 - SiSoft; Sandra 2007
Page 6 - POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 13a
Page 7 - POV-Ray Real-Time Raytracing
Page 8 - ScienceMark 2.0
Page 9 - Super PI Mod v1.5
Page 10 - CineBench 9.5
Page 11 - WinRar v3.61
Page 12 - RightMark Audio Analyer
Page 13 - Hd Tach 3
Page 14 - 3dmark2006
Page 15 - F.E.A.R.
Page 16 - Overclocking Results
Page 17 - Final Thought and Conclusion