EVGA E761 X58 SLI Classified Motherboard Review

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Test Setup

EVGA E761 X58 Classified System Image

For today’s testing we used our Intel testbed. The operating system of choice was Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate x64 with SP2 installed. AMD’s Catalyst 9.6 drivers were used and the latest patches were applied for Futuremark’s 3DMark series in addition to using the latest executables for the rest of the benchmarking suite. For the stock runs the memory was run at DDR3-1866 7-8-7-20-1T with the memory controller operating at 3732MHz. Please disregard the second HD 4870×2 in the image; the cards are mounted together but the 2nd card is disabled in Windows.

At stock, cpu vcore was set to 1.2v, vtt set to 1.25v, and vDIMM set to 1.64v with everything else left on auto. For the overclocking runs, vcore was set to 1.50-1.525v, vtt was set to 1.30v-1.325v, and vDIMM set to 1.64v. For benchmarking Intel Speedstep was disabled while benching it was enabled. For cooling during the extreme overclocking session my mini cascade was utilized which holds 250w @ -70 Celsius and achieves CPU temperatures seen using dry ice.

Intel Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

Intel Core i7 920

Motherboard

EVGA X58 E761 Classified

Memory

Corsair Dominator GT DDR3-1866 C7 3x2GB

Video Card

PaLiT HD 4870×2

Hard Drive

Seagate 7200.10 320GB

Cooling

Intel Core i7 920 Box Cooler

Power Supply

Corsair HX1000

Operating System

Windows Vista Ultimate

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