Foxconn X38A Motherboard Review

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The Test System

The test system was running Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit with all available Microsoft updates current up too time of testing.  NVIDIA Forceware 169.25 drivers were used on the EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB graphics card. The latest Intel chipset drivers were also downloaded an installed on each board used for testing.

Foxconn X38A Motherboard Review Test

The board employed for comparison purposes, is the ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA Intel X38 board. This will pit the Foxconn directly against one of the highest performing X38 boards currently available. Since the Foxconn also supports DDR3 compatibility I will be using DDR3 modules as well. This will give us an across the board performance evaluation of the board. DDR3 1800MHz modules were used, but because of memory dividers available on the board, while using a Q6600 Core2Quad, the DDR3 had to be run at 1066MHz ratio. Still this will give us an indication if the DDR2 or DDR3 performance suffers any from the hybrid compatibly.

 

Intel Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

Motherboard

Foxconn X38A
ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA X38

Memory

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB DDR2800 PC26400 Dual Channel Kit
 SUPER TALENT 2GB  DDR3 1866

Video Card

EVGA 640-P2-N829-A3 GeForce 8800GTS 640MB

Hard Drive

Western Digital Raptor 2X74GB Raid 0

Power Supply

Thermaltake W0116RU 750W Power Supply

Operating System

Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit

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