The Intel P35 Chipset Motherboard Round-Up – Abit, ASUS, Foxconn

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ASUS Blitz Formula Bundle and BIOS

asus blitz formula review

Asus does a supreme job of making the packaging look classy and expensive!

asus blitz formula review

asus blitz formula review

asus blitz formula review

Included in this huge bundle is everything, including the kitchen sink!  Infact, there is so much, I am just gonna list it here so that I do not miss anything:

Fusion Block System Accessory

LCD Poster

DIY Pedestal

ASUS Optional Fan

SupremeFX II Audio Card

3 in 1 ASUS Q-Connector Kit

UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable

Floppy disk drive cable

SATA cables

SATA power cables

2-port USB2.0 + IEEE 1394a module

I/O Shield

Cable Ties

User’s manual and CD’s (including STALKER game)
it is just a massive bundle!

asus blitz formula review

Asus goes with a cutomized AMI BIOS for the Blitz Formula board.  The main page is where you see your attached drives, and gives you the place to set up your SATA drives.

asus blitz formula review

The Extreme Tweaker page is where it is at!  This is where you will spend your time sqeezing every ounce of performance out of your rig!

asus blitz formula review

Asus still has the AI Overclocking available if you want to use it.  This is an auto overclocker, which I have never really gotten into, as I like to do it myself!  You can see that this page is also where you can set all of your DDRII timings.

asus blitz formula review

FSB Strap to the Northbridge allows for 200/266/333.

asus blitz formula review

FSB goes up to a massive 800fsb!  This is just a crazy amount… for now!

asus blitz formula review

PCI-S Frequency gives us up to 150.

asus blitz formula review

DDRII timings can be set to 667/800/887/1067.

asus blitz formula review

Command rate can be adjusted.

asus blitz formula review

Available vcore goes up to 1.9v!  This is awesome!

asus blitz formula review

CPU reference voltage adjustments.

asus blitz formula review

Loadline Calibration.

asus blitz formula review

FSB termination voltage up to 1.8v.

asus blitz formula review

Northbridge goes up to 2.03v.  WOW!

asus blitz formula review

asus blitz formula review

I about fell out of my chair when I saw the vdimm had options all the way to 3.4v!  Holy Cow!  We barely got that with the first gen of DDR Ram!  There are a few other minor volotage adjustments…  here is a quick look at them:

asus blitz formula review

asus blitz formula review

asus blitz formula review

asus blitz formula review

asus blitz formula review

The advanced page also gives us a few option you may need to get to.

asus blitz formula review

Onboard device setup…

asus blitz formula review

Boot order is set here.

asus blitz formula review

The hardware monitor page.

asus blitz formula review

asus blitz formula review

Asus, like the Abit we looked at, has included the ability to save different BIOS profiles as well.  Once again, this is a great little feature to have.

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