Intel D965WH Motherboard reviewed and benchmarked

Posted on Saturday, Apr 28 2007 @ 11:45 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
ExtremeTech took a look at the Intel D965WH mainboard this week, this unit is based on the company's G965 chipset. In their review they also took a closer look at the graphics performance of the integrated GMA X3000 core.
As we saw with AMD's recent 690G chipset, it is possible for an integrated core to run Vista Aero respectably. And AMD's new solution is compatible with all the games we've thrown at it, though we can also say that overall performance is fairly limited. Can Intel muster enough performance and quality to compete with AMD's latest push into the entry-level platform race? We tested the new chipset on an Intel G965WH motherboard to find out.
Overall the product doesn't seem so bad. They give it a 7/10 and praise it for the clean layout, lots of slots, reliability and the Windows Vista support. Unfortunately the graphics core has some issues and the board is also more expensive than AMD's solutions.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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