Intel P35 - closer look at gaming performance

Posted on Friday, May 25 2007 @ 03:06 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
In their latest roundup AnandTech takes a look at the gaming performance of various Intel P35 "Bearlake" based motherboards:
Our test results are with the same memory modules, only now operating at 6-6-6-18 DDR3-1066 and 8-8-7-18 DDR3-1333 at stock voltages. Our current Corsair memory was not developed as true low latency DDR3; instead the ICs utilized offer reasonable latencies with significant headroom for overclocking. The tradeoff on improving the standard memory timings (DDR3-1066, 8-7-7-16 to 6-6-6-18) was relaxing the sub-timings and disabling the Transaction Booster option on the ASUS P5K3 board.

The resulting performance improvements were slightly lower than first expected but were completely within reason considering the memory timings and voltages utilized. We are still testing various timings and voltages for our P35 roundup. However, we will provide an exclusive look at the performance of DDR3 memory designed with low latencies and the ability to run tight sub-timings in a separate review shortly. With that said, let's take a look at our initial results.
Check it out over here at AnandTech.

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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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