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Intel Intros 3-Series Chipsets with FSB1333 and DDR3

Test Setup

Setup For USB 2.0 And Storage Benchmarks

System Hardware
Socket 775Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 (Conroe 65 nm, 2.93 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache)
MotherboardMSI P35 Platinum-FIChipset : Intel P35, BIOS : 2007/05/02
Common Hardware
RAM2x 1024 MB DDR2-800 (CL 3.0-4-3-9)Corsair CM2X1024-6400C3 XMS6403v1.1
Graphics CardHIS X1900XTX IceQ3GPU : ATI Radeon X1900XTX (650 MHz)RAM : 512 MB GDDR3 (1550 MHz)
Hard Drive I (read)1x 150 GB, 10,000 RPM, 8 MB Cache, SATA/150Western Digital WD1500ADFD
Hard Drive II (write)1x 150 GB, 10,000 RPM, 8 MB Cache, SATA/150Western Digital WD1500ADFD
DVD-ROMGigabyte GO-D1600C (16x)
Software
ATI GraphicsCatalyst Suite 7.4
Intel ChipsetVersion 8.3.0.1013
Intel Matrix StorageVersion : 7.5.0.1014
DirectXVersion : 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
OSWindows XP, Build 2600 SP2

Setup For Performance Benchmarks

System Hardware
RAM I (DDR3)Corsair DDR3-1066 (CL7.0-7-7-21)CM3X1024-1066C7 ES
RAM II (DDR2)Aeneon X-Tune DDR2-1066 (CL5.0-5-5-12)AXT76UD00-19DC97X
Hard Drive I (Read)1x 150 GB 10.000 RPM, 16 MB Cache, SATA/150Western Digital WD1500ADFD
Hard Drive II (Write)1x 150 GB 10.000 RPM, 16 MB Cache, SATA/150Western Digital WD1500ADFD
DVD-ROMSamsung SH-D163A , SATA150
Graphics CardFoxconn GeForce 8800 GTXGPU : 575 MHzSpeicher : 786 MB DDR4
Sound CardCreative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
Power SupplyZalman, ATX 2.01, 510 Watt
System Software & Drivers
OSWindows Vista Enterprise Version 6.0 (Build 6000)Windows Search disabledSuper Fetch disabled
DirectX 10DirectX 10 (Vista default)
DirectX 9Version : April 2007
Sound DriversVista Driver 2.13.0012 (15.03.2007)
Graphics DriversNvidia ForceWare Version 158.24 (32 Bit) WHQL
Intel Chipset Drivers (P965)Version 8.2.0.1014 (08.05.2007)
Intel Chipset Drivers (P35)Version 8.3.0.1013 (05.03.2007)
Intel Storage DriversMatrix-Storage Manager 7.0.0.1020
JavaJava Runtime Environment 6.0 Update 1