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ECS P35T-A Motherboard

ccokeman    -   August 26, 2007
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Conclusion:

Performance is something that sells itself. The product really does not matter. If you combine performance and price into the equation, somewhere down the road you will be presented with an opportunity to purchase your level of performance at a price point that is right for you. On the other hand, the top of the line performer always comes with a premium price tag with high line performance guaranteed. The difference here is what level of performance is desired vs. the reality of your checkbook. If price is a determining factor in your next build and the feature set is right for you, I would give this board a shot. With support for the latest processors from Intel, it would be a good choice for a stock or mildly overclocked system. Now, on the other side of the coin, if top line performance is what you are after, this board won't give it to you. It performs flawlessly at stock speeds and even wins out in the memory testing in Sandra, but it won't play nice when the envelope is pushed. It just does not have the weapons it needs to do this. This could be something that is fixed in a BIOS revision. Would I recommend this board to a friend? Sure, as long as the overclocking envelope was not pushed. It's a wonderful board and does all that is expected of it.

Pros:

  • Good memory performance at stock speeds
  • Price
  • 8-channel sound 

Cons:

  • Lack of voltage options for the enthusiast
  • Too few memory options
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