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Gigabyte X48-DQ6 Review

ccokeman    -   February 19, 2008
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Testing:

The Gigabyte X48-DQ6 will be put through our benchmarking suite to see what kind of performance the motherboard delivers. The OverclockersClub series of benchmarks include both system tests and gaming benchmarks to verify the performance of this product. I will be comparing the performance of the X48-DQ6 against both the Abit IX38 Quad GT, the Asus Maximus Formula and the Foxconn MARS. The tests will compare performance against one P35 and two X38 chipsets to see whether the X48 is just a better binned X38 after all. Testing will be a direct comparison of our stock speed benchmarking; all clock speeds and memory timings will be as close as possible to offer a fair comparison on each of the boards. All motherboard and video card settings were left at setup defaults, again to eliminate any variables.

 

Testing Setup:

Comparison Motherboards:

 

Overclocking:

Overclocked settings:

  • Processor: Intel Q6600 475 x 8
  • Sytem Memory: Mushkin HP2 6400 5-5-4-12

After getting used to the intricacies of the Gigabyte BIOS again, I was able to start clocking up the test CPU. 400 frontside bus came easily. 450 needed some work on the memory subtimings and additional voltage to the northbridge. Above 460 the X48 got a little picky on which timings were adjusted. The final numbers I was able to achieve with the Q6600 were 485 x 7 as the highest frontside bus speed with 475 x 8 as the top clock speed at 3.8 GHz

 

 

Benchmarks:

  • Scientific & Data:
  1. Apophysis
  2. WinRAR
  3. SpecviewPerf 10
  4. PCMark Vantage Professional
  5. Sandra XII
  6. ScienceMark 2.02 Final
  7. Cinebench 10
  8. HD Tune 2.54
  • Video:
  1. Crysis
  2. Knights of the Sea
  3. Bioshock
  4. Call of Duty 4
  5. World in Conflict
  6. Call of Jaurez
  7. 3DMark 06 Professional

 




  1. Introduction & Closer look
  2. Closer look: Bundled Accessories
  3. Closer look:The Motherboard
  4. Closer Look: Configuration
  5. Closer Look: The Bios
  6. Closer Look : The Bios Continued
  7. Specifications and Features
  8. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  9. Testing: Apophysis,WinRar
  10. Testing: Specview 10, PCMark Vantage
  11. Testing: Sandra XII
  12. Testing: Sciencemark, CineBench 10, HD Tune
  13. Testing: Crysis
  14. Testing: Knights Of The Sea
  15. Testing: BioShock
  16. Testing: Call of Duty 4
  17. Testing: World In Conflict
  18. Testing: Call Of Jaurez
  19. Testing: Company of Heroes Opposing Fronts
  20. Testing: 3DMark06
  21. Testing; Dynamic Energy Saving Feature
  22. Conclusion
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