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Zotac IONITX-P-E Integrated Motherboard Review

ajmatson    -   February 13, 2011
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Testing:

To test the Zotac IONITX-P-E motherboard combo, I will be running a series of synthetic and video based benchmarks designed to push the limits of the hardware. I will then be placing the scores up against another ION based board that I previously tested to see how it stands up. To keep all tests fair, all hardware will be run at their stock speeds, latencies, voltages, etc. This way, there is no outside interference messing with the scores and comparisons.

 

Testing Setup:

 

Comparison:

 

Overclocking:

Overclocked Settings:

  • CPU Overclock: 225 x 6 = 1350Mhz

Overclocking the Zotac board was easy. However, one issue I ran into (which was the same with the ASUS ION board) was that any increase in memory speed over 1066MHz or auto setting of the timings causes the system to not boot. I find it odd that this happened on two ION boards. As far as the CPU is concerned, I was only able to squeeze a bit extra bringing up the cores to 1.35GHz each. While not a crazy overclock, any extra speed that is free is definitely a bonus. Since this processor has a locked multiplier I started by pushing up the voltage a bit and raising the FSB until i hit my wall of 225MHz which with a six times multiplier, yielded the 1350MHz overall clock speed.

 

 

 

Benchmarks:

  • Scientific & Data:
  1. Apophysis
  2. WinRAR
  3. Geekbench
  4. Office 2007
  5. POV Ray 3.7
  6. PCMark Vantage Professional
  7. Sandra XII
  8. ScienceMark 2.02
  9. Cinebench 10
  10. Cinebench 11.5
  11. HD Tune 4.60
  • Video:
  1. Far Cry 2
  2. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  3. Batman Arkham Asylum
  4. 3DMark 06 Professional
  5. 3DMark Vantage



  1. Introduction & Closer Look:
  2. Closer Look: Continued
  3. Closer Look: Bios
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  6. Testing: Apophysis, WinRar, Geekbench, Bibble 5
  7. Testing: Office 2007, POV Ray, PCMark Vantage
  8. Testing: SiSoft Sandra 2010
  9. Testing: Sciencemark, Cinebench, HDTune
  10. Testing: Far Cry 2
  11. Testing: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  12. Testing: Batman Arkham Asylum
  13. Testing: 3DMark 06
  14. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  15. Extras: Power Consumption & Temperatures
  16. Conclusion
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