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In the second episode of our Motherboard Memory Lane series we hone in on the Intel P35 Chipset, the successor to the Intel P965 chipset that we covered last week. The plan as always is to take a look at the P35 chipset and its Southbridge companion, the ICH9 in a little detail, outlining the new features that it brought to market, the most popular motherboards of that era on HWBOT, and of course the benchmark records that we can attribute to that era. With no further ado, let’s crack on.
Codenamed Bearlake, the P35 Chipset was launched in the 2nd Quarter of 2007, replacing the popular and long standing Intel P965 chipset. It was launched to target the enthusiast segment alongside mainstream and entry-level G35 and G33 offerings (which also featured integrated Chipset graphics capabilities). The P35 arguably boasted one key feature that made it standout from previous offerings from Intel; a higher 1333MHz Front Side Bus and support for Dual-channel DDR2 1066/800/667. It also support DDR3 at memory at similar speeds (and was the first commercial Chipset to do so) although at this point in history DDR3 kits remained around double the price of equivalent DDR2 kits while simultaneously bringing virtually no performance gains thanks to predominantly higher latencies. The fact that the vast majority of popular P35- based motherboards supported only DDR2 is clear evidence of this.
Welcome to the Motherboard Memory Lane series, a series of articles that examines PC motherboards and related platforms from an historical perspective. The idea is to explore the boards, the platforms and features from the perspective of HWBOT and overclocking. We’ll also revisit the specific motherboard from each era that proved to be the most popular according to our database, while revisiting the overclockers who used them and the world records that were attributed to them at that time. Let’s move on to our first point in motherboard history, the Intel P965 platform.
Introduced in mid-2006, the Intel P965 replaced the P945PE chipset. In terms of design it was typical of the days when a chipset truly was a set of Northbridge and Southbridge chips. The P965 was a Northbridge chip paired with a ICH8R Southbridge, supporting a range of processors that used the LGA775 socket. The P965 chipset enjoyed a fairly long shelf life that spanned several processor architectures and model names; Intel Celeron, Pentium 4, Pentium D, Pentium Extreme, Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme CPUs. In terms of memory support the Intel P965 used 240 pin DDR2 at standard speeds of DDR-533/667/800, in most consumer boards limited to a maximum capacity of 8GB.
HWBOT Invites Brazilian Ambient and Extreme Overclockers to Learn and Compete in the Latin American Stop of the HWBOT World Tour 2017
HWBOT today officially announces the second stop of the HWBOT World Tour 2017. In Sao Paulo, Brazil, during the first week of February, HWBOT hosts an overclocking workshop and the Latin American qualifier of the Overclocking World Championship at Campus Party. Each stop of the tour includes an Overclocking World Championship Qualifier contest where the winner gets to secure a place in the World Championship 2017 Final at the end of the year. The Qualifier contest winner will walk away with a trophy and a ticket to the Final.
"We look forward to returning to Sao Paulo for the Latin American leg of the World Tour 2017, a city that brings back fond memories," commented Pieter-Jan Plaisier, Director at HWBOT. "Campus Party brings together the perfect audience for overclocking with students, technology enthusiasts and gamers all in one location. The Brazilian passion is energizing and people are eager to find out more about Overclocking."
Welcome to SkatterBencher #6. In this episode we are focusing our attentions on the latest Kaby Lake architecture processors from Intel, specifically the Core i7 7700K. In this guide we want to show you how to Overclock an i7 7700K from its default clock frequency of 4.5GHz, to 5GHz and beyond. We're also going to show you in our typical quick-and-easy style, how to also push the DDR4 memory frequency, the integrated graphics, plus a nice trick that will push the CPU even further while only using an all-in-one cooler. Of course we'll also examine just how much performance can be gained by running some benchmarks.
The quest to find out which country has the best overclockers in the world in 2016 is almost upon us. The HWBOT Country Cup 2016 kicks off in just a matter of days, pitting country against country across six gruelling stages that promise to be the truest test of overclocking pedigree. The contest starts on November 1st and closes the day before Christmas eve with prizes, as well as lots of kudos lined up for the winners.
In previous years we’ve seen wins from Romania (2x), Poland and Greece, but in 2013, 2014 and 2015 the Australians were the top global force to be reckoned with, producing three displays of such dominance that they barely dropped a point. Will they be in the ascendancy once again in 2016, or are their natives of other countries willing to put their OC creedance on the line and go for the win? Could Germany finally flex their OC teamwork muscles, or perhaps the US will find a winning team ethic. And let’s not underestimate the Belgians after their recent Team Cup exploits. An intriguing battle lies ahead, that is the only certainty.