windwithme’s Core i7 review Part 10 - Foxconn Flaming Blade GTI Indepth review
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July 27, 2009, 10:20 AM
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OC 191 X 23 => 4401Mhz
DDR3 1913 CL9 9-9-24 1T
Hyper 4 X PI 8M 1m 50.090s
CPUMARK 99 688
Install with my i7 950, the system can reach 8 PI 32M stably by 1.212V.
The maximum of CPU can be around 4.4G.
The maximum rate of overclocking of this D0 version (i7 950) seems a bit improved than previous vision.
VGA 3D Rendering
By MSI N9600GT Diamond
3DMARK VANTAGE 5398
THE LAST REMNANT
Street Fighter IV Benchmark(Display V-synch ON)
1920 X 1200
9600GT display card is a mid-range level product.
If this VGA co-op with i7 CPU, I think most of the games can run quite smooth (of course not open too much effect)
BTW, this GTI version doesn’t support SLI; hence, you have to use ATI cards when you wanted to install dual VGA display.
FOXCONN Quantum Forces series/ Flaming Blade GTI
1. entry-level price for X58 board, but the packing is still very high-end
2.BIOS options are various. Almost the same to mid-range level Quantum Force Mobo
3.The OC ability is quite good in the way. The OC performance of CPU and DRAM are obviously nice.
4.A bit earlier, the cheaper X58 is around USD200, Flaming Blade GTI version only needs USD180.
1.No back up supports for NVIDIA SLI
2.The south bridge is only use ICH10.
3.Hard to buy in the channels as usual
The Components design: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
The appearance: ★★★★★★★★☆☆
C/P Ratio: ★★★★★★★★☆☆
The X58 products are being mature in the market.
Due to the positioning of the chipset, it is a Top-ranking product.
Hence, the chipset is relatively high in price. Most X58 motherboards in market is around USD 200 to 300.
The segment is quite complicated too.
FOXCONN Quantum Force series try to release a step-lower X58 model.
But for the budget consideration, the components and functions are a bit reduced than before.
If this is for a budget user, this Flaming Blade GTI is a best choice for gamers.
The OC ability of Flaming Blade GTI version is inherit from Flaming Blade and BloodRage. It’s quite up to the standard.
If you want to spend more to get a board, which has better components and maybe can use both SLI and CF.
I suggest that you should try the Flaming Blade, not GTI version.
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