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Comparing EVGA 680i and P5W DH: EVGA wins!

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http://www.vr-zone.com/index.php?i=4215&s=14

Interesting article comparing the EVGA 680i and the Asus P5W DH Deluxe. The guy compares exact systems (With single card graphics as boards are SLI/crossfire and not fair to match in that format). At stock settings with identical ram and cpu, the EVGA averages 3% better performance right across the board (doesn't lose any tests).

When overclocking, the tester hit 488 FSB and also mentions that he received the new P20 beta bios from EVGA which addresses the FSB holes in overclocking (nice!). considering the P5W DH tops out at 430 FSB without mods and around 460 with MCH voltage mods, EVGA wins again.

He also tests a kentsfield and hits 458 (this is all air cooled btw) compared to kentsfield on the P5W hitting much lower numbers.

The tester even demonstrates all of the available pencil mods on the board

Glad I sold my P5W and switched.


the 965 chipsets may still overclock higher but for us SLI guys, who cares?
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I wonder what happens if he compared it with a better overclocking 975X board. We all know the P5W DH isn't the best overclocking 975X board. I'd like to see the ABIT AW9D-MAX and the ASUS P5W64 WS PRO in the battle

Those boards are capable to (near) 500MHz without any mods.
    
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Doesn't look bad, here is another review of the boards with some more benches.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/chi...80i-sli_8.html
Looks like EVGA has improved on the reference a bit.
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I agree chozart. It was appropriate to me as I had the P5W dh and sold it in order to replace it with the evga. The issue I have with the Abit (aside from it not having native sli support) is that if you have 2 dual slot cards for graphics (As I do), there is no slot available for a sound card. You couldn't pay me to use onboard sound.
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I actually wish I bought the P5B instead....anyway. bravo for the 680i?
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