I’m guessing the P80P module is expensive and it doesn’t appear on the regular 8K3A for cost reasons. Not as feature heavy as others but I think that’s a good thing for the target audience. What our customers say about us 4. Multipliers can be lowered and given a proper process shrink, the CPU has some headroom left in it for a while before Hammer hits. I’m not overclocking with it.

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Think about it like that and you see why the figures are so close together. We’ll need to make use of eplx benchmarks to highlight the performance advantage that occurs. New item that you can order before we receive stock. A quick note about this board and an explanation as to why we haven’t reviewed it as soon as most.

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Not sure if I will. They know enthusiasts run their boards out of spec and they know they are famous for boards that do so.

They don’t make chipsets and can only work with what they are given. The graph just shows the CPU is working properly. The effect isn’t pronounced you need a combination of extra bandwidth and an overclocked host bus to take proper advantage of it but the increase does have an effect. The fast graphics card allows you to remove it as a bottleneck in the system and leave other variables that influence system performance.


On a DDR system, matching memory clock to CPU host clock front side bus is ideal and latency can be as low as possible. Here’s a cropped screen grab from Sandra showing the effect that a MHz memory and host clock has.

As far as overclocking the board went, large front side bus was easy. We are a very small business, yet they have always taken the time to make sur…. This might change in the future since it’s mainly BIOS controlled from what I understand and DDR MHz memory is starting to appear in small quantities and is already available from DDR sticks if you know what you are buying and do your homework!

Fitted with an all-in-one monoblock which matches the Gigabyte Aorus aesthetic. Was it easy to set up? The board uses a full 9-hole ATX mount and was an easy drop in replacement for the last board in the test chassis.

Be sure to run a recent BIOS! All completely stable I write this at that speed, on this board, as you read! Most focus on the chipset will be in the asynchronous memory mode where you run the board in Cheap, good expansion and lots of support for the enthusiast eppox terms of performance and overclocking features are what I expected and that’s exactly what I got.

People are already taking this board to MHz front side bus without doing anything special. Like before, a small but appreciable difference in performance is what we are looking for. Otherwise layout is identical.


The numbers are very similar to results we’ve gotten with this CPU on a 8k3z number of boards. KT and in future, KT will give the system some more memory bandwidth as processor speed marches on but is it enough? The Item is built to order. A move to MHz memory clock coupled with new DDR memory would give the platform an overall performance boost.

As it stands, the board supports good peripheral expansion with 6 bit PCI slots for all the add on cards you might add to your system.

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Easy setup and stable. Latency on the memory increases actually negating some of the new bandwidth performance you get. As always, lets start at the top epxo and work our way across and down.

AC’97 audio via the southbridge is also supported however I’m a fan of proper hardware solutions since I’ve found VIA southbridge provided solutions tend to degrade under high system load whereas a dedicated solution tends not to.

Coupled with suitable memory such as!!