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  • Foxconn Quantum Force X58 BloodRage Motherboard Review
  • Foxconn Quantum Force X58 BloodRage Motherboard Review


    Benchmarks - Overclocked

    As with all of our reviews we pit the default speed system against the overclocked one in a head to head byte match. The results of this are below. The effective overclock here is 4.0Ghz @ 200Mhz FSB.  We had no real issues getting our i7 920 to run at 4Ghz, in fact it was almost too easy.

    Our memory modules did keep up rather well, in fact 4Ghz is the sweet spot for our system.  PC12800 DDR3 translates into a 800Mhz memory clock.  Multipliers aside when the FSB runs at 200Mhz the memory clock is running at 800Mhz.  Any faster and we would have to drop the memory clock which in turn hurts overall performance.
    SiSoft Sandra Various Overclocks
    Quake 4
    Unreal Tournament 3
    Overclocking Conclusion
    The overclocking experience on the Foxconn Quantum Force BloodRage X58 was astoundingly simple.  In fact aside from making sure our voltages were set correctly the road to 4Ghz was very simple.

    The current challenge for most Core i7 processors is running past 4Ghz, 4.2Ghz is only 200Mhz more but stability issues plagued the effort, that is not to say it cannot be done.  There are reports of users hitting 5+Ghz using the BloodRage so it’s just a matter of proper tweaking and time.

    Just remember that if you need to increase the memory voltage (VDIMM) you will need to also increase the CPU VTT which in turn will require an IOH voltage increase.