Posted by: Dan on: 07.08.2008 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
Overall I am rather impressed with Abitís IP35P motherboard. While a lot of features have been left out from the board, it is not because they have been forgotten about during designing, but rather that Abit has carefully considered what to add and what to leave in order to keep the price of the motherboard down to a respectable level.
This board can currently be found in America for under $100, and is soon to be available this side of the Atlantic. If the hardware $ to £ conversion rate is anything like normal (in rip-off Britain) it should be on sale for around £70 over here.
The board performs like an IP35 board should, with synthetic scores above reference values for the respective hardware on the board.
The overclocking potential of the board is great, reaching 450Mhz FSB without a sweat (all board voltages were manually set at stock levels). I was unable to take the board any further as the CPU was maxxed out (even at a 6x multi). With a better CPU I am confident that it could reach 500Mhz and beyond. The IP35P gets our Recommended Award
- Overclocks Great
- Works well
- Lack of extra features (i.e. raid)
- No PWM/Mofset Heatsinks
Reality Check: The Abit IP35P is a cheap and cheerful entry into the IP35 world of motherboards, it overclocks great with more than enough BIOS options, but lacks the extra features (i.e. RAID) of more expensive boards.
Reviewed by Dan
Thanks to abit for supplying the board for review