And now the company decides to carry on the same policy for the AMD G chipset. It's rather strange on the face of it, because we've got cut-down V for this purpose. It would have been logical to use it in simple motherboards. However, VGA and DVI outputs on the rear panel that appear owing to the senior chipset are a good excuse for a virtual excess in payment caused by the price difference between the chipsets. We can only reproach it for the layout of SATA ports - a long video card may block several ports. But it's a virtual problem.
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And now the company decides to carry on the same policy for the AMD G chipset. It's rather strange on the face of it, because we've got cut-down V for this purpose. It would have been logical to use it in simple motherboards. However, VGA and DVI outputs on the rear panel that appear owing to the senior chipset are a good excuse for a virtual excess in payment caused by the price difference between the chipsets.
We can only reproach it for the layout of SATA ports - a long video card may block several ports. But it's a virtual problem. In practice, this motherboard will hardly be used with a maximum number of hard drives and an expensive video card. This chipset is said to demonstrate praiseworthy heat release. Its heatsinks remain just warm to the touch even under long-term maximum load. Thus, its heatsinks should suffice, even if the motherboard is installed in a compact PC case with awkward ventilation.
You shouldn't worry about additional chipset cooling when you choose a CPU cooler you can see on the photo that fins of the heatsink go parallel to the processor socket, so it's not designed to be cooled by a CPU fan. There is only one nuance to be taken into account for any motherboard with passive chipset cooling, especially when the chip is close to a processor socket. As chipset elements channel just as much heat away through the PCB as they do through the heatsink, chipset temperature may grow significantly.
A conclusion is evident. When you experiment with CPU cooling, pay attention to surrounding elements. The other functional from users' point of view components are installed. As the temperature grows, rotational speed is increased in compliance with the Fan Slope value, which specifies percentage of fan speed growth per degree.
RPM control is available only for 4-pin fans. Package Contents. Integrated audio support is praiseworthy. The mentioned BIOS parameters are available in this version, but the viability of non-standard settings hasn't been tested. The choice of overclocking options is very good for an entry-level model. But GPU frequency controls turned out to be inactive - the motherboard just ignored their changes performance would not change.
Its temperature did not grow much in the process. Overclocking In order to evaluate the motherboard and its BIOS, we overclock our testbed processor to a maximum stable level. We use all features of the motherboard in this test, including raising CPU voltage and adjusting multipliers and frequencies of system and peripheral buses, if necessary but if, for example, reducing Hyper-Transport frequency does not improve overclocking, we leave the default multiplier.
Memory is set to the standard frequency for a given memory module multiplier correction , if a manufacturer does not publish any ways to improve memory overclocking. Otherwise, we analyze their efficiency as well. As overclocking potential is an individual property of a given motherboard sample to some degree, we don't set the task to determine overclocking potential to within a single MHz.
In practice, we are to find out whether CPU overclocking will be limited by a motherboard as well as to evaluate its behavior in non-standard modes, including automatic restoration of a correct frequency after a failed overclocking attempt, etc. But unlike most inexpensive motherboards, we didn't have to adjust HT bus multiplier. Conclusions Entry-level models with two video outs and modern peripheral functionality can be only welcome.
And considering minimal heat release of the chipset, it can also be used for an inexpensive media center. Besides, it will also do for a home computer intended for a multi-monitor setup. This model on the manufacturer's web site The motherboard is kindly provided by the manufacturer Dmitry Laptev lpt ixbt.
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