It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

 
Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
Choosing the Best H55/H57 Motherboard Choosing the Best H55/H57 Motherboard
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Choosing the Best H55/H57 Motherboard
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 1st February 2010, 13:37   #1
Madshrimp
 
jmke's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: 7090/Belgium
Posts: 78,611
jmke has disabled reputation
Default Choosing the Best H55/H57 Motherboard

The only way to get dual GPU capabilities from Clarkdale CPUs is to use them in a supporting P55 motherboard. Weird, no? The segregation would make sense if Intel offered the H55 and H57 chipsets to vendors at a substantially reduced price in comparison to P55. Clearly, that's not happening at present, as the H57 costs $3 more than the P55 before you've even put a component on the motherboard.

So where does this leave H57? The only thing it has to offer Clarkdale is a few extra PCI-E lanes, two extra USB ports, and RAID. If you're going to use the IGP, you don't really need the extra PCI-E lanes, which essentially means that you're paying for the option to run RAID on the H57 PCH. We also fail to see the attraction of running a Lynnfield processor in an H57 board; the H57 boards would need to come in at least $20 cheaper than entry level P55 boards, or offer some form of performance enhancement for it to start making sense.

http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3732
__________________
jmke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st February 2010, 13:52   #2
[M] Reviewer
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Waregem
Posts: 6,465
Massman Freshly Registered
Default

Reviewer did not do propper research:

Quote:
We've run out of time to explore every angle of IGP performance and QPI ratios in this article, but we will endeavor to cover this angle in a future article if need be. Right now, we'll say it appears that you're going to be BCLK limited south of 170 MHz with the IGP in tow. Subtract another 20MHz off that for 8GB configurations, and bear in mind that you'll need to use low memory speeds, capping you to a maximum of around DDR3-1333MHz with things in their current state.
200BCLK with IGP enabled is not a problem if you know what is causing the instability. I'm disappointed that SO few people actually know what is going on ...

Attached Thumbnails
choosing-best-h55-h57-motherboard-200bclk-500igp.jpg
__________________
Massman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st February 2010, 14:02   #3
Madshrimp
 
jmke's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: 7090/Belgium
Posts: 78,611
jmke has disabled reputation
Default

I request a counter article outlining this :-)
__________________
jmke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st February 2010, 14:08   #4
[M] Reviewer
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Waregem
Posts: 6,465
Massman Freshly Registered
Default

I actually have my mails to Gigabyte as some sort of explanation. It seems even Gigabyte doesn't believe what I'm trying to point out and are asking for "more evidence" ...

I do their R&D, give them the solution for free ... and I have to prove it
__________________
Massman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st February 2010, 18:05   #5
[M] Reviewer
 
thorgal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,887
thorgal Freshly Registered
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jmke View Post
I request a counter article outlining this :-)
ok, so what's going on ? It's not like raja is a greenie so I bet he would like to know too
__________________



thorgal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st February 2010, 18:38   #6
[M] Reviewer
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Waregem
Posts: 6,465
Massman Freshly Registered
Default

Working on the article and gathering last tests ... there's more to it that what I had in mind first, but then again I did expect it to be more difficult
__________________
Massman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st February 2010, 19:21   #7
[M] Reviewer
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Waregem
Posts: 6,465
Massman Freshly Registered
Default

BTW, already got upto 220MHz BCLK
__________________
Massman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st February 2010, 19:27   #8
[M] Reviewer
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Waregem
Posts: 6,465
Massman Freshly Registered
Default

220MHz BCLK with IGP enabled

Attached Thumbnails
choosing-best-h55-h57-motherboard-220-436.jpg
__________________
Massman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 motherboard review jmke WebNews 0 23rd February 2010 09:19
ASUS P7P55 WS SuperComputer Motherboard jmke WebNews 0 29th January 2010 15:49
GIGABYTE First With USB 3.0 Motherboard Certification jmke WebNews 0 6th January 2010 14:07
Choosing a Motherboard for a Middle-End Machine (Socket AM2) Sidney WebNews 0 29th November 2007 04:02
DFI announces their NF680i based motherboard - Best Intel OC board? jmke WebNews 0 26th April 2007 14:38
Ars Technica Motherboard Guide: Part I — motherboard fundamentals jmke WebNews 1 20th December 2005 17:18
A8N-SLI Premium motherboard with heat pipe design jmke WebNews 4 5th June 2005 16:52
AOpen presents world’s first ATX Pentium M motherboard jmke WebNews 0 1st June 2005 16:35
Corsair Partners with Tier One Motherboard Manufacturers to Enable nForce4 SLI Intel jmke WebNews 0 15th April 2005 08:30
DFI® Targets Enthusiasts with the World's First i875P Chipset Based Motherboard jmke WebNews 0 24th September 2004 08:09

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 16:25.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO