Intel DX48BT2 Motherboard Review :: Conclusion

07-03-2008 · Category: Motherboards

By Ben Sun

Intel DX48BT2 Motherboard Review

Performance on the DX48BT2 was excellent in every respect with Sysmark scores around 197, just 3 points below the ASUS P5E3 Premium board that has the highest score to date. The Intel board has the distinction of not being able to overclock very well but Intel boards tend not to be good overclockers anyway compared to the “Tweaker” boards from companies like ASUS and Gigabyte or MSI.

For the hardware enthusiast that wants to overclock their Intel CPU there are other boards on the market using the same chipset that do the job very well. Intel dominates the CPU and motherboard market with their Core 2 series of CPUs and their various motherboard chipsets. The X48 chipset is their current flagship product and the only one that supports the QX9770 CPUs that have hit the market. The P45 and G45 chipsets do not support 1600MHz FSB officially meaning that the choices are Intel X48 or NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI if you want to build a system using the new CPUs.