Conclusion: I just can't say enough about how great the IP35 Pro is. It just has so much to offer, at such a reasonable price, I can't see any reason not to recommend it to every single person looking for a P35 Express based motherboard. The tweaking options are not only impressive, but in most case very easy and simple to use. Being able to see exactly how each change in clock and multiplier settings will affect overall clock speed on the fly is great.
Abit IP35 PRO P35 and AB9 QuadGT P965 Motherboards
29 January 2008
Excerpt: It’s been almost one year since Intel launched the 965 series of chipsets, which were originally designed to be packaged with Intel’s Core 2 Duo series of processors. While the 965 series didn't perform quite as well as Intel’s flagship 975x chipset in some cases, most notable in multi-GPU configurations, it made a name for itself due to its more flexible nature along with lower power consumption and heat output, and strong overclocking, which were made possible due to...
Cons: Memory Speeds Capped at 800 MHZ Officially, Synchronous Front Side Bus Limits Higher Overclocking, No Firewire Port On Rear I/O Panel, Underwhelming Overclocking Performance, Memory Speeds Capped at 800 MHZ Officially, Synchronous Front Side Bus Limits Higher Overclocking
Summary: Abit IP35 brings several extra features compared to other motherboards based on Intel P35 chipset, such as passive cooling solution, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, two FireWire ports, six SATA-300 ports, two eSATA ports, two x16 PCI Express slots supporting CrossFire (even though the second one works at x4), diagnostics display, clear CMOS switch on the rear panel, a myriad of overclocking options, good on-board audio, ìGuru monitoring chip and good manufacturing quality...
Summary: We have just finished testing a new abit mainboard that made a great impression. Looks like the well-known company is really coming back: its mainboard on Intel P35 Express chipset makes us believe that the times when abit was the best choice for hardware enthusiasts are really coming back. Read more in our review of this award winning product!
Pros: A lot of them, can’t remember all – an excellent mainboard.
Summary: Overall, the performance of the Abit IP35 Pro was very good. It competes very well against similar motherboards using the same P35 chipset. Only high-end enthusiast boards using DDR3-1333 was superior.
The motherboard offers and extensive range of connectivity, which is great. These include 6 internal SATA connections, 6 USB, firewire, dual gigabit ethernet LAN, eSATA ports, optical SPDIF connectors and HD audio connectors.
Conclusion: The abit IP35 Pro is one of those boards you just want to root for because it is an abit. And since Computex back in June, we've been hearing good things about it. Now that the board has arrived, we see that abit has made an effort to develop a good, solid motherboard - in a classic sort of way. The strengths of the abit IP35 Pro lie in its smart PCB design and layout, which is one of the best we've seen outside of ASUS.
Excerpt: Ihr seid noch immer auf der Suche nach einem passenden LGA 775 Board? Dann haben wir vielleicht Heute einen Geheimtipp für euch, den wir die letzten Tage testen durften. Abit's P35 Lösung für aktuelle Intel Prozessoren, das Abit IP35 Pro . Dieses Board ist relativ unscheinbar am Markt vertreten, wobei es dafür eigentlich keinen Grund gibt. Wir kennen ja schon die Testergebnisse, deswegen diese kleine Vorbewertung.