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From the Forums: Foxconn Quantumian-1 X79 Motherboard In-depth Review

Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Foxconn

Software and Overclocking

Installable application software
Too bad that there is no AEGIS PANEL software

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Overclocking testing

CPU 100 X 47 => 4700MHz 1.286V
DDR3 2400 CL10 11-11-27 2T  1.55V

  • Hyper PI 32M X 12 => 11m 39.521s
  • CPUMARK 99 => 719

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  • x264 FHD Benchmark => 37.6
  • Fritz Chess Benchmark => 52.36/25134

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  • CrystalMark 2004R3 => 464186

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  • CPU => 13.74 pts
  • CPU(Single Core) => 1.90 pts

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  • PCMark Vantage => 28771

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It only requires about 1.28V of 3960X OC 4.7GHz to steadily operated above testing software.
Since the thread of Sandy Bridge-E3960X/3930K is up to 6C12T, above testing performance is higher than 50% compared to 2600K /2700K 4C8T under the same clocking, which is at the same time one of the featured highlight even though the price of CPU is higher than the market.

DDR3 is using the United States CORSAIR high-end DOMINATOR-GT series, which the style# is CMT16GX3M4X2133C9.

Clock is 2133, parameter is CL9 11-10-27 1.50V,capacity is 4 X 4GB

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Quad channel DDR3 chipset is another X79 primary featured new technology which first one ever supports DeskTop.  It supports the latest 1.3 version at Extreme Memory Profile(XMP) automatically overclocking. In other wards, you would not able to enable XMP if your DDR3 is not the latest XMP 1.3version.

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To enable XMP DDR3 2134.4 CL9 11-10-26 2T test

  • ADIA64 Memory Read - 21702 MB/s
  • Sandra Memory Bandwidth - 50428 MB/s
  • MaXXMEM Memory-Copy - 17733 MB/s

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Overclocking DDR3 2400 CL10 11-11-27 2T 1.55V

  • ADIA64 Memory Read - 22692 MB/s
  • Sandra Memory Bandwidth - 54348 MB/s
  • MaXXMEM Memory-Copy - 18144 MB/s

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Both ADIA64 and MaXXMEM do not make any obvious effort under the structure of Duad channel;
however the memory bandwidth of Sandra and above test CrystalMark is higher than two times than LGA 1155 platform.

It seems the software technology of supporting quad channel will plays an critical role on performance gap of DDR3. CORSAIR DOMINATOR-GT could steadily up to DD3 2400 under Quantumian-1 default voltage.

The performance of overclocking is pretty amazing, which is partly contributed to the scope of overclocking of DDR3 in X79 chipset.


February 6, 2012 | 07:37 PM - Posted by Nilbog

Great review, thank you! This was very in-depth, i love it.

January 28, 2016 | 01:23 AM - Posted by miyoba munsanje (not verified)

i have a problem with the Motherboards Socket 2011 model X79 Quantumian1 it can't find any devices and it keeps on saying first boot or NVRAM reset condition has been detected? what could be the problem please help.

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