General System Performance

Hardware
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 (3.00GHz) LGA775
- x2 1024MB Corsair XMS PC3-10600 CAS7 Module(s)
- x2 1024MB Corsair XMS PC2-6400 CAS4 Module(s)
- ASUS Maximus Formula (Intel X38)
- ASUS P5E3 Deluxe (Intel X38)
- ASUS P5K3 Deluxe (Intel P35)
- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
- Seagate 500GB 7200RPM (Serial ATA II)
- ASUS GeForce 8800 GTX (768MB)
Software
- Microsoft Windows XP Pro 32bit (SP2)
- Nvidia Forceware (163.76)
- Intel System Drivers (8.4.0)




Here the Maximus Formula looks very much the same as its P35 and X38 sister boards. The SiSoft XII 2008 network performance was almost identical on both boards, while hard drive and audio performance was also much the same. All three boards use the same network and audio controllers, which can explain the similarities in the results.