We tested the motherboard in the following system:
- Motherboard: Foxconn Rallter with P05 BIOS
- CPU: Intel i5-2500K retail
- CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Extreme
- Memory: Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-17000 (BL2KIT25664FN2139)
- VGA: Gigabyte GT-430
- HDD: WD 5001ALLS (500GB, 7200rpm Black Scorpio series)
- OS: Windows 7 x64 SP1 with all the latest updates installed
- VGA driver: Nvidia 275.33 x64 drivers
After installing the Intel i5-2500K processor on the Foxconn Rattler motherboard BIOS Ver. P05 and under the "Auto" mode, Speedstep will control the CPU's multiplier and will set its speed from 1.60GHz to up to 3.40GHz:
The memory is locked at DDR3-1333 and further manual configuration is required in order to get the DDR3-2133 speed. To do this boot to the Quantum Bios->Memory Multiplier (21.33) and after ->Memory Settings-> Set proper settings for the used memory module:
Running a series of tests we got the following results
|Foxconn Rattler Intel i5-2500k @ 1.6~3.4GHz with DDR3-2133|
|Asus Sabertooth Intel i5-2500k @ 3.7GHz with DDR3-2133||
Under the default settings, the Foxconn Rattler proved to be fast enough. Setting the memory to DDR3-2133 will result in a Sandra Memory result pretty close to what you'll get from an Asus Sabertooth P67 motherboard. However, Asus' product will automatically overclock the cpu and as a result, it will score higher in most benchmarks.
In any case, you will not disappointed from the performance of the Foxconn Rattler in your everyday tasks or tests.