Het volk van HardwareOC heeft een shootout online geslingerd tussen vier i815E planken, te weten de Abit SE6, Asus CUSL2, Soyo SY-7ISA en de TS-ASL3 van Transcend. Al deze modellen bieden je FSB en Voltage tweaking en verschillen volgens de reviewer weinig op het gebied van performance. Om deze reden gaf hij de voorkeur aan de Soyo en Abit borden voor een goede prijs / kwaliteit vehrouding:
The benchmarks have shown us that each board shines in one area or another, effectively canceling out any performance differences. When choosing between these boards one then must look at price and features. All of them support ATA/100 and built in video but Asus did not come with built in audio. The rest of the features are the same, all boards offered FSB/Voltage control and temperature monitoring software.
Asus, Abit, and Transcend had released thorough manuals while Soyo's manual felt incomplete and lacking crucial information. The Abit board boasted 3 fan headers, and so did the Asus and Transcend, but the Soyo only offered 2. Unfortunately the Transcend fan header could not handle the Delta Fan on my HSF and burned out on me.
Pricewise, the Abit goes for roughly $130.00 as of the date of this article. The Asus goes for roughly $148.00. The Soyo goes for roughly $120.00. The Transcend goes for roughly $129. If you are willing to sacrifice 1 fan header the Soyo is probably your best bet in price vs. performance. The Abit is up next, very reputable and a premium brand for only 10 more. The Transcend goes for about the same price as the Abit. The Asus is still a very high price and its performance was about on par with the rest of the boards. In contrast, The Soyo and Abit boards prove to be above the rest offering lower overall costs and features.