[Bestbuy618DIY Hardware Channel] After more than two years of price increases, storage products finally began to fall in price in 2018. The storage market’s cyclical rise and fall has become the market norm. Memory products appear to be entering a new round of price increases in the recently arrived 2020.
With DDR5 arriving as soon as 2021, DDR4 will continue to dominate the market for the next two years; however, in terms of performance, the lower price of DDR3 memory in the secondary market is of great concern to users; manufacturers have also launched a number of motherboards supporting DDR3 memory to meet the needs of users who are not sensitive to performance. In the Intel 300 series motherboards, not many motherboards support DDR3 memory; however, I recently received the Onda B365SD3 Full Solid Edition, which is one of the few motherboards that support DDR3 memory.
Onda B365SD3 Full Solid Edition features, as the entry-level motherboard, Onda B365SD3 Full Solid Edition provides two DDR3 memory, using 4 1 phase power supply to provide stable current, voltage, rear interface is rich, MATX board has Furthermore, at $349, the Onda B365SD3 Full Solid Edition is the first choice for entry-level gamers. The usage requirements can be met with one M.2 NVMe interface and four SATA interfaces.
Unboxing Design Features The Onda B365SD3 Full Solid Edition’s outer packaging is mostly black, and the box introduces the motherboard model and other information. The motherboard, dangban, suggested manual, and SATA cable are all included in the box. The Onda B365SD3 Full Solid Edition is designed with an M-ATX layout and a brown primary color. The Onda B365SD3 Full Solid Edition features an LGA1151 slot to support Intel 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th generation processors with a single 4pin CPU power supply.
Onda B365SD3 Full Solid Edition uses a 4 1 phase power supply, with 4 phases for CPU power and 1 phase for GPU power. The motherboard employs R22 fully enclosed ferrite inductors, capacitors from Taiwan’s Yubang 5K series, Chuang Hua Da MDU1517 MOS tubes with a one-up-one-down design, and Li Qi RT9624A MOS drivers. As an entry-level motherboard, the power supply part of the load on the Onda B365SD3 Full Solid Edition is not high, and the B365 series chipset does not support overclocking, so there is no need to equip the power supply with cooling armor.
The B365 series chipsets are not overclockable, so no thermal armor is required for the power supply. The M.2 slot is located beneath the CPU slot and is available in M.2 2242, M.2 2260, and M.2 2280; the Onda B365SD3 Full Solid State Edition supports M.2 SSDs with MVNe and SATA protocols, but requires users to adjust the four sets of jumpers in the upper right corner of the M.2 slot.
Under the M.2 interface, there is a PCI-E 3.0 x16 graphics card slot and a PCI-E 3.0 x4 slot. The Onda B365SD3 All Solid Edition has 2 PS/2, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA, 2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, and 1 RJ45 network interface from top to bottom, and three standard audio ports at the bottom.
The switch control section is located in the lower right corner of the motherboard, and the specific pin definitions are located in the upper right corner. In terms of I/O monitoring, the Onda B365SD3 Full Solid Edition uses the IT8772E chip, which is located beneath the motherboard in the jumper interface. The audio chip on the motherboard is Rene ALC662; the network card is also Rene, model RTL8111H; and the motherboard is equipped with the B365 chipset, which is an upgraded version of the H270 chipset manufactured using Intel’s 22nm process.
In comparison to its predecessor, the B360 chipset, the B365 chipset dropped the wireless network card and the USB 3.2 interface while increasing the PCI-E channel count, eight USB 3.0 interfaces, and six USB 2.0 interfaces.
Intel Core i7-8700K ES (3.2GHz) CPU Motherboard: Onda B365SD3 Full Solid Edition
Super Memory: Lightwell Hummer DDR3 8GB Graphics card: iGame GTX 1650 Power supply: Ai-Power AG-750M
Testing software: CineBench R15, Fritz Chess Benchmark, AIDA64 CINEBENCH is a widely used benchmarking software, and it will be seen in mainstream hardware testing. In the CINEBENCH R15 test, the i7-8700K ES score is 817, the frequency of the ES version is low, and the results are satisfactory. The Fritz Chess Benchmark score is 25196, indicating that the motherboard can run multi-threaded large-scale Scientific Computing.
Because the board uses DDR3 memory, many users are concerned about memory performance; to evaluate memory performance, I used the memory performance test software that comes with AIDA64. Memory read and write speeds for DDR3-1600 memory are 12114MB/s and 11530MB/s, respectively.
Memory latency is 73.9 nanoseconds and copy speed is 12558MB/s.
Review Summary: As an entry-level motherboard, the Onda B365SD3 Full Solid Edition supports today’s low-cost DDR3 memory, which will appeal to many gamers who still use DDR3 memory. DDR3 memory is still the best partner for office and small games when it comes to performance. Because memory has entered the price increase cycle, it is also a good choice to revitalize the cost-effective memory in hand, and the Onda B365SD3 Full Solid Edition will naturally attract the attention of more users as it meets the needs of users.
Bestbuy618 bestows the Editor’s Choice Award on the Onda B365SD3 Edition in recognition of its high cost performance and excellent experience.