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Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 Intel P35 Motherboard Review

Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 Intel P35 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The new mainstream Intel P35 Express Northbridge looks quite a lot like Intel's old P965 series chipset, but with two very major inclusions; support for 1333 MHz Front Side Bus and official support for DDR3 RAM.
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External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte May 29 2007   Colin Sun  
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Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06

Futuremark 3DMark05 1.2.0 Source: FutureMark

3DMark05 is best suited for the latest generation of DirectX9.0 graphics cards. It is the first benchmark to require a DirectX9.0 compliant hardware with support for Pixel Shaders 2.0 or higher! By combining high quality 3D tests, CPU tests, feature tests, image quality tools, and much more, 3DMark05 is a premium benchmark for evaluating the latest generation of gaming hardware.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFutureMark 3DMark05 1.2.0
Overall: Points Ranking
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800 A64 5000+) 7896
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800 A64 5000+) 7908
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 7866
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 7859
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 266/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX Single) 8086
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 266/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 13142
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 266/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX Single) 8104
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 266/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 13092
Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H (975X 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 8015
MSI 975X Platinum (975X 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 8036
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 8021
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (P965 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 8046
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (P965 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 8034
MSI P965 Platinum (P965 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 8027
Gigabyte 965P-DQ6 (P965 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 8037
Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 (P35 266/1066 Core 2 Duo) 8026
CPU: Points Ranking
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800 A64 5000+) 6621
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800 A64 5000+) 6718
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 6513
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 6876
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 266/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX Single) 9437
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 266/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 9385
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 266/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX Single) 8618
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 266/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 8589
Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H (975X 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 9525
MSI 975X Platinum (975X 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 9621
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 9499
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (P965 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 9844
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (P965 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 9726
MSI P965 Platinum (P965 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 9712
Gigabyte 965P-DQ6 (P965 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 9655
Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 (P35 266/1066 Core 2 Duo) 10205

3DMark05's overall score is still mainly videocard limited but we see a nice boost in the CPU score from the Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6. Looks like the Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 is a bit bandwidth limited when running memory at DDR2-800 speeds.

Futuremark 3DMark06 1.0.2 Source: FutureMark

3DMark06 is the worldwide standard in advanced 3D game performance benchmarking. A fundamental tool for every company in the PC industry as well as PC users and gamers, 3DMark06 uses advanced real-time 3D game workloads to measure PC performance using a suite of DirectX 9 3D graphics tests, CPU tests, and 3D feature tests. 3DMark06 tests include all new HDR/SM3.0 graphics tests, SM2.0 graphics tests, AI and physics driven single and multiple cores or processor CPU tests and a collection of comprehensive feature tests to reliably measure next generation gaming performance today.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFuturemark 3DMark06 1.0.2
Overall: Points Ranking
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800 A64 5000+) 4442
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800 A64 5000+) 4450
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 4437
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 4446
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 266/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX Single) 4494
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 266/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 7525
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 266/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX Single) 4490
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 266/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 7522
Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H (975X 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 4496
MSI 975X Platinum (975X 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 4487
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 4494
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (P965 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 4488
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (P965 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 4462
MSI P965 Platinum (P965 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 4465
Gigabyte 965P-DQ6 (P965 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 4457
Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 (P35 266/1066 Core 2 Duo) 4479
CPU: Points Ranking
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (K8T890 200/800 A64 5000+) 1960
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150 200/800 A64 5000+) 1971
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 1936
Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI 200/800 A64 5000+) 1959
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 266/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX Single) 2096
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI 266/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 2073
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 266/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX Single) 2101
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (NF 590 SLI 266/800 Core 2 Duo GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 2080
Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H (975X 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 2099
MSI 975X Platinum (975X 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 2096
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe (P965 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 2130
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (P965 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 2094
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (P965 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 2110
MSI P965 Platinum (P965 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 2112
Gigabyte 965P-DQ6 (P965 266/800 Core 2 Duo) 2099
Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 (P35 266/1066 Core 2 Duo) 2224

Here in 3DMark06 the overall score is about the same as the other motherboards. There is a nice performance boost in the CPU portion of this test. Looks like the Intel P35 Express does provide more performance than the older Intel P965 Express mainstream chipset.

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 Intel P35 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Breakdown on the Intel P35 Express
 Pg 3.  Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 Motherboard Highlights
 Pg 4.  High end components, Ultra Durable 2
 Pg 5.  Motherboard Thermal Solutions Get Complex
 Pg 6.  Overclocking on Intel's P35 Chipset
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sysmark 2004
 Pg 8.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PC Worldbench (Graphics)
 Pg 9.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PC Worldbench (Office / Data)
 Pg 10.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi, PCMark05
 Pg 11.  — Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 12.  Motherboard Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3
 Pg 13.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Quake 4 / Conclusions

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