Overclocking is alive and well! PCSTATS has all the details
you need to see at a glance to know which board is best. The chart we've
compiled below lists the highest overclocked Front Side Bus speeds we were able
to achieve while maintaining 100% stability.
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 motherboard is definitely very fast, and comes in second in
this list of overclocked motherboard results. Not bad at all breaking 500 MHz is
definitely quite an achievement!
The Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 motherboard is a high end
motherboard even if Intel did not intend the P35 Express to be a high end
chipset. The board plays the part well and is loaded with features; Gigabit
networking, IEEE 1394 ports, plenty of Serial ATA II channels and dual videocard
support, what more could you ask for?
Gigabyte does its best to please everyone, and the
GA-P35-DS4 motherboard is a good example of this. Novice users will
appreciate the clean layout during installation, and enthusiasts the very
powerful BIOS for overclocking.
The Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 motherboard performed very well
in the benchmark suite. The motherboard is a perfectly adequate workstation
platform and does very well at data crunching tasks. Of course with AMD
CrossFire support, you know the board's screaming to be used in a gaming system
and the GA-P35-DS4 does not disappoint there!
From the 3DMark tests to Quake 4 and FarCry, the
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 ran down benchmark after benchmark smoothly. With a
retail price of $181 CDN ($194 USD, £93 GBP) the Gigabyte
GA-P35-DS4 is priced with a bit of a premium. The extras in this case may well
improve its reliability in the long haul, and if not, it has a broad range of
integrated features to make its lifespan a very useful time. The GA-P35-DS4
is a strong performer and will definitely keep you satisfied if you're looking
to build a new Intel Core2 Duo or Core 2 Quad computer system.
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