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Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 Intel P35 Express Motherboard Review

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 Intel P35 Express Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 is based around Intel's highly successful P35 Express and ICH9R chipsets. It supports Intel Celeron D, Pentium 4/D/XE and Core 2 Duo/Quad processors running on an 800/1066/1333 MHz FSB.
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PCSTATS Maximum Motherboard Overclocking Chart & Conclusions

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.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportMaximum Intel Motherboard Overclocking Results
Motherboards Max FSB
(MHz)
Ranking
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (Intel X38 Express) 525
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 (Intel P35 Express) 515
Biostar TP35D3-A7 Deluxe (Intel P35 Express/DDR3)*

512

MSI P35 Platinum (Intel P35 Express) 504
Biostar TP35D2-A7 (Intel P35 Express) 483
Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 (Intel P35 Express) 482
MSI P6N Diamond (nVIDIA nForce 680i SLI) 478
Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus (nVIDIA nForce 650i SLI) 472
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (nVIDIA nForce 680i SLI) 450
MSI P6N SLI Platinum (nVIDIA nForce 650i SLI) 435
Abit AB9 Pro (Intel P965 Express) 420
Asus P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP (Intel P965 Express) 420
ECS NF650iSLIT-A (nVIDIA nForce 650i SLI) 412
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (nVIDIA nForce 590i SLI) 410
Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 (Intel P965 Express) 406
Asus P5B-E (Intel P965 Express) 406
Asus P5W64 WS Professional (Intel 975X Express) 400
Abit AW9D-MAX (Intel 975X Express) 385
MSI P965 Platinum (Intel P965 Express) 375
Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H (Intel 975X Express) 368
MSI 975X Platinum (Intel 975X Express) 360
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (Intel P965 Express) 352
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (Intel P965 Express) 352
ECS PN1 SLI2 (nVIDIA nForce 590i SLI) 350
Epox EP-5P945 Pro (Intel 945 Express) 350
Biostar Tforce P965 Deluxe (Intel P965 Express) 341
Biostar P4M890-M7 (VIA P4M890) 336
Foxconn G9657MA-8KS2H (Intel G965 Express) 333
Gigabyte GA-945PL-S3 (Intel 945PL Express) 255
Typical Test System Specifications: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4 GHz) or E6750 (2.67 GHz), 2GB Corsair Twin2X2048-8888C4DF DDR2 Memory, MSI NX7800GTX-T2D256E. Please see individual reviews for more specific test details. * - Tested with Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (2.67 GHz) and 2GB Corsair Twin3X2048-1800C7D DDR3 memory.
If you're new to Overclocking and not sure what to do, check out these two excellent Guides for some pointers:Overclocking the CPU and Memory, Overclocking the Videocard

The 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!

Well rounded Motherboard!

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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Contents of Article: gigabyte GA-P35-DS4
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 Intel P35 Express Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Stressing Build Quality and Engineering
 Pg 3.  Ultra Durable 2 = better motherboards?
 Pg 4.  Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 Motherboard Highlights
 Pg 5.  Overclocking the Gigabyte motherboard
 Pg 6.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sysmark 2004
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SYSMark 2004 Continued
 Pg 8.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PC Worldbench (Graphics)
 Pg 9.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PC Worldbench (Office)
 Pg 10.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PC Worldbench (Data Crunching)
 Pg 11.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 12.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark05
 Pg 13.  Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 14.  Motherboard Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3., Quake 4
 Pg 15.  — PCSTATS Maximum Motherboard Overclocking Chart & Conclusions

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