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Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R Intel P35 Express Motherboard Review

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R Intel P35 Express Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R supports socket 775 Intel Core 2 Duo/Quad/Extreme, Celeron D, and Pentium 4/D/XE processors operating on a 800/1066/1333 MHz FSB.
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External Mfg. Website: gigabyte Nov 08 2007   Max Page  
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Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R Motherboard Highlights


The three black PCI Express x1 slots on the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R are for high bandwidth devices, one PCI Express x16 for a videocard. Three PCI slots are available for legacy cards. The Clear CMOS jumper header is to the left of the CMOS battery. Note the red SPDIF header right next to the videocard slot - if you're videocard has an audio pickup for HDMI audio integration, that is the header to connect it to.


Space is tight around the videocard PCI Express x16 slot if the graphics card has a large heatsink. It won't obstruct the PCI slots, but may block off one or two of the PCI Express x1 slots.


In this corner of the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R we find eight Serial ATA II slots (six orange slots from Intel ICH9R Southbridge, two purple from the Gigabyte Serial ATA II controller). Various RAID Modes are supported between them. Along the lower left edge are four USB headers (in yellow). There is only one IDE connector.


The Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R has four DDR2 memory slots, up to 8GB of DDR2 1066/800/667 MHz memory can be installed. Memory is run in a dual channel configuration. The main ATX, floppy and auxiliary power connectors are located right here.


The Intel P35 Express and ICH9R Southbridge generate quite a bit of heat. A large passive (ie. silent) heatsink is used on the former.


There is a good amount of space around the LGA775 processor socket for big Intel heatsinks.

Up next, PCSTATS will try its hand overclocking this Intel P35 'Bearlake" motherboard. Click "next"!

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Contents of Article: gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R Intel P35 Express Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Intel P35 Express and ICH9R Chipsets
 Pg 3.  — Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R Motherboard Highlights
 Pg 4.  Overclocking the Gigabyte motherboard
 Pg 5.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sysmark 2004
 Pg 6.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SYSMark 2004 Continued
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PC Worldbench (Graphics)
 Pg 8.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PC Worldbench (Office)
 Pg 9.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PC Worldbench (Data Crunching)
 Pg 10.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 11.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark05
 Pg 12.  Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 13.  Motherboard Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3., Quake 4
 Pg 14.  PCSTATS Maximum Motherboard Overclocking Chart & Conclusions

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