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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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Overclocking the Gigabyte motherboard

Overclocking Results:
Stock Max. OC
Motherboard Speed: 333 MHz

495 MHz

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 Intel P35 Express chipset has put the fun back into overclocking, each motherboard that has passed through the PCSTATS test labs has overclocked pretty smartly. Gigabyte has a good reputation in this area, so when you mix the two together positive things should result.

For PCSTATS's tests, the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R motherboard will be equipped with an Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 processor and 2GB of Corsair's DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF memory. Corsair Memory, knowing is half the battle. Before the fun starts, the CPU clock multiplier will be set to 6x and the memory to run in DDR2-667 MHz mode.

Starting from 333 MHz FSB, the GA-P35-DS3R motherboard was overclocked in 5 MHz increments. Without breaking a sweat, the board cracked the 400...415....420... and 425 MHz FSB, then came 430 MHz FSB. At that point the chipset required a voltage tweak to 0.1V above stock. To get to 450 MHz, the chipset needed another voltage bump, this time to 0.2V above stock.

The Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R motherboard overclocked fairly well, reaching a maximum speed of 495 MHz. Anything higher and the motherboard would BSOD while loading Windows XP. A clock speed of 495 MHz is good for a mainstream motherboard, but not stratospheric.

Inside the Gigabyte BIOS:

In the MB Intelligent Tweaker section we find the overclocking and memory timing adjustments. You can adjust the CPU clock multiplier of the the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R motherboard as well as FSB from 100-700 MHz, in 1 MHz increments. In the MB Intelligent Tweaker you'll also find the memory timing options, Gigabyte puts enough options to keep even the most experienced tweaker busy for weeks. Maximum DDR2 memory voltage is 0.7V above stock, the chipset 0.3V above stock and you can push the CPU voltage to 2.0V.

Prelude to Benchmarks

The details of how the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R motherboard test system was configured for benchmarking, including the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions are indicated below. In the second column are the general specs for the reference platforms this Intel P35 Express based system is to be compared against. Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results.

PCSTATS Test System Configurations
Test System Reference System #1 Reference System #2
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (775) AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+ (AM2)
Clock Speed: 8 x 333 = 2.66 GHz 9 x 266 MHz = 2.4 GHz 13 x 200 MHz = 2.6 GHz
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R (P35 Express)

Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (X38 Express)
MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i SLI)
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (NF 680i SLI)
Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H (975X)
Biostar TForce P965 DLX (P965 Express)
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (P965 Express)
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (P965 Express)
MSI P965 Platinum (P965 Express)
Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 (P965 Express)
Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 (P35 Express)
MSI P35 Platinum (P35 Express)
Biostar TP35D3-A7 Deluxe (P35 Express)

ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (VIA K8T890)
Albatron KM51PV-AM2 (GF6150)
MSI K9N SLI Platinum (NF 570 SLI)
Videocard: MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E

2x 1024MB Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF (DDR2)
2x 1024MB Corsair DOMINATOR Twin3X2048-1800C7D (DDR3)

Hard Drive: 74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740
CDROM: AOpen Combo 52x
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 510 SLI
Heatsink: Intel Core 2 Duo Reference AMD Athlon64 FX-62 Reference
Software Setup:

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
Intel INF 7.22
nVIDIA Forceware 91.47

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
nVIDIA Forceware 9.35
nVIDIA Forceware 91.47

Benchmarks: SYSMark 2004
PC Worldbench 5.0
Super Pi
SiSoft Sandra 2005
Doom 3

Quake 4

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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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