Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P Motherboard Review
Patrick "MACMAC" MacMillan
Capitalizing on the success of the wildly popular GA-965P-DS3 motherboard, Gigabyte has released the GA-P35-DS3P. As the model name suggests, this motherboard is built around the new Intel P35 chipset. Has Gigabyte managed to produce another terrific product? Lets find out. Bjorn3D has just reviewed the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P.
Lets see what they had to say:
Straight to the point. This is not a board for beginners. At least, not if you intend to overclock. While overclocking and stability are two strong points I would quickly point out that unless you know default and safe operating voltages, tweaking this board will be a sort of baptism by fire and probably result in a few dead components. The memory performance was a little lacking but given that the chipset is brand new and this is a revision 1 board I expect that to change in the coming weeks. I loved the assortment of USB ports and SATA ports available and was pleased to see how well the layout of this board was implemented.
The GA-P35-DS3P is sure to be another hot-seller. It has nearly all the features of the higher-end P35 motherboards, yet costs $50-70 less. The main issue with this product is the conservative memory strap, which is affecting memory performance. However, a simple bios update should rectify this problem. Also, it appears that some mounting plates may interfere with the northbridge cooler, so dont forget to take that into consideration before purchasing.
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