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|13th May 2007, 18:42||#1|
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Gigabyte P35-DS3R Intel Bearlake Motherboard
The overclocking on this board, factoring in the fact this is is a value-for-money variant series, is nothing short of stunning, Without any mods at all to the motherboard, it went to a sky-high FSB of 575MHz!! That's on a 4MB Cache Conroe Processor.
|13th May 2007, 20:43||#2|
I was waiting for ya to post this one!
For any other Gigabyte DS3'ers here is a breakdown:
The "C" DS3R is identical except it offers 4 DDR2 slots and 2 DDR3 slots on the same board, for a total of 6 slots. The non-"C" DS3R does not have the 2 extra DDR3 slots.
DS3 type "R" boards only offer a single PCIe 16x slot and no firewire. All of the other boards offer firewire and 2 PCIe 16x slots in a 16x+4x config including the DQ6. Only the DQ6 and DS4 have the extensive "heatpipe towers" heatsink, while the DS3P has a cutdown version, and the "R" variants simply use a cheap extruded aluminum heatsink.
All these boards come with solid ferrite core capacitors, support 1333FSB, QuadCore processors, and offer future 45nm Penryn support.
If the cheapest/lowest end P35 board from Gigabyte can attain a 575 FSB, then I can't wait to see results from a P35-DQ6.
|13th May 2007, 21:10||#3|
I highly doubt that the others will clock better as the reviewer even used active cooling on the NB.
For my taste, I can't wait till we see decent cooling on cheaper boards as this is something everyone needs for stability and lifetime.
|13th May 2007, 22:42||#5|
Sure thing! I'm pretty excited about these boards, as if that wasn't obvious. Hopefully prices will fall a good bit though, I'm not sure what approx MSRP is for any of them. Ironically the "C" DS3R is $189 @ ClubIT and is the cheapest of the lot for the moment. ClubIT also has the DS3R and DQ6 and P6K & P6K3 boards already up for several days.
Gigabyte used some fairly decent thermal compound on their NB sink, but I found that removing mine and using AS5 still helped, and using aftermarket chipset cooler meant I only needed to notch my chipset's vcore up a tiny notch. I expect that with aftermarket cooling, or even that heatpipe tower assembly that cools the PWM/VRM area as well will help overclocking results.
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