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Gigabyte 965P-DQ6 Rev 3.3 Motherboard - Native 1333MHz FSB and more

By: Cameron Johnson | Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Feb 10, 2007 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%Manufacturer: Gigabyte United

Final Thoughts

 

Gigabyte certainly is not one to be shrugged off lightly these days. While in the past some boards have had their reliability issues, Gigabyte United's range of motherboards are a totally different story.

 

The brand new DQ6 revision 3.3 is ultimately the culmination of the power and features of the older DQ6 that was so popular and powerful with the added features of Vista Premium certification as well as some new overclocking aids such as the high quality all solid capacitor technology and native support for 1333MHz Quad Pumped FSB for upcoming Intel Core 2 processors.

 

The feature set hasn't changed at all really since the original DQ6, so if you have one and were hoping for a few more bells and whistles, you will be disappointed. If you're going for a high speed, overclocking king, this is really what you want to look at. It's probably debatable if you would upgrade from the original DQ6 to revision 3.3 but if you're looking at building a new Core 2 system and want plenty of great features, performance, overclocking and high quality components, it is something for serious consideration.

 

Pure all solid capacitors motherboard designs are now starting to get their foot in the door, with the superior performance, lifespan and cooling that they offer, electrolyte capacitors days are soon to be numbered.

 

The folks at Gigabyte United are quite serious about producing high quality motherboards. Every time we visit them at their HQ, they are telling us that all their new boards will use expensive and high quality components. The new Gigabyte DQ6 revision 3.3 backs up their statements and as long as you don't need nVidia SLI dual graphics support, it's easily the best Socket 775 motherboard that money can buy. We recommend it without any hesitation.

 

- Pros

 

Great performance

 

All Solid Capacitor design for stability and longevity

 

Superior overclocking to the original DQ6

 

Native 1333MHz FSB support for future processors

 

Excellent silent cooling of the voltage systems and North/South bridges

 

Loads of great features including AMD Crossfire dual graphics

 

- Cons

 

More expensive than the original DQ6 but only slightly

 

Onboard e.SATA would be better rather than external brackets

 

No nVidia SLI dual graphics support

 

Rating - 9.5 out of 10 and TweakTown's "MUST HAVE" Editor's Choice Award!

 

 

Intel Core™2 Duo E6600, 2.4 GHz E6600 (BX805576600) Processor

 

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