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Gigabyte Dual Quad Returns, P35-DQ6 motherboard is here

By: Cameron Johnson | Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: May 21, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Final Thoughts

 

Alright then, all that can be said is WOW! Early in the deployment stages of the new Intel P35 Express chipset, Gigabyte has managed to kick out not only a board that manages to outperform its P965 brother at stock, its overclocking also beats the P965, something we were not expecting at such an early stage.

 

Gigabyte has lately put a huge emphasis on its boards. R&D has really put in a lot of time and effort and the company is prepared to put money behind the development of a board to give end users what they really want, a high powered, feature packed, overclocking machine. The DQ6 manages to fit in that category quite nicely indeed.

 

P35 is set to be the biggest thing in the second half of 2007; at least until the high-end X38 chipset with twin full-speed x16 slots for Crossfire manages to show its head.

 

Gigabyte's P35 when compared to the MSI P35 Platinum has more features, better overclocking, and a simply all round better look and feel. We have no hesitation in recommending this board highly for anyone wanting to go P35 with DDR-2 and to overclock. Gigabyte also has a DDR-3 version (along with a combo DDR-2 and DDR-3 board) which we will be testing shortly.

 

- Pros

 

Extremely fast

 

Native 1333MHz quad-pumped FSB support

 

Support for upcoming 45nm processors

 

Crossfire ready

 

All solid capacitor design for long life

 

Impressive cooling setup - silent yet effective

 

Improved DDR-2 memory support

 

Extra SATA ports though Jmicron chip

 

8-channel audio

 

Best FSB OC on an Intel based board thus far

 

- Cons

 

Price

 

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

 

 

Intel Core2 Extreme QX6700, 2.66 GHz (BX80562QX6700) Processor

 

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