Gigabyte GA-P35T-DQ6 Basic Features

Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6
Market Segment: Enthusiast - $279.99
CPU Interface: Socket T (Socket 775)
CPU Support: LGA775-based Pentium 4, Celeron D, Pentium D, Pentium EE, Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Extreme
Chipset: Intel P35 MCH and Intel ICH9R
Bus Speeds: Auto, 100 ~ 700 in 1MHz increments
Memory Ratio: DDR3 Auto, 2.40, 3.0, 3.20, 4.0
PCIe Speeds: Auto, 90MHz~150MHz in 1MHz Increments
Core Voltage: Normal, .00625V ~ 2.35000V in 0.00500V increments
PCIe Voltage: Normal, +.05V ~+.35V in +.05V increments
FSB Voltage: Normal, +.05V ~+.35V in +.05V increments
CPU Clock Multiplier: Auto, 6x-16x in 1X increments if CPU is unlocked, downwards unlocked, Core 2 Duo
DRAM Voltage: DDR3 Normal, +.05V ~ +1.55V in +.05V increments
DRAM Timing Control: Auto, 12 DRAM Timing Options
Performance Enhancement: Standard, Turbo, Extreme
NB Voltage: Normal, +.025V ~ +.375V in +.025V increments
Memory Slots: Four 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots
Dual-Channel Configuration
Regular Unbuffered Memory to 8GB Total
Expansion Slots: 2 - PCIe X16 (1x16, 1x4 electrical for CrossFire or Multi-GPU)
3 - PCIe x1
2 - PCI Slot 2.2
Onboard SATA/RAID: 6 SATA 3Gbps Ports - ICH9R
(RAID 0,1, 10, 5)
2 SATA 3Gbps Port - JMicron JMB363 - RAID 0, 1
Onboard IDE: 1 ATA133/100/66 Port (2 drives) - JMicron JMB363
Onboard USB 2.0/IEEE-1394: 12 USB 2.0 Ports - 4 I/O Panel - 8 via Headers
3 Firewire 400 Ports by TI TSb43AB23 - 1 I/O Panel, 2 via Header
Onboard LAN: Realtek RTL8111B PCIe Gigabit Ethernet controller
Onboard Audio: Realtek ALC889A - 8-channel HD audio codec
Power Connectors: ATX 24-pin, 8-pin EATX 12V, 4-pin Molex connector
I/O Panel: 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
1 x PS/2 Mouse
1 x Parallel Port
1 x Serial Port
1 x S/PDIF Coaxial/Optical - Out
1 x IEEE 1394a
1 x Audio Panel
1 x RJ45
4 x USB 2.0/1.1
BIOS Revision: F2N
Board Revision: v1.0

Gigabyte has provided the user a fairly comprehensive BIOS that is enthusiast oriented in the latest F2N release. In our opinion, Gigabyte continues to annoy the crowd that will buy this board by insisting on using the Ctrl-F1 sequence to open up the additional performance oriented BIOS settings. However, with the "secret" settings revealed we were able to match all BIOS settings on the ASUS P5K3 when tuning the board.

The most important option to change is the Performance Enhance setting from Normal to Turbo. This will improve memory performance in much the same way as the Transaction Booster from ASUS, although the level of fine tuning does not match the ASUS board. We found the Extreme setting to be just that: on the extreme fringe of usefulness. We could not complete our benchmarks when using it. We measured VCore droop to be around .03V under load testing with our QX6700.

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  • yzkbug - Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - link

    Will we ever see boards supporting both DDR2 and DDR3 memory? It would be nice to be able to run DDR2 for now, and switch to DDR3 in the future without buying a new mobo. Reply
  • Stele - Friday, June 1, 2007 - link

    There's already at least one in existence - the Asus P5KC. Check it out http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&a...">here.

    It would be interesting if Anandtech could get hold of this board and see if having support for both memory types sacrifices fine tuning and hence performance/overclocking capability by a measurable degree.
    Reply
  • slayerized - Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - link

    I know it is a bit premature, but do you have n estimate on the targeted price points for these boards and ddr3 memory modules? Reply
  • gigahertz20 - Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - link

    You can already buy the Asus P5K Deluxe for $225 from here.

    http://www.xpcgear.com/p5kdeluxe.html">http://www.xpcgear.com/p5kdeluxe.html

    My guess is once Newegg and some other places get them in hopefully around $200 or below but maybe not. They will be expensive at first.
    Reply
  • xsilver - Thursday, May 31, 2007 - link

    are p35 boards recommended for midrange overclocking systems just yet?
    a gigabyte ds3 + e6320 vs. a asus p5k + e4400 combo; which system is likly to have better performance after OC?
    Reply
  • Sunrise089 - Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - link

    The above comments reminded me of something many reviews have said recently - that "additional airflow needed to OC" line. What exactly does that mean? Does it simply mean airflow inside the case, as in you first tested with so case fans at all, and had to add some? Or does it mean you added some sort of motherboard specific additional cooling? If the latter, a motherboard that does not require such an added part would be much more appealing. Reply
  • Googer - Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - link

    Good Article. But where are the disk and I/O benchmarks? Reply
  • Treripica - Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - link

    What the hell is a niggle? Reply
  • johnsonx - Thursday, May 31, 2007 - link

    a 'niggle' is a minor complaint, or perhaps a complaint about a small detail. It's completely unrelated to another word like that with an 'r' at the end.
    Reply
  • TallBill - Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - link

    All applications were run with administer privileges. Reply

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