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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  • Chunga29 - Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - link

    [With apologies to Monty Python, I present the Quest for the Holy Chipset....]
    "One day, lad, all this will be yours!"

    "What, the heatsinks?"

    "No. Not the heatsink, lad. All that you can see, stretched out over the caps and resistors of this land! This'll be your motherboard, lad."

    "B-- b-- but Father, I don't want any of that."

    "Listen 'Erbert. We live in a bloody planet full of global warming. We need all the heatsinks we can get."

    "But-- but I don't like her."

    "Don't like her?! What's wrong with her?! She's beautiful. She's rich. She's got huge... tracts o' land!"
  • Spoelie - Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - link

    wtf is wrong with intel boards lately??
    I mean, in every article I read, it doesn't matter how HUGE the heatsink is, "additional airflow was required to ensure stability". Or do you mean just a casefan?

    I still have a dfi nforce4 ultra board, replaced the (tiny!) chipset cooler with a thermaltake hr something, and the chipset temp dropped 10°C, htt goes wel over 300. Huge difference there.

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