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gigabyte DS3 and S3, 8053/8056 Glan

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anyone notice, so far as i can tell, the only difference is the solid state capacitors? and the 40$ pricetag? i know that will increase durability, and potentially overclocking. but is it worth the 40$? could just get a p5bXXX for that

oh wait... i forgot to add the other oddity. the DS3 has a marvel 8053 gigalan, while the S3 has the (assumingly) newer 8056 chip... thats all i can tell.

anyone notice that? or care to shed some light?
    
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Generally, the caps are the only difference. No impact on overclocking, but shorter lifespan (still long enough for most users )
    
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what about the version number on the gigalan, im sure there's no difference, none noticable anyways, but curious no?
    
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Don't know.. I would not worry about it too much.
    
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