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Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3P vs DS3 without the damn P

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So....

anyone know the difference?

and if you're really bored, feel free to tell me difference between ds3 and ds4

thanks!
    
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Version C2 of the 965P chipset...has 2 PCIe lanes and supports Crossfire (1x16 and 1x4), supports 1333 FSB.

For more info on the new chipset...read here http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...oc.aspx?i=2851
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Oh....the DS4 uses the Nvidia 650i chipset...not nearly as good but supports SLI
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Get the P35-DS3R instead

I'm more than happy with it.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sugarton View Post
Get the P35-DS3R instead

I'm more than happy with it.
What he said.....
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post #6 of 12
theyre the same but one has 2 pci e shot and can support crossfire
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post #7 of 12
Also note the placement of the green IDE port in both. It seems to be better placed on the 965P-DS3P. There's also an SB cooler, I assume both of these because of the addition of Crossfire.
    
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Sweet, but i dont see myself using the cross fire anytime soon. Ill see if its worth the $15 difference.


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Post removed cause it was offtopic. (Read title wrong oO, sorry. Thought it was the P35-DS3P >.<)
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post #10 of 12
hey hows it goin

i have the P965-DS3P. its an awesome board, and overclocks HARD. only thing is, if ur not gonna use Crossfire, i'd say get the DS3. with the DS3P, theres only 2 PCI slots. and if u crossfire, u can only use one as the vid cards block the other.

if u get an aftermarket soundcard, lan card and like a PhysX card (why? lol) or somethin, u cant even use them all.

both are excellent boards tho and very overclocker-friendly

if i were u, i'd get the DS3 coz its real cheap right now, and wait for Gigabyte to release a real good X38 chipset motherboard, instead of spending on the P35
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