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Which version of the DS4?

post #1 of 18
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Ok, I have one more question, and I don't want to create a new thread. So just ignore the answers that are posted, that help with my previous questions. (Posts 3-14)


My new question:
What is the difference between the GA-P35-DS4 and the DS4 rev 2.0? Is there any real huge difference, cause if there isn't, i'm going for the GA-EP35-DS4.

Again, thank you guys, and don't worry about the other posts. (Posts 3-14)
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DS4 seems to have DTS support in its soundchip, and better cooling in CPU power circuitry.
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I vote for the DS3L. It is a great board and the only thing it is missing is RAID.
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If you don't need CF, RAID and other fancy stuff, the DS3L is the best for your money.
post #6 of 18
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well, i am looking for the raid aspect. And I like the ds4 for the cooling, especially when OCing. But it was just curious as to the difference.
TY for the replies
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post #7 of 18
DS4 = 500FSB.... It's a monster.
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also, one more question. What's the difference between the intel raid, and intel matrix raid?
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post #9 of 18
Not alot....
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Intel Matrix RAID is a feature that first appeared in the Intel ICH6R RAID BIOS. It is not a new RAID level. Matrix RAID utilizes two physical disks. Part of each disk is assigned to a level 0 array, the other part to a level 1 array. Traditionally, other cheap RAID BIOS products only allow one disk to participate in a single array. Intel's recommended setup is to put the operating system, critical application programs and data on the RAID 1 volume. The thinking being that protection from losing the configured OS, programs and data is more important than a performance increase. Mostly, the RAID 0 volume in Matrix RAID is promoted for working with large files, such as videos during editing, and for non-critical files where fast storage will increase performance (swap files, for example).
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post #10 of 18
Its in the name, the 4 in Ds4 means 4 power phases while the DS3 has 3 power phases, in theory that means more stable overclocks. The DS4 also generally reaches higher FSB a little easier than the DS3, probably due to its better cooling.

I have the DS4 revision 2.0 and its the most stable and overclockable board I ever owned. The northbridge runs so cool its unbelieveable, first stock cooling I ever seen on a computer component that cools like a champ.
     
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