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Enthusiasts love high-end hardware, and when it comes to Intel chipsets, that means the X48 and X38 Express platforms. The 910GL Express sits at the polar opposite of the company’s lineup, shoring up sales of entry-level systems where price is the principal consideration. In between, you have a massive list of discrete and integrated chipsets with mainstream appeal. These are Intel’s best sellers—the platforms you can find in everything from sub-$100 value boards to $200+ prosumer offerings.

The P35, in particular, is a solid win for Intel. From Gigabyte’s $75 P35-S3G to DFI’s $230 LanParty P35 T2R, the mid-range chipset is incredibly flexible because it supports the most popular enthusiast features, while keeping a watchful eye on value. There’s no DDR3 memory requirement, for example. So, power users on a budget can score 4GB of DDR2-800 and still run a speedy 1333 MHz front side bus asynchronously...
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The Gigabyte boards look to be quite promising. I've been quite pleased with the performance of my DS3L (aside from the vdroop), and they seem intent on pumping out high quality boards with their P45 chipset mobos as well. Hopefully the aforementioned Hybrid Cooling will pan out to something special, as well.

One thing I've been particularly pleased to see is that there hasn't been a rush to DDR3 with the new chipsets. DDR2 is (imo) more than enough for anyone who doesn't have extremely deep pockets with the intent on overclocking into the top 1% of benchmark scores, etc. DDR3 is so expensive, so I'm glad to see that Gigabyte isn't pushing consumers towards DDR3, and hopefully other mobo manufacturers are following suit.
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