Summary: The GA-965P-DS3 is made for Intel's remarkably proficient Core 2 Duo processor series, and for the purposes of this review PCSTATS will be testing it with an Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 CPU - the sweetheart of the bunch.
Summary: Using the DS3 was an overall enjoyable experience. It was rock solid stable no matter what we threw at it despite the flawed northbridge cooler and the lack of VRM cooling. So who should buy this motherboard?
Intel Arrandale: 32nm for Notebooks, Core i5 540M Reviewed
16 August 2007
Conclusion: From the balanced notebook perspective, Arrandale is awesome. Battery life doesn't improve, but performance goes up tremendously. The end result is better performance for hopefully the same power consumption. If you're stuck with an aging laptop it's worth the wait.
Gigabyte's GTX 260 Super Overclock: A GTX 275 on the Cheap?
19 June 2007
Conclusion: Typically, vendor-overclocked cards are used as a tool to patch pricing gaps in a product lineup. They allow a vendor to offer better performance than a stock card, thereby justifying a higher price and for the vendor a higher profit margin.
Summary: Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 is a good choice for the mainstream user building a Core 2 Duo-based system willing to achieve the best performance at the lowest price point possible. In other words, this motherboard is targeted to users that want a high-end performance but don’t want to spend a lot of money...
Excerpt: The Intel P965 chipset is quickly gaining ground as the top choice for Core 2 processor buyers due to its strong performance as well as lower prices. Just a week or so ago, we reviewed the Asus P5B Deluxe motherboard that uses this same chipset; and you'll see it in our comparisons here.
Conclusion: The GA-965P-DS3 is the mainstream offering from Gigabyte's new S-series Core 2 Duo ready motherboards featuring the Intel P965 chipset. Like MSI's P965 Neo, the board sets a compromise on features for a greatly reduced cost to target the mainstream market.
Excerpt: De vez en cuando el mercado informático nos atropella con una inyección de cambios significativos marcando nuevos estándares de performance. Menos frecuente son las noticias de fusiones importantes como las que se están dando actualmente y la marca que hoy nos cita es protagonista de una de ellas.
Pros: 100% capacitores Sólidos de alta performance y duración