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Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6
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Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6


Overall rating 8/10

You've already seen what Gigabyte has up their sleeves for the mainstream market with their Ultra Durable 2 line of motherboards, and now we give you an in depth look at their latest flagship board - the Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6, complete with an ever more elaborate cooling design.

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Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Supports all 90nm/65nm Intel LGA775 processors
  • 45nm ready (Wolfdale & Yorkfield)
  • Quad-Core Optimized
  • Northbridge: Intel P35
  • 533 / 800 / 1066 / 1333MHz front side bus
  • PCI Express x16 for graphics
  • Southbridge: Intel ICH9R
  • Intel High Definition Audio
  • Supports six PCI Express x1 lanes
  • Supports up to twelve USB 2.0 ports
  • Supports six SATA 3.0Gbps ports (with Matrix Storage Technology)
  • Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps MAC
Memory
  • Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.8 Volt DDR2 SDRAM
  • Supports 1066/800/677/533 dual channel DDR2 memory architecture
Storage
  • Intel ICH9R Southbridge
  • 6 x SATA 3.0Gbps interface
  • Intel Matrix Storage Technology
  • Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5 , RAID 10
  • Gigabyte SATA2 (JMicron JMB363)
  • 1 x Ultra ATA 33/66/100/133 (data transfer rate up to 133MB/sec.)
  • 2 x SATA 3.0Gbps interface (eSATA)
  • SATA RAID 0, RAID1 and JBOD
Audio
  • Intel High Definition Audio (Azalia)
  • Realtek ALC889A HD Audio CODEC
  • Protected path content encryption/decryption (Microsoft WLP 3.0 compliant)
  • Optical and coaxial S/PDIF
Networking Realtek RTL8111B PCIe Gigabit Ethernet
FireWire (IEEE 1394)
  • Texas Instrument TSB43AB23 FireWire controller
  • 3 x 1394a ports @ 400 Mbps speed
Rear I/O
  • 1 x Floppy connector
  • 1 x Ultra ATA IDE connectors
  • 8 x SATA connectors
  • 12 x USB 2.0 ports (4 x rear, 8 x header)
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN port
  • 1 x FireWire-400 port
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF Output
  • 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Output
  • 8-Channel Audio I/O ports
  • 1 x Parallel port
  • 1 x COM port
  • 1 x mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
  • 1 x mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x PCIe x16 slots, PCI Express Bus specification v1.1 compliant
  • 3 x PCIe x1 slots, PCI Express Bus specification v1.1 compliant
  • 2 x 32-bit PCI slots, PCI 2.3 compliant
Other Features
  • Gigabyte 6-Quad Design
  • Gigabyte Ultra Durable 2
  • 100% Solid Capacitors
  • Low RDS(on) MOSFETs
  • Ferrite Core chokes
Form Factor ATX Form Factor, 12"x 9.6"(30.5cm x 24.4cm)