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Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R ATX LGA775 Conroe P35 DDR2/DDR3 1PCI-E16 SATA RAID Sound GBLAN Motherboard

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SKU #: (11830BD4526)

Mft. Part #: GA-P35C-DS3R

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The GA-P35C-DS3R is GIGABYTE high performance platform based on the
killer combination of the new Intel P35 chipset plus support for the
latest multi-core processors up to FSB 1333MHz, including the upcoming
45nm platform. In addition, the GA-P35C-DS3R ultimate scalability with
both DDR2 and DDR3 memory support for running next generation
applications with lower power consumption. The GA-P35C-DS3R is also part
of the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 2 Series of motherboards, featuring top
quality electronic components which provide optimized power savings,
ultra cooling and extended system durability.
Durable 2 -Designed with Top Quality Highly Efficient Components

Ultra Durable 2

Ultra Cooling - Low RDS(on) MOSFET Design

Low RDS(on) MOSFETs specially designed to produce lower switching
resistance for faster electric current charging and discharging.

Ultra Cooling

Low Power Loss - Ferrite Core Choke Design

Ferrite core chokes comprised of a compound of iron oxide and other
metal elements whose properties hold energy much longer than common iron
core at high frequency.

Low Power Loss

Longer Life - All-Solid Capacitor Design

Solid capacitors contain a solid organic polymer, while electrolytic
capacitors use a common liquid electrolyte, hence, the terms solid
capacitor versus electrolytic capacitors.

Longer Life
Core™ 2 multi-core and upcoming 45nm processors

GA-P35C-DS3R supports Intel latest high performance CPU delivers the
most energy-efficient performance available today. Based on Intel's
Micro Architecture, the Intel multi-core processors with 4 cores and two
shared L2 caches provide the best capability-per-watt solutions and are
an ideal choice for multi-media enthusiasts and intensive multi-tasking
environments. This cutting-edge processor offers significant performance
boosts and provides an overall more energy efficient platform.
P35 Express Chipset

The Intel® P35 Express Chipsets support the latest
multi-core processors up to FSB 1333MHz, including the upcoming 45nm
platform, with its record breaking performance and greater energy
efficiency. Intel® P35 chipset, with optimized system memory
capabilities, chipset over-speed protection removed for maximum
overclocking and Intel® Turbo Memory technology, providing
faster boot and application load times and additional power savings.
Intel® P35 chipset also offer options for both DDR2 and DDR3
memory support, providing scalable options for users wanting to take
advantage of higher memory performance with less power consumption to
run next generation applications such as high-definition video and 3D
Vista Premium Logo Certified

Windows Vista Premium promises to deliver a streamlined computing
experience designed to fundamentally change how users view, find and
organize their digital information. With P35/G33/P965/G965/946/945
solutions all enabling support for Vista Premium, GIGABYTE offers a
fresh and unique desktop experience that will be more informative,
intuitive and completely new...more
both Dual Channel DDR2 and DDR3

Experience the advanced memory combination technology, featuring
ultimate scalability with both DDR2 and DDR3 memory support for running
next generation applications with lower power consumption, which
delivers superior performance for the most demanding applications.
3Gb/s storage interface

The SATA specification doubles bus bandwidth from 1.5Gb/s to 3Gb/s.
Native Command Queuing is a new specification that enables out-of-order
execution of commands for efficient retrieval of data. Hot Plug support
allows users to insert and remove hard disk drives without shutting off
power to the system.
Enables a Superior Audio Experience

Excellent Audio Performance

High-performance DAC (Digital-Analog Converter) with 106 dB
Signal-to-Noise ratio playback quality, designed especially for Windows
Vista Premium PCs.

Blu-ray/HD DVD Full Rate Audio Support

The ALC889A enables high quality Full Rate Lossless Audio for content
protected media and support for both Blu-ray and HD DVD formats for an
exhilarating home theater entertainment experience.

7.1+2 Channel High Definition Output

The ALC889A provides support for 7.1 sound playback, plus 2 channels of
independent stereo output (multiple streaming) through the front panel
stereo outputs.
Matrix Storage Technology

Intel® Matrix Storage Technology, can deliver up to 80%
faster storage performance with PCs equipped with two hard drives using
RAID 0 data striping. Using RAID 1 data mirroring can protect against a
hard drive failure by mirroring all data among two hard drives. In
addition RAID 5 offers the fault-tolerant capability to automatically
back up your most important files, while also providing faster disk
access and adding storage capacity.

LAN connectivity

The Gigabit network interface delivers a high speed LAN connection with
data transfer rate up to 1000Mb/s, providing new generation connectivity
for the broadband era. Gigabit LAN is ideally for seamless internet
connection such as streaming audio and video contents

As a member of the global community to look after the environment,
Gigabyte complies with the European Union's Restriction of use of
certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive which limits the use of
lead, mercury, cadmium and other hazardous substances in electronic
products. From components and material selection to production
processes, make up of accessories, packaging/color boxes etc; GIGABYTE
has carefully examined and designed this product to be 100% RoHS
compliant. GIGABYTE will continue to develop RoHS compliant PC
components and commit valuable resources to promoting and advancing RoHS
directive goals and objectives.

The Speed compliant motherboards of GIGABYTE S-series provide
intelligent over-clocking and over-voltage software settings through
both hardware and software design...more

The Smart featured motherboards of GIGABYTE S-series provide GIGABYTE
proprietary innovative software such as Download Center, @BIOS, Q-Flash,
Xpress Install, Boot menu, and Smart Fan. BIOS and driver management now
becomes much easier and user friendly through GIGABYTE Smart

Safe is the key feature of GIGABYTE S-series motherboards with the
following elements: Excellent hardware design reinforced BIOS protection
through GIGABYTE Virtual Dual BIOS Technology and GIGABYTE BIOS Setting
Recovery Technology. Unique system software such as Xpress Recovery 2,
PC Health Monitor, HDD S.M.A.R.T., and C.O.M. further strengthen the
stability and reliability of your PC!...more

* The specification and pictures are subject to change without notice.

* All trademarks and logos are the properties of their respective holders.

* Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for
system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated

Additional Information   
  • ROHS Compliant
  • Native DDR2-1066MHz support available
  • Populating DDR2 and DDR3 memory modules simultaneously is not supported
  • Chipset:

  • Northbridge: Intel P35 Express Chipset
  • Southbridge: Intel ICH9R
  • BIOS Features:

  • Supports Virtual DualBIOS
  • 1 x 8 Mbit flash
  • Use of licensed AWARD BIOS
  • PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, ACPI 1.0b
  • Unique Features:

  • Ultra Durable 2 Motherboard
  • All Japanese manufactured solid
  • Over-clocking Enhanced
  • Support for @BIOS
  • Support for Download Center
  • Support for Q-Flash
  • Support for EasyTune
  • Support for Xpress Install
  • Support for Xpress Recovery2
  • Support for Virtual Dual BIOS
  • Hardware Monitoring:

  • System voltage detection
  • CPU/System temperature detection
  • CPU/System/Power fan speed detection
  • CPU overheating warning
  • CPU/System/Power fan fail warning
  • CPU fan speed control
  • Supported Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows 2000

  • Audio Channels    7.1
    Audio Line In    Yes
    Audio Line Out    Yes
    Brand Name    Gigabyte
    Chipset Manufacturer    Intel
    Chipset Model    P35 Express
    Controller Type    Floppy Controller
    Serial ATA/300
    Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
    Depth    9.6"
    Front Side Bus    533 MHz
    800 MHz
    1066 MHz
    1333 MHz
    Gigabit Ethernet    Yes
    Manufacturer    GIGABYTE Technology, Inc
    Manufacturer Part Number    GA-P35C-DS3R
    Manufacturer Website Address    www.giga-byte.com
    Marketing Information   

    The GA-P35C-DS3R Desktop Board is GIGABYTE high performance platform based on the killer combination of the new Intel P35 chipset plus support for the latest multi-core processors up to FSB 1333MHz, including the upcoming 45nm platform. In addition, the GA-P35C-DS3R ultimate scalability with both DDR2 and DDR3 memory support for running next generation applications with lower power consumption. The GA-P35C-DS3R is also part of the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 2 Series of motherboards, featuring top quality electronic components which provide optimized power savings, ultra cooling and extended system durability.

    Maximum Memory    8 GB
    Memory Standard    DDR2-800/PC2-6400
    Memory Technology    DDR3 SDRAM
    Microphone Port    Yes
    Network (RJ-45)    Yes
    Number of IDE Interfaces    1
    Number of Memory Slots    6
    Number of PCI Express x1 Slots    3
    Number of PCI Express x16 Slots    1
    Number of PCI Slots    3
    Number of S/PDIF Out Ports    2
    Number of SATA Interfaces    8
    Number of Total Expansion Slots    7
    Number of USB 2.0 Ports    4
    Onboard Audio Header    Yes
    Onboard LEDs Header    Yes
    Onboard S/PDIF Header    Yes
    Parallel Port    Yes
    Processor Socket    Socket T LGA-775
    Processor Supported    Core 2 Extreme
    Core 2 Quad
    Core 2 Duo
    Pentium Extreme Edition
    Pentium 4
    Celeron D
    Pentium 4 (Extreme Edition)
    Processor Technology    Hyper-Threading Technology
    Product Line    Ultra Durable 2
    Product Model    GA-P35C-DS3R
    Product Name    GA-P35C-DS3R Desktop Motherboard
    Product Type    Desktop Motherboard
    S/PDIF    Yes
    Serial Port    Yes
    Sound Controller Manufacturer    Realtek
    Sound Controller Model    ALC889A
    Total Number of Onboard USB Ports    4
    Total Number of PCI Express Slots    4
    Total Number of USB Ports    4
    Total Processor Supported    1
    Width    12.0"
    Customer Reviews

    Reviewed by cw2010031036 at @ 11:14 AM Dec 03, 2007

    Gigabyte routinely scores highly in product reviews, and for good reason; they have some of the finest engineering talent on the planet. This transition board features support for (slow) DDR3 and the coming 45 nm Intel processors, so it will be possible to keep it on the cutting edge longer than competitors designs. The DDR3 support is nice, but it's questionable as to whether the higher latency of DDR3 can be offset by the higher bus speeds. Currently, it can not; but that is changing.

    The board ships as a revision 2.0 design; but the photos on the Direct Canada website show the earlier Revision 1.0 board. One of the differences is that the Rev 2 board has no supplied Com A or LPT printer ports; the pinouts are on the motherboard, but you must supply and install your own cable interface. On the plus side, you get 8 USB 2.0 ports on the rear instead of a Com A and LPT port - and there are more USB pinouts on the board, as well, for possible case plugin support.

    Hard core technical information has always been hard to obtain from the Gigabyte website; they sorta try, but you can tell their heart really isn't into translating technical documents. This is not a flaw limited to Gigabyte; it plagues most motherboard manufacturers.

    The bottom line is that the P35C-DS3R is a superbly engineered board, but you may have to take guidance from the many enthusiast forums out there in getting the most out of it; and if you're still using a parallel port printer (like my HP Laserjet 4P) or using a COM A port for anything (like my flight simulator controller) you'll need to find an insert with the appropriate ports, and connect it to the pinouts on the motherboard yourself.

    December 3, 2007 - Charlie Worton

    Reviewed by ML2010011475 at @ 12:40 PM Nov 06, 2007

    Fast, keeps my CPU cool and looks great! Also Its future proof (43nm and DDR3)

    Reviewed by HC2010017822 at @ 11:07 AM Jul 16, 2007

    generally, it's a good board, it's beautiful and fast. But the bios option M.I.T. is weak, not as strong as other brand. If you don't overclock it, then don't worry about it.

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