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Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Motherboard Review


Main Specifications

Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 main features are:

  • Socket: 775.

  • Chipset: Intel P965.

  • Clock Generator: ICS 9LPRS587AGLF

  • Super I/O: ITE IT8718F.

  • Parallel IDE: One ATA-133 port controlled by JMicron JMB363 chip.

  • Serial IDE: Six SATA-300 ports, four controlled by the south bridge (ICH8) and two controlled by JMicron JMB363 chip (RAID0, RAID1 and JBOD on these two).

  • USB: 10 USB 2.0 ports (four soldered on the motherboard and six available through I/O brackets, which don’t come with the motherboard).

  • FireWire (IEEE 1394a): No.

  • On-board audio: Produced by the chipset together with a Realtek ALC883 codec (eight channels, 24-bit resolution, up to 96 kHz sampling rate for the inputs and up to 192 kHz sampling rate for the outputs, 85 dB signal-to-noise ratio for the inputs and 95 dB signal-to-noise ratio for the outputs).

  • On-board video: No.

  • On-board LAN: Yes, one Gigabit Ethernet port controlled by the chipset together with a Marvell 88E8053 chip.

  • Buzzer: No.

  • Power supply: ATX12V v2.x (24-pin).

  • Slots: One x16 PCI Express slots, three x1 PCI Express slots and three PCI slots.

  • Memory: Four DDR-DIMM sockets (up to 8 GB up to DDR2-1066/PC2-8500).

  • Number of CDs that come with this motherboard: 1 CD.

  • Programs included: Drivers and utilities.

  • Extra features: Aluminum solid electrolytic capacitors.

  • More Information: http://www.gigabyte-usa.com

  • Average price in the US*: USD 145.00

* Researched at Shopping.com on the day we published this review.