We can see from the result, the performance of both boards are very close with the Gigabyte performs slightly better than the EVGA board. Even when the board is overclocked, the Gigabyte board still consumes less power than the i in both idle and load condition. I was able to overclock the processor to 3. Gigabyte took out the Serial and Parallel port from the back of the IO ports and replace them with four more USB ports given the motherboard total of eight USB ports as opposed to the 4 found with the 1. Both chipsets offers good mix of features and overclocking ability.

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What we love the most is the silent heat pipe which works efficiently keeping the fs4 running cool while keeping the noise to absolutely silent. Not only that GSATAII does not have the best burst speed, it also lags slightly with the average read compared to the other two chipsets.

Instead, let’s take a forward looking stance and ask ourselves why we cling to the parallel printer port? Unlike the i p5 motherboard where users have an option to adjust the FSB and the memory clock separately and the motherboard will automatically adjust the FSB: Virtually all the Intel P35 motherboards on store shelves have nearly identical features.

Gigabyte GA-PDS4 Intel P35 Express Motherboard Review –

Cs4 Gigabyte claims that their design will produce cooler boards, lower EMI interference, and resist rust better than standard iron core chokes, we cannot verify these claims. I first set the Vcore to 1. The settings are split into seven categories. About Us Employment Privacy Policy.


Gigabyte GA-PDS4 Specs – CNET

Both boards are targeted toward the same users as they both packed with overclocking features and priced at similar range. I believe that the Team Group Xtreem DDR memory that was used is cs4 the maximum overclocking slightly due to the fact that it can only be overclocked to MHz based on my previous experience.

Ports and connectors are labeled well, jacks and cables organized nicely. The motherboard is very well-designed with all the components color-coded and labeled. With easy to access PCIe locks like the ones on the GA-PDS4, it doesn’t matter if the videocard has de4 large double-slot heatsink, access is unimpeded. We can see that Gigabyte choose all silent heat pipe design for the Northbridge and Southbridge cooling.

Be sure to look into the revision 2. Nothing unusual is found under the Power Management Menu.

The metal plates will help to dissipate heat which may in turn provide a much higher overclocking. It is good to see that despite the fact that the memory on the GA-PDS4 is running at 2T command rate rather than 1T that is with the i board, the performance is not being affected. Pioneering such technologies as the i-Ram and all solid capacitor design of their motherboards, it easy to see why they have grown to be a world class provider of technology to the home user.

One thing which I found to be slightly limited is the System Memory Multiplier.

Gigabyte Technology GA-P35-DS4, LGA 775/Socket T, Intel (GA-P35-DS4 (rev. 2.0)) Motherboard

In a nod to improving your working environment and increasing the longevity of the motherboard itself, the GA-PDS4 features a totally silent copper heatpipe based chipset and MOSFET thermal solution. Even when the board is overclocked, the Gigabyte board still consumes less power than the i p5 both idle and load condition. An increased FSB speeds up data communication between the processor and system bus.


There is no memory timing setting. I know this will come across as insignificant, but the PCI Express x16 videocard retention lock on that blue slot, and the rear-oriented lock on the orange slot just make my fingers happy.

Once again, both boards perform equally well. The CPU area is clean without much obstruction for even the biggest heat sink on the market. It is a tab where you pull the tab to release the card.

p355 Many manufactures place the tab on the right, closer to the Northbridge, which makes it harder to access. This dz4 to show you that the synthetic benchmark does not always represent the real-life performance and each benchmark can vary. Want to know why the Gigabyte GA-PDS4 d4 heatsinks mounted on the back, all solid aluminum capacitors and a few other component level tweaks? I was able to overclock the processor to 3.

However, all these are minor complaints to a well-designed, feature-riched motherboard. The motherboard comes with total of five fan headers: Gigabyte places the dual channel memory in banks that are far away from each other, so if you are running two sticks of RAM with huge memory heat sink, you will not run into any clearance issue.