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Gigabyte United Prepares DDR3 Motherboards

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Gigabyte United is set to introduce its next generation Ultra Durable 2 series motherboards in early June. There will be five Ultra Durable 2 series motherboards powered by Intel’s P35 and G33 Express chipsets – the P35-DQ6, P35-DS3R, P35T-DQ6, G33M-D2SR and G33-DS3R in full and micro ATX configurations. All motherboards will feature ferrite core choke coils, low RDS MOSFETs and all-solid capacitors for increased reliability and longevity.




At the top of the Ultra Durable 2 spectrum are the P35-DQ6 and P35T-DQ6. Both models share similar feature sets, including dual physical PCIe x16, three PCIe x1 and two PCI slots. Despite having two physical PCIe x16 slots, only the upper slot delivers 16 PCIe lanes to the graphics card. The second PCIe x16 slot delivers lesser lanes, typically 2-4 lanes. There are also six SATA 3.0Gbps ports powered by Intel’s ICH9R south bridge with support for Matrix RAID technology, two additional SATA ports and a single IDE port powered by a separate controller. Other notable features include 8-channel high definition audio by a Realtek and a heat pipe chipset cooling.

The main difference between the P35-DQ6 and P35T-DQ6 is the memory support. The P35-DQ6 relies on current DDR2 memory while the P35T-DQ6 supports next-generation DDR3 memory technology.

Moving away from the enthusiast arena are the P35-DS3R and G33-DS3R. These models feature a single PCIe x16 slot without support for multi-GPU technologies. There are also three PCIe x1 and three PCI slots for additional expansion. As with the higher end P35-DQ6 and P35T-DQ6, the mainstream P35-DS3R and G33-DS3R feature six SATA 3.0Gbps ports powered by Intel’s ICH9R, two additional SATA 3.0Gbps and an IDE port powered by a secondary controller. Realtek high-definition audio codecs deliver 8-channel audio on both boards. Gigabyte United equips these mainstream models with DDR2 memory support. Chipset cooling remains passive, although there is no elaborate heat pipe setup on the P35-DS3R and G33-DS3R. The G33-DS3R offers integrated graphics while the P35-DS3R requires a PCIe graphics card.

Lastly, Gigabyte United delivers Intel’s G33 Express in a micro ATX package with the G33M-DS2R. This model features one PCIe x16, one PCIe x1 and two PCI slots. There are only six SATA 3.0Gbps ports and one IDE. Aside from minor differences, the G33M-DS2R has a similar feature set as the full-sized G33-DS3R.

Expect Gigabyte United to officially pull the wraps off its Ultra Durable 2 series at Computex 2007.

Source: DailyTech
 

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Ziis that chipset cooler is massive, must be running even hotter than P965, even thou it should be a lot cooler:

"Intel’s Bearlake chipset family consists of six different versions using 65nm manufacturing process technology (compared to 110nm of 975x and 90nm of P965)"

Could be that Gigabyte just listened to customers and actually made a cooler that doesn't need changing even when overclocking (but it's starting to look ugly..).
 

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my 965 chipset mobo runs nice and cool... never even thought of replacing the passive cooler on it.

Nice to see DDR3 boards already in design though.
 

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my 965 chipset mobo runs nice and cool... never even thought of replacing the passive cooler on it.

Nice to see DDR3 boards already in design though.
Really doubt that as I have nearly the same motherboard, P5B-E Plus. Same chipset and cooler (just black). "Burns" my finger even with stock volts (noctua NC-U6 comig tomorrow to replace it). Tried first when I got this with stock cooler out of case and it was hot even then. Try and stick your finger on top that asus logo ;) Southbridge was even worse, but yours seems to have more fins.

Stock volts without overclocking it's ok, once you overclock it not so much, have a 40mm cooler on top of it now. (yes I have a sensitive finger, but nforce4 with passive cooling was cooler and even that was a hot chipset already).
 

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I like the looks of those coolers :D. Shame they dont have dual PCIe 16x slots..

Btw, my P5B deluxe northbridge is @ 40*C idle @ stock clocks.
 

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Really doubt that as I have nearly the same motherboard, P5B-E Plus. Same chipset and cooler (just black). "Burns" my finger even with stock volts (noctua NC-U6 comig tomorrow to replace it). Tried first when I got this with stock cooler out of case and it was hot even then. Try and stick your finger on top that asus logo ;) Southbridge was even worse, but yours seems to have more fins.

Stock volts without overclocking it's ok, once you overclock it not so much, have a 40mm cooler on top of it now. (yes I have a sensitive finger, but nforce4 with passive cooling was cooler and even that was a hot chipset already).
Infrared thermoter says.... 66C and thats while playing CnC3 at 425FSB, in 26C ambient. Then again, i have zero airflow to that area.
Compared to my old Nforce 4 (DFI-ultra-D) which ran at 55C idle even with upgraded air cooling, this IS cool.

Edit: are you talking Nforce 4, or 410/430 - the 4x0 series were revised and ran a lot cooler.
 
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Awesome looking boards and that massive copper cooler is awesome!! I hope they get something out for AMD
 
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hope they have a cmos switch pulling that battery could be a pain with the vid card installed....
but I think i'll wait for .. Intel X38 (Bearlake-X) chipset is the successor to Intel's 975X chipset :)
 

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Infrared thermoter says.... 66C and thats while playing CnC3 at 425FSB, in 26C ambient. Then again, i have zero airflow to that area.
Compared to my old Nforce 4 (DFI-ultra-D) which ran at 55C idle even with upgraded air cooling, this IS cool.

Edit: are you talking Nforce 4, or 410/430 - the 4x0 series were revised and ran a lot cooler.
Nforce 4 Ultra, had KN8 Ultra before, but no temp sensor on chipset. Zalman ZM-NB47J on top of it and put a 40mm fan in 5V to blow on it as it felt still too warm for my liking. 66C is really hot for me, as my 3700+ overclocked to 2800mhz ran cooler. Then again chipset only has a small passive heatsink and if it works for you, no problem.

Thanks for the temp reading, have no way of measuring my self. 22C ambient at the moment thou, but when summer comes 26C and more for ambient in here too. Cooler change won't go to waste, even if I don't need such high FSB (too slow memory).
 
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Wow, a lot of ddr3 news...i was suppecting something end of the year....

DD3 + AMD = Am3 skt

for intel, memory type is bassed on chipset, while amd is based on cpu type...
 

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that is one big massive heatsink.... and 16 sata ports :S ....just a BIT too much
 

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I think you meant to say 6, 6 is all you would really need.. thats if you have 2 sata dvd burners and 4 hd's... but the thing I dont get is the only raid sata ports are the purple ones = only 2 of them:shadedshu

oh and theres 8 sata ports on all the full atx mobos up there.. dont ask me why though lol... purple ones are on the bottom.

I wish they would add more mobo fan ports/connectors.
 

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Nforce 4 Ultra, had KN8 Ultra before, but no temp sensor on chipset. Zalman ZM-NB47J on top of it and put a 40mm fan in 5V to blow on it as it felt still too warm for my liking. 66C is really hot for me, as my 3700+ overclocked to 2800mhz ran cooler. Then again chipset only has a small passive heatsink and if it works for you, no problem.

Thanks for the temp reading, have no way of measuring my self. 22C ambient at the moment thou, but when summer comes 26C and more for ambient in here too. Cooler change won't go to waste, even if I don't need such high FSB (too slow memory).
At idle, it was about 40C (my P5B-E) i checked again after i finished gaming.

The reason i cant cool it is cause i have a noctua U12 cooler on there, even a 40mm fan might be pushing the area i have available, unless i put it on the side of the heatsink.
 

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why does it seem that this P35 is 'just' for ddr3 :\ this won't be a success, I CURSE IT!!! lol j/k :p
But still this doesn't look that awesome imo, like what 975X did, but time will tell :rolleyes:
 
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Well, it looks like some of you didn't read the full story above... P35T is for DDR3, P35 is for DDR2 (remember that T as "Triple", to be easier). As for the RAID, the problem comes from Intel's southbridge, not from the manufacturer. And for dual PCI-E 16x, again is Intel's architecture "problem", not the manufacturer's.

About the cooling... Well, it might be "ugly" but it's effective. And the technology is different from others. Not every pipe echnology is the same. I had the opportunity to see the boards up and running at CeBIT, in acrylic cases, and the chipset temperature was OK while runing SuperPi or different games.