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ASUS P5B-E VS GIGABYTE DS3

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Last response: in Overclocking
December 26, 2006 2:58:53 AM

Which one would be better for overclocking and stability in general. I need firewire but I could add it with a PCI card if the DS3 is better.

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December 26, 2006 7:34:55 AM

The DS3 scales well all the way to 500+Mhz, while the P5B-E struggles for 450Mhz...
If your overclocking goal is below this feel free to pick among them just based on features though.
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December 26, 2006 2:54:56 PM

But that is only if you can get the right revision of the board. Which is impossible to tell from a e-tailer. The other revision (and the one everyone seems to be getting) isnt that shiny of a OCer.
As I said:
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If your overclocking goal is below this feel free to pick among them just based on features though.
December 28, 2006 3:42:44 PM

acctually acording to that chart. the P5B-e rev. 1.01G is still better then the DS3. i have the P5B-e plus, and while it is a good board, look out for Ram trouble.

i went with P5b-e plus over ds3 mostly cause of the features that fit well with what i wanted, but also its a great overclocker. even at 1.01G.

As far as i can tell the difference between 1.01G and 1.02G are bios options, for voltage regulation for the chipset and Vdimm up to 2.4v these are pressent on my p5b-e plus board to though, even though its a rev. 1.01G
i think the key is geting the elusive C2 chipset

see anandtech cover of this

Asus rev. numbering go figure. :roll:
December 28, 2006 7:41:34 PM

P5B-E Plus is a different motherboard, you cant compare it. The P5B-E Plus has the same BIOS as a P5B Dlx and the same PCB, the same MOSFETs and VRMs, everything. The only difference from it to a P5B Dlx is the second PCIe X16.