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Pipe Dreams: Six P35-DDR3 Motherboards Compared

Benchmark Results

3D Games

A strange thing happened to both Gigabyte boards in the game "Call Of Duty 2", where the results were constantly changing. A guess would be that the current BIOS versions did not properly disable Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology on our particular test processor, which was manually disabled in BIOS for all boards. This is the only test Gigabyte's boards showed odd results in, and these are the first Gigabyte boards to show the problem.

F.E.A.R is the second game Biostar stood at the top in, and it's a pity the board we received was not quite retail-ready.

Biostar dropped to last place by a meager margin in Quake 4, handing the overall gaming lead to Asus.

Thomas Soderstrom
Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.
  • Dont get any biostar mobo, they all have capacitor problems in my experience.
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  • Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R support up to 4GB DDR3 memory. However, could 8GBs 2x4GB DDR3 modules be used as long as it is within the top 1333 limit on the board?
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