Gigabyte launches a new high-end P35 board

— 4:58 PM on May 23, 2007

GA-P35T-DQ6. Source: Gigabyte.
Not content with launching nine motherboards based on Intel's new P35 Express and G35 Express core logic chipsets two days ago, Gigabyte has struck again with a new top-of-the-line P35-based offering. That offering is the GA-P35T-DQ6, which is incidentally the motherboard used for the DDR3 memory overclocking exploit on which we reported early this morning. The GA-P35T-DQ6 boasts a P35 Express chipset and all the trimmings, including DDR3 memory support, dual PCI Express x16 slots (in a x16/x4 lane configuration), eight internal 300MB/s Serial ATA ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and two FireWire ports. Gigabyte's new baby also has all-copper, heat pipe-based chipset and power circuitry cooling, and it features solid state capacitors.

Gigabyte boasted yesterday that the GA-P35T-DQ6 could overclock DDR3 memory up to 2080MHz with an already impressive front-side bus speed of 520MHz. The company has now published another speed record, this time for front-side bus speed alone, and it looks like Gigabyte was able to hit no less than 649.99MHz. That's 2600MHz quad-pumped, and enough to crank up a Core 2 Duo E6300 to 4.55GHz. We'll have to see whether this board measures up to these claims in our own testing soon.

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