Introduction The GA-EP35-DS3R is GIGABYTE high performance platform based on the killer combination of the new Intel P35 chipset plus support for the latest multi-core processors up to FSB 1600MHz(O.C.), including the latest 45nm platform. The GA-EP35-DS3R also delivers several Unique GIGABYTE innovations including the latest edition to GIGABYTE technology arsenal, the Dynamic Energy Saver(DES), providing extensive power savings with one simple click. Featuring the award-winning Durable 2 design, the GA-EP35-DS3R provides additional power savings, ultra cooling and extended system durability for even the most hardcore PC gamers.
GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver
GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver is a revolutionary technology that delivers unparalleled power savings with the simple click of a button. Featuring an advanced proprietary hardware and software design, GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver is able to provide exceptional power savings of up to 70% and up to 20% improved power efficiency without sacrificing computing performance...more
Ultra Durable 2 -Designed with Top Quality Highly Efficient Components
Ultra Cooling - Low RDS(on) MOSFET Design Low RDS(on) MOSFETs specially designed to produce lower switching resistance for faster electric current charging and discharging.
Low Power Loss - Ferrite Core Choke Design Ferrite core chokes comprised of a compound of iron oxide and other metal elements whose properties hold energy much longer than common iron core at high frequency.
Longer Life - All-Solid Capacitor Design Solid capacitors contain a solid organic polymer, while electrolytic capacitors use a common liquid electrolyte, hence, the terms solid capacitor versus electrolytic capacitors.
Intel® Core™ 2 multi-core and 45nm processors GA-EP35-DS3R supports Intel latest high performance CPU delivers the most energy-efficient performance available today. Based on Intel's Micro Architecture, the Intel multi-core processors with 4 cores and two shared L2 caches provide the best capability-per-watt solutions and are an ideal choice for multi-media enthusiasts and intensive multi-tasking environments. This cutting-edge processor offers significant performance boosts and provides an overall more energy efficient platform.
Intel® P35 Express Chipset The Intel® P35 Express Chipsets support the latest multi-core processors up to FSB 1333MHz, including the upcoming 45nm platform, with its record breaking performance and greater energy efficiency. Intel® P35 chipset, with optimized system memory capabilities, chipset over-speed protection removed for maximum overclocking and Intel® Turbo Memory technology, providing faster boot and application load times and additional power savings. Intel® P35 chipset also offer options for both DDR2 and DDR3 memory support, providing scalable options for users wanting to take advantage of higher memory performance with less power consumption to run next generation applications such as high-definition video and 3D visualization.
Windows Vista Premium Logo Certified Windows Vista Premium promises to deliver a streamlined computing experience designed to fundamentally change how users view, find and organize their digital information. With P35/G33/P965/G965/946/945 solutions all enabling support for Vista Premium, GIGABYTE offers a fresh and unique desktop experience that will be more informative, intuitive and completely new...more
Dual Channel DDR2 1200 by OC Experience the advanced technology of DDR2 1200 (O.C.)* memory, featuring faster speeds and higher data bandwidth, which delivers superior performance for the most demanding applications. * Please refer "Memory Support List" for memory support information.
SATA 3Gb/s storage interface The SATA specification doubles bus bandwidth from 1.5Gb/s to 3Gb/s. Native Command Queuing is a new specification that enables out-of-order execution of commands for efficient retrieval of data. Hot Plug support allows users to insert and remove hard disk drives without shutting off power to the system.
ALC889A Enables a Superior Audio Experience
Excellent Audio Performance High-performance DAC (Digital-Analog Converter) with 106 dB Signal-to-Noise ratio playback quality, designed especially for Windows Vista Premium PCs.
Blu-ray/HD DVD Full Rate Audio Support The ALC889A enables high quality Full Rate Lossless Audio for content protected media and support for both Blu-ray and HD DVD formats for an exhilarating home theater entertainment experience.
7.1+2 Channel High Definition Output The ALC889A provides support for 7.1 sound playback, plus 2 channels of independent stereo output (multiple streaming) through the front panel stereo outputs.
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology Intel® Matrix Storage Technology, can deliver up to 80% faster storage performance with PCs equipped with two hard drives using RAID 0 data striping. Using RAID 1 data mirroring can protect against a hard drive failure by mirroring all data among two hard drives. In addition RAID 5 offers the fault-tolerant capability to automatically back up your most important files, while also providing faster disk access and adding storage capacity.
Gigabit LAN connectivity The Gigabit network interface delivers a high speed LAN connection with data transfer rate up to 1000Mb/s, providing new generation connectivity for the broadband era. Gigabit LAN is ideally for seamless internet connection such as streaming audio and video contents
RoHS compliant As a member of the global community to look after the environment, Gigabyte complies with the European Union's Restriction of use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive which limits the use of lead, mercury, cadmium and other hazardous substances in electronic products. From components and material selection to production processes, make up of accessories, packaging/color boxes etc; GIGABYTE has carefully examined and designed this product to be 100% RoHS compliant. GIGABYTE will continue to develop RoHS compliant PC components and commit valuable resources to promoting and advancing RoHS directive goals and objectives.
Speed The Speed compliant motherboards of GIGABYTE S-series provide intelligent over-clocking and over-voltage software settings through both hardware and software design...more
Smart The Smart featured motherboards of GIGABYTE S-series provide GIGABYTE proprietary innovative software such as Download Center, @BIOS, Q-Flash, Xpress Install, Boot menu, and Smart Fan. BIOS and driver management now becomes much easier and user friendly through GIGABYTE Smart features!...more
Safe Safe is the key feature of GIGABYTE S-series motherboards with the following elements: Excellent hardware design reinforced BIOS protection through GIGABYTE Virtual Dual BIOS Technology and GIGABYTE BIOS Setting Recovery Technology. Unique system software such as Xpress Recovery 2, PC Health Monitor, HDD S.M.A.R.T., and C.O.M. further strengthen the stability and reliability of your PC!...more
- by David_W @Feb 18, 2008
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GA-EP35-DS3R Desktop Motherboard
Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
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1600 MHz FSB is supported through Overclocking
DDR2 1066 and 1200 MHz is supported through Overclocking
North Bridge: Intel P35
South Bridge: Intel ICH9R
System voltage detection
CPU/System temperature detection
CPU/System/Power fan speed detection
CPU overheating warning
CPU/System/Power fan fail warning
CPU fan speed control
Supports DualBIOS Plus
2 x 8 Mbit flash ROM
Use of licensed AWARD BIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, ACPI 1.0b
Support for @BIOS
Support for Download Center
Support for Q-Flash
Support for EasyTune
Support for Xpress Install
Support for Xpress Recovery2
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Socket T LGA-775
Core 2 Extreme
Core 2 Quad
Core 2 Duo
Pentium Extreme Edition
Pentium 4 (Extreme Edition)
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I bought this board along with a Q6600, 4GB of ram, and an EVGA video card. I have to say that the system has been running very smoothly, even though the RAM I purchased was not on Gigabyte's tested RAM list. The 8 SATA ports is an excellent feature of this board, especially seeing as I am running RAID arrays. The location of the front panel audio connectors is a little inconvenient, however, as it is on the far side of the case (causes you to run the cables around the video card).
Upgraded from an ancient AMD board. Put in a Q6600 and overclocked to 3GHz easily. Updated the BIOS easily without a floppy (an issue I had on my old computer as I had no floppy). Fits a Noctua NH-U12P easily.
I have a Mushkin HP PC2-6400 (4-4-4-12) and I was getting lots of memory errors and it turns out that F1 version of the BIOS doesn't support a lot of memory brands so I had to get version F2 and flash the BIOS. Flashing was really easy and I used the iBIOS utility (offline).
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