Supporting the next-generation Intel Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors, the GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 motherboard delivers high performance and a complete arsenal of great tuning tools for DIY and power users to customize system performance to incredible heights. This platform is specifically designed for enhanced system durability and boosted system stability under the most extreme conditions. Filling the mainstream segment for the new chipset, this board sports a highly-overclockable configuration.
Following their new S-series motherboard lineup, Gigabyte actually has two versions of the board, which you can identify by its naming suffix. There is the regular 'S3' and this Durability Enhanced 'DS3' model that is in all essence exactly the same board except that it sports the new All-Solid Capacitor design. This exquisite motherboard utilizes the latest Intel P965 chipset to deliver up to 8 GB dual-channel DDR2 800/667/533 memory with Fast Memory Access technology for maximum platform performance. Other features include 6 SATA 3Gb/s connectors, 8-channel onboard HD Audio and PCIe Gigabit LAN support.
- Intel P965+ICH8 ChipsetThe Intel P965 Express Chipset incorporates Intel Fast Memory Access technology to significantly increase overall system performance by optimizing available bandwidth and reduction of memory access latency. Up to dual-channel DDR2 800 memory is supported by the P965 chipset to provide 12.8 GB/s peak memory bandwidth for greater platform performance and memory flexibility. The ICH8 also features SATA 3Gb/s, High-Speed USB 2.0 and HD Audio support.
- Intel Core 2 Processor SupportThis motherboard supports the next-generation LGA 775 Intel Core 2 processors, including the Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme. With new Intel Core microarchitecture technology, the Intel Core 2 processors are considered some of the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
- Industry Leading All-Solid Capacitor Motherboard DesignTo ensure a longer system operation lifetime and to boost system stability under extreme conditions, the GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 motherboard adopts cutting-edge Conductive Polymer Aluminum Solid Capacitors from the world's leading vendors. With these high-quality components, users take advantage of better electronic conductivity and excellent heat resistance for enhanced system durability.
- Speed"Speed"-compliant GIGABYTE S-series motherboards provide extensive over-clocking and over-voltage settings through both the BIOS and an intelligent software interface for user-friendly operation.
- SmartGIGABYTE S-series motherboards provide GIGABYTE proprietary "Smart" software such as Download Center, @BIOS, Q-Flash, Xpress Install, Boot menu, and Smart Fan. BIOS as well as driver updates and management become much easier and user friendly with GIGABYTE Smart features!
- Safe"Safe" is a key feature of the GIGABYTE S-series motherboards with the following elements: Excellent hardware 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 Corporate Online Manager (C.O.M.) further strengthen the stability and reliability of your PC!