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bit-tech :Gigabyte X38-DS5 & X38T-DQ6
Posted by newsbot on November 06th 2007



Simply ignore DDR3-based X38 boards for the time being becausethere isliterally no extra performance on offer - this is very likely notunique to Gigabyte though. Even then, as a top of the range DQ6 board,I don't feel the box package and the overclocking capabilities arewhere they should be. There's nothing over and above the DS5 apart fromdifferent capacitors, a few more power phases and a Gigabit Ethernetsocket. The GA-X38T-DQ6 is a good, stable board at stock speeds but I'dstill buy the GA-X38-DS5 which does the same for less, without theextra burden that is the cost of DDR3 memory at the moment.If you feel the overwhelming desire to buy an X38 board over P35, thenthe Gigabyte GA-X38-DS5 should certainly be one to consider even ifyou're not that cost concious. It performs very well, has plenty offeatures, is super stable and has the same BIOS options as the DQ6.However, it's not a great overclocker like an X38 should be and offersvirtually no performance advantage over cheaper P35-based boards.

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