Earlier this week David Lin reviewed the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3S and on the review bench today we have the GA-P31-DS3L from Gigabyte. This P31 motherboard supports Intel's Core 2 45nm processors, DDR2-1066 memory, all-solid capacitors, and many of the other innovations found on the GA-P35-DS3S. Nevertheless, is the GA-P31-DS3L that currently sells for about $75 USD able to perform well under Linux like the GA-P35-DS3S?
While the Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L is not nearly as fancy as the GA-P35-DS3S, it's a darn nice motherboard that uses Intel's new P31 Chipset yet only costs about $75 USD.
huh? i have one of these and it says p35 chipset on my box. why would its model number be ga-p35-ds3l if it were a p31 chipset? what is a p31 chipset anyway? (ok, i looked it up on wikipedia now).
maybe i have a newer revisision. i bought my board somewhere around the end of november/start of december 2007.
anyway, no big deal for me. the board is the best i have ever used in every way. i have a core 2 duo e6600 and 2 gb of a-data 800MHz memory, and a biostar (nvidia) 7600gs video card. seagate sata hard drive and liteon cd/dvd.