Gigabyte 965P-DQ6 - The Overclockers Dream - Board Features and Specs

Article Index
Gigabyte 965P-DQ6 - The Overclockers Dream
Board Layout - Up Close
Board Features and Specs
An Overclocking Friendly BIOS
Overclocking the DQ6
Synthetic and Real-World Benchmarks
Game Benchmarking Begins
Wrapping Things Up - Conclusion

Features & Specs:

This board has enough features to keep the most discerning computer enthusiast quite happy.  Originally, the 965P chipset didn't support Crossfire, but it now appears that it is available for DirectX based titles at least.  Take a look at the current official info below.

Features

  • Intel Next-Generation Core™2 Duo Processor
  • Intel P965 Express Chipset
  • Dual Channel DDR2 800
  • Dual PCI Express Graphics Slots
  • SATA 3Gb/s
  • Intel® Matrix Storage Technology
  • Gigabit LAN connectivity
  • IEEE1394 motherboard
  • Intel® High Definition Audio
  • Home theater Audio with Dolby and DTS support
  • Durability Enhanced-The Industry's Leading All-Solid Capacitor motherboard Design
  • Quad Cooling: Revolutionary cooling design combines Crazy Cool and Silent-Pipe technology
  • Quad BIOS: DualBIOS™ and Express BIOS Rescue Technology.
  • Quad e-SATA2
  • Quad Triple Phase: 12 Power Phases
  • Quad Core Ready
  • Quad DDR2 Slots

Specifications

CPU:

  • Supports LGA775 Intel® CoreTM 2 Extreme / CoreTM 2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® Processor Extreme Edition / Pentium® D / Pentium® 4
  • L2 cache varies with CPU
  • Supports 1066/800/533MHz FSB

Chipset:

  • Northbridge: Intel® P965 Express Chipset
  • Southbridge: Intel® ICH8R

Memory:

  • 4 DDR II DIMM memory slots (supports up to 8 GB memory)
  • Supports dual channel DDR II 800/667/533 unbuffered DIMMs *
  • Supports 1.8V DDR II DIMMs

* To use a DDR II 800/667 memory module on the motherboard, you must install an 800/1066MHz FSB processor.

LAN:

  • Onboard Marvell 8053 chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)

Audio:

  • Onboard Realtek ALC888 DD chip
  • Supports High Definition Audio
  • Supports 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 channel audio
  • Supports DTS function
  • Supports Dolby Digital Live
  • Supports SPDIF In/Out connection
  • Supports CD In connection

IEEE 1394:

  • Onboard T.I. TSB43AB23 chip
  • 3 IEEE1394a ports

Storage:

  • ICH8R Southbridge
  • 1 FDD connector supported by I/O controller, allowing connection of 1 FDD device
  • 6 SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATAII0, SATAII1, SATAII2, SATAII3, SATAII4, SATAII5), allowing connection of 6 SATA 3Gb/s devices
  • Supports data striping (RAID 0), mirroring (RAID 1), striping + mirroring (RAID 0+1), RAID 5, and RAID 10 for Serial ATA
  • GIGABYTE SATA2 Controller
  • 1 IDE connectors with UDMA 33/ATA 66/ATA 100/ATA 133 support, allowing connection of 2 IDE devices
  • 2 SATA 3Gb/s connectors (GSATAII0, GSATAII1), allowing connection of 2 SATA 3Gb/s devices
  • Supports data striping (RAID 0), mirroring (RAID 1) and JBOD for Serial ATA

Onboard Peripherals

  • 1 PS/2 keyboard port
  • 1 PS/2 mouse port
  • 1 parallel port
  • 1 SPDIF out port (coaxial)
  • 1 SPDIF out port (optical)
  • 1 serial port (COM)
  • 10 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 rear)
  • 3 IEEE1394 port (1 rear)
  • 1 RJ-45 port
  • 6 audio jacks (Line In / Line Out / MIC In / Surround Speaker Out (Rear Speaker Out) / Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out / Side Speaker Out)

Expanstion Slots:

  • 1 PCI Express x16 slot (the PCIE_16_1 slot)
  • 1 PCI Express x4 slot (the PCIE_16_2 slot)*
  • 3 PCI Express x1 slots (share the same PCIe bus with the PCIE_16_2 slot)*
  • 2 PCI slots

* The three PCI Express x1 slots will not be available when the PCIE_16_2 slot is in use.

Were going to jump into the BIOS and take a look at overclocking on the next page.