Intel P35 Bearlake coverage Review

Posted on 2007-05-21 17:12:09 by Thomas De Maesschalck

Neoseeker has published an article for the official Intel "Bearlake" P35 chipset launch, including a segment reviewing Gigabyte's first P35 offering, their P35-DS3R. The Bearlake chipset adds official aupport for 1333Mhz FSB and DDR3 memory, but the Gigabyte P35-DS3R is a DDR2 P35 board intended on replacing P965 based boards.

"Intel is making the move to DDR3 in order to allow easier scaling to higher memory speeds in the near future - as well as reduce the power consumption of the memory subsystem. DDR3, largely due to operating at lower voltages, is expected to consume 25% less power at the same speed; therefore a DDR3-1333 module consumes approximately the same ammount of power as a DDR2-800 module. The reduced heat output and power consumption are welcome side benefits, especially with higher energy costs and environmental concerns."

Link: Neoseeker

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