GIGABYTE GA-P31-DS3L Motherboard ReviewPosted on 2007-10-15 14:24:40 by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel has two chipsets in the P3x family, the Intel P35 Express and the P31 Express. The P35 Express is designed for higher performance platforms, with support for DDR2 or DDR3 memory and the ICH9 series Southbridge. The P31 being tailored for budget systems, only supports DDR2 memory and features Intel’s older ICH7 series Southbridge. However the P31 has one major advantage price. Today I’ll be reviewing Gigabyte’s GA-P31-DS3L platform based on the Intel P31 chipset. Let’s dig in and see how this board stacks up.