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Old 04-10-2007, 02:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone know what the new rev 1.3 DS3 offers different from the previous?

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 (rev. 1.3) LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

is it just with a new strap and updated BIOS? basically the original with a BIOS flash? its $20 cheaper.

i was wondering, because i was considering it for a new build with a e4300 but was wondering if there is any difference with oc'n abilities.
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Old 04-10-2007, 02:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This is an older revision of the one that is more expensive. The ~$120 is rev3.3.
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oh so i have it backwards, the rev 1.3 is older. thanks.
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Yea thats a dirty little trick on neweggs part if you ask me...it makes it look like the Rev is cheaper and people who didn't ask like you would buy the older. Granted they aren't TOO much different but still.

EDIT: I thought I would acknowledge that the new boards were yes just BIOS flashed from the old ones, however I remember hearing they added better onboard sound on the new ones but egg doesn't day. I think it was RLTK 883 on the old and 888 on the new.
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oh alright thanks you both. i think we'll just stick to the one with all the good reviews lol..
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usually a good idea
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i know that the difference between the newer and older one is that the newer one has a bigger northbridge heatsink, and it has a plug for a northbridge fan (optional). those are the only differences that i know of.
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