Originally Posted by OnlyCurious
I think.... GABB believes the regular p35-ds3r doesn't support Penryn, WHICH IT DOES. They BOTH do. So get the regular p35-ds3r for the better bang for the buck!!!!
well I guess I read the article wrong sa they were comparing it to that older gigabyte 969 boards. Anyways you really have to think a 30 measely dollars for DDR3 support isnt bad as they say:
"Another reason to choose the P35 Express over the P965 Express is support for DDR3 memory, but this round compared DDR2 configurations. DDR3 memory is still in it infancy, suffering from horrible latency compared to DDR2. "
"Perhaps Gigabyte's DDR2 plus DDR3 supporting GA-P35C-DS3R is worth a closer look because it can use today's top-performing DDR2 memory while maintaining future compatibility with faster DDR3 modules, overclocks extremely well, and puts up good overall performance numbers? "
so you tell me whats "better bang for your buck", being more future proof for 30 aint bad at all.