Hoping to steal some thunder from the latest high-end motherboard offerings from other manufacturers, Gigabyte has released the 965P-DS3P rev 2.0. In a nutshell, Gigabyte has corrected the flaws that have kept their previous Core 2 Duo boards from the top spots, and have also gone with an aggressive pricing strategy, allowing this sub-$200 motherboard to compete with more expensive models from ASUS and MSI.

Overall the 965P-DS3P looks to be one of the best Intel P965 motherboards on the market, particularly considering its price point. With a huge array of features that include SATAII RAID, Dual BIOS, Dual PCI Express x16, 8-Channel Audio, Gigabit LAN, Solid Capacitor design, Firewire, USB 2.0 and more. Gigabyte is also claiming that the 965P-DS3P is an overclocking enhanced motherboard, so I am obviously very keen to check that out trying some overclocking using Core 2 Duo E6700 and E6300 processors.

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