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    Gigabyte Ga-965p-dq6?

    What do you people think of this motherboard?
    It looks to me like a good mobo for around £130 ish
    It is for core 2 duo
    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...me=GA-965P-DQ6
    It says that it can support crossfire but i think it is one slot x16 and one slot x8?
    I haven't herd anything about any problems, unless.......

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    it's a good board but doesn't really seem to offer much more over the DS4.
    There is also a Rev. 2.0 version of most Gigabyte 965 boards announced although not yet in the shops afaik.

    when running Crossfire the 2nd slot runs at x4 - if Crossfire is in your future you may be better with a 975 board.

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    according to this page, the board has 2xPCIe x16 slots, I wasn't aware however that Intel added Crossfire support to the P965 northbridge.
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    it says this 'Expansion Slots

    1. 2 x PCI Express X16 slot(x16, x4)
    2. 3 x PCI Express X1 slots
    3. 2 x PCI slots'
    what do you mean by rev 2.0?

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    The second slot is physically a 16x but only electrically wired to supply 4 PCI-E lanes.

    Not that I would want you to do it.....but you can take a 16x PCI-E card (like a Geforce 8800 ) and cut half of the edge-connector off of it and it would function in an 8x slot....cut half of whats left off and it will work in a 4x slot...

    Hense, although the second port only works at 4x, you can place upto a 16x card in and it will still work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by No.72 View Post
    what do you mean by rev 2.0?
    Revision 2.0 - a new version compared to the original, version 1.0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF View Post
    Revision 2.0 - a new version compared to the original, version 1.0.
    any ideas when this 2.0 may or will be coming out?
    so do you think this is a good mobo, is it worth the cash?

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    well, it's on the website now. http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...me=GA-965P-DQ6
    I bought a DS4 instead of a DQ6 because it represented better vfm to me.

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    Do you know if the scan one is the rev 2.0 and do you know the benefits with the rev 2.0?

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