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GIGABYTE EP45-DS3R ATX LGA775 P45 2PCI-E16 2PCI CrossFireX SATA2 RAID Sound 2XGLAN 1394A Motherboard

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30495
   Shipping Weight:   5 lbs
   Part #: GA-EP45-DS3R

Features    [ Edit | History ]
Features:

Based on the new Intel P45 chipset, GA-EP45-DS3R delivers a record setting 1600MHz Front Side Bus for the latest Intel Core 2 multi-core processors, including 45nm CPUs. GA-EP45-DS3R delivers several advanced GIGABYTE innovations including the DES Advanced, Ultra Durable 2, Ultra TPM design which provide optimized power savings, ultra cooling and ultra secure data protection.

Quick Specs:
Maximum Memory 8 GB
S/PDIF Yes
Form Factor ATX
Processor Supported Core 2 Extreme Core 2 Quad Core 2 Duo Pentium Extreme Edition Pentium D Pentium 4 (Extreme Edition) Pentium 4 Celeron
RAID Levels 0 1 5 1+0
Total Processor Supported 1
Controller Type Floppy Controller Serial ATA/300 Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
Processor Socket Socket T LGA-775
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Processor Technology Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
Memory Standard DDR2-1066/PC2-8500 DDR2-800/PC2-6400 DDR2-667/PC2-5300
Width 12"
Depth 9.6"
Front Side Bus 1600 MHz 1333 MHz 1066 MHz 800 MHz
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
64-bit Processing Yes
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model P45 Express
Number of Memory Slots 4
Number of PCI Slots 2
Multi GPU Supported CrossFireX
Audio Channels 7.1
Gigabit Ethernet Yes
Number of IDE Interfaces 1
Number of SATA Interfaces 6
Number of PCI Express x1 Slots 3
RAID Supported Yes
Number of Total Expansion Slots 7
Number of PCI Express x8 Slots 1
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots 1
Network (RJ-45) Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 8
Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports 2
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports 2
Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports 1
Onboard S/PDIF Header Yes
Total Number of PCI Express Slots 5
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Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Audio  
     Audio Channels: 7.1
     Sound Controller Manufacturer: Realtek
     Sound Controller Model: ALC889A
General Information  
     Brand Name: Gigabyte
     Manufacturer: GIGABYTE Technology, Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: GA-EP45-DS3R
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.giga-byte.com
     Product Model: GA-EP45-DS3R
     Product Name: GA-EP45-DS3R Desktop Motherboard
     Product Type: Desktop Motherboard
I/O Controller  
     Controller Type: Floppy Controller
Serial ATA/300
Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
     RAID Levels: 0
1
5
1+0
     RAID Supported: Yes
I/O Expansions  
     Number of PCI Express x1 Slots: 3
     Number of PCI Express x16 Slots: 1
     Number of PCI Express x8 Slots: 1
     Number of PCI Slots: 2
     Number of Total Expansion Slots: 7
     Total Number of PCI Express Slots: 5
Interfaces/Ports  
     Audio Line In: Yes
     Audio Line Out: Yes
     Microphone Port: Yes
     Network (RJ-45): Yes
     Number of FireWire/i.LINK 400 Ports: 2
     Number of S/PDIF Out Ports: 2
     Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 8
     S/PDIF: Yes
     Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports: 2
     Total Number of USB Ports: 8
Memory  
     Maximum Memory: 8 GB
     Memory Standard: DDR2-1066/PC2-8500
DDR2-800/PC2-6400
DDR2-667/PC2-5300
     Memory Technology: DDR2 SDRAM
     Number of Memory Slots: 4
Miscellaneous  
     Additional Information:
  • Native support available for DDR2-1200MHz memory
  • Chipset:
  • Northbridge: Intel P45 Express
  • Southbridge: Intel ICH10R

H/W Monitoring:

  • System voltage detection
  • CPU/System temperature detection
  • CPU/System/Power fan speed detection
  • CPU overheating warning
  • CPU/System/Power fan fail warning
  • CPU/System fan speed control

BIOS:

  • 2 x 8 Mbit flash
  • Use of licensed AWARD BIOS
  • Support for DualBIOS
  • PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b

Unique Features:

  • Support for @BIOS
  • Support for Q-Flash
  • Support for Dual BIOS
  • Support for Download Center
  • Support for Xpress Install
  • Support for Xpress Recovery2
  • Support for EasyTune
  • Support for Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced
  • Support for Ultra TPM
  • Support for Time Repair
  • Support for Q-Share

     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
Network & Communication  
     Gigabit Ethernet: Yes
Onboard Interfaces  
     Number of IDE Interfaces: 1
     Number of SATA Interfaces: 6
     Onboard Audio Header: Yes
     Onboard LEDs Header: Yes
     Onboard S/PDIF Header: Yes
     Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports: 1
     Total Number of Onboard USB Ports: 2
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 9.6"
     Form Factor: ATX
     Width: 12"
Processor & Chipset  
     64-bit Processing: Yes
     Chipset Manufacturer: Intel
     Chipset Model: P45 Express
     Front Side Bus: 1600 MHz
1333 MHz
1066 MHz
800 MHz
     Multi GPU Supported: CrossFireX
     Processor Socket: Socket T LGA-775
     Processor Supported: Core 2 Extreme
Core 2 Quad
Core 2 Duo
Pentium Extreme Edition
Pentium D
Pentium 4 (Extreme Edition)
Pentium 4
Celeron
     Processor Technology: Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
     Total Processor Supported: 1

Customer Reviews of (Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R)

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julie_w
06/06/12
Experience: 1 Months
Pros
Worked Without any problem on the first try, worth to buy it so far
Cons
For me the price is abit high but well it is the buyers decision to decide wether to buy or not.
Summary
I heard that this thing is not that great.but for more i really like it. I think it was what i wanted to be.

GeorgesCollombia
06/05/12
Experience: 1 Months
Pros
Worked Without any problem on the first try, worth to buy it so far
Cons
For me the price is abit high but well it is the buyers decision to decide wether to buy or not.
Summary
I heard that this thing is not that great.but for more i really like it. I think it was what i wanted to be.

INTEL or amd+ATI FTW
10/31/08
Experience: 4 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Intel Chipset
Price
oc'ing abilities
crossfire board
Cons
no sweet heatsinks(not really a weakness)
Summary
E8400 at 4.4ghz with pc2 6400 RAM, stable 24/7. For a budget I don't think it gets better than that!

Shades
08/28/08
Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Pros
Value
lots of bios settings
cross fire board
Cons
none yet
Summary
paired it with a e8400 and overclocked it 600mhz to 3.6 ...it's stable and fast. really well built. I'm very happy with it

Nickolay_T
08/21/08
Experience: 10 Days
Pros
All the features - SATA2 + RAID, Sound, 2xGlan!!!, IEEE 1394
Wow!
Cons
Only two pci-e slots.. But with so many standard features, I didn't use any of the pci-e slots
Summary
The mainboard is great, and for 124.99 deal it's a steal.. I paid much more for it.. I'm tired of gambling with technology, so I don't overclock - can't tell you if it's good or not for that.. Otherwise it's stable, works well with my psu and haven't seen any issues with it.
The best feature is that it has two gblan, no wireless though..

thepoof
08/07/08
Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Nice look
Overclocking beast
EASY Setup
Crossfire
Cons
IDE Positioning
Summary
One of the best Motherboard for this price. Crossfire support (x8/x8) + 45nm Support + DDR2 1200Mhz.Easy installation, no screws inside the package and the 8-pin cable to power the motherboard is NOT include in the box !
The only downside is the positioning of the IDE connector at the bottom right of the motherboard.


Perry_W
08/02/08
Experience: 6 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
My first build ever, this board was great, manual was sufficient for a newbie like me, everything labled well on the board, OCed E8400 to 3.915 easily with a couple bios changes
Cons
IDE connection at the bottom of the board? don't know its like that on most boards. also the power button, hdd led, power led were at the bottom and was a stretch for the wires in my case almost straining the cable to get it connected
Summary
Very good overall, positioning could be worked on, but its my first board so experience is slim. However the instructions were adequate as i got everything in and my first boot worked. the Bios for C1E needs to be turned off for any overclocking, because of its "gear" ability when i first boot my E8400 was only using a x6 multiplier and would go to x9 when stressed, so it could be good or bad for those who dont' need all the juice at all times

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Messages about GIGABYTE EP45-DS3R ATX LGA775 P45 2PCI-E16 2PCI CrossFireX SATA2 RAID Sound 2XGLAN 1394A Motherboard

Problem with optical out! (punk_guy182- Oct 29, 08, 2 Replies) Read this message
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This or That? (Kalypso- Sep 20, 08, 3 Replies) Read this message
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anyone overclocking this thing? (Lance W- Sep 06, 08, 1 Replies) Read this message
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URL: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2008/08/20/gigabyte-ga-ep34-ds3r/1
Comment: Good review of the Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R from Bit-Tech
Posted by: EmptySpaces @08/21/08
URL: http://www.virtual-hideout.net/reviews/GIGABYTE_EP45-DS3R/index.shtml
Comment: At this price, you can't go wrong if you're on a budget and really want a good quality motherboard. It's going to be really tough topping this one with anything else.
Posted by: Zenphic @08/20/08
URL: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2008/08/20/gigabyte-ga-ep34-ds3r/1
Comment: In all, it's clearly not perfect but it does very well for itself in the meantime, so while we are adamant you can get precisely what you need given the ample variety on offer, if it does tick your boxes it should be a tempting proposition.
Posted by: Zenphic @08/20/08
URL: http://www.insidehw.com/Reviews/Motherboards/Gigabyte-GA_EP45_DS3R.htm
Comment: The price is little below 100€ and Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R motherboard because of that and all other characteristics deserves our recommendation in form of InsideHW BestBuy Award!
Posted by: Zenphic @08/20/08
URL: http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/1432/intel_p45_preview_gigabyte_ds3r
Comment: Intel P45 Preview – GIGABYTE DS3R + DQ6
Posted by: wongnog @07/07/08
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