Based on the new Intel P45 chipset, GA-EP45-DS3L delivers a record setting 1600MHz Front Side Bus for the latest Intel® Core 2™ multi-core processors, including 45nm CPUs and supporting dual channel DDR2 up to 1200MHz. GA-EP45-DS3L features PCI Express 2.0 x16 interfaces, delivering double the PCI Express bandwidth of 5 Gbit/s for the ultimate in extreme gaming performance. GA-EP45-DS3L delivers several advanced GIGABYTE innovations including the DES Advanced, Ultra Durable design which provide optimized power savings, ultra cooling and ultra durability.
Smaller, Faster and More Efficient GA-EP45-DS3L motherboards paired with Intel 45nm CPUs deliver the very best platform for multitasking, multimedia and high performance gaming. Not only do GIGABYTE's latest motherboards based on Intel Eaglelake chipsets all support Intel's new generation, 45nm multi-core processors.
Dual Channel DDR2 1200 Experience the advanced technology of DDR2 1200 memory, featuring faster speeds and higher data bandwidth, which delivers superior performance for the most demanding applications. * Please refer "Memory Support List" for memory support information
PCI-E 2.0 Graphic Interface PCI-E 2.0 doubles the bus standard's bandwidth from 2.5 Gbit/s to 5 Gbit/s, meaning a x32 connector can transfer data at up to 16 GB/s in each direction. PCIe 2.0 also features improvements to the point-to-point data transfer protocol and its software architecture.
Intel® High Definition Audio Intel® High Definition Audio enables 8 channel premium digital sound in the PC for an immersive surround sound experience. In addition, Intel HD Audio delivers multiple audio channels in your PC so you can listen to two different streams simultaneously in two separate rooms
Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced provides better energy saving capabilities and enhanced system performance. GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced is the world’s only motherboard energy saving technology with hardware-based Dynamic 4-Gear* Switching. With support for VRD 11.1, GIGABYTE’s DES Advanced allows the motherboard to switch to 1 Gear phase switching during idle, allowing for a dramatic increase in power savings.
GIGABYTE has also retooled Dynamic Energy Saver to allow overclockers to experience the benefits of multi-gear power phase switching while overclocking, providing ultra stable, ultra smooth overclocking performance. * The 4-Gear feature may vary by model. Gear 1 phase switching requires 45nm processors with PSI signal enabled.
The Industry's Leading All-Solid Capacitor motherboard Design To ensure a longer for systems in daily operation and boost system stability under extreme conditions, this platform adopts cutting-edge Conductive Polymer Aluminum Solid Capacitors from the world's leading vendors. With these high-quality components, users can take advantage of better electronic conductivity and excellent heat resistance for enhanced system durability.
Gigabit LAN connectivity The Gigabit network interface delivers a high speed LAN connection with data transfer rate up to 1000Mb/s, providing new generation connectivity for the broadband era. Gigabit LAN is ideally for seamless internet connection such as streaming audio and video contents
Adjusts power consumption automatically according to your LAN cable lengths, up to 10% power savings.
EasyTune6 GIGABYTE has completely redesigned EasyTune6 from the ground up to make it easier than ever to manage and monitor your hardware resources as well as tweak your system settings in order to achieve maximum system performance. Whether you are an overclocking enthusiast, or a computer novice, EasyTune6 provides the tools you need to quickly and effortlessly fine tune your system
DualBIOS™ - Patented Dual Hardware BIOS Protection DualBIOS™ is a GIGABYTE patented technology that automatically recovers BIOS data when main BIOS has crashed or failed. Featuring 2 physical BIOS ROMs integrated onboard, GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ allows quick and seamless recovery from BIOS damage or failure due to viruses or improper BIOS updating.
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I bought this because of a good bang for your buck deal. So far, it's been running great. It is not the bset at OC'ing though, with the Q6600 and 4GB gskill RAM. Many connectors, SATA, etc. make this a good deal. WOuld buy again for a common build.
I always buy Gigabyte Mobo's, and I have still never regretted that philosophy. Rock steady performance, this board is an excellent budget Overclocking board or general use board. Disappointed that it doesn't come with Raid, but I never really use raid much anyways.
great motherboard for the price, and it overclocked my e5200 really easily, I however do not like the bios interface. Maybe im just use to asus's bios but i had a little trouble at first. This is more based on preference but to those who dont care, it is quality stuff.
This is a great motherboard. I bought it to replace my P35-D3SL motherboard that died on me. I was looking for a cheap replacement and this board suited my needs. It’s basically the same motherboard it had before but with a new chipset and one fewer PCI-E slots.
Great mobo for overclocking and good price too, however overclocked settings would not stick and would revert to normal settings if the mobo thinks the overclock is unstable (due to the powersaving features). I had to download a beta BIOS F5c to get it to work properly. After that it works just great!
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