The GA-EP45-UD3P introduces revolutionary GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 technology featuring a 2 oz copper PCB to help reduce system temperature and dramatically enhance performance. Based on the Intel P45 chipset the GA-EP45-UD3P delivers a record-setting 1600MHz FSB for the latest Intel® Core 2™ multi-core processors, and supports dual channel DDR2 memory at speeds of up to 1366MHz and even higher. The GA-EP45-UD3Pboasts dual PCI Express 2.0 VGA card slots for ATI CrossFireX™ support with ultra smooth 3D rendering and blazingly-fast frame rates. Additionally, the board incorporates GIGABYTE DES Advanced technology for industry leading energy saving and enhanced system efficiency.
Ultra Durable 3 – Copper Cooled Quality
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 series motherboards once again lead the motherboard industry for the highest quality and most innovative motherboard design. Featuring the industry’s first consumer desktop motherboard design to introduce 2 ounces of copper for both the Power and Ground layers, delivering a dramatically lower system temperature, improved energy efficiency and enhanced stability for overclocking. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 motherboards are also equipped with the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable signature features including Japanese Solid Capacitors boasting an operational life time of more than 50,000 hours, Ferrite core chokes with higher energy efficiency compared to the commonly used iron core chokes and Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs that features a lower resistance, which reduces power consumption and heat generation. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 series motherboards promise to provide the stability, reliability and longevity essential to meet the power needs of high-end processors and other components running today's most demanding applications and games...more
DDR2 1366+ Support --The World's Fastest DDR2 Motherboard Delivering native support for DDR2 memory up to 1366+MHz, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 series motherboards allow users to easily reach higher memory frequencies at lower voltages; achieving higher memory performance with lower power consumption to run even the most memory intensive applications such as high-definition video and 3D games with ease. * Please refer "Memory Support List" for memory support information.
50,000 Hours Japanese Solid Capacitors GIGABYTE Ultra Durable series motherboards are equipped with solid capacitors developed by leading Japanese manufacturers. With an average lifespan of 50,000 hours, these solid capacitors provide the stability, reliability and longevity essential to meet the meet the power needs of high-end processors and other components running today's most demanding applications and games.
Ultra TPM - Industry’s highest level of data Security via onboard TPM
Maximum level of data protection with 2048 bit encryption
Security, manageability and flexibility that surpasses software-based encryption
Portable User Key to protect data when away from your system
Additional backup of user key in BIOS in case of misplaced key
After creating the password(s) and key(s) associated the TPM, be sure to store them in a secure location and back them up. Loss of the password(s) or the key(s) will render the files encrypted via the TPM unable to be cracked or read.
Though the TPM delivers the latest data security technology, it does not guarantee data integrity or give hardware protection. GIGABYTE is not liable for loss of encrypted data as a result of hardware damage.
(Note)If you want to uninstall the Ultra TPM utility, be sure to insert the USB flash drive containing the TPM key into your computer before the uninstallation.
High Velocity 2X Bandwidth Boost The Dual LAN with Teaming functionality enabled allows 2 single connections to act as 1 single connection for 2x Bandwidth, improving overall throughput.
Prevents network downtime by transferring the workload from a failed port to a working port.
Receive Side Scaling balances the network traffic load evenly between 2 CPU cores in order to improve performance.
Adjusts power consumption automatically according to your LAN cable lengths, up to 10% power savings.
(Note) To enable Teaming or Bonding (IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation) feature, it is required the connected network switch or router device supports 802.3.ad LACP function. Please refer to your network switch or router device manual for further details.
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 6-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 6-Gear feature may vary by model. Gear 1 phase switching requires 45nm processors with PSI signal enabled.
Quick and Effortless Overclocking with One Click GIGABYTE Quick Boost provides 3 levels of CPU performance enhancement; a simple click on the desired level delivers quick and effortless overclocking for novice and experienced users alike.
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.
Hardware OverVoltage Control IC-- Enabling Extreme Overclocking GIGABYTE Hardware Overvoltage Control ICs featuring more voltage control options than before for the CPU North Bridge and memory. The overvoltage controllers also provide hardware linear real-time voltage control, which means there is no delay compared to the GPIO controller in past implementations. In addition, GIGABYTE’s Hardware Overvoltage Controller ICs also allow for much finer voltage control, allowing power users to adjust voltage in as little increments as 20mV for better overclocking performance.
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.
ATI CrossFireX With support for ATI CrossFireX, GIGABYTE pushes the envelope once again by delivering highly optimized performance and flexibility demanded by power users and extreme gaming enthusiasts. Designed to provide unmatched multi-GPU support with dual PCI Express connectivity, the GA-EP45-DS3 allows users to take advantage of the ultra smooth 3D rendering, blazing-fast frame rates and enhanced visual quality possible with a dual graphics card solution.
Attention: When attempting to enable ATI CrossfireX Technology on this board. In case of unable to get Crossfire Technology working normally, please make sure to use ATI graphic cards that have hardware Crossfire bridge. (Please refer to ATI official website for more Crossfire Technology supporting details: ( http://ati.amd.com/technology/crossfire/charts.html)
Dolby Home Theater® - Enjoy a Rich Home Theater Surround Sound Experience Dolby Home Theater places listeners in the middle of the action, giving their PCs a powerful set of tools to deliver a cinema-style experience in vivid surround sound.
Delivers vivid surround sound for music, movies, and games, using two to eight speakers or any set of headphones
Designed to automatically deliver the best possible listening experience
- by David_W @Oct 09, 2008
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GA-EP45-UD3P Desktop Motherboard
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I have had it for over 6 months and has not let me done. Great for OCing my E7400 to 4.0Ghz. Would recommend to anyone and everyone. Will definitely buy more Gigabyte mobos in the future, just won't buy G.Skill RAM with it. Looks nice and performs amazingly.
Great motherboard loaded with features at a good price. That said my first board I received had faulty onboard audio, but I shrugged it off and just used my Audigy 2, after 3 months the board died on me and had to RMA. This process and experience with Gigabytes customer service was a nightmare and took just about a month to finally get my board replaced.
A warning to any one in Canada buying gigabyte products they only have one repair service for all of North America and that's in CA, USA and they have a slow processing. Also when I finally did get the replacement board back Gigabyte couldn't be bothered to label the parcel properly as a RMA and they placed a value on it and I was taxed and hit with customs fees which I have not gotten a refund for yet.
I currently own to of these boards, one with a 4.25GHz E8500 1.36v, and the other with a 4GHz Q9550 1.3v. I can say that it is the easiest board I've ever overclocked with by far after having assembled PCs with around 6 different 775 motherboards. I would recommend this motherboard to anyone in a heartbeat.
Excellent Mobo. I am never going ASUS again if this is what Gigabyte standard is like. So many options, and features, and it's only a mid-range! that price just can't be beat too. Only owned it for a couple of days, but i can tell I made the right choice. After my old ASUS crashed and burned, I picked this one because of the glowing reviews, and I do not regret my choice
This is a very reasonably priced motherboard and one of the best bang for your buck products I could think of. I would definately buy it again. It overclocks my q9550 like a champ got it to 4ghz at 1.3375vcore on the first try. people with 45nm quads should not hesitate to buy this motherboard. TOTALLY WORTH IT!
Didn't need a new motherboard but just knew that I wasn't getting everything that I could from my q9550. This board certainly showed that! I could get to 3.7GHz using my previous DFI DK P35-T2RS but easly achieved 4GHz with almost the same voltage. Once I get a real case that has proper airflow, I'm sure I'll be able to achieve even more.
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