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Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS4 LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard

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The motherboard or mainboard is the component that connects all the different parts of your computer. Often it has some integrated components like a sound card, enabling your computer to play sound, or a network card, to connect your computer to the network. The standard form factor (size) for motherboards is ATX, you need at least a midi-tower to fit one of those in. Micro-ATX motherboards are often more complete and have more onboard devices, like a video board and fit in smaller cases, but are generally less expandable.
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Long product name Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS4 LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard :
The short editorial description of Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS4 LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard

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Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS4 LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard:
The official marketing text of Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS4 LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard as supplied by the manufacturer

Based on the new Intel P45 chipset, GA-EP45-DS4 delivers a record setting 1600MHz Front Side Bus for the latest Intel® Core 2™ multi-core processors, including 45nm CPUs. With supporting dual channel DDR2 up to 1200MHz, GA-EP45-DS4 motherboard provides the highest levels of performance and maximum overclocking potential. In additional, GA-EP45-DS4 is further equipped to support ATI CrossFireX™ Technology with dual PCI Express 2.0 x8 interfaces, delivering double the PCI Express bandwidth of 5 Gbit/s for the ultimate in extreme gaming performance. GA-EP45-DS4 delivers several advanced GIGABYTE innovations including the DES Advanced, Ultra Durable 2 design which provide optimized power savings, ultra cooling for extreme system performance.

Smaller, Faster and More Efficient.
GA-EP45-DS5 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.

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.

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-DS5 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.

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.

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.

Ultra Durable 2 -Designed with Top Quality Highly Efficient Components.

- Ultra Cooling - Low RDS(on) MOSFET Design.
Low RDS(on) MOSFETs specially designed to produce lower switching resistance for faster electric current charging and discharging.

- Low Power Loss - Ferrite Core Choke Design.
Ferrite core chokes comprised of a compound of iron oxide and other metal elements whose properties hold energy much longer than common iron core at high frequency.

- Longer Life - All-Solid Capacitor Design.
Solid capacitors contain a solid organic polymer, while electrolytic capacitors use a common liquid electrolyte, hence, the terms solid capacitor versus electrolytic capacitors.

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.

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.

Hardware Overvoltage Control ICs.
Hardware Overvoltage Control ICs which provide more voltage control options than before for the CPU North Bridge and memory. The overvoltage controllers also provide hardware linear real-time voltage control. In addition, 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.

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.

Onboard Diagnostic LEDs - Hardware Troubleshoot at a Glance.
7 Onboard LEDs controlled by the system BIOS indicate if a malfunction is occurring, allowing users to directly see where the problem is occurring, so they can quickly take question.

Onboard ACPI LEDs - Power Status Indicators to avoid improper hardware removal.
The Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) gives the operating system direct control over the power management. There are 4 embedded LEDs onboard to indicate system power status to prevent potential H/W damage due to improper plug/unplug actions.

Onboard Quick Switches.
Onboard Power, Clear CMOS and Reset buttons allow for quick and easy tweaking for power users working in an in chassis environment.

Short summary description Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS4 LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard:
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Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS4, 16 GB, Intel, LGA 775 (Socket T), 10/100/1000 Mbit, Realtek RTL8111C, ATX

Long summary description Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS4 LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS4 LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS4. Maximum internal memory: 16 GB. Processor manufacturer: Intel, Processor socket: LGA 775 (Socket T). Networking features: 10/100/1000 Mbit, LAN controller: Realtek RTL8111C. Motherboard form factor: ATX, Audio output channels: 7.1 channels, RAID levels: 0, 1, 10. BIOS type: Award, BIOS memory size: 8 MB

Memory
Number of memory slots
4
Maximum internal memory
The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.
16 GB
Processor
Processor manufacturer *
The manufacturer that produced the processor.
Intel
Processor socket *
Mechanical component(s) that provides mechanical and electrical connections between a microprocessor and a printed circuit board (PCB). This allows the processor to be replaced without soldering.
LGA 775 (Socket T)
Internal I/O
USB 2.0 connectors *
The end of a cable with a USB 2.0 connector. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), in addition to the "USB 1.x Full Speed" signaling rate of 12 Mbit/s. USB 2.0 connectors are usually colored black.
2
Number of Parallel ATA connectors *
The number of connectors (with wires) for parallel ATA (PATA), which is an interface standard for the connection of storage devices such as hard disks, floppy drives, and optical disc drives in computers.
1
Number of SATA connectors
6
S/PDIF out connector
Yes
CPU fan connector
Yes
ATX Power connector (24-pin)
Yes
Chassis intrusion connector
Yes
Number of chassis fan connectors
3
Number of IEEE1394 connectors
1
Floppy disk drive connector
Yes
CD/AUX audio in
Yes
Front panel audio connector
Yes
Power fan connector
Yes
Back panel I/O ports
USB 2.0 ports quantity *
USB 2.0 ports have a data transmission speed of 480 Mbps, and are backwards compatible with USB 1.1 ports. You can connect all kinds of peripheral devices to them.
8
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports *
Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.
2
PS/2 ports quantity *
The number of PS/2 connectors for keyboards and mice. Its name comes from the IBM Personal System/2.
2
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports *
Number of IEEE 1394/FireWire ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. The IEEE 1394 interface is a serial bus interface standard for high-speed communications and isochronous real-time data transfer. It was developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s by Apple, who called it FireWire. The 1394 interface is comparable to USB though USB has more market share. Apple first included FireWire in some of its 1999 models, and most Apple computers since the year 2000 have included FireWire ports, though, as of 2013, only the 800 version (IEEE-1394b).
2
Headphone outputs
Number of sockets /ports where headphones are connected.
6
S/PDIF out port
S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format) is a digital audio interconnect used in consumer audio equipment over relatively short distances. The signal is transmitted over either a coaxial cable with RCA connectors or a fibre optic cable with TOSLINK connectors.
Yes
Networking
Networking features
10/100/1000 Mbit
LAN controller
Realtek RTL8111C
Performance
Motherboard form factor *
Design of the motherboard (ATX, BTX etc).
ATX
Audio output channels *
An audio output channel is an electric circuit which acts as a path for a signal produced by a device. A device may have several audio output channels.
7.1 channels
RAID levels
RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a logical unit for the purposes of data redundancy and performance improvement. Data is distributed across the drives in one of several ways, referred to as RAID levels, depending on the specific level of redundancy and performance required.
0, 1, 10
Audio system
System used to play music or speech.
Realtek ALC889A
Expansion slots
Expansion slots
List of I/O expansion card slots; including quantity of each
1 x PCIE x16 1 x PCIE 2.0 x8 1 x PCIE x4 3 x PCIE x1 1 x PCI
BIOS
BIOS type *
The BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) initializes and tests system hardware components, and loads a bootloader or an operating system from a mass memory device. The BIOS additionally provides abstraction layer for the hardware, i.e. a consistent way for application programs and operating systems to interact with the keyboard, display, and other input/output devices. There are several types of BIOS, including the motherboard ROM BIOS, video BIOS, drive controller BIOS, network adapter BIOS, and SCSI adapter BIOS.
Award
BIOS memory size
8 MB
Other features
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows Vista/XP
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Reviews
Updated:
2011-09-26
Testseek has collected 8 expert reviews for Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS4 Motherboard and the average expert rating is 81 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
81%
Source Review comments Score
pcgameshardware.com
Updated:
2011-09-26
Next Page » BIOS, power consumption, features, first impression Two Intel P45 boards arrived at our place today - you can find a lot of pictures here. Unfortunately we are only allowed to keep the Gigabyte board for just a single day. Because of the sh...
Bottom line The new BIOS is great, but unfortunately we were not able to test the overclocking behaviour of P45 with our test sample. Furthermore the EP45-DS4 has a little higher power consumtion than its predecessor, the EP35-DS4. The performance of the two chips...
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