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Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS5 motherboard LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX

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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-DS5 motherboard LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX :
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Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS5 motherboard LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX:
The official marketing text of Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS5 motherboard LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX as supplied by the manufacturer

Based on the new Intel P45 chipset, GA-EP45-DS5 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-DS5 motherboard provides the highest levels of performance and maximum overclocking potential. In additional, GA-EP45-DS5 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-DS5 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.

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.

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

Smart Backup- Plug & Play Hardware RAID.
GIGABYTE’s Smart Backup allows users to connect up to 4 Serial ATA devices for effortless RAID data protection. Dual onboard RAID controller chips automatically configure RAID setup without user intervention, making it easier than ever for users to enjoy enhanced data transfer performance, low CPU utilization, real-time backup on-the-fly and protection against HDD failure.

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-DS5 motherboard LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX:
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Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS5, 16 GB, Intel, LGA 775 (Socket T), 0, 1, 10, Realtek RTL8111C, 10/100/1000 Mbit

Long summary description Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS5 motherboard LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX:
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Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS5. Maximum internal memory: 16 GB. Processor manufacturer: Intel, Processor socket: LGA 775 (Socket T). RAID levels: 0, 1, 10. LAN controller: Realtek RTL8111C, Networking features: 10/100/1000 Mbit. Motherboard form factor: ATX, Audio output channels: 7.1 channels, Audio chip: Realtek ALC889A

Number of memory slots
Maximum internal memory
16 GB
Processor manufacturer *
Processor socket *
LGA 775 (Socket T)
Storage controllers
RAID levels
0, 1, 10
Internal I/O
USB 2.0 connectors *
Number of Parallel ATA connectors *
Number of SATA connectors
S/PDIF out connector
Front panel audio connector
CD/AUX audio in
ATX Power connector (24-pin)
Power fan connector
CPU fan connector
Number of chassis fan connectors
Chassis intrusion connector
Number of IEEE1394 connectors
Floppy disk drive connector
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.
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports *
PS/2 ports quantity *
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports *
Headphone outputs
S/PDIF out port
LAN controller
Realtek RTL8111C
Networking features
10/100/1000 Mbit
Motherboard form factor *
Audio output channels *
7.1 channels
Audio chip
Realtek ALC889A
BIOS type *
BIOS memory size
64 Mbit
Power source type
Other features
Compatible operating systems
Windows Vista/XP
Expansion slots
Expansion slots
1 x PCIE x16 1 x PCIE 2.0 x8 3 x PCIE x1 2 x PCI
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2011-09-26 11:32:28
Testseek has collected 6 expert reviews for Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS5 motherboard LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX and the average expert rating is 89 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.
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2011-09-26 11:32:24
Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS5 si caratterizza per l'adozione del recente chipset Intel P45 con ICH10R e per il supporto di tutti i recenti processori su base LGA775. Questo grazie al supporto per FSB fino a 1,6 GHz e per memorie SDRAM DDR2 con frequenze fino a...
Good Sistema Dynamic Energy Saver, componenti di alta qualità, molteplici interfacce, 10 porte Serial Ata...
Bad PCI Express x8 in modalità CrossFire...
2011-09-26 11:32:04
Las manos de Gigabyte no descansan, procurando ofrecer constantemente una gran variedad de productos para cada una de las gamas que definen su catálogo y poniendo en liza infinidad de modelos a precios bastante ajustados para cada una de nuestras neces...
Bottom line No esperábamos menos desde luego después de haber probado la versión UD3P hace escasas fechas. Esta versión DS5 de la serie EP45 de GIGABYTE también ha estado a la altura de nuestro Intel QX9770 llevándolo a un nivel de Overclock estupendo, aunque eso...
2011-09-26 11:32:14
Gracias de nuevo a GIGABYTE tenemos entre nuestras manos una de las mejores placas de Gigabyte con el nuevo chipset P45 de Intel, hablamos de la placa base Gigabyte EP45 DS5.Analizando la siglas que componen el modelo podemos ver que P45 es el North B...
Bottom line Bueno esta placa me a gustado bastante, si empiezo a comentar el Bios tiene opciones muy buenas para Overclock de CPU, una buena gestion de los componentes integrados como audio, lan, ect... con una doble bios para guardar perfiles y tal, no es que sea...
2011-09-26 11:32:09
Everyone is going green these days, and they are trying to find more and more products that are as green as they want to be. One way people go about is to try to reduce their electricity usage, which has lead to a whole host of power sipping products...
Bottom line The GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS5 motherboard lives up to its name in more ways than one. The board is truly efficient, and is indeed a power saver. It also provides more then enough performance for your Intel based custom rig. It’s laid out in a fashion that...
2011-09-26 11:32:19
The latest S- series motherboards from Gigabyte has all the features of other P45 series motherboards, with the added features of a new TPM chip for security. The built-in chip provides 2048bits encryption. They call it Ultra Secure. The P45 Express C...
2011-09-26 11:32:28
Den nya P45-styrkretsen är byggd med 65-nanometersteknologi, istället för 90 nanometer som vi nu har på P35-kretsarna. Teoretiskt skall detta kunna ge svalare kretsar och förbättrade överklockningsmöjligheter. Det finns dock uppgifter som tyder på att...
2016-12-27 23:03:50
The latest S- series motherboards from Gigabyte has all the features of other P45 series motherboards, with the added features of a new TPM chip for security. The built-in chip provides 2048bits encryption. They call it Ultra Secure. The P45 Express C...
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