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Written by Bruce Normann - Edited by Olin Coles   
Sunday, 25 January 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P DDR2 P45 Motherboard
Gigabyte P45 Features
GA-EP45-UD3P Specifications
Closer Look: GA-EP45-UD3P
EP45-UD3P Detailed Features
EP45-UD3P Component Layout
GA-EP45-UD3P BIOS
Motherboard Testing Methodology
3DMark06 Benchmarks
PCMark05 Benchmarks
CINEBENCH R10 Benchmarks
Crysis Benchmark Results
Lightsmark 2008 Benchmarks
Power Consumption
P45 Final Thoughts
GA-EP45-UD3P Conclusion

GA-EP45-UD3P Specifications

BIOS

  • 1. 2 x 8 Mbit flash
  • 2. Use of licensed AWARD BIOS
  • 3. Support for Dual BIOS
  • 4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b

Audio

  • 1. Realtek ALC889A codec
  • 2. High Definition Audio
  • 3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
  • 4. Support for Dolby Home Theater
  • 5. Support for S/PDIF In/Out
  • 6. Support for CD In

Chipset

  • 1. North Bridge: IntelP45 Express Chipset
  • 2. South Bridge: Intel ICH10R

Bundle Software

  • 1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version)

I/O Controller

  • 1. iTE IT8718 chip

CPU

  • 1. Support for an Intel CoreTM 2 Extreme processor/ Intel CoreTM 2 Quad processor/Intel CoreTM 2 Duo processor/ Intel Pentium processor Extreme Edition/Intel Pentium D processor/ Intel Pentium 4 processor Extreme Edition/Intel Pentium 4 processor/ IntelCeleron processor in the LGA775 package
    (Refer to CPU support list for more information)
  • 2. L2 cache varies with CPU

Front Side Bus

  • 1. 1600/1333/1066/800 MHz FSB

Internal I/O Connectors

  • 1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  • 2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 3. 1 x floppy disk drive connector
  • 4. 1 x IDE connector
  • 5. 8 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
  • 6. 1 x CPU fan header
  • 7. 2 x system fan headers
  • 8. 1 x power fan header
  • 9. 1 x front panel header
  • 10. 1 x front panel audio header
  • 11. 1 x CD In connector
  • 12. 1 x S/PDIF In header
  • 13. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
  • 14. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  • 15. 1 x IEEE 1394a header
  • 16. 1 x parallel port header
  • 17. 1 x serial port header
  • 18. 1 x power LED header
  • 19. 1 x chassis intrusion header

Back Panel Connectors

  • 1. 1 x PS/2 mouse port
  • 2. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  • 3. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  • 4. 1 x coaxial S/PDIF Out connector
  • 5. 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 6. 2 x IEEE 1394a ports
  • 7. 2 x RJ-45 ports
  • 8. 6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Rear Speaker Out/Side Speaker Out/Line

LAN

  • 1. 2 x Realtek 8111C chips (10/100/1000 Mbit)
  • 2. Support for Teaming

Expansion Slots

  • 1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16
  • 2. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8
    (The PCIEx16 and PCIEx8 slots support ATI CrossFireX technology and conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
  • 3. 3 x PCI Express x1 slot
  • 4. 2 x PCI slots

H/W Monitoring

  • 1. System voltage detection
  • 2. CPU/System temperature detection
  • 3. CPU/System/Power fan speed detection
  • 4. CPU overheating warning
  • 5. CPU/System/Power fan fail warning
  • 6. CPU/System fan speed control

Memory

  • 1. 4 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory
  • 2. Dual channel memory architecture
  • 3. Support for DDR2 1366+*/1066/800/667 MHz memory modules

Storage Interface

South Bridge:

  • 1. 6x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2_0, SATA2_1, SATA2_2, SATA2_3, SATA2_4, SATA2_5) supporting up to 6 SATA 3Gb/s devices
  • 2. Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10

GIGABYTE SATA2 chip:

  • 1. 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices
  • 2. 2 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (GSATA2_0, GSATA2_1) supporting up to 2 SATA 3Gb/s devices
  • 3. Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD

iTE IT8718 chip:

  • 1. 1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive

Form Factor

  • 1. ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm

Unique Features

  • 1. Support for @BIOS
  • 2. Support for Q-Flash
  • 3. Support for Dual BIOS
  • 4. Support for Download Center
  • 5. Support for Xpress Install
  • 6. Support for Xpress Recovery2
  • 7. Support for EasyTune 6
  • 8. Support for Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced
  • 9. Support for Time Repair
  • 10. Support for Q-Share

USB

  • 1. Integrated in the South Bridge
  • 2. Up to 12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
    (8 on the back panel, 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers)

Operating System

  • 1. Support for Microsoft/ Windows/ Vista/XP

IEEE 1394a

  • 1. T.I. TSB43AB23 chip
  • 2. Up to 3 IEEE 1394a ports
    (2 on the back panel, 1 via the IEEE 1394a bracket connected to the internal IEEE 1394a header)

Time to give your eyes a break from all these specs and take a closer look at the actual product: the Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P in all it's unmasked glory.



 

Comments 

 
# comentarioalcides 2010-09-16 23:06
es realmente espectacular , quiero armar otra pc no se si poner la misma placa, la p45 o de la nueva generacion i5 , quiero su opinion,.
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# comentarioalcides 2010-09-16 23:13
Estoy usando la placa es GA- P45 - EP45 UD3PDDR2 y realmente espectacular Con sitema Operativo Windows 7 final, quiero Armar Otra maquina y de no se si USAR La Misma placa o Las Nuevas I5 Su opinión quiero , gracias.
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