GIGABYTE EP45-DS3 was selected between ASUS P5Q PRO vs GIGABYTE EP45-DS3. GIGABYTE EP45-DS3 is an overclockable motherboard. You can tweak almost anything to achieve higher speed by overclocking. It is built based on the new Intel P45 chipset, GA-EP45-DS3 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 1333MHz. GA-EP45-DS3 is 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-DS3 also delivers several advanced GIGABYTE innovations including the DES Advanced, Ultra Durable 2 which provide optimized power savings, ultra cooling for extreme system performance.


GIGABYTE EP45-DS3 Overview

  1. Revolution energy saving design with DES Advanced featuring hardware based Dynamic 6-Gear switching
  2. Supports 45nm Intel® Core™ 2 multi-core processors with FSB 1600 MHz
  3. Dual channel DDR2 1333+ for remarkable system performance
  4. 2 PCI-E 2.0 x16 graphic interface with CrossFireX™ support for ultimate graphics performance
  5. 2 Gigabit Ethernet LAN with Teaming functionality
  6. DualBIOS solution gives a multiple security to the system
  7. Hardware Overvoltage Control IC Provides more voltage control options on CPU, North bridge and memory
  8. Blu-ray playback outputs supported by high quality 106dB SNR ALC889A HD audio
Package content
Board with stickers
Front view
  • TZ

    Is this mother board for your newest Intel processor ???

  • Yes. Other parts still on the way.

  • donkey
  • Hmm… I don’t think that I can change the features of this GIGABYTE EP45-DS3.

    What else should I put then? Please advise. Thanks. 🙂

  • Donkey

    Writes a few words, copy pastes the rest. Truly disgusting.

  • Hahaha… Thanks for the ‘strong’ comment. 😉