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Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P

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Reviews and Problems with Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P

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Overall 9
Value for money 10
Construction 10
Functionality 9
Appearance 10

Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P DDR2 P45 Motherboard

Benchmark Reviews
30 December 2008
  • Conclusion: The packaging of the Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P is completely in tune with its mid-level standing in the universe of motherboards. It's bright, catchy, covered in diagrams and text describing its major differentiating features. It does not attempt to seduce on any level with guns, girls, or layers of opulence. It's marketed like a Toyota, not a Lexus, all right? Once the retail package is opened, you are faced with the neatly packaged accessory kit.
  • Pros: Outstanding BIOS - designed for overclockers!, Silent-Pipe design improves P45 Northbridge thermal stability, Value priced for the features and capability, DDR2 1366, memory support (via OC), Supports 45nm processors with standard 1600MHz FSB, Ultra Durable 3 package w/ high-quality power components, Double-thick layers of copper for the power and ground planes, Advanced Dynamic Energy Saver offers VRD 11.1 ultra-low power state
  • Cons: Only one PCI Express 16-lane (16 GBps) interface, CMOS Reset Header should be a switch, Complicated BIOS for novice overclockers, Lacks SLI support
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Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Ultra Durable 3 Motherboard

26 November 2008
  • Conclusion: Performance Summary: Gigabyte's EP45-UD3P performed well -- it placed right in line with other Intel and NVIDIA boards that we used for comparison -- but in general it was the best P45 board we've come across.  Frame rates were the fastest recorded, even beating out the "gamer" intended MSI P45 Platinum.  We were also able to get some large dividends from overclocking.
  • Pros: 2oz. copper in PCB helps board run cooler, Uses inexpensive DDR2, with support up to 1366MHz, Great overclocking results
  • Cons: BIOS options needs more detail, Tight areas in motherboard layout
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Overall 9

Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Review

17 November 2008
  • Conclusion: With high-end dual-GPU motherboards slowly rising in price, it’s getting harder and harder to find a good motherboard for less than $150. The latest flagship motherboards often sell for $300 or more! Therefore the EP45-UD3P is a refreshing surprise from Gigabyte. Its extra ounce of copper is a feature you’d expect to find on a $200+ motherboard, not to mention the motherboard’s fully-equipped back plate.
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Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P

15 November 2008
  • Conclusion: The Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P is probably the best motherboard to date for any penny-pincher enthusiast. Its performance is on par with boards selling at twice of asking price (the EVGA 790i FTW that was tested) and yet it has a much lower power consumption. In addition, the number of overclocking tweaks available on this board marvels the boards that are selling twice the price of what this board is asking.
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Overall 8
Features 8
Performance 10
Build quality 10


PC Authority
17 February 2009
  • Summary: An extremely good P45 board with nearly all the trimmings!
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Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P (Intel P45)

Hardware Zone
13 January 2009
  • Conclusion: Of the features that Gigabyte has added to its motherboards in the past, having more copper content in the PCB will probably not spark a wave of similar moves by other vendors. The benefits of having the extra copper are hard to quantify, though Gigabyte naturally considers the Ultra Durable 3 series of motherboards to be more premium than its usual mainstream offerings.
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Overall 8

Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P

21 December 2010
  • Conclusion: Tylko jedna literka w oznaczeniu dzieli tą płytę od testowanie nieco wcześniej EP-45-UD3R, ale w rzeczywistości mogą one zainteresować nieco inne grupy odbiorców. EP-45-UD3P w pełni wykorzystuje możliwości chipsetu będącego jej sercem – Intel P45. W przeciwieństwie do "R" tutaj wykorzystano możliwość utworzenia platformy używającej dwóch kart graficznych w trybie CrossFire.
  • Pros: Wysoka jakość wykonania, Bardzo duża liczna złącz i gniazd
  • Cons: Czasem kapryśny system oszczędzania energii
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Gigabyte EP45-UD3P

5 December 2008
  • Conclusion: Como observamos a través de esta revisión, la placa se comportó de manera aceptable, tomando en cuenta que las series UD3 es la hermana menor de la Serie Extreme, siendo esta la principal razón de porque la placa no alcanzó los niveles de overclock que vimos en su hermana EP45 Extreme.
  • Pros: - Buen empaque, completo manual y cables SATA., - Buen precio / rendimiento., - Fácil de Overclockear., - Tecnología de punta para ser una placa madre medio-alto.
  • Cons: - Mala ubicación de la ranura PCIe primaria, puede molestar con las ranuras de las memorias RAM., - Si se opta por una configuración CrossFire los conectores SATA quedan mal ubicados, influyendo también en la ultima ranura PCI, quedando inutilizable.
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Test: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P

25 November 2008

Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P quick-test

4 November 2008
  • Excerpt: Enkele weken geleden bracht Gigabyte een reeks nieuwe moederborden met Intel P45 chipset op de markt. De reden voor het herzien van het P45 aanbod is de introductie van de nieuwe Ultra Durable 3 technologie. Wij gingen aan de slag met de GA-EP45-UD3P.
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