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Gigabyte EP45-T Extreme Review & Overclocking

26 April 2009

Gigabyte EP45T-Extreme

12 December 2008
  • Conclusion: Okay, just where do I start with this board? This board was a pain in the rear from the beginning with its layout issues raising their nasty head at every turn. The layout issues aren’t what anyone would call major faults and wouldn’t stop me from buying the EP45T-Extreme, but they are issues that need to be addressed. The issue with battery placement, in the end, won’t affect most people and won’t be a problem, as the battery itself should last a life time.
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Overall 9
Value for money 7
Construction 9
Functionality 10
Appearance 10

Gigabyte GA-EP45T-EXTREME P45 Motherboard

Benchmark Reviews
16 August 2008
  • Conclusion: Having served for eight years in the Marines, I find myself a little desensitized to camouflaged patterns. Back when I reviewed the GA-X48T-DQ6, Gigabyte certainly captured my attention with a large gold retail box. For the GA-EP45T-EXTREME however, a camo-on-black design was used. Call me picky, but I think that even a solid red package would have been more eye-catching.
  • Pros: Outstanding BIOS - designed for overclockers!, Hyrbid Silent-Pipe component improves P45 thermal stability, Advanced Dynamic Energy Saver offers VRD 11.1 ultra-low power state, Dual PCI Express 2.0 compliant graphics, BIOS updates are made safe with dual-BIOS, Japanese-manufactured surface mount all-solid capacitors, Blu-Ray/HD DVD Full rate audio with DTS connect, Supports three-way ATI CrossFireX video card set, Industry-leading thermal cooling architecture, DDR3 19...
  • Cons: Extremely poor SATA2 connection port location/orientation, Only one PCI Express 16-lane (16 GBps) interface, Expensive motherboard solution, Lacks SLI and ESA support, Complicated BIOS for novice overclockers, System Memory is difficult to overclock without advanced experience, Kit does not include CrossFireX bridge component
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Gigabyte GA-EP45T-EXTREME Motherboard Review

Hardware Canucks
27 September 2010
  • Conclusion: That is a wrap folks, another high-end motherboard, another pile of pages of us picking it apart. Sure, there were some harsh words in this review when it came to the memory clocking and heat sink setup of the GA-EP45T-Extreme, but that is what we are here for. We don't review hardware as a paid advertisement with a cheque in our pocket from the manufacturer, we review hardware from the user’s perspective and the issues we pointed out all warrant the flogging they got.
  • Pros: Feature set that goes on and on, Well laid out board, particularly PCI-E slots, Great BIOS, best I have used to date, Software from a manufacturer that works, and works well, Good FSB clocking
  • Cons: Heat pipe/heat sink assembly is poorly designed, The design of the heat sink also unnecessarily costs end users money, Memory clocking is very poor right now, BIOS revisions have helped but still plenty of room to go, BIOS updates take too long to reach the Gigabyte website
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Gigabyte GA-EP45T-EXTREME (Intel P45) - The Full Review

Hardware Zone
19 December 2008
  • Conclusion: When Gigabyte launched its full range of Intel P45 motherboards at Computex 2008, we were dazzled by the number of models available. Obviously, within that comprehensive list, the company has a high-end version targeted at the 'extreme' overclocking enthusiasts. While the P45 chipset itself is one of the cooler chipsets from Intel thanks to its 65nm manufacturing origins, motherboard vendors have gone all out to produce elaborate cooling systems that appeal to a small...
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Gigabyte EP45T-Extreme Motherboard Review

18 June 2013
  • Conclusion: Este es sin duda el primer paso a lo extremo para Gigabyte y  hay un  largo camino por recorrer, y seguramente mejorará ya que tienen la potencia para hacerlo pero por el momento este es un producto que nos deja con  un sabor no tan dulce en la boca aunque no del todo amargo ya que recordemos que en las pruebas a mismas frecuencias el rendimiento  y aumento gracias a DDR3 y el manejo de ancho de banda da un buen punto a favor contra sus antecesores no decepcionandonos en...
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[TEST] Gigabyte EP45T-Extreme

10 July 2012
  • Conclusion: Second hic, son prix : elle est actuellement une des cartes P45 les plus chère du marché, avec un tarif avoisinant les 215 euros (25 euros de plus que la Maximus 2 Formula d'Asus), mais reste tout de même 80 euros moins chère que l' Asus Rampage Extreme . Au final, nous offrons un 8.5/10 bien mérité à cette Gigabyte EP45T-Extreme.
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Overall 7

Gigabyte GA-EP45T Extreme

21 December 2010
  • Conclusion: Kilka miesięcy temu testowaliśmy płytę Gigabyte GA-EP-45 Extreme. Ten flagowy model firmy wykazał się doskonałymi właściwościami overclockerskimi i bardzo dobrym wykonaniem, ale posiadał jeden, dyskwalifikujący go szczegół – umiejscowienie złącz SATA. Teraz do redakcji trafiła płyta Gigabyte GA-EP45T Extreme. Czy firma usunęła w tym modelu swoją wielką wpadkę? Podstawową różnicą w stosunku do wersji bez "T" w nazwie jest przystosowanie płyty do pracy z pamięciami DDR3.
  • Pros: Bogate wyposażenie, Wysoka jakość wykonania, Skuteczny system oszczędzania energii
  • Cons: Bardzo wysoka cena, Fatalne położenie gniazd SATA, System chłodzenia utrudniający obsługę
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Overall 8


23 August 2009
  • Summary: Возможно, предназначение этой платы действительно разгон, и в руках опытного оверклокера она сумеет полностью реализовать свой потенциал.
  • Pros: Настройка производительности платы возможна в довольно широких пределах. Расположение гнезд для графических плат очень удачно: в оба первых разъема PCI Express 16x могут быть установлены двухгнездные платы расширения.
  • Cons: Плата показала близкие к средним результаты, что, учитывая ее высокую цену, выглядит несколько обескураживающе.
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