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The GA-EP45-DS3L is an ATX-form motherboard from Gigabyte, using the Intel P45 chipset architecture.

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Pros

affordable price

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quality board components

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good enough for the majority of consumers - including gamers

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PCIe 16x slot for use with even the most powerful video cards

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perfect arrangement of PCI/PCIe slots

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digital audio outputs (coaxial and toslink)

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full length - lots of space for a large video card and other expansion cards

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8 USB 2.0 ports on the back I/O plate

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stable

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Cons

not many high end features (expected for the price)

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only a single PCIe 16x slot - cannot be used for enthusiast gaming builds

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no onboard video (like AMD/ATI, Nvidia based, or even some Intel GMA motherboards)

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The GA-EP45-DS3L is an ATX-form motherboard from Gigabyte, using the Intel P45 chipset architecture.  It is similar to the GA-EP45-DS3 board, except that it has only a single x16 PCI-E graphics slot and features 8-channel HD Audio.  For further information, please see the Intel P45 Chipset report.

Features

 

  • Northbridge:  Intel P45
  • Southbridge:  Intel ICH10R
  • Socket:  LGA775
  • Memory Support: 16GB DDR2 1333+ SDRAM
  • Graphics Options:  1 x16 PCI-E
  • Audio:  8-Channel HD Audio
  • 12 USB 2.0 Ports,  4 x1 PCI-E Slot, 2 PCI Slots, 6 SATA-3Gb/s Connectors
  • Realtek Gigabit LAN Connection
  • Quiet System Technology
  • Norton Internet Security bundled with motherboard
  • Size:  30.5cm x 21.0cm


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