Gigabyte EP45-DS3P (P45) DDR2 Motherboard

Synthetic 3D & Rendering Results

 
Cinebench 10 is a benchmarking tool based on the powerful 3D software Cinema 4D. The suite uses complex renders to guage the performance of the entire PC system in both single-core and multi-core modes. Testing was performed a total of 5 times with the highest and lowest results being omitted and an average created from the remaining 3 results.
 
 
 
  
 
 
3DMark is a popular synthetic gaming benchmark used by many gamers and overclockers to gauge the performance of their PC's. All 3DMark runs were performed a total of 5 times with the highest and lowest results being removed and an average calculated from the remaining 3 results. Also included are the CrossfireX results to give an indication of how 8x PCIe lanes perform.
 
 
 
 
Result Observations
 
Mirroring the CPU benchmarks, Cinebench showed a chink in the Gigabyte's armour. Despite all the boards being run at the same clock speed, the EP45-DS3P fell short of the pack. The Gigabyte was also the lowest out of the bunch, albeit to a lesser extent, in the 3D Mark tests - most likely a result of its ability to utilise the clockspeed of the Q6600.
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Most Recent Comments

12-08-2008, 11:30:07

PV5150
Can Gigabyte's entry level motherboard keep pace with the cream of P45 releases we have reviewed recently?

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...222028350s.jpg

Read the EP45-DS3P review to find out.

12-08-2008, 12:15:53

w3bbo
Hmmm - looks like a fine review

12-08-2008, 12:25:16

Ham
Slightly raindowish. But pretty nice for the price tbh.

12-08-2008, 16:40:56

FarFarAway
See now that's an enthusiast mmotherboard. Cheap and clocks nice with decent performance. Like it

05-09-2008, 08:34:52

Fake
What BIOS was it flashed too? I have the same motherboard and with an E8500 at 4085MHz but I'm have some troubles. I keep getting BSOD and I looked up the BBCode and they are all memory related. I did some research and apparently the motherboard is picky with the RAM it is used with.

I flashed from the default BIOS to F7 and still getting the same problems
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