Gigabyte EP45-DS3P (P45) DDR2 Motherboard

3D Game Results

 
The 'must have' online multiplayer FPS of 2007/8. This is the fourth incarnation of Infinity Wards best-selling series and is set to become a stalwart of the FPS genre. The training sequence was run 5 times with the fps being recorded via Fraps and the average fps then deduced. All settings were set to the maximum possible for this test and were then run again with CrossfireX enabled (below).
 
 
 
 
F.E.A.R. is a game based on the Lithtech Jupiter EX engine. It has volumetric lighting, soft shadows, parallax mapping and particle effects. Included in the game is a benchmark facility that taxes the entire PC system. This benchmark was run a total of 5 times, with the highest and lowest results being excluded and an average being calculated on the remaining 3 results. All settiings were set to the maximum possible for this test and were then run again with CrossfireX enabled (below).
 
  
 
 
Oblivion from Bethseda is now an 'old' game by today's standards, but is still one of the most visually taxing games out there. The benchmark was run in the wilderness with all settings set to the maximum possible. Bloom was used in preference to HDR. The test was run five times with the average FPS then being deduced.
 
 
 
Result Observations
 
In contrast to the previous results, the Gigabyte showed that in real world situations it can tangle with the best out there and on occasions (Oblivion) better them by quite some margin proving that as a base for a games machine the Gigabyte should be given some serious consideration.
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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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