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  • Support Intel® next generation Core™2 Duo/Pentium™ D Processor
  • Solid capacitors design in CPU VRM
  • Dual Channel DDR2 533 for advanced system performance
  • Features PCI Express x16 for outstanding graphics performance
  • Features SATA 3Gb/s interface
  • Optimized Gigabit LAN connection
  • Features 8-channel Intel High Definition Audio*
* To set up an 8 channel audio configuration, you must use 5.1/7.1 Surround Cable (Optional). Please refer to the Accessories for more detail information.

* Due to 945PL express chipset specification, 945PL-S3 can only support up to FSB800MHz.
  • Introduction
    Gigabyte 945PL-S3 motherboard presents a high performance platform with outstanding GIGABYTE proprietary tuning utilities for DIY and power users. This motherboard features the Intel 945P Express chipset that enables unprecedented levels of performance together with excellent overall system functionality and stability. In addition, users can use an extensive range of unique tools such as C.I.A.2, BIOS Setting Recovery, and the latest Easy Tune5 from GIGABYTE to draw the maximum benefit from their system.
  • Windows Vista Premium Logo Certified
    Windows Vista Premium promises to deliver a streamlined computing experience designed to fundamentally change how users view, find and organize their digital information. With GIGABYTE AM2+/ AM2 solutions enabling support for Vista Premium, GIGABYTE offers a fresh and unique desktop experience that will be more informative, intuitive and completely new....more
  • Speed
    The Speed compliant motherboards of GIGABYTE 945PL-S3 provide intelligent over-clocking and over-voltage software settings through both hardware and software design.
    1. Overclocking : Wide range of frequency tuning for CPU/MEMORY/PCI-E bus speed
    2. Overvoltage : Flexible voltage setting for CPU/ Memory/ PCI-E/Chipset
    3. Sofeware facility - EasyTune5 & M.I.T. (Motherboard Intelligent Tweaker): Intelligent software interface for user-friendly operation.
  • Smart
    The Smart featured motherboards of GIGABYTE 945PL-S3 provide GIGABYTE proprietary innovative software such as Download Center, @BIOS, Q-Flash, Xpress Install, Boot menu, and Smart Fan. BIOS and driver management now becomes much easier and user friendly through GIGABYTE Smart features!

    Download Center
    Smart driver selection and download from Gigabyte's website

    Xpress Install
    Complete drivers installation on one simple click

    Smart LAN
    BIOS built-in diagnostic program to examine LAN cable connection status


    @BIOS / Q-Flash
    Smart and automatic BIOS update via internet / BIOS built-in flash utility


    Boot Menu
    Select boot device without entering BIOS setup

    Smart Fan
    Make your system cooler and quieter
  • Safe
    Safe is the key feature of GIGABYTE 945PL-S3 motherboards with the following elements: Excellent hardware design reinforced BIOS protection through GIGABYTE Virtual Dual BIOS Technology and GIGABYTE BIOS Setting Recovery Technology. Unique system software such as Xpress Recovery 2, PC Health Monitor, HDD S.M.A.R.T., and C.O.M. further strengthen the stability and reliability of your PC!

    Virtual Dual BIOS
    BIOS crash free protection with physical BIOS and Xpress BIOS Rescue

    BIOS Settings Recovery
    Recoverable Safe and frequently used CMOS settings


    HDD S.M.A.R.T.
    Hard drive "Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology" support

    C.O.M. (Corporate Online Manager)
    System administration utility for local area network

    Xpress Recovery 2
    Quick system image backup and restore

    PC Health Monitor
    System health monitor via BIOS and EasyTune utility
  • Intel Next-Generation Core™2 Duo Processor
    Leading the silicon process technology from 90nm to 65nm, the Intel new-generation CPU transistors deliver more energy-efficient performance than anyone. Based on the Intel's next generation Micro Architecture, the Intel Core ™2 Duo processor with two cores and shared L2 caches provides the best capability-per-watt solutions. The cutting-edge processor the significant performance boosts and better energy efficient platform.
  • Intel® 945PL Express Chipset
    The new Intel® 945PL Express chipset delivers significant performance gains with variety of new generation architectures including the latest dual core processor, dual-channel DDR2 main memory, PCI-Express interface, Intel® Matrix Storage technology for improving storage reliability and performance.
  • Solid Capacitor for CPU VRM
    Stable system operation depends upon the quality of CPU VRM (voltage regulator module). GIGABYTE adopts Conductive Polymer Aluminum Solid Capacitors for CPU VRM to ensure a longer lifespan for systems in daily operation and boost system stability under extreme conditions. CPU VRM with Solid Capacitors featuring better electronic conductivity, excellent heat resistance enhances system durability even operating in high temperature environment.
  • 64bit Ready with Intel® EM64T
    Enter the new 64-bit computing era through Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology. 64 bit operating system allows twice the amount of data access compare to 32-bit OS, thus enhances system productivity and memory responsiveness. It is also backward compatible to legacy 32bit mode or runs at 64bit compatible mode.
  • SATA 3Gb/s storage interface
    SATA 3Gb/s doubles bus bandwidth from 1.5Gb/s to 3Gb/s. SATA 3Gb/s facilitates bandwidth aggregation for multiple devices, enabling max through put as well as, higher cache through put performance in single drive configurations.
  • Gigabit LAN connectivity
    The Gigabit network interface delivers a high speed LAN connection with data transfer rate up to 1000Mb/s, providing new generation connectivity for the broadband era. Gigabit LAN is ideally for seamless internet connection such as streaming audio and video contents.
  • Intel® High Definition Audio
    Intel® High Definition Audio enables premium digital sound in the PC for an immersive surround sound experience. In addition, Intel HD Audio delivers multiple audio channels in your PC so you can listen to two different streams simultaneously in two separate rooms.
  • RoHS compliant
    As a member of the global community to look after the environment, Gigabyte complies with the European Union's Restriction of use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive which limits the use of lead, mercury, cadmium and other hazardous substances in electronic products.. From components and material selection to production processes, make up of accessories, packaging/color boxes etc; GIGABYTE has carefully examined and designed this product to be 100% RoHS compliant. GIGABYTE will continue to develop RoHS compliant PC components and commit valuable resources to promoting and advancing RoHS directive goals and objectives.
* The entire materials provided herein are for reference only. GIGABYTE reserves the right to modify or revise the content at anytime without prior notice.
* Advertised performance is based on maximum theoretical interface values from respective Chipset vendors or organization who defined the interface specification. Actual performance may vary by system configuration.
* All trademarks and logos are the properties of their respective holders.
* Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.