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  • DES Advanced technology with VRD11.1 power design featuring hardware based Dynamic multi-Gear switching
  • Supports Intel® Core™ 2 multi-core and 45nm processors
  • 1333MHz FSB (Front Side Bus) and DDR 2 800 support
  • Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500 (Intel GMA 4500)
  • Integrated SATA 3Gb/s interface
  • Features high speed Gigabit Ethernet
  • Integrated 8-Channel High Definition audio
  • Features Intel Active Management Technology
  • Features security enhancement by TPM
  • Meet European Union ErP(Energy-related Products) requirement
  • Intel® Core™ 2 multi-core
    GA-EQ45M-S2 supports Intel latest high performance CPU delivers the most energy-efficient performance available today. Based on Intel's Micro Architecture, the Intel multi-core processors with 4 cores and two shared L2 caches provide the best capability-per-watt solutions and are an ideal choice for multi-media enthusiasts and intensive multi-tasking environments. This cutting-edge processor offers significant performance boosts and provides an overall more energy efficient platform.
  • Intel® IT Director


    • A simple dashboard utility for non-technical Small Business owners
    • Improves security and data protection with Intel platform technologies
    • Improves efficiency through central monitoring of key alerts
    • Expanded support for Intel® vPro platforms to maximize value for your customer
    (IT Director utility is free bundle in GIGABYTE driver CD!)


  • Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced
    GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced provides better energy saving capabilities and enhanced system performance. GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced is the world’s only motherboard energy saving technology with hardware-based Dynamic 4-Gear* Switching on GA-EQ45M-S2. With support for VRD 11.1, GIGABYTE’s DES Advanced allows the motherboard to switch to 2 Gear phase switching during idle, allowing for a dramatic increase in power savings

    GIGABYTE has also retooled Dynamic Energy Saver to allow overclockers to experience the benefits of multi-gear power phase switching while overclocking, providing ultra stable, ultra smooth overclocking performance.
  • Intel Q45 Chipset
    Based on the Intel® Q45 Express Chipset, GA-EQ45M-S2 supports the latest multi-core and next generation 45nm processors. Featuring Intel® vPro™ technology, Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500, Intel matrix Storage Technology, and Intel® Fast Memory Access, GA-EQ45M-S2 creates a powerful business platform with hardware-based security, enhanced maintenance and manageability…more Intel® vPro™ info
  • Dual Channel DDR2 800
    Experience the advanced technology of DDR2 800 memory by overclocking, featuring faster speeds and higher data bandwidth, which delivers superior performance for the most demanding applications.
    * Please refer "Memory Support List" for memory support information
  • PCI-E 2.0 Graphics Interface
    PCI-E 2.0 doubles the bus standard's bandwidth from 2.5 Gbit/s to 5 Gbit/s, meaning a x32 connector can transfer data at up to 16 GB/s in each direction. PCI-E 2.0 also features improvements to the point-to-point data transfer protocol and its software architecture.
  • Supports TPM
    TPM function is optional due to different regional policy
    TPM (Trusted Platform Module) can enhance data and network security, from your personal drive, E-mails, file system to the client-server environment. TPM improve your data flow security by hardware and software.
  • Intel Active Management Technology
    Intel® Active Management Technology provides IT departments with remote client manageability, out-of-band (OOB) diagnostics and assets tracking which remotely manage platforms regardless of system power or OS state to help reduce TCO and improve productivity.
  • Intel® Matrix Storage Technology
    Intel® Matrix Storage Technology, can deliver up to 80% faster storage performance with PCs equipped with two hard drives using RAID 0 data striping. Using RAID 1 data mirroring can protect against a hard drive failure by mirroring all data among two hard drives. In addition RAID 5 offers the fault-tolerant capability to automatically back up your most important files, while also providing faster disk access and adding storage capacity.
  • 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.
  • Windows® 7 WHQL Certified
    The motherboard has obtained WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs) certification for Windows 7 from Microsoft®, setting the standard for future Windows 7 certified motherboards...more
  • ErP Lot 6 support
    The ErP (also known as Energy-Related Products Directive) is part of the European Union's environmental regulations policy. It is based on concern for the environmental as the proliferation of electronic devices continues, and how to improve energy efficiency for a better and greener life. GIGABYTE supports ErP and produces motherboards that help you effectively improve system efficiency.
* 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.