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  • Revolution energy saving design with DES Advanced featuring hardware based Dynamic 6-Gear switching
  • Supports 45nm Intel® Core™ 2 multi-core processors with FSB 1600 MHz
  • Advanced power phase design with virtual 12 power phases to provides highly efficient operation for 45nm CPU
  • Dual channel DDR2 1333+ for remarkable system performance
  • Embedded 2 power phases for NB chipset and memory power to excel at power efficiency
  • 2 PCI-E 2.0 x16 graphic interface plus 2 PCI-E x4 with CrossFireX™ support for ultimate graphics performance
  • Built-in TPM chip with 2048bits encryption to highest level digital data protection
  • Smart Backup provides data backup solution with 4 serial ATA device attachment from 2 hardware RAID chip
  • Diagnostic LED and ACPI LEDs on board to display system and power status
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN with Teaming functionality
  • Supports Dolby Home Theater® audio to create a stunning surround sound listening experience.
  • Quad BIOS solution gives a multiple security to the system
  • Power/reset/Clr CMOS onboard button for easily operation on the workbench
  • Hardware Overvoltage Control IC Provides more voltage control options on CPU, North bridge and memory
  • Blu-ray playback outputs supported by high quality 106dB SNR ALC889A HD audio
(Note) This motherboard is designed with VRD11.1 power phase, and cannot be compatible with VRD10 designed CPU. Please refer to "CPU Support List" for details.
  • Introduction


    Based on the new Intel P45 chipset, GA-EP45-DQ6 delivers a record setting 1600MHz Front Side Bus for the latest Intel® Core 2™ multi-core processors, including 45nm CPUs. With supporting dual channel DDR2 up to 1333+MHz, GA-EP45-DQ6 motherboard provides the highest levels of performance and maximum overclocking potential. In additional, GA-EP45-DQ6 is further equipped to support ATI CrossFireX™ Technology with dual PCI Express 2.0 x8 interfaces, delivering double the PCI Express bandwidth of 5 Gbit/s for the ultimate in extreme gaming performance. GA-EP45-DQ6 delivers several advanced GIGABYTE innovations including the DES Advanced, Ultra Durable 2, Ultra TPM design which provide optimized power savings, ultra cooling and ultra secure data protection.
  • Qualified for Windows® 7
    The motherboard qualified for WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs) certification of Windows 7 from Microsoft®, setting the standard for future Windows 7 certified motherboards...more
  • Smaller, Faster and More Efficient
    GA-EP45-DQ6 motherboards paired with Intel 45nm CPUs deliver the very best platform for multitasking, multimedia and high performance gaming. Not only do GIGABYTE's latest motherboards based on Intel Eaglelake chipsets all support Intel's new generation, 45nm multi-core processors.


  • Dual Channel DDR2 1333+ MHz
    Delivering native support for DDR2 memory up to 1333MHz, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 series motherboards allow users to easily reach higher memory frequencies at lower voltages; achieving higher memory performance with lower power consumption to run even the most memory intensive applications such as high-definition video and 3D games with ease.
    * DDR2 1333+ is supported with combination of AM3 processors and qualified memory modules, please refer "Memory Support List" for detail 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.
  • Multi-display support with ATI CrossFireX™

    ATI® CrossFireX™ delivers the ultimate graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.
  • Dolby Home Theater® - Enjoy a Rich Home Theater Surround Sound Experience
    Dolby Home Theater® places listeners in the middle of the action, giving their PCs a powerful set of tools to deliver a cinema-style experience in vivid surround sound.
    • Delivers vivid surround sound for music, movies, and games, using two to eight speakers or any set of headphones
    • Designed to automatically deliver the best possible listening experience


  • 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 6-Gear* Switching. With support for VRD 11.1, GIGABYTE’s DES Advanced allows the motherboard to switch to 1 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.
    * The 6-Gear feature may vary by model. Gear 1 phase switching requires 45nm processors with PSI signal enabled.
  • 2 Power Phases for Both North Bridge and Memory
    GIGABYTE P45 motherboards are equipped with 2-Phase power for the North Bridge and memory, allowing users to reach higher memory frequencies and enjoy better performance. Compared with only one phase solutions, this ensures longer power component lifespan and higher overclockability due to cooler working temperatures and better efficiency.


  • Ultra TPM - Industry’s highest level of data Security via onboard TPM
    TPM function is optional due to different regional policy
    • Maximum level of data protection with 2048 bit encryption
    • Security, manageability and flexibility that surpasses software-based encryption
    • Portable User Key to protect data when away from your system
    • Additional backup of user key in BIOS in case of misplaced key
    • After creating the password(s) and key(s) associated the TPM, be sure to store them in a secure location and back them up. Loss of the password(s) or the key(s) will render the files encrypted via the TPM unable to be cracked or read.
    • Though the TPM delivers the latest data security technology, it does not guarantee data integrity or give hardware protection. GIGABYTE is not liable for loss of encrypted data as a result of hardware damage.
    (Note1)If you want to uninstall the Ultra TPM utility, be sure to insert the USB flash drive containing the TPM key into your computer before the uninstallation.
    (Note2)Ultra TPM feature is optional due to different regional policy.


  • High Velocity 4X Bandwidth Boost
    The Quad LAN with Teaming functionality enabled allows 4 single connections to act as 1 single connection for Quad Bandwidth, improving overall throughput.

    Prevents network downtime by transferring the workload from a failed port to a working port.

    Receive Side Scaling balances the network traffic load evenly between 2 CPU cores in order to improve performance.

    Adjusts power consumption automatically according to your LAN cable lengths, up to 10% power savings.

    (Note) To enable Teaming or Bonding (IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation) feature, it is required the connected network switch or router device supports the IEEE 802.3ad LACP standard. Please refer to your network switch or router device manual for further details.
  • Hardware Overvoltage Control ICs
    Hardware Overvoltage Control ICs which provide more voltage control options than before for the CPU North Bridge and memory. The overvoltage controllers also provide hardware linear real-time voltage control. In addition, Hardware Overvoltage Controller ICs also allow for much finer voltage control, allowing power users to adjust voltage in as little increments as 20mV for better overclocking performance.
  • EasyTune6
    GIGABYTE has completely redesigned EasyTune6 from the ground up to make it easier than ever to manage and monitor your hardware resources as well as tweak your system settings in order to achieve maximum system performance. Whether you are an overclocking enthusiast, or a computer novice, EasyTune6 provides the tools you need to quickly and effortlessly fine tune your system.


  • Smart Backup- Plug & Play Hardware RAID
    GIGABYTE's Smart Backup allows users to connect up to 4 Serial ATA devices for effortless RAID data protection. Dual onboard RAID controller chips automatically configure RAID setup without user intervention, making it easier than ever for users to enjoy enhanced data transfer performance, low CPU utilization, real-time backup on-the-fly and protection against HDD failure.
  • DualBIOS™ - Patented Dual Hardware BIOS Protection
    DualBIOS™ is a GIGABYTE patented technology that automatically recovers BIOS data when main BIOS has crashed or failed. Featuring 2 physical BIOS ROMs integrated onboard, GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ allows quick and seamless recovery from BIOS damage or failure due to viruses or improper BIOS updating.
  • Onboard Diagnostic LEDs - Hardware Troubleshoot at a Glance

    7 Onboard LEDs controlled by the system BIOS indicate if a malfunction is occurring, allowing users to directly see where the problem is occurring, so they can quickly take question.
  • Onboard ACPI LEDs - Power Status Indicators to avoid improper hardware removal
    The Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) gives the operating system direct control over the power management. There are 4 embedded LEDs onboard to indicate system power status to prevent potential H/W damage due to improper plug/unplug actions.
  • Onboard Quick Switches
    Onboard Power, Clear CMOS and Reset buttons allow for quick and easy tweaking for power users working in an in chassis environment.
  • Ultra Durable 2 -Designed with Top Quality Highly Efficient Components


    Ultra Cooling - Low RDS(on) MOSFET Design
    Low RDS(on) MOSFETs specially designed to produce lower switching resistance for faster electric current charging and discharging.

    Ultra Cooling

    Low Power Loss - Ferrite Core Choke Design
    Ferrite core chokes comprised of a compound of iron oxide and other metal elements whose properties hold energy much longer than common iron core at high frequency.

    Low Power Loss





    Longer Life - All-Solid Capacitor Design
    Solid capacitors contain a solid organic polymer, while electrolytic capacitors use a common liquid electrolyte, hence, the terms solid capacitor versus electrolytic capacitors.

    Longer Life

  • 50,000 Hours Japanese Solid Capacitors
    GIGABYTE Ultra Durable motherboards are equipped with solid capacitors developed by leading Japanese manufacturers. With an average lifespan of 50,000 hours, these solid capacitors provide the stability, reliability and longevity essential to meet the power needs of high-end processors and other components running today's most demanding applications and games...more


    * 50000 hours of work time is calculated at 85℃ ambient temperature.
* 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.
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* 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.