Gigabyte EG45M-UD2H motherboard review

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Features and Specifications

Features and Specifications (courtesy of Gigabyte)

Benefits of 2 oz Copper Design
Doubling the amount of copper provides a more effective thermal cooling solution by delivering a more efficient spreading of heat from critical areas of the motherboard such as the CPU power zone throughout the entire PCB. In fact, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 motherboards are able to deliver up to 50°C cooler working temperatures than traditional motherboards.

Offering the Latest Platform Support and Connectivity Options The GIGABYTE GA-EG45M-UD2H supports the powerful and energy efficient Intel multi-core processors up to FSB 1600MHz (by OC), including the latest Intel 45nm processors, and also offer support for high speed DDR2 1066 (by OC) memory, making them the highest value Microsoft® Window Vista Premium capable motherboards available. Utilizing a 4 phase power design featuring Japanese Solid Capacitors from leading manufacturers, Ferrite Core Chokes and Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs, users are ensured maximum upgradability through its future-proof design and longer system durability.

Providing an exceptional high-definition multimedia experience, the GIGABYTE GA-EG45M-UD2H is equipped with a wide range of connectivity options including D-sub and DVI, as well as support for HDMI. In addition to featuring support for Intel® Clear Video technology for unprecedented picture clarity and smooth video playback, the GA-EG45M-UD2H allows for playback of HD content up to 1080P, with full support for HDCP for Blu-Ray HD content.

HDMI-The Next Generation Multimedia Interface
HDMI is the latest High-Definition Multimedia Interface able to provide up to 5Gb/s video transmitting bandwidth and 8-channel high quality audio all through a single cable. Able to transmit superior, uncompressed digital video and audio, HDMI ensures the crispest rendering of digital content up to 1080p without the quality losses associated with analog interfaces and their digital-to-analog conversion. In addition, HDMI is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), allowing the playback of Blu-ray/HD DVD and other protected media content.

106dB SNR ALC889A Audio Controller
GIGABYTE GA-EG45M-UD2H motherboards are also equipped with the built-in High-Definition 7.1 + 2 channel Realtek ALC889A sound chip, whose 106dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) significantly reduces noise during signal transmission and supports Blu-ray playback for an exhilarating home theater entertainment experience.

Other GA-EG45UM-UD2H Features

- GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced

GIGABYTE's Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced (DES) has once again proven itself as the industry leading energy saving technology, featuring improved algorithms that provide a more accurate power saving calculation, better energy saving capabilities and enhanced system performance. GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced is the worlds only motherboard energy saving technology with hardware-based Dynamic 4-Gear* Switching. With support for VRD 11.1, GIGABYTEs DES Advanced allows the motherboard to switch to 1 Gear phase switching during idle, allowing for a dramatic increase in power savings.

50,000 Hour Japanese Solid Capacitors
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 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 meet the power needs of high-end processors and other components running todays most demanding applications and games.

Dual BIOS- 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.

Dolby Home Theater®
In addition, GIGABYTE has also included the powerful Dolby Home Theater® suite of audio technologies, which deliver a vivid surround sound listening experience for music, movies, and games using two to eight speakers or any set of headphones. Designed to automatically deliver the best possible listening experience, Dolby Home Theater® includes Dolby Pro Logic IIx for maximum surround sound expansion, Dolby Headphone and Sound Space Expander for a virtualized audio experience, and Natural Bass enhancement for the richest quality sound.


Brand document.write(neg_specification_newline('GIGABYTE')); GIGABYTE
Model document.write(neg_specification_newline('GA-EG45M-UD2H')); GA-EG45M-UD2H
Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type document.write(neg_specification_newline('LGA 775')); LGA 775
CPU Type document.write(neg_specification_newline('Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo / Pentium Dual-Core / Celeron')); Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo / Pentium Dual-Core / Celeron
FSB document.write(neg_specification_newline('1600(O.C.)/1333/1066/800 MHz')); 1600(O.C.)/1333/1066/800 MHz
North Bridge document.write(neg_specification_newline('Intel G45')); Intel G45
South Bridge document.write(neg_specification_newline('Intel ICH10R')); Intel ICH10R
Number of Memory Slots document.write(neg_specification_newline('4×240pin')); 4×240pin
Memory Standard document.write(neg_specification_newline('DDR2 1066(O.C.)/800/667')); DDR2 1066(O.C.)/800/667
Maximum Memory Supported document.write(neg_specification_newline('16GB')); 16GB
Channel Supported document.write(neg_specification_newline('Dual Channel')); Dual Channel
Expansion Slots
PCI Express 2.0 x16 document.write(neg_specification_newline('1')); 1
PCI Express x1 document.write(neg_specification_newline('1')); 1
PCI Slots document.write(neg_specification_newline('2')); 2
Storage Devices
PATA document.write(neg_specification_newline('1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max')); 1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max
SATA 3Gb/s document.write(neg_specification_newline('5')); 5
SATA RAID document.write(neg_specification_newline('0/1/5/10')); 0/1/5/10
Onboard Audio
Audio Chipset document.write(neg_specification_newline('Realtek ALC889A')); Realtek ALC889A
Audio Channels document.write(neg_specification_newline('8 Channels')); 8 Channels
Onboard LAN
LAN Chipset document.write(neg_specification_newline('Realtek 8111DL')); Realtek 8111DL
Max LAN Speed document.write(neg_specification_newline('10/100/1000Mbps')); 10/100/1000Mbps
Rear Panel Ports
PS/2 document.write(neg_specification_newline('1')); 1
Video Ports document.write(neg_specification_newline('D-Sub + DVI')); D-Sub + DVI
HDMI document.write(neg_specification_newline('1 x HDMI')); 1 x HDMI
USB document.write(neg_specification_newline('6 x USB 2.0')); 6 x USB 2.0
IEEE 1394 document.write(neg_specification_newline('1 x IEEE 1394a')); 1 x IEEE 1394a
eSATA document.write(neg_specification_newline('1 x eSATA 3Gb/s')); 1 x eSATA 3Gb/s
S/PDIF Out document.write(neg_specification_newline('1 x Optical')); 1 x Optical
Audio Ports document.write(neg_specification_newline('6 Ports')); 6 Ports
Onboard USB
Onboard USB document.write(neg_specification_newline('6 x USB 2.0')); 6 x USB 2.0
Onboard 1394
Onboard 1394 document.write(neg_specification_newline('1x 1394a')); 1x 1394a
Physical Spec
Form Factor document.write(neg_specification_newline('Micro ATX')); Micro ATX
Dimensions document.write(neg_specification_newline('24.4cm x 24.4cm')); 24.4cm x 24.4cm
Power Pin document.write(neg_specification_newline('24 Pin')); 24 Pin

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