“You know those motherboards that carry features nobody wants, at a price nobody cares to pay? They have stuff you’ve never hear of, mysterious applets that you access before the board even posts, and they’re touted as revolutionary?
This isn’t one of those boards, but it could have been.
The difference is the price. The Gigabyte GA-EP45T-Extreme costs about 2/3 of what one of those Swiss army boards runs for, and the features it packs are actually useful. It’s a rare type of motherboard indeed, and worth a lingering and longing stare from anyone who considers himself a computer guru.”
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- ASUS Rampage Extreme Motherboard & Extreme Overclocking Review @ Hardware Canucks
- MSI P45 Platinum @ InsideHW
- Gigabyte X48T-DQ6 Motherboard @ t-break
- ASUS Maximus II Formula Motherboard Review @ HardwareLogic
- GIGABYTE EP45-Extreme Motherboard @ Tweaktown
- ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe / Mempipe Motherboard @ Digit-Life
- Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6 P45 Motherboard Review @ Hardware Canucks
- MSI X48 Platinum @ Pure Overclock
- FoxConn A7DA-S (AMD 790GX) mainboard @ Guru of 3D
When Extremetech reviewed the Gigabyte GA-EP45T-Extreme they found a lot to like about it. Full support for up to 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 out of the box, and supporting 1900MHz with a little tinkering on an overclock. It also sports onboard 7.1 sound with plenty of output options and 6 SATA connections. The board wasn’t perfect, they ran into a small barrier which was eventually hurdled and didn’t stop them from heartily recommending this board.