GIGABYTE launched Intel new mainstream chipset, P45+ICH10, in June.
The naming rule still continued DS3/DS4/DQ6, and also added the new EXTREME series.
Since GIGABYTE announced Ultra Durable 3, the new naming rule is UD3 series.
This spec starts from P45 chipset. The UD3 has 3 models, UD3/UD3R/UD3P, which are sorted by price.
The board I got is GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P.
The difference to UD3R is that UD3P has Dual GbE LAN, 1 more PCI-e X8 and support ATI CrossFireX.
Take a look for packing first
Package emphasize UD3 technology, DDR2 1366+ and 2oz cooper PCB used
Backside also has detail function introduction
Manual and installation guide, cables, I/O shield, eSATA bracket.
Left Lower corner
1 X PCI-E X16(blue)
1 X PCI-E X8(orange which can run CrossFireX X8+X8 with blue slot)
3 X PCI-E X1
2 X PCI
Realtek 8111C LAN chip supports Teaming technology
Realtek ALC889A supports 7.1 channel and High Definition Audio. It also has Dolby simulation function by dual channel sound.
Right Lower corner
6 X SATAII( SB ICH10R provided. It supports SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10)
2 X SATAII(JMicron 368 provided)
1 X Floppy
Dual BIOS protection
Right Upper corner
4 X DIMM DDR2, supports 800/1066/1366 and 1366 is special spec.
1 X IDE(JMicron 368 provided)
24Pin power in
CPU VRM is 6 phase and support DES advanced.
The latest VRD11.1 can bring Intel E0 stepping CPU energy saving into full play.
8 X USB 2.0
2 X RJ-45 LAN
1 X S/PDIF fiber/coaxial
1 X IEEE 1394a