Released September, 2008
The Pros:No wasted space on legacy connections like PS/2 keyboard/mouse ports. AMD CrossFireX dual-GPU support.
The Cons:Inconsistent performance--crashes frequently on high CPU load, ACPI S3 often fails to work. Not stable enough to overclock at all. Memory timings and CPU voltage must be set manually.
The DP45SG is an ATX-form desktop motherboard from Intel, based on the Intel P45 chipset architecture. The DP45SG supports up to 8GB of DDR3 1333+ SDRAM, and has an LGA775 socket capable of using both Intel Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme.
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The board uses dual x16 PCI-E slots for graphical options, and is ATI CrossfireX-certified. The DP45SG features Intel 7.1-Channel HD audio and a gigabit LAN controller. The southbridge is an Intel ICH10R, featuring 12 USB 2.0 ports, 6 SATA-3Gb/s connectors, and 3 PCI slots. For further information, please see the Intel P45 Chipset report.
- Northbridge: Intel P45
- Southbridge: Intel ICH10R
- Socket: LGA775
- Memory Support: Up to 8GB DDR2 1333+ SDRAM
- Graphics Options: 2 x16 PCI-E
- Audio: 7.1-Channel HD Audio
- 12 USB 2.0 Ports, 2 PCI Slots, 6 SATA-3Gb/s Connectors
- Gigabit LAN Connection
- Size: 29.4cm x 24.3cm
User Reviews (1)
No wasted space on legacy connections like PS/2 keyboard/mouse ports.
AMD CrossFireX dual-GPU support.
Inconsistent performance--crashes frequently on high CPU load, ACPI S3 often fails to work.
Not stable enough to overclock at all.
Memory timings and CPU voltage must be set manually.
Onboard heat sinks look ancient and unreliable.
Limited number of USB headers.
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