Released January, 2010
The Pros:One of the few motherboards to offer USB 3.0 support at the moment. General layout of the motherboard is well laid out, easy to work with. Compatible with a wide array of components, very few incompatibilities.
The Cons:Frequent quality issues reported, arrives with reduced functionality of some kind. Tends to run hot, need to ensure very good cooling system is used. Incapable of SLI/Crossfire setup, just the one high-speed slot.
The GA-EP43T-USB3 is a desktop computer motherboard from Gigabyte that offers a step-up from the company's GA-EP43T-UD3L model. Featuring USB 3.0 connectivity for data transfer rates up to 5 gigabytes-per-second, this model features increased bus power through "3x Power Boost" technology.
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WHQL qualification enables full integration of all Windows' 7 series operating systems, with "Ultra Durable 3" copper-cooling construction reducing heat levels in critical areas of the unit for maximum performance. DDR3 1600+ memory modules can be installed for up to 16 gigabytes of working memory, providing latency free playback of high-definiton movies and video games. Gigabyte's EasyTune 6 management software enables users to achieve maximum system performance through a wide variety of customizable settings, with one-click overclocking available for optimal bandwidth settings. Intel has also included its "High Definition Audio" system for 8-channel support of high-definition audio, with simultaneous separate streaming available for multi-room content support. On/off charging allows users to charge Mp3 players, cellular phones and other bus-powered USB devices even the device is powered down, with more power available when the central unit is in standby mode. The GA-EP43T-USB3 also features DualBIOS patented dual-hardware protection for physical mirroring and file recovery in the case of system crash, failure or other unforeseen issue.
- USB 3.0 connectivity
- 3x USB Power Boost technology
- Windows 7 compatible
- Ultra Durable 3 construction
- DDR3 memory support
- Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced technology
- One-clock overclocking
- EasyTune 6 management software
- DualBIOS hardware protection
- Intel High Definition Audio system
- On/Off charging
User Reviews (1)
one of the few motherboards to offer USB 3.0 support at the moment
general layout of the motherboard is well laid out, easy to work with
compatible with a wide array of components, very few incompatibilities
easy general setup, no surprises or special settings required
frequent quality issues reported, arrives with reduced functionality of some kind
tends to run hot, need to ensure very good cooling system is used
incapable of SLI/Crossfire setup, just the one high-speed slot
temperature sensors frequently report numbers that don't match what's happening
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