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ECS P45T-A Intel P45 Express Motherboard Review

ECS P45T-A Intel P45 Express Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: There were something like 370 different variations of the Intel P45 motherboard introduced at Computex 2008 this year when Intel unveiled its 4-series chipset family. That's a lot of motherboard to choose from - pick the ECS P45T-A to save time and money.
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External Mfg. Website: ECS Aug 19 2008   Max Page  
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The ECS P45T-A motherboard has two PCI Express x16 slots. One graphics card gets x16, while two videocards in Crossfire split that into x8/x8. Further expansion includes two PCI Express x1 slots, two 32 bit PCI slots, an IDE and FDD. Headers are located along the bottom of motherboard so they're out of the way, but no brackets are supplied.


Physical power/reset buttons, six SATA 2.0, one IDE, and three USB2.0 headers. The Intel ICH10R is cooled by a small passive heatsink.


The ECS P45T-A has four DDR2 memory slots, these accommodate 2GB memory modules for a max of 8GB RAM. Install pairs of memory in same the coloured slots for dual channel operation. A 24-pin main ATX power and 4-pin Auxiliary power cable supply power to the board.


Plenty of space around the Intel LGA775 Socket on the ECS P45T-A board. The passive aluminum Intel P45 Express chipset doesn't get very warm during operation. Power MOSFETs are not heatsinked.


The Intel ICH10R southbridge, in this case the board PCSTATS tested is pre-production.

Next PCSTATS will dive into BIOS and overclocking options, but first let's touch on the Intel P45 Express chipset and what it has to offer mainstream computer enthusiasts!

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Contents of Article: ECS P45T-A
 Pg 1.  ECS P45T-A Intel P45 Express Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Hands On Impressions
 Pg 3.  — Motherboard Highlights Gallery
 Pg 4.  Intel P45 Express and ICH10 Chipsets
 Pg 5.  Overclocking Test Report, Test System Specs
 Pg 6.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sysmark 2007
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sandra XII 2008 Processor
 Pg 8.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sandra XII 2008 Memory
 Pg 9.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage
 Pg 10.  Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage, 3DMark06, Super PI
 Pg 11.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Quake 4, FEAR & Conclusions

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