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Intel DG45ID Intel G45 Express Motherboard Review

Intel DG45ID Intel G45 Express Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: ntel's also been a little more playful lately, and have upgraded the on-board graphics capabilities of the DG45ID as well. Intel's updated GMA X4500HD graphics now supports high-definition video acceleration, as well as better 2D and 3D graphics support and an HDMI output capable of carrying video and audio.
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External Mfg. Website: Intel Apr 27 2009   Julian Apong  
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The Intel DG45ID is equipped with one PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot for a discrete graphics card, a 32-bit PCI and pair of x1 PCI Express slots for peripherals. Only solid state aluminum capacitors are used.


Six 3.0Gb/s SATA II ports are tucked into the corner of the motherboard, beside three USB headers, one firewire and the motherboard's front panel header. The six SATA II ports are powered by Intel's ICH10R southbridge, and support RAID 0, 1 5 and 10. An eSATA bracket can be plugged into one of these jacks. The Intel ICH10R is hidden behind a small passive heatsink.


The Intel DG45ID motherboard supports up to 4GB of DDR2 memory, at speeds of 667/800/1066MHz. The memory capacity with 64-bit versions of Windows is 8GB.


The DG45ID can run its FSB at 800/1066/1333 FSB, with support for most of Intel's socket 775 processor line.


Like most motherboard manufacturers, Intel has opted to use passive heatsinks on the DG45ID. It's best to pair this motherboard with some form of active CPU cooling or a system fan in order to keep the northbridge and southbridge cool.


The DG45ID can support both DVI and HDMI output. DVI has a maximum resolution of 2560x1600, while HDMI can output at up to 1920x1080 resolution while carrying audio output.

Let's take a quick look at the BIOS and then it's off to the benches!

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Contents of Article: Intel DG45ID
 Pg 1.  Intel DG45ID Intel G45 Express Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  High Definition Video via G45 Express
 Pg 3.  — Motherboard Highlights Photo Gallery
 Pg 4.  BIOS Options and Motherboard Power Draw
 Pg 5.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SYSmark 2007 Preview
 Pg 6.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2008 - Processor
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sandra - Memory
 Pg 8.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage
 Pg 9.  Motherboard IGP Benchmarks: 3DMark06, 3DMark Vantage
 Pg 10.  Motherboard IGP Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 11.  Intel X4500HD Graphics - Sooth HD Playback?

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