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Intel 945P Motherboards from Gigabyte - Dual Core Compared

By: Cameron Johnson | Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Oct 12, 2005 4:00 am

Final Thoughts


Overall the Intel 945 chipset platform is definitely a good replacement for both the I925XE and the I915 series. It's up to the manufacturer to put it to good use, and Gigabyte has done that with both these motherboards.


- GA-8I945P Pro Final Thoughts


Gigabyte's first I945 motherboard is a great option for someone looking for a cheap board with great features, sweet layout and fantastic overclocking options.


Overall we have no great complaints against this motherboard and it competes very well against the more expensive ASUS I955x motherboard.


- Pros


Fast performer


Good overclocking support


Firewire-B support


Additional IDE RAID


- Cons


No Additional SATA


- Latest Pricing


Gigabyte GA-8I945P Pro Motherboard


Rating - 8 out of 10


- GA-8I945P Dual Graphic


This is the ultimate for motherboard enthusiasts who want maximum support for multiple monitors without breaking the bank.


Firewire-B, IDE RAID and Dual PCI-E graphics ports make this motherboard a must have I945 also at a good price compared to more expensive I955x motherboard.


- Pros


Fast Performer


Good overclocking support






Dual PCI-E x16 ports for up to four monitors


- Cons


No SLI or Crossfire support (yet)


Rating - 9 out of 10


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