Hardware Logic writes: "Gigabyte didn't always have the reputation it enjoys now, and it's not uncommon to see the company's motherboards being used in overclocking records and other high-end endeavors. Equally impressive to its growth in the enthusiast sector is Gigabyte's commitment to power savings. Nearly every new slice of silicon from Gigabyte's headquarters comes decked out with energy saving technologies, an area of increasing concern among consumers looking to both take the edge off the power bill and remain environmentally conscious.
Today we look at one of Gigabyte's newest mid-range boards, the GA-EP45-DS3R motherboard. Like many before it, the EP45 touts Gigabyte's Ultra Durable 2 nomenclature, a set of technologies the company claims "can deliver dramatically lower temperature and longer system lifespan." Combined with several power saving features, Gigabyte has built up quite the spec sheet. Can the EP45 also deliver the performance?"