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Gigabyte Special Prize Give-Away September 2008

Gigabyte Special Prize Give-Away September 2008
« on: September 04, 2008, 11:30:12 am »
Gigabyte Special Prize Give-Away September 2008


Gigabyte are giving everyone a chance to win a fantastic motherboard - the Gigabyte GA-EP45-Extreme motherboard. All we ask you to do, is to register at the Gigabyte forums ...  HERE. Registration is completely FREE.



Win yourself a Gigabyte GA-EP45-Extreme motherboard




Here are the rules:

- Read the official press release on the Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS5 motherboard below.
- There will be 3 simple questions which we will ask.
- Post your answers via PM to Nucleus
- Closing date will be on the 29th September 2008
- Winners wil be announced on the 30th September 2008
- Entrants must correctly answer all 3 questions to qualify
- Winners will be drawn randomly
- Prizes are not exchangeable/redeemable
- Prizes subject to availability and subject to change without notice



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Taipei, Taiwan, June, 2008 – GIGABYTE UNITED INC., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards is proud to announce its GA-EP45-DS5 motherboards have both won a "Best Choice of COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 Award", an award recognized and given by an evaluation committee comprised of experts from the industry, academia, media, and government.

Based on the new Intel P45 chipset, GA-EP45-DS5 delivers a record setting 1600MHz Front Side Bus for the latest Intel® Core 2™ multi-core processors, including 45nm CPUs. With supporting dual channel DDR2 up to 1333+MHz, GA-EP45-DS5 motherboard provides the highest levels of performance and maximum overclocking potential. In additional, GA-EP45-DS5 is further equipped to support ATI CrossFireX™ Technology with dual PCI Express 2.0 x8 interfaces, delivering double the PCI Express bandwidth of 5 Gbit/s for the ultimate in extreme gaming performance. GA-EP45-DS5 delivers several advanced GIGABYTE innovations including the DES Advanced, Ultra Durable 2, Ultra TPM design which provide optimized power savings, ultra cooling and ultra secure data protection.

Smaller, Faster and More Efficient
GA-EP45-DS5 motherboards paired with Intel 45nm CPUs deliver the very best platform for multitasking, multimedia and high performance gaming. Not only do GIGABYTE's latest motherboards based on Intel Eaglelake chipsets all support Intel's new generation, 45nm multi-core processors.

Dual Channel DDR2 1333+
Experience the advanced technology of DDR2 1333+ memory, featuring faster speeds and higher data bandwidth, which delivers superior performance for the most demanding applications. * Please refer "Memory Support List" for memory support information

ATI CrossFireX
With support for ATI CrossFireX, GIGABYTE pushes the envelope once again by delivering highly optimized performance and flexibility demanded by power users and extreme gaming enthusiasts. Designed to provide unmatched multi-GPU support with dual PCI Express connectivity, the GA-EP45-DS5 allows users to take advantage of the ultra smooth 3D rendering, blazing-fast frame rates and enhanced visual quality possible with a dual graphics card solution.

Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced
GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced provides better energy saving capabilities and enhanced system performance. GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced is the world's only motherboard energy saving technology with hardware-based Dynamic 6-Gear* Switching. With support for VRD 11.1, GIGABYTE’s DES Advanced allows the motherboard to switch to 1 Gear phase switching during idle, allowing for a dramatic increase in power savings.

GIGABYTE has also retooled Dynamic Energy Saver to allow overclockers to experience the benefits of multi-gear power phase switching while overclocking, providing ultra stable, ultra smooth overclocking performance.
* The 6-Gear feature may vary by model. Gear 1 phase switching requires 45nm processors with PSI signal enabled.


Ultra TPM
 - Industry’s highest level of data Security via onboard TPM (Trusted Platform Module)
 - Maximum level of data protection with 2048 bit encryption
 - Security, manageability and flexibility that surpasses software-based encryption
 - Portable User Key to protect data when away from your system
 - Additional backup of user key in BIOS in case of misplaced key


Ultra Durable 2 -Designed with Top Quality Highly Efficient Components

Ultra Cooling - Low RDS(on) MOSFET Design
Low RDS(on) MOSFETs specially designed to produce lower switching resistance for faster electric current charging and discharging.

Low Power Loss - Ferrite Core Choke Design
 Ferrite core chokes comprised of a compound of iron oxide and other metal elements whose properties hold energy much longer than common iron core at high frequency.

Longer Life - All-Solid Capacitor Design
 Solid capacitors contain a solid organic polymer, while electrolytic capacitors use a common liquid electrolyte, hence, the terms solid capacitor versus electrolytic capacitors.

Hardware Overvoltage Control ICs
Hardware Overvoltage Control ICs which provide more voltage control options than before for the CPU North Bridge and memory. The overvoltage controllers also provide hardware linear real-time voltage control. In addition, Hardware Overvoltage Controller ICs also allow for much finer voltage control, allowing power users to adjust voltage in as little increments as 20mV for better overclocking performance.


For additional information about the GA-EP45-DS5 motherboards, please visit the GIGABYTE website at: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2837

You can also read a FULL review of the Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS5 motherboard @ CPU3D




OK ... now here are the questions.

1. What does TPM stand for?

2. What's the highest DDR2 speed this motherboard will support?

3. How many gears does the DES Advanced feature?




Remember ...

- Register at the Gigabyte forums ... Registration is completely FREE.
- Read the official press release on the Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS5 motherboard above.
- There will be 3 simple questions which we will ask (see above).
- Post your answers via PM to Nucleus
- Closing date will be on the 29th September 2008
- Winners wil be announced on the 30th September 2008
- Entrants must correctly answer all 3 questions to qualify
- Winners will be drawn randomly
- Prizes are not exchangeable/redeemable
- Prizes subject to availability and subject to change without notice



GOOD LUCK !!
« Last Edit: May 20, 2009, 11:44:32 am by runn3R »

Re: Gigabyte Special Prize Give-Away September 2008
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2008, 01:25:31 pm »
Is it supposed to read TPM or TMP in the question?

Nucleus: It's TPM ... it's now changed thanks.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2008, 01:36:35 pm by Nucleus »

Re: Gigabyte Special Prize Give-Away September 2008
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2008, 10:27:35 pm »
I want to have a go at that TPM stuff, seen the option to enable it in windows vista but never got around to it.

In the event a motherboard or TPM unit went faulty would you lose all the data encrypted.

I would imagen there would be a way to backup the key for data recovery?

Re: Gigabyte Special Prize Give-Away September 2008
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2008, 06:21:51 pm »
I'm going to enter, got nothing to lose

Ice Tea

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Re: Gigabyte Special Prize Give-Away September 2008
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2008, 10:18:09 am »
Hi Nucleus

Can you let me know if you got my entry as the PRV message doesn't have a sent folder.

Thanks

Re: Gigabyte Special Prize Give-Away September 2008
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2008, 01:38:16 pm »
Ice Tea ... Your answer have been received! ... Thanks

Ice Tea

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Re: Gigabyte Special Prize Give-Away September 2008
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2008, 11:39:42 pm »
Thanks :)

Re: Gigabyte Special Prize Give-Away September 2008
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2008, 03:15:43 pm »
REMINDER: Competition Closing on the 29th September

 ... So hurry and submit your answers via PM to me ...

Re: Gigabyte Special Prize Give-Away September 2008
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2008, 06:54:29 pm »
Well I've sent my entry for this contest. Hopefully Nucleus has received my PM :-)
It's that last day for entering... but I've been quite busy at work, so I saw on the frontpage of CPU3D that it's the last day for entering.
Good luck to everyone

Re: Gigabyte Special Prize Give-Away September 2008
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2008, 12:44:01 pm »
Announcement: Competition is NOW Closed.


Winners will be announced later today.

Here's the list of eligible entrants ...

aservais
brajko2
oderbang
tml09
bouncy
Sheeples
Defaye 
R3G1m3nT4L
russell
hfangeles
Ice Tea
awestruck
noor98
Preben
bobb
kimohw
oclocker
tkngenius
mynamehere
AntiHeroUK
mohdlutfiabdrazak
Electronicus
stuartchapman
Papa_Shango
RoBe
hallo51
yehuda
sonnie
Blazer
Cupra
Gman426
danshyu
Niveus
zooinahat
tonschk
mjsmith
tonpal
bottlnut
CozaMcCoza
Skyboat
chiwong
starboykb
Darkmessiah
Rhys
Shogan

Good Luck
« Last Edit: September 29, 2008, 12:55:29 pm by Nucleus »

Re: Gigabyte Special Prize Give-Away September 2008
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2008, 10:32:05 am »
We have picked a WINNER ... The winner of the Gigabyte Special Prize Give-Away September 2008 is ...



Niveus


Congratulations and WELL DONE !!!


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Please PM your address to Nucleus so that Gigabyte can send you the prizes


Thank you all for those who have entered ...
« Last Edit: October 03, 2008, 11:15:19 am by Nucleus »