iP45 and P45

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  1. TheLindenator

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    Im ordering a motherboard tonight.
    I was going to order from scan here Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3P, iP45 Express, S775, PCI-E 2.0x16, DDR2 1066/1200/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX - Scan.co.uk

    But its not in stock.
    So I looked on Ebuyer
    and they have 2 different types.
    The P45 Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 P45 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard - Ebuyer
    And the iP45 Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3P iP45 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard - Ebuyer

    Anyone know what the difference is as the P45 is £5 cheaper?

    Thanks,
     
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    The i just means it's an Intel platform, it's redundant on the P45 but it's used for some AMD/Nvidia chipsets that have versions for both AMD and Intel processors.

    The different models correspond to the P on the end of one, it may be something like that version comes with a PATA slot.

    EDIT: Here the comparison between the two on gigabyte's website: http://www.giga-byte.com/Products/Motherboard/Products_ComparisonSheet.aspx?ProductID=2843,2841

    The P appears to swap one PCI slot for a PCI-E 4x slot, provides 2xeSATA, has RAID functionality and a different cooling system. Unless you need 2 PCI slots I'd say the P looks like the one to go for.
     
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    Ahh Thanks a tonne!
    Ill go for the DS3P then, Its £5 after all :smashin:
     

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