Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: GA-EP45-UD3L vs Evga 122-CK-NF68-A1

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2009

    Default GA-EP45-UD3L vs Evga 122-CK-NF68-A1

    My current mobo the Evga 680i,122-ck-nf68-a1 has died after almost 2 years. I do not use raid, firewire or need a second pci-ex16.

    I was thinking about going with this Gigabyte mobo as my replacement. My question is, how will the performance at factory settings be with this mobo compared to my old Evga? I would assume it would be better, since its newer. But its also less than half the price. How does the P45 chip compare to the Nforce 680i.

    I will still be using all the components listed in my sig.


    I have 2 other computers with Gigabyte mobo and have been very happy with them.
    Last edited by terrya; 05-08-2009 at 08:02 AM.
    My Rig:
    Case: Thermaltake Mozart Tx
    CPU: Core 2 Duo E6600 Intel E6600
    Graphics Card: EVGA 8800GTX Superclocked
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2 X 250 GB
    Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint 3 X 500 GB
    Monitor: Hanns-G HG281 28" Widescreen 1080P
    Motherboard: EVGA nForce 680i SLI 122-CK-NF68-A1 "died after 22 months" Still deciding on new one.
    Power Supply: Silverstone ST1000 1000W
    RAM: G.Skill 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
    Water cooled by a Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultima
    with a Stealth cooler on the 8800GTX.

  2. #2
    profJim's Avatar
    profJim is offline Chief Munchkin + moderator
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Tacoma, WA. [USA]

    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3L vs Evga 122-CK-NF68-A1

    At stock settings, there won't be any difference in performance.
    Overclocking is a different matter entirely, with the EP45 being better.

    My original GA-N650SLI-DS4 was a good mobo, until the bios ate itself.
    The brand new replacement board was only stable up to 438MHz with my hardware.
    The only thing I miss with the N650 is the unlinked memory settings.

    My current mobo is a dream, absolutely no regrets.
    I think that Gigabyte is still offering a 3 year parts warranty.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts