Gigabyte EP45C-DS3R has other important features. As previously mentioned, all electrolytic capacitors used on the motherboard are solid from a Japanese manufacturer, which avoids the infamous capacitor leakage problem. The voltage regulator circuit is equipped with ferrite chokes, which causes 25% less energy loss compared to traditional iron coils, MOSFET transistors with low RDS(on) (low current leakage), which means less power consuption and less heat generation. Furthermore, this circuit uses a four-phase design, which generates less heat, has a greater lifespan and offers a cleaner power to processor than "common" three-stage regulators. For a better understanding of the importance of such design, read our Everything You Need to Know About the Motherboard Voltage Regulator Circuit tutorial.
Also, as we have mentioned in this article introduction, the main point of this motherboard’s marketing is the "2 oz. copper inner layer" feature, meanining the power layers are twice as thick than competing motherboards. Therefore the electrical resistance of these lines is divided by two, which reduces the heat produced by the board, improves efficiency and increases the chances of a successful overclock.
The accessory set that accompanies the motherboard is very simple: user manual, quick installation guide
, driver CD, SATA, IDE and floppy cables, rear I/O plate and a sticker.