The Intel 945G Express Chipset features the integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 950, which provides smooth playback of video, plus bright clear output for photos and other content. Several display types are supported, including High Definition TV (HDTV) and digital flat panels. Eight-channel audio is also supported, which enables 7.1 surround sound common with home theatre systems.
The Socket 775 945G-M3 M/B is optimised for Dual Core Pentium D processors. A Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s interface offers fast HDD storage. One PCI-Express x16 slot and one PCI-Express x 1 slot are provided, along with one IDE ATA100, eight USB 2.0 ports, IEEE1394a and Gigabit Ethernet. Four slots for up to 4 GB of Dual Channel DDR2 667 memory is available.
The 945G-M3 is available in Europe now at a RRP of 85 euro ex VAT.