Originally Posted by PCCstudent
Since these power phase questions came up I tried to find out where the Gigabyte EP45-UD3P sits. Most boards proudly display this info on the box, all I am finding about the EP45-UD3P is that it uses "6 gear technology". All I found out about 6 gear technology is low level sales type talk. Is a EP45-UD3P in the 8+2 class or is this even a term that can be applied to this board? I suspect that when GigaByte refers to 6 gear technology it is not the same thing as 8+2 or 4+1 as 6 gear appears to be a power saving feature not a feature about how power is distributed. I do see the EP45-UD3P is rated for 135W cpu's so something must be going on here.
Judging from pictures, the EP45-UD3P is six phase. A quick Google search confirms this.
But, uh, it's an Intel board.