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Monday, 23 May 2011 12:05

ECS Black Series A990FXM-A gets pixellized

Written by Slobodan Simic
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ECS' Black Series AM3+ motherboard

Following the recent showcase of Asus, MSI and Gigabyte AMD 990FX based motherboards, the guys from Donanimhaber managed to score a picture of ECS motherboard based on the same chipset, the ECS Black Series A990FXM-A.

Featuring prety much the same specs as all the other motherboard that were showcased earlier, the ECS is trying to stand out with the colour of its Black Series motherboard, or the lack of it to be precise. As far as the specs are concerned, you are looking at the AM3+ motherboard with AMD 990FX northbridge with four DDR3 DIMM slots with support for dual-channel DDR3-1866. It comes with three PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots working at x16/x16 or x16/x8/x8 mode with support for Nvidia's SLI and AMD's CrossfireX multi-GPU setups.

The A990FXM-A features six SATA 6Gbps wired from the southbridge as well as a single IDE and two eSATA ports from a 3rd party chip. The rest of the specs include integrated audio, bunch of USB 2.0 and four USB 3.0 prots, dual Gigabit Ethernet, on-board power/reset buttons, integrated Bluetooth, and much more.

The ECS A990FXM-A is scheduled to show up in mid-June as it is the case with all AMD 990FX based motherboards and Computex will surely be flooded with them. You can find more here.

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Last modified on Monday, 23 May 2011 14:04
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-41 #1 Terryble 2011-05-23 16:10
Wow...the Mobo design looks great....
particularly the colour scheme...

but...AMD?? Hmmm....i'll pass...
 
 
+12 #2 Twist3d1080 2011-05-23 17:08
You better of passing because its a ECS mobo, not because its an AMD platform. I'm not the biggest fan having experienced bad tech support and very infrequent driver / bios updates.
 
 
+3 #3 D31337Antics 2011-05-23 19:12
ECS boards may not be feature packed but they are pretty bullet proof as far as reliability goes. It is true they do not update drivers often and thats because they use reference designed chips so they rely on the manufacturer for drivers. The bios thing sometimes is an issue but the few times I have emailed them for a bios fix they have been happy to email me a new revision with the fixes requested. Glad to see them using a better design team these days, looks like an excellent board.
 
 
+8 #4 Twist3d1080 2011-05-23 20:38
Quoting D31337Antics:
ECS boards may not be feature packed but they are pretty bullet proof as far as reliability goes. It is true they do not update drivers often and thats because they use reference designed chips so they rely on the manufacturer for drivers. The bios thing sometimes is an issue but the few times I have emailed them for a bios fix they have been happy to email me a new revision with the fixes requested. Glad to see them using a better design team these days, looks like an excellent board.


I do agree about them being reliable I have a ECS K7 mobo that will easily boot at 210-215 fsb on air. That platform is like 8 years old now.
 
 
+3 #5 Hacksquad 2011-05-24 19:27
Yeah underestimating AMD, it's not another phenom II, i hope all the intel fans gonna run and hide from all the forums after bulldozer launch coz benchmark speaks for itself :P
 
 
+1 #6 hoohoo 2011-05-24 19:40
Would this be a sub $200 board? If so it looks very good. Dual x16 PCIe slots, Crossfire or SLI, yum!
 

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