Monday, March 1st 2010

ECS Announces A890GXM Series Motherboards

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) launches the latest AMD 890GX chipsets based motherboard family supporting AMD next generation 6-Core CPU with the best visual experience for users. ECS A890GXM-AU and A890GXM-A are powered by ATI Radeon HD 4290 IGP with “ECS 4most Display Design” providing HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI and D-Sub connectors on the rear panel providing great convenience to meet both home entertainment and gaming requirement. For home entertainment, A890GXM-AU and A890GXM-A motherboards bring Full HD 1080P video experience.

For gamers, A890GXM-AU and A890GXM-A support Microsoft DirectX 10.1 with stunning 3D effects. The on-board SidePort DDR3 1333 memory is a great plus on graphics for gamers. It enhances the gaming experience by ATI Hybrid Graphics technology with no doubt. In addition, A890GXM-AU and A890GXM-A assist with ATI CrossFireX technology giving hardcore gamers magnified gaming performance.

A890GXM-AU and A890GXM-A comes with user friendly technologies:
  • ECS eBLU: ECS easy BIOS Live Update Utility which benefits users with easy on-line link the latest BIOS for right model.
  • SATA 6.0Gbps: provides 2 times faster than previous data transfer rate.
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0: breakthrough the bottle neck of system performance up to 5Gbps data-transfer rate.
  • ECS Qooltech III: comes with twin-heat-pipe cooling solution, which provides a stable working environment when system is on.
  • ECS 15 μ Gold Contact: offers 3 times extra protection to secure the motherboard stabilities and durability
  • ECS Easy Button, Easy Clear and Easy Debug: designs offer an easy way to enjoy boosting system performance without pain.
  • All solid capacitors and lower RDS(on) MOSFET: improves up to 50% efficiency and lower temperatures by 16%.
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8 Comments on ECS Announces A890GXM Series Motherboards

#1
DirectorC
See I love ECS and they make solid budget boards and even decent performance boards these days but moves like putting out two boards without USB 3 support are their downfall.
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#2
TIGR
Specs aside, anyone have comments/expectations/insights about the qiality of these boards? I haven't built with ECS for a while.
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#3
aj28
ECS should send me their press releases before releasing them to the press. Five dollars a pop and I'll fix all the lame non-english commentary like "offers 3 times extra protection to secure the motherboard stabilities and durability."

That said, I am quite fond of their BE equipment, which comes in at a fair price for what you're getting. If they put out an mATX version of the above board, I'd be all over it. What's up with the green one though? Has AMD downgraded the GX? It looks more like an 860V board than anything else...
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#4
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
by: btarunr

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A890GXM-AU and A890GXM-A comes with user friendly technologies:
  • ECS eBLU: ECS easy BIOS Live Update Utility which benefits users with easy on-line link the latest BIOS for right model.
  • SATA 6.0Gbps: provides 2 times faster than previous data transfer rate.
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0: breakthrough the bottle neck of system performance up to 5Gbps data-transfer rate.
  • ECS Qooltech III: comes with twin-heat-pipe cooling solution, which provides a stable working environment when system is on.
  • ECS 15 μ Gold Contact: offers 3 times extra protection to secure the motherboard stabilities and durability
  • ECS Easy Button, Easy Clear and Easy Debug: designs offer an easy way to enjoy boosting system performance without pain.
  • All solid capacitors and lower RDS(on) MOSFET: improves up to 50% efficiency and lower temperatures by 16%.
http://www.techpowerup.com/img/10-03-01/3a_thm.jpg
It does include USB 3.0.

Edit: these look like mATX boards unless its just the pictures. The Black Edition one looks nice, but I agree the green one is old school crapfest color.
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#5
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Ive never really been a ECS fan. every product i have gotten worked good but was very tight on accessories like sata/overclocking/upgrade ability.
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#6
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
never dealt with ECS myself, that I know of. Ive used MSI, Gigabyte, and Asus and have loved all three.

Now if Corsair starts making motherboards, whoah nelly!
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#7
M3T4LM4N222
by: brandonwh64
Ive never really been a ECS fan. every product i have gotten worked good but was very tight on accessories like sata/overclocking/upgrade ability.
Same here, no problem running everything stock, but overclocking is horrible on th ECS boards i've used.

by: WarEagleAU
never dealt with ECS myself, that I know of. Ive used MSI, Gigabyte, and Asus and have loved all three.
They are all very good, i've owned 2 ASUS boards, 2 Gigabyte boards and 1 MSI board. I consider them all top tier. In fact ECS is really the only company I don't consider for motherboards when I am looking at a main build (Aside from JetWay)
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#8
RuskiSnajper
For the people who can't afford more , this is a good board , my bro's first PC had an ECS , everything fine , worked stock ok , he didn't overclock ofcourse he didn't know how to , i did a little but only on my pc anyways so , the board ran like 5 years of game hammering and runs still today if i turn it on on this old system :) On the note that it wasn't nearly as new at day of purchase , it was a PC for like some $450 in the 2005

So , It has good value for buck id say and quite good for normal consumer. (to them those bragging points about all what you get does really mean a lot to them , so , even if the article talks like this being a better board than any other , it clear what it targets)

But ESC Buttons , THIS has to be a joke, i need those button on gigabyte and they only have it on TOP intel and AMD boards which I won't spend like 200+ on a board cause I don't need that extra OCing headroom , but ESC making this on consumer level , that's really great , so I think this board , especially the black one is a really good deal , especially if you want a quick good but still afordable pc for your gf , yu right picking one of these :)
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