Wednesday, April 21st 2010

ECS Readies Low Cost AMD 880G ATX Motherboard

ECS is ready with a low-cost ATX motherboard based on the upcoming AMD 880G chipset, the ECS A880GM-A2. The board uses a PCB nearly identical to that of the ECS IC890GXM-A, except for the skimpier heatsinks. The board features a simple 3+1 phase VRM which can power AM3 processors, including the Phenom II X6, with TDPs of up to 125W. Solid-state capacitors are used only for some important circuits. The 880G chipset embeds an ATI Radeon HD 4250 IGP, with 128 MB of DDR3 SidePort Memory. It supports dual-channel DDR3 memory, with speeds of up to 1600 MHz.

Expansion slots include one PCI-Express 2.0 x16, one PCI-E x16 (electrical x4), two PCI-E x1, and two PCI. The SB850 southbridge gives out six SATA 6 Gb/s ports, of which five are internal, and one eSATA. Connectivity options include 8-channel audio, gigabit Ethernet, eSATA and USB 2.0. Display connectivity includes DVI and D-Sub. It is expected to be released next week, at an affordable price.

Source: bit-tech.net
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14 Comments on ECS Readies Low Cost AMD 880G ATX Motherboard

#1
t77snapshot
If the price is right, might make for a good budget AM3 rig.
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Mussels
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by: t77snapshot
If the price is right, might make for a good budget AM3 rig.
slap in an athlon II and a 5770 and you got a nice midrange gaming system for cheap.
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Fourstaff
by: Mussels
slap in an athlon II and a 5770 and you got a nice midrange gaming system for cheap.
Can always go for the 770 boards, they are dirt cheap. Ram prices, however, ...
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Mussels
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by: Fourstaff
Can always go for the 770 boards, they are dirt cheap. Ram prices, however, ...
but this an 880! its at least 110 better!
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#5
theonedub
habe fidem
Specs wise its a good budget board, however the green PCB makes it look about extremely cheap :ohwell:
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#6
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: theonedub
Specs wise its a good budget board, however the green PCB makes it look about extremely cheap :ohwell:
Whatever. You want sexy, you have to pay.
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theonedub
habe fidem
by: Frick
Whatever. You want sexy, you have to pay.
:roll: Yeah I know that, I paid the small premium for a black board in my main rig.

Just because its cheap doesn't mean you cant make it look even remotely aesthetically pleasing. Gigabyte budget boards aren't that nasty early 90s green, for example.
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#8
suraswami
by: theonedub
:roll: Yeah I know that, I paid the small premium for a black board in my main rig.

Just because its cheap doesn't mean you cant make it look even remotely aesthetically pleasing. Gigabyte budget boards aren't that nasty early 90s green, for example.
you can paint it black or put a UV pink to make it look hotter :p
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#9
hat
Maximum Overclocker
I wonder about the overclocking performance of this board. I have an ECS board in my server (as you can see in my specs) and it doesn't even do 266fsb, even though it has 1066fsb cpu support, heh
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#10
Trigger911
by: hat
I wonder about the overclocking performance of this board. I have an ECS board in my server (as you can see in my specs) and it doesn't even do 266fsb, even though it has 1066fsb cpu support, heh
Lol sounds like my tyan duel i7 board i got at home lmao:roll::nutkick:
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#11
_JP_
by: Mussels
slap in an athlon II and a 5770 and you got a nice midrange gaming system for cheap.
My thoughts exactly! The color of the pcb makes me nostalgic, reminds me of my P3 intel board...:rolleyes:

By the way, can an one tell me what is that DIP type chip below the SB and above the USB heather, left of the front panel I/O?

I want to know if it is the programmable type... :D
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#12
caleb
Green PCB looks leet imho. Its just a board for ppl that game with their computer.
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#13
Baum
as my case is closed because of EMI/Heat/Noise-reduce i don't care about PCB colours and atleast they didn't waste money on that maybe it's a good board because sometimes cheap doesn't mean bad.......


is there a current good overclocking CPU? AMD and or intel because i feel like the newer ones don't overclock too good like my old athlon xp mobile ^^...
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#14
_JP_
There's one thing bogging my mind about this board. :wtf:

Remember this?
by: btarunr

(...)While the 880G is based on essentially the same chip (RS880) as the 890GX, certain features such as ATI CrossFire are disabled, and board makers are directed to use this chipset on micro-ATX form-factor designs.(...)
OK. So this MSI board has the 880G chipset. If the 880G has Corssfire disabled, why are there two PCI-e x16 lanes??
This doesn't add up!! :banghead:
Can we crossfire with this one or not??
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