Tuesday, October 5th 2010

ECS Announces the A890GXM-A2 Motherboard

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) introduces AMD 890GX based motherboard - ECS Black Series A890GXM-A2 supports the latest six-core CPU to bring users an impressive visual experience with its tough features. By “One-step Unlocking” function in “ECS M.I.B. III” overclocking interface, users are able to unlock the hidden cores of CPU easily, and it reaches over 238% CPU performance boosted than default setting by unlocking cores with overclocking; moreover, it is also easy to reach 146% gaming performance boosted by overclocking GPU - ATI Radeon HD 4290 graphics processor’s core clock and SidePort memory speed; ECS A890GXM-A2 fully supports the latest AMD Turbo Core technology which is essential for power-desired users to get extra performance automatically.

ECS A890GXM-A2 is also the first motherboard provides a real PCI-E Gen.2 bandwidth SuperSpeed USB 3.0 controller enhanced by a world-leading IC manufacture in Taiwan, with this perfect solution, ECS A890GXM-A2 features attractive price in the performance segment.

Solid Products are made of Solid Features
  • “ECS Anti-crash Connector Covers” protect the rear I/O like video outputs perfectly against powder, dust even and static electricity;
  • Bundled “Norton Internet Security 2011” to protect system against virus and spyware;
  • “ECS 15 μ Gold Contact” offers 3 times extra protection to secure the motherboard stability and durability;
  • “ECS 4most Display Design” contains HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI and D-Sub connectors on the rear panel at once;
  • “ECS eBLU and ECS eDLU” applications provide the most convenient way to update BIOS and Drivers;
  • “ECS eGS and ECS eSF” applications decrease power consumption and increase cooling efficiency;
  • “ECS eOC” overclocking utility offers an easy and safe way to overclocking under operation system;
  • “ECS eJIFFY” utility speeds up boot time and allows users to surf the internet without virus attack;
  • “ECS Qooltech III” comes with twin-heatpipe design to enhance cooling efficiency for PWM;
  • “ECS Easy Button and Easy Clear” offer an easy way to enjoy boosting system performance without hassle;
  • “All solid capacitors and lower RDS(on) MOSFET” improve durability and increase up to 50% efficiency and decrease the temperatures by 16%;
  • “eSATA 6.0Gbps solution” provides 2 times faster speed in accessing external storage than eSATA.
There are still a number of features in this amazing elegant motherboard, visit ECS or contact your local sales to get more information now.
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13 Comments on ECS Announces the A890GXM-A2 Motherboard

#1
angelkiller
by: btarunr
users are able to unlock the hidden cores of CPU easily, and it reaches over 238% CPU performance boosted than default setting by unlocking cores with overclocking; moreover, it is also easy to reach 146% gaming performance boosted by overclocking GPU - ATI Radeon HD 4290 graphics
:wtf: Okay.....
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#2
Phxprovost
Xtreme Refugee
by: btarunr
Solid Products are made of Solid Features
  • “ECS Anti-crash Connector Covers” protect the rear I/O like video outputs perfectly against powder, dust even and static electricity;
  • Bundled “Norton Internet Security 2011” to protect system against virus and spyware;
  • “ECS 15 μ Gold Contact” offers 3 times extra protection to secure the motherboard stability and durability;
  • “ECS 4most Display Design” contains HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI and D-Sub connectors on the rear panel at once;
  • “ECS eBLU and ECS eDLU” applications provide the most convenient way to update BIOS and Drivers;
  • “ECS eGS and ECS eSF” applications decrease power consumption and increase cooling efficiency;
  • “ECS eOC” overclocking utility offers an easy and safe way to overclocking under operation system;
  • “ECS eJIFFY” utility speeds up boot time and allows users to surf the internet without virus attack;
  • “ECS Qooltech III” comes with twin-heatpipe design to enhance cooling efficiency for PWM;
  • “ECS Easy Button and Easy Clear” offer an easy way to enjoy boosting system performance without hassle;
  • “All solid capacitors and lower RDS(on) MOSFET” improve durability and increase up to 50% efficiency and decrease the temperatures by 16%;
  • “eSATA 6.0Gbps solution” provides 2 times faster speed in accessing external storage than eSATA.

There are still a number of features in this amazing elegant motherboard, visit ECS or contact your local sales to get more information now.
the marketing BS in this post just gave me a headache trying to read through it :banghead:
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#3
aCid888*
by: angelkiller
:wtf: Okay.....
It makes sense if you actually read it. :rolleyes:



They are talking about unlocking a dual core to a quad core and then overclocking said unlocked CPU so 238% may not be such an outrageous claim.





Aside from that, this board actually looks pretty nice; certainly worth looking at if your building an HTPC and want some extra features that most budget boards in this price range fail to offer.



ECS on the rise?? I think so. :toast:
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#4
laszlo
nice mb with attractive features
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#5
RejZoR
One of the best looking motherboards imo. If the price is right, it will be a pure win. It almost feels better looking than my Rampage II Gene... really nice job ECS.
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#6
angelkiller
by: aCid888*
They are talking about unlocking a dual core to a quad core and then overclocking said unlocked CPU so 238% may not be such an outrageous claim.
For the record, I have no issues with ECS or this board. Just the claims.

Let's assume applications scale perfectly with core count and clock speed. Now let's say my stock CPU was a 2GHz Phenom X2. Unlocking the extra 2 cores gives me 100% more cores. Overclocking it to 4GHz gives me an additional 100% performance gain. An extra 40% in performance is going to require another 800MHz on the clock speed, which isn't very realistic. To bring them back to reality, there is no 2GHz Phemom X2. The slowest Newegg has is 3GHz. But more importantly, I know of no application (or even a benchmark) that scales linearly with cores and clock speed. Most software can't even use 4 cores, let alone scale like that. So 200% improvement is about as far as they could go before I call them out on it.

Even worse on the graphics. Are they saying you'll see more than twice the performance out of the IGP? Have they figured out a way to more than double its clock speed?

Those were completely outrageous claims. Not even close.
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#8
EaGle1337
by: Draken Of Darkness
i think intel chipsets are much better than these ones.
troll?
It's a every nice looking board, ECS really seems to be on the upswing as of late.
It's nice seeing other brands step it up, first it was msi, now ECs seems to be on the up, and biostar is all over the place :/
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#9
Batou1986
by: btarunr

  • “ECS Anti-crash Connector Covers” protect the rear I/O like video outputs perfectly against powder, dust even and static electricity;
    contact your local sales to get more information now.
  • congratulations motherboards have come with io shields forever unless you advertising something not shown in that picture

    That list of features really makes it seem like there trying to hard and the e-xxxx naming is confusing as hell.
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    #10
    suraswami
    by: aCid888*
    It makes sense if you actually read it. :rolleyes:



    They are talking about unlocking a dual core to a quad core and then overclocking said unlocked CPU so 238% may not be such an outrageous claim.





    Aside from that, this board actually looks pretty nice; certainly worth looking at if your building an HTPC and want some extra features that most budget boards in this price range fail to offer.



    ECS on the rise?? I think so. :toast:
    by: angelkiller
    For the record, I have no issues with ECS or this board. Just the claims.

    Let's assume applications scale perfectly with core count and clock speed. Now let's say my stock CPU was a 2GHz Phenom X2. Unlocking the extra 2 cores gives me 100% more cores. Overclocking it to 4GHz gives me an additional 100% performance gain. An extra 40% in performance is going to require another 800MHz on the clock speed, which isn't very realistic. To bring them back to reality, there is no 2GHz Phemom X2. The slowest Newegg has is 3GHz. But more importantly, I know of no application (or even a benchmark) that scales linearly with cores and clock speed. Most software can't even use 4 cores, let alone scale like that. So 200% improvement is about as far as they could go before I call them out on it.

    Even worse on the graphics. Are they saying you'll see more than twice the performance out of the IGP? Have they figured out a way to more than double its clock speed?

    Those were completely outrageous claims. Not even close.
    Cool down. Just do this :laugh::D:roll::roll:

    The board looks really nice, bold and professional. I have had several ECS boards and none of them failed. Infact my server runs with one and is the most stable board. I am actually thinking of upgrading to DDR3 board so I can get 16GB ram cheaper than DDR2, may be I will consider this board if the price is right. Their boards are getting as expensive as a Asus, Giga or MSI.
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    #11
    angelkiller
    by: suraswami
    Cool down. Just do this :laugh::D:roll::roll:
    Haha, I'm not upset. Just think the marketing dept was a little high when they did this. :cool:

    The board does look pretty nice for an ECS board.
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    #12
    Meizuman
    by: btarunr

  • “ECS 4most Display Design” contains HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI and D-Sub connectors on the rear panel at once;
  • DISPLAYPORT? The first mobo I've seen with it. :respect:
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    #13
    WarEagleAU
    Bird of Prey
    Me to Meiz. Love the color and layout. I think they are talking their I/O Shield like Asus qshield perhaps? Looks awesome but I cant wait to see them bring a 5 series IGP with the new mobos coming up.
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