Monday, March 30th 2009

ECS Launches X58B-A2 Black Series Motherboard for Overclocking Beginners

Delivering the most attractive platform for various market demand, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), the world’s leading motherboard, graphics card, barebone system and notebook manufacturer, today launches the X58B-A2 Black Series motherboard based on the most powerful Intel X58 Express chipset supporting the latest high-performance Intel Core i7 processors. Targeting at overclocking beginners, ECS X58B-A2 stands for the most affordable high-end product without any compromise of great features. It tops every user’s wish list with the latest blazing architecture of Intel QuickPath Interconnect up to 6.4GT/s, triple channel DDR3 1600MHz memory for the fastest data throughput, the support of ATI CrossFireX Technology for unbelievable graphics performance, and ECS exclusive M.I.B. II overclocking utility that helps beginners to cross the technical barrier.

Next Generation Technology Brings Amazing Performance
A fusion of performance and energy efficiency, ECS X58B-A2 supports the latest Intel processors as well as the new VRD 11.1 power specification for providing unprecedented computing capability with highly optimized energy efficiency which allows the processor to work even under one phase power only. To meet the requirement of memory-intensive applications, ECS X58B-A2 comes with triple channel memory architecture that supports DDR3 1600MHz memory up to the capacity of 24GB which allows for faster and more efficient accessibility by the memory controller integrated in Intel Core i7 processor. The X58B-A2 motherboard also features the next generation Intel QuickPath Interconnect, supplying an amazing bandwidth up to 25.6GB/s that facilitates faster CPU and north bridge controller interfacing. With these innovative technologies and advancement that boosts overall platform performance, ECS X58B-A2 offers an excellent solution that perfectly meets users’ needs in every way.

Most Wanted Feature in Dreams Becomes Available
Designed for the most torturous gaming and graphics applications, ECS X58B-A2 features the support for ATI CrossFireX Technology with dual x16 PCI Express Gen2 slots to enhance the graphics performance and to provide the best gaming experience. Furthermore, ECS X58B-A2 incorporates 8-channel high definition audio output which delivers realistic audio experience that gamers are always asking for.

Great Motherboard Starts from Well-Considered Details
Meeting the sophisticated demands from the market, ECS X58B-A2 comes with rich features such as ECS Ultra I/O Rear panel for connecting peripherals conveniently, ECS exclusive M.I.B. II overclocking utility for tweaking the system performance easily, and the all-solid-capacitor design for better durability. The innovation of ECS “3E design”, Easy button, Easy Clear, and Easy debug, is especially a great plus that brings users remarkable convenience while overclocking or tweaking system performance. With all details well considered, ECS X58B-A2 is meant to be the excellent choice for overclocking beginners in the market.

Such a well-designed motherboard has now become available. For more information on the exciting new X58B-A2 Black Series motherboard, contact your local ECS sales agent today.Source: ECS
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22 Comments on ECS Launches X58B-A2 Black Series Motherboard for Overclocking Beginners

#1
KainXS
ECS . . . . . .no thanks
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#2
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
by: KainXS
ECS . . . . . .no thanks
ecs top of the line stuff is WAY different than their lower end parts
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#3
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Agreed DaMulta. Not to mention they are also an OEM supplier if I am not mistaken :)
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#4
r9
Who in hell gonna buy ECS enthusiast board ?
For ECS to be worth the money only as gift or under 10$.
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#5
D4S4
the noob board... :laugh::laugh::laugh:

just too funny
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#6
nazaropeth
Hmm.. I'm confused again... By one hand, ECS had a lot of experience in building mainboard's but in other hand, this mobo look's just litlte too cheap, to be quite good for i7... Only 5-phases?! That even dont give stable power to cpu when overclock! 5-phase is good for AMD (which my K9A2-CF has only 4-phase and stable work with cpu runnig with TDP@120W) when noob's want to overclock Phenom's...
It has to be tested...
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#7
Dahaka
jojojoo.

Overclocking Beginners? if they can do best BIOS ( and specially best option for overclock ) i will buy one of this mobos.

Overclocking Beginners = ECS.
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#8
LittleLizard
by: nazaropeth
Hmm.. I'm confused again... By one hand, ECS had a lot of experience in building mainboard's but in other hand, this mobo look's just litlte too cheap, to be quite good for i7... Only 5-phases?! That even dont give stable power to cpu when overclock! 5-phase is good for AMD (which my K9A2-CF has only 4-phase and stable work with cpu runnig with TDP@120W) when noob's want to overclock Phenom's...
It has to be tested...
it has 6 phases but only 5 are cooled. also the msi x58 pro and platinum has 5 phases and oc very well. and the msi eclipse and dfi dk x58 have 6 like this and oc like hell. IMO the only bad point of this mobo is that is ECS and has one phase that isnt cooler, otherwise, if the price is right it would be a pretty decent motherboard ;)
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#9
OnBoard
Dunno why everyone is bashing ECS, maybe because it isn't available here I don't know. Anyways, looks like a P55 killer to me. I'd rather take one of these than one of them. Price difference can't be much?

Good colors, nice PCI-E spacing and nice layout. Only thing better would be black 24+8pins and that one molex.
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#10
PP Mguire
People diss ECS because they are known for their very cheasy/shitty value boards that are usualy given away as combo deals at Frys. (An electronic store that sells all kinds of things)

As was said though, their enthusiast stuff isnt that bad.
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#11
OnBoard
by: PP Mguire
People diss ECS because they are known for their very cheasy/shitty value boards that are usualy given away as combo deals at Frys. (An electronic store that sells all kinds of things)

As was said though, their enthusiast stuff isnt that bad.
So you get what you paid for, or in this case you get what you paid for and on ECS board to go with it :p So bad bios or build quality on their value boards?
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#12
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
no there good stuff can be bad to i had an old P45 black series board and it didn't oc for shit but hey it was $40 so i cant say a thing pulled off a 475mhz fsb :laugh: oh well it pissed freaksavior off cause it clocked my chip higher than his X48 clocked his :roll:


there 1st X58 board was one of the best clocking cheapies out there did over a 200mhz bus when the BIOS's were still only getting into the 180's they have come a long way give the little thing a chance it may surpise us all
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#13
PP Mguire
So then i wouldnt say it was bad at all.
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#14
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: PP Mguire
So then i wouldnt say it was bad at all.
i had to make a deal with the devil to get it to clock that high
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#15
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
by: cdawall
i had to make a deal with the devil to get it to clock that high
I sold my soul a long time ago for a pair of :pimp:
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#16
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: DaMulta
I sold my soul a long time ago for a pair of :pimp:
lol well i sold mine cheap stupid ECS oh well it was what i needed at the time
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#17
Hayder_Master
by: KainXS
ECS . . . . . .no thanks
me too , i see how bad quality ECS mobo's have , mt friend try an old nforce mobo it was suck
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#18
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
Man non of you have worked on higher class ECS LOL

They have more options to pick than a mad man could think of.
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#19
InfDamarvel
by: DaMulta
Man non of you have worked on higher class ECS LOL

They have more options to pick than a mad man could think of.
Everyone is to stuck on brand names but Ive worked with a ECS board before with some pretty great overclocking functions.
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#20
PP Mguire
I like how people judge ECS by their budget board. I can see the comparison but you cant really say anything unless youve worked on one of their better boards.
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#21
trt740
ECS makes junk , except their video cards because all they make are the stickers.
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#22
CyberDruid
ECS would have to do a total memory wipe on me to make me buy any of their boards.
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