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ECS (Elitegroup Computer Systems) is a Taiwanese electronics firm synonymous with entry level offerings or being the motherboard OEM for brands like HP and IBM. In our labs today is their latest offering – the X79R-AX Black Extreme.
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but is it really a dark horse??
I don't think so!
Asus p9x79 pro can be considered as dark horse.
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Lots of SATA ports and 4x pci-e lanes in a good layout. Other than that... it's really ugly looking and isn't appealing to me in general. Also it only has 4 dimms...because I just can't go without having my 64GB of RAM.
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You couldn't pay me to run an ECS board.

6 Phase power

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Originally Posted by Don Karnage View Post
You couldn't pay me to run an ECS board.

6 Phase power

Agreed, something tells me we won't see many of them around here.
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Geeze... Not going to sell to anyone but ignorant rich kids with this one

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6 phase isn't the issue, those chokes are like laptop chokes.

SB-E spec and beyond like haswell demands much more power density, so we will continuously see lower phase count boards, but higher phase quality. That is the whole deal with digital PWMs, you don't need a lot of the GPIOs and other ICs to help it deal with LLC and DVID offsets. Digital PWms also have much less footprint in terms of the resistors and capacitors needed, and they monitor phases better, much better technology for lower phase count systems. That is the whole reason Intel VRD12 spec is made for a digital PWM, and then has like blurps, if you are using analog PWm you need to do this differently, its actually quite funny.
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