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Edited by bluedevil - 8/3/17 at 1:53pm
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NOT a review. This is an overview or an unboxing.

Regardless, lol @ high end ECS board. Especially coming to market so late when Z270 launched around January. It's now August, and the board isn't even commercially available in the U.S.A. What a joke! It's not on Newegg, Amazon, or Google Shopping even.

Good job ECS, I'm sure this board was worth producing for the 10 people who will buy it. Maybe you should stick to being a large scale OEM for inexpensive prebuilts, the high end segment WAS NOT meant for you. I'm sure the BIOS will be subpar compared to all the other Z270 boards too.
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NOT a review. This is an overview or an unboxing.

Regardless, lol @ high end ECS board. Especially coming to market so late when Z270 launched around January. It's now August, and the board isn't even commercially available in the U.S.A. What a joke! It's not on Newegg, Amazon, or Google Shopping even.

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Woah man, pretty harsh.
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Woah man, pretty harsh.

I'm not trying to be harsh. The fact of the matter is Z270 was launched in January. This board is coming out 6 months later and it's not even available in any retail channels. And let's be honest, has ECS ever made an enthusiast board worth buying? If they did, shouldn't they try to launch close to the actual product launch date? Now with X299 out, Ryzen, and Coffee Lake / Threadripper on the horizon I'm not sure there is much interest in a z270 board.

Also I still don't understand how this is a review. It was an unboxing, reading the specs, and an overview of the product. Anybody can read that on ECS website. A review would entail going over the UEFI, talking about overclocking and how the board does (overclock.net anyone?), some benchmarks and just what your experience and thoughts were on using it. I think it was a great overview though. Please let me know your thoughts on why this should be deemed a review.
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I'm not trying to be harsh. The fact of the matter is Z270 was launched in January. This board is coming out 6 months later and it's not even available in any retail channels. And let's be honest, has ECS ever made an enthusiast board worth buying? If they did, shouldn't they try to launch close to the actual product launch date? Now with X299 out, Ryzen, and Coffee Lake / Threadripper on the horizon I'm not sure there is much interest in a z270 board.

Also I still don't understand how this is a review. It was an unboxing, reading the specs, and an overview of the product. Anybody can read that on ECS website. A review would entail going over the UEFI, talking about overclocking and how the board does (overclock.net anyone?), some benchmarks and just what your experience and thoughts were on using it. I think it was a great overview though. Please let me know your thoughts on why this should be deemed a review.

I understand. I just felt that with Z270 being released as long ago as it was, I didn't need to do all that. I will however go into the BIOS and show overclocking more on future motherboard reviews.
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Why does the homepage pic show a different pic than the board in the review? I want to see that board from the homepage pic.
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Looks like a nice board. I wonder if ECS has any plans on making a x370 board for AM4.
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Why does the homepage pic show a different pic than the board in the review? I want to see that board from the homepage pic.
http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Overview.aspx?DetailID=1613&CategoryID=1&DetailName=Feature&MenuID=228&LanID=0
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post

With X299 out, Ryzen, and Coffee Lake / Threadripper on the horizon I'm not sure there is much interest in a z270 board.

I'm going to have to agree with you in this statement. This mobo is too little too late, z270 boards already have one foot in the grave with no upgrade path to coffelake rendering them obsolote and that is the reason I din't even consider intel this time around that I'm building a new pc after 4 years. Needless to say my x370 Taichi/1700 are on the way, if ECS had made a version of this board for am4 I would of considered it. The offering they have on am4 are four mobos with the best being a crappy b350.
Edited by Kenpachi7144 - 8/11/17 at 11:45pm
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I am kinda interested in their itx z270 board. http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Overview.aspx?DetailID=1745&CategoryID=1&MenuID=228&LanID=0

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