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ECS alerted us this morning about its latest motherboard – this one is right at the high-end of the list and we are talking about the X48T-A Black Series motherboard based on Intel's X48 Express chipset.

It includes support for Intel 45nm processors as well as Core2 Extreme Quad-Core processors, Intel XMP DDR3 memory technology, ATI CrossFire dual graphics (two PCI Express 2.0 X16 slots running at full x16 speed) and features ECS Qooltech II silent cooler, dual Gigabit LAN and Ultra I/O Rear Panel.



The big feature ECS seems to be pushing with its X48 board is extreme cooling and silence using the Qooltech Generation 2 cooler which is said to adopt a copper tube with a special design providing an excellent heat transfer capacity that efficiently reduces the temperature by up to 20 degrees centigrade. We don’t know exactly what they are comparing against but it sounds good.

Utilized the Intel® X48 express chipset from Intel®, the X48T-A supports 1600 MHz front side bus and delivers 45nm Intel® Core™2 family processing power. In particular, the motherboard has the ability to set DDR3 modules to automatically start up a system in an overclocking state using two profiles that are available in the SPD of the modules. When it working with XMP compatible memory modules, users get optimized performance up to DDR3 1600 and keep system stability simultaneously without touching anything, otherwise runs a normal mode using non-XMP memory modules. It is really a simple but intelligent solution for end users to tune up their PC’s performance.

Furthermore, it features 2 PCI Express 2.0 X16 slots (running at full X16 bandwidth) for ATI CrossFireTM X technology, providing better multi-GPU support than before. Moreover X48T-A is equipped with the revolutionary ECS M.I.B. (Motherboard Intelligent BIOS) overclocking utility for performance users to get extra benefit through a flexible tweaking tool. The utility integrated all the overclocking functions into one page. It provides the most intelligent and convenient way to adjust the clock/ voltage settings of CPU and memory. Users can easily get the extra performance with this innovative utility.
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post #2 of 19
ECS trying to make a enthusiast board???

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I bet it works, but only such. The many many many ECS boards i have installed all suck when it comes to setting things up faster than stock. With the X48 chipset in it, i hope it works better than previous boards, but I'm not holding my breath.
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ECS trying to make a enthusiast board???

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I bet it works, but only such. The many many many ECS boards i have installed all suck when it comes to setting things up faster than stock. With the X48 chipset in it, i hope it works better than previous boards, but I'm not holding my breath.
QFT

ECS mobo's i've dealt with are missing memory timing's and etc. Made it damn-near impossible
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post #4 of 19
They've already got a few Black series boards for lower budgets. Never used one or seen a review, but it would be nice to get some fresh blood on the market.

As for ECS being terrible, aren't they a major OEM producer for other good companies? Foxconn is as well, and some of their high-end boards seem pretty good, ECS can probably pull it off too.
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post #5 of 19
nice find.....

this may pull ECS out of the same bracket as ASROCK ((total crap))
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Originally Posted by JoBlo69 View Post
ECS trying to make a enthusiast board???

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I bet it works, but only such. The many many many ECS boards i have installed all suck when it comes to setting things up faster than stock. With the X48 chipset in it, i hope it works better than previous boards, but I'm not holding my breath.
From what I've seen their higher end boards aren't too bad.
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O NOEZ THEYZ HAVZ BIGGA HEAT SINKZ!!!!!!!!!
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post #8 of 19
The only thing this board has going for it is the X48 chipset on it. Thats about it. I bet you anything the BIOS is crap, just like any other ECS board.

Im not about expecting DFI type bios controls out of ever board, but this thing better have some decent memory setting. Witch are very lacking in 99% of ECS boards.
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post #9 of 19
Cool board.. Go budget!
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post #10 of 19
I am noticing a trend with you Marin. You almost always find friken stuff that sounds bloody interesting + Woop Doop Dowop rep for you!
Anyway whether this board will pan out or not remains to be seen. Though I am all for the new guy in town if he can pull it off.
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