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No CPUs as yet...

Being first with a new product is always a big deal for some companies, but we think ECS has gotten ahead of things just a little bit, as its most recently launched motherboard, the A790GXM-AD3 won't have a processor to go in its CPU sockets for about another two months.

The A790GXM-AD3 is the first AM3 motherboard with DDR3 memory support to be announced and as the product name suggests, this motherboard is using the AMD 790GX chipset and the SB750. The board itself doesn't look that spectacular, but at least ECS has gone for a 5-phase PWM which should allow for 125W AMD CPUs to work on this board.

Around the back there are two PS/2 ports, a clear CMOS button, a D-sub connector, an HDMI connector, six USB 2.0 ports, a single eSATA, Gigabit Ethernet and 7.1-channel analog audio jacks as well as an optical S/PDIF out. The board also has six SATA ports, a single IDE connector, three headers for an additional six USB 2.0 ports and power and reset buttons.

The board has four DDR3 memory slots, two x16 PCIe slots, two x1 PCIe slots and two PCI slots. The board also has a rather large heatsink on the MOSFETs and the chipset itself which is located in a very unusual position towards the rear of the motherboard.

No pricing or release date was announced, but then again, it's not as if anyone is going to be in a hurry to get their hands on this motherboard, as AMD has yet to launch its AM3 Phenom II processors which are expected in February next year.

You can find the press release here
http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?op...11089&Itemid=1
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ECS is garbage.
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ECS is garbage.
yeah, thats why they still exist.

either way its a pretty board.
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Sorry, this is a repost of a thread posted one day ago:

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...aordinary.html

Its a good looking board though, although wont really be useful at all until february.
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ECS is not garbage =(

They did make one of the best Socket A mobo's relly inexpensive
the K7S5A
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ECS is not garbage =(

They did make one of the best Socket A mobo's relly inexpensive
the K7S5A
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Originally Posted by StormX2 View Post
ECS is not garbage =(

They did make one of the best Socket A mobo's relly inexpensive
the K7S5A
heh i still have that board paid... 30-50 retail?
still works to this day, even replaced my SDRAM with DDR RAM on that board.
post #8 of 39
Yes, ECS is garbage.

Yes, this is why they still exist...garbage being cheaper to make and still selling well enough.

Occasionally they do have mobo designs that are not bad, and occasionally ECS QA does their job. So, it's inevitable that a few people get quality boards from them.
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heh i still have that board paid... 30-50 retail?
still works to this day, even replaced my SDRAM with DDR RAM on that board.
Just like Asrock. Their boards are trash, but they come up with clever things to make them sell. My old Asrock board had both an AGP and PCI-E x16 slot, so I could use my x800xl AGP while I saved up for a new card (which turned out to be an x1950gt)
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didn't ECS make something like a 780g extreme or something?
i heard it oc's great.

still a biostar fan though. they haven't let me down yet.
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