ECS P55H-A motherboard review -
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At the rear side we see DIMM slots, DDR3 of course, 4 x DIMM with a maximum of 16GB supported. The memory can run at 1600/1333/1066 MHz modes, DDR3 non-ECC, un-buffered memory.
Everything is positioned really well. But let's move onwards to the left side where we stumble into a bunch of SATA connectors. In total we see 6x SATA ports here + one IDE (Parallel ATA) port located on the left side in yellow. Also we see two micro switches for power on/off and reset, and a diagnostic POST LED. And yes, the codes can be found in the manual this time ;)
The left side view shows additional connectivity, among it three extra USB 2.0 headers for another 6 USB ports. Next to that, standard audio headers and a serial port header. BTW as you can see, nice solid long lasting capacitors.
We test and review the ECS P55H-AK. It is with the release of this P55H-AK motherboard that ECS finally reaches a state in product development where they can address the enthusiast consumer market. A board loaded with features, great looks and quite decent overclockability. A motherboard where ECS went excessive on everything, dual GIGe Ethernet NICs, not one but two USB 3.0 controllers for 4 ports, integration of a SATA 3 (6G) controller, and even a NVIDIA NF200 bridge chip to enable three-way SLI. All in all a terrific P55 motherboard with excellent features and just really hot looks.
ECS P55H-A motherboard review
In a somewhat lower price segment you however can always find ECS, originally being an OEM supplier that slowly penetrated the retail market they make really nice gear these days, but always with a lower budget in mind. Face it, the high-end market is crowded and as such ECS always tries to deliver a product that certainly can compete at a baseline level, yet at a better price. Today as such we'll have a look at yet another P55 motherboard, ECS is launching their P55H-A which is a Black Edition that comes with some nifty additional features and really tasty looks.