ECS P67H2-A Sandy bridge motherboard preview -
The ATX motherboard power connector is position properly, with above it the DDR3 DIMM slots. the motherboard can take up-to 16GB of memory clocked at 1333 MHz. Overclocked BIOS options allow for settings at 1600/1866 and even 2133 MHz as well.
To the left side we spot some SATA connectors, the P67H2-A motherboard makes use of an extra Marvell 88SE9128 A 6G controller that provides two SATA 6G ports next to the four SATA 2 ports. Right next to it you can spot two micro switches for a power-on and reset. These are not conveniently placed as a lengthy graphics card which may be thicker on the upper side (metal protective plate) could actually be positioned (sitting) right on top of them.
To the far left we see a diagnostic POST LED showing function codes of the motherboard, unfortunately ECS (as always) forgot to mention the actual function codes in the manual, leaving us absolutely clueless as to what the codes could mean.
The grey connector there is for the USB 3.0 frontpanel header, that actually is the new standard USB 3.0 header specified as form factor. Sitting next to it is one of the two NEC USB 3.0 controllers.
Today the turn goes to the folks from ECS who put out some serious kit on the market. ECS was also working on a few of these P67 motherboards and is making sure that both NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards work combined together. Yep, they are adding a Lucid Hydra chip like some of the competition is doing as well. Anyway, the offering tested today is the P67H2-A socket LGA 1155 motherboard which is powered by a 14-phase VRM. An absolutely lovely to look at motherboard as this is a serious design you guys.
ECS P67H2-A Sandy bridge motherboard preview
In today's preview we'll show you a very exquisite offering from ECS, we'll preview their P67H2-A Sandy bridge motherboard.