On the next few pages we'll show you some photos. The images were taken at high-resolution and then cropped and scaled down. The camera used was a Canon 450D 12 MegaPixel.
ECS has a new design packaging. I have to admit that this is looking pretty damn nice. Even other people who noticed the box here in the office had comments like 'now that's a good looking design' I agree completely. Inside of course the graphics cards and all the cables, manual and driver CD.
Once unboxed here we have the ECS GeForce GTS 250. This model is armed with 1024MB memory. The 512MB version is only 25 USD cheaper so I do recommend you guys to just go for the extra memory.
The card has it's connector protected with little plastic caps. You can hook up two monitors with high resolutions over 2560x1600 pixels. All the way to the left a analog S-VIDEO output.
Due to the height of the cooler, the graphics card uses up two slots. You can spot two SLI fingers to your bottom right, allowing up-to 3-way SLI, on selected (nForce or X58) motherboards you can have three cards rendering your games simultaneously.
Plenty of space, the cooler is not blocking the SLI fingers. The little white two-pin connector is a SPDIF lead.
ECS GeForce GTX 560 The GeForce GTX 560 we'll review in this article comes from ECS, out of the three products GTX 560 tested today here on Guru3D.com this one is reference clocked, has a reference design and a reference cooler. So this product will be the baseline performance product. Now that does not mean a sober product contrary, baseline performance is pretty good for the money. And next to that, we all know you'll gain the most from the less expensive products one you go and tweak them.
ECS GeForce GTX 460 Black review We review the ECS GeForce GTX 460 Black series. Within the entire scope of Fermi GPU based graphics cards from NVIDIA the GeForce GTX 460 has to be the most interesting in terms of value for money with very acceptable decent thermals and power consumption. This is why we see a lot of SKU's released for this product, with a variety of cooling and factory overclocks. ECS Elite group also release a handful of GeForce GTX 460 cards, based on the reference design, slight overclock yet also a BLACK series graphics card which is a factory overclocked model with an Arctic cooling Accelero Xtreme PRO cooler sitting on top of that GPU.
ECS GeForce GTS 250 1024MB review | test ECS GeForce GTS 250 tested -- Today the turn goes to the folks at ECS. Ever since the past year or two they have been trying hard to get a grip in the e-tail and retail channel, and as a brand they certainly are growing. With a creative product design and marketing team they present us some fairly special designs and concepts. Today's product tested is not at all different. Though we'll stubble into a reference clocked product, there is very little little reference otherwise.
ECS GeForce 9800 GTX+ Hydra SLI A review on the ECS GeForce 9800 GTX+ Hydra SLI. Basically you'll receive two pre-modified GeForce 9800 GTX+ products and a water-cooling kit that is supplied by Thermaltake. It's in fact the Thermaltake big water series that you can slide into you 5.25"drive bay easily. Pretty much the only thing you need to do is connect four tubing connections, fill her up, connect some wiring ... and you are good to go. That's 15 minutes tops to get a gaming performance level better than the GeForce GTX 280.