ECS Announces New B75 Series Motherboards
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has recently announced its new line of motherboards featuring Intel's B75 chipset. This chipset sports the LGA1155 socket and has support for SATA 3 (6 Gb/s), USB 3, PCIe 3, and the integrated graphics are DirectX 11 capable. They also feature Intel's Small Business Advantage (SBA) software. This software provides tools to monitor other security programs for if they are compromised, will start up the computer for data backup and restoration, block malware on infected USB devices, and will turn computers on and off according to a schedule, so they do not run all night, but are ready when employees arrive.
The three boards, the B75H2-D, B75H2-M2, and the B75H2-M3 are all small-form factor with the M2 and M3 being M-ATX boards, and the B75H2-D is a still smaller DTX board. All three boards do have a full PCIe 3 x16 slot and at least one PCIe 2 x1 slot however. The M2 has two more of the smaller PCIe slots while the M3 instead has two PCI slots, to support older cards.