ECS has announced the latest technology that it is adding to its motherboards, known as Durathon. The word is a combination of durable and marathon and signifies that the boards have gone through extensive testing and will be able to operate for long periods of time under strenuous conditions. Durathon qualification is defined through four attributes by ECS. Bi-Directional Splitting Glass Fabric provides three times more humidity protection than general glass fabric. ECS Superior Solid Capacitors will operate for up to 200,000 hours while electrolytic capacitors will only last 32,000 hours. Extreme Temperature Resistance certifies that the board will be able to operate at temperatures 10°C above and below similar boards. Finally, the 1.5K Marathon Test puts the boards through a 1507 point test to check all aspects of the motherboard.