Welcome Stranger to OCC!Login | Register

Computex 2010 Coverage

ClayMeow    -   July 5, 2010
» Discuss this article (151)

ECS

Headquartered in Taipei just a short drive from Computex, ECS (Elitegroup Computer Systems) is best known for its motherboards and video cards. It may surprise you then, that those two parts account for roughly half its business - but more on that later. At CES earlier this year, we saw the unveiling of 15u Gold Contact motherboards, which provide more durability and reliability than standard motherboards using 5u Gold. So what did ECS have in store for us here at Computex? James Lleverino gave Kevin (Neoseeker) and I a personal tour of their fairly large booth, and both of us came away amazed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the main things ECS wanted to show off was a change to its Black Series line of motherboards - a change in color scheme. The PCB remains black while the rest of the components - sockets, slots, etc. - are black, grey and white, instead of the red, orange and yellow of the current boards. Looks are obviously objective, but personally I found the new look far superior to the old look. The new look fits well with the "black" theme and has a clean, professional look. Performance and price are always key factors when purchasing a motherboard, but looks are also extremely important to a lot of people, especially those with windowed or open-air cases, so you'll definitely want to check out the new Black Series boards if you're one of those people. The particular board they had on display with the new color scheme was the P55H-AK, which will sport SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0.

 

The other aesthetic change ECS is making is to its boxes. As you can see in the photos below, the common theme is an angled emblem, resembling a case badge. I think the new design looks pretty sleek. I especially like the dragon on the Black Series.

 

 

ECS was also showing off new boards that will support Intel's future 6 Series chipset. As with the P55H-AK, the board will support SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0, along with 7.1 hi-def audio. If you're an overclocker, you'll want to pay particular interest to the P67H2-A2, which features an easy to use OC dial (middle-left photo) that increases your CPU by set percentages. In the middle-right photo, you can see the I/O panel for that particular board, which shows the 7.1 channel audio jacks, eight USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, two eSATA 6GB/s ports, two Gigabit LAN ports, and one PS/2 port. You may have also noticed the small black button to the far right of the image - that's the Clear CMOS button. Although it may seem like a minor change, ECS has surrounded it by a casing making it actually take effort to push, unlike on previous boards that invited accidental presses.

 

 

 

 

ECS also showed off a couple of mini-ITX boards - H55H-I and TIGT-CI. The TIGT-CI even includes legacy LPT1 and COM ports.

 

 




  1. Introduction & The Flight
  2. Computex Day 1 Part 1: TITAN Cooler
  3. Computex Day 1 Part 2: OCZ Technology
  4. Computex Day 1 Part 3: NZXT
  5. Computex Day 1 Part 4: ECS
  6. Computex Day 1 Part 5: ECS (Continued)
  7. Computex Day 1 Part 6: ECS (Continued)
  8. Computex Day 1 Part 7: Corsair
  9. Computex Day 1 Part 8: Bigfoot Networks
  10. Computex Day 1 Part 9: Zalman
  11. Computex Day 1 Part 10: Zalman (Continued)
  12. Computex Day 1 Part 11: Enermax
  13. Computex Day 1 Part 12: Biostar
  14. Computex Day 1 Part 13: GeIL
  15. Computex Day 1 Part 14: PNY
  16. Computex Day 1 Part 15: MSi
  17. Computex Day 1 Part 16: Patriot Memory
  18. Computex Day 1 Part 17: KINGMAX Technology
  19. Computex Day 1 Part 18: COUGAR
  20. Computex Day 1 Part 19: Ozone Gaming Gear
  21. Computex Day 1 Part 20: SilverStone Technology
  22. Digital Plaza & Shilin Night Market
  23. Computex Day 2 Part 1: Antec
  24. Computex Day 2 Part 2: Antec (Continued)
  25. Computex Day 2 Part 3: Thermaltake
  26. Computex Day 2 Part 4: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake
  27. Computex Day 2 Part 5: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake (Continued)
  28. Computex Day 2 Part 6: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake (Continued)
  29. Computex Day 2 Part 7: QNAP Systems
  30. Computex Day 2 Part 8: ARCTIC
  31. Computex Day 2 Part 9: ARCTIC (Continued)
  32. Computex Day 2 Part 10: ARCTIC (Continued)
  33. Computex Day 2 Part 11: ARCTIC (Continued)
  34. Computex Day 2 Part 12: Lian Li
  35. Computex Day 2 Part 13: Lian Li (Continued)
  36. Computex Day 2 Part 14: TACENS
  37. Computex Day 2 Part 15: TACENS (Continued)
  38. Computex Day 2 Part 16: Aerocool
  39. Computex Day 2 Part 17: PowerColor
  40. Computex Day 2 Part 18: ADATA
  41. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 1
  42. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 2
  43. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 3
  44. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 4
  45. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 5
  46. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 1
  47. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 2
  48. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 3
  49. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 4
  50. Computex Day 5 Part 1: GIGABYTE
  51. Computex Day 5 Part 2: GIGABYTE (Continued)
  52. Computex Day 5 Part 3: ASUS
  53. Computex Day 5 Part 4: ASUS (Continued)
  54. ECS Night: Photos
  55. ECS Night: Videos
  56. Computex Booth Babes Part 1: Intro & AMD
  57. Computex Booth Babes Part 2: ADATA
  58. Computex Booth Babes Part 3: Coolmax
  59. Computex Booth Babes Part 4: Silicon Power
  60. Computex Booth Babes Part 5: Tt eSPORTS
  61. Computex Booth Babes Part 6: Tt eSPORTS (Continued)
  62. Computex Booth Babes Part 7: Tt eSPORTS (Continued)
  63. Computex Booth Babes Part 8: Apacer
  64. Computex Booth Babes Part 9: Apogee
  65. Computex Booth Babes Part 10: ASUS, Gigabyte, ECS
  66. Computex Booth Babes Part 11: Hitachi, Patriot Memory
  67. Computex Booth Babes Part 12: Global Mobile Corp.
  68. Computex Booth Babes Part 13: AVC, PQI, QNO Technology, Tyan
  69. Computex Booth Babes Part 14: NVIDIA, MSi, Ozone Gaming Gear, PNY, Corsair, THX, Mio, VMAX
  70. Computex Final Thoughts
Random Pic
© 2001-2014 Overclockers Club ® Privacy Policy

Also part of our network: TalkAndroid, Android Forum, iPhone Informer, Neoseeker, and Used Audio Classifieds

Elapsed: 0.0336320400