Computex 2010 CoverageClayMeow - July 5, 2010
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The real game-changer in the motherboard market is probably going to come from ECS's eco-friendly goal, dubbed ECS Deep Green Technology. You may not be aware of this, but the European Union (EU) issued an Energy Using Products (EuP) Directive several years ago that dictates the amount of power a system can consume while in sleep or standby mode. ECS claims that the EuP's standard is 0.25W by 2013, although my research indicates it's actually 0.50W. It doesn't really matter what the exact standard is, however, because ECS is going to smash it. With ECS Deep Green Technology, a mere 0.001W of power will be consumed in sleep mode. Yes, you read that correctly - 250 times less power consumption than the 0.25W EuP standard. Despite this being an EU standard, even the non-European markets will benefit from Deep Green, as ECS will be implementing this in all its boards, worldwide.
On the video card front, ECS manufactures NVIDIA cards, but there's nothing really new to report on - as NVIDIA releases new chipsets, ECS will make new cards. However, as you can see below, the heat sink decals for the GTX 400 Series are pretty nice. In addition, if you look closely at the heat sinks on the GT 240 and GT 220, you may notice that they're just plain black. Decals are included in the box, allowing you to customize the look.