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We have been hearing about AM2+ for a while now and there have been many vendors releasing specs on their version, but there aren't many options out there to actually purchase one. ECS released the A770M-A motherboard, which is a mainstream part of the AMD 7 series chipsets for the Spider platform. The wait is finally over and AM2+ is here. Was it worth the wait?
The ECS A770M-A is targeted at the entry level mainstream user with a price point to match. The AM2+ is AMD’s stopgap between AM2 with DDR2 support, and full blown AM3, which will move to DDR3 support sometime in 2008.
The ECS A770M-A packaging proudly states the 20th anniversary of ECS, along with the features of the new AM2+ chipset on the front. Flipping it over to the back, you get the breakdown of the new technologies implemented with the chipset such as HT 3.0, PCI-E 2.0, and support for the Phenom line of processors.