ECS GF9300T-A ReviewRA1D - November 16, 2008
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The GF9300T-A has several great features that will definitely attract some attention. Sporting NVIDIA's new 9300 chipset, this product gives you high definition video playback capability without the need for a discrete video card. It supports the latest Intel processors with a 1333 front side bus and comes with an appealing color scheme. Throughout testing, the board was able to keep up with the Gigabyte X48 and Asus P45 in most of the benchmarks, especially during the gaming benchmarks.
The biggest issue I had with this board is poor BIOS. Granted, you would not pick up this board to use for overclocking purposes but at a minimum, memory timings should be adjustable along with the option to tweak CPU voltage. Data loss is a concern as I experienced corruption during testing. Of course your results may vary, but the problem occured with minimal tweaking. Also, the lack of memory support higher than DDR2-800 may be an issue for those who want to use faster RAM.
Overall, this product performed well considering its price point and target consumer. If you are in the market for an affordable Intel motherboard with the latest onboard graphics technology, you should check out the ECS GF9300T-A motherboard.
- Blu-ray playback
- Limited BIOS settings
- No overclocking headroom
- Only up to DDR2-800 support
- Odd SATA port placement