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ECS A970M-A Deluxe Motherboard Review


ECS A970M-A Specifications:


º Supports AMD® AM3+ & AM3 socket for AMD® FX-Series and Phenom™ II processors
º Note: This board supports CPU up to 140W TDP only; you can refer to AMD website to check your CPU.
º AMD® 970 + SB950
º Dual Channel DDR3 Memory architecture 2133+(OC)/1866/1600/1333 unbuffered memory
º 4 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM socket support up to 32GB per one DIMM support 8GB
Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 32-bit OS.
For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation
º 2 x PCI Express x16 Gen2.0 slot
º 2 x PCI Express x1 slots
º 2 x PCI slots
º 5 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s devices
º 1 x eSATA 6Gb/s port
º Realtek ALC892 8-Ch High Definition audio CODEC
º Compliant with HD audio specification
º Realtek 8111E Giga Lan
º 1 x PS/2 combo port
º 1 x RJ45 LAN connector
º 1 x Audio port (1x Line in, 4x Line out, 1x Optical SPDIF Out)
º 1 x eSATA 6Gb/s port
º 2 x USB 3.0 Ports (optional)
º 8 x USB 2.0 ports
º 1 x 24-pin ATX Power Supply connector
º 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power Connector
º 1 x 4-pin 12V Power connector
º 1 x 4-pin CPU_FAN connector with smart fan
º 1 x 3-pin PWR_FAN connector
º 1 x 3-pin SYS_FAN connector
º 1 x Speaker header
º 1 x Front panel audio header
º 1 x SPDIF out header
º 1 x Clear CMOS header
º 1 x Serial port header (COM)
º 5 x Serial ATA 6Gb/s connectors
º 1 x Case Open header
º 3 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 6 USB ports
º AMI BIOS with 32Mb SPI ROM
º Supports Plug and Play, STR (S3) / STD (S4) , Hardware monitor, Multi Boot
º Supports Multi-language BIOS
º Supports Dual Display
º Supports ACPI & DMI
º Audio, LAN, can be disabled in BIOS
º F7 hot key for boot up devices option
º Support over-clocking
º Supports ECS EZ BIOS
º Support ECS M.I.B X Utility
º Supports Page Up clear CMOS Hotkey
º ATX Size, 305mm*220mm


ECS A970M-A Features:

  • ECS exclusive Anti-Dust Shield
  • Up to 140W Thermal Design Power support
  • Applied 100% Solid capacitor design to maximize component reliability
  • Supports ECS Nonstop Technology to enhance long-term Stability
  • 72hours / 50°C Burn Test ; All Solid Capacitor; 15µ Gold Contact; ESD Protection
  • Introduced ECS Hyper Alloy Choke to offer 150% higher stability than other products
  • ESD Protection prevent computers from electrostatic discharge damage to enhance its durability and lifespan
  • ECS EZ charger provide fast way to charge your smart devices, even if the PC is off
  • Supports EZ BIOS for tweaking BIOS in Graphical interface within a multi language environment
  • ECS MIB X - A friendly interface for overclocking, especially for gamers
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Certified
  • Supports THX technology to deliver cinema-quality picture and sound to home environments


All information provided courtesy of http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?DetailID=1412&CategoryID=1&MenuID=115&LanID=9

  1. ECS A970M-A Introduction & Closer Look
  2. ECS A970M-A Closer Look: ECS A970M-A Deluxe
  3. ECS A970M-A Closer Look: Programs and Utilities
  4. ECS A970M-A Closer Look: The BIOS
  5. ECS A970M-A Golden Specifications & Features
  6. ECS A970M-A Testing: Setup and Overclocking
  7. ECS A970M-A Testing: PC Mark 7
  8. ECS A970M-A Testing: HD Tune, AIDA 64
  9. ECS A970M-A Testing: SiSoft Sandra, x.264, Handbrake
  10. ECS A970M-A Testing: ATTO
  11. ECS A970M-A Testing: Gaming
  12. ECS A970M-A Conclusion
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