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ECS Launches a Motherboard for a “More Civilized Age”

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Posted June 1, 2016 by Josh Jackson in CPU & Motherboards

Computex is in full swing and there’s more hardware announcements than a news site can shake a stick at. Still, we cover what we can and what particularly caught my eye was the new Lightsaber board from ECS. While they aren’t known for gaming motherboards, this looks like a solid release from the company. The no frills layout will likely have less features than competing boards but it also has a good chance of being very cost effective. What’s important is what appears to be a solid VRM design with a good heatsink covering them. Add some RGB illumination and this is certainly a board an overclocker can be interested in, if the price is right. Check out the press release below for more info and a look at the new Liva mini PCs.

ECS launches brand new LEET GAMING motherboard & LIVA mini PC @Computex 2016

Illumination LED and Killer Gaming network – Z170-LIGHTSABER, LIVA Pro with MINI STX solution

[Taipei – Taiwan] Elitegroup Computer System (ECS) proudly introduces its brand new LEET GAMING motherboard Z170-LIGHTSABER and LIVA Pro mini-PC in 2016 Computex. Z170-LIGHTSABER adopts the Killer E2400 Gaming high-performance Gigabit Ethernet Controller that prioritizes bandwidth automatically to decrease gaming latency. It implements an independent power solution and Nichicon audio capacitors to provide better audio quality. In addition, it features Illumination LED with 7 colors to go well with your gaming components and chassis! ECS launches new LIVA mini PC – Pro, adopting a MINI STX motherboard. It supports the latest Intel desktop processors and the fastest DDR4 memory to offer amazing performance within a 1.3-liter size! LIVA Pro brings desktop grade flexibility and performance into the mini PC market.

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Brand new LEET GAMING motherboard

Z170-LIGHTSABER adopts gamers’ favorite Killer E2400 Gaming high-performance Gigabit Ethernet Controller that prioritizes bandwidth automatically to decrease gaming latency. Z170-LIGHTSABER features Superior Audio – an independent audio power solution, which protects from electromagnetic interference, a changeable audio amplifier that suits the gamer’s audio taste, and Nichicon audio capacitors delivering great stability and reliability. Z170-LIGHTSABER offers a brand new USB power supply design to support high power USB devices such as VR glasses, and gaming equipment USB ports with 1000Hz response rate for high-end gaming keyboards or mice! On top of these rich features, Z170-LIGHTSABER has special Illumination LED with 7 colors. Gamers can switch LED color to go well with their gaming equipment and chassis! From the inside and out, Z170-LIGHTSABER is unique for you!

New LIVA Pro mini PC

Since 2013, ECS LIVA mini PC series has won lots of awards and received positive feedback from worldwide media and customers. In 2016, ECS and Intel co-developed a brand new form factor solution – a MINI STX motherboard into the DIY desktop market. Its’ size is 29% smaller than MINI ITX, but keeps the hardware configuration of a traditional DIY motherboard. The size of LIVA Pro with MINI STX motherboard is only 1.3 liters! Supporting Intel’s latest Core i processors, and standard LGA115x coolers and featuring DDR4 SO-DIMMs up to 32GB! In addition, it supports USB 3.0 with the Type-C connector, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity, dual display outputs via HDMI and DisplayPort, and 2.5” HDD/SSD. LIVA Pro brings great flexibility and performance into the mini PC market to satisfy more users’ requirements.

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