ECS P55H-AK Black Series
From ECS: "ECS P55H-AK is ECS most high-end motherboard designed for Intel LGA1156 K series unlock CPU to reach the optimum system performance. It has NVIDIA NF200 with 32 PCIe lanes for 3 x PCIe16X GEN 2.0 graphic interface to support 3-Way NVIDIA SLI / ATi CrossfireX technology. Also, ECS unique M.I.B X interface makes a simple, fast and safe O.C operation in BIOS. With its exclusive Rapid 333 feature, P55H-AK provides USB 3.0, SATA 6Gb/s and eSATA 6Gb/s high data transfer rate to fulfill the most speed-demanding gamers."
LGA 1156 – Supports LGA 1156 CPU-socket interface in the single chipset structure and will supersede LGA775 in the high-end and performance desktop segments. It can tune your system for extra performance and feed your need for speed.
SATA 6Gb/s – Doubles the transfer speed of SATA 3G, running at speed up to 6.0Gb/s, and can connect with any other SATA 3.0Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s devices for backward compatibility.
USB 3.0 – The latest generation Super Speed USB 3.0 Card is able to transfer data 10 times faster than USB 2.0. An innovative power management system provide better energy saving and carry more power to recharge more USB rechargeable devices. USB 3.0 Card is compatible with USB 2.0 to add more convenience and excellent performance.
ATI CrossFire X – The technology not only combines multi-GPU and motherboard power that soars into a new dimension of graphics capability, but also delivers the highest image quality and screen resolutions, even with the most demanding 3D titles.
NVIDIA SLI Ready – Revolutionary platform innovation intelligently scales graphics performance up to 2x. Combine multiple NVIDIA GeForce-base graphics cards with an NVIDIA nForce SLI-based motherboard. Rigorous testing and certification process for unmatched stability and compatibility.
eJIFFY – ECS eJIFFY is a Linux based interface for a fast boot application which is compressed in a CD to install on the hard drive.Within 8 seconds after the computer boots up, eJIFFY is ready to provide users the total enjoyment for web browsing, photo reviewing and on-line chat. Instead of waiting for the regular OS to start up, eJIFFY serves a convenient center to have quick fun or a glance at the hot news in today’s fast pace world where nothing can be too quick.
eDLU – Drivers Live Update Utility ECS eDLU utility makes updating Drivers fast and easy. eDLU Saves time and hassle of searching for Drivers online and avoid complicated steps. With simple and easy steps it checks for new Drivers version on-line and let the user to update the Drivers.
eBLU – BIOS Live Update Utility ECS eBLU utility makes updating BIOS fast and easy. eBLU saves time and hassle of searching for BIOS online and avoid complicated flashing steps. With simple and easy steps it checks for new BIOS version on-line and safely guides the user to flash the system BIOS.
eOC – Easy Over Clock Utility. Easy Over Clock Utility is a easy and simply overclocking tools that provides user-friendly windows operation interface for novices and overclockers, with clicking on your mouse only you can get much higher performance of CPU quickly. It is available for download and updated online to get the latest version. Combine with ECS MIB III technology to challenge undiscovered extreme overclocking than ever before.
ECS M.I.B X (Ultimate BIOS O.C interface) – ECS O.C profile offers 3 sets of O.C values for CPU and DRAM to reach higher performances in a quick, simple and safe way. It keeps users’ preferable BIOS settings to regain your last successful O.C configuration to create the most convenient O.C experience.
ECS Deep Green – An industry-leading energy saving technology under 0.001 watt power consumption standard at soft off mode. Reduces energy consumption and CO2 production much better than EuP 2013 standard. It means the technology planted 96,500 trees per year.
EuP Certified – ECS Motherboards have been certified by EuP. EuP certification verifies that ECS motherboards comply with European Union stander to decrease the environmental effects and promote sustainable environment. Save energy and keep healthy environment by choosing ECS motherboards.
ROHS – Choose an environment-friendly, fully RoHS-compliant ECS product as the foundation for keeping harmful substances out of our ecosystem.
8 Channel High Definition Audio – Integrated 8-channel HD Audio CODEC delivering advanced multi-channel audio and bringing you the experience of home theater-quality sound.
PCI EXPRESS 2.0 – The exceptionally increased interconnect bit rate from 2.5GT/s up to 5.0GT/s would effectively eliminates the bottle neck of the system performance and brings the most terrific computing experience from the present to the future.
15μ Gold Contact – ECS 15μ gold technique contains 15μ gold contact on CPU socket and Memory slot pins. It offers 3 times extra anti-oxidation, temperature resistant and scrape protection to ensure motherboards longest lifespan, better reliability and excellent contact.
Dual Gigabit LAN – The dual Gigabit LAN design allows a computer managing network traffic between two separate networks and ensures rapid data transfer from WAN to LAN without any latency.
RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 – Supports RAID 0(Striped disk array), RAID 1(Mirroring disk array), RAID 5(Block Interleaved Distributed Parity), RAID 10 (A Stripe of Mirrors). Provides users the performance and protection.
Each of these bring something unique to the user experience, so let’s move onto the specifications and then to the board itself.