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ECS P67 and H67 Sandy Bridge Motherboards Preview

Posted November 15, 2010 by Jake in CPU & Motherboards







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ECS P67H2-A: Features

Normally we’d give full specifications of a motherboard, but since we’re not allowed to divulge any chipset or CPU specifications, we’ll have to settle just for telling you the main features of the ECS P67H2-A. In our preview of the board layout, however, you’ll see much of what’s on the board, so some of those specifications can be surmised.

"The ECS Black Series P67H2-A motherboard is the brand new high-end LGA 1155 socket product that fully supports the 2nd Generation Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 and unlocked edition K-SKU desktop procesors to deliver amazing overclocking capabilities. Features ECS exclusive Hydra Core technology and 3 PCI-E x16 Gen.2 expansion slots that allow hardcore gamers to combine performance. In order to improve system stability and safety, ECS P67H2-A equips all-solid capacitors, Lower RDS(on) MOSFET and ECS exclusive 15u technology, this enhances system durability while running at full-loading mode for a long time. ECS application kit including eOC, eGS, eSF, eBLU, eDLU and eJIFFY also offers a convenient way to extract performance, save energy, and keep drivers and BIOS up to date."

ECS Hydra Core technology – ECS Hydra Core technology uses Lucid’s Hydra engine chip that allows flexibility with ease to use any GPU combination from any vendor. You can choose your favorite GPU based on performance, price and availability of powre graphic enhancement of 3D application with low power consumption.d.

ECS M.I.B. X – ECS O.C profile offers minimum 1 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 screate the most convenient O.C experience.

Qooltech III – An excellent and unique silent cooler with dual copper pip to double the heat transfer efficiency for fast and effective heat dissipation. Keeps the system cool even during high overclocking.

10X Transfer Speed – Support latest generation USB 3.0, SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s), and eSATA 6GB/s high speed interface to meet the high capacity and high speed needs of multimedia publishing and PC gaming.

EZ Charger – EZ Charger technology provides 3 times current than general USB port in off mode for USB devices. It’s useful and excellent, especially for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices that need a large amount of current for faster recharging within less time.

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 technology to challenge undiscovered extreme overclocking than ever before.

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.
With this features, your PC also can fit the hardware requirement of Windows Vista.

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.
Let’s take a quick look at what’s included in the package here and then onto the boards.

One of the most interesting features here is the inclusion of the Lucid Hydra chip. Lucid’s HydraLogix technology is a chip that allows the use of different multiple GPUs in one system. Essentially, Hydralogix allows users to team up graphic cards of different series and makers and spread the load between them, even allowing use of PhysX by users of ATi cards. We’ve seen this technology before, and reaction is a bit mixed, but it certainly does open up some interesting possibilities.

Let’s move onto the package and accessories of the P67H2-A.

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