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ECS Shows Off New Motherboards and GTX680 Black Series

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ECS brought a new card and two of its recently announced motherboards to the Computex show floor.

ECS was at Computex last week with its newly announced GTX680 Black Series graphics card. The GTX680 packs a custom heatsink with two fans and five heatpipes, a little overclock for the GPU (1040MHz), and ECS Nonstop Certification, which indicates the card went through a series of stress tests to ensure reliability. In the rear there's two DVI dual-link, one HDMI port and a DisplayPort.

 

Also on show was the Z77 Black Extreme Series Golden Limited Edition motherboards. There's two models here, the Z77H2-A2X and the Z77H2-AX, both of which were officially announced back in April. The latter packs support for three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, while the Z77H-A2X supports two PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots as well as a mini PCI Express slot. 

 

Both models also pack two PCI Express 2.0 slots, and two PCI slots to support older add-on cards. They both incorporate Mini PCIe for Smart Response, Smart Connect and Rapid Start technologies. The Z77H2-AX is equipped with eSATA x2 (6Gb) and SATA x6 (6Gb/s x4 + 3Gb/s x2), while the Z77H2-A2X has eSATA x1 (3Gb) with DVI output. Both the Z77H2-AX and Z77H2-A2X models offer Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, USB 3.0 x6 and USB 2.0 x6 support, 3-way Nvidia SLI or ATI CrossFire XTM support, EZ charger and 1 Gigabit LAN.

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    doron , June 12, 2012 9:09 AM
    "Both models also pack two PCI Express 2.0 slots"

    You probably meant 3.0 ;) 
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    hellfire24 , June 12, 2012 9:54 AM
    that board looks sexy!
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    SirDevon , June 12, 2012 10:29 AM
    Quote:
    "Both models also pack two PCI Express 2.0 slots"

    You probably meant 3.0 ;) 


    I think it was supposed to read "PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots". They'd already mentioned the 3.0 x16's
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    jankeke , June 12, 2012 10:31 AM
    doron"Both models also pack two PCI Express 2.0 slots"You probably meant 3.0

    No, he states : "The latter packs support for three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, while the Z77H-A2X supports two PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots"

    So they support both PCI 3.0 and 2.0.
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    s3anister , June 12, 2012 11:32 AM
    Trust the Midas touch, ECS?
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    dgingeri , June 12, 2012 12:41 PM
    s3anisterTrust the Midas touch, ECS?


    I wouldn't care if it was solid 24k gold, I still wouldn't touch anything by ECS.
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    spookyman , June 12, 2012 1:15 PM
    Hmm

    ECS short for "Extremely Crappy Systems"?
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    leongrado , June 12, 2012 1:56 PM
    Looks really plastic to me.
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    doron , June 12, 2012 1:57 PM
    SirDevonI think it was supposed to read "PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots". They'd already mentioned the 3.0 x16's


    Whoops, missed that. Thanks :) 
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    eddieroolz , June 12, 2012 4:07 PM
    Way to announce cards that people can't buy. Still waiting for my reference 680.
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    UVB076 , June 13, 2012 12:03 AM
    >Called "680 Black"
    >Is gold
    wtf ECS?
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    K2N hater , June 13, 2012 3:40 AM
    I expected a much better 802.11 implementation...
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    dreadllokz , June 13, 2012 5:11 AM
    nice to build a pimp PC with gold waterblocks and sh*t!
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    alphaalphaalpha1 , June 13, 2012 7:26 PM
    dgingeriI wouldn't care if it was solid 24k gold, I still wouldn't touch anything by ECS.


    spookymanHmmECS short for "Extremely Crappy Systems"?


    I don't know about your experiences with ECS, but mine have been just fine. For example, my ECS 890GX AMD motherboard is running well even with my Phenom II 1045T and a decent overclock and has been for almost a year. I wouldn't have recommended that board for very high overclocking, but this board here seems fine to me.
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    zaxevil , August 9, 2012 10:51 AM
    i had my old e5200 with ECS GF7050 VT, still running well till now for three years
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