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ECS A770M-A (V1.0) AMD 770 Motherboard
Author: Hellfire
Manufacturer: ECS
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ECS A770M-A (V1.0) AMD 770 Motherboard
February 21, 2008

ECS (Elitegroup Computer Systems) has been in business since 1987, and they have manufactured quite a few motherboard in those 20+ years to say the least. While they do have boards designed for the computing enthusiast, their products generally offer some of the latest features and specifications at a price point that makes them have greater mainstream appeal.

One of their most recent releases, and the subject of this review, definitely follows this trend. The A770M-A (V1.0) motherboard is based on the AMD 770 chipset, and is designed to support the latest AMD AM2+ CPUs. Some of the key features of this new board include support for AMD Phenom processors, HyperTransport 3.0, PCI Express Generation 2, and a few configurations of RAID.

The promotional image above provides a quick overview of this new motherboard, and those familiar with ECS products should recognize the distinctive purple coloring of the PCB. Before taking a look at the A770M-A (V1.0) AMD 770 motherboard provided for review, let's look at some published data on it taken from the ECS product page...


Windows Vista Ready The latest generation Microsoft O.S., delivers better personal productivity and digital entertainment on your PC through its improved reliability, security, and performance.
High-speed USB 2.0 Delivers transfer speeds up to 480Mb/s for easy connectivity and ultra-fast data transfers
Gigabit LAN Gigabit LAN supporting a high transfer rate up to 1 Gb/s.
Dual Channel DDR2 800 Doubles the bandwidth of your system memory up to 12.8GB/s and pumps up the system performance.
Serial-ATA 2 Double bus bandwidth which provides blazingly high disk performance, ensuring your computing experience will be faster, more reliable, and completely with current and future hardware and software.
8 Channel High Definition Audio 8 Channel High Definition Audio
Dualcore Dual-core is basically two separate processors on a single chip. Those two processors can outperform single-core processors on most multithreaded applications while running at lower clock speeds and consuming less power.
Over-Clocking Maximizes your system performance by selecting over clocking options
ATA133 Supports Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133 IDE devices, data transfer rate up to 133MB/s
PCI Express Gen 2 Doubles the bus standard's bandwidth from 2.5 Gbit/s to 5 Gbit/s, meaning a x32 connector can transfer data at up to 16 GB/s in each direction.
High Performance HyperTransport 3.0 Delivers increase in graphics and I/O bandwidth for smooth multimedia performance

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