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CeBIT Hannover 2005 (Part 1)
By CPU-zilla
Category : Events
Published by Vijay Anand on Sunday, 13th March, 2005

New Motherboards at ECS

Elitegroup’s booth.

The new ECS PF5 Extreme is based on the upcoming Intel 945P chipset and it's paired with the ICH7R, giving it a storage subsystem with RAID 0, 1, 0+1 and 5 capabilities. It comes with a PCI Express x16 slot, two PCIe x1 slots, three PCI slots, eight USB 2.0 ports, two IEEE 1394a ports, one Gigabit LAN port and one 10/100Mbps LAN port.

The ECS PF21 Extreme is based on the Intel 955X chipset and it's paired with the ICH7R Southbridge. It has similar features as the PF5 Extreme except that it comes with two Gigabit LAN ports.

The ECS RS480-M micro-ATX motherboard is based on the ATI RS480 chipset paired with the ATI IXP400 Southbridge. It features ATI’s integrated RADEON X300 graphics as well as the option to upgrade the system's graphics via its additional PCI Express x16 slot. This Socket 939 board comes with a 10/100Mbps LAN port, four SATA ports with RAID 0 and 1 capabilities and eight USB 2.0 ports.

The ECS RX480-M micro-ATX motherboard is almost an equivalent of the RS480-M, except that it doesn't come with built-in graphics. Based on the discrete ATI RX480 solution, the board comes with a single PCIe x16 slot for PCI Express graphics cards.

The latest ECS 945G-M is based on the upcoming Intel 945G chipset, which comes with an updated integrated graphics core known as Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950. Paired with the ICH7, this board has four SATA ports, three PCI slots, one PCIe x16 graphics slot, one 10/100Mbps LAN port and eight USB 2.0 ports.

The ECS 756-A is based on the SiS756 chipset paired with the SiS956 Southbridge. This Socket 939 board for AMD Athlon 64 processors features four SATA ports with RAID 0, 1 and 0+1 capabilities, eight USB 2.0 ports, two PCIe x1 slots and two PCI slots. This board comes with two graphics slots, one for PCI Express graphics, and another for AGP graphics cards. The AGP slot here is not supported by the chipset and it's actually bridged from the PCI slots. Though not offering full AGP speed, it's nevertheless a solution for upgraders who prefer to wait for prices of PCI Express graphics cards to fall even further.

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