ECS HDC-I Pro Reviews
Average Review Score: /10
ECS HDC-I Reviews4
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|PC Perspective||---||Sep 12 '11|
|Neoseeker||---||Jun 10 '11|
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"So, if you are looking for a motherboard/CPU to build an inexpensive, quiet and low-consumption small form factor (SFF) computer or for an HTPC, the ECS HDC-I is a great choice, thus receiving our Silver Award."
"ECS has jumped on the AMD Fusion bandwagon with the HDC-I, which boasts some great features such as integrated WiFi and Bluetooth."
"Performance-wise the HDC-I proved to be more than adequate. It out-performed the basic CPU-only or GPU-only benchmarks, such as decompressing ZIP files or low-resolution gaming. Aside from the benchmarks, I found everyday tasks, such as 1080p HD video-streaming and multitasking, to run without a hitch. Where the HDC-I fell behind the comparison boards was in the heavier benchmarks. Even though most of the comparison boards in these tests did not perform desirably, they still fared slightly better. Out of all the boards tested, the HDC-I was most in need of CPU and GPU overclocking. The omission of this is truly surprising in such a feature-packed board. This doesn't make or break this board because where most Mini-ITX media boards focus only on system performance, the HDC-I goes for the medium performance, but feature-packed design. The processing power of the CPU and GPU are enough to perform all the tasks a modern media center set-top box would need. Where it really shines is in its connectivity; it not only has plenty of the standard connections, but it also introduces less common but extremely useful ones, such as Bluetooth and an internal Mini PCI-E. If you are looking to build an HD media box or a low-power PC without sacrificing connectivity and expandability, then the ECS HDC-I is one of the best motherboard options currently in this market."
"We'd like to thank our friends at ECS for providing the HDC-I mini ITX motherboard for our review today. The mini ITX platform is being rejuvenated in today's PC market by the integration of CPU and GPUs into today's first-generation APUs. ECS is taking complete advantage of the feature sets associated with the Brazos platform in the HDC-I and keeping this board at a price point that consumers can afford. These mini ITX boards provide great performance and low power consumption, which makes it a very tempting option for tweeners who don't want to jump to a micro ATX or ATX setup. Consumers get the best of both worlds with the HDC-I if they are looking for a entry-level mainboard for their next home theater PC."