ECS Z87H3-A2X Extreme

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About this Product


CPU
º Supports new 4rd gen Intel® Core™ family, Pentium, Celeron series processors in LGA1150 socket
º DMI 5.0GT/s
º TDP: 200W
º 12 Phase Thermal Design Power
º VRD 12.5
º 100% Solid capacitor design
º Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
º Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
º Intel® K Series Unlock CPU Support
º Please refer to CPU support list for details
CHIPSET
º Intel® Z87 Express Chipset
º Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology & Intel® Rapid Start Technolog
GRAPHICS
º Support Intel® HD Graphics 4000(Intel 4th gen CPU)
º Supports DirectX® 11 .1
º *DirectX 11.1 - Only supported with the 4rd Gen Intel processors for LGA 1150 socket
º Supports Intel® HD Graphics, InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™
º Supports HDMI 1.4a & Premium Audio
º Supports LucidLogiX® Virtu™ MVP
º Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI
º Supports ATI® 3-Way CrossFireX™
º Supports Full HD 1080P Blu-ray / HD-DVD Playback
MEMORY
º Dual-channel DDR3 Memory architecture
º Supports DDR3 1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, Un-buffered SDRAM Memory
º Supports up to 3000(OC),2933(OC),2800(OC)
º 4 X 240-pin DDR3 DIMM socket
º Support up to 32 GB*
º Intel® extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 1.3/1.2 Memory Modules
º Note:Please refer to the latest Memory support list for details
º Note: DDR3_1 with DDR3_3 are the same channel, DDR3_2 with DDR3_4 are the same channel by Intel® Specification
EXPANSION SLOT
º 3 X PCI Express X16 Gen 3.0 slot(s)
º 1 X PCI Express X 1 slot(s)
º Supports NVIDIA® SLI Technology
º Supports ATI® CrossfireX Technology
º 1 X Mini PCI Express X1 slot(s)( Mini SATA supported)
º 1 X PCI slot(s)
º *When using two VGA cards, the bandwidth is @8 badnwidth; when using one VGA card, the bandwodth is @16.
Storage
º Support by Intel® Z87 Express Chipset
º Support by ASM1061 Controler
• 7 X Serial ATAIII 6Gb/s
Located in SATA1, SATA2...SATA7 Port
• 2 X eSATAIII 6Gb/s
• RAID0, RAID1,RAID5, RAID 10 configuration
º Supports Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
º Supports NCQ, AHCI and "Hot Plug" functions
Audio
º 8-Channel HD audio CODEC
º Compliant with HD audio specification
º Realtek ALC1150+ALC5505 8-channel High Definition audio CODEC
º BluRay DVD/HD DVD support
LAN
º Dual Realtek 8111G Gigabit Fast Ethernet Controller
º Wake-On-LAN
º Dual LAN with Teaming function
º Ultra low power consumption
Wireless
º Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n wireless LAN
Bluetooth
º Supports Bluetooth V2.0
USB
º Support by Z87 Express Chipset
• 6 X USB3.0 port(s) up to 5Gb/s
Back Panel 4 port(s)
Onboard 2 port(s)
• 8 X USB2.0 port(s) Up to 480 Mb/s
Back Panel 4 port(s)
Onboard 4 port(s)
º ECS EZ Charger (Gray USB header)
REAR PANEL I/O
º 1 X Audio port (Line-in,4x Line-out, SPDIF out)
º 2 X RJ-45 port with teaming function
º 1 X HDMI port(s)
º 1 X Display port
º 1 X Wireless LAN Dongle
º 1 X Bluetooth Dongle
º 2 X eSATA 6Gb/s port(s)
º 4 X USB3.0 port(s)
º 4 X USB2.0 port(s)
º 1 X Clear_CMOS Button
CONNECTORS & HEADERS
º 1 X 24-pin ATX Power Supply connector
º 1 X 8-pin ATX 12V Power Connector
º 1 X 4-pin CPU_FAN connector
º 1 X 4-pin SYS_FAN connector
º 1 X 3-pin PWR_FAN connector
º 1 X Power on button
º 1 X Reset button
º 1 X Clear_CMOS button
º 1 X Front Panel switch/LED header
º 1 X Front panel audio header
º 1 X Onboard Buzzer
º 1 X USB 3.0 header
• Support additional 2 USB ports
º 2 X USB 2.0 header
• Support additional 4 USB ports
º Support EZ charger (gray color)
º 1 X CLR_CMOS header
º 1 X Serial port header (COM)
º 1 X mSATA connector
º 1 X 7S-LED Display
º 1 X ME_UNLOCK header
º 1 X Chassis intrusion header
º 1 X Voltage measure points
º 1 X 80P Switch button
º 1 X Quick OC button
º 1 X BIOS set button
º 1 X ROM Backup button
SYSTEM BIOS
º AMI BIOS with 64x2 MB SPI Flash ROM
º Supports M.I.B X Utility
º Supports ACPI 3.0 & DMI
º F7 hot key for boot up devices option
º Over-Clocking
º Graphic OC Support
º Dual Display
º Support ECS EZ BIOS
º Plug and Play, STR (S3) / STD (S4) , Hardware monitor, Multi Boot
º Multi-Language BIOS
º Audio, LAN, can be disabled in BIOS
º Dual BIOS
º Dual-Monitor function
FORM FACTOR
º ATX Form Factor
º 305mm(W) X 244mm(H)
OS Support º Windows 7 32-bit
º Windows 7 64-bit
º Windows 8 32-bit
º Windows 8 64-bit
Certifications
º CE/FCC Certification
º ErP/EuP Certification
º WHCK Certification
Bundled Software
º ECS Intelligent EZ Utility : eBLU, eDLU, eOC, eSF
º Free Bundle: Norton Internet Security ,CyberLink PowerDVD, CyberLink PowerDirector 9, Muzee with trial version
º Creative Sound Blaster Cinema software

Official URL

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?DetailID=1475&CategoryID=1&MenuID=172&LanID=0

Reviews

ECS Z87H3-A2X Extreme Reviews Rating: 90 out of 100 based on 2 ratings.

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Overclockers Club  --- Aug 27 '13
PC Perspective  --- Sep 16 '13
Phoronix  --- Aug 15 '13
PureOverclock.com 4.5/5 Jul 26 '13
techPowerUp! 9/10 Dec 18 '13
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Overclockers Club on Sep 03 '13

"Overall the GANK Machine was an interesting experience. Performance wise it fell behind a little based on the clock speeds set by default in the BIOS, but this is fixed with a simple adjustment...."

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PC Perspective on Sep 16 '13

"ECS did a great job with the design and layout of the Z87H3-A2X Extreme board. The gold-plated components accentuate the red and black theme giving a nice impression of the board from the start...."

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Phoronix on Aug 15 '13

"The price of the ECS Z87H3-A2X Extreme is $240 USD is decent compared to other enthusiast-geared Haswell motherboards. I'd have no problems recommending this motherboard to Linux desktop users once..."

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PureOverclock.com on Jul 26 '13

"ECS has revamped its aesthetics and given this Z87 chipset motherboard a pleasing to the eye experience. The performance to value ratio is fair and on point for its features."

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techPowerUp! on Dec 19 '13

"The ECS GANK MACHINE, simply put, impressed me like no other. As a board reviewer, I see the same thing over and over again: here's a socket, some slots, and a bunch of things to plug into, and..."

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