In this years ECS has launched a A785Gm-AD3 motherboard which uses the 785G+S870 Southbridge/Northbridge combination. Comparison with other AMD motherboard, the price is pretty cheap only 112$. In this article I am just going to the black series in this product. Features scores is only get 35, Compability is 10. All of the perfomance in this mainboard I think gets 11.
Below is the All features of ECS A785Gm-AD3 black series :
- Chipset : 785G
- CPU Socket : AM3
- Memory speed and max : DDR3 1600 (OC)/DDR3 1333/DDR3 1066/ DDR3 800 / 16 GB
- Processor Types : Phenom II or Athlon II or Sempron 100
- Dual CPU : none
- External Graphics PCI Express x16
- Form Factor ATX
- Audio 8-channel
- SATA 3.0 GB/s
- RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5, 10
- LAN 10/100/1000 4 LAN Ports
- USB USB 2.0
- BIOS AMIBIOS
Unfotenatelly in this ECS motherboard has no used a new technology to USB 3.0 and still uses a USB 2.0, The CPU socket on the board is AM3 interface, you could install Phenom II, Athlon II or even Sempron 100. be aware to don’t intall AM2+ CPUs. This AMD motherboard has perfectly supported DDR3 memory.
The 15 micron gold contacts is very useful to pretect CPU, memory sockets and PCI Express x16 Slots, and give the highest system protection compared motherboard which still use 5 micron gold. ECS A785GM-AD3 motherboard is created by using reference of AMD 785G chipset, the lates series of integrated graphic. For your information HD 4200 chip is the inserted part on the 785G chipset and it has 205 million transistors and a clock speed of 500MHz.
This ECS motherboard has been certified for windows 7 and the HD 4200 supports Direct 10.1, it doesn’t support HyperMemory. ECS provides the eJiffy operating system in ECS A785GM-AD3 Black Series whics has the VOIP, chat client, picture viewing and Internet browser. it is like many motherboard manufactures are now adding an alternative operating system in their product, so users don’t need wait to install windows, linux or mac. WIth eJiffy you could use computer in normal activities except for gaming or install software.
The conclusion, ECS has take a good decision by including eJiffy, Special ACC, the features might not be found on many AMD motherboard manufactures.This motherboard is also better for overclocking versus 785GM-M board. If you think ECS A785GM-AD3 Black Series good for you by price or performance..