IMG 7246 ECS HDC I Review

We take a look at the latest AMD Brazos motherboard from ECS. Featuring USB 3.0, WiFi and Bluetooth, how well does the ECS HDC-I compare with the other E-350 motherboards reviewed so far?

To date, we've looked at MSI's and Asus' AMD E-350 motherboards. Today we'll be adding another board to the club, ECS' HDC-I.

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ECS may be better known for no-frills solutions targeted at consumers on a budget, but the ECS HDC-I doesn't seem to fit this mold. Instead, its list of features looks to be on par with the others we've seen so far.

IMG 7135 ECS HDC I Review

Specifications

CPU AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350
Chipset AMD Hudson M1 FCH (A50)
Graphics Integrated AMD Radeon HD 6310
Memory 2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM, Max. 8 GB, DDR3 1066/800 SDRAM
Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe x16 slot (x4 bandwidth)
1 x Mini PCI Express x1 slot
Storage 4 x SATA 6Gbps
1 x eSATA 6Gbps
Audio VIA VT1708B 8-channel High Definition audio CODEC
Network Atheros AR8151 PCIe Gigabit LAN
Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n (single antenna with rear bracket included)
Rear Panel I/O 1 x RJ45 LAN connector
1 x Audio port (Line-in,4x Line-out, SPDIF out)
1 x D-sub(VGA)
1 x DVI Port
6 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
1 x Bluetooth 3.0 adapter
1 x HDMI Port
1 x eSATA 6Gbps
1 x S/PDIF Out (optical)
5 x Audio jacks
Internal I/O Connectors and Headers 1 x CPU Fan connector
1 x Chassis Fan connector
4 x USB 2.0 header
1 x Front panel audio header
1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
Form Factor Mini-ITX (170x170mm)