ECS reveals its AMD FM1 board specs ahead of launch

ecs logo.jpg ECS reveals its AMD FM1 board specs ahead of launch

Although no pictures of a retail ready AMD socket FM1 has leaked as yet, we now have the first specifications of no less than three boards from ECS. The company will be displaying at least one ATX and two mATX at Computex which kicks off in two weeks' time and we have a feeling that ECS won't be the only company having boards on display.

Although no pictures of a retail ready AMD socket FM1 has leaked as yet, we now have the first specifications of no less than three boards from ECS. The company will be displaying at least one ATX and two mATX at Computex which kicks off in two weeks' time and we have a feeling that ECS won't be the only company having boards on display.

First up we have the A75F-A which is the ATX board and it's part of ECS' Black Deluxe series of boards. From what few details ECS has revealed the board should have one x16 PCI Express slot, one x4 PCI Express slot and at least a PCI slot or two.  Other features include four DIMM slots, four native USB 3.0 ports thanks to the AMD A75 chipset, five SATA 6Gbps ports, one eSATA 6Gbps port, 7.1-channel audio with S/PDIF out and HDMI, DVI and D-sub connectivity.

ecs fm1 ECS reveals its AMD FM1 board specs ahead of launch

Next up we have the A75F-M which is the higher-end mATX model which sports four DIMMs, a x16 PCI Express slot, four USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbps ports, 7.1-channel audio with S/PDIF out and HDMI, DVI and D-sub display connectivity.

Finally there's the A75F-M2 which only has two DIMM slots, a x16 PCI Express slot, four USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbps ports, 5.1-channel audio and HDMI and D-sub connectivity, whereas DVI is apparently somehow optional.

The A75 chipset does at least mean that the minimum feature set now includes USB 3.0 which is a nice addition to any motherboard, even though the uptake has been a little bit on the slow side so far. Based on features alone, Intel's platforms are looking less and less attractive and we're still some six months off until we get the first Intel motherboards with native USB 3.0 support. Make sure you check back with us next week for some Computex previews and of course from the 30th for coverage from Computex.

Source: ECS

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