ECS A785GM-AD3 Black Series Motherboard
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 02-11-2010
Provided by: ECS
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Introduction

A little over a year ago, ECS (Elitegroup Computer Systems) sent us one of their new Black Series motherboards for review, the A780GM-A Ultra, utilizing the AMD 780G chipset and SB750 Southbridge. Unlike most other 780G chipset boards at the time, which were micro-ATX "mainstream" units designed for home theater or general all-purpose home use, The ECS A780GM-A Ultra Black Series was geared towards the enthusiast, with a full size ATX PCB featuring the new SB750 Southbridge, VRM heatsink, 8-pin EPS +12v connector and solid caps for more stable power with a whopping 160W TDP processor handling capability.


By the middle of Q1 2009 AMD began releasing new AM3 based processors with integrated DDR3 memory controller, and a revised 785G chipset with new SB710 Southbridge soon followed. ECS joined the fray with their A780GM-M and A780GM-M7 micro-ATX motherboards, and just as they did previously with the AM2+ A780GM-A Ultra, they have followed these with an upscale, full size ATX A785GM-AD3 Black Series. Sharing many of the same features as the rest of their Black Series boards, the A785GM-AD3 offers solid caps, gold plated CPU and RAM contacts, Special ACC (Advanced Clock Calibration) and support for AMD OverDrive or traditional overclocking via M.I.B. II BIOS tweaking utility.

Join us as we take a closer look at the ECS A785GM-AD3 Black Series motherboard.


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