With the release of the Phenom series of processors, we have seen more interest in compatible boards that will support this processor.
To take full advantage of the speed, a board support the new HT3 is recommended. ECS sees this an opportunity to revive the glory of old K7S5A with its latest board the ECS A770M-A (formerly known as RX780M-A) based on the new chipset AMD 770 + SB600.
This board supports the AM2+ socket processor and current processors. It can deliver up to HT 5200MT/s. It has 4 DIMM slots supporting up to 32GB of Dual Channel DDR2-1066. On board is GbE, 8 Channel HDA, 4 SATA II (RAID0, 1,0+1), 1 PATA, 6 USB 2.0, 1 eSATA and supports an additional of 4 more USB ports via bracket connectors.
We will take a look at the board and its layout in the next few pages.
AMD RX780 + SB600
4 X DIMMs supporting dual channel DDR2 1066 memory up to 32GB
1 X PCI Express X16 slots (Gen 2.0)
4 SATAII ports supporting RAID 0, 1, 0+1
1 X PATA port
6 X USB 2.0 ports & 1 X eSATA on the rear panel (2 X USB 2.0 pin headers on board supporting 4 X USB 2.0 ports)
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