ECS H67H2-M Black Edition Motherboard ReviewThu, Mar 03, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Board Layout, Box and Bundle
As we said, ECS has included a number of enthusiast level functions on this motherboard. These are very welcome changes and we applaud ECS for this effort!
Here you can see the on-board power and reset buttons.
Available slots are a single x16 PCIe slot, 2- x1 PCIe slots and a PCI slot. H67 actually no longer supports PCI slots, so the PCI slot is provided by an ITE IT8892 bridge chip. Also added is a handy diagnostic LED post code reader.
The CPU socket uses ECS 15μ gold technique and contains 15μ gold contact in the CPU socket and Memory slot pins. It offers 3 times extra anti-oxidation, temperature resistance and scrape protection to ensure the motherboard’s longest lifespan, better reliability and excellent contact. The area around the socket is clear with only the enormous heatsinks on the VRM circuitry causing any clearance issues.
Speaking of those enormous heatsinks, we found that a number of our CPU coolers fit without issue. These included the monster Cooler Master V10, Corsair A70, Corsair H50, Thermalright AXP-140, and Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120.
Four DIMM slots are included and support dual channel DDR3 up to 1333MHz. Maximum memory capacity per slot is 8GB, giving this board a whopping total capacity of 32GB!
Finally, we have the I/O side of the motherboard. Notice that it comes with four different options of hooking up to a television or monitor! In between the DVI and HDMI port you can see the CMOS reset button. This is not a normal option on ECS motherboards and clearly marks it as a step toward enthusiasts. There are a total of four USB 2.0 ports on the back, two USB 3.0’s and two Gigabit LAN connections that can be “teamed” together. Eight channel audio is supported on our ECS board, and hiding behind the Legit Reviews logo is a SPDIF out.
Box and Bundle
Here we see the box that the ECS H67H1-M Black Deluxe comes in. There is a very unique looking hologram pattern all over the box.
And here is the bundle minus the back plate and driver CD. There are four SATA cables, an e-SATA bracket, manual and a quick setup guide. ECS also provided a number of dust caps for the various display connectors and USB slots to help keep things dirt free. I don’t believe I have seen this before and it’s a very nice addition to the bundle!