After all our tests we are pretty happy with the results of the ECS 965PLT-A motherboard. Despite being a budget board, it has enough performance to serve well as an office or and even home media centre PC.
Feature wise the board is dry. Without any additional controller chips there are no additional SATA ports, Firewire, or wireless networking. Only the Gigabit Ethernet chip is added to give an extra boost, without which the board would have no networking features.
It's not the type of motherboard you should be looking at for extreme performance or gaming but if you're looking for a cheap board which supports the latest Intel processors including quad-core, ECS might have something for you to consider here.
GMA 3000 is DX9 compliant
Can play basic games
Great office or media centre PC
No additional features like SATA or Firewire
Rating - 8.5 out of 10 and TweakTown's "MUST HAVE" Best Value Award!
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications]
- Page 3 [The Board]
- Page 4 [BIOS and Overclocking]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and Memory Performance]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - PCMark05]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - WorldBench]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - HDD Performance]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - 3DMark06]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - PREY]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - Far Cry]
- Page 13 [Final Thoughts]
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