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ECS 965PLT-A Motherboard - Intel 946GZ Chipset Tested (Page 13)

By Cameron Johnson from Apr 17, 2007 @ 23:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 8.0%Manufacturer: ECS Elitegroup

Final Thoughts

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.

- Pros

Stable platform

GMA 3000 is DX9 compliant

Can play basic games

Great office or media centre PC

Reasonably cheap

- Cons

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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