Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has announced the newest member of its
high-performance Black Series of PC motherboards. The ECS A970M-A DELUXE
supports AMD AM3 and AM3+ APUs, and gets the most from them with the latest ECS
innovations for power, ease-of-use, and reliability. With features like full
Windows 8 support, an upgraded user friendly BIOS - EZ BIOS, dust defending
technology - Anti Dust Technology (ADS) and 8 channel HD audio, the A970M-A
DELUXE is the heart of the ultimate gaming center and perfect all-round PC.
The A970M-A DELUXE is built around the AMD 970 chipset, to squeeze the
maximum performance out of the most powerful cutting edge CPUs, while still
maintaining compatibility with older technology.
Exclusive features design
The motherboard features the new user-friendly
graphical uEFI BIOS - EZ BIOS, with ECS MIB X for easy overclocking, tweaking, a
multi-language interface and full Windows 8 support. Users can easily select and
change settings in the BIOS with mouse and keyboard.
For the ultimate in stability and reliability, the A970M-A DELUXE introduces
new features like ECS Anti-Dust Shield Technology (ADS). The ultimate in dust
defending technology, ADS prevents dust build up on the motherboard, a common,
but little-understood cause of instability, intermittent faults, and poor
performance. Long-term dust build up can cripple even the most powerful PCs by
causing tough-to-diagnose issues like overheating, short-circuits, and
unreliable memory or graphics card connection.
The motherboard is also certified by ECS Nonstop Technology. ECS Nonstop
Certification brings the user a hassle-free computing experience by solving many
common PC hardware problems before they can even occur. ECS Nonstop features
include: enhanced gold plating on critical contacts, all solid capacitors with 6
times longevity, and Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection for USB3.0,
USB2.0, eSATA and LAN. These hardware enhancements and a strict series of
specially-designed tests work together to protect PCs and ensure that all ECS
Nonstop Certified motherboards can be relied on for stability and reliability
far into the future, long after competing products have let you down.
High speed storage capacity
The ATX format A970M-A DELUXE features 2
PCIe Gen2 x16 slots for high-speed graphics card upgrades and CrossFireX
support, as well as 2 PCIe Gen2 x1 slots and 2 PCI slots for other cards. Up to
32 GB of dual channel DDR3 memory can be installed in 4 DIMMs, with a maximum
standard speed of 1866 MHz, or up to 2133 MHz for overclockers. There are 5 SATA
6 Gb/s connectors for high speed disk drives and other storage devices.
Expansion and connectivity options in the A970M-A DELUXE include 2 USB 3.0
ports, 8 USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit LAN, and a eSATA 6Gb/s connector for
high-capacity portable storage. There are also 3 internal USB 2.0 headers which
can support an additional 6 USB 2.0 ports if required.
Smart Functional Software and Utility
If you use your PC as a charging
station for your phone and other devices, then the new EZ Charger technology
recharges modern mobile devices three times as fast as standard USB ports, even
after the system is shut down, as long as the PC is still connected to a wall
socket. EZ charger can safely provide up to 3 times the current of standard USB
The A970M-A DELUXE is bundled with THX TruStudio PRO software, which delivers
professional live performance-quality surround audio for music, movies and
games. Additional software includes Norton anti-virus software, Muzee, Cyberlink
Media Suite, and the ECS iEZ utility, which combines the eBLU BIOS Live Update
Utility, the eDLU Drivers Live Update Utility and the eSF Smart Fan Utility
The new A970M-A DELUXE offers the latest technology for faster, more stable
performance and ultimate reliability.