TechPowerUp received updated photos of the ECS Z77H2-AX and Z77H2-A2X, new LGA1155 motherboards for Intel's Ivy Bridge. Unlike previously published photos of these two boards, the retail editions will feature a new black and golod color scheme.
Basically, all metallic parts of the motherboards, be it the sheaths around the conductive polymer capacitors, the sheaths around the chokes, the PCH and VRM heatsinks, the CPU socket frame, and even the rear-panel port clusters, will have golden-colored finish that lends the motherboard a pimped out appearance. The PCB is jet-black, and so are all the expansion and DRAM slots, the gray and white colored slots are replaced. Most other plastic parts, such as SATA ports, ATX/EPS power connectors, are colored black.