ECS introduced the full-size ATX A885GM-A2 and Micro-ATX A885GM-M2, two new motherboards based on the AMD 880G + SB850 chipsets. The main differences between these two models is that the M2 model has 128MB DDR3-1333, one eSATA port, two DDR3-1333 slots, one PCIe x16 slot, HDMI + VGA outputs, 6-channel HD audio and 14 USB 2.0 ports, while the A2 version has four DDR3-1600, two PCIe x16 slots, DVI + VGA outputs, 8-channel HD audio and 12 USB 2.0 ports.
Easy to Build, Easy to Overclock -- Feel the Power of the Latest Six-Core Platform
To meet the next-generation platform, the ECS A885GM-A2 and A885GM-M2 motherboards are ready to support the latest AMD Six-Core Phenom II CPU, meaning that users can easily get additional 50% performance over Quad-Core system. Furthermore, with the well-known ECS M.I.B. III (Motherboard Intelligent BIOS) bios-level easy overclocking utility, users can feel the noticeable extra performance by overclocking the whole system themselves. After setting up the ECS M.I.B III, advanced overclockers can further extract performance by using the latest exclusive overclocking utility called ECS eOC.
Faster, Smarter, Safer and Easier
The ECS A885GM-A2 and A885GM-M2 motherboards come natively with SATA 6Gbps function which provides two times faster transfer rate than the previous generation. Besides, all PCIE Gen.2 slots provide double bandwidth over PCIE Gen.1 for high-end graphics cards and high transfer rate add-on cards such as the ECS U3N2 USB 3.0 controller. Finaly, the ECS eBLU (easy Bios Live Update utility) and eDLU (easy Driver Live Update utility) deliver to the users a safe, easy and fast way for updating BIOS and drivers.