Friday March 08, 2013

ECS A970M-A Deluxe Motherboard

Overclockers Club has just published a review of the ECS A970M-A Deluxe motherboard. If you are building an AMD based system on a budget, you might want to give this review the once over.

Overclocking with the ECS A970M-A is a simple affair. I would mention that without a few features of it's more expensive 990FX chipset boards, overclocking did require more voltage than it otherwise might. The impressive overclock of 4789MHz did also create quite a bit of heat requiring a heartier cooling solution than you will be able to find in the 35-40$ range. While the A970M-A achieved a very good OC, heavy 24/7 overclockers will probably opt for the added features of the 990FX chipset.