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ECS Launches New IntelŽ 9-Series, L337 Gaming Motherboard Unbeatable Gaming Headset Performance for Hardcore PC Gamers 11 May 2014, Taipei, Taiwan
The all-new ECS L337 Gaming Z97-MACHINE brings together numerous features and advantages demanded by hardcore PC gamers. It uses the new IntelŽ Z97 Express Chipset, enabling support for some of the fastest processors available, including IntelŽ 4th and 5th Generation Core i7, i5, i3 Processors. Z97-MACHINE also ships with Pro Gaming Performance Features, thanks to Extreme Audio combo with ESS SABRE Premier DAC and Sound Blaster Cinema 2, Hybrid Power Module Design, Dual Graphic and Native 4K support, the latest M.2 Expansion for SSD, IntelŽ Ethernet Gigabit LAN optimization for gaming, and a high quality, extreme tested all components platform and design that is unmatched`1 in the industry.
As a member of the L337 Gaming motherboard family, the Z97-MACHINE benefits from a legacy of ECS’s gamer-friendly design. From start to finish, this motherboard aims to enable better, more enjoyable gaming on a PC at a great starting price for players looking for excellent performance at an even better value.
Premium Hardware Design:
L337 Exclusive Hybrid Power yields a fantastic overclocking experience for enthusiasts. Featuring Dual Advanced MOSFETs provides up to 90% power efficiency, which allows for extreme heat dissipation with the optimal combination of fast switching, highly efficient power conversion and low on-resistance. It adopts 100% ultra long lifespan Nichicon Japanese Caps delivering the highest standard of stability, reliability and longevity to fulfill hard-core gamers’ demand and over-clocking application. ECS Icy Choke provides 1.5X greater stability offering 50° wider temperature range and reducing heat by 13% more than standard ferrite chokes, even under full loading operations. Hybrid Digital 6-Phase PWM Designed to manage microprocessor core and memory voltage regulator with auto phase shedding for easy setting, high system flexibility.
Optimized Expandability: M.2 Interface for SSD
The latest evolution of M.2 socket provides a better and faster standard for connecting NGFF (Next Generation Form Factor) solid state drives with up to 10Gb/s by PCIe or SATA support.
Z97-MACHINE’S M.2 socket provides a wide range of support including 42mm, 60mm and 80mm version SSD in the identical 22mm width design.
Unbeatable Audio Combo: World-Class ESS SABRE Premier Audio DAC
Z97-MACHINE is the First to adopt ESS SABRE Premier Amplifier in the world, which is the highest quality audio DAC converter for high-fidelity gaming headsets with a full range of dynamic sound and less distortion of using audio applications. Comboed with the latest Sound Blaster Cinema 2, it delivers an exceptional audio experience with incredibly realistic performance and stunning surround effects, such as Surround, Crystallizer, Bass, Dialog Plus and Smart Volume.
Pro Gaming Experience: 2-Way CrossFireX / Native 4K Ultra HD / Intel Ethernet
Z97-MACHINE supports 2-Way AMDŽ CrossFireX™ GPU scaling allowing you to double your graphics performance through 2 x Gen.3 PCI-Express X16 Slots with a bandwidth of 32GB/s at 8Ghz for the highest stability and connectivity. Lastly, on-board integrated graphics are gaming ready with 4K display and DirectX 11.1 compatibility for the latest compute shaders, direct 2D, multithreaded rendering and tessellation for rich realistic graphics and fluid gameplay. It’s the perfect complement to the integrated triple display output, which provides out of the box triple simultaneous monitor output. For networking, Z97-MACHINE adopts IntelŽ I218V Ethernet, which is the No. 1 IntelŽ networking technology with the most stable speed for gaming, ultra low power consumption and lower latency.
Exclusive Design for Power Users
Z97-MACHINE implements new EZ BIOS UEFI and M.I.B. X Motherboard Intelligence functions, such as the new pre-configured overclocking profiles, providing a fantastic overclocking experience for enthusiasts. Functional software is bundled with Sound Blaster Cinema 2, which delivers professional live performance-quality surround audio for music, movies and games. Also provided, is ECS’s exclusive EZ Charger technology, which 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 ports. 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 material used throughout Z97-MACHINE is tailored for the aspiring hardcore gamer looking for a high performance rig and high performance stability. This endurance adds to the value offered by this new gaming motherboard, as it is intended for prolonged extended use and overall motherboard longevity.
For more detailed information, please visit http://www.L337gaming.com About ECS (Elitegroup Computer Systems) ECS, Elitegroup Computer Systems, was established in 1987. In recent years, ECS’s main focus has expanded from motherboards to All-in-One PCs, notebook computers, graphics cards and other mobile products. ECS is strongly committed to developing cutting-edge technology in order to create innovative products under environmentally friendly designs. ECS comprehensive quality control system ensures all of ECS products can be counted on for stability and reliability. Visit http://www.ecs.com.tw to learn more.
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|CPU: Intel Core i7 - 4770K|
|M/B: MSI Z87 MPOWER|
|RAM: 32 GB DDR3 2400 G.SKILL SNIPER|
|GPU: 2X- EVGA GFORCE GTX 960 4GB FTW|
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|CPU: AMD A 10-5800K Trinity 4.5|
|M/B: ECS A85F2-A Golden|
|RAM: 16G Crucial Blaxtix 1866mzh|
|GPU: 2 Saphirre 7770 Vapor X 1G 1150/1400|
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