We were beginning to think motherboard makers had grown completely uninterested in showing off anything that's not built around Intel's X79 chipset for LGA2011 Sandy Bridge-E processors, but that isn't the case with ECS. The mobo maker recently announced the H61H2-A2 Black Deluxe, a new slice of silicon built around Intel's H61 Express chipset with additional chips to support USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps.
The new board supports LGA1155 processors and has two DDR3 DIMM slots for up to 16GB of DDR3-1333 memory. It has a single PCI Express x16 Gen2.0 slot, two PCI-E x2 slots, and a pair of legacy PCI slots. Other features include onboard 6-channel HD audio, GbE LAN, four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, two SATA 6Gbps ports, four SATA 3Gbps ports, HDMI, all solid capacitors, anti-static and anti-surge protection, and a UEFI BIOS.
No word yet on price or availability.
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