Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is doing its best to shed its old reputation as strictly a budget board maker by focusing on higher end chipsets. That includes AMD's upcoming 990FX chipset, the one built for Bulldozer sporting a new AM3+ socket. This is the chipset enthusiasts will reach for when popping in new four-, six-, and even eight-core processors.
The fellas over at Turkish website Donanimhaber.com managed to unearth a picture of ECS' soon-to-be flagship AMD motherboard, the A990FXM-A. It looks like most of the other 990FX boards we've seen and features four DDR3 DIMM slots (supports dual-channel DDR3-1866), three PCi-Express 2.0 x16 slots (x16/x16 or x16/x8/x8), six SATA 6Gbps ports, IDE port, and two eSATA ports. Also included are a handful of USB 2.0 ports and four USB 3.0 ports, plus a bunch of other goodies.
On a related note, Nvidia and AMD recently were able to put aside their differences long enough to hammer out a license agreement that allows AMD chipsets to use Nvidia's SLI technology. The first chipsets to make good on this new license will be AMD's 970, 990X, and 990FX.