We've seen a whole lot of teaser shots of soon-to-be-released motherboards built around Intel's X79 (Sandy Bridge-E) platform this week, culminating earlier today in EVGA's dual-socket Super Record 3 (SR3) mainboard. How do you follow something like that? You don't, really -- it's kind of like that scene in Great Balls of Fire! where Jerry Lee Lewis (played by Dennis Quaid) finished his crowd pleasing set by lighting his piano on fire and quipping to Chuck Berry, "Follow that, killer!" But just as Chuck Berry is a legend in his own right, ECS wants to remind everyone that it too knows a thing or two about motherboards.
ECS shared a handful of photos of its upcoming X79-AX Black Extreme and Deluxe motherboards, and while these aren't dual-socket boards, ECS figured it would hire a model to get people's attention instead (note that the model and motherboard are not to scale, though that would be pretty awesome if they were).
Both boards have a pair of DDR3 DIMM slots on each side of the CPU socket. You can also spot onboard power and reset buttons (Extreme), PCI-Express 3.0 ports, USB 3.0, and some other goodies.