ECS has announced the Z87H3-M motherboard, aimed at high-end gamers.
Featuring durable, heat-resistant solid capacitors, the ECS Durathon-certified board has its external connectors, such as VGA, USB, and LAN ports, feature heavy-duty ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection for delicate internal components from static and other electrical disturbances. Up to 3 independent displays can be supported with the following on-board ports; 1 HDMI port (DP optional), 1 DVI port, and a VGA port to ensure compatibility with most PC displays. There's also 8-channel audio on board for gaming and music.
Special ECS features include EZ charger technology to help users charge their phones or other external devices. Unlike normal USB ports switching to low current mode when the system is off, EZ charger provides three times the current of products in the market during S5 mode (system shutdown).
The exclusive ECS iEZ utility combines eBLU BIOS Live Update Utility, eDLU Drivers Live Update Utility – to keep the system up to date with minimal hassle – and eSF Smart Fan Utility, which reduces system noise while allowing the system to work safely at maximum speed when required. Additional features include Intel Smart Response, which combines the speed of SSDs for c and the capacity of traditional hard disks, allowing huge data storage with fast access times.
The ECS Z87H3-M will be available globally in January for US$100.