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#1 Bosco

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

Tonight Red takes a look at the ECS A85F2-A Golden Motherboard.

 

Read his review here:

 

http://www.overclock..._a85f2a_golden/


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:18 AM

Great review Red! Makes me wish i had the $$ to upgrade my aging GA-MA 790X-DS4 MoBo, processor, and memory.

What stands out to me as a novice is the fact that this board will support 64 GB of memory? 

WOW is that the new Norm/Standard for Max on AMD enthusiast boards?

How much of a difference if any in testing would that have made for the bench marks as far as over all performance?


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:48 AM

Thanks J :)

Having ^$GB of RAM during testing would have not made any difference in benchamark results in any shape. While the ability to host 64GB is a good thing, keeping 64GB of RAM @ say 1866 or up is going to be quite a challenge for any memory controller.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:13 AM

yep, another fantastic review job red ! ,...one thing i never read mention of is UEFI,...so not available in current bios i gather...not to be conflicting but i see that as a con...UEFI seems to be a top of the line inclusive feature these days, and as i have gotten very used to having it on my asus, i would truly miss it...


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:46 PM

Looks like a decent mid-range board...but those colors? My eyes. Oh God my eyes. :lol:

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

Looks like a decent mid-range board...but those colors? My eyes. Oh God my eyes. :lol:

Oh cmon Dave, your a bling guy and we all know it :P


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:37 PM

Chrome and gold are my two least favorite things. :lol:

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:44 PM

Chrome and gold are my two least favorite things. :lol:

I know, I remember you saying that you would basically 'Black out" a mustang' wheels and all


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:51 AM

I think if done in moderation a black case with gold accents amber or white lights and gold accents would look nice. Espesialy on a themed case like a clasic Trans-Am or Harley theme.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:09 AM

A descent lower-mid range board.

The design of those heat-sinks... oh stop, there is no design at all.

IMO, they should have chosen any other more 'suitable color for eyes' for those heat-sinks.

 

@red1776: great review, man!


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