ECS Introduces A885GM-A2 & A885GM-M2 Motherboards

By on April 28, 2010
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Comes ready for six-core platforms.


Press release:
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), a leading motherboard, graphics card, barebone system and notebook manufacturer, today announces the launch of A885GM-A2 and A885GM-M2 motherboards based on the latest AMD® 880G / SB850 chipsets with the latest features to provide mainstream users the most affordable Six-Core system.

Easy to Build, Easy to Overclock — Feel the Power of the Latest Six-Core Platform

To meet the next-generation platform, the ECS A885GM-A2 and A885GM-M2 motherboards are ready to support the latest AMD Six-Core Phenom II CPU, meaning that users can easily get additional 50% performance over Quad-Core system. Furthermore, with the well-known ECS M.I.B. III (Motherboard Intelligent BIOS) bios-level easy overclocking utility, users can feel the noticeable extra performance by overclocking the whole system themselves. After setting up the ECS M.I.B III, advanced overclockers can further extract performance by using the latest exclusive overclocking utility called ECS eOC.

Faster, Smarter, Safer and Easier

The ECS A885GM-A2 and A885GM-M2 motherboards come natively with SATA 6Gbps function which provides two times faster transfer rate than the previous generation. Besides, all PCIE Gen.2 slots provide double bandwidth over PCIE Gen.1 for high-end graphics cards and high transfer rate add-on cards such as the ECS U3N2 USB 3.0 controller. Finaly, the ECS eBLU (easy Bios Live Update utility) and eDLU (easy Driver Live Update utility) deliver to the users a safe, easy and fast way for updating BIOS and drivers.

Product Comparison

Model Name A885GM-M2 A885GM-A2
NB / SB 880G / SB850 880G / SB850
CPU Socket AM3 AM3
Integrated Graphics Processor ATI Radeon HD 4250 ATI Radeon HD 4250
SidePort Memory 128MB DDR3-1333 -
Storage 5x SATA 6Gbps (Raid 0,1,5,10) /


5x SATA 6Gbps (Raid 0,1,5,10)
ECS M.I.B. III Yes Yes
ECS eOC(Overclocking Utility) Yes Yes
ECS eBLU (Bios Live Update) Yes Yes
ECS eDLU(Drivers Live Update) Yes Yes
DRAM Support 2x DDR3 1333 4x DDR3 1600
PCIe x16/ x1/ PCI Slots 1 / 2 / 1 2 / 2 / 2
LAN Gigabit LAN Gigabit LAN
Video Output HDMI + VGA DVI + VGA
Audio 6-ch HD audio 8-ch HD audio
USB Support 14 devices 12 devices
Form Factor Micro ATX (244x210mm) ATX (305x244mm)

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