ECS Elitegroup C19-A SLI
|ECS Elitegroup C19-A SLI|
|Processor Support||All Intel LGA775 microprocessors including
dual-core Pentium D
16GiB total, 4 slots
|Graphics Support||PCI Express
2 PEG16X slots
|PCI Express||2 x PCIe 1X|
|PCI Conventional||3 x PCI 2.3 slots|
|Networking||Marvell 88E1115 PHY; Gigabit Ethernet|
|Firewire||VIA VT6307 on PCI; 2 FW400 ports (optional, not on the sample)|
|Audio||Realtek ALC883; HD Audio, 8-channel
Jack sensing, optical Toslink and coax digital out
|USB||MCP51; 8 ports USB2.0|
|Disks||MCP51; 4 SATA300, 2 ATA133 IDE, RAID0,1,0+1,5|
[advert] All the features you'd expect to find on a modern Intel-supporting mainboard are there, including four ports of SATA2, lots of USB2.0, HD Audio CODEC and support for dual graphics via NVIDIA SLI.
And when those features are standard on relatively cheap mainboards without question means the consumer ultimately wins. NVIDIA's MCP51 is the reason why on this particular board. The chip's ActiveArmor firewall is built in, and its MediaShield disk controller for RAID and SATA2 is present and correct.
For a $90 mainboard I don't see where any complaints could be levelled at the feature set. Layout next.