“ECS (Elitegroup Computer Systems) has been good enough to supply us with its latest model called the 965PLT-A. While the board has ‘965’ in its name, it does not actually feature a 965 chipset. In fact it is based on the new 946GZ chipset from Intel, designed with the new GMA 3000 graphics chip embedded in the northbridge.
We plan to test this chipset to see how it performs compared to a 6200 TurboCache graphics card as well as our normal tests with the Radeon X1950Pro. So come have a look at the latest board to cross our labs.”
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- DFI LANPARTY UT ICFX3200-T2R/G @ Legit Reviews
- ASUS Commando @ Techgage
- abit Fatal1ty F-I90HD Motherboard @ Overclock3d
- Sapphire Pure Innovation HDMI PI-AM2RS690MHD (AMD 690G) @ Hardware Zone
The ECS 965PLT-A board isn’t available yet, but it won’t be too long before you start to see it on the shelves. As TweakTown notes in their review, the board is misnamed, as it is built around the 946GZ chipset, not the 965. Although it’s onboard graphics are lack luster, they have included 2 PCI Express x16 slots, so it can easily be the basis of a decent gaming rig.