Channel Series Z97 Motherboards

Courtesy of ECS

For their channel line of boards, ECS is releasing the mATX form factor Z97-PK board. This board features the Intel Z97 chipset like is L337 series brethren at a much lower price point. While the board may seem a bit underpowered for a Z97-based board, it was intended to be a low cost, high power solution. In fact, ECS has worked with its channel partners to package the Z97-PK with the Intel Pentium G3258 Haswell based CPU at a price point of under $150. This board is nothing to balk at either. During the event, they had the board running fully stable with the G3258 CPU and the stock Intel CPU cooler at 4.7GHZ under extreme load. Not a trivial feat, especially with a Haswell-based processor.

Notable Z97-PK board features include

  • Z97 Express Chipset
  • 4 DIMM DDR3
  • SATA 3 * 6
  • USB 3.0
  • Realtek 8111G GigaLAN
  • ALC892 / 8CH
  • D-sub + DVI + HDMI
  • PCIe x16 * 2
  • PCIe x1 * 1
  • Micro ATX 244*220mm

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