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The ECS Elitgroup Z77H2-AX is well-equipped with features including wireless networking and Bluetooth support via the Atheros AR971L and AR3001 controllers which connect via USB 2.0. ECS employs a Texas Instruments USB 3.0 xHCI compliant host controller to further expand USB 3.0 capabilities. It offers three PCI ports, though only two are used, there are also two PCIe x1 slots and a Mini PCIe x1 slot, as well as two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots.
Gorgeous design, Nice feature selection, including Mini PCI Express port.
Packed with added features and options not seen on some other products in the same price range, Clean and simple, yet glaringly overstated GOLD colorthemed layout, Fully functional AMI UEFI BIOS, including mouse support and support for 3 TB drives, VRM an
Addition of PLX PEX8747 offers PCIe connectivity similar to Intel X79 Express, for the ultimate in multiGPU configurations on Intel LGA1155, Impressive, highquality packaging and an accessory bundle to match, GOLD4EVER color scheme matches with several ot
Expensive, Very high power usage.
BIOS voltage monitoring not accurate, BIOS overclocking options for CPU not fully available, High relative price and limited availability, Steep overclocking learning curve, only for the advanced overclocking user, SATA 3 Gb/s performance low.
Limited Availability of 200 pieces, Slightly elevated cost due to exclusive features, Gold/Black may not be to everyone's taste, Full potential cannot be realized until the release of future Intel 3rd Generation Core i7 Processors.
By TechSpot on April 20, 2012
We hoped the ECS Z77H2-AX would offer a decent value. While it still might have potential, ECS has its work cut out. Not only did the board linger at the bottom of our performance charts, but we experienced a bug that prevented us from overclocking.
By PC Mag on June 25, 2012
ECS has struck gold with aesthetics on its Z77H2-AX motherboard, though its high price and its heavy power usage will not appeal to everyone....
By Pureoverclock on June 14, 2012
Elite Group has been manufacturing motherboards for quite some time. Past products have gotten a mixed bag of results but more competition always means better overall product for the end user. This also usually results in better pricing in the...
By techPowerUp! on June 05, 2012
To the surprise of many, I really really like the ECS Golden Board Z77H2-AX. Its BIOS is broken, and overclocking isn't easy at all, but its extra capability, and relatively high performance that can hang out with the bigger boys is not something...
By MadShrimps on May 15, 2012
The appearance of the new Z77H2-AX Black Extreme motherboard from ECS is surprising and at the same time interesting, considering that we haven’t seen an all-gold appearance of the board from other manufacturers before. Besides the usual bundle...
By Real World Labs on May 10, 2012
ECS has a long standing of being an excellent OEM and prebuilt component but when it comes to enthusiasts it’s not really a name we here brought up very often due to its die hard allegiance to the basic OEM style products the community has grown...
By Guru of 3D on April 27, 2012
Ivy Bridge processors are here and as such this week we started our reviews on Intel Z77 PCH chipset based motherboards as well. Today we'll peek at the eye-catching ECS Z77H2-AX 'Ivy Bridge' ready Motherboard. The Z77 PCH is of course the...
By HardwareZone.com on April 14, 2012
In the run-up to the launch of Intel's Ivy Bridge processors, there has been a slew of motherboard launches from the different manufacturers. Recently, we showcased the MSI Z77A-GD65 and from ASUS, the P8Z77-V Deluxe as well as the ROG Maximus V...
By Guru of 3D on April 09, 2012
A very confusing release from Intel is their Z77 chipset and Ivy Bridge processors release. They where to be launched then delayed, then delayed further, then pushed forward again, then the processor is delayed and the motherboards all of the sudden...
By techPowerUp! on April 09, 2012
I've already started playing with my ECS Golden Board Z77H2-AX, and although I haven't covered performance here, let me say that clocking on this board is pretty impressive, and matches what I expect out of a high-end LGA1155 motherboard. Over...
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