If gaming is high on your to-do-list however, a discreet PCIe graphics card is the way to go. Because the G-M3 is an entry-level motherboard to start with, it isn’t overly crowded with components. Expansion slot spacing is as good as it gets with four slots on a micro-ATX motherboard, so the only thing that really bugged us out was the extreme lack of fan headers. Looking back at the G-M3 motherboard, it seems that ECS has also decided to stick with the basics. Singapore Malaysia Philippines Indonesia. Transformation and Lightning is still not hardware accelerated, so don’t expect great improvements to 3D performance though you will see a noticeable jump from using a dual core processor. As you can see from the limited options available, the G-M3 is clearly not designed for any serious overclocking activity.

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If gaming is high on your to-do-list however, a discreet PCIe graphics card is the way to go. For one, it has a faster core running at MHz and is eecs to utilize more memory, up to MB.

Now what all this means is that the onboard graphics will be powerful enough to handle high resolution videos and high bitrate DVD quality decoding, but will still have to rely on the CPU for true HD decoding like H. This means that users will have overall better control of memory timing and less restrictive menus. With only two DIMM slots and a structured design, the board has a spacious layout 945y-m3 should provide good ventilation features to the memory, CPU and power components.

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This choice was probably made to make the motherboard comply with the Viiv standard, but we’re not complaining since it is still an upgrade to the previous Realtek PCI based controller.

ECS 945G-M3 – 3.0 – motherboard – micro ATX – LGA775 Socket – i945G

Despite its already overclocked speeds and lack of voltage controls, the G-M3 is still a decent overclocker. ,an and Lightning is still not hardware accelerated, so don’t expect great improvements to 3D performance though you will see a noticeable jump from using a dual core processor.

Expansion slot spacing is as good as it gets with four slots on a micro-ATX motherboard, so the only thing that really bugged us out was the extreme lack of fan headers. Because the G-M3 is an entry-level motherboard to start with, it isn’t overly crowded with components.

Yes unlocked CPUs only As you can see from the limited options available, the G-M3 is clearly not designed for any serious overclocking activity. Looking back at the G-M3 motherboard, it seems that ECS has also decided to stick with the basics.

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This leaves the user with no other option than to purchase media expansion or ADD2 cards separately if they need dual view, TV-out or PVR capabilities.

As you can see from the limited options available, the G-M3 is clearly not designed for any serious overclocking activity.

You may also be interested in The GMA has sufficient capabilities to deliver decent video quality with support for resolutions up to x which covers even p contentdual stream decoding and hardware motion compensation for HD MPEG2.

ECS G-M3 – – motherboard – micro ATX – LGA Socket – iG Overview – CNET

Singapore Malaysia Philippines Indonesia. Layout Because the G-M3 is an entry-level motherboard to start with, it isn’t overly crowded with components. The board even has a trick or two up its sleeves as our review unit came factory overclocked more on this in the next page resulting in a default FSB of MHz and boosting memory to DDR speeds.