ECS KN1 SLI EXTREME DRIVER

During testing this feature functioned flawlessly and beat our best attempts to confuse the motherboard with various videocard combinations. The process is very simple and it works quite well, just make sure you keep the Top-Hat module in a safe spot that you will remember! Originally designed as an internal bus, developers quickly ported SATA over for external use since there is so much bandwidth available. In any case, the fan is 40mm fan which is replaceable is very quiet and does a decent job at expelling hot air from the system. Unfortunately we do not have any eSATA devices around the labs, otherwise we would have tested this feature

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Right above the first PCI Express x16 slot is a molex power connector set onto the motherboard. This power connector is recommended for when two high powered videocards are run in SLI.

ECS KN1 SLI Extreme Motherboard Review

To prevent ESD damage, the internal contact depth has been increased from 5mm to 6. It is necessary, however, to connect an extra power supply cable when SLI mode is used, and we recommend you to use a good quality power supply with at least true watts.

Unfortunately we do not have any eSATA devices around the labs, otherwise we would have tested this feature The process is very simple and it works quite well, just make sure you keep the Top-Hat module in a safe spot that you will remember!

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Its metallic purple color really catches the eye and ECS decided to eliminate almost all silk-screen from the board that small letters and coded printed on the motherboardwhat gave a clear and even sophisticated look to this motherboard.

ECS KN1 SLI Extreme Motherboard Review | PC Perspective

The bright green plastic air scoop and 40mm fan are intended to quickly remove some of the hot air generated by the exs AMD Athlon64 processor and power MOSFETs from the case, thereby lowering overall internal temperatures. This helps the installation of bigger video cards and the system ventilation.

ECS call this backup solution the “Top-Hat” flash module. Extgeme have some criticism to this motherboard layout, however: Back duct that helps on the motherboard cooling.

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Doom 3 and Conclusion. ECS used blue color on sockets 1 and 2 and yellow color on sockets 3 and 4. As you can see in Figure 4, on this motherboard there is more room between the two x16 slots compared to older SLI motherboards.

Another interesting feature from this motherboard is a duct with a fan inside installed on its back, which cools down the voltage regulator exyreme and also removes hot air from the voltage regulator area. From the assortment of motherboards we’ve seen, generally only super high end motherboards support switch-less SLI.

Beginners Guides Cases and Access. It’s not absolutely necessary with GTX-class videocards which is what we tested withand the system did not experience any problems running in our tests without the extra power. In any case, the fan is 40mm fan which is replaceable is very quiet and does a decent job at expelling hot air from the system.

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Originally designed as an internal bus, developers quickly ported SATA over for external use since there is so scs bandwidth available. During testing this feature functioned flawlessly and beat our best attempts to confuse the motherboard with various videocard extreje. Its design follows the same standard used on other motherboards from ECS Extreme series.

Friday, December 28, The extra breathing room just makes it easier to install larger heatsinks or waterblocks on videocards.

About Us Employment Privacy Policy. Still it is nice to see ECS incorporate a new standard now so that users will be good to go should they adopt eSATA devices in the future.

The only thing missing to make this system perfect was the installation of heatsinks on top of those transistors. Just connect two compatible video cards and the SLI mode will be activated.