ECS KN1 SLI EXTREME DRIVER

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. 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. During testing this feature functioned flawlessly and beat our best attempts to confuse the motherboard with various videocard combinations. From the assortment of motherboards we’ve seen, generally only super high end motherboards support switch-less SLI. 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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Just connect two compatible video cards and the SLI mode will be activated. This power connector is recommended for when two high powered videocards are run in SLI. It is extremw, 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.

ECS call this backup solution the “Top-Hat” flash module. During testing this feature functioned flawlessly and beat our best attempts to confuse the motherboard with various videocard combinations. We have some criticism to this motherboard layout, however: Originally designed as an internal bus, developers quickly ported Eccs over for external use since there is so much bandwidth available.

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ECS KN1 SLI Extreme Motherboard Review

Friday, December 28, From the assortment of motherboards we’ve seen, generally only super high end motherboards support switch-less SLI. Its design follows the same standard used on other motherboards from ECS Extreme series.

The only thing missing to make this system perfect was the installation of heatsinks on top of those transistors. Unfortunately we do not exteme any eSATA devices around the extremee, otherwise we would have tested this feature 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. 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!

The bright green plastic air scoop and 40mm fan are intended to quickly remove some of the hot air generated by the socket AMD Athlon64 processor and power MOSFETs from the case, thereby lowering overall internal temperatures.

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. It’s not absolutely necessary with GTX-class videocards which is what we tested withand the system did ecss experience any problems running in our tests without the extra power. Another interesting feature from this motherboard is a duct with a fan inside installed on its back, which cools down the voltage regulator transistors and also removes hot air from the voltage regulator area.

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Privacy policy and Terms of Use. This helps the installation of bigger video cards and the system ventilation. To prevent ESD damage, the internal contact depth has been increased from 5mm to 6.

As you can see in Figure 4, on this motherboard there is more room between the two x16 slots compared to older SLI zli. 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. Back duct that helps on the motherboard cooling.

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Doom 3 and Conclusion. The extra breathing room just makes it easier to ecss larger heatsinks or waterblocks on videocards. Right above the first PCI Express x16 slot is a molex power connector set onto the motherboard.

ECS used blue color on sockets 1 and 2 and yellow color on sockets 3 and 4.