CES 2010: New Motherboards from EVGA, ECS, and Gigabyte

Subject: Motherboards | January 7, 2010 - 11:13 PM |

While CES has been dominated by hot new mobile devices and notebooks, many of your favourite motherboard manufacturers are announcing new products too. Most new boards are Clarkdale based (Intel H55 to be exact), there are some AMD releases too. Here's today's round-up of new motherboard releases from ECS, EVGA, and Gigabyte.


  • Three new motherboards - H57, H55, and H55V all using the Intel H55 chipset.

  • All have 4x DDR3 DIMMs, SATA-II and USB 2.0, and Gigabit Ethernet.

  • The H57 and the H55 come with DVI, HDMI, and Display Port outputs. The H55 has VGA out instead of Display Port.
  • The H55V is mATX form factor, the others are ATX.

These new boards also feature EVGA's "Double Play" heatsink mount, which lets you use either LGA775 or LGA1156 heatsinks. Visit this page for more detailed specifications.

Also revealed is a dual-socket X58 motherboard for two LGA1366 processors, and support for Quad-SLI (see here at Tech Reaction). What a beast.


Also covered previously here on PC Perspective, are new boards from Gigabyte. Here's a breakdown:

  • Three new motherboards: GA-H57M-USB3, GA-H55M-USB3 in mATX form factor

  • USB 3.0 support using NEC controller.
  • USB power moderation boosting available power for devices (also see "GIGABYTE Extends USB 3.0 Leadership at CES 2010").
  • Display Port output
  • Dual-BIOS

Also announced were the GA-H55M-UD2H, GA-H55M-S2H, GA-H55-UD3H. See the bottom of this product page for links to all the specs.


While the other manufacturers had concrete product details to give, ECS went the cryptic route instead by showing off high-res images of the products, but no other details. Here is what we can glean from the images:

  • Three new H55 mATX motherboards: H55H-M, H55H-CM, H55H-M2

  • H55H-M: 2 DIMMs, DVI and VGA
  • H55H-CM: 4 DIMMs, HDMI, and VGA
  • H55H-M2: 4 DIMMS, DVI and VGA, Dual Gigabit Ethernet, eSATA

A pair of new AMD boards, A880GM-A and A890GXM-A, were also featured using presumably AMD 880g and 890g chipsets respectively. Also pictured was a U3N2 2-port USB 3.0 PCI x1 expansion card.

Visit this Flickr gallery for the images.

For all PC Perspective's CES 2010 coverage, news and articles, please visit:


Source: EVGA

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