ECS PF21 Extreme
An important fact that many are not aware of is that ECS is actually the largest manufacturer of home PC motherboards, but, of course, being the largest manufacturing company does not guarantee quality. To be precise, ECS is the largest manufacturer, but it does not develop most of the boards it produces in its factories. The boards manufactured at ECS plants are actually designed in the development centers of much better known companies like ABIT and Dell. The ECS company is actually the "black laborer" of the home computer industry when it performs the hard work of creating the printed circuit board, while the board design work produced is done by other companies, which then sell the boards under their own brand.
Over the years we have witnessed ECS attempts to break into the field of motherboards and design motherboards themselves in order to compete with the better known companies. At ECS they chose to start with more budget boards, grab from below and conquer the market. These primary boards competed with the cheapest boards from the big manufacturers and with other "cheap" manufacturers like PC-Chips and PC-Partner. As is well known, competition was short because ECS boards were classified as highly unreliable boards and were in line with the cheapest boards on the market, which appealed solely to ignorant buyers (due to their price) and large organizations for which cost is the most important characteristic.
About a year ago, rumors spread on the net that there was an attempt by ECS to buy one of the most important and successful manufacturers in the field of quality boards - ABIT. As far as we know, this acquisition was not successful and only hinted at ECS 'move to try and integrate in every way among the leading manufacturers currently on the market.
With a solid financial backing, the company has re-launched its development centers in order to create the best and most unique boards for platforms based on both Intel processors and processors. AMD. The first "new" panels unveiled at the prestigious Computex show in Taiwan this year, indicated the change that had taken place in the company and its onslaught on the market.
The board in front of us uses the 925XE chipset, this kit from home Intel It is one of the highest quality kits that the company presents for its processors, and the use of this chipset by ECS indicates a change in approach - no longer anonymous and cheap chipsets but quality kits from the leading manufacturers, which give first-class performance