ECS continues to support small business with their line of products. Space in a small business office is always at a premium. To help, ECS has introduced the new B75 based motherboards: the B75H2-D, B75H2-M2, and B75H2-M3.

The latter two boards, the B75H2-M2 and B75H2-M3, are micro-ATX format while the B75H2-D is a DTX format introduced by AMD a few years ago. All of these boards focus are cost savings and space savings while maintaining usability of high performance parts.

These ECS B75 motherboards natively support USB 3.0, SATA 3.0 (6 Gb/s), and PCI-E 3.0 (with compatible CPU). While not the focus of the design, you can leverage DirectX 11 for graphics with some Intel CPUs or use the PCI-E slot for any PCI-E graphics solution. You will also find an array of legacy support with headers for LPT (printer port), serial, and COM ports to ensure the business will not have to update the entire office at once.

In addition to the expandability and flexibility, the ECS B75 series comes with Intel’s Small Business Advantage (SBA) software to help manage your entire PC infrastructure. This gives you the ability to control when your PCs turn on and off, as well as providing protection from malware/spyware, automated data backups, and automated maintenance to help small business owners cut unnecessary costs.

It is clear to me what these boards are focused on, but ECS also includes support for their overclocking software, M.I.B III. I don’t see these boards being used for gaming or by PC DIY, but the option is there. If you have a small business with PC needs or if you just want to build a cost efficient gaming rig, the ECS B75 series could be where to start.

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New ECS B75 Series PC Motherboards are Perfect for Home and Business

Combining the best in new technology with the greatest compatibility

23 July 2012 Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has announced a new series of motherboards – B75 Series. These three new PC motherboards based around Intel’s B75 Express chipset support for the latest CPU technology: Intel Small Business advantage, as well as compatibility with older products and a future upgrade path. They offer an impressive range of features for home and business use, including SATA 3.0 hard drive connection at up to 6Gb/s, USB 3.0 for high speed external data transfer, plus PCI Express 3.0 and DirectX 11 for advanced graphics.

There are three motherboards in the ECS B75 series: the B75H2-D, the B75H2-M2, and the B75H2-M3. The B75H2-M2 and the B75H2-M3 are compact 244 mm x 200 mm Micro ATX format boards, while the B75H2-D is a DTX format board.

Small business advantage

All three boards come with the Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) security and productivity software, a set of tools designed to help small businesses manage their PC infrastructure to enhance productivity, protect valuable data, and cut operating costs.

SBA includes security features like Software Monitor, to monitor critical security software and alert users if it is compromised; Data Backup and Restore, which can start up the PC automatically outside working hours to save power costs and avoid interrupting users; and USB Blocker to protect the PC and network from viruses, malware and spyware infections carried by USB devices. SBA Productivity features include PC Health Center, which can wake up the PC to carry out maintenance and system checks; Energy Saver, to shut down PCs after working hours, and start them up automatically each morning rather than leaving them switched on all the time; the DTX-format B75H2-D motherboard features Intel vPro technology to enable the best solutions for businesses in a managed PC environment.

Unprecedented compatibility and solid power

The ECS B75 series motherboards provide full support for Intel’s next-generation Ivy Bridge CPUs for cutting edge performance, but they still maintain compatibility with Sandy Bridge and older socket 1155 CPUs to offer an easy upgrade path. The boards’ LGA1155 socket accepts new 2nd and 3rd Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors. CPUs up to 95 Watts are supported on the B75H2-M3.

The new Intel B75 Express chipset at the heart of these motherboards offers integrated USB 3.0 support without external chips, bringing greater performance, expandability, and reliability. And these boards have official support for PCI Express Generation 3.0 add on card technology, to get the most out of future generations of graphics cards as well as today’s most powerful models.

Expandable and connectible

All of the B75 series boards provide a wide range of expansion and upgrade options. As well as the PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot for graphics cards, each board includes at least 1 PCI Express 2.0 slot, and the B75H2-M3 even adds 2 standard PCI slots to support older add on cards.

There’s huge capacity for ultra high speed storage with the latest Serial ATA (SATA 3) 6.0Gb/s devices. Connectivity includes 4 USB 3.0 ports, 6 USB 2.0 Ports and Gigabit LAN.

Integrated video output is handled by a VGA and HDMI or DVI sockets, and there’s also 6 channel surround sound HD audio.

For users who need to bring older applications and processes up-to-date, these also boards offer great legacy hardware and software support with features like a COM/Serial port header and line printer port (LPT) header (not available in B75H2-M2).

Advanced user features

For hardware performance enthusiasts, these new boards provide plenty of control to get the maximum performance out of the PC, as well as the ECS M.I.B. III software for easy and convenient overclocking. The software provides an advanced range of frequency tuning features for system performance and superior gaming capability.

Lifetime reliability

To ensure lifetime reliability and customer satisfaction ECS applies stringent quality control procedures to all its products. Solid long-life capacitors in the critical CPU area guard against failure, even in the most challenging conditions. ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) protection protects against component damage from static electricity in dry climates, to enhance durability and lifespan. All three ECS B75 motherboards are available now.

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