We will take a closer look at what Asus has delivered in the near future. However, it will hardly scare you away, if you want to buy the ECS RSA — this motherboard is initially not intended to be a top model. BioShock Infinite and Metro: Remember that we have already reviewed in detail the performance drop, when a video card is installed into AGP Express slot compared to regular AGP. But the price to consumer justifies all these disadvantages in the eyes of many customers. Log in Don’t have an account?
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This model on the manufacturer’s web site Russian mirror The motherboard is kindly provided by the manufacturer. Conclusions ECS RSA is a motherboard designed specially for gradual and as cheap as possible upgrade to the new standards in home and office computers.
That is the ECS RSA is obviously not intended for a high-performance workstation, it’s rather a solution chopset home users, who upgrade their computers gradually.
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Thus, the systems are formally at long odds, but have a look at the game results in low resolutions, obtained with one of the most powerful AGP video cards — ATI Radeon Pro. But it’s still one of the most attractive integrated solutions that offers entry-level gaming performance. The only obvious advantage of this model is good graphics integrated into the ATI Radeon Xpress chipset, the negative side is low performance with an external video accelerator.
Apparently, they put so much work into the outstanding but very late Asus RS that they decided to recycle their work in an RS reincarnation.
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However, it will hardly scare you away, if you want to buy the ECS RSA — this motherboard is initially not intended to be a top model. ATI has pooled a lot of help from ULI with the newest SB southbridge alternative, and a lot of help from unnamed partners to get their memory controller up to snuff. The original design of this motherboard allows installing any of the two memory types, but the AGP option comes at a cost of reduced performance.
Preliminary test results Testbed configurations: Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Noise level, dB A: And I should say that this model copes with its tasks very well.
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These boards bring great DX9 integrated graphics to the micro market, but they are not the enthusiast boards for which we have all been waiting.
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This is not to take anything away from the Athlon 64 integrated graphics versions, since RS is one of the few decent integrated graphics solutions for Athlon Support for two memory types not simultaneously and three!
Dynamic range, dB A: In other respects it’s OK. Where are those Radeon Express motherboards?
The poverty of the bundle matches the functionality of this model, but on the other hand, it contributes to the low price. Motherboard features are scarce: There are brief descriptions of jumper functions on the PCB.
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We will take a closer look at what Asus has delivered in the near future. Note that the so called AGP Express is not guaranteed to support all video cards, the list of models checked for compatibility is published in User’s Guide on the official web site.
Nevertheless, we had to make sure that the performance drop was still there. Frequency response from 40 Hz to 15 kHzdB: Rs40 intermodulation distortion level at the analog output does not deserve good comments.
This model on the manufacturer’s web site Russian mirror The motherboard is kindly provided by the manufacturer Vladimir Senchihin sench ixbt. Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method.