Z77H2-A5X DELUXE (V1.0)

  • 3-Way multi-graphics solution
  • Supports 3 independent displays
  • ECS exclusive Anti-Dust Shield
  • Applied 100% Solid capacitor design to maximize component reliability
  • ECS Durathon Technology ensure the stability, reliability and performance of system.
  • Introduced ECS Hyper Alloy Choke to offer 150% higher stability than other products
  • ESD Protection prevents computers from electrostatic discharge damage to enhance
        its durability and lifespan
  • 15µ Gold Contact (3 times extra protection) ensures motherboards longest lifespan, better
       reliability and excellent contact
  • Supports Intel® Thunderbolt high speed connection technology
  • ECS MIB X - A friendly interface for overclocking, especially for gamer
  • Windows 8 Workable support
  • Supports DirectX® 11 to enhance graphical performance
  • Supports NVIDIA® SLI Technology to Intelligently scale graphics performance by
         combining multiple NVIDIA® graphics
  • Supports AMD CrossFire™ to expand your system’s graphics capabilities.
  • Supports Sound Blaster Cinema2 technology to deliver cinema-quality picture and sound
        to home environments
  • Free Bundle: CyberLink Media Suite
  • ECS Intelligent EZ Utility : eBLU, eDLU, eOC, eSF

  • Related Links :

     Sound Blaster Cinema Technology

    Sound Blaster Cinema Technology gives you the true cinema quality sound you would get from a theater experience.
    -SBX Surround
    -SBX Crystalizer
    -SBX Bass
    -SBX Dialog Plus
    -SBX Smart Volume
    Please visit here to learn more about Sound Blaster Cinema Technology.

     Durathon2 Technology - Motherboard quality you can trust.

    When it comes to the quality and durability of your motherboard, ECS goes above and beyond industry standards to ensure that you have a motherboard that will last long and always continue to out perform the competition. Trust only motherboards built with Durathon Technology. Click " Durathon microsite" for more details.

     AMD CrossFire X

    The technology not only combines multi-cards and motherboard power that soars into a new dimension of graphics capability, but delivers the highest image quality and screen resolutions, even with the most demanding 3D titles.
     Hyper Alloy Choke -5 Star Lasting Stability

    ECS Hyper Alloy Choke includes all features of Super Alloy Choke, additionally offering 50 degrees extra wider range and reducing 13% heat than general choke. Click Hyper Alloy Choke for more details.

    5 Star Lasting Stability


    ECS EZ BIOS is an exclusive design and the most convenient tool to adjust BIOS in graphical interface. Designed with stunning user-friendly interface and easy-to-use function including Auto OC, boost priority, and security function, EZ BIOS can radically take full advantage of the performance, high-end gaming, multi-tasking and energy efficiency. The latest ECS EZ BIOS allow users to fully satisfy their growing demand with the unique operating designed.

     Support Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology

    Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology accelerates encoding with built-in hardware and software, so you don’t need anything extra. Just any 2nd generation Intel Core™ i3, Core™ i5, or Core™ i7 processor.

     15u Gold Contact - 3 Times Extra Protection

    It offers 3 times extra anti-oxidation, temperature resistant and scrape protection to ensure motherboards longest lifespan, better reliability and excellent contact.

     4K Video Output

    4K video output affords you the most vivid display and an experience of visual clarity and details that meet the needs of entertainments.
    eBLU BIOS Live Update Utility

    Save time and hassle of searching for BIOS online and avoid complicated flashing steps.
    ‧Time-saving‧Smart and easy‧Safe and secure‧Free and upgradable

    See details
     DirectX® 11 Support

    DirectX 11 features the latest technologies of Compute Shaders, Direct 2D, Multithreaded Rendering and Tessellation for create rich worlds, realistic characters and more fluid gameplay.

     Speedy Storage Interface - SATA 6G

    SATA 6Gb is the latest SATA connection standard, features with 6Gb/s large bandwidth, it’s 2x faster than previous generation. Unleash your HDD/SSD performance.
     Full Duplex Operation Support - USB 3.0

    Super Speed USB 3.0 is able to transfer data 10 times faster than USB 2.0. An innovative power management system provides better energy saving and carries more power to recharge more devices.
     Intel® Smart Response Technology - Better, faster performance

    Intel® Smart Response Technology accelerates the system response experience by putting frequently-used blocks of disk data on a solid-state drive (SSD), providing dramatically faster access to use data than the hard disk alone can provide.



     CyberLink Media Suite Bundled

    Bundled* the Ultimate HD & Blu-ray Player ,Best Video Editing and Backup/Burn Software.
    These software are complete multimedia solutions in :
    - HD playback
    - Video Editing
    - Media burning
    *(30 Days Trial Version)
     3X Current Supply for ECS EZ Charger

    EZ Charger technology provides 3 times current than general USB port for USB devices. It’s useful and excellent, especially for the iPhone, iPAD and iPod touch devices that need a large amount of current for faster recharging within less time.

      15μ Gold Contact
    ECS 15μ gold technique contains 15μ gold contact on CPU socket and Memory slot pins. It offers 3 times extra anti-oxidation, temperature resistant and scrape protection to ensure motherboards longest lifespan, better reliability and excellent contact.
      MIB X
    ECS O.C profile offers O.C values for CPU and DRAM to reach higher performances in a quick, simple and safe way. It keeps users’ preferable BIOS settings to regain your last successful O.C configuration to create the most convenient O.C experience.
      Mutli-language BIOS
    Multi-language BIOS allows you to see and set up the BIOS with your native language. It helps Non-English users to solve the problem of setting up the BIOS and achieve extra system performance easily.
      ECS Hyper Alloy Choke
    ECS Hyper Alloy Choke includes all features of Super Alloy Choke, additionally offering 50 degree extra wider range and reducing 13% heat than general choke.
      EZ BIOS
    The most convenient tool to adjust BIOS in graphical interface. Designed with user-friendly interface including auto OC, boot priority, security function and windows 8 support. (Auto OC only for OC available models. )
      ATI CrossFire X
    The technology not only combines multi-GPU and motherboard power that soars into a new dimension of graphics capability, but also delivers the highest image quality and screen resolutions, even with the most demanding 3D titles.
      NVIDIA SLI Technology
    Allows users to intelligently scale graphics performance by combining multiple NVIDIA® graphics solutions in a single system with an NVIDIA® nForce® SLI media and communications processor (MCP). Delivers up to twice the performance of a single graphics solution.
      Dual Channel DDR3 2800(OC)
    DDR3 2800 OC is able to raise processor and RAM clock up to 2800MHz through capable RAM in overclock mode.
      PCI EXPRESS x16
    Delivers up to a 4x increase in graphics and 2x I/O bandwidth for smooth multimedia performance
      Mini PCI Express
    The Mini-PCIe slot has a new 52 pin edge connector and it is much smaller in overall size. It is designed for laptops and other small-footprint computer systems and supports Mini-PCI card for mini- Wireless, mini-TV tuner, mini-SATA cards and so on.
      SATA 6Gb/s
    Doubles the transfer speed of SATA 3G, running at speed up to 6.0Gb/s, and can connect with any other SATA 3.0Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s devices for backward compatibility.
      8 Channel High Definition Audio
    Integrated 8-channel HD Audio CODEC delivering advanced multi-channel audio and bringing you the experience of home theater-quality sound.
      Sound Blaster Cinema2
    Sound Blaster Cinema2 provides the latest groundbreaking technologies that delivers the fullest audio experience for music, movies and games, while remaining true to the source and intention of the artists who created it.
      Giga LAN
    Delivers transfer speed ten times faster than conventional 10 / 100 Ethernet connections, supporting a high transfer rate up to Gigabit/s. Gigabit LAN is the networking standards for the future and is ideal for handing large amount of data such as video, audio, and voice.
      USB 3.0
    The latest generation Super Speed USB 3.0 Card is able to transfer data 10 times faster than USB 2.0. An innovative power management system provide better energy saving and carry more power to recharge more USB rechargeable devices. USB 3.0 Card is compatible with USB 2.0 to add more convenience and excellent performance.
      Intelligent EZ Utility
    ECS Intelligent EZ provides convenient way of operation letting you use easily and comfortably enjoy high performance on your system.
      Support Windows® 8 OS
    Workable for the next version of Microsoft Windows - Windows 8 which is the first edition of Windows to support for both x86 PCs and ARM tablets.
    Thunderbolt offers the fastest connection with bidirectional, dual-channel, 10Gbps per port to amplifies your digital experience.
    CPUº Supports new 2nd & 3rd gen Intel® Core™ family, Pentium, Celeron series processors in LGA1155 socket
    º DMI 5.0GT/s
    º 100% Solid capacitor design
    º Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
    º Intel® K Series Unlock CPU Support
    º Please refer to CPU support list for details
    CHIPSETº Intel® Z77 Express Chipset
    º Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology & Intel® Rapid Start Technolog
    GRAPHICSº Support Intel® HD Graphics 2000/3000(Intel 2nd gen CPU) & 2500/4000(Intel 3rd gen CPU
    º Supports DirectX® 11
    º Supports Intel® HD Graphics, InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology,
    º Supports HDMI 1.4a & Premium Audio
    º Supports Full HD 1080P Blu-ray / HD-DVD Playback
    MEMORYº Dual-channel DDR3 Memory architecture
    º Supports up to 2800(OC),2600(OC),2400(OC),2133(OC)
    º 4 X 240-pin DDR3 DIMM socket
    º Support up to 32 GB*
    º Intel® extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 1.3/1.2 Memory Modules
    º * Due to the operation system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 32-bit OS. For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation
    º Note:Please refer to the latest Memory support list for details
    EXPANSION SLOTº 3 X PCI Express X16 Gen 3.0 slot(s)
    º 2 X PCI Express X 1 Gen 2.0 slot(s)
    º Supports NVIDIA® SLI Technology
    º Supports AMD CrossFire™ Technology
    º 1 X Mini PCI Express X1 slot(s)( Mini SATA supported)
    Storageº Support by Intel®Z77 Express Chipset
        • 2 X Serial ATAIII 6Gb/s
        • 3 X Serial ATAII 3Gb/s
        • RAID0, RAID1,RAID5, RAID 10 configuration
    Audioº Realtek ALC892
    ‧Realtek ALC892 8-channel High Definition audio CODEC
    ‧Compatible with Direct Sound 3D™, A3D™, I3DL2
    ‧Smart multiple streaming operation
    ‧Intuitive Configuration Panel (Realtek Audio Manager) to enhance user experience
    ‧7.1+2 channel multi-streaming enables concurrent gaming/VoIP
    º BluRay DVD/HD DVD support
    LANº Realtek 8111E Gigabit Fast Ethernet Controller
    º Wake-On-LAN
    USBº Support by Z77 Express Chipset
        • 4 X USB3.0 port(s) up to 5Gb/s
          Back Panel 2 port(s)
          Onboard 2 port(s)
        • 8 X USB2.0 port(s) Up to 480 Mb/s
          Back Panel 4 port(s)
          Onboard 4 port(s)
    º ECS EZ Charger (Gray USB header)
    REAR PANEL I/Oº 1 x Audio Port (1 x Line in , 3 x Line out , 1 x MIC in , 1 x Optical Out)
    º 1 X RJ-45 port
    º 1 X HDMI port(s)
    º 1 X D-Sub (VGA) port(s)
    º 1 X Thunderbolt(s)
    º 2 X USB3.0 port(s)
    º 4 X USB2.0 port(s)
    CONNECTORS & HEADERSº 1 X 24-pin ATX Power Supply connector
    º 1 X 8-pin ATX 12V Power Connector
    º 1 X 4-pin CPU_FAN connector
    º 1 X 3-pin SYS_FAN connector
    º 1 X 3-pin PWR_FAN connector
    º 1 X Power on button
    º 1 X Reset button
    º 1 X Front Panel switch/LED header
    º 1 X Front panel audio header
    º 1 X Onboard Buzzer
    º 1 X USB 3.0 header
        • Support additional 2 USB ports
    º 2 X USB 2.0 header
        • Support additional 4 USB ports
    º Support EZ charger (gray color)
    º 2 X SATA III 6Gb/s connector(s)
    º 3 X SATA II 3Gb/s connector(s)
    º 1 X CLR_CMOS header
    º 1 X Serial port header (COM)
    º 1 X mSATA connector
    º 1 X Debug LED
    º 1 X ME_UNLOCK header
    º 1 X Chassis intrusion header
    º Supports M.I.B X Utility
    º Supports ACPI 3.0 & DMI
    º F7 hot key for boot up devices option
    º Over-Clocking
    º Graphic OC Support
    º Triple Display
    º Support ECS EZ BIOS
    º Plug and Play, STR (S3) / STD (S4) , Hardware monitor, Multi Boot
    º Multi-Language BIOS
    º Audio, LAN, can be disabled in BIOS
    º Supports PgUp clear CMOS Hotkey
    º Dual-Monitor function
    FORM FACTORº ATX Form Factor
    º 305 mm(W) X 244 mm(H
    OS Supportº Windows XP 32-bit
    º Windows XP 64-bit
    º Windows Vista 32-bit
    º Windows Vista 64-bit
    º Windows 7 32-bit
    º Windows 7 64-bit
    º Windows 8 32-bit
    º Windows 8 64-bit
    Certificationsº CE/FCC Certification
    º ErP/EuP Certification
    º WHQL Certification
    Bundled Softwareº ECS Intelligent EZ Utility : eBLU, eDLU, eOC, eSF
    º Free Bundle: CyberLink Media Suite
    º Creative Sound Blaster Cinema2 software

     Driver Download

      Please read the notes carefully before updating BIOS.
      1.Do not update the BIOS if the system is running fine. Unsuccessful BIOS flash may cause the system fails to boot up. The manufacturer is not responsible for any BIOS flash failure.
      2.Make sure your M/B PCB version number first, and then read the updated description & special note carefully to check if the new BIOS version patch pertain to your current problem.
      (How to recognize the M/B PCB version)
      3.Please DO NOT reboot system,unplug power supply and remove battery during BIOS update process.
      4.It is recommended to use the updated flash utility included in each BIOS download package.
      (How to use flash utility).

        * Due to the chipset limitation, the actual memory speed may be different.

      TypeSpeedSizeVenderModuleChip BrandSS/DSRAW CardWorking Speed
      DDR3 1600MHz 4GB V-Color TD4G8C11-H11 Hynix SS N/A Full Speed (IVB)
      Full Speed (SNB)
      DDR3 1866MHz 4GB Team Group TLD34G1866HC9KBK N/A DS N/A Full Speed (IVB)
      Full Speed (SNB)
      DDR3 1866MHz 8GB Team Group TLD38G1866HC9KBK N/A DS N/A Full Speed (IVB)
      Full Speed (SNB)
      DDR3 2133MHz 8GB Team Group TLD38G2133HC11ABK N/A DS N/A Full Speed (IVB)
      Full Speed (SNB)
      DDR3 2400MHz 8GB Team Group TXD38G2400HC10QBK N/A DS N/A Full Speed (IVB)
      Runs at 2133MHz (SNB)