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     Home > Products > Motherboard > Socket 1150 

    Z87H3-AX GOLDEN (V1.0)

  • 2-WAY SLI,3-WAY CFX multi-graphics solution
  • 12 Phase Power Design
  • Applied 100% Solid capacitor design to maximize component reliability
  • ECS Durathon Technology ensure the stability, reliability and performance of system.
       (Triple Density PCB; Extreme Temp Resistance; 1.5K Marathon Test; Superior Solid CAPs)
  • 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
  • Supports ECS EZ BIOS for tweaking BIOS in graphical user interface within a multi
        language environment
  • ECS MIB X - A friendly interface for overclocking, especially for gamer
  • Supports Wireless LAN allows electronic devices to communicate wirelessly
  • Dual Gigabit LAN for a flexible network solution
  • Intel ® VRD 12.5 Ready
  • Supports DirectX® 11.1 to enhance graphical performance
  • ECS Intelligent EZ Utility : eBLU, eDLU, eOC, eSF

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     Durathon 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.

     Intel Thunderbolt Tech Support

    Thunderbolt technology dramatically increases the data transfer rate enabling faster backup, editing and file sharing, significantly reducing the time to complete key tasks. Users can add high-performance features to their PC over a cable, daisy chaining one after another, up to a total of 6 devices, including up to 2 high-resolution DisplayPort v1.1a displays.

    Key Features
    - 10Gbps bi-directional, dual channel data transfer
    - Data & Video on single cable with Dual-protocol (PCI Express and DisplayPort)- Daisy chain up to six devices
    - Compatible with existing DisplayPort devices
    - Low latency with highly accurate time synchronization
    - Uses native PCIe and DisplayPort protocol software drivers
    - Power over cable for bus-powered devices (electrical cables only)

     MAGIX MX SUITE - Cover all of your multimedia needs

    MAGIX MX SUITE is exclusively provided to ECS users to enhance your multimedia experience, and for FREE! From website creation, video and music editing, to photo management, all of your multimedia needs will be easily fulfilled by using four MAGIX MX SUITE products provided by ECS. Learn more about MAGIX MX SUITE

     Ultimate Cooling Solution - QOOLTECH V

    ECS’S exclusive QOOLTECH V technology is the choice of winning gamers.
    Thermochromic technology allows the heatsink to visually show various surface temperature levels allowing users to quickly distinguish between normal and abnormal temperatures and when a motherboard is safe to touch and handle.
    2.Active Fansink
    ECS’s exclusive optimized active fansink design greatly increases hot air exhaustion as well as overall airflow over the super heated chipset.
    3.U-Shaped Heatpipe
    ECS’s U-Shape heatpipe design and Direct heatpipes increases dissipation by a substantial 20% over the competition and simultaneoulsy cools both the chipset and MOSFET.

     Supports teaming function with failover and load balancing

    The dual Gigabit LAN with Teaming allows 2 single connections to act as 1 single connection for double bandwidth. In addition, it prevents network downtime by transferring the workload from a failed port to a working port and balances the network traffic load evenly between 2 CPU cores in order to improve performance.

    Failover : Provides continuous services when one network port fails.

    Load Balancing : Aggregate bandwidth to boost the file tranfer speed. Data traffic is evenly distributed to balance networking loading.

     Extreme Power Module

    ECS’S exclusive component design provides the ultimate cooling and efficiency

    1) Ice Chokes
    1.5X greater stability offering 50˚ wider temperature range and reduing heat by 13% more than standard ferrite chokes, even under full loading operations.
    2) Dual Cooling MOS
    ECS’s exclusive new Dual Cooling MOSFETS design allows for extreme heat dissipation with the added benefits of 90% high efficiency power conversion, low impedance and low EMI.
    3)Gold Caps
    Golden Solid Caps Offer up to 6X longer lifespan than standard electrolytic capacitors. They also offer better heat resistance with up to 200K hours (22 Years) of operation under 65˚C.


    Audio Cap
    Next-level audio experience with SBX Pro Studio, CrystalVoice and EAX Technology all in one audio cap.

    EMI Blocking
    ECS's Audio Defender design can effectively block EMI interference that often plagues onboard audio.

    Digital Signal Processing(DSP)
    Creative Labs' 1st integrated audio DSP with integrated codec allows for CPU independent real time media processing of sound and images.

    ECS's exclusive new Dual Cooling MOSFETS design allows for extreme heat dissipation with the added benefits of 90% high efficiency power conversion, low impedance and low EMI.
     4K Video Output

    Intel Core HD Graphics with 4k display for premium gaming experience with 2.6x graphics improvements.
     Motherboard Intelligent BIOS X (M.I.B X - Ultimate BIOS O.C interface)

    Providing the most intelligent and convenient way to adjust the clock/ voltage settings of CPU and memory and get the extra performance in advanced.
    ECS O.C profile offers 3 sets of 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.

      Windows® 8 Hardware Certification
    Support the latest Windows 8 technology which provides touch-enabled control, Apps and can connect with the cloud to connect with your files, photos, people, and settings, wherever you sign in.
    MAGIX multimedia tools are designed to enhance your music, videos and photos.From music and website creation to video editing and photo management.Four products that cover all of your multimedia needs.
      All Solid Capacitors
    ECS’s All-Solid-Capacitors design brings the great benefit of better durability to users. Better conductivity and heat resistance can be expected as well thus the system stability can be assured under critical conditions.
      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.
      Anti- Static Design(ESD Protection)
    ESD protection design helps to avoid suffering permanent damage when subjected to momentary high voltages to increase the lifespan of motherboard.
      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. )
    DisplayPort is a simple and cross-application solution. It provides a greater single-cable performance, multiple monitor connectivity and daisy-chained displays to improve multi-monitor usage.
      Lucid Virtu MVP
    Dynamic switching between built-in processor graphics and high-end, 3D performance discrete graphics cards. Ideal for gamers who require high-resolution gaming and want to enjoy amazing built-in media features of 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processors
      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.
      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.
      RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
    Supports RAID 0(Striped disk array), RAID 1(Mirroring disk array), RAID 5(Block Interleaved Distributed Parity), RAID 10 (A Stripe of Mirrors). Provides users the performance and protection.
      eSATA 6Gb/s
    eSATA III with 6Gb/s data transfer rate can promise substantial performance gain to a new hard drive enclosure. The data transfer rate is double than previous SATA II(3Gb/s) and also supports external HDD hot plug and keyed connector end for fool-proof.
      Content Protection for Blu-Ray
    Features Realtek ALC 892 HD Audio Codec with loss-less content protection technology that allows full-rate audio and quality performance for Blu-ray Discs.
      SPDIF Out
    S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) is a convenient connectivity and standard audio transfer format. It allows the transfer of audio from one file to another without the conversion to and from an analog format, and keeps the optical connector the best.
      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.
      Dual Gigabit LAN
    The dual Gigabit LAN design allows a computer managing network traffic between two separate networks and ensures rapid data transfer from WAN to LAN without any latency.
      Dual Gigabit Lan with teaming
    The dual Gigabit LAN with Teaming allows 2 single connections to act as 1 single connection for double bandwidth. In addition, it prevents network downtime by transferring the workload from a failed port to a working port and balances the network traffic load evenly between 2 CPU cores in order to improve performance.
      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.
      HDMI Output
    The interface supports existing high-definition video formats(720p, 1080i, and even 1080p), plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable. Combination with HDCP, provides a secure audio/video interface that meets the security requirements of content providers and systems operators.
      eBLU - BIOS Live Update Utility
    ECS eBLU utility makes updating BIOS fast and easy. eBLU saves time and hassle of searching for BIOS online and avoid complicated flashing steps. With simple and easy steps it checks for new BIOS version on-line and safely guides the user to flash the system BIOS.
      eOC - Easy Over Clock Utility
    Easy Over Clock Utility is a easy and simply overclocking tools that provides user-friendly windows operation interface for novices and overclockers, with clicking on your mouse only you can get much higher performance of CPU quickly. It is available for download and updated online to get the latest version. Combine with ECS MIB technology to challenge undiscovered extreme overclocking than ever before.
      eDLU - Drivers Live Update Utility
    ECS eDLU utility makes updating Drivers fast and easy. eDLU Saves time and hassle of searching for Drivers online and avoid complicated steps. With simple and easy steps it checks for new Drivers version on-line and let the user to update the Drivers.
      eSF(ECS Smart Fan Utility)
    ECS Smart Fan Utility provides smart and user friendly way to adjust fan speed depending on PCs system loading and temperature. It offers five modes to adjust fan speed within safe range without entering BIOS for smart, easy and silent environment.
      Norton™ Internet Security
    Simple, Easy-to-Use Interface, delivers fast and comprehensive online threat protection, guarding your PC, network, without slowing you down. Giving you greater insight into downloaded applications, whether they can be trusted, and how they may impact your PC’s resources and performance Offering users a safer and more convenient environment than ever.ECS recommends the immediate installation of Norton Internet Security of your computer.
      Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
    Intel® Turbo Boost Technology automatically allows processor cores to run faster than the base operating frequency if it's operating below power, current, and temperature specification limits. Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 delivers intelligent and energy efficient performance on demand.
      EZ Charger
    EZ Charger technology provides 3 times current than general USB port in off mode 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.
    Choose an environment-friendly, fully RoHS-compliant ECS product as the foundation for keeping harmful substances out of our ecosystem.
    Thunderbolt offers the fastest connection with bidirectional, dual-channel, 10Gbps per port to amplifies your digital experience.
    MUZEE provides a total solution for online multimedia in the cloud generation, which is easy to integrate with multiple hardware devices. Users can access to thousands of worldwide radio stations, TV channels and games to indulge in the latest online entertainment anywhere and anytime within few simple clicks.
      CyberLinkMedia Suite Bundled
    Bundled the Ultimate HD & Blu-ray Player ,Best Video Editing and Backup/Burn Softwares. (30 Days Trial Version) These software are complete multimedia solutions in : -HD playback -Video Editing -Media burning
    CPUº Supports new 4th gen Intel® Core™ family, Pentium, Celeron series processors in LGA1150 socket
    º DMI 5.0GT/s
    º 12 Phase Thermal Design Power
    º VRD 12.5
    º 100% Solid capacitor design
    º Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
    º Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
    º Intel® K Series Unlock CPU Support
    º Please refer to CPU support list for details
    CHIPSETº Intel® Z87 Express Chipset
    º Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology & Intel® Rapid Start Technolog
    GRAPHICSº Support Intel® HD Graphics 4000(Intel 4th gen CPU)
    º Supports DirectX® 11 .1
    º *DirectX 11.1 - Only supported with the 4th Gen Intel processors for LGA 1150 socket
    º Supports Intel® HD Graphics, InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™
    º Supports HDMI 1.4a & Premium Audio
    º Supports LucidLogiX® Virtu™ MVP
    º Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI
    º Supports ATI® 3-Way CrossFireX™
    º Supports Full HD 1080P Blu-ray / HD-DVD Playback
    MEMORYº Dual-channel DDR3 Memory architecture
    º Supports DDR3 1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, Un-buffered SDRAM Memory
    º Supports up to 3000(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 Note:Please refer to the latest Memory support list for details
    º Note: DDR3_1 with DDR3_3 are the same channel, DDR3_2 with DDR3_4 are the same channel by Intel® Specification
    EXPANSION SLOTº 3 X PCI Express X16 Gen 3.0 slot(s)
    º *(x16 or dual x8 or x8/x4/x4)
    º 1 X PCI Express X16 Gen 2.0 slot(s)
    º *(runs at x4)
    º 1 X PCI Express X 1 Gen 2.0 slot(s)
    º Supports NVIDIA® SLI Technology
    º Supports ATI® CrossfireX Technology
    º 1 X Mini PCI Express X1 slot(s)( Mini SATA supported)
    º 1 X PCI slot(s)
    Storageº Support by Intel® Z87 Express Chipset
        • 6 X Serial ATAIII 6Gb/s
          Located in SATA3_1/2, SATA3_3/4, SATA3_5/6 Port
    º Support by ASM1061 Controler
        • 1 X eSATAIII 6Gb/s
        • RAID0, RAID1,RAID5, RAID 10 configuration
    º Supports Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
    º Supports NCQ, AHCI and "Hot Plug" functions
    Audioº 6-Channel HD audio CODEC
    º Compliant with HD audio specification
    º Creative Sound Core 3D 6-channel High Definition audio CODEC
    º BluRay DVD/HD DVD support
    LANº Dual BigFoot Killer E2201 Gigabit Fast Ethernet Controller
    º Wake-On-LAN
    º Dual LAN with Teaming function
    º Ultra low power consumption
    Wirelessº Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n wireless LAN
    USBº Support by Z87 Express Chipset
        • 10 X USB3.0 port(s) up to 5Gb/s
          Back Panel 4 port(s)
          Onboard 6 port(s)
        • 6 X USB2.0 port(s) Up to 480 Mb/s
          Back Panel 2 port(s)
          Onboard 4 port(s)
    º ECS EZ Charger (Gray USB header)
    REAR PANEL I/Oº 1 X Audio port (Line-in,4x Line-out, SPDIF out)
    º 2 X RJ-45 port with teaming function
    º 1 X HDMI port(s)
    º 1 X Mini Display port
    º 1 X Display port
    º 1 X Thunderbolt(s)
    º 1 X Wireless LAN Dongle
    º 1 X eSATA 6Gb/s port(s)
    º 4 X USB3.0 port(s)
    º 2 X USB2.0 port(s)
    º 1 X Clear_CMOS Button
    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 4-pin SYS_FAN connector
    º 1 X 3-pin NB_FAN connector
    º 1 X 3-pin PWR_FAN connector
    º 1 X Power on button
    º 1 X Reset button
    º 1 X Clear_CMOS button
    º 1 X Front Panel switch/LED header
    º 1 X Front panel audio header
    º 1 X Onboard Buzzer
    º 3 X USB 3.0 header
        • Support additional 6 USB ports
    º 2 X USB 2.0 header
        • Support additional 4 USB ports
    º Support EZ charger (gray color)
    º 6 X SATA III 6Gb/s connector(s)
    º 1 X Serial port header (COM)
    º 1 X mSATA connector
    º 1 X 7S-LED Display
    º 1 X ME_UNLOCK header
    º 1 X Chassis intrusion header
    º 1 X Voltage measure points
    º 1 X 80P Switch button
    º 1 X Quick OC button
    º 1 X BIOS set button
    º 1 X ROM Backup button
    SYSTEM BIOSº AMI BIOS with 64x2 MB SPI Flash ROM
    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 Dual 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 Dual BIOS
    º Dual-Monitor function
    FORM FACTORº ATX Form Factor
    º 305mm(W) X 244mm(H)
    OS Supportº 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 WHCK Certification
    Bundled Softwareº ECS Intelligent EZ Utility : eBLU, eDLU, eOC, eSF
    º Free Bundle: Norton Internet Security ,CyberLink PowerDVD, CyberLink PowerDirector 9, Muzee with trial version
    º Creative Sound Blaster Cinema2 software

    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).

    * means validated by ECS at time of writing. Changes to component or CPU may produce a different outcome. The result shown is for reference only and is subject to change w/o notification.

    SocketFamilyProcessorWattageFrequencyCacheSteppingSince BIOS
    LGA1150Intel Core™ i74765T35W2.00GHz8MBC006/18/2013
    LGA1150Intel Core™ i7477184W3.50GHz8MBC006/18/2013
    LGA1150Intel Core™ i5444084W3.10GHz6MBC006/18/2013
    LGA1150Intel Core™ i54440S65W2.80GHz6MBC006/18/2013
    LGA1150Intel Core™ i54570T35W2.90GHz4MBC006/18/2013
    LGA1150Intel Core™ i54670T45W2.30GHz6MBC006/18/2013
    LGA1150Intel Core™ i3413054W3.40GHz3MBC006/18/2013
    LGA1150Intel Core™ i34130T35W2.90GHz3MBC006/18/2013
    LGA1150Intel Core™ i3433054W3.50GHz4MBC006/18/2013
    LGA1150Intel Core™ i34330T35W3.00GHz4MBC006/18/2013
    LGA1150Intel Core™ i3434054W3.60GHz4MBC006/18/2013
    LGA1150Intel PentiumG322053W3.00GHz3MBC006/18/2013
    LGA1150Intel PentiumG3220T35W2.60GHz3MBC006/18/2013
    LGA1150Intel PentiumG342053W3.20GHz3MBC006/18/2013
    LGA1150Intel PentiumG3420T35W2.70GHz3MBC006/18/2013
    LGA1150Intel PentiumG343053W3.30GHz3MBC006/18/2013

      * 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
    Model: Z87H3-AX GOLDEN
    PCB Version: V1.0

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