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ECS Z77H2-A2X Ultimate Golden Edition Extreme

Michael Larabel

Published on 23 June 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
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Conclusion:

I have been using the ECS Z77H2-A2X motherboard for over two months on a nearly daily basis in the Core i7 3770K "Ivy Bridge" test bed and it's been working wonderfully with Linux -- mostly Ubuntu 12.04 LTS -- the entire time. The performance is great and on par with Intel's reference Z77 "Panther Point" motherboard, there are not Linux compatibility problems with this motherboard, and the feature-set is superb. The ECS Z77H2-A2X Golden is currently retailing for just under $230 USD, which is a bit high, but in line with other high-end Z77 motherboards to pair with Intel's splendid Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors. If you're a Linux user looking for a Z77 motherboard and wish for it to have all the bells and whistles, the ECS Z77H2-A2X is certainly worth considering.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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