ECS Z270H4-I LGA1151 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1151 by stefan @ 2017-09-18

ECS Z270H4-I is a pretty solid offering from the manufacturer that does support the Intel’s 6th gen and 7th gen processors and despite the Mini ITX size, we do get quite a bit of expansion options. The board packs no less than four SATA ports, one M.2 slot for Wi-Fi/BT, another one for 2242/2280 SSDs, but also one PCI-Express x16 Gen 3.0 slots. In terms of memory, we can equip it with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM and at the same time it does not seem to have issues running with higher frequency RAM since it is able to read the XMP profiles properly.

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Packaging, A Closer Look Part I

In this article, we will concentrate our view upon another Z270 chipset motherboard from ECS, but this time in a cute Mini ITX size, 170 x 170 mm. The product is shipped inside a Durathon 2 themed cardboard enclosure, which advertises Quality, Convenience and Stability:




On one of the box lateral sides, we will get to see some of the specifications, listed in many languages:




For a more in-depth explanation of the Durathon 2 features and technical specifications, we will have to check out the bottom box layer:




After lifting the top box cover, we will get to see the motherboard, which is surrounded by cardboard material, so it won’t move during transit; additionally, it is wrapped inside an anti-static bag:




As a hardware bundle, we are receiving the I/O shield, two SATA cables, a WiFi 2230 Intel card, but also the antenna mounting kit:




Regarding the documentation, we do receive two user guides (one of one which is simplified), but also an installation disk:




The installation guide describes all the necessary steps in order to get the system up and running in no time!




The H270H4-I does come with a well-organized layout, the VRM is comprised out of six power phases and we can install up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM in a dual-channel configuration:




In the top left PCB area, we can spot a 4-pin ATX 12V power connector:




The VRM phases are covered by tiny black aluminum radiators:




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