ECS H57H-MUS (V1.0A) LGA1156 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1156 by stefan @ 2011-03-03

Designed to support latest Intel CPUs with integrated graphics and built around Intel's H57 chipset, the H57H-MUS board from ECS also features a complete bundle composed of a USB 3.0 and SATA 6G expansion card, which makes the board a future-proof powerful computing platform, in a mATX board format.

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The H57 Chipset

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H57 Chipset Features


Intel® Flexible Display Interface

A innovative path for two independently controlled channels of integrated graphics display data to be transported to the Intel® 5 Series Chipset.


Support for HDMI, DisplayPort and DVI


High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) delivers uncompressed HD video and uncompressed multi-channel audio in a single cable, supporting all HD formats including 720p, 1080i, and 1080p. Dual-independent display expands the viewable workspace to two monitors.


Intel® Rapid Storage Technology


With additional hard drives added, Intel® Rapid Storage Technology provides quicker access to digital photo, video, and data files on single-drive or multi-drive systems with RAID 0, 5, and 10, and greater data protection against a hard disk drive failure with RAID 1, 5, and 10. Support for external SATA (eSATA) enables the full SATA interface speed outside the chassis, up to 3 Gb/s.


Intel® Rapid Recover Technology


Intel’s latest data protection technology provides a recovery point that can be used to quickly recover a system should a hard drive fail or if there is data corruption. The clone can also be mounted as a read-only volume to allow a user to recover individual files.


Intel® Remote PC Assist Technology


This technology enables you to make a fast call for help and request remote technical assistance if you encounter a problem with your PC, even when the OS, network software, or applications are not functioning.


Intel® High Definition Audio


Integrated audio support enables premium digital surround sound and delivers advanced features such as multiple audio streams and jack re-tasking.


Intel® Quiet System Technology


Intelligent system fan speed control algorithms use operating temperature ranges more efficiently to reduce system noise by minimizing fan speed changes.


Universal Serial Bus (USB)


Hi-Speed USB 2.0, provides greater enhancement in performance with a design data rate of up to 480 megabits per second (Mbps) with up to 14 USB 2.0 Ports.


USB 2.0 rate matching hub


Enables lower power requirements and manages the transition of the communication data rate from the high speed of the host controller to the lower speed of USB full speed/low speed devices.


Serial ATA (SATA) 3 Gb/s


High-speed storage interface supports faster transfer rate for improved data access with up to 6 SATA ports.




SATA interface designed for use with external SATA devices. It provides a link for 3 Gb/s data speeds to eliminate bottlenecks found with current external storage solutions.


SATA port disable


Enables individual SATA ports to be enabled or disabled as needed. This feature provides added protection of data by preventing malicious removal or insertion of data through SATA ports. Especially targeted for eSATA ports.


PCI Express* 2.0 interface


Offers up to 2.5GT/s for fast access to peripheral devices and networking with up to 8 PCI Express* 2.0 x1 ports, configurable as x2 and x4 depending on motherboard designs.


USB port disable


Enables individual USB ports to be enabled or disabled as needed. This feature provides added protection of data by preventing malicious removal or insertion of data through USB ports.


Intel® integrated 10/100/1000 MAC


Support for the Intel® 82578DC Gigabit Network Connection.


Green technology


Intel integrates environmental performance goals into every aspect of design and manufacturing. Intel® 45nm high-k metal gate process technology is lead-free, and since 2008, Intel has produced halogen-free products.



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