ECS Z97I-Drone LEET Gaming (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

by - 6 years ago

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Software Overview


Manufacturers need to find more innovative ways to stay ahead of the curve. With motherboard components all offering similar performance, the point of difference comes from the bundled software. ECS offer the trio of solid utilities that are dated in terms of appearance, but work as you would expect.

eBLU – BIOS Live Update. A very simple utility that… works. Click the update button and it searches for new BIOS updates; if one is found, you then have the option to install it or leave the utility. If you choose to install, the utility takes control of your computer to ensure you don’t do anything stupid that could potentially corrupt the installation.

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eDLU – Driver Live Update Utility. This takes a different approach to the standard driver update. Instead of searching the internet and then presenting you the options of new drivers; it takes you to the webpage. If the option is greyed out, you already have it installed. A little bit long winded, but it avoids any possible hiccups in the utility.

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edlu2eOC – Easy Overclock Utility. Every motherboard aimed at enthusiasts offer some sort of overclocking feature. As much as everyone ignores it to overclock in the BIOS, it’s nice to see it being offered.

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Article Index

  1. Introduction, Specifications and Packaging
  2. A Closer Look & Layout Analysis
  3. The Test System and Test Software
  4. BIOS and Overclocking
  5. Software Overview
  6. CPU Performance
  7. GPU Performance
  8. Memory Performance
  9. SATA, M.2 and USB Performance
  10. Networking Performance
  11. Audio Performance
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Final Thoughts
  14. View All

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