ECS Unveiled The L337 Gaming Z97I-DRONE Z97 Mini-ITX Motherboard

L337 (pronounce as LEET) Gaming’s Z97I-DRONE is the latest member of L337 Gaming Motherboard. Equipped with Z97 Express Chipset, the Mini ITX form factor Z97I-DRONE provides 2 Dual Channel DDR3 3000+ (OC) Memory up to 16GB, 1 PCI-Express x 16 Gen. 3 Slot, and 1 M.2 Slot for Wi-Fi/Bluetooth device.

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In addition to enhance the gaming experience, the “Low-to-Full USB Speed” technology is designed for gamers, delivering an optimized 8-time faster keyboard and mouse report rate from 125Hz to 1000Hz, which is a true benefit, especially for FPS gamers. Besides, Z97I-DRONE introduces Intel® I218V Gigabit LAN to provide the outstanding fast LAN networking for gaming and avoid latency.

In order to fulfill the higher standard ITX motherboard requested from users, L337 Gaming Z97I-DRONE equips the new “Hybrid Power” technology to strengthen the outstanding performance and deliver remarkable stability. First of all, the Hybrid Digital 5-Phase PWM is designed for managing microprocessor core and memory voltage regulator with auto phase shedding, and Dual Advanced MOSFETs provides up to 90% power efficiency, which allows extreme heat dissipation with the optimal combination of fast switching, high efficient power conversion and low on-resistance. And speaking of stability, Z97I-DORNE adopts the ultimate long-lifespan Nichicon Japanese Capacitors with the highest standard of stability, reliability and longevity to fulfill hard core gamers’ demand and overclocking application. Lastly, the Icy Choke from Hybrid Power provides 1.5X greater stability, offering 50° wider temperature range and reducing heat by 13% more than standard ferrite chokes, even under full loading operations.

Features

– Supports 3 independent displays
– 5 Phase Power Design
– Supports Intel® K Series unlock CPU
– 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
– 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
– Microsoft Windows 8.1 Certified
– Intel® 22nm 4th generation Multi-Core CPU support
– Intel® 14nm 5th generation Multi-Core CPU support
– Supports DirectX® 11.1 to enhance graphical performance
– Supports Intel® HD Graphics, InTruâ„¢ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insiderâ„¢ Supports HDMI 1.4a Technology ( resolution up to 1920X1200 ) and HDCP function
– Supports Sound Blaster Cinema2 technology to deliver cinema-quality picture and sound to home environments
– Supports Intel® Rapid Start technology
– Supports Intel® Smart Response, Smart Connect and Rapid Start Technology
– Free Bundle: Norton Internet Security ,CyberLink PowerDVD, CyberLink PowerDirector 9, Muzee, Google Chrome, Magix with trial version
– ECS Intelligent EZ Utility : eBLU, eDLU, eOC, eSF

As the new addition to L337 Gaming squad, Z97I-DRONE combines not only high performance and stability but also gaming-centric features, giving users a total package of Z97 ITX gaming motherboard. Learn more about L337 Gaming Z97I-DRONE at the official product page.

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