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  • etamin - Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - link

    "As part of our Golden Series brand, we should note that the CPU socket is coated in actual gold, rather than gold colored."

    I thought most board sockets were gold plated already with varying amounts of gold. Does ECS really think it can distinguish itself with the marketing of a "golden board?"

    I think many of ECS's answers are off the mark. They say they won't go into overclocking because mobos today are "good enough." Yet they are focused on stability testing. Isn't stability testing a given for every mobo maker? It sounds to me that they are having stability issues on their non-overclocking boards as it is.

    Dropping by Newegg to check out ECS mobo reviews doesn't really help their case either. It looks like people simply avoid ECS as a brand...
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  • IanCutress - Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - link

    I should clarify, the socket casing as well as the socket pins are now gold coated, such as in this picture: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5728/Z77H2-AX%20T...

    Ian
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  • etamin - Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - link

    Ah I see. But...I can't imagine the socket casing being gold coated do anything for performance, although it will probably raise board prices. Reply
  • etamin - Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - link

    well I guess he never said it did anything for performance. Probably just a physical designation for higher line products? Reply

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