Intel P55 Express is the mainstream chipset supporting the Intel Core i7 and Core i5 processors with the LGA 1156 socket and almost every manufacturer has motherboards based on this chipset charged at a premium. Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) on the other hand, has always been dedicated to provide consumers the best price/performance ratio.
Over the years, ECS has been known to be one of the largest OEM manufacturers for big companies, but its retail market presence has been comparatively weak. The first solid step it took into the retail market was with the launch of the Black Series motherboards which offered some good performance and features at a good price. But competitors still held the edge by offering even better products. Just when we thought that ECS may have given up, we spotted
The first noticeable thing that caught our eyes is the new attractive packaging. The ECS P55H-AK comes packed in a Black Series box with a transparent side-window which is covered by a flap with the dragon mascot. Stickers have been prominently made use of, showcasing the various features of the motherboard. The summarized board specifications are there for your ready reference on the side, while detailed specs such as the M.I.B. BIOS and VRD 11.1 Compliancy are advertised at the back. You can also see the board layout on the back of the box, so that you do not need to open it to see the same.
As you can see above, all the necessary accessories have been provided with this motherboard.