The board is brown, instead of black, but overall it feels like a solid board. Also optional is HDMI onboard. The smallest boards we usually see FX processors on is M-ATX, which is small, but not as small as some of us would like. The design has space for two expansion slots. In reality though, this port is connected to the onboard AMD G chipset, so you are stuck with the rather old Radeon graphics chipset. As you can see, the board features four SATA ports.
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When using a dual-slot graphics card, the layout of the AM-MV means that you lose the use of the x1 slot.
While this may be a budget board, it does offer quite a few things to the SFF enthusiast. This takes my W processor down to 95w.
ECS > AM-MV (VA)
The board is brown, instead of black, but overall it feels like a solid board. If lann use a dual-slot card with the alternate layout, you require a case with three slots. Many M-DTX boards feature the same expansion slot selection, but with the locations reversed. Awesome power in a small space with the right CPUand a good price.
A960m-mv user manual, Chapter 2, Lan configuration – Elitegroup A960M-MV (V1.0A) User Manual
M-DTX is believed by some to be the ideal small form factor board. A little disappointing but it is to be expected on a board of this price bracket.
Build quality is appropriate for this price bracket — outside of the CPU power delivery, all capacitors are of the non-solid variety. For anything more than a basic word processing or web browsing system, I would highly recommend a graphics card ln be used.
Looks like M-DTX form factor.
While M-DTX is supposed to measure mm wide by mm long, this board is mm wide by mm long. The design has space for two expansion slots. a960m-,v
ECS AM-MV – M-DTX or is it? – Small Form Factor Network
As you may also notice, the CPU cooler bracket does not come with a backplate — which does restrict the use of a690m-mv coolers that use the stock AMD clip system. As you can see, the board features four SATA ports. The board supports up to w processors, including the venerable FX In reality though, this port is connected to the onboard AMD G chipset, so you are stuck with the rather old Radeon graphics chipset. The smallest boards we usually see FX processors on is M-ATX, which is small, but not as small as some of us would like.
However, the power delivery for the CPU socket does not have a heatsink attached, which is an oversight. As you can see from the bottom of the board, the PCB is more of a brown than a black.
ECS A960M-MV – M-DTX… or is it?
Also optional is HDMI onboard. Of course the major feature here is the CPU socket. I would advise undervolting your CPU if you wish to use this board.
Please refer to the latest Memory support list for details. If you were to run a single-slot graphics card, either layout is usable. Depending on your use case, this could be a positive or a negative.