ECS RS482-M Motherboard Review

Main Specifications

ECS RS482-M main features are:

  • Socket: 939.
  • Chipset: ATI Radeon Xpress 200 (PCI Express x16, ATA-133), RS482 north bridge and SB400 south bridge.
  • Super I/O: ITE IT8712F.
  • Parallel IDE: Two ATA-133 ports.
  • Serial IDE: Four SATA-150 ports controlled by SB400 south bridge (RAID 0 and 1).
  • USB: Eight USB 2.0 ports (four soldered on the motherboard and four available through I/O brackets, which don’t come with the motherboard).
  • FireWire (IEEE 1394a): Yes, two ports controlled by Texas Instruments TSB43AB22A chip, one soldered on the motherboard and another available through an I/O bracket that doesn’t come with the motherboard. This item is optional.
  • On-board audio: Produced by nForce 410 south bridge together with Realtek ALC655 codec (six channels, 16-bit resolution and 90 dB SNR).
  • On-board video: Yes, produced by Radeon Xpress 200 (Radeon X300 graphics engine).
  • On-board LAN: Yes, Fast Ethernet (100 Mbps) controlled by Realtek RTL8100C chip.
  • Buzzer: Yes.
  • Power Supply: ATX12V v2.x (24-pin).
  • Slots: 1 PCI Express x16 slot and 3 PCI slots.
  • Memory: TwoDDR-DIMM sockets (up to 2 GB up to DDR400/PC3200).
  • Number of CDs that come with this motherboard: 1 CD.
  • Programs included: Motherboard drivers and utilities.
  • Extra features: None.
  • More Information:
  • Average price in the US*: USD 61.50.

* Researched at on the day we published this review.

Author: Daniel Barros

Daniel Barros lives in Brazil and used to be our motherboard reviewer. He is a partner at a local PC sales and maintenance store.

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