The ECS B85H3-M3 (V1.0) is compatible with Intel processors with the LGA 1150 socket.
It has maximum RAM and conforms to the Micro-ATX form factor standard.
|CPU Socket||LGA 1150||Onboard GPU||no|
|CPU Compatible Make||Intel||PCI Slots||-|
|Form Factor||Micro-ATX||SATA 1.0||0|
|Memory Channels||2||SATA 2.0||0|
|Compatible RAM Speeds||SATA 3.0||0|
|Graphics Card Interface||Not sure||RAID Support||yes|
|SLI Support||1 graphics cards||Internal I/O|
|Crossfire Support||1 graphics cards||Back Panel I/O|
The ECS B85H3-M3 (V1.0) uses the Intel LGA 1150 CPU socket. Any compatible Intel CPU will have the same socket entry.
The Micro-ATX ECS B85H3-M3 (V1.0) should fit into all ATX cases, but its smaller size allows you to downsize your system build as a whole. Its size comes at the cost of features, so there are likely to be far fewer connections and expansion options available than in a larger motherboard.
The ECS B85H3-M3 (V1.0) does not support onboard graphics. Any system build that uses this motherboard therefore requires a separate graphics card, or a processor that has a GPU on the same die, such as AMD APU processors. There are 0 PCIe x16 slots on this motherboard. The ECS B85H3-M3 (V1.0) does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.