As you can notice by reading our results there is almost no performance difference between socket 939 motherboards. This occurs because Athlon 64 has an embedded memory controller, so the chipset doesn’t play any drastic role on performance on this platform. The decision on what socket 939 motherboard one should buy must be based on extra features, price and overclocking.
The main KN1 SLI Extreme advantage over competition is its excellent cost/benefit ratio, since it has the same performance and the same features of more expensive motherboards based on the same chipset, but costing less.
Contrary to other ECS motherboards we have tested, KN1 SLI Extreme was very good on overclocking, surpassing models from brands with more reputation on overclocking than ECS.
Of course ECS KN1 SLI Extreme isn’t targeted to radical overclockers, but from the evolution we saw on Extreme series we can say that ECS is on the right track.
If you don’t mind having a motherboard from a non-traditional high-end maker but at the same time want a board with a different look, great features and good overclocking, ECS KN1 SLI Extreme won’t let you down.