Conclusion: The RX480-A mainboard with the ATi 200P Xpress chipset is quite a little performer. The RX480-A managed an over clock of 2.47GHz even with out the use of PCI Locks. At stock speeds the board had very good performance. The inclusion of 8 channel surround on the board is an added bonus. Even though the layout of the board leaves much to be desired and there is only one 10/100 Network port on the board, the RX480-A is a very good value for the money.
Conclusion: Let's not have any delusions about the ECS RX480-A. The board was designed for the entry-level market and thus, has been stripped of all but the most basic features. Even so, the RADEON XPRESS 200P can still boast of PCI Express support and a decent USB 2.0 connectivity. With a combination of its IDE and SATA channels, the board can support up to eight storage devices, although only the SATA controller supports a RAID array setup.