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Thursday, 08 January 2009 10:52

EVGA X58 SLI Classified motherboard unveiled

Written by Jon Worrel

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The rumored "For The Win" edition

 

Living overclocking legend Peter Tan "Shamino" has posted a preview detailing EVGA's upcoming X58 motherboard. For the die hard EVGA enthusiasts, speculate no more, as this may be the X58 "FTW" edition board we have all been waiting for.

According to sources close to EVGA, however, the soon to be released board will officially be named "EVGA X58 SLI Classified." Therefore, the "FTW" moniker can be disregarded from this point forward. We are anticipating a release before or during mid-February mainly because this time frame would allow current EVGA X58 SLI owners to upgrade through EVGA's Step-Up Program.

There are more than several exciting new noteworthy features on this board that are now able to be mentioned. For instance, full 3-way SLI nForce 200 x16/x16/x16 style is supported with additional room left over for a PCI-E x1 audio card on the top slot. This essentially enables a flexible PCI-Express slot arrangement for the ultimate 3-Way SLI + PhysX + audio card setup that enthusiasts have only dreamed of up until now.

For users with water cooled or extreme cooled GPU setups, there are now four PCI-Express Enable/Disable jumpers, one per slot, that allow multi-GPU setups to be troubleshooted without having to take out the cards.

In addition, the CPU core power circuitry has been completely redesigned with Super-low ESR and ESL Film Capacitors placed right behind the CPU Socket, so only the cleanest power goes into the CPU. A high-quality CPU socket is also used, with three times the normal amount of gold content for the lowest impedance and highest current transfer. Furthermore, it is complemented by its slick shiny black anodized coloring.

VR-Zone's EVGA X58 SLI Classified preview was written by EVGA's lead motherboard engineer Peter Tan "Shamino" can be found here.

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