You can expect some better, not only reference based motherboards from EVGA in the future. The company already made its name selling Nvidia reference designs and captured a huge success with Nforce 680i, but this time it plans to go a step forward. EVGA has acquired 30+ engineers from Epox, a fallen motherboard manufacturer and this definitely offers some hope that EVGA can come up with its own design boards based on Nvidia chipsets.
The first board these boys are working is based on the 780i chipset and should be ready next month. We learned that this will be one of many that are scheduled for 2008.
Epox once had the best Nforce 2 and Nforce 2 ultra 400 based motherboards, but this was years ago. If you think about it, we are now at Nforce 7th generation, and we have to say that Nvidia came a long way, and so did some partners such as EVGA.