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EVGA announces its Z170 series motherboard lineup

by on07 August 2015


Three motherboards for starters

Following Intel's launch of the Skylake platform, EVGA has announced its lineup which includes a total of three Intel Z170 chipset based motherboards.

The list starts with an E-ATX form-factor flagship motherboard, the Z170 Classified 4-way, which should offer best overclocking experience. Featuring an 8-layer PCB and 8-phase VRM, as well as plenty of overclocking-friendly features, the Z170 Classified 4-Way has four PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (in x16, x16, x8, x8 configuration), four DIMM memory slots with support for up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 memory, eight SATA 6Gbps ports, two SATA Express ports, two M.2 ports, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, integrated 5.1-channel Creative Sound Core3D audio, two USB 3.1, eight USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports.

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The rest of the specifications as well as overclocking features include EVGA's full UEFI BIOS, EVGA E-LEET X Tuning utility, onboard power, reset and clear CMOS buttons, onboard CPU temp monitor, EZ Voltage read points, Triple BIOS support and PCIe Disable Switches.

The next in line is a bit cheaper and budget oriented EVGA Z170 FTW motherboard with a standard ATX form-factor, more modest 6-layer PCB, 5-phase VRM, and quite less features. It comes with four PCI-Express slots (x16,x8+x4+x1), four DIMM memory slots with support for up to 64GB of DDR4-3200+ memory, six SATA 6Gbps ports, one M.2 port, single Intel Gigabit Ethernet, eight USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports and 7.1-channel Realtek audio.

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The EVGA Z170 FTW will still pack on-board power, reset and clear CMOS buttons and on-board CPU Temp monitor, but lack all the high-end features seen on the Z170 Classified 4-Way motherboard.

The third motherboard on the list is quite an interesting beast based on mini-ITX form factor, the EVGA Z170 Stinger. It does not pack all the high-end features like the previous two, but lets you run Intel's 6th generation Core Skylake LGA1151 CPUs in a small case. It comes with two DIMM memory slots with support for up to 32GB of DDR4-3200+ memory, single PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot, has four SATA 6Gbps ports, single M.2 slot, eight USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports and 7.1-channel Realtek HD audio.

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All three motherboards are already available over at EVGA's webshop with a price set at US $399.99 for the EVGA Z170 Classified 4-way, US $219.99 for the EVGA Z170 FTW and US $199.99 for the EVGA Z170 Stinger.

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