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As many of you know, at GeForce LAN 6 we showed off the upcoming EVGA X79 Classified motherboard, this board was a large XL-ATX form factor supporting 4-way SLI and loads of new features.

Today we are showing the model that is just one step below; the EVGA X79 FTW! This board is similar to the Classified model, but is standard EATX form factor (not XL-ATX) and 3-way SLI + PhysX capable.

Of course, 100% POSCAP Capacitors, Right Angled 24pin power connector, PCI-E and DIMM disable switches, EVBot support, full UEFI BIOS and onboard Bluetooth are just a few of the new features you can expect to see! Stay tuned for more info.

Here is a taste…


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Edited by supra_rz - 10/24/11 at 6:10pm

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Wonder how much is it
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Source?

Also: Only 6 SATA ports? What are they thinking?
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Also: Only 6 SATA ports? What are they thinking?
totally forgot sorry, now added
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Also: Only 6 SATA ports? What are they thinking?
That's not EVGA's fault. That is a limitation of the current version of the X79 chipset.
    
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that...looks like a horrible layout.
the post code/temp reader would easily be blocked by any card if you need use multiple pci-e slots. And is it just me or does it look like the power/reset buttons are inside the southbridge heatsink? That would also just be blocked by any long graphics cards. That along with it essentially being a downgrade SATA-wise, that's definitely not an upgrade for many people. I have 4 optical drives alone and literally can't upgrade to this without buying a SATA expansion card which are way expensive.

EDIT: nevermind, maybe they're not buttons, but still a weird layout

Also, since most graphics cards are dual slots, it would have been better to put the x1 pci-e on top so you can use it for a sound card instead of wasting a 16x slot or sandwiching it between an SLI setup
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It's interesting that they split up the RAM slots. Might look kinda cool to have the heatsinks from the sticks flank the HSF, although it could also block some of the more massive HSFs.

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That's not EVGA's fault. That is a limitation of the current version of the X79 chipset.
True but a lot of manufacturers will use 3rd party chips to add more SATA ports.
    
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It's interesting that they split up the RAM slots. Might look kinda cool to have the heatsinks from the sticks flank the HSF, although it could also block some of the more massive HSFs.



True but a lot of manufacturers will use 3rd party chips to add more SATA ports.
Enjoying my 12 Sata ports
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Looks like Gigabyte managed to put more on a smaller board...That looks like regular ATX
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Looks like Gigabyte managed to put more on a smaller board...That looks like regular ATX
Indeed it is. Want so bad.
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