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First news post! If i get something wrong let me know!

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Source: http://www.evga.com/articles/00677/
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Future Proof

The perfect combination of features and performance has arrived with the EVGA Z77 FTW motherboard. With 3rd generation Intel Core processor support, full PCI-E 3.0 and 4-Way SLI Support, this motherboard is ready for the future of high performance computing.

The EVGA Z77 FTW is engineered from the ground up for the enthusiast. Robust overclocking features and BIOS settings allow you to maximize your performance and maintain stability.

The EVGA Z77 FTW takes performance to the next level with native USB 3.0 and SATA 6G support, enabling the next generation of external devices.

Key Features

Chipset - Intel Z77 Express Chipset
Socket – LGA 1155
SLI - 4-Way
SATA - Native 6G/3G
Memory Support - 4 DIMM Dual-Channel DDR3 2133MHz+ (Up to 32GB)
PCI-E Slots - 5 PCI-E 3.0 16/8x slots and 1 PCI-E 3.0 1x slot
Capacitors - 100% Solid State
Form Factor - EATX
Ethernet - 2 Gigabit NIC
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Features

300% More CPU Socket Gold Content
Right Angled 24Pin Connector
7+1 Phase CPU PWM
3 Phase Memory PWM
PCI-E Disable Switches
E-LEET Tuning Utility Support
Triple BIOS Support
EZ Voltage Read Points
Onboard CPU Temp Monitor
8+8PIN CPU Power
6+6PIN PCI-E Power
DarkMode (LED Light Disable)
POSCAP Capacitors
DIMM Disable Switches


The non passive southbridge along with the kinda low phase count (compared to the other boards of this price range) of put me off but we shall see how this board does.
MSRP: $329.99
Edited by KuuFA - 4/9/12 at 6:32pm
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post #2 of 72
Yeah - not really impressed with the price of the features. The ASUS V-Deluxe costs less and has so many more features.
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NVm this board has no MVP or iGPU outputs!!! I mean no iGPU thus no MVP, wow.
Edited by Sin0822 - 4/9/12 at 6:30pm
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post #4 of 72
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post

its 6+2+1 phases. CPU Vcore phases are almost never odd numbers, and you have to have at least 3 voltage rails, aka you gotta add + twice once for CPU Uncore rails and one for iGPU and one for VCore, unless this board has no iGPU support.
EDIT- OMG this board has no iGPU outputs, NVM then its actually 8+1 phases tho for Cpu Vcore lol.
haha that is a first!

LOL ugh sin you are making my edits to the OP hard to keep up lmao. How is it 8+1 when its labeled as 7+1? and it does have an iGPU output a mini display port.
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post #5 of 72
Well, I guess this is for serious hardcore OC'ing between everything (cpu/gpu/ram)? Why have the 6 pin for PCI-e slots?
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post #6 of 72
how can it have 4 native sata 6 ports?? Z77 only has 2 native as the same as z68 any others have to be added by third party controllers??
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/chipsets/performance-chipsets/z77-express-chipset.html
even intels offical docs say only 2....
    
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post #7 of 72
Wooh! I like this motherboard.
Would be interesting to see how will be asus maximusV extreme & gigabyte z77x ud7.(if they exists)
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Either that picture isn't right or that board isn't using POSCAPs.
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post #9 of 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by KuuFA View Post

LOL ugh sin you are making my edits to the OP hard to keep up lmao. How is it 8+1 when its labeled as 7+1? and it does have an iGPU output a mini display port.

i edited it because i noticed they don't have any power going to igpu.

Also its 9 phases you can see that is divded up into 2 rails, so either 8+1 or 7+1, to me it shodul be 8+1.

THey are using a few POSCAps for the CPU VCore power. Just look for G1.Sniper 3 and ASUS Z77 WS Revo they both support 4-way SLi too.

BTW you are right there are only 2 native SATA6G, their marketing people must be VERY new to motherboards or marketing people are just straight up getting worse.
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Not impressed by EVGA lately..
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