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post #21 of 34
afraid of their bios, I'll wait for reviews.
post #22 of 34
Looks great, but I'm skeptical about how stable it'll be.
post #23 of 34
I really really like those 90 degree fan headers, and come to think of it i wonder why it hasn't been implemented before.

Anyway what exactly was wrong with the BIOS on the last couple generations of EVGA boards? I Think i remember reading problems with them on the newegg reviews, but what exactly was wrong?
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EVGA still making motherboards!????!!! Well good, at least keeping it alive. The fact that EVGA makes one or two boards and they are all in the high-end shows that the market int he high-end is pretty strong.

One issue with my Z77 FTW BIOS other than some bugs, was updating the BIOS. Its not easy because the windows flash tool didn't work and I couldn't in the BIOS. You have to use a DOS bootup and flash with their files, and it isn't easy to do for normal buyers. I am sure they will fix that now.
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I was hoping this board would have a few more SAS2/SATA3 ports, but it sure looks nice otherwise. thumb.gif

Note: Noticed Alatar posted a duplicate thread of the same news thread a half-hour after mine. tongue.gif
    
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I hope EVGA has learned a lot of lessons from the, ahem, not so stellar X79 and Z77 boards.
post #27 of 34
I hope their Z87 lineup and X79 dark are good, otherwise people are going to give the their mobos the roman emperor thumbs down forever and some already are.

If their new round of boards are good hopefully their prices will be comparable to their competition's mobos of a similar feature set.
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Originally Posted by wermad View Post

I hope EVGA has learned a lot of lessons from the, ahem, not so stellar X79 and Z77 boards.
Considering the state of those (and the P67/Z68), that's rather kind of you.

This looks like a great board. Great features, great aesthetics. Hoping the the rest falls in line!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Michalius View Post

Considering the state of those (and the P67/Z68), that's rather kind of you.

Lol, I do give them props on the P67/Z68 boards. Though late and the bios more aligned w/ the traditional look of yesteryear, they were pretty solid boards.And in some cases, performed on par if not a tad better then the MIVE P67/Z68 boards I had. Only reason I sold my FTW was to move on to X79 for quad sli (Asrock X79 Pro).

I can't say the same for the Z77 and X79. Even people who got them for an insane $90 brand new (Z77 FTW) promptly got rid of them. That tells you something rolleyes.gif
post #30 of 34
Didn't their entire motherboard team leave and go to Asus or something right before Sandybridge came out or during the development of it, thus why their boards were pretty bad?
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