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Does EVGA not make crazy motherboards anymore?

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I have been kind of out of the loop for the past year or two with school, and am recently getting back into computers. I have noticed that EVGA doesn't seem to be making the kind of crazy, innovating motherboards they did with X58 anymore. For example, the 3x SLI Classified. When that thing came out it was one of a kind with the ability to have 3x sli, a physx card, and a sound card. And then the 4x SLI Classified which was pretty freaking insane considering how many PCIE lanes it took up in a case, the fact that it has two NF200s and that the heatsink takes up two PCIE slots alone. Then there was the SR-2 and SR-X which where insane too with the dual CPU and 4x SLI on a massive, red and black board.

It just doesn't seem like they are doing those crazy things anymore though. What happened?
    
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Their last few generations of motherboards have been plagued with BIOS issues to my knowledge and I don't know that much of there stuff was every really all that exclusive either.
Plus the SR-X has a direct competitor from ASUS.
They still make some pretty cool things I've heard about such as the Stinger but as of late I've heard quite a bit of gripes about their motherboards having problems.
Look at the reviews on the Stinger for example.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188125
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Well I think that when Shamino left EVGA to work for ASUS, that was when things started to go downhill. I could be wrong but that's what I've read.
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Shaino left along with the rest of the mobo team a while back, since then their mobos have been awful, the worst bit is the BIOSes.
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Originally Posted by driftingforlife View Post

Shaino left along with the rest of the mobo team a while back, since then their mobos have been awful, the worst bit is the BIOSes.

This.

GPU wise they're doing better than ever though.
 
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