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Today we'll test the fifth X58 motherboard in a row, this time from the folks at eVGA. They recently released their eVGA X58 SLI motherboard loaded with features. Tagged with a 299 USD sales price this motherboard seem to be very impressive. But since it's eVGA, they decided that this motherboard should be all about overclocking, and nothing else.
cant belive no one posted this yet, or maybe im blind.




http://www.guru3d.com/article/evga-x58-sli-review/
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considering tri-sli for this is x16/x8/x8, I am surprised they didnt take the opportunity to use the nf200.
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Nice review, thanks for posting. Looks like a decent board, with some minor issues though... but could be a worthwhile contender in the X58 market.

One thing that really caught my attention though, on page 9:



............

EDIT: I'm guessing that power consumption figure isn't necessarily unique to this board, it's probably around the same with all X58 + i7 965 clocked similarly.
Edited by Choggs396 - 12/20/08 at 11:06am
    
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Holy crap. That board + 3 GTX 280's all at full load is...oh my.
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considering tri-sli for this is x16/x8/x8, I am surprised they didnt take the opportunity to use the nf200.
what x58's use the nf200? and what are there " x /x /x " ?
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Nice review, thanks for posting. Looks like a decent board, with some minor issues though... but could be a worthwhile contender in the X58 market.

One thing that really caught my attention though, on page 9:



............
np, haven desided if im going x58 just yet but if i do i think ill go evga, i like it allllott.

and ya that power con is crazy.
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what x58's use the nf200? and what are there " x /x /x " ?
Im not sure if anyone does yet, but I bet that workstation board with the 6 x16 slots probably does.

the numbers are for lanes dedicated to tx/rcv data to the card.

Maybe it truly doesnt matter though
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I hate it SO much when companies put they're logo over the SB!!!

Performance over brand name!!!

It seems they're all doing that now! And they even covered up the fan on this board with an EVGA logo!!

Gah!!

AT least it will have aftermarket cooling should I buy it!!!

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Originally Posted by drewfus View Post
np, haven desided if im going x58 just yet but if i do i think ill go evga, i like it allllott.

and ya that power con is crazy.

That actually makes me want to buy it more. More power usually means more performance, and electricity here is dirt cheap. Hopefully the power needed will drive the sales down so I can get a cheap one

edit2: 300$ is pretty cheap
Edited by Adrienspawn - 12/20/08 at 10:30am
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what x58's use the nf200? and what are there " x /x /x " ?
None yet. 16x/16x/16x with NF200.
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The P6T6 WS Revolution does 16x/16x/16x
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...tCode=10009852
$369

There are a couple more boards with the NF200 being released probably in January, such as the EVGA x58 FTW and MSI Eclipse+. Gigabyte will probably release one as well. Asus always seems to be one of the first manufacturers to come out with the newest tech.
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