Tuesday, August 31st 2010

EVGA Intros Affordable X58 SLI3 Motherboard

EVGA released its newest socket LGA1366 motherboard, the EVGA X58 SLI3 (model: 131-GT-E767-TR). This model completes EVGA's lineup of new LGA1366 motherboards that pack USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gb/s support, other models include the EVGA X58 FTW3 and EVGA X58 Classified3. Among the three, the X58 SLI3 is the most affordable, and targets a sub-$200 price point. The model and its overall design are derived from the X58 SLI, but with 2-port USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gb/s controllers.

The LGA1366 socket is powered by a 6-phase VRM, it's wired to six DDR3 DIMM slots for triple-channel memory support. The motherboard supports all released Intel Core i7 LGA1366 processors, including the six-core models, out of the box. Expansion slots include one PCI-Express 2.0 x16, two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (electrical x8), two PCI-E x1, and one PCI. 2-way and 3-way SLI are supported. Apart from the six SATA 3 Gb/s ports from the ICH10R southbridge, there are two SATA 6 Gb/s ports (color coded red). Connectivity includes 8-channel HD audio, gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0 and a number of USB 2.0 ports. The EVGA X58 SLI3 is listed on the company's store, at US $199.99.
Add your own comment

15 Comments on EVGA Intros Affordable X58 SLI3 Motherboard

#1
(FIH) The Don
why didnt they replace that stupid 8pin on top of the board now they were at it

facepalm
Posted on Reply
#2
_JP_
by: (FIH) The Don
why didnt they replace that stupid 8pin on top of the board now they were at it

facepalm
Because it is an "affordable" board. :laugh:
But be glad they didn't classify it as "budget", that would make the 24-pin move to the left side of the board, right to where the 8-pin is now. And probably the USB and audio headers scattered on the board, instead of neatly placed on the bottom.
Posted on Reply
#3
bear jesus
by: (FIH) The Don
why didnt they replace that stupid 8pin on top of the board now they were at it

facepalm
I damn every motherboard that does not have it loacted near the edge of the board as anywhere else can be such a pain in the ass for cable management and more so with a big cooler. :banghead:

Although i admit other than that it looks like a pretty nice "affordable" board.
Posted on Reply
#4
caleb
Considering a lot of cases have PSU at the bottom I don't see why you make such a big deal out of it.
Posted on Reply
#5
_JP_
by: caleb
Considering a lot of cases have PSU at the bottom I don't see why you make such a big deal out of it.
Mine doesn't, for starters, and lot's of other affordable cases don't have it at the bottom either.
Posted on Reply
#6
LAN_deRf_HA
And lot's of affordable cases do have them on the bottom. Looks at rosewill's lineup of cases in the $40 range. Bottom mount psu, black painted interior. They make some pretty sharp cases.
Posted on Reply
#7
TheLostSwede
It's still a terrible location, either which way. Why can't it be next to the 24-pin connector?
Well, I guess I can answer my own question, because it'd be a mess to do the traces that way and it would increase the complexity and cost of the board.
Once again, thanks to the ATX standard which is way outdated we're stuck with boards that has less than an ideal layout for the demands of a modern computer.

A bigger problem with this board imho is that both of the lower two x16 slots are only x8, so this board is not exactly ideal to use with two cards as EVGA didn't implement switching. I guess that's one way to cut cost...
Posted on Reply
#8
Jstn7477
Didn't EVGA lose their motherboard team?
Posted on Reply
#9
AthlonX2
HyperVtXâ„¢
This motherboard looks empty
Posted on Reply
#10
fochkoph
Never really understood these budget 1366 boards. Why not save even more money and just go with Lynnfield?
Posted on Reply
#11
bear jesus
It does not matter where the psu is it still means the cable has to be routed over the board, if its on the edge it's easyer to hide it away or with cases that have space behind the backplate hidden away back there, if its anywhere further in on the board cable has to be run across the board.

I admit though i dislike it even being in the top left corner of the board as i would love it to be over by the 24 pin connector.
Posted on Reply
#12
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: fochkoph
Never really understood these budget 1366 boards. Why not save even more money and just go with Lynnfield?
Because at stock speeds, budget motherboards perform on par with $400 motherboards. It may still overclock past 4 GHz, and that would still trounce the Lynnfield.
Posted on Reply
#13
Chewers
Does thos 6G SATA ports supports RAID0 with P3 (corsair SATA 6Gbps ssd's) ?
Posted on Reply
#14
Nailezs
i dont see why they wouldnt. SATA 3/III/6Gb/s is just a bandwidth standardization, and has nothing to do with raid. raid is a chipset function.
Posted on Reply
#15
n-ster
by: _JP_
Mine doesn't, for starters, and lot's of other affordable cases don't have it at the bottom either.
X58 isn't supposed to be for people with sub 40$ cases lol
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment