Friday, April 15th 2011

EVGA Readies P67 FTW B3 LGA1155 Motherboard

After quite some lull, a new motherboard by EVGA is taking shape, the EVGA P67 FTW B3. As the name suggests, it is a top-tier motherboard by the company, based on the Intel P67 B3 chipset. The P67 FTW ("for the win", in gamer jargon) supports LGA1155 Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors, and is geared for extreme overclocking of CPU and GPUs, and is particularly laid out for supporting 3-way and 4-way NVIDIA SLI. The board uses an NVIDIA nForce 200 bridge chip over the processor's PCI-Express 2.0 x16 link to give out two x16 links, which are further configured as four x8 links, if four x16 slots are populated with graphics cards. The board uses a 12-phase CPU VRM with split heatsinks, the CPU is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting dual-channel DDR3.

Storage connectivity includes two internal SATA 6 Gb/s, four SATA 3 Gb/s; other connectivity includes 8-channel HD audio, two gigabit Ethernet interfaces, USB 3.0, and a number of USB 2.0. There are several overclocker-friendly features, such as support for EVGA EVBot, an external overclock control and monitoring module, jumpers to toggle specific PCI-Express slots, consolidated voltage measurement points, onboard power/reset buttons, and LED POST diagnostic readout. A strong VRM and feature-rich BIOS should top it up. The new board is priced at a juicy US $200, and should be available soon.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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28 Comments on EVGA Readies P67 FTW B3 LGA1155 Motherboard

#1
theonedub
habe fidem
That's pretty cheap compared to the pricing of their P55 lineup @ launch.
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#2
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
Nice looking board/layout.
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#3
buggalugs
I'm waiting for the OMG version.
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#4
DanishDevil
That's really tempting considering I just spent $200 on this GA-P67A-UD4-B3 that's whining at me like no tomorrow. If they can come out with this within the next week and a half, I may return instead of exchange my GB board and snag one of these.
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#5
entropy13
by: buggalugs
I'm waiting for the OMG version.
LOL

They already have the WTF version, they were the ones that were pulled out however because of the SATA/chipset issue. :laugh:
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#6
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
That's a pretty good price for such a feature packed board.:)

I also like how the 24pin is angled.
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#7
afw
Wow ... great price ... wonder if its true ... hmmm
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#8
buggalugs
by: entropy13
LOL

They already have the WTF version, they were the ones that were pulled out however because of the SATA/chipset issue. :laugh:
Hahaha WTF!!
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#9
Jack Doph
It still is that WTF version.. just read right-to-left
;)
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#10
claylomax
by: buggalugs
I'm waiting for the OMG version.
:laugh:
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#11
EarlZ
I find the board in a very bad desigh, they could have just gone with 3-4x PCIe slot and limited it to 3GPU config and added 2x PCI slot. this would be a killer budgt P67 mobo.
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#12
entropy13
EVGA should have released the LOL version for April 1.
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#13
evillman
by: EarlZ
I find the board in a very bad desigh, they could have just gone with 3-4x PCIe slot and limited it to 3GPU config and added 2x PCI slot. this would be a killer budgt P67 mobo.
Nah, PCI must die! PCI-e FTW! =)

Loved the 90degrees POWER CONNECTOR!
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#15
Jack Doph
by: evillman
Nah, PCI must die! PCI-e FTW! =)

Loved the 90degrees POWER CONNECTOR!
I love my PCI soundcard mate..
If a mobo doesn't have PCI, I skip it as a matter of routine.
Naturally, if one isn't bound by this, then it is redundant, of course :)
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#16
lucas4
Only 2 SATA 6GB ports o.O !
For a higher end board that does 4 way sli, id expect 4+ even if most people wont use them atm
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#17
claylomax
by: evillman
Nah, PCI must die! PCI-e FTW! =)

Loved the 90degrees POWER CONNECTOR!
Yeah it's being dying for the past few years, that's why many sound cards are still released on pci, like mine :D
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#18
tigger
I'm the only one
Pci and ide die die die.

Nice clean boards with no pci/ide/serial or god forbid parallel please.
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#19
cheesy999
by: tigger
Pci and ide die die die.

Nice clean boards with no pci/ide/serial or god forbid parallel please.
How could you say such things:cry:, i see no need for me to replace my DVD drive just yet(i only upgraded to a sata hard drive 2 years ago)

What i want is more infra-red ports on computers, control my pc with my tv remote, yes please!!!
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#20
tigger
I'm the only one
Cant you get a widget for infra red? i used a usb creative infra pickup for a while, win 7 just installs the driver natively for it.
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#21
Jack Doph
by: tigger
Pci and ide die die die.
by: cheesy999
How could you say such things:cry:
Indeed!
Such sacrilegious sentiments are quite unbecoming of you, good sir XD

Although, I *do* like my PCI soundcard, as I pointed out above.

Besides, have a look at the layout of the board.
Say, just for argument's sake, you have 4x GTX580s and you want to SLi them.
Oops..

EDIT: Yes, unless they're single-slot or dual GPU solutions, there's no chance of quad SLi.
"Let's try that again, shall we?
Yes yes. Without the 'oops'"
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#22
Jizzler
Bah, there's like 3478954 motherboards for you, but maybe a dozen available for us PCIe purists! ;)
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#23
Trackr
I'm waiting for the P67 'BBQ' version - it comes with an overclocked GTX 590.
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#24
Jack Doph
by: Trackr
I'm waiting for the P67 'BBQ' version - it comes with an overclocked GTX 590.
Tastefully packaged in the shape of an extinguisher perhaps?
XD
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#25
Sinzia
Damnit, and I just got the asus p8p67 deluxe last week too, I like the layout on this one a lot more!
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