Tuesday, October 5th 2010

EVGA Intros X58 Classified3 Motherboard

EVGA introduced the third motherboard in its socket LGA1366 lineup refresh, the X58 Classified3 (model number 141-GT-E770-A1). EVGA's motherboard lineup refresh, usually denoted by a "3" suffix to the model name, is centered on feature additions that include USB 3.0, SATA 6 Gb/s, and out of the box support for the latest processors. The X58 Classified3 sports a high-end 10-phase digital PWM voltage regulation for the CPU that makes use of a Prodalizer for better power conditioning. Unlike the original X58 Classified design and like the X58 Classified E760, this board does not make use of any additional nForce 200 bridge chips, the four PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots are wired directly to the X58 northbridge (configured as x16, NC, x16, NC; or x16, NC, x8, x8; or x8, x8, x8, x8; depending on how they're populated). The PWM area is cooled by its own heatsink, while that over the X58 northbridge is elaborate, complete with a fan. The ICH10R southbridge has a large heatsink to chill with. Other expansion slots include one each of PCI-E x1 and PCI.

Connectivity features include two SATA 6 Gb/s internal ports (color coded red), six internal SATA 3 Gb/s ports, and one legacy IDE connector, two USB 3.0 ports (rear), a number of USB 2.0 ports, 8-channel HD audio, dual gigabit Ethernet, and FireWire. Known more for its "record-shattering" overclocking prowess, the X58 Classified series of motherboards make use of a strong VRM overall (to support high voltage settings), a CPU socket with 300% more gold on the pins, vDroop control, consolidated voltage measure points, support for the EVGA EVBot accessory, Dummy OC (one touch overclocking), and a diagnostic LED display. The Classified3 from EVGA sells for US $369.99.
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14 Comments on EVGA Intros X58 Classified3 Motherboard

#1
RejZoR
That's one massive chipset cooler :D
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#2
caleb
Looks like a slot 1 cpu lol
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#3
Drone
I can't seem to spot the PCI-E x1 slot there but it's probably just me .....
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#4
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Drone said:
I can't seem to spot the PCI-E x1 slot there but it's probably just me .....
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#5
Drone
ahh there it is ... thanks
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#6
RejZoR
Makes me wonder why more mobos don't have modular PCIe slots, the ones that are cut open on one side, so you can even fit x16 card in it (but then works in PCIe x1 mode). I know i've seen such slots before.
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#7
rjkoneill
so its worse than the original classified?

i think evga may want to concntrate on the embarrasing shortage of SR2 motherboards also :laugh:
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#8
Xaser04
The fan on the chipset cooler will either be noisy to push some air or quiet and not push any at all.

Given the relative size of the chipset cooler it would be better to not have the fan at all.
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#9
newfellow
Xaser04 said:
The fan on the chipset cooler will either be noisy to push some air or quiet and not push any at all.

Given the relative size of the chipset cooler it would be better to not have the fan at all.
+1

and I was just thinking if I would actually buy with these price rates I sure as hell wouldn't use that fan on there, but consider to attache CPU cooled side ways where there's more room & add it with extra fan to draw the air through.
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#10
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Why are they still releasing motherboards for X58 when they are not going to keep making CPUs for it?
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#11
cheezburger
brandonwh64 said:
Why are they still releasing motherboards for X58 when they are not going to keep making CPUs for it?
since when 1366 had been discontinued :wtf:
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#12
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
cheezburger said:
since when 1366 had been discontinued :wtf:
They were talking about discontinuing 1366 and 1156 when 1155 sandy bridge comes out
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#13
cheezburger
brandonwh64 said:
They were talking about discontinuing 1366 and 1156 when 1155 sandy bridge comes out
1156 will surely discontinue but 1366? it won't be because 1366 will be replace by another socket(socket 2011? i guess) that's for server/gamer exclusive. but that socket will come much later after launch of 1155. so temporary 1366 will be around of a while.
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#14
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
ME like I wish ATI had an AIB (maybe XFX) to do some cool ass boards like EVGA does for Intel.
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