Friday, August 29th 2014

EVGA Debuts Its X99 Motherboard Lineup

The EVGA X99 lineup has arrived. EVGA has rebuilt its motherboard lineup for the next generation Intel platform, offering a stunning set of new features and overclocking support. These motherboards also feature EVGA's new GUI BIOS that focuses on the best overclocking support, functionality, and are straight and to the point, the way a modern BIOS should be.

The Intel X99 platform unlocks incredible performance:
  • Supports up to 16 CPU threads (8-core)
  • First desktop platform to support DDR4 memory
  • Up to 40 PCI-E 3.0 lanes
  • Native SATA 6.0Gb/s & USB 3.0
  • Up to 20 MB CPU Cache on 8 Core CPU

Intel Core i7-5960X vs. Intel Core i7 4960X
  • Game Physics and AI up to 14% FASTER (3DMark Fire Strike Physics Extreme)
  • 4K Video Editing up to 20% FASTER (Adobe Premiere Pro CC)
  • 3D Rendering up to 32% FASTER (CINEBENCH 15 X)
EVGA will have three products available starting today, key differences are as follows:
Learn more about the EVGA X99 motherboard lineup here:
http://www.evga.com/articles/00866/EVGA-X99-Motherboards/
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23 Comments on EVGA Debuts Its X99 Motherboard Lineup

#1
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
expect a premium price tag.
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#2
wotevajjjj
Huray for all those angled connectors !
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#4
Countryside
Another good lineup from EVGA good job !
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#5
Dj-ElectriC
Am I the only one who find these unappealing? Probably....
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#6
micropage7
Dj-ElectriC said:
Am I the only one who find these unappealing? Probably....
its a nice boards, but i think they should put some accent like matte black board or something, their caps looks like basic boards
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#7
AlienIsGOD
still overjoyed that i managed to pick up a Z77 FTW new in box from the egg for $94 instead of the 350 the board was at :P
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#8
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
It doesn't look like the boards have much to offer beyond looks. Generally speaking the boards themselves look pretty bare. I can't say I like seeing 6 USB 2.0 ports either.
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#9
buildzoid
micropage7 said:
its a nice boards, but i think they should put some accent like matte black board or something, their caps looks like basic boards
I actually like the capacitors that EVGA uses. Don't ask me why though.
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#10
stoney101
Not a fan of EVGA motherboards to be honest, they always seem extremely overpriced for the features you get and these look like no exception to that. Less USB 3.0, no SATA Express and in my opinion the aesthetics are not as good as competing products. The one thing I do like about them though is the right angled connectors for most of the cables.
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#11
AlienIsGOD
I love the layout of my board, it has more than enough features for my usage :D


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#12
20mmrain
If you ask me anyone buying an EVGA motherboard is taking a risk. We use EVGA motherboards at my place of business and their motherboards have the highest in field failure rate as well as in house failure and open box failure rate.
I have seen boards come in with bent pins, melted dip switches, rma boxes that EVGA is claiming new motherboards, faulty MOSFETs, and more. The only reason we still use them is our customer has a locked bom.
I want to like EVGA motherboards but they have an worse reputation at my job then BCM motherboards.
So to me it doesn't matter how pretty they make their motherboard lineup.
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#13
Jizzler
Nice to see another mATX board though if I was going with this platform I'd have to give the nod to the ASRock X99M. Support for faster and longer M.2 sticks, another Ethernet port, more SATA, etc.
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#14
XL-R8R
Something worries me these days when I see USB 2 ports and theyre the nasty old style ones that are just 'stuck' on the board.

It somewhat reminds me of the old ECS way of doing things..... just not what really would inspire me to drop $400+ bones of these things.
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#15
claylomax
Let's hope they don't have the same problems like their X79 boards, they released a BIOS a month ...
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#16
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
claylomax said:
Let's hope they don't have the same problems like their X79 boards, they released a BIOS a month ...
And you are faulting them for that? Do you also fault AMD for releasing GPU drivers monthly too?
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#17
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
MxPhenom 216 said:
And you are faulting them for that? Do you also fault AMD for releasing GPU drivers monthly too?
The BIOS / UEFI tends to be stored on EEPROM which has a limited numbers of write/erase cycles. It's not something you want to be doing every month for several years.
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#18
Vlada011
Our Z77 FTW is nicer than all these boards today.
You bought for 99$ if I remember good over 24h discount mistake on Newegg.

If someone ask me I would leave i7-3770K one more year I would love to Haswell Extreme launch date is 2015 summer. My i7-3770K will be good for gaming 1-2 years more.
He can hold and Maxwell premium chip without problem and 1% bottleneck.
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#19
claylomax
MxPhenom 216 said:
And you are faulting them for that? Do you also fault AMD for releasing GPU drivers monthly too?
Because they couldn't fix the problems. And EVGA X79 motherboards weren't as popular as their X58 mobos.
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#20
Arctucas
I am using an eVGA X58 board currently, and it has been rock-solid.

However, the main reason I bought eVGA was the lifetime warranty. Now that that is a thing of the past, I cannot see any reason to buy eVGA.

AsRock is going to be my next motherboard.
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#21
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
I personally haven't had an EVGA board, but I can say that it would be pretty hard to top how reliable and rock solid my P9X79 Deluxe has been. All in all, if the board doesn't have any issues from the get got, I would suspect it to be a decent set of boards, but the price is debatable. My X79 board has 6 USB 3.0 ports, so I would expect more out of an X99 board and there are a lot of other motherboard venders who have all USB 3.0 ports which is what I would really be looking for if I were to invest that kind of money in a platform again.

All in all, there isn't really anything about these particular EVGA boards that impresses me.

I also learned to my dismay that X99 in general doesn't support RSTe like X79 does is an much more like a consumer grade PCH than a server-grade PCH. That kind of bums me out, but that isn't a fault of EVGA or these boards.
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#22
Eagleye
MxPhenom 216 said:
And you are faulting them for that? Do you also fault AMD for releasing GPU drivers monthly too?
Can you please leave the Nvidia vs AMD talk for the local pub (sarcasm). BTW FYI AMD don't release drivers every month! they release, when they`re needed.

OT: EVGA is well behind on features/hardware, price, support/software and looks versus its competition, if you can even call it competition.
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#23
buildzoid
Eagleye said:
Can you please leave the Nvidia vs AMD talk for the local pub (sarcasm). BTW FYI AMD don't release drivers every month! they release, when they`re needed.

OT: EVGA is well behind on features/hardware, price, support/software and looks versus its competition, if you can even call it competition.
I like the no nonsense look of the classified now all I want is a confirmation of it's memory and CPU clocking abilities being on par with the rampage or SOC board. Also USB 3.0 has always given me issues before windows loads so I welcome the 6 USB 2.0 ports.
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