Wednesday, May 18th 2016

EVGA Announces the X99 FTW K Motherboard

EVGA welcomes you to the next generation of ground-breaking performance: the X99 FTW K! The X99 platform redefines high-performance with the introduction of the first ever quad-channel DDR4 architecture fueled by Intel's Haswell-E/Broadwell-E CPU family for up to 128GBs of RAM running at a maximum memory speed of up to 3200MHz+ (OC), all made possible due to the 4-layer memory T-Routing design.

The X99 FTW-K is built with an 8-layer Hybrid Black PCB, featuring a CPU socket with 150% higher Gold content powered by an Advanced 8-phase Digital VRM (IR3563B+IR3350), providing industry-leading stability for all your applications. This board also features a Killer NIC E2400 Ethernet which helps to prioritize and reduce network latency to keep you at the top of your game.
Furthermore, this board is designed not ONLY for peak overclocking, but also fully-featured to support any/all peripherals and functions available, 4-Way SLI support, 2 Gigabit LAN, right-angle power connectors, PCI-E disable switches and much more.

For more information, visit the product page.
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18 Comments on EVGA Announces the X99 FTW K Motherboard

#1
lZKoce
Angled ATX power connector...aahhh yeah! This should be a standard IMO.
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#2
Ubersonic
lZKoce said:
Angled ATX power connector...aahhh yeah! This should be a standard IMO.
The reason it isn't is because it causes an ATX board to require an E-ATX case, however as this board is already E-ATX it's not an issue.
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#3
Caring1
I like how they got the red trace to light up without power connected :p
Not a fan of the right angled connectors, especially at the bottom of the board. :shadedshu:
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#4
Tannhäuser
Nice board. But the huge "e" is ruining the design completely. :/
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#5
truth teller
holy moly, is that a bodge wire connecting pin 2 of that so-6 chip the that cap near it?

hahaha, how did their market department let this one pass?
even if the board revision that will be sold to customers is the one with that minor bodge (hey, as long as it works fine), selling "high end" products with bodges instead of revising the layout and rerun the production is just wrong

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lol, it is indeed a bodge
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#6
Chaitanya
Atleast Evga hasnt fallen into fugly Rgb trash bin.
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#7
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
Chaitanya said:
Atleast Evga hasnt fallen into fugly Rgb trash bin.
but thir old scheme sucks... that bigger "E" there .. just no ...
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#8
Steven B
truth teller said:
holy moly, is that a bodge wire connecting pin 2 of that so-6 chip the that cap near it?

hahaha, how did their market department let this one pass?
even if the board revision that will be sold to customers is the one with that minor bodge (hey, as long as it works fine), selling "high end" products with bodges instead of revising the layout and rerun the production is just wrong

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lol, it is indeed a bodge
It's just an ES board, the final definitely wont have that wire.
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#9
truth teller
Steven B said:
It's just an ES board, the final definitely wont have that wire.
eng samples dont have all those "fancy cooler blocks", nor are they photographed and sent to the marketing team(s) and/or press, and they most certainly arent displayed as the product on the product page!

the previous model was about 650300 smakaroos, this model is most certainly higher in price, would you be ok with it having a bodge even if it works just fine? why is the board so highly priced if not for build quality (pretty sure the bill of materials is not even 1/41/2 of the msrp)? i can build at least one fully functional gaming pc for the price of this board alone...

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oh and it seems like the marketing fellows are having fun shopping that wire out of the picture on the site

come on guys, you can still see the same solder blob on that cap, the pic is the same)
you used to be better than this... just take a new picture or admit thats the final design and you are charging for it

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damn amazon, giving me inflated prices again
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#10
EarthDog
I am going to guess that isn't a final product... we should be getting one for review soon enough... I will report back when I have it in hand.
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#11
PP Mguire
truth teller said:
eng samples dont have all those "fancy cooler blocks", nor are they photographed and sent to the marketing team(s) and/or press, and they most certainly arent displayed as the product on the product page!

the previous model was about 650300 smakaroos, this model is most certainly higher in price, would you be ok with it having a bodge even if it works just fine? why is the board so highly priced if not for build quality (pretty sure the bill of materials is not even 1/41/2 of the msrp)? i can build at least one fully functional gaming pc for the price of this board alone...

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oh and it seems like the marketing fellows are having fun shopping that wire out of the picture on the site

come on guys, you can still see the same solder blob on that cap, the pic is the same)
you used to be better than this... just take a new picture or admit thats the final design and you are charging for it

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damn amazon, giving me inflated prices again
Idk where you're getting Photoshop from, because the same picture is still on their site.
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#12
Grings
Killer Lan woooo




said nobody ever
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#13
truth teller
PP Mguire said:
Idk where you're getting Photoshop from, because the same picture is still on their site.
i got it from here, just as before, but at the time i posted that comment that was what it linked me too
i noticed it right after posting the nonedited comment, someone must have seen this rant and decided it was best to restored the "old" version (is there an evga rep lurking here? you, yes you you there, just take a new photo, for christ sake).
in hindsight i should have archived it using some web archive but i didnt even think of it, so yeah there is no way of me proving i didnt shop it myself. still, i have the saved image, from that link, here (just in case some evga fellow decides to start getting smart on me). btw, copying that tranny and pasting it right above, bad job

the bodge remains, i guess
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#14
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
peche said:
but thir old scheme sucks... that bigger "E" there .. just no ...
Just remove it. The heatsink will remain. :)

The Killer LAN though.....that needs to be killed. Seriously. I have never encountered anything but trouble with Killer NICs. The only one in my network that drops out for no reason and defies my efforts for half a day at a time? The PC with Killer. :shadedshu:
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#15
D007
4 way sli.. Pretty sure the 10 series, just killed quad sli..lol
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#16
Grings
rtwjunkie said:
Just remove it. The heatsink will remain. :)

The Killer LAN though.....that needs to be killed. Seriously. I have never encountered anything but trouble with Killer NICs. The only one in my network that drops out for no reason and defies my efforts for half a day at a time? The PC with Killer. :shadedshu:
This board does at least have an Intel Lan as well, it just annoyed me that they werent both intel, and that so many motherboard manufacturers are STILL sticking these things on

Has ANYBODY heard ANYTHING positive about these things EVER?...lol
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#17
PP Mguire
truth teller said:
i got it from here, just as before, but at the time i posted that comment that was what it linked me too
i noticed it right after posting the nonedited comment, someone must have seen this rant and decided it was best to restored the "old" version (is there an evga rep lurking here? you, yes you you there, just take a new photo, for christ sake).
in hindsight i should have archived it using some web archive but i didnt even think of it, so yeah there is no way of me proving i didnt shop it myself. still, i have the saved image, from that link, here (just in case some evga fellow decides to start getting smart on me). btw, copying that tranny and pasting it right above, bad job

the bodge remains, i guess
I looked literally right after you posted in the same spot and it was not shopped. This was within minutes (as in less than 5) so I'm not really sure what you're on about. Not calling you a liar or anything, just that it said new post, read it, checked, and saw the cable still there in each image on their site referencing the back of the board. I even linked a few buds showing them saying lol GG eVGA.

rtwjunkie said:
Just remove it. The heatsink will remain. :)

The Killer LAN though.....that needs to be killed. Seriously. I have never encountered anything but trouble with Killer NICs. The only one in my network that drops out for no reason and defies my efforts for half a day at a time? The PC with Killer. :shadedshu:
The E is part of the heatsink with a gray sticker overlay on it. You can put a black sticker or paint it all black but unless you replace the heatsink it'll be there. I personally don't find it that bad and I'm glad it's not red like the others.

D007 said:
4 way sli.. Pretty sure the 10 series, just killed quad sli..lol
3 and 4 way are still possible with 10 series.

Grings said:
This board does at least have an Intel Lan as well, it just annoyed me that they werent both intel, and that so many motherboard manufacturers are STILL sticking these things on

Has ANYBODY heard ANYTHING positive about these things EVER?...lol
I've never used 2 NICs on my main desktop board anyways so not really a bother to me. I do wish boards would stop using the junk, but I do believe a standard Windows driver works properly with it without issue. At least that's what I've been told from a friend with a Z97 Fatal1ty board. If this is the case and it acts like a normal Gbe NIC I wouldn't mind using it. Would still rather prefer Intel all the way though.
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#18
ypsylon
lZKoce said:
Angled ATX power connector...aahhh yeah! This should be a standard IMO.
It's nice for test benches and some of the computer cases. Still there is big bunch of them where 90 degree connector is pain the back side. It's so tight to remove/plug that you can really tear this whole thing if not careful.

I love EVGA, boards running for years and years. But I hate big time that 90 deg connector.
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