Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jun 4, 2009.
I believe their rated @
Nice! Black FTW!!
Any reviews out there?
I looked a little...no luck.
highend boards are still only 6 phase they just have 2 chokes and 4 mosfets for each phase
Imagine that board in the new Corsair case. Damn I'm drooling already
AFAIK, all the eVGA x58 boards have supported Crossfire, they just don't advertise it.
I was just going to say exactly that, the only way would be to tuck it between the MOSFET heatsink and the I/O ports. Judging by the newegg pictures, the heatsink is narrower on the bottom than on the top. Almost looks like they designed it so people could do that with the cable, and the heatsink would help hide the cable.
And if I was putting copper heatsinks on it, I think I would have to paint them black.
In SLi it doesn't really affect performance, that is what the bridge is for. If you don't like it, pay more for one of the boards with the nf200. The x58 chipset can only provide 36 total lanes to the PCI-E slots, so x16/x16/x16 is impossible with just the x58.
Actually, I believe when two cards are inserted it is x16/x16. When 3 are inserted, it is x16/x8/x8 and when 4 are inserted it is x8/x8/x8/x8.
Yeah, I may not get the Micro after all. It wouldn't go well with my full copper Xigmatek Achilles. The Micro has red highlights, though, but I like the LANPARTY DK UV Orange scheme so much better, though. Too bad their mATX X58 board went UV Green/Yellow. Maybe they'll have an i5 board out with UV Orange.
If you go on their site and look to the descriptions on the board it says
But if it were to operate with 32 lanes I'd buy it on the spot.
Yeah, I saw that, but then in the specs it lists 4xPCI-E x8/x16, which to me says the slots run at either x16 or x8, no x4.
I don't see why they would make that slot an x4, that is the logical slot to use if you are doing dual-SLi, or Triple SLi. If they were going to make any slot an x4, why not the one at the bottom of the board, the least likely to be used? It is all rather confusing. But I'm going to guess it is x8/x8/x8/x8 and they just mis-printed the board, at least I hope that is the case, otherwise this board is kind of gimp having an x4 slot, especially in that location...
Edit: I just downloaded the manual, it is x16/x8/x4/x8. That has got to be the stupidest configuration possible. And the dual-SLi bridge they send with the board, forces you to use the x4 slot in dual-card configurations. Well that just killed this board, what was eVGA thinking...
Edit2: The more I think about it, the more I hope those are just the numbers when all 4 slots are populated. I'm hoping the board automaticlally switches to x16/x16 when 2 graphics cards are inserted, and x16/x8/x8 when 3 are inserted, and x16/x8/x4/x8 when 4 are inserted, this way the PhysX card gets the x4 slot, which shouldn't be too bad. I just can't see eVGA making the board in such a gimp way that the most likely slot to be used would be stuck at x4... Though this still kind of screws over the quad-crossfire people, but I don't think crossfire is really the primary concern on eVGA's mind.
Had it been x16/x16, this would be one of the most sought after budget boards.
x58 with 4 pci-e slots one of them x4 = eah
I just noticed one thing.. when it comes to X58 boards, they hype and place "SLI" or "SLI power" all over the board.. Its like xfire is on the backdrop waving.. "umm hallo.. am here.." hehe
Well you can't really blame them. EVGA doesn't make ATi cards...
Clearly you didn't follow any news on the X58 chipset -_- :shadedshu
I just picked this board up so I'll post soon if theres no review and my board/RAM isn't DOA.
Easy voltage test points just above the ram slots = WIN
Exactly the same setup as the Classified
Wow, that's a very competitive price. I figured this would be one of the $300 boards. I can hear the sounds of Asus and Foxconn pooping all over themselves right now.
Hell, I hate EVGA for creating the crappiest board I've ever used (750i FTL) and I'd give it a shot.
Thats a board all boards should desire to be, Mint fair play.
Sometimes I really want an i7 setup... they make such beautiful boards for Intel's. Companies need to stop making ugly ass boards for AMD's.
I bet that's a clause in the Intel reseller agreement somewhere; 'To make Intel boards, if you wish to make AMD boards, they must be uglier and less appealing than Intel boards'. I wouldn't doubt it.
I saw nothing but improvements for my first i7 system. Hit 3.6Ghz Rock-Solid by accident on first try... like 1hr after installing Windows, lol.
Only drawback I've ran into (Not the boards fault) is that my chip seems sensitive to VTT changes and shuts down my system under stress testing, could never get it stable at 4.0ghz... then again my chip is a C0.
I don't see the gain in going to 4.0Ghz+ yet anyways because 8 threads @ 3.8Ghz... flipping overkill, lol. Real world game performance won't change at all from the benches I've seen... unless you're into decoding videos 24/7.
I'll buy a D0 when I get hardcore into benching.
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