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EVGA X79 Dark Motherboard Launched

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Jay

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    What's that word that start's with "H" and usually comes before or after 20/20 ;)

    I could have forgiven them if they released a true gamer board on x79 with a new revision for PCIe 2.0 x1/x4/x8 or even x16, in the first slot so that gamer's runnning 3x GTX GPUs but not owning an audiophile HT can still plug in the sound card or perhaps install a RevoDrive...all without interfering the lanes for the GPUs.

    But I guess that it asking too much or I just can't seem to find what I'm looking for :ohwell:
     
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    I know how situation with Z77 is bad, motherboards are simply not reliable because BIOS.
    He make mess, but I hope in future things will be better.
    I love to see EVGA motherboard throw window panel much more than some ROG.
    Special expectations I have from X99, because that is Extreme and EVGA is main enthusiast brand, not as Samsung separate part for enthusiast, EVGA is build and design and specialized for enthusiast and overclockers and people who enjoy in build PC as hobby. Same as gamers, gamers want everything by little and best from everything.
    Z77 is disaster, from memory and BIOS side is disaster.
    I only can hope she will work until Haswell E because Haswell is same disaster as Z77 FTW.
    4770K is overclocker enemy.
     
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    EVGA hardware currently holds no OC records and their boards lack features compared to boards from companies like Gigabyte, ASUS and Asrock. The only appeal I can see in EVGA anything these days is that they have a very clean look. EVGA GPUs use a crappy but really good looking cooler occasional combined with a pointless VRM. EVGA Motherboards are similar they make the only MBs that aren't overly colorful but the VRMs are meh and the feature set vs price is even more so. For example this board is a blacker version of the of the Asrock Fatal1ty X79 Champion board which has a very similar VRM better sound the same number of SATA ports and the same PCI-e layout for a price that is almost certain to beat the EVGA.
     
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    how is 4770k an overclocking enemy? It's doing 7GHz under LN2. and if you get a good chip and know what your doing you can clock pretty similar to Ivy.
     
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    There are many wrong statements here I will attempt to address each one.

    EVGA probably holds more records than any other vendor today in the most important benchmarks (AKA, benchmarks that don't require to to sort through 5K+ CPU's in order to beat, and actually require very good hardware that can sustain high voltage for long periods) Example: 3DMark Fire Strike Single Card, Quad, 3DMark 11 Extreme, 3DMark Vantage. Also, have you seen this? EVGA 3D Eclipse - YouTube

    But of course benchmarks aren't everything...

    Second, in regards to GPU cooling performance, I suspect you have not seen the ACX cooling debut which was reviewed on TPU actually http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/GTX_780_SC_ACX_Cooler/31.html

    Third, when it comes to motherboard VRM = Quality > Quantity and instead of using low cost VRM and pack 30+ on there, we use 12 phases with the best industry available integrated power stages with super fast regulation. (can support around 60A!) Not to mention a 12 Layer PCB. Much of the same logic here is applied to higher end graphics.

    Of course its much easier to say something is great on paper, so within the next month you should see some more proof on this.
     
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    The benchmarks you listed are all centered around the GPU and EVGA holds the record using 4 titans which were zombified using an addon PCB that only K|ngP|n and other EVGA inters have access to so that doesn't mean anything about their capability to produce good overclocking motherboards especially when the voltage used for that record on the CPU is 1.658v which is 150mv away from my voltage for 5Ghz and is a piece of cake sustain compared to the likes of the voltages used for CPU speed records (1.8+V). Basically EVGA right now has the best GPU overclocker using hardware no regular person will ever be able to buy and much less use on a voltage locked nNidia GPU which is the only kind of GPU EVGA makes.

    The ACX in my book is not an amazing cooler what so ever it's 6C° cooler than the reference while making the same amount of noise whereas ASUS's DCUII is sub 70C° and is barely louder and with the update BIOS it does 72C° and is 6db quieter than the ACX.

    12phase vrms are doubled 6 phase controllers which is inferior to the likes of Gigabyte's and ASUS's true 8 phase VRMs and I never said more phases=better just that a doubled 6+1/6+2 phase is meh when compared to the RIVE's 8+3+1 true phases. Gigabyte does the whole more phases = better but Gigabyte use controllers with switching frequencies maxing out at 2mhz so they can up the controller's frequency to compensate for the overuse of doublers on their boards.

    CPU speed records need good OCing motherboards and EVGA holds no CPU speed record for the last 4 years meaning that all their previous successes are irrelevant.
     
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    I can't wait X99, than I build best PC in life with one nice EVGA Classified.
    And now is important only one thing, because neighbor next week go in Chicago to visit son I'm not sure what is best to send EVGA GTX780 Classified or take when back.
    Only that is under question. In my PC no place for CPU coolers with some pipes not graphic card where I see heat pipes from side...from other side 780 Classy will be perfect, pipes are covered... I like wide not fat cards.

    OC Off course ASUS is best... Special in SuperPI, USB 3.0, Memory Speed,...
    How that is weird when new series show up in every country, all forum leaders and owners go home with ASUS ROG presents and that start attack on our brains.
    GIGABYTE is little in background because less investment in marketing and MSI rearly make records because their investment in marketing are even smaller.
    Not only motherboard same is with DCII. In Belgrade they go one step further, they can sell you and model from test lab without problem without your knowledge.

    Their task is with all that hardware to make records and prove how ASUS is best.
    Hundreds labs, hundreds free samples.
    But usually Kingpin is always in top 1st, 2nd, 3rd for EVGA most important hardware...
    I mean 95% of people near LN2 have ASUS hardware, mostly free and they dictate records, they spend CPU samples as matches because ASUS is rich company. Mostly with west money.

    I glad because and next hardware will be EVGA.
    BUT... Motherboard section need improvement...Hard and Hard work and attention on every detail.
    Enemy is rich, ugly and have strong marketing. Because of that hard work.

    This stories about graphic cards I don't listen.
    Thousands of people with multi GPU configurations say everything best for EVGA.
    People 3-4 GPUs don't want to leave EVGA on any cost.
    They swear in EVGA quality of GPU, and for me REAL NVIDIA is only EVGA.
    Because I have good power of observation and because my taste is best. :).
     
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