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EVGA Says Goodbye to Driver DVDs

Jacob Freeman, Global Product Management Director at EVGA, has confirmed via a Tweet that future EVGA motherboards (H370 Stinger included) will no longer come with a driver DVD. Instead, the consumer will receive a sleek 8 GB USB 2.0 flash drive with all the necessary drivers and software. While some users might argue that it's good practice to get the latest drivers from the motherboard support page, you still need to install the network driver to access the internet after a fresh Windows installation. EVGA's decision is a well thought-out one as not all system builders include an optical drive in their builds or want to spend $15 on one just to install a driver. The included flash drive is re-writeable, so users can store other things on it if desired. Jacob commented that the cost of including a standard 8 GB USB 2.0 flash drive is about twenty times that of an old-school DVD. Nevertheless, EVGA motherboard prices will not increase to cover the cost.

EVGA Intros GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Elite in Two New Color Variants

EVGA today introduced two new color variants of its GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Elite Gaming graphics card. These include the Green (model: 11G-P4-6693-K4), and blue (11G-P4-6693-K3). EVGA colored the aluminium frame-type cooler shroud with anodized blue or green paint. That's all there is to these variants, which are priced on par with the regular model that has a silver shroud color. The factory-overclocked cards ship with clock speeds of 1556 MHz base, 1670 MHz GPU Boost, and an untouched 11 GHz (GDDR5X-effective) memory. Both new variants are priced the same, at USD $949.99, on EVGA web-store.

EK Launches Updated EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Water Block

EK Water Blocks, the leading premium liquid cooling manufacturer, is further expanding its RGB portfolio by releasing the EK-FC1080 GTX Ti FTW3 RGB water block that is compatible with EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 based graphics cards. This kind of efficient cooling will allow your high-end graphics card to reach higher boost clocks, thus providing more performance during gaming or other GPU intense tasks.

This water block directly cools the GPU, VRAM and the VRM (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these critical areas, thus allowing the graphics card and it's VRM to remain stable under full load and high overclocks. EK-FC1080 GTX Ti FTW3 RGB water block features a central inlet split-flow cooling engine design for best possible cooling performance, which also works flawlessly with reversed water flow without adversely affecting the cooling performance. Moreover, such design offers great hydraulic performance allowing this product to be used in liquid cooling systems using weaker water pumps.

EVGA Also Announces the Z10 Keyboards

The Z10 keyboard was built with enthusiasts in mind. Built from the ground up, this mechanical keyboard is designed to give gamers, creators, and overclockers the tools they need to excel at any task. The EVGA Z10 keyboard brilliantly shines with fully-customizable RED LED Zone backlighting to enhance any experience, whether typing or hunting down that last enemy.

The LED backlighting can be configured in the EVGA Unleashed software, and instantly dimmed or brightened bia the LED brightness switch on the keyboard. A customizable LCD screen accomodates any needs for gaming, overclocking, or anything else you can think of! Choose to monitor your Precision XOC or ELEET X statistic, custom game timers and several other functions.

EVGA Announces the PQ Series Power Supplies

Introducing the EVGA PQ Power Supplies. Available with 80 Plus Platinum efficiency in 750W, 850W, and 1000W models, the EVGA PQ Power Supplies are the embodiment of premium quality, premium performance and premium value. The EVGA ECO mode feature ensures that the power supply stays completely silent during low to medium loads. The fan does not spin until necessary, allowing for completely silent operation. Platinum efficiency or higher under typical loads and 100% Japanese capacitors ensure long-term reliability.

The EVGA PQ power supplies use a semi-modular design. With only the 24-pin power connector hard wired directly to the power supply, the PQ allows you to use only the cables you need and leave off cables you don't need. Even better, the EVGA PQ is compatible with a variety of EVGA's Individually Sleeved Cable Kits.

EVGA Announces the H370 Stinger Motherboard

Introducing the EVGA H370 Stinger - A budget-friendly workhorse for your HTPC or gaming PC. Featuring a next-gen Intel H370 Express Chipset, with DDR4 2667MHz+ memory support and a 10-layer PCB, this motherboard is built to withstand the daily grind. Using a 9-phase PWM, external clock generator, HDMI 2.0 and 7.1 Channel HD Audio, this motherboard will thrive as the heart of your next system, while supporting today's widely-used components.

With four SATA 6G ports, M.2, Intel Optane Memory Ready, the EVGA H370 Stinger has you covered for storage. This motherboard also comes with USB 3.1 Gen 2, 4 native USB 3.1 Gen 1 and included Dual-Band WiFi + Bluetooth for versatility. By using a careful balance of performance and features, the EVGA H370 Stinger gets you straight to the point.

EVGA Removes Guest RMA Option - Register Your Card for RMA

EVGA in a potentially controversial move, removed the "Guest RMA" option from its aftersales support. The option allowed consumers to return their DOA or broken graphics cards back to EVGA for replacements, without having to register their products with EVGA (thereby giving their data to the company). Consumers now have to register their products, which entails creating an EVGA membership (volunteering information such as your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address). Only after creating an account, and registering your product, will you be able to file a standard RMA request with EVGA, a graphics card vendor which otherwise built a reputation of having the best product warranty, RMA, and upgrade policies in the industry.

EVGA Intros CLC 120 CL11 Liquid CPU Cooler

EVGA today introduced the CLC 120 CL11 all-in-one, closed-loop, liquid CPU cooler (model: 400-HY-CL11-V1). The cooler is based on an all new pump-block design that appears to be more cost-effective than the rounded-square pump-block EVGA uses on its original CLC series coolers. It lacks RGB LED lighting, but offers "improved coolant flow-rate, and higher surface-area for heat dissipation," according to EVGA. Taking advantage of the higher coolant pressure, EVGA deployed a slightly thicker radiator, which is 30 mm thick compared to the 27 mm thickness of the original's radiator.

This is a bi-metal liquid cooler, in that the block is made of copper, while the radiator is made of aluminium. The company still backs it with a 5-year warranty. The block supports only Intel sockets, including LGA2066, LGA2011(v3), and LGA115x. The other area of cost-cutting appears to be the included fan. It has a simpler impeller design than the one EVGA includes with the CLC 120, and only has 2/3rds its maximum airflow. The "Teflon nano bearing" makes way for simpler sleeve bearing; speeds range up to 1,800 RPM (the original spins up to 2,400 RPM), and maximum airflow is 58.87 CFM (against 74.87 CFM of the original). Available now, the EVGA CLC 120 CL11 is priced at USD $59.99, $30 cheaper than the original CLC 120.

Imitation is The Sincerest Form of Flattery... That Colorful Can Show EVGA?

As I was scouring the Internet and usual places for news stories to share on our beloved TechPowerUp!, I came across an unsuspecting link that triggered my "Oh no, they didn't" sensors. The story title, as posted on Reddit: "Chinese brand Colorful's "about" page is literally copied and pasted from EVGA's." I was torn, right there and then, by the "Oh no they didn't" reaction and a slight pinprick towards the "Of course they did" catharsis. And then I went to the "About" sites for both companies. I read, re-read, and re-re-read each company's "About Us" statement. The result was a warm, fuzzy feeling of incredulity and laughter.

Not only did Colorful copy and paste EVGA's About page, they... Introduced some grammatical and spelling errors as well. I believe I know how this might have happened: an intern at Colorful, tasked with thinking up a glorious, customer-centric "About Us" page, got tired of his company's policy of not allowing workers to play PUBG on the company computers and graphics cards (remember, Colorful dominates this PUBG market). As a way to get back at Colorful, he devised a devious way of getting revenge: subjecting Colorful to the Internet's scrutiny. His tools: copy, paste, and some strategically placed deletes and extra letters to add insult to injury. If I were a Colorful customer, I'd start claiming my "24/7 tech service, 90 day Step-Up program". Just don't go over to the headquarters mentioned in Colorful's "About Us" page. The EVGA employees you encounter there might not find your move very amusing. We, however, do. Oh yes we do.

EVGA Introduces Their Latest G1+ Power Supplies

The EVGA SuperNOVA G1 power supplies have been among the longest-lasting and best-performing power supplies on the market. Despite only a few changes over the years, it's only fitting that it's time for an upgrade. Enter the G1+, the new and improved fully-modular power supply line-up from EVGA with an 80+ Gold Efficiency rating.

Additionally, the G1+ power supplies feature a cleaner internal layout to increase airflow, a Variable Resistor module (to increase voltage stability), two DC to DC modules for more efficient power switching on all models, a full suite of power supply protections, and EVGA's World-Leading Global 10-Year Warranty on all G1+ power supplies.

EVGA's Gargantuan SuperNova 2200W P2 Can Jumpstart Your Pickup Truck

EVGA this CES showed off its flagship PSU, the massive SuperNova 2200W P2. This unit has enough juice to power a gaming+mining rig with up to 9 graphics cards, or to jumpstart a pickup truck. Under the hood, it features a single +12V rail design, with an impressive 183.3A +12V rail (~2199W), and 24A rails over the +5V and +3.3V domains that work out to 120W. DC-to-DC switching converts power between the domains. The PSU boasts of 80 Plus Platinum switching efficiency. A 140 mm fan keeps the unit cool. Among its constellation of output connectors are one 24-pin ATX, two 4+4 pin EPS, eighteen 6+2 pin PCIe, twelve SATA power, six Molex, and two Berg.

EVGA Enters Gaming Peripherals Foray with Z10 Gaming Keyboard

EVGA is on the prowl for its share of the gaming peripherals market, with the new Z10 mechanical gaming keyboard (model: 801-ZT-N101-KR). Built with a solid aluminium body with a metal top-panel, and ABS back, the keyboard is characterized by its tiny LCD display (a la Logitech G15), which can be used to display a whole range of information, including game OSD, live data from EVGA Precision, keyboard macro mapping on-the-fly, etc. In addition to a standard 104-keyset, the Z10 has 7 cleverly positioned macro keys, and media shortcut keys. The keyboard will be available with Kailh Red and Brown switches, the one on display had Brown ones.

EVGA Announces the X299 DARK Motherboard

EVGA introduces you to the ultimate in raw performance for the next-gen Intel Extreme lineup, the EVGA X299 Dark. The Dark is crafted from the ground up to be the performance apex with everything you need to make a record-breaking benching run or a 24/7 number cruncher, and nothing you don't - a board that is as reliable as it is fast.

EVGA Offers $1,000 for Your Old GeForce4 ACS, ACS2 Graphics Cards

EVGA is feeling both generous and nostalgic, and has announced a contest that's as welcome as it is original. Looking back on its roots as an innovative designer of cooling systems for graphics cards, allowing gamers everywhere to play their favorite games with the best temperatures and least noise possible, EVGA are looking for users that still keep their GeForce 4 ACS and ACS2-powered graphics cards. ACS and ACS 2 are effectively the precursors to EVGA's latest cooling innovations, even if these types of cooling designs are now the norm rather than the exception.

If you have a GeForce4 MX 440 or a GeForce4 4600 Ti, both launched way back in 2002, EVGA is asking that you submit your information to them, and the company will gladly pay you 1,000 EVGA bucks - its digital currency that is equivalent to $ in a 1:1 ratio, and would allow you to buy a great 1080 Ti from the EVGA store. Not such a bad deal for an old GeForce 4 graphics card, eh? Like Sonic would say, you "gotta go fast", though: the contest is available for a maximum of 3 ACS owners and 3 ACS2 owners.

EVGA Announces GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW Ultra Silent Graphics Card

EVGA debuted a new graphics card sub-brand, the FTW Ultra Silent, with a new custom-design GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics card, the EVGA GTX 1070 Ti Ultra Silent FTW. This 3-slot thick card has a chunkier aluminium fin-stack heatsink, and has a higher fan cutoff threshold than other cards from EVGA, such as the GTX 1070 Ti FTW2. So the card's fans stay off not just when the GPU is idling, but also when it's under load, until it reaches a higher temperature threshold.

As with every other GTX 1070 Ti card launched till date, the card ships with NVIDIA reference clock speeds of 1607 MHz core, 1683 MHz GPU Boost, and 8.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory. It draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power inputs, and display connectors include three DP and one each of HDMI and DVI. The card is sold out on EVGA's online store, where it was priced USD $499.

EVGA Z370 Micro Motherboard Starts Selling

EVGA's premium micro-ATX motherboard based on Intel Z370 chipset, the Z370 Micro, started selling at USD $179.99. The board was announced alongside the rest of the company's Z370 lineup, earlier this October. Designed for enthusiast-grade micro-ATX builds, the EVGA Z370 micro features a standard 240 mm x 240 mm PCB, but with cutouts for the angled 24-pin ATX and 6-pin PCIe power inputs. Besides the two, it draws power from an 8-pin EPS and 4-pin ATX power connectors, conditioning it for the CPU with a 10-phase VRM. The CPU socket features 150% higher gold content in the pins. The LGA1151 socket is wired to two reinforced DDR4 DIMM slots, supporting up to 32 GB of dual-channel memory, and two reinforced PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (x16/NC or x8/x8), with SLI support. An x4 slot makes for the rest of the expansion.

Storage connectivity includes two 32 Gb/s M.2 slots (from which one is occupied with the WLAN card), and six SATA 6 Gb/s ports. Eight USB 3.0 ports, and a number of USB 2.0 ports make for the USB connectivity. Network connectivity includes an Intel-made WLAN card with 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1. The lone 1 GbE interface is driven by an Intel i219-V controller. A Realtek ALC1220 CODEC drives the 8-channel HD audio. Overclocker-friendly features include dual-BIOS with manual switching, POST debug 7-seg display, angled case-fan headers, onboard POST speaker, and power/reset buttons.

EVGA Intros GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Hydro Copper

EVGA today introduced its flagship graphics card, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|ngp|n Hydro Copper (model: 11G-P4-6799), tuned by the legendary overclocker Vince "K|ngp|n" Lucido himself. The card features the choicest VRM components, binned "GP102" ASIC and GDDR5X memory chips, to support not just the highest overclocking headroom among EVGA's lineup, but also its highest factory-overclocked speeds of 1582 MHz core, 1695 MHz GPU Boost, and 11.00 GHz (GDDR5X-effective) memory clocks.

The card is intended to be plumbed to your own liquid-cooling loop, and comes with an all-copper, full-coverage water-block. You also get EVGA's iCX technology, which puts 9 thermal sensors across various points in the card. Available now (in limited stocks), exclusively through EVGA's own online store, the card is priced at USD $1,249.

EVGA DG-7 Series Gaming Case Available on Pre-order

The mid-tower is the ideal form factor that is well balanced between usable space and overall footprint. DG-7 is a case designed with aesthetics and function in mind, and is the perfect mid-tower solution. DG-7 features convenient and easy cable management, wide range of radiator support, and a durable steel frame. The tempered glass side panel is perfect to show off your system, no matter if you go with traditional GPU mount or vertical GPU mount.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Graphics Cards Pictures Out in the Wild

The GTX 1070 Ti is likely one of the worst kept secrets in recent history of graphics cards launches - whether by accident or design, only NVIDIA fully knows. Now, it's EVGA's lineup of graphics cards based on this overpowered version of the GTX 1070 graphics card that has surfaced. No less than four different models have been pictured, which still likely don't represent the entirety of EVGA's lineup for this particular piece of GP-104 silicon.

Besides a simple, blower-type design, akin to today's leak of ASUS's GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Turbo Edition, EVGA will be launching at least three different SKUs with their signature ICX cooler design series, with varying levels of customization on the PCB and power delivery designs.

EVGA Caught Sending Golden Samples of the SuperNova B3 to JonnyGuru

An Overclock.net member, "shilka", posted late last month over the failure of power protection in EVGA's SuperNova B3 power supplies, specifically the 450 and 850 W models. This adds to the concerns first raised by Tom's Hardware, one of whose review units created fireworks. Normally, for a product that has been on the market for some time, as the B3 series has, one could chalk up such incidents to a faulty batch. But it appears that might not be the case, considering JonnyGuru also reviewed EVGA's B3 and did not encounter any fire hazards.

It has subsequently emerged that the sample provided by EVGA to JonnyGuru was manufactured by Super Flower, whose Leadex platform is well known for its performance and high quality. Aris of Tom's Hardware (and TechPowerUp), however, bought their review sample from a retail outlet. The manufacturing of the latter had been outsourced to RSY, with (in this case) a resulting decline in build quality. It remains unclear whether Super Flower outsourced its production, or if EVGA is using multiple suppliers or switched manufacturers all together. Regardless, lesser quality PSUs would appear to be in stores in comparison to what was reviewed at JonnyGuru, arguably the most influential review site for PSUs.

EVGA Introduces Z370 Series Motherboards

EVGA has announced three new enthusiast motherboards based on Intel's Z370 Express chipset. These boards support Intel's brand new eighth generation processors, including the powerful i7 8700K. All three boards feature metal-reinforced PCI Express and memory slots, NVIDIA SLI support, and M.2 slots. Also included are Gigabit NICs from either Intel or Killer, multiple headers for RGB lighting, and unique cutouts in the boards to make cable routing easier.

The Z370 Series comes in three models: the full ATX Z370 Classified K and Z370 FTW, and the Z370 Micro in the micro ATX form factor. All three are clad in a black and gray color scheme, leaving color accents and lighting styles up to the user. VRM and southbridge heat sinks will keep overclocked systems cool, with the two larger boards sporting gray heat sink and I/O covers with RGB lighting that can be synced with the onboard headers. All three boards have 100% solid state capacitors, and DUAL switchable onboard BIOS chips, which should make for hassle-free overclocking.

EVGA Announces GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 ELITE Graphics Card

The EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 ELITE cards are now available with 12 GHz of GDDR5X memory, giving it 528 GB/s of memory bandwidth! These cards are available with either the ELITE Black or White shroud, and of course comes with EVGA's exclusive iCX technology, giving you 9 thermal sensors, onboard thermal LED indicators and incredible cooling with quiet operation.

Features
  • Includes EVGA iCX Technology
  • 12 GHz GDDR5X Memory
  • 528 GB/s of Memory Bandwidth
  • Available in ELITE Black and White Colors

EVGA Intros EPOWER V - 12+2 Phase Extreme Power VRM Board

The EVGA "Untouchables" EPOWER V card is a standalone VRM board that provides additional power for target devices, such as graphics cards or motherboards. The board is designed to provide two fully-independent voltage outputs, and features a built-in EVBot MKII to allow voltage control on the fly. Take your benching experience to the very limits of your hardware's capability with the EVGA EPOWER V.

The EPOWER V board is powered by the three 6-pin PCI-E power connectors. The input is fed through a 12+2 phase design to provide substantially more VCORE and VMEM to your graphics card, allowing it to break through any limits holding it back.

EVGA Announces SC17 1080 Gaming Laptop

The EVGA SC17 1080 G-SYNC Gaming Laptop has arrived. Featuring a 4K-ready IPS panel with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, this high performance laptop was meticulously crafted from the ground up for hardcore gamers, performance enthusiasts, and overclockers alike. Breaking away from the conventional brick form factor, a unique in-house EVGA designed power supply delivers up to 240 watts of power when needed, without sacrificing function or aesthetics.

The SC17 1080 pairs an unlocked Intel Core i7 7820HK CPU with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 capable of being overclocked to offer the performance you always wanted from a gaming laptop. With performance and overclocking in mind, the EVGA SC17 1080 G-SYNC Gaming Laptop features a BIOS with mouse function to give you complete control over all aspects of performance, voltage and advanced settings to customize your gaming machine. A Clear CMOS button directly on the chassis helps you recover from an unstable overclock, and custom fan curve control keeps your laptop cool and quiet. This is the world's first TRUE overclocking laptop.

AMD Publishes List of Threadripper Compatible Coolers

AMD has published a list of coolers that are officially compatible with their upcoming Threadripper CPUs. It's no surprise there needs to be a compatibility list - the new CPUs top out at 16-core, 32-thread monsters which have never before graced the HEDT space, with an accompanying large CPU die size and heatsink. The socket being an entirely new affair, a new retention kit must also be made available by cooler manufacturers.

AMD itself will be offering an Asetek retention kit for AIO cooling solutions on their Threadripper retail packaging, which should make most Asetek-built AIOs to be compatible with the TR4 socket. These coolers are automatically added to the list. However, there may be some other coolers that are compatible with the newest socket that are not listed on AMD's site as of yet. For those cases, AMD reminds us all that we should check with our cooling solution manufacturer whether an adapter is available or not, and whether our current cooling solution is sufficient for the task at hand. Other coolers are now receiving mid-production updates after a certain date to include the compatible mounting hardware. Check the source link for the AMD compatibility page, and the below image for the current state of affairs.
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