Loading recent posts...

Oct 25, 2011

EVGA X79 FTW Motherboard for LGA 2011 CPUs Makes Appearance

Just a week ago, at the GeForce LAN 6 event, EVGA showed us a glimpse of its EVGA X79 Classified motherboard for Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge-E processors and now the company has presented another one of its upcoming LGA 2011 solutions, the EVGA X79 FTW.

The X79 FTW is just one step bellow the motherboard showcased during Nvidia's event and drops the XL-ATX form factor of its older brother in favor of a more case friendly standard EATX layout.

Compared to the other single-socket LGA 2011 solution presented by EVGA, the X79 FTW also loses support for 4-way SLI setups and settles with “just” a 3-way SLI + PhysX configuration.

The GPUs will be installed in the five PCI Express x16 slots available, and EVGA has even provided its users with an additional PCIe x1 slot.

The rest of the expansion options include support for two SATA 6Gbps and four SATA 3Gbps drives, while on the rear I/O panel users will find other two extra eSATA connectors.

These are accompanied by no less than eight USB 3.0 ports driven by a VIA Labs controller, two Gigabit NIC’s, 8 channel audio with S/PDIF out, a Bluetooth transmitter and a connector for EVGA's EVBot.

Two additional USB 3.0 ports are available through an on-board header, so the X79 FTW is definitely a motherboard that isn't lacking in this department.

Power to the board is provided via two 8-pin CPU power connectors and an angled 24-pin power plug, and throughout the motherboard EVGA has used only POSCAP capacitors.

This is just one of the features meant to improve overclocking on the X79 FTW, as the board also includes a series of DIP switches for disabling each one of the five Gen 3 compliant PCI Express x16 slots installed and DIMM sockets, a rear panel Clear COMS button as well as the usual on-board Power and Reset buttons.

No information regarding pricing was provided, but the EVGA X79 FTW E777 is expected to make its debut on November 14 together with Intel's Sandy Bridge-E processors and the X79 Classified.


Post a Comment

Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More

Design by Free WordPress Themes | Bloggerized by Lasantha - Premium Blogger Themes | coupon codes