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Apr 9, 2012

EVGA’s Z77 FTW Is Now Official

In anticipation of Intel’s Ivy Bridge launch, California-based video card and motherboard manufacturer EVGA has just announced its new EVGA Z77 FTW motherboard on its official website

The mainboard is targeted at PC overclocking enthusiasts and power users.

The mainboard has robust overclocking features, good cooling and high quality components to ensure a reliable and stable system. It supports Intel’s Core i5 and i7 Socket 1155 processors, and is powered by Intel’s own Z77 chipset.

On the expansion side, the motherboard has five PCI-e x16 slots supporting 4-way SLI and one small PCI-e 1x slot. It has four memory DIMM slots supporting up to 32 GB of DDR3 2133 MHz memory.

There’s lack of concordance here as the announcement page states that the maximum memory configuration can contain up to 32 GB of DDR3 DRAM, while the product features page mentions only 16 GB. 

We think this is likely a small error on EVGA’s site, and that the motherboard really supports 32 GB of DDR3 DRAM memory.

Storage is well served by 14 Serial ATA ports. 10 ports are Serial ATA 300MB/s, with eight being internal and 2 being eSATA ports. All of these 10 ports have support for RAID 0,1, 0+1, 5, 10 and JOBD. There are an additional 4 internal Serial ATA 600 MB/s ports with support for RAID 0 and RAID 1.

The sound is HD and is processed by an eight-channel chip while the network connectivity is achieved through 2 Gigabit LAN adapters.

The board has Clear CMOS, Power and Reset buttons, along with EVGA EZ Voltage read points and Vdroop control. It uses 100% solid state capacitors and comes with EVGA Dummy OC tech and EVGA E-LEET Tuning support.

The new toy is currently priced at 329 USD on EVGA’s official website and is available for preorder. That’s around 252 EUR for the European buyer.


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