Introduction and Technical Specifications

The Z97 Classified motherboard is the premier board in EVGA’s Z97 chipset line up, featuring enhancements geared to get you the most from your LGA1150-based processor…


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The Z97 Classified motherboard is among EVGA's newest offerings in their Intel Z97 line of products. EVGA improved upon their previous revision Classified boards, adding in support for 5th generation Intel Core processors through integration with the Intel Z97 chipset. Most flagship motherboard command a premium price with the Z97 Classified being no exception. It's $379.99 MSRP may price it out of reach for many enthusiasts, but its integrated components and overclocking-friendly features more than justify the price.

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EVGA designed the Z97 Classified board with an 8-phase digital power delivery system for the CPU, ensuring a stable system under any operational conditions. The Z97 Classified has the following integrated features: eight SATA 3 ports; an mSATA/mPCI-E port; dual Intel GigE NIC ports; five PCI-Express x16 slots; a PCI-Express x1 slot; 2-digit diagnostic LED display; on-board power, reset, and dual CMOS clear buttons; triple BIOS switche; PCIe disable switch jumper block; integrated EZ Voltage measurement points; and USB 2.0 and 3.0 port support.

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Technical Specifications (taken from the EVGA website and documentation)

CPU Support Supported CPUs – Intel 4th and 5th Generation Socket 1150 Processors
Socket Type – LGA1150
PCH – Intel Z9
Memory 4 x 240-pin DIMM sockets
Maximum of 32GB of DDR3 (2666MHz+ in dual channel configuration)
Storage I/O 8 x Serial ATA 600MB/sec (8 Internal) with support for RAID 0 and RAID1
6 / Z97 PCH
2 / Marvell 9220
USB USB 2.0 Ports/Controller – 6 / Intel Z97 PCH
USB 3.0 Ports/Controller – 6 / Intel Z97 PCH
LAN Network Speed – 10/100/1000
Network Ports/Controller – 2 / Intel i217/i210
Integrated Peripherals Audio – 6 Channel
Audio Controller – Creative Sound Core3D Quad-Core Audio Processor + Optical
PCI-E Slot Arrangement – 1×16,2×16,3×8,4×8
PCI-E Mechanical Slots – 5
PCI-E x1 Slots – 1
mPCI-E/mSATA – 1
Form Factor EATX Form Factor
Length: 12in – 304.8mm
Width: 10.375in – 263.5mm
Operating System Support Windows 8 32/64bit
Windows 7 32/64bit
Windows Vista 32/64bit
Windows XP 32/64bit


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