EVGA has released several new motherboards based on Intel's Z170 chipset, with the Z170 FTW being the model which Bjorn3D received for review. The colour scheme is a little more subdued that some of the other manufactures which may appeal to those of us not looking for excessive amounts of bling on our motherboards. Bjorn reports that the four PCIe 16x slots can only manage dual SLI or Crossfire, however the remaining slots allow you to put in a card to use to power PhysX or an NVMe PCIe SSD if that is within your budget. Outputs on the back include DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 but unfortunately no USB 3.1 ports. The UEFI is interesting, each vendor is trying to outdo the competition when it comes to aesthetics and EVGA is no exception. Read through the full review to see if the included features on the outweigh the several which are missing if you are considering picking up this board.
"One of three motherboards available from EVGA for the new Z170 platform along with the flagship Classified board, and the M-ATX Stinger. Available now on Amazon featuring a new BIOS GUI interface, a highly efficient VRM, a CPU socket that has 1.5X the amount of gold content for improved signal quality, 4 DIMM slots supporting 64GB of DDR4 memory, and support for SLI + PhysX to name a few."
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- ECS Z170-CLAYMORE (Intel LGA-1151) @ techPowerUp
- MSI Z170A GAMING M7 @ Benchmark Reviews
- ASUS Z170 Deluxe Motherboard Review @ Hardware Canucks
- Gigabyte H170-HD3 @ eTeknix