EVGA Releases New Details on Upcoming 7 Series Motherboard

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It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that EVGA would be launching something in the 7 series to serve the influx of new Ivy Bridge upgraders, and Techpowerup got a sneak peak at what they have in mind. They didn’t name the board per say, but from the looks of the photo above, the Z77 FTW would be a safe guess.

The board appears to feature four DDR3 memory slots, five PCI-Express x16 slots, and while it’s not confirmed, it is suspected at least two of these will be PCIe 3.0. Always welcome additions include PCIe disable switches, a debug LED, angled 24-pin ATX power input, and CMOS reset button just in-case you get in over your head while overclocking.

The 8 available SATA ports shown feature four 6.0 Gbps and four 3.0 Gbps inputs, along with Gigabit Ethernet, and what appears to be a Thunderbolt port. Thunderbolt is considerably less useful at this point than the USB 3 ports right beside it, but it’s always nice to have options.

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