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 last motherboard announcement from EVGA came in November of last year when the company unveiled its X79 lineup. It's been relatively quiet since then, until now. Figuring four months was enough of a hiatus, EVGA is now letting the world know about its brand spanking new Classified SR-X, an ambitious slice of silicon designed to set a "new standard for what is considered an enthusiast motherboard," starting with dual-CPU support.
EVGA this week rolled out a new version of its Precision "Advanced Graphics Tuning" software, a utility used to monitor your graphics card(s) and overclock. Four sliders let you adjust the core clockspeed, shader clockspeed, memory clockspeed, and fan speed on up to four GPUs, while temps and speeds are displayed in a real-time monitor on the left-hand side of the UI.
When is a GTX 560 Ti not really a GTX 560 Ti? When it’s almost a GTX 570.
Nvidia’s latest GPU, the GTX 560 Ti 448 is really a GTX 580 (originally dubbed the GF110) with two functional blocks disabled, reducing its CUDA Core count from 512 to 448. The GTX 570 is a GF110 with one functional block disabled, endowing it with 480 CUDA Cores. The original GTX 560 Ti is a completely different chip, with different power requirements, but all 384 of its cores are fully functional.
EVGA this week rolled out a new version of its Precision overclocking software. Now in version 2.1.1, EVGA's Precision utility comes with an integrated GPU Voltage Tuner, and it's now capable of auto-detecting GeForce GTX 580 graphics cards. EVGA said it updated some spelling in Precision v2.1.1 and beefed up the on-screen display (OSD), too.
What crazy times we live in. Overclocking was once considered a dark art practiced by adventurous souls who ventured off largely on their own in pursuit of higher clockspeeds. And today? PC part manufacturers are increasingly happy to supply the necessary components to renowned overclockers in pursuit of new records, and then share in the glory. To wit, EVGA is ecstatic to announce that its parts were used to set a new 3DMark 11 Extreme world record.
This will go down as the greatest week ever for anyone who can never get enough sneak peeks of upcoming motherboards. EVGA joins Gigabyte and MSI in uploading pictures of slabs of silicon built around Intel's X79 chipset for Sandy Bridge-E processors, and it's the only one out of the three to equip its board with not one, but TWO LGA 2011 sockets!
EVGA has been tweaking the design of its upcoming GeForce GTX 580 Classified videocard for a few weeks now, offering up the first sneak peek back in early July. Yesterday evening, EVGA Product Manager Jacob Freeman uploaded a pic of the shipping version to his Google+ account, which looks very similar to initial design, only gnarlier.
Building a socket 1155 system? If so, EVGA is making a pitch for its recently announced Z68 motherboard series. The hardware maker is taking aim at enthusiasts who live to overclock, especially with the company's Z68 FTW board, which comes loaded with OC-friendly features like EVGA Vdroop control, one-touch overclocking, 12-phase PWM, voltage read points, onboard clear CMOS, power, and reset buttons, and more.
EVGA's Jacob Freeman decided to post a handful of pictures of the company's upcoming GeForce GTX 580 Classified videocard. This beastly looking graphics card sports a funky heatsink/fan design and several high end goodies for overclockers that you've come to expect from EVGA's Classified line. Hit the jump to find out how this card differentiates itself from EVGA's seven other GTX 580 SKUs.