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EVGA Z170 Classified K Motherboard Review

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Posted August 31, 2016 by Jeffrey Edson in CPU & Motherboards

Overview

Hardware:
 
Manufacturer:
 
Price at time of Review: $190.00
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Excellent Z170 board with simple overclocking / Dark PCB / Simple UEFI/ Customer service is 24/7
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Lack of software / Software issues / No RGB lighting
 
BOTTOM LINE:
I definitely recommend this board for anyone looking for easy overclocking and a simple UEFI design.
by Jeffrey Edson
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Introduction

evga

EVGA is still a fairly new company when it comes to parts other than graphics cards. They are primarily a NVIDIA partner and offer 24/7 tech support, which is kind of rare when it comes to computer hardware. Their mission is to create hardware through differentiation, intelligent innovation, market knowledge, and real-time operation. I will be looking over the EVGA Classified Z170 board from their motherboard lineup. Let’s see if this classified motherboard can stand out from the crowd of Z170 boards as described.

Specifications

  • Chipset – Intel Z170
  • SLI – 2-Way + PhysX
  • SATA – 10 SATA 6G
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD
  • USB – 2 USB 3.1 / 6 USB 3.0 / 2 USB 2.0
  • Memory Support – 4 DIMM Dual-Channel DDR4 3600MHz+ (up to 64GB)
  • Capacitors – POSCAP/Solid State
  • Ethernet – 1x Killer E2400 NIC / 1x Intel® Gigabit NIC
  • Audio – 8 Channel High Definition Audio + Optical
  • DisplayPort – 1x DP 1.2, 1x HDMI 1.4
  • Fan Headers – 7 (2 PWM, 5 DC / PWM)
  • PCB – 6 Layers
  • PCI-E Slot Arrangement – 1×16, 2×8+1×4+2×1
  • NVMe Support – Yes (PCI-E)

Form Factor

  • ATX Form Factor
  • Length: 12in – 304.8mm
  • Width: 9.6in – 243.8mm

Features

  • 300% more gold content in the CPU socket
  • USB 3.0 Support
  • SATA 6G Support
  • 100% Solid State Capacitors
  • EVGA Vdroop Control
  • EVGA E-LEET Tuning Support
  • EVGA EZ Voltage read points
  • Onboard Clear CMOS, Power and Reset Buttons
  • Onboard CPU Temperature Monitor
  • Dual BIOS Support
  • PCI Express 3.0 Support
  • Supports Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 Socket 1151 Processors
  • Killer E2400 NIC

Operating System Support

  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10

Product Warranty

  • This product comes with a 3 year warranty. Registration is recommended
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