EVGA Teases Z87 Classified Motherboard And New UEFI BIOS
EVGA has teased their latest and upcoming Z87 Classified motherboard which would be the flagship motherboard in the company's Z87 product stack. In addition to the motherboard tease, EVGA also provided a glimpse at their new UEFI BIOS which offers a nice improvement compared to their Z77 boards.
EVGA Teases Z87 Classified Flagship Motherboard With New UEFI
EVGA's Z87 Classified is a top of the line motherboard featuring military grade components and an Digital PWM supply that is powered through dual 8-Pin connectors to provide overclockers the most headroom for overclocks. EVGA Z87 Classified features a red and black color theme, there's only a slight pint of red color on the heatsinks, other than that the complete motherboard has a matter black color theme along with the PCB. The heatsinks on the motherboard are connected to each other via a large aluminum heatpipe that dissipates heat off electrical parts. For overclockers, there are several voltage adjustment switches located right next to the SATA ports and two 3-Pin right angled fan connectors are also located near them. OC, Power On/Off, Reset along with the Debug LED are located right next to the DDR3-DIMM slots.
For storage, there are a total of 6 SATA 6GBps ports and a USB 3.0 pin header. The 24-Pin power connector is also right angled so that it allows easy connection to the power cable for neater cable management. A right angled Six-Pin connector is also situated beneath the motherboard that provides additional power to the PCI-e slots. Expansion slots include five PCI-e 3.0 x16, 1 PCI-e 3.0 x1 and a mPCIe slot to hold expansion cards and GPUs. The motherboard features both SLI and CrossFireX multi GPU functionality. For I/O, there's a ton of connectivity options which include Dual-Thunderbolt ports, 8 USB 3.0 ports, an 8.1 Audio jack and dual GIgabit ethernet LAN ports. Pricing is not mentioned nor is the release date but expect the EVGA Z87 Classified to go on sale along with the FTW models during or soon after the Haswell launch on 3rd June 2013.