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HELP! What does EVO mean?

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January 14, 2011 1:09:57 AM

Can someone help me figure what the EVO means on some of the asus mobos?

I'm looking at buying an ASUS P8P67, but the options confuse me...obviously the PRO/DELUXE ones are more expensive and have extra features, but I'm trying to figure out what EVO means? I've seen other asus boards have the EVO label as well...

THANKS!

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January 14, 2011 5:14:29 AM

EVO is a popular term used in the names of many consumer products. While you'd need to ask ASUS marketing to get a real answer, my guess is that it stand for "evolution". I don't think it is an acronym for some new technology. A quick search of some acronym resources might support this. I found a definition for EVO = Electronic Variable Orifice, used by General Motors. Maybe Asus has added a new orifice recently to this P67 board? :D 
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January 14, 2011 4:46:29 PM

EVOO = extra virgin olive oil (not so good for mobos).
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January 14, 2011 9:33:57 PM

I think it's a marketing label, akin to the Mitsubishi EVO (Evolution), used to indicate the level of features and performance within a model/chipset product offering.
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February 9, 2012 8:45:10 PM

Well, whatever that link said, it doesn't say it anymore.

One MB on AsusTek's site says,
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"The Ultimate O.C. Processor
Whether novice or enthusiast, TurboV Evo satisfies overclockers of any level. Intelligently push systems to the fastest, stable clock speeds with Auto-Tuning. Turbo Key boosts performance with a simple touch, while TurboV offers additional advanced options for breaking those records! Moreover, upgrade your CPU at no additional cost with CPU Level UP!"
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so I suppose it has somewhat to do with overclocking, but I can't find anyone to confirm that.

At this link, AsusTek offers the choice between:

Turbo V

and Turbo V EVO

which leads me to believe that "EVO" is the auto-tuning and single key features, a sort of assisted overclocking. (Seems to me that if you want to overclock, you want to oversee it yourself, but I don't OC, so what do I know?)


The people at Frys corporate tell me that the difference is the presence of USB 3.0 ports (false, the non-EVO M5A97 has them) and a FireWire port (the F1A75-V EVO has no FireWire port, so also false).

Whatever EVO is, it means a $25 price difference between the two M5A97 mainboards at Frys, and I can buy a FireWire card from them for ten bucks if that's all it is.


I thought EVO was an ASUS-only marketing thing, but just to confuse matters, apparently Compaq had an "Evo" model sold in 2002-3 that replaced the Deskpro after the merger. This was the ugly, cheap, cheap-looking little one they sold to schools and sweatshops. HP stopped making them in 2003 though, so maybe Asus just picked up the term.
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