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EVGA Launches its Z87 Motherboard Lineup

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June 6, 2013 4:58:53 AM

i'd consider the Stinger for a HTPC build, i already enjoy my Z77 FTW board :D 
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June 6, 2013 4:59:02 AM

The Z87 Classified looks sweet!!!
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June 6, 2013 5:05:37 AM

christop said:
The Z87 Classified looks sweet!!!


they all look pretty nice, i really want to build a Haswell rig around one of these to see the GUI BIOS, Z77 FTW BIOS is lame looking, but has an abundance of options.
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June 6, 2013 5:07:05 AM

Even more Z87 Boards and still the performance will be relativly similar to the 2xxx and 3xxx gen.. nah ill pass for now :D .
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June 6, 2013 5:21:32 AM

cats_Paw said:
Even more Z87 Boards and still the performance will be relativly similar to the 2xxx and 3xxx gen.. nah ill pass for now :D .


im bulding an HTPC anyways and already have a i5 2400 rig and a 3570K rig so i'll keep with the trend and grab a 4th gen core i5.
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June 6, 2013 5:51:27 AM

Why in 2013 are motherboard makers still only putting usb 2.0 on new platform boards? i was hoping to turn that stinger board into a nice linux nas with some usb 3.0 server hdds.
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June 6, 2013 6:40:31 AM

Other than audio I don't see anything compelling on the classified over the FTW. If it held more memory and a few more extras, perhaps.
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June 6, 2013 7:20:14 AM

On the Z87 FTW it lists this as the PCIe layout:
4 x PCIe x16 (1x16,2x8,18+2x4,1x8+4+4+1)
What the heck is 18+2x4?
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June 6, 2013 7:28:37 AM

Its too bad that upgrading to a Haswell CPU and board isn't worth it for us that are on Sandy and Ivy platforms already for a 13% boost and a few degrees lower in temps overall. Not worth spending $600 upgrading over but the boards do look nice. I just upgraded to a GTX 780 and 16gb of ram from 8 so I'm good for a while with my 2600k at 4.5
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June 6, 2013 8:30:18 AM

I never really understood what EVTA offered more than the top ASUS, MSI, Asrock, or Gigabyte boards. they seem to sell to a really niche market...
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June 6, 2013 9:42:53 AM

Great to see more manufacturers making mITX boards, hopefully this trend will continue!
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June 6, 2013 10:53:05 PM

I had the same comment as shadow, why only usb 2.0 on the stinger? Went to the website though, says it supports 6 USB 3.0 in additon to the 2.0. Looks like a typo fortunately.
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June 7, 2013 5:58:00 AM

You have been...de-Classified?
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June 7, 2013 8:55:23 PM

TheStillPitt said:
I had the same comment as shadow, why only usb 2.0 on the stinger? Went to the website though, says it supports 6 USB 3.0 in additon to the 2.0. Looks like a typo fortunately.


Actually, the stinger does have usb3.0 ports on the back. There are 4 of them. Here are the specs I copied from evga website:
EXTERNAL I/O
4x Rear Panel USB 3.0 Ports
4x Rear Panel USB 2.0 Ports
Creative Sound Core3D Quad-Core Audio Processor
1x HDMI
1x Intel Gigabit Ethernet
1x E-SATA Ports
1x Bluetooth 2.1
1x DisplayPort
1x HDMI
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June 8, 2013 5:02:23 AM

Ahh good chalk it upto toms not clarifying it in there news. For a sec there i thought Evga was only going to add usb 2.0
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June 8, 2013 5:10:43 AM

Shadowarez said:
Ahh good chalk it upto toms not clarifying it in there news. For a sec there i thought Evga was only going to add usb 2.0


I guess it would have been so stupid of them not to add usb 3.0, seen that the z87 chipset natively supports it
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December 8, 2013 8:09:59 PM

1x Bluetooth 2.1
EVGA Z87 FTW MOTHERBOARD 141-HW-E877-KR

Tuan says Wireless"

Classified: Bluetooth V2.1

FTW: None

Stinger: Bluetooth V2.1

even Tom's own evga site link shows this:
http://www.evga.com/articles/00751/#FTW

EXTERNAL I/O
4x Rear Panel USB 3.0 Ports
4x Rear Panel USB 2.0 Ports
8x Channel Audio + Optical
Intel Gigabit Ethernet
2x E-SATA Ports
1x Bluetooth 2.1
1x DisplayPort
1x HDMI

i just ran across this myself:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Onboard LAN
LAN Chipset
Intel I217
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Bluetooth
Bluetooth V2.1
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