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EVGA Teases its Upcoming Z87 Classified Motherboard

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Some new details have surfaced regarding EVGA's Z87 Classified motherboard since EVGA has released a teaser with a full view of the motherboard.

EVGA has given us a teaser of its upcoming Z87 Classified motherboard, including a glimpse of the new UEFI BIOS that will be installed on the motherboard. Sadly, most of the details are blurred out on the BIOS screenshot.

Based on what we can see from the teaser, the motherboard will likely feature its military grade components, and the CPU will likely get its power through a pair of 8-pin EPS connectors. The motherboard also features a total of five PCIe x16 3.0 slots, one PCIe x1 3.0 slot, an mPCIe slot for either a wireless card or perhaps an mSATA SSD, four DDR3 DIMM slots, a total of eight SATA ports, a USB 3.0 header, and of course, the 24-pin ATX power connector, right angled for easy connection and much neater cable management. A close look shows that the motherboard also features a 6-pin PCIe power connector in the bottom left corner.

Rear I/O connectivity would be taken care of by four USB 2.0 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, two Gbit Ethernet ports, what looks like two Thunderbolt ports, as well as a 7.1 channel analog audio and an optical SPDIF TOSLINK output.

So far there is no word on pricing, but we can expect to see more of the board during the Intel Haswell launch on June 3, 2013, or soon thereafter.

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    g-unit1111 , May 22, 2013 11:14 AM
    I like that EVGA is updating their boards to include UEFI / visual BIOS. That's definitely a huge step in the right direction!
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    Jason Roth , May 22, 2013 11:19 AM
    Look like 4 DDR3 slots to me, not the 3 mentioned in the article.
    Not sure how they would do multi-channel with 3 slots anyway...
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    vmem , May 22, 2013 11:44 AM
    always liked the right-angled 24-pin power connector, more companies should do this
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    NeeKo , May 22, 2013 11:47 AM
    Ufei huge step? My P67 motherboard has uefi bios.. and its like 2 years old!!
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    christop , May 22, 2013 12:07 PM
    Looks sweet!!!
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    Tuishimi , May 22, 2013 1:00 PM
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    AlienIsGOD , May 22, 2013 1:47 PM
    UEFI is a big step, FOR EVGA.... I have the Z77 FTW board and although its full of features BIOS wise, its still old and clumsy looking.
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    g-unit1111 , May 22, 2013 1:47 PM
    Ufei huge step? My P67 motherboard has uefi bios.. and its like 2 years old!!

    I have a P67 mATX but it doesn't have UEFI - it has the same old plain text BIOS that most old boards do.
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    warezme , May 22, 2013 1:54 PM
    I hope there will be an 3 mem slot version
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    bigshootr8 , May 22, 2013 1:54 PM
    As much a new tech excites me EVGA has never really done all that well in terms of providing that BAMF motherboard.
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    halcyon , May 22, 2013 2:33 PM
    Teases? Really? Is this supposed to be something special?