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EVGA Launches its Z87 Motherboard Lineup

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EVGA's new Z87 motherboards for Intel's 4th Generation Core processors are available in E-ATX, ATX and mini-ITX form factors.

EVGA has launched three motherboards for Intel’s 4th Generation Core processors. The Z87 Classified, Z87 FTW and Z87 Stinger bring a number of interesting features such as a re-imagined VRM, GUI BIOS, the Creative Sound Core3D quad-core audio processor and up to 4-way SLI / Crossfire.

Name

Z87 Classified

Z87 FTW

Z87 Stinger

Form Factor

E-ATX

ATX

Mini-ITX

Memory

4 x DDR3-2666

Maximum of 32 GB

4 x DDR3-2666

Maximum of 32 GB

2 x DDR3-2666

Maximum of 16 GB

Video Outputs

2 x DisplayPort

1 x DisplayPort

1 x HDMI

1 x HDMI

Audio

Creative Sound Core3D

Realtek ALC898

Creative Sound Core3D

Networking

2 x Intel i217/i210

1 x Intel i217

1 x Intel Gigabit Ethernet

Wireless

Bluetooth V2.1

None

Bluetooth V2.1

Expansion Slots

5 x PCIe x16 (1x16, 2x16,3x8,4x8)

1 x PCIe x1

4 x PCIe x16 (1x16,2x8,18+2x4, 1x8+4+4+1)

1 x PCIe x1

1 x PCIe x16

USB

4 x USB 3.0

4 x USB 2.0

4 x USB 3.0

4 x USB 2.0

4 x USB 2.0

SATA

8 x SATA 6 Gb/s

8 x SATA 6 Gb/s

4 x SATA 6 Gb/s

2 x eSATA

Further information on EVGA’s Z87 motherboards is available at the source link and at the respective product pages for the Z87 Classified, Z87 FTW and Z87 Stinger.

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    AlienIsGOD , June 6, 2013 4:58 AM
    i'd consider the Stinger for a HTPC build, i already enjoy my Z77 FTW board :D 
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    christop , June 6, 2013 4:59 AM
    The Z87 Classified looks sweet!!!
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    AlienIsGOD , June 6, 2013 5:05 AM
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    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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    cats_Paw , June 6, 2013 5:07 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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    AlienIsGOD , June 6, 2013 5:21 AM
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    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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    Shadowarez , June 6, 2013 5:51 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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    warezme , June 6, 2013 6:40 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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    WithoutWeakness , June 6, 2013 7:20 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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    soldier44 , June 6, 2013 7:28 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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    vmem , June 6, 2013 8:30 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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    g-unit1111 , June 6, 2013 9:42 AM
    Great to see more manufacturers making mITX boards, hopefully this trend will continue!
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    TheStillPitt , June 6, 2013 10:53 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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    ojas , June 7, 2013 5:58 AM
    You have been...de-Classified?
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    j0ndafr3ak , June 7, 2013 8:55 PM
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    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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    Shadowarez , June 8, 2013 5:02 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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    j0ndafr3ak , June 8, 2013 5:10 AM
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    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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    f-14 , December 8, 2013 8:09 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=N82E16813188133
    Onboard LAN
    LAN Chipset
    Intel I217
    Max LAN Speed
    10/100/1000Mbps
    Bluetooth
    Bluetooth V2.1