EVGA Teases its Upcoming Z87 Classified 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
    I like that EVGA is updating their boards to include UEFI / visual BIOS. That's definitely a huge step in the right direction!
  • Jason Roth
    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...
  • vmem
    always liked the right-angled 24-pin power connector, more companies should do this