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EVGA Launches its Z87 Motherboard Lineup

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.

NameZ87 ClassifiedZ87 FTWZ87 Stinger
Form FactorE-ATXATXMini-ITX
Memory4 x DDR3-2666Maximum of 32 GB4 x DDR3-2666Maximum of 32 GB2 x DDR3-2666Maximum of 16 GB
Video Outputs2 x DisplayPort1 x DisplayPort1 x HDMI1 x HDMI
AudioCreative Sound Core3DRealtek ALC898Creative Sound Core3D
Networking2 x Intel i217/i2101 x Intel i2171 x Intel Gigabit Ethernet
WirelessBluetooth V2.1NoneBluetooth V2.1
Expansion Slots5 x PCIe x16 (1x16, 2x16,3x8,4x8)1 x PCIe x14 x PCIe x16 (1x16,2x8,18+2x4, 1x8+4+4+1)1 x PCIe x11 x PCIe x16
USB4 x USB 3.04 x USB 2.04 x USB 3.04 x USB 2.04 x USB 2.0
SATA8 x SATA 6 Gb/s8 x SATA 6 Gb/s4 x SATA 6 Gb/s2 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.

  • AlienIsGOD
    i'd consider the Stinger for a HTPC build, i already enjoy my Z77 FTW board :D
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  • christop
    The Z87 Classified looks sweet!!!
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  • AlienIsGOD
    10922672 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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  • cats_Paw
    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
    10922700 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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  • Shadowarez
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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