Update - 5/16/2018, 7:40am PT: The EVGA H370 Stinger mini-ITX motherboard is now available for sale from the company's website. It has an MSRP of $159, but it's currently on sale for $139.
Original Article, 4/3/2018, 7:30am PT:
EVGA is one of the few OEMs that isn’t flooding the market with a heft of new Intel 300-series motherboards, but it did come to the Coffee Lake party with its new H370 Stinger.
The EVGA H370 Stinger is a mini-ITX motherboard being marketed as “a budget-friendly workhorse for your HTPC or gaming PC.” The tiny board packs a ton of features, including support for 8th generation Intel Coffee Lake-S processors, up to 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2667, a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, and two M.2 interfaces (one Optane-ready 2880 port on the rear of the board, one Key-E vertical slot). The 10-layer PCB sports a 9-phase PWM, an external clock generator, and a plethora of rear panel I/O connectivity.
The back panel I/O has average USB connectivity for a mini-ITX board, with two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, and two USB 2.0 ports. There are also two more USB 3.1 Gen 1 and USB 2.0 port headers (for four total ports) for the front panel, in addition to a USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector. For display output, the H370 Stinger features a HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 interface.
Although the pint-sized motherboard offering may not stack up against the mountains of boards being doled out by other OEMs, EVGA is at least setting itself apart from the pack with fewer 300-series options, giving some credence to the saying “I only need one, dude.”
Full pricing, specifications, and availability of the new H370 Stinger mini-ITX motherboard are currently unknown, but we’ll be pressing EVGA for answers when we visit with the company this weekend at PAX East.
|Product||EVGA H370 Stinger mini-ITX Motherboard|
|Memory||(2) Dual-Channel 288-pin DDR4-2667 DIMMs|
|Storage||(2) SATA 6 Gb/s, (2) M.2 PCIe/SATA|
|Display Outputs||(1) HDMI 2.0, (1) DisplayPort 1.2|
|Rear I/O||(2) USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, (2) USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, (2) USB 2.0|
|Front Panel I/O (Headers)||(1) USB 3.1 Gen 2, (2) USB 3.1 Gen 1, (2) USB 2.0|
|Networking||Intel i219V Gigabit Ethernet, Intel Wireless-AC 9560 802.11ac WiFi|
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Sheesh EVGA, aren't you just a bit late to the 370 party?Reply
cool another half-hearted attempt at a board from a company that has fallen from grace... EVGA really needs to step up its game, this is just sad...Reply
The I/O panel seems a little sparse. They could've easily put another display output and more USB ports on the board. Then I also saw in the table of features that it has "Intel Wireless-AC 9560 802.11ac WiFi", but the photos do not support that, so I checked the eVGA website and it looks like the WiFi card is not pre-installed. The user needs to install the card, the vertical support bracket and attach the antennas directly to the I/O shield.Reply
As mentioned before, really EVGA, really?!! a H370 board that costs almost as much ($10 less) than other company's Z370 motherboards? AND you don't include an USB3.1 Gen2 type C port on the backplate? I guess you don't need to have one of those since your BRAND NEW DG-7 cases Don't have one either.Reply
Seriously, who is designing these new products? Overpriced, under-featured crud that puts emphasis on RGB and silly gimmicks rather than tangible features that their customer base is asking for. I own a ton of EVGA products that I've purchased over the years, yet none of those purchases have been motherboards or cases.
EVGA, stick to what you know and do well; Video cards and power supplies. Stop hyping these lacking products at premium pricing, please.