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EVGA X58 SLI Classified Preview

VR-Zone today takes a Sneak Preview at the new X58 Motherboard from EVGA, the EVGA X58 SLI Classified. It is powered by X58+ICH10R chipset with NVIDIA nF200 X16 and supports 6 DDR3 SDRAM DIMM sockets up to 24GB memories.

A new X58 Motherboard makes it’s debut: The EVGA X58 SLI Classified:

First let’s take a look at the specs of this Motherboard:

CPU Socket:

  • Socket LGA1366 for Intel Bloomfield processor
  • Support QPI(Quick Path Interlink) up to 6.4GT/s, base on 20bit-width up to 25.6GB/s


  • X58+ICH10R chipset (Tylersburg) with NVIDIA nF200 X16   

System Memory:

  • Six 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM DIMM sockets
  • Support 1.5v DDR3-1066/1333 DIMMs with triple channel architecture 
  • Support x16 and x8 DIMMs, non-ECC, DIMMs
  • Support up to 24GB system memory 

Expansion Slots:

  • One PCI connectors compliant with PCI v2.3 
  • One PCI-Express (x1) connectors compliant with PCI Express 1.0a
  • Four PCI Express (x16) connector compliant with PCI Express 2.0
  • First PCI-E x16 bandwidth x16 fixed, signal from X58
  • Second PCI-E x16 bandwidth x16 fixed, signal from nF200 X16 channel A.
  • Third PCI-Ex16 PCI-E x16 bandwidth x16 or x8, signal from nF200 X16 channel B
  • Fourth PCI-Ex16 PCI-E x16 bandwidth x8, signal from nF200 X16 channel B

In other words, 3-way SLI @ Full x16 Bandwidth per slot or 3-way SLI @ x16x16x8 with x8 VGA dedicated PhysX or GTX295 Quad SLI @ x16x16 + GTX 295 dedicated PhysX @ x16


Twelve USB connectors compliant with USB2.0 from embedded USB controller (8 connectors at rear panel)


One IDE ports (up to 2 IDE devices) with UDMA-33, ATA-66/100/133 support from JMB363 controller


  • Six S-ATA II ports with up to 300MB/s from chipset with RAID 0,1,0+1,5

IEEE 1394:

  • Two IEEE 1394 port from TI TSB43AB22A (1 at rear)

More S-ATA:

  • Four S-ATA II from JMB363 and JMB362 controllers (1 at rear panel from JMB362)


  • TWO Gigabit Ethernet from Realtek RTL8111C Gigabit Controller


  • Selectable 2, 6 or 8-CH audio from Realtek ALC889 (Colay ALC888S,ALC888) HDA compliant CODEC 
  • Support rear panel SPDIF, Coaxial output
  • Support Front panel audio for Mic-In and stereo Line-out only
  • (Front panel Line-out electrically shared with rear panel Line-out).
  • Support Jack detection for fool-proof audio device installation


  • Onboard Fintek 71883 LPC bus I/O controller
  • Legacy peripheral interface for PS/2 keyboard
  • Support Hardware Monitoring for fan speed monitoring, CPU and System temperature.
  • Intelligent fan speed control for CPU-fan (PWM) for quiet operation


  • 8Mb Flash SPI EEPROM with Award Plug & Play BIOS
  • Support ACPI S3 (Suspend To RAM) mode in ACPI compliant O/S

Special Features:

  • Support KBPO (Keyboard Power ON) function
  • Support USB resume in S3
  • Support Wake-On-LAN by PME
  • Onboard 80 Post-Port LED display
  • Onboard Button for convenient power-on, Reset, Reset CMOS
  • Support Asynchronous clocking mode
  • Dual ATX12V 8pin power Connectors for CPU
  • PCI-E Slots Disable Jumpers
  • V_Core, V_DIMM, VTT, IOH, CPU PLL, QPI PLL, ICH IO, ICH Ground measure points
  • EVGA Control Panel via Extension Cable

Form Factor:

  • 300mm x 265 mm x 40mm, ATX Size, 8 Layers PCB

Supported O/S:

  • Windows XP/Vista


  • User’s manual
  • User Quick Guide
  • Three way SLI bridge cards x 2
  • Two way FPC SLI Bridge card
  • IDE cable , 6 S-ATA data cable;
  • 2 USB+1 1394 bracket Cable
  • EVGA Control Panel & Cables
  • CD for drivers, utilities and bundle software
  • IO shield

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