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EVGA introduces its Z370-chipset motherboard lineup

by on06 October 2017

Z370 Classified K, Z370 FTW and Z370 Micro

Following the launch of Intel's new 8th generation Core Coffee Lake CPUs, EVGA has unveiled its full Z370 lineup, including the flagship Z370 Classified K, EVGA Z370 FTW, and the mATX Z370 Micro.

In addition to support for Intel's latest LGA 1151 Core i7/i5/i3 Coffee Lake CPUs and support for Intel Optane Memory, the Z370 lineup from EVGA comes with a few other features like metal-reinforced PCIe and DIMM slots, multiple RGB headers, M.2 slots, switchable dual-BIOS, Killer DoubleShot Pro network, External Clock Generator and a new layout that includes cut-outs for some power connectors, which may avoid compatibility problems with cases and tight spaces as well as better cable management.

The flagship Z370 Classified K and the Z370 FTW share a lot of similar features, including the ATX form-factor with 6-layer PCB, support for up to 64GB of DDR4-4133+ memory in four DIMM slots, same PCIe layout with three PCI-Express x16 slots (with support for SLI+PhysX) and three PCI-Express x1 slots, three M.2 slots, six SATA 6Gbps ports, six fan headers and more. Both also come with a unique PCB cut-out for the AUX PCIe 6-pin power connector at the bottom of the board.

The Z370 Classified K comes with a high-end 13-phase Digital VRM with 100% Solid State Capacitors, built-in RGB I/O cover with on-board RGB headers, External Clock Generator, on-board Clear CMOS, Power, and Reset Buttons as well as an on-board CPU Temperature Monitor, dual-Gigabit LAN with two Killer Gigabit NIC and DoubleShot Pro and Creative Sound Core3D 5.1 Channel HD audio. The Z370 Classified K also comes with a slightly different heatsink design which covers the bottom part of the board.

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When compared to the flagship Z370 Classified K, the Z370 FTW has a slightly weaker 11-phase VRM, single Intel i219V Gigabit NIC, and Realtek ALC1220 7.1 Channel HD audio.

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In addition to those two ATX motherboards, EVGA also unveiled its newest Z370 Micro, mATX form-factor motherboard. Featuring the same 6-layer PCB, the Z370 Micro also has 100 percent Solid State Capacitors, on-board Clear CMOS, Power and Reset Buttons, on-board CPU Temperature Monitor and a highly-efficient 11-phase Digital VRM with 8 VCORE phases and an External Clock Generator.

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Due to its smaller size, it sticks with two DDR4 4133MHz+ DIMM slots with support for up to 32GB, has the same six SATA 6Gbps ports, two M.2 slots, two PCI-Express x16 slots and single PCI-Express x4 slot. It also includes Intel Gigabit NIC and integrated Intel 802.11AC WiFi with Bluetooth, Realtek ALC1220 7.1-channel HD audio, RGB header support and more. EVGA also integrated PCB cut-outs on both the AUX PCIe 6-pin and the angled 24-pin ATX power connectors, which could come in handy in those smaller cases, considering this is a mATX form-factor motherboard.

Unfortunately, these motherboards are yet to be listed on EVGA's website so we do not have any information regarding the price or the availability date, other than these should become available soon. You can check out more details over at EVGA's website.

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