CES 2017: EVGA Announces a Trio of Intel Z270 Motherboards

Subject: Motherboards, Chipsets | January 6, 2017 - 10:24 PM |
Tagged: stinger, motherboard, mini-itx, kaby lake, intel z270, Intel Optane, Intel, FTW K, eatx, Classified K, CES 2017, CES, atx

EVGA has introduced three new motherboards based on the new Intel Z270 chipset, with new versions of their Classified K, FTW K, and Stinger designs.

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We'll start with the Z270 Classified K, an EATX form-factor board with all of the storage support bases covered (M.2, U.2, and Intel Optane Memory ready), Killer E2500 and Intel i219 NICs, Creative Sound Core3D audio, along with "a newly-designed VRM and hardware design built for cutting-edge performance and overclockability".

EVGA Z270 Classified K features:

  • Highly-Efficient 13 Phase Digital VRM
  • Onboard Power, Reset and Clear CMOS
  • EVGA E-LEET X Tuning Utility
  • Triple BIOS Support
  • M.2 NVMe PCI-E SSD Support
  • U.2 NVMe SSD Support
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready
  • Intel Thunderbolt Support
  • Switchable DC / PWM Fan Control
  • Onboard CPU Temperature Monitor
  • 300% Increase in CPU Gold Content

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Next there is Z270 FTW K, a standard ATX form-factor option that offers the same storage flexibility as the larger Classified K including Intel Optane Memory support, Killer E2400 and Intel i219 NICs, and 11-Phase Digital VRM power delivery (among other things).

EVGA Z270 FTW K features:

  • Highly-Efficient 11 Phase Digital VRM
  • Onboard Power, Reset and Clear CMOS
  • EVGA E-LEET X Tuning Utility
  • M.2 NVMe PCI-E SSD Support
  • U.2 NVMe SSD Support
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready
  • Switchable DC / PWM Fan Control
  • Onboard CPU Temperature Monitor
  • 150% Increase in CPU Gold Content

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Finally, there is the mini-ITX Z270 Stinger, which packs a surprising number of features into a 6.7-inch square, including 802.11ac dual band Wi-Fi, an Intel i219 NIC, M.2, U.2, and Intel Optane support:

  • Highly-Efficient 6 Phase VRM
  • Onboard Clear CMOS
  • EVGA E-LEET X Tuning Utility
  • M.2 NVMe PCI-E SSD Support
  • U.2 NVMe SSD Support
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready
  • Switchable DC / PWM Fan Control
  • 150% Increase in CPU Gold Content

Pricing and availablity information is not yet available.

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Source: EVGA

January 7, 2017 | 01:01 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I have personally owned Z87 Classified and i'm fan in general of EVGA Z87 and Z97 motherboards but i think it's time for EVGA to step up their motherboard game .
Not that i'm a huge fan of RBG etc but since Z170 EVGA motherboard design is starting to become old .

January 9, 2017 | 07:08 AM - Posted by Cyric (not verified)

For me, that maybe is one of the reasons I will go for an EVGA motherboard as the next upgrade. Since I prefer opaque and silenced pc cases, I could care less even if the pcb was green, as long as it is stable and the company supports it.

I wonder with the other companies launching new mobos every week, for a year at the z170 chipset, what QC and bug reporting they got, and how much time do they spend on each m/b support.

January 12, 2017 | 09:13 PM - Posted by jerky33

I can say I have been super pleased with Z97 Classified since I installed Win 10 in UEFI mode, I found it would have problems booting in legacy mode with SLI enabled. Since making the OS/BIOS change it's been rock solid.
I too am fine the lack of RGB and the clean black look.

January 17, 2017 | 07:07 PM - Posted by 3424 (not verified)

Great Babel's prices ..!

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