EVGA Z97 & X99 Series Motherboard MegaThread: FAQ and Resources

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Hello, and welcome to the EVGA family of Motherboards' Mega Thread!

Updated January 19, 2015



EVGA Z97 Classified (for illustration purposes).


Introduction.

This article combines relevant data about all current EVGA motherboards. Data is drawn from various websites and appropriate links are provided for more detailed and up-to-date information.

Overclockers will find the triple BIOS (UEFI) a nice feature on some motherboards.

EVGA motherboards are designed around the following chipsets:

Intel Z97 (4 motherboards) Intel Z87 (2 motherboards)

Intel X99 (3 motherboards) Intel X79 (1 motherboard)

NOTE: This thread is created to link useful info and resources about EVGA motherboards under one hood. This thread isn't intended to be a solution center or place for discussion about how good or bad the board is. This is to a resource page rather than a discussion page, and irrelevant posts will not be tolerated, Technical points and relevant info are always welcome.

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Details and links.

Product manuals here - http://www.evga.com/support/manuals/ (includes motherboards and many other products).

Drivers & UEFI (BIOS) download - http://www.evga.com/support/download/

Sample UEFI guide for Z97 (BIOS) - http://www.evga.com/support/manuals/files/BIOS/152-HR-E979_BIOS_Guide.pdf (The F12 key can be used to save screen shots of the BIOS to a USB storage drive).

Pricing: http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/motherboard/ (US)

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/parts/motherboard/ (UK)

Intel Z97 EVGA motherboards - http://www.evga.com/Products/ProductList.aspx?type=1&family=Motherboard+Family&chipset=Intel+Z97

Z97 Motherboards features comparison - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%2050001402%20600438202&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=280%7C13-188-160%5E13-188-160-TS%2C13-188-164%5E13-188-164-TS%2C13-188-158%5E13-188-158-TS%2C13-188-159%5E13-188-159-01%23&percm=13-188-160%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24%3B13-188-164%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24%3B13-188-158%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24%3B13-188-159%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24


Intel Z87 motherboards - http://www.evga.com/Products/ProductList.aspx?type=1&family=Motherboard+Family&chipset=Intel+Z87

Z87 Motherboards features comparison -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%2050001402%20600438202&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=280%7C13-188-132%5E13-188-132-TS%2C13-188-156%5E13-188-156-TS&percm=13-188-132%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24%3B13-188-156%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24


Intel X99 motherboards - http://www.evga.com/Products/ProductList.aspx?type=1&family=Motherboard+Family&chipset=Intel+X99

X99 Motherboards features comparison - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%2050001402%20600438202%20600533617%20600533616&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=280%7C13-188-162%5E13-188-162-TS%2C13-188-161%5E13-188-161-TS%2C13-188-163%5E13-188-163-TS&percm=13-188-162%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24%3B13-188-161%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24%3B13-188-163%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24


Intel X79 motherboard - http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=150-SE-E789-K2

X79 Motherboards features comparison – N/A (only 1 motherboard).


The Z97 chipset from Intel, supports the current Haswell (22 nm) and upcoming Broadwell (14 nm) CPUs scheduled for release during mid 2015. Broadwell is essentially a die shrink of the Haswell process.

Broadwell is likely to offer a relatively small performance boost over the current Haswell chips. It is essentially the same architecture as Haswell, shrunk down to 14nm from the existing 22nm process.

(Skylake processors (6th gen CPUs) will be released in the second half of 2015. They have a new microarchitecture, 14nm process, and is more energy efficient).


Common links:

http://www.evga.com/articles/00866/EVGA-X99-Motherboards/

DDR4 White Paper - http://www.corsair.com/~/media/Corsair/download-files/manuals/dram/DDR4-White-Paper.pdf


Links to reviews of EVGA motherboards from various tech websites:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/evga-x99-micro-motherboard,3956.html

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/6687/evga-x99-classified-intel-x99-motherboard-review/index.html

http://www.legitreviews.com/evga-x99-classified-motherboard-review_149752

http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Motherboards/EVGA-X99-Classified-Motherboard-Review

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7426/evga-x79-dark-review

http://www.overclockers.com/evga-z97-ftw-motherboard-review

http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Motherboards/EVGA-Z97-Classified-Motherboard-Review

 

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EVGA Z170 Motherboards (Skylake – LGA 1151)

(Updated August 14, 2015)

Details and links.

Link explaining overall performance and features – http://www.evga.com/articles/00952/EVGA-Z170-Motherboards/

Drivers & UEFI (BIOS) download - http://www.evga.com/support/download/default.aspx

Example of drivers/downloads for a Z170 Classified Motherboard, with Windows 10 64-bit OS - http://www.evga.com/support/download/default.aspx

Support manuals (comprehensive) - http://www.evga.com/support/manuals/

Z170 Classified Motherboard User Manual - http://www.evga.com/support/manuals/files/151-SS-E179.pdf
Z170 FTW Motherboard User Manual - http://www.evga.com/support/manuals/files/140-SS-E177.pdf
Z170 Stinger Motherboard User Manual - http://www.evga.com/support/manuals/files/111-SS-E172.pdf

Sample UEFI guide (use guide for Z97 UEFI/BIOS) - http://www.evga.com/support/manuals/files/BIOS/152-HR-E979_BIOS_Guide.pdf (The F12 key can be used to save screen shots of the BIOS to a USB storage drive).

Pricing: https://pcpartpicker.com/parts/motherboard/#m=14&s=30 (US)

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/parts/motherboard/#m=14&s=30 (UK)

Z170 Motherboards features comparison – Get the latest comparison from here - http://www.evga.com/Products/ProductList.aspx?type=1&family=Motherboard+Family&chipset=Intel+Z170
(This is being updated by EVGA).

Common links:

http://www.evga.com/search/default.asp?cx=014337301843790414019%3Apy8wwgq6yv0&cof=FORID%3A11%3BNB%3A1&ie=UTF-8&q=Z170+motherboards&sa=


Links to news/reviews of EVGA motherboards from various tech websites:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/evga-z170-stinger-ftw-classified,29570.html

http://www.kitguru.net/components/motherboard/anton-shilov/evga-readies-z170-classified-mainboard-for-extreme-overclockers/

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/7287/evga-z170-ftw-intel-motherboard-review/index.html

http://www.legitreviews.com/three-evga-z170-motherboards-announced_170257

http://thepcenthusiast.com/evga-z170-motherboard-series-released/