EVGA Unveils X58 Classified 4-Way SLI Motherboard and Classified GTX 285 Video Card

premiumgfx - September 3, 2009 02:20AM in Video Cards, Motherboards

EVGA has unveiled its latest high-end motherboard and video card duo, the X58 Classified 4-Way SLI and the Classified GTX 285.

First up, the X58 Classified 4-Way SLI motherboard includes support for a 4-Way SLI setup (as its namesake suggests) - a world first! Also included are seven PCIe slots, 10 Phase Digital PWM, 100% solid state capacitors, a low ESR/ESL film capacitor, up to 600W of power dedicated to the CPU and support for up to 24GB of memory. Another innovative extra is the tripling of gold content in the LGA 1366 socket for better conductivity. The board has nine SATA connectors and dual 10/100/1000 LAN connectivity. It is also compatible with EVGA's E-LEET, EVbot and ECP V2 utilities. This new board is built around a custom form factor: "XL-ATX", which is bigger than E-ATX measuring in at 13.5 inches x 10.3 inches.

Next is the Classified GTX 285, designed especially to pair up with the X58 Classified 4-Way SLI motherboard. It features 8 Phase Digital PWM, dedicated voltage reading points, a low ESR/ESL film capacitor, 4-Way SLI support in the X58 Classified 4-Way SLI motherboard, EVGA EVbot support, an X-Cool jumper for overclocking and three PCIe 6 pin power connectors for up to 640W of dedicated electricity for the GPU and memory. The Classified GTX 285 runs on the standard GTX 285 clock speeds (648MHz/2484MHz/1476MHz|GPU/Memory/Shader) and features dual-DVI support.

Vince "k|ngp|n" Lucido and Peter "Shamino" Tan were able to beat 4 3DMark world records with these new EVGA offerings, in 4-Way SLI of course! EVGA recommend a PC chassis with at least nine expansion slots to fit the X58 Classified 4-Way SLI motherboard and you'll need 10 expansion slots if you're planning a 4-Way SLI set-up like k|ngp|n and Shamino.

The EVGA X58 Classified 4-Way SLI motherboard and EVGA Classified GTX 285 are currently available for pre-order, priced at US$550 and US$380 respectively from the EVGA online store.