EVGA X58 3X SLI Classified LGA1366 Motherboard Review

by 3oh6     |     April 21, 2009


EVGA X58 3X SLI Classified LGA1366 Motherboard Review

Price: $559+ CND Price Comparison
Manufacturer Product Page: EVGA.com
TechWIKI Info: EVGA X58 3X SLI Classified - TechWIKI
Manufacturer's Part Number: 141-BL-E759-A1
Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty with Registration

At some point in every young boy’s life, he has to grow up and cross that threshold into man-hood. Whether it is when he gets his driver’s license, graduates from high-school, gets his first job, gets married, or watches his first child enter the world. Every man remembers that single point in time when he first felt like a man. When he felt like he shed his youth and took on the responsibilities of the world head on. For the EVGA X58 3X SLI, that was when it got the label "Classified" stamped on its south bridge heat sink.

EVGA released their first X58 motherboard at the end of last year and we had the great pleasure in taking a look at it over the past few months. Today, we have an even greater pleasure in taking a look at what that motherboard grew up to be. We have before us the man that was once a boy. Like the first time the man-child Greg Oden stepped onto the basketball floor in the NBA, the Classified steps onto the pages of Hardware Canucks a man, ready for anything we can throw at it. Today we will poke, prod, push, and outright beat on the EVGA X58 3X SLI Classified. Our goal is to see if it is the man that the hype has labeled it to be. We will see if the Classified is the next coming of Intel X58 based motherboards.

Strapped with a monster passive heat sink assembly, a layout boasting one-of-a-kind configurations, and a color scheme that just screams out sexy; the EVGA X58 3X SLI Classified - on paper - looks to be the single best motherboard money can buy. And you better bring a lot of money because this motherboard is not cheap. Today at Hardware Canucks, we will determine if the Classified is worth every penny and who should be willing to pony up the cash to ride in its lap of luxury. The Intel X58 chipset has been the performance leader for some time, let's see what the Classified can add to that domination.


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