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EVGA P67 FTW Motherboard Review

Author: Zac "Eldonko" Ryan
Date: July 26, 2011
Product Name: P67 FTW
Part Number: 160-SB-E679-K2
Warranty: 3 Years
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EVGA had huge success with the P55 FTW and it was considered one of the trailblazers in the enthusiast world. In our opinion it was actually one the best boards of the P55 generation so we couldnít wait to get out hands on the P67 version of the FTW. However EVGA experienced some major changes in the motherboard team and as a result they were late to the table with their P67 boards. This did allow them to avoid the Intel B2 P67 chipset recall fiasco but EVGAís new P67 were nonetheless delayed.

Now over six months after the Intelís P67 launch and several months after Z68 was first introduced, we finally have a P67 FTW in the lab. In the P67 world the P67 FTW is a high-end board, competing with other flagship products such as Gigabyteís UD7, ASUSí Maximus IV Extreme, and MSIís Big Bang Marshal. Part of what makes it such an appealing enthusiast level board is the huge bundle of accessories it comes with and an NF200 chip which makes 3-way SLI possible. In terms of price the board we are reviewing (the K2 version) is close to $290 which is in the same range as the previously mentioned competitor boards.

In terms of features and capabilities, the FTW is definitely up there with the big boys. However, weíre sure many of you will be questioning this boardís placement in relation to the Z68 products that are available from EVGAís competitors. To us and many other enthusiasts, the Z68ís advantages over its predecessor are a little underwhelming which makes the P67 still relevant today. Users are still leaning towards the less expensive option as many donít need the onboard video outputs and SSD caching offered by the newer chipset.

EVGA may be a bit late with this board but its long list of features and high performance pedigree should make it an appealing option.

 
 
 

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