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voklskier4452 August 31, 2009 04:17 PM

EVGA X4 Classified and GTX 285 Classified
 
newest board from EVGA, and its matching OC companion the brand new GTX 285 classified!


EVGA | Articles | EVGA Classified 4-Way SLI & GTX 285 Classified

tech specs are beyond amazing these things will be monsters like we have never seen before

magictorch August 31, 2009 04:40 PM

That looks pretty impressive! Would love to see some more benchmarks.

voklskier4452 August 31, 2009 04:44 PM

check out the detroit motor city event, not quite the same board it was actually an engineering sample but those are some of the benches using a similar setup

encorp August 31, 2009 05:01 PM

@___@

MpG August 31, 2009 05:22 PM

Okay, seriously, what is this board actually giving you that's new? Besides forcing you to down to only a few case choices (not that those serious benchers would be using any case at all)? The standard classified could already do 4-way SLI. Gold-plated pins? Gold's a worse conductor than copper, and if corrosion is a concern, you're doing something wrong. No PCI slots? It ain't dead yet. The power circuits seem to be the same. So what's the point?

voklskier4452 August 31, 2009 05:53 PM

the gold plating is for pin rot, this is a benching board, designed to be the fastest thing ever made, and if you paid any attention you would know this, it needs things like 2x8pin because at the kind of OC's that people will pull using this thing there will be almost 300 amps being pulled by the vrm's.

this is not a board for web browsing, this is a board to break records

ToXic August 31, 2009 05:58 PM

im almost sad i bought a x58 LE.... i want one of these monsters =) probably gonna cost like 600$ if the standard classified is like 450$.

but 630W to a GPU? jesus... that would make me run my core on fumes.

MpG August 31, 2009 06:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by voklskier4452 (Post 248301)
the gold plating is for pin rot, this is a benching board, designed to be the fastest thing ever made, and if you paid any attention you would know this, it needs things like 2x8pin because at the kind of OC's that people will pull using this thing there will be almost 300 amps being pulled by the vrm's.

this is not a board for web browsing, this is a board to break records

Actually I consider myself a fairly attentive person, although you may wish to re-read what I typed earlier with a little more care. I stand by what I said - this board isn't giving anything new - we've already got the Classified available to us, and it already covers the good points of this board, including the power circuits and the twin 8-pin power plugs. If you have corrosion problems in the socket area, you should probably do a better job of insulation. I fully appreciate the Classified, it's this iteration of the board that I find a little ridiculous.

ipaine August 31, 2009 06:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MpG (Post 248289)
The standard classified could already do 4-way SLI.


Maybe I missed it somewhere but I thought that the previous classified board could only do 3-way SLI not 4-way like this new one does.

MpG August 31, 2009 07:35 PM

It'll take four cards, although obviously one of them needs to be single-slot. EVGA marketed it as a tri-SLI+Phsyx. But unless there's something in the software deliberately preventing it, there' s technically no reason you couldn't shoehorn in four heavy cards in there, as long as at least one had been single-slotted (i..e waterblock, bent aftermarket heatsink, etc). So you get easier 4-way with this new design, balanced against the difficulty of fitting it in most cases and even a few benches.


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