With Intel’s new high end Sandy Bridge E architecture right around the corner, several motherboard manufacturers have been slowly unveiling their motherboards which support the 2011 socket. EVGA is the latest with their highly anticipated X79 Classified E779.
During NVIDIA’s GeForce LAN event, both EVGA and Intel held a joint presentation which previewed the X79 Classified as well as Intel’s new Asetek Sandy Bridge E closed loop liquid cooler. While details about the Classified in particular are pretty limited and some are of course covered by NDA, we can tell you a few things about it. Luckily, it seems like EVGA will have this board available soon after (or during) the X79 launch, unlike their P67 and Z68 which were slightly delayed.
Like all X79 boards, the Classified will support quad channel DDR3 and a UEFI BIOS. EVGA has also added a pair of 8-pin CPU connectors, 100% POSCAP capacitors for stable power delivery, a handy right angled 24-pin connector and onboard Bluetooth.
As you can see from the picture below, this particular X79 board is also chalk full of PCI-E slots and includes native support for 4-way SLI so no more performance-hogging bridge chips need to be included. SATA 3 support has also been included along with voltage read points, onboard power / reset buttons, eight rear panel USB 3.0 ports, and an included EVBot overclocking tool.
EVGA will also be launching the x79 SLI E775 and X79 FTW E777 at the same time as this board for people who don’t want (or need) to spend an absolute fortune on an X79 board. You can see the full presentation in the video below or by clicking here.