EVGA 270-WS-W555 Preview

Interfaces, BIOS and Features

 

 

EVGA 270-WS-W555 Preview continued

Connectivity, BIOS and Special Features

Naturally all that would be fairly useless if everything else was cut down, but being an EVGA board you know that no compromises will be made. So what else is on the board you ask? It's quite a list so take a deep breath.

USB
Ten USB connectors compliant with USB2.0 from embedded USB controller with 6 ports at the rear.

USB3.0
2 rear USB 3.0 connectors utilising a NEC uPD720200F1-DAK-A, supporting 5Gbps transfer rate.

P-ATA IDE
One IDE port supporting 2 devices with UDMA33, ATA-66/100/133 support from a Marvell 88E9128 controller

S-ATA
Six S-ATA II ports via chipset supporting RAID 0,1,10,5

E S-ATA
2 rear JMB362 controlled E S-ATA ports.

S-ATA 3.0
2 S-ATA 3.0 ports providing up to 600MB/s using a Marvell 88SE9128 controller. (PE G2x1 interface, 2S1P)

LAN
2 Gigabit Ethernet from Marvell 88E8057

Audio
Realtek ALC889 HDA compliant providing selectable 2,6 or 8 channel audio
SPDIF output
Front panel mic and line-out support
Jack detection for fool-proof device installation

I/O
Fintek 71883 LPC bus I/O controller
Legacy peripheral PS/2 keyboard interface
Fan speed, CPU and System temperature monitoring via Hardware
Intelligent CPU PWM fan speed control

BIOS
8Mb SPI EEPROM Flash using AMI Plug and Play BIOS
Supports ACPI S3 Suspend to RAM mode in ACPI compliant O/S

OC BIOS
Programmable FSB and PCI Clock in 1MHz increments
Supports BIOS adjustable CPU multiplier, QPI clock, PCI-E x16 clock and DIMM frequency
Support BIOS adjustable voltage for CPU Core, chipset and DIMM

Special Features
Onboard 80 Post-Port LED display
Onboard power, reset and CMOS reset buttons
2 sets ATX12V 8pin+6pin power for each CPU
8 phase digital PWN for each CPU
8 Layers PCB
PCI-E reset/turn-off jumpers
V_Core, V_DIMM, VTT, IOH, CPU PLL, QPI PLL, ICH IO, ICH Ground measurement points (TBD)
Asynchronous clocking mode

Form Factor
345.5mm x 381mm Extend-ATX size

Even if the sheer volume of features wasn't enough to accurately apply a behemoth label to the W555, then the physical size will. Huge doesn't begin to cover it. If ever you've wanted to test your case fabrication skills, this is the board for you.

Finally EVGA bundle their ECP V3 with it along with the usual gamut of cables and manual one would expect.

If we were salivating any more you'd need to call the RNLI. The Classified was a stunning board and this EVGA 270-WS-W555 is bordering on art. We can't wait to get our hands on it and put it through its paces.

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