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.

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

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

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

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

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)

2 Gigabit Ethernet from Marvell 88E8057

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

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

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

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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Most Recent Comments

09-03-2010, 10:40:27

Yeah except that the name is stupid.Quote

09-03-2010, 14:23:54

You waited 18 months and then delivered than nugget?Quote

09-03-2010, 18:07:25

Originally Posted by name='VonBlade'
You waited 18 months and then delivered than nugget?
well i haven't been using the forums. just viewing reviews. if it bothers you that I posted, please go on. I am posting because the naming of that motherboard was supposed to be a contest on eVGA's site. and they basically didn't pick any suggestions their customers had and went with this ridiculous choice instead.

oh and here's a link to the other forum:



09-03-2010, 18:32:26

Oh I don't know. Classified SR2 is ok. Reminds me of the Blackbird SR71.Quote

09-03-2010, 18:35:33

Originally Posted by name='VonBlade'
Oh I don't know. Classified SR2 is ok. Reminds me of the Blackbird SR71.
well, sr-2 if it was just that, sounds cool. yes. but the fact that it stands for "super records".... just seems kinda lame. i mean if you go checkout that thread, there were PLENTY of better sounding names.

idk, sorry to rant. and i will try to participate more in this forum. I've been overclocking since my socket 939 AMD x2 4200+


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