EVGA Z370 Classified K Review

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EVGA Z370 Classified K Review

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Considering that we've reviewed a few EVGA FTW graphics cards that didn't make it obvious they were FTW variants, no such claims can be laid at the doorstep of the Classified K. That's a big logo. Around the back there is a clearly lain out set of set of feature highlights

EVGA Z370 Classified K Review  
EVGA Z370 Classified K Review  

The Classified itself shows the efforts EVGA have gone to to keep the VRMs cool. Most of the motherboard is fairly standard fair with armoured slots, onboard buttons, plenty of headers, and yet the MOSFET heatsink totally dominates proceedings. We like it. It has an industrial, blue collar quality that is a nice change from the flashier gaming-focussed offerings we've seen elsewhere.


EVGA Z370 Classified K Review  
EVGA Z370 Classified K Review  

We are struggling to remember the last time we saw a motherboard with a built in speaker. There must have been some, but there is something about the clarity of the hardware distribution across the PCB that makes the one on the Classified K really stand out.


EVGA Z370 Classified K Review  

Two BIOS on one motherboard isn't a new system but often the selection between them is either done automatically if one is detected as being corrupt, or requires some jiggery pokery to get the one you want. The EVGA system is a simple toggle switch, perfect if you want one setup for energy efficient daily use and one for balls-to-the-wall overclocking.


EVGA Z370 Classified K Review  

EVGA have also joined in the RGB LED strip header fun and games. It wasn't that long ago that the idea of a "choose your own colour" system seemed like witchcraft, and now even motherboards aimed at the hardcore enthusiast are getting in on the act.


EVGA Z370 Classified K Review  

Lastly around the back we find all the usual connectivity options that you would expect from a high end motherboard. Dual LAN, USB 3.0, USB 3.1 of both types, the Classified has got you covered.


EVGA Z370 Classified K Review  

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Most Recent Comments

13-03-2018, 11:30:04

AlienALX
Very strange board ! not in performance, as I know these have banging power stages but in design. You have this big white bit....... Then....... BLACK BLACK BLACK.

Very, very strange it almost looks lopsided. It needs more white. Even if it were the SATA ports or just something.Quote

13-03-2018, 11:36:25

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Very strange board ! not in performance, as I know these have banging power stages but in design. You have this big white bit....... Then....... BLACK BLACK BLACK.

Very, very strange it almost looks lopsided. It needs more white. Even if it were the SATA ports or just something.

Its silver not white.

Sadly even with all the power phases the bios needs work. Ive tested a lot of cheaper boards that out clocked and performed this.Quote

13-03-2018, 11:46:49

AlienALX
Looks white to me ! Weird

Yeah, one thing EVGA have never been fantastic with is bioses. Though Buildzoid did take apart one of their boards the other day and admitted it had the most outrageous overkill power phases he had ever seen. And expensive, too.Quote

13-03-2018, 13:25:36

NeverBackDown
I have an EVGA Z170 board and it's also a terrible overclocker.

I'd stay away in all honestyQuote

13-03-2018, 14:08:20

Avet
I really don't like EVGA's MBO design. They had few decent ones before, but now they look extremely cheep. Also they have issues all around. As Tom said, they need a bit of polish.Quote
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