New player EVGA wants to steal more market share from leaders ASUS and ECS when it comes to desktop computer motherboards. In the first week of December 2011, the company released their latest and most powerful motherboard product, the EVGA X79 FTW, worldwide. It’s being claimed as the most desirable mainboard for demanding power users.
FTW is a slang that stands for For The Win! Victory bragging. EVGA has right to be proud of this new product. The EVGA X79 FTW is the top high-end mainboard to hit commercial distribution. It supports Intel’s latest Sandy Bridge E LGA2011 processors and has 4 quad channel DDR3 slots-making it the first consumer motherboard to be capable of wielding up to 32GB of DDR3 2133 MHz RAM!
Other top-notch features of the EVGA X79 FTW motherboard are the five PCI-Express x16 slots, 1 PCIe x1 slot, two SATA 6.0 Gbps slots, four SATA 3.0 Gbps slots, two eSata, ten USB 3.0 ports ,ten USB 2.0 ports, and FireWire 1394B port. The 20 USB ports are already mind-boggling!
The EVGA X79 FTW motherboard is definitely a must-have in a household where there are so many modern gadgets! Imagine the convenience of being able to plug and recharge 20 smartphones, music players, portable DVD players, and other electronic device to just one computer!
Due to these incredible specifications, the EVGA X79 FTW motherboard doesn’t come cheap. Its suggested retail price is $399.99 – almost the price of most mid-range notebooks or Android tablet computers such as the Toshiba Thrive 10.1″ 16GB Android Tablet with Wi-Fi! But if you want the ultimate motherboard for your gaming rig or editing workstation, this is undoubtedly the motherboard you ought to have!
As of January 1st 2012, another EVGA motherboard broke the record of EVGA X79 FTW – the X79 Classified Motherboard. EVGA has taken the 3DMark 11 Extreme (X) World Record using the EVGA X79 Classified and EVGA GTX 580 Classified.