Pricing, Availability, and Final Thoughts
The EVGA X99 Classified is a real beast of a motherboard. I'm not sure if it performed better than I expected, or as well as I expected. I was hoping for a lot when it came to this board due to the large price tag, and it didn't disappoint. There's no denying that EVGA is targeting this board at people who are really looking for the best. It's just screaming to have four EVGA GTX 700 series based cards installed in it. You just know that throwing that amount of cards into a board like this won't be an issue, as it offers the extra power connectors to run everything at its absolute peak.
I always find myself a little nervous going into a BIOS from any company outside of ASRock, ASUS, MSI, and GIGABYTE. These are all BIOS's that I can enter with confidence, and know that I won't run into overclocking issues. However, the EVGA UEFI BIOS is an absolute breeze to use. It looks great, everything is easy to find, and as you saw today, it helped achieve an extremely strong overclock on our i7 5960X EE.
This board clearly has performance users in mind. The overclocking friendly features like the added power connectors, the ability to check voltages, and the enthusiast friendly features like the support for four dual slots video cards in SLI or CrossFire, clearly show that performance users are in mind.
We can't deny the price tag of the board is massive though. At $400, it's the second most expensive X99 motherboard we've looked at so far, and outside of that, it's just an expensive motherboard period. Like the features, the board is also priced for users who are looking to buy the best.
The good news is, if you really like what EVGA is doing with the X99 Classified, but feel that it's a bit too much board for you, the X99 FTW is $100 cheaper, and could be a better option. Of course, if you feel like going for a smaller case, the Micro-ATX format X99 Micro is also cheaper, and could be your dream board, as EVGA packs a lot of power into a little case.
While the X99 Classified might not be for everyone, with its list of features and higher price tag aimed at a higher-end market, there's no denying that EVGA wants to make sure that every kind of user is covered. So, if you're after an absolute beast of a motherboard with tons of features and great looks, then check out the EVGA X99 Classified.
PRICING: You can find the EVGA X99 Classified for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.
United States: The EVGA X99 Classified retails for $399.99 at Amazon.
Product Summary Breakdown
|Performance (including Overclocking)||90%|
|Bundle and Packaging||90%|
|Value for Money||90%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||92%|
The Bottom Line: This is a great looking board that performs exceptionally well, especially when you start talking about overclocking. The fact that the UEFI BIOS is so easy to use, though, is something that really stands out. Combined with a great bundle and a ton of features, the X99 Classified from EVGA is a board that warrants the price tag.
- Page 1 [Introduction and Package]
- Page 2 [Motherboard Details]
- Page 3 [BIOS Images and Information]
- Page 4 [Test System Setup and Overclocking]
- Page 5 [CPU & System Benchmarks]
- Page 6 [USB 2.0, USB 3.0, & SSD Benchmarks]
- Page 7 [Memory & Gaming Benchmarks]
- Page 8 [Temperature & Power Testing]
- Page 9 [Pricing, Availability, and Final Thoughts]
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