EVGA X58 SLI Classified

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EVGA in the past has been an Nvidia only company, utilizing Nvidia reference designs for their boards. Their first notable departure was the EVGA 790i FTW and subsequent 790i FTW Digital. With Intel locking down chipset options for Core i7 to just their X58 northbridge and ICH10R southbridge, EVGA has designed their own custom board. This custom board has the highest price for any Intel X58 Express powered motherboard at $399 shipped, but has features designed for extreme performance and overclocking.
3 Guru3D
eVGA would not be themselves though if they did not take it a step further. Armed at the really enthusiast end-users, they wanted to create something so special and exclusive that it would bring shock and awe in the retail channel. As such they started developing a product that now has been called the X58 SLI Classified. More features, more design and aesthetics that make you scratch that head of yours.
4 Trusted Reviews
The problem for EVGA is that Nvidia doesn't have a chipset that supports Core i7 so it was faced with the prospect of ignoring Intel's Core i7 processor, which is pretty much the same thing as abandoning the high end of the gaming market to its competitors. The alternative was to use the Intel X58 chipset, so here we are with an EVGA motherboard that looks highly reminiscent of the nForce 790i Ultra SLI motherboard. There are three graphics slots that support both 3-Way SLI and CrossFireX with 16 lanes of PCI Express 2.0 for the primary and secondary slots.
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7 Anandtech
The board was raw when it first arrived in our labs but we recognized its potential right away. Unfortunately, it took some time before EVGA could address numerous problems with the BIOS and the new E-Leet software utility. We are happy to report that this board is in great shape now, although we still have a couple of problems with it. Problems that should be ironed out in the upcoming ultra-enthusiast based X58 Classified product.
8 Hardware Canucks
Their presence in enthusiast forums is strong, and their "24/7 Tech Support" sets them apart from other hardware manufacturers. In addition to this, the EVGA home forum is a bustling activity of EVGA staffers helping customers out, but more importantly, EVGA customers helping each other out. The community EVGA has built with their customers is rivaled by none and I have even found myself caught up in the spirit of helping out other EVGA users.
9 NinjaLane
The EVGA X58 LE features a completely "baddass" black color design which includes all of the PCI and PCIe slots, heatsinks, PCB and memory slots. This is quite a change from what we are accustomed to seeing with many boards featuring brightly colored expansion slots or deathly red and black combos.