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07-04-09, 09:21 AM
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New EVGA board has X58 chipset, Micro-ATX form factor
by Cyril Kowaliski — 4:33 PM on July 2, 2009

EVGA seems to have been bitten by the Intel bug lately, with no fewer than six different X58 motherboards on offering for the Core i7. The latest one is the EVGA X58 SLI Micro, a diminutive model with an X58 Express chipset, a Micro-ATX form factor, and a $199.99 suggested retail price.

Despite its small size, this board has space for six DDR3 memory slots, two PCI Express x16 slots, six 300MB/s Serial ATA ports, FireWire, some curved passive heatsinks that cover the chipset and power regulation circuitry, and even PS/2 and IDE ports for folks with older peripherals. EVGA also boasts about the board's solid-state capacitors, which should theoretically help increase longevity and stability.

What about the warranty? EVGA may be known for its lifetime warranty coverage in the graphics card world, but this board only has two years of coverage. You apparently have to register online to get the full two years, too, otherwise you're stuck with a one-year warranty.

NCIX already offers the X58 SLI Micro up in Canada for $249.99 CAD, but we didn't find U.S. e-tailers with it in stock just yet. (No, not even NCIXUS has it.) See the gallery below for images of the board. More pictures at TheTechReport (http://techreport.com/discussions.x/17159)

Good for HTPC gaming rig. I like the black and red colors, the ATI Radeon would look good on it.
Too bad that according to the box the mobo doesn't support Crosfire so if I needed such setup the ASUS Rampage II GENE X58 Micro ATX would be my best choice.

PS I believe the Crossfire is included on the X58 chip no need for extra chip OR NV licensing, just can't believe the EVGA wont even show a little icon for that since SLI is plastered all over the BOX. Not too smart from the Marketing Department to ignore at least 1/3 of the potential market.
EVGA is the ONLY motherboard manufacturer not showing the Crossfire support on any of their X58 boards.

07-04-09, 02:58 PM
Wonder when this will be in stock at the egg, I have the Rampage Gene spec'd out for my lan box (single gpu + physics). If this turns out to be cheaper than the gene i'll get this if not, I think i'll stick with the Gene. ( I see the 199.99 msrp, hopefully it'll stay that way)