AT20 Giveaway Day 19: EVGA Is Never Board with Powerby Ryan Smith on May 22, 2017 8:00 AM EST
Good morning everyone. The AT20 giveaway series is nearly at an end. With today being day 19 of our 20 day giveaway celebration of AnandTech’s 20th anniversary, that means we only have 3 giveaways left! So let’s get down to business.
For this morning’s giveaways, we have a pair of prizes from the always-excellent EVGA. The company is admittedly known best for their NVIDIA video cards, but for a number of years now the company has bene offering other products as part of a general effort to broaden their market, and those efforts are increasingly gaining traction. So for today’s giveaway we have an EVGA X99 FTW K motherboard, along with their SuperNOVA 850W G3 power supply.
- EVGA X99 FTW K Motherboard
- EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G3
The AnandTech 20th Anniversary Celebration – EVGA Giveaway
EVGA X99 FTW K Motherboard
Leading the pack of today’s prizes is EVGA’s X99 FTW K motherboard. The hefty E-ATX LGA 2011-3 board sports a whopping 5 CPU-fed PCIe x16 slots, a lone PCIe x1 slot, and a single full-feature M.2 slot. In terms of third party controllers, we’re looking at a Realtek ALC 1150 for audio, and an Intel i218-V and an E2400 for dual GigE LAN functionality, and an ASMedia ASM1142 for a pair of USB 3.1 (Gen 2) ports.
Meanwhile in terms of construction, the overclocking-centric board uses an 8 phase power delivery system for the CPU, an 8 layer PCB, and an on-board CPU temperature monitor. On the software side of matters, it features EVGA’s feature-packed UEFI firmware, along with dual BIOS support thanks to a selector switch.
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G3 Power Supply
Our second prize of the day is EVGA’s SuperNOVA 850 G3 power supply. This 850W PSU is fully modular, offering a sizable selection of ports and cables to work with. From a power delivery standpoint is can deliver 850W over its sole 12v rail, reaching 80Plus Gold levels of efficiency. Finally, cooling is provided by a hydraulic dynamic bearing 130mm fan, which offers support for EVGA’s “Eco Mode” technology for fanless operation when temperatures allow.
Finally, as with our other giveaways, today’s giveaway is only open for 48 hours, so be sure to enter soon. However please note that for legal reasons, we’re only able to open these giveaways to residents of the United States.
Good luck to everyone! And be sure to check in this afternoon for our next giveaway.
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Okaratus - Monday, May 22, 2017 - linkWhat? First?
BurntMyBacon - Monday, May 22, 2017 - linkYes. Indeed you are. On a HEDT platform no less. Quite a curious combination of an Intel i218-V and a Killer E2400 for LAN purposes. It is a little curious, but not problematic that they don't use the i219-V as it has been around for a while. It is even more curious that they don't use matched Intel chips when the intent appears to be link aggregation. Killer chips work well, but I've often seen issues with their supporting software. It's been a short while since I've even installed the supporting software though, so perhaps that has changed.
chechito - Monday, May 22, 2017 - linkagree, +1 for intel only lan
DanNeely - Monday, May 22, 2017 - linkI'd guess is that even if the aggegation has issues between different nic vendors they did it because they know the number of people who either know that an Intel nic is the best and refuse to buy anything else or who know that a Killer nic is the best and refuse to buy anything else are both much larger groups than those who want link aggregation and this design lets them cater to both of the brand loyalist groups.
CleverBullet - Monday, May 22, 2017 - linkI'd love to start seeing SFP+ come standard on HEDT platforms, or at least 5GBase-T
raja_jagadeesan - Monday, May 22, 2017 - link118
artk2219 - Monday, May 22, 2017 - link190th
roxz72 - Monday, May 22, 2017 - linkCool
Andrys85 - Monday, May 22, 2017 - linkVery
Vaskebrett - Monday, May 22, 2017 - linkI could need some board in my life, actually!