EVGA Z77 FTW Motherboard Review

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The only real guarantee in life is change. Some unreasonable people might fight tooth and nail for it not to happen but all efforts will only serve to delay the inevitable. The true measure of worth however is taken from how one adapts to change. Acceptance isn’t the hardest part and if it is to you, then unfortunately you are an idiot. It might take some time to understand the changes but it will serve you no good if you put your effort in trying to understand why it shouldn’t happen. It just does. The biological reality of extinction is a reflection of those who couldn’t adapt to change. Ideas, although non-physical are subject to the same reality. Ideas that are not deemed useful are eventually forgotten and discarded.


EVGA Z77 FTW Motherboard




Manufacturers know that they must provide products which are on demand to stay relevant.  Relying on name brand alone is not enough, especially in the tech world where change is rapidly occurring. Fresh ideas fuel excitement but deviation from the features which people associate with the brand can be risky.  A balance must be struck between the old and the new to weed out the unimportant features so that only the strong ideas remain.  Learning upon their previous victories and mistakes in motherboard design, EVGA has a new mainboard that optimizes the ideas of old and introduces some unique features not found elsewhere.


EVGA Z77 FTW Motherboard



The EVGA Z77 FTW motherboard is compatible with the latest 22nm Ivy Bridge processors and is designed with overclockers in mind.  The EVGA Z77 FTW has been packed with features in a slightly slimmer than EATX form factor at 10.3” wide.  Onboard buttons, dual CMOS reset buttons, triple BIOS support, DEBUG LED, and extra CPU as well as PCI-E power connectors are just some of the conveniences available for performance tuners.  Five PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots are available for some Quad-SLI action, utilizing a PLX PEX8747 bridge to circumvent the PCI-E graphics 16-lane limit of Ivy Bridge processors. A pair of extra SATA3 6Gbps ports via a Marvell 9182 controller as well as a pair of USB 3.0 ports via an ASMedia ASM1042 controller is available onboard for additional high-speed storage options.