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.
|Gigabyte shows off a trio of GeForce GTX 1080 Tis||3|
|iOS 10.3 arrives with APFS support in tow||3|
|MakeVR and Vive Tracker get HTC Vive ready for work and play||1|
|Biostar X370GTN is the first Ryzen Mini-ITX motherboard||19|
|Intel gives hard drives a boost with Optane Memory||47|
|Starcraft Remastered constructs higher-fidelity pylons||43|
|Transcend steps into the NVMe arena with the MTE850 SSD||7|
|MSI GTX 1080 Ti Armor 11G is the first custom card on e-tail shelves||9|
|Gigabyte has two A320 boards for bread-and-butter Ryzen builds||34|
|They were going to launch a G-sync version but trying to represent the price induced an overflow error in their storefront software.||+28|