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How are EVGA motherboards in general?

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2022/06/23 11:31:33 (permalink)
Are they on par with most top tier manufactures (Asus, MSI)?  I've had most of my GPU and PSU come from EVGA over the last decade and am rather happy with them.  However being good at A does not mean C is awesome too.
 
EVGA seems to have had an off and on relation with motherboards, though they seem to have kept their foot in the water over the last couple of generations now.  Last board I got from them was a  nForce 680i SLI 775 which was buggy as crap (but not their fault).
 
I'd just like to know I have another option that Asus at this point (Really don't care for MSI business practices).
 
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    fpandjic16
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    Re: How are EVGA motherboards in general? 2022/06/23 22:13:27 (permalink)
    You have any specific board in mind? the latest x570 and z690 boards look to be really good, especially when it comes to OC. Not sure how the BIOS stability is, but in the past that was something that was holding EVGA a little bit. Had X58 Classified and P55 and it took a few BIOS versions to make them almost perfect.
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    Re: How are EVGA motherboards in general? 2022/06/24 05:34:05 (permalink)
    I personally have had the z87 classified, z97 classified, x99 dark, and x299 dark.

    What I will say is that EVGA does make good motherboards. One thing about evga, especially their highest end line like the dark boards, is that EVGA takes a long time to release the boards because of R&D and testing for the CPU and motherboard before it goes public.



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    Re: How are EVGA motherboards in general? 2022/06/24 05:47:25 (permalink)
    Some are good, some are bad, some are average. It depends.
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    Re: How are EVGA motherboards in general? 2022/06/25 10:59:16 (permalink)
    Never used one personally. My only real issue is they're never available on launch day, usually a pretty long gap between a CPU launch and the board's launching. With Intel launching a new chipset every single year and breaking socket compatibility every two years it made it rather silly having some EVGA boards launching six months before Intel's next-gen launches that wouldn't even be compatible with it. Now that EVGA's making AMD boards that shouldn't be much of an issue given how long AM4 lasted. 


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    Re: How are EVGA motherboards in general? 2022/06/25 12:12:45 (permalink)
    Performance wise they're fine and up with the rest now unlike before but still hide a lot of options for fine tuning so can't get that extra small boost for benching.  Biggest issue these days seems to be the post code LEDs burn out and the price is really high.
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    Re: How are EVGA motherboards in general? 2022/06/25 12:23:35 (permalink)
    the EVGA manuals are not like the other Brands - "paint by numbers & full of hand holding"
     
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    Re: How are EVGA motherboards in general? 2022/06/25 12:43:28 (permalink)
    Ive never had to rma a evga mobo or gpu yet and what i get for me i use pretty hard and for a looooong time. MY 780i FTW and P67 FTW still work just fine. I do take really good care of my electronics though and make sure they run very cool and clean, even if they require mods to do it. What they put on the pcb is only half the battle, the other half is the user who gets it and how badly they use it and take care of it. PC's arent as forgiving as appliances, tools, furniture etc... They just dont do well with neglect and harsh environments from ANY manufacturer/distributor.

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    Re: How are EVGA motherboards in general? 2022/06/25 15:05:36 (permalink)
    Alright, sounds like they are pretty solid these days but late to the show.  So a classic good news/bad news situation. :)
     
    Bummer to hear though.  I was going to jump on the next round of AMD CPUs but it does not sounds like EVGA will have a board ready to go anytime near to launch.
     
    Oh well, thanks for the feedback all. 
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    Re: How are EVGA motherboards in general? 2022/06/25 18:44:31 (permalink)
    Lazaredz
    Bummer to hear though.  I was going to jump on the next round of AMD CPUs but it does not sounds like EVGA will have a board ready to go anytime near to launch.



    I'd be surprised if they did, however it may be worth holding off a few months for Zen 4 anyway. DDR5 prices drop every month, and it will take time for AMD-tuned DDR5 kits to reach the market anyway. 


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    Re: How are EVGA motherboards in general? 2022/06/27 10:00:21 (permalink)
    The mobo's are amazing. Best in the business right next to Gigabyte (long time GA user). Have not had any issues with the mobo's but have had to RMA a few GPU's, although I have 10x more GPU than I have mobo's, the mobo's that I do have (Z490,Z590,Z690Dark,X299) are all pretty amazing and high quality. I would not recommend anything other than EVGA or Gigabyte mobo for high end consumer stuff.
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    Re: How are EVGA motherboards in general? 2022/06/27 10:57:34 (permalink)
    I find that the boards I have had from EVGA are honestly great and the BIOS is easy to find the setting I am looking for. The really good thing though is the EVGA community is good at providing help if you run into a problem and has techs that read the posts. That is something I don't see in other brands.

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    Re: How are EVGA motherboards in general? 2022/06/27 11:22:40 (permalink)
    In my experiences their top end bards are the best if not very close to the best. I wold avoid the mid and lower end boards like the plague, not on;y do they tend to have probems but there are far better boards for the dollar out there in the lower end ranges.


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