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EVGA Z87 Classified

The EVGA Z87 Classified is compatible with Intel processors with the LGA 1150 socket.

It has 32 GB DDR3 maximum RAM and conforms to the E-ATX form factor standard.

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EVGA Z87 Classified

help iconCPU SocketLGA 1150help iconSLI Support4 graphics cards
help iconCPU Compatible MakeIntelhelp iconCrossfire Support4 graphics cards
help iconCPU ChipsetZ87help iconOnboard GPUno
help iconForm FactorE-ATXhelp iconPCI Slots
  • 1 x PCIe x1 v2.0
  • 4 x PCIe x8 v2.0
  • 2 x PCIe x16 v2.0
help iconMax RAM32 GB DDR3help iconSATA 1.00
help iconRAM Slots4 x DDR3help iconSATA 2.00
help iconMemory Channels2help iconSATA 3.00
help iconCompatible RAM Speeds
  • DDR3 800 MHz
  • DDR3 1066 MHz
  • DDR3 1333 MHz
  • DDR3 1600 MHz
  • DDR3 1866 MHz
  • DDR3 2133 MHz
  • DDR3 2400 MHz
help iconRAID Supportyes
help iconUSB 2.0 Rear6help iconInternal I/O
  • 1 x 24 pin power connector
  • 1 x 8 pin power connector
help iconUSB 3.0 Rear6help iconBack Panel I/O
  • DVI connector"
  • Line In Connector
  • Line Out Connector
  • Mic In connector
  • 7.1 Surround Sound
  • Audio Input Output
help iconGraphics Card InterfacePCIe v3.0

EVGA Z87 Classified compatibility review

The EVGA Z87 Classified uses the Intel LGA 1150 CPU socket. Any compatible Intel CPU will have the same socket entry. It uses the DDR3 memory type, with maximum speeds of up to 2400 MHz, and 4 DDR3 slots allowing for a maximum total of 32 GB RAM.

The E-ATX EVGA Z87 Classified uses a less common standard than the traditional ATX you most often see. As such, you should be wary of its compatibility with other cases, as well as the compatibility of PSUs with the case you choose.

The EVGA Z87 Classified has 8 SATA 3.0 hard drive slots. These allow for theoretical data transfer speeds of up to 6GB/s, as opposed to the 3GB/s of SATA 2.0. Generally speaking, only high performance hard drives, specifically solid-state drives, will be able to take advantage of the bandwidth potential of SATA 3.0 ports, though it is backwards compatible, so you do not have to take advantage.

The EVGA Z87 Classified does not support onboard graphics. Any system build that uses this motherboard therefore requires a separate graphics card, or a processor that has a GPU on the same die, such as AMD APU processors. There are 2 PCIe x16 slots on this motherboard. This means it is perfectly capable of accommodating the latest graphics cards, although it is important to try and use a graphics card with the same graphics card interface of PCIe v3.0, as anything below will not reach the motherboard's potential, and anything above will have its performance slashed to the bandwidth maximum of the EVGA Z87 Classified's PCIe v3.0. The EVGA Z87 Classified supports up to 4 Nvidia SLI connected graphics cards or up to 4 AMD Crossfire connected graphics cards for improved overall graphical performance at the cost of multiplied graphics-based power consumption as well as the price of the cards themselves.

The EVGA Z87 Classified has 6 USB 2.0 slots and 6 USB 3.0 slots. USB 3.0 slots are theoretically capable of data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbit/s, which is over 10 times faster than the USB 2.0 top speed of 480 Mbit/s. Although USB 2.0 slots alone currently serve as well as ever, an upgrade would better future-proof your system as more USB 3.0 compatible peripherals emerge. USB 3.0 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0, which means you do not even have to use the newer slot functionality if you do not wish to.

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