Now that Intel's Cougar Point chipset design flaws are behind them, EVGA has announced its updated lineup of Sandy Bridge motherboards, which is comprised of the P67 SLI and the newly introduced EVGA P67 FTW.
Both motherboards are built using the B3 revision of the P67 chipset and are compatible with Nvidia's SLI technology while also offering USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps support.
As its name implies, the P67 FTW is the most advanced P67 motherboard in EVGA's lineup as it packs no less than six PCI Express x16 slots, which are driven by an Nvidia nForce 200 chip.
This is used to bridge the 16 PCI Express lanes available form the integrated PCIe Sandy Bridge controller into a pair of x16 links, which can be further configured as three x8 links to enable 3-way SLI operation.
In addition, the board also sports a PCI Express x1 slot, a 12-phase VRM with split heatsinks, two SATA 6Gbps and four SATA 3Gbps ports, two USB 3.0 ports, 8-channel HD audio and two Gigabit Ethernet connectors.
Since the FTW model is targeting primarily computer enthusiasts, EVGA has also included a series of jumpers to toggle specific PCIe slots, voltage measurement points, onboard power and reset buttons as well as a 90-degree angled 24-pin power plug and an on-board compact flash connector.
The P67 FTW is available in two different versions, one that features only the motherboard and the usual accessories and a special edition that adds an EVGauge and the ECP V4 external control panel to the bundle.
The second motherboard to be announced today, is just a revised B3 version of the initial P67 SLI.
Pricing has been set at 199.99$ for the P67 SLI, while the VGA P67 FTW is available for 229.99$. The company's most advanced motherboard model, the P67 FTW w/ EVGauge and ECP V4, is priced at 279.99$.