EVGA Z370 Classified K Review

Conclusion

EVGA Z370 Classified K Review

Conclusion

The EVGA Classified K is an extremely difficult motherboard to both summarise and recommend.

Let's start with the good stuff.

We like the looks. It might be slightly more industrial than many motherboards that come through our offices, but that isn't a negative. It's different. There will be as many people who love the aesthetics as shrug. Choice is never a bad thing. There are plenty of connectivity options and places to put your fans and pumps. In terms of features it is everything you would expect from the famous EVGA Classified range. A particular highlight is the stock performance which regularly scored higher than most of the other Z370 motherboards we've tested, and occasionally out-performed the overclock Classified K results.

About the only audience we could recommend the EVGA Z370 Classified K to in its current guise are the LN2 brigade, because they have so much cooling available that higher voltages aren't really the same problem they are to those of us on air or AIOs. Additionally the Classified showed that there is loads of power available to it with some very high overclocks, albeit in "desktop screenshot" mode rather than actual benchmark. Which gives us hope for the future that the performance will be there once the voltage/temp issues are corrected.

Right now, today, in it's current state, the EVGA Classified K is OK and it should be on a shortlist but we feel youre only likely to buy it if you have an EVGA GPU and want a matching system or have a hatred for the power 3 brands. However, it's good enough in hardware terms to keep a very close eye on and if EVGA solve the problems then it could easily be amongst the best Z370 motherboards around.

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13-03-2018, 11:30:04

AlienALX
Very strange board ! not in performance, as I know these have banging power stages but in design. You have this big white bit....... Then....... BLACK BLACK BLACK.

Very, very strange it almost looks lopsided. It needs more white. Even if it were the SATA ports or just something.Quote

13-03-2018, 11:36:25

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Very strange board ! not in performance, as I know these have banging power stages but in design. You have this big white bit....... Then....... BLACK BLACK BLACK.

Very, very strange it almost looks lopsided. It needs more white. Even if it were the SATA ports or just something.

Its silver not white.

Sadly even with all the power phases the bios needs work. Ive tested a lot of cheaper boards that out clocked and performed this.Quote

13-03-2018, 11:46:49

AlienALX
Looks white to me ! Weird

Yeah, one thing EVGA have never been fantastic with is bioses. Though Buildzoid did take apart one of their boards the other day and admitted it had the most outrageous overkill power phases he had ever seen. And expensive, too.Quote

13-03-2018, 13:25:36

NeverBackDown
I have an EVGA Z170 board and it's also a terrible overclocker.

I'd stay away in all honestyQuote

13-03-2018, 14:08:20

Avet
I really don't like EVGA's MBO design. They had few decent ones before, but now they look extremely cheep. Also they have issues all around. As Tom said, they need a bit of polish.Quote
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