With the theme for this year revolving around SuperSpeed USB 3.0, EVGA has refreshed their motherboard lineup to suit this emerging trend. There have been some other adjustments too.

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A little bit of motherboard porn here; the EVGA X58 FTW3 on the left, the EVGA X58 SLI3 in the middle, and the EVGA X58 Classified3 on the right.

Let us take a quick look at the new EVGA X58 FTW3. The X58 FTW3 is essentially a refreshed X58 SLI motherboard.

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PWM circuitry remains unchanged from the original X58 SLI motherboard; 8-phase CPU and 2-phase uncore.

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The heatsinks on the X58 FTW3 are different from those on the X58 SLI though.

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Notice the connector between the red CMOS reset button and the two blue USB 3.0 ports? That is for the EVBot handheld overclocking device.

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While the eSATA port has been dropped, and the S/PDIF and TOSLINK outputs have been sacrificed for the EVBot connector, all the other I/O ports remain unchanged.