While EVGA did use Nichicon caps and a Creative audio card, I was a little worried about the audio because there were actually a really small number of caps on the board overall. In total, they used 8 Nichicon caps with the onboard audio. In comparison, the Asus has 13. So when I went to test the audio I wasn’t surprised when it performed slightly worse than the Asus board. Now don’t get me wrong, it was still more than enough for the average user and frankly overclockers aren’t going to be doing much of anything with the audio card anyhow. If you go with the Classified with your new build and you are a bit of an audiophile I would consider leaving one of its many PCIe slots open for an audio card. If you are like most of the population, you won’t have any issues at all. In fact what you are getting is still better than what was offered on most boards even just a few years ago.


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garfi3ld replied the topic: #35666 15 Sep 2014 21:30
With the LAN hitting right after the Intel and AMD launches I nearly forgot to publish our coverage of the EVGA X99 Classified. Check it out!

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