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Old 25th March, 2005, 06:04 PM
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EVGA, better late than never?

It looks like EVGA has entered into the motherboard market. I never heard anything about this, but it seems like their motherboard is now available.

Their bragging point are their capacitors, which are polymer based instead of electrolytic based. The board can also tolerate heat up to 105 degrees Celcius and has a life expectancy of around 10 years.

So far an eVGA board is only available in Socket 754, NForce3 250gb.

With an MSRP of around $99.99 it really isn't all that big of a deal, since there is no onboard video. Now, if they had some big fatty eVGA nVidia based onboard graphics I'd be more impressed.

Read about it here.
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Old 25th March, 2005, 07:11 PM
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The ad is a little misleading. As far as I know, ALL capacitors of that type are electrolytic. The difference is in the composition of the electrolyte. Standard aluminum electrolytics use a liquid electrolyte which is subject to evaporation and outgassing. There has been some experimentation with 'organic' or polymer-based electrolytes, but I had no idea it had gotten this far. Last I knew, these electrolytes were limited to surface-mount applications where space is a premium, because of their relatively high cost.

They also make the assertion that standard caps are rated at 85C while theirs are rated at 105C. While factually correct, it is also true that almost no main board (and certainly none of the reputable ones) uses 85C caps for the Vcore, Vagp, Vdimm, or Vcc regulators, AFAIK.
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Old 25th March, 2005, 07:16 PM
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Even the bulging caps on my semi-dead ECS K7S5A are rated 105 degrees..... of course they failed lol.
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Old 25th March, 2005, 08:48 PM
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Sounds like marketing people up to their usual tricks...
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Old 25th March, 2005, 08:54 PM
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eVGA do make some very solid 6800U's...but that is all i have ever seen in person from them. they are the sort of product that only gets inported to canada by this guy or that.

I have a friend working in taipei...they are alot of companies making everything now. what surprises me is how they all stay afloat...you would think we would have hit market saturation in those types of devices a while ago....


eVGA is like Sapphire maknig the new ATI SLi bgoards...maybe they are making nvid boards only? to go with thier nvid cards?
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Just seems a bit odd to be advertising all these things on "old" tech???
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wonder who got sacked for saying it was originally a dual channel mobo LOL
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