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EVGA Classified Super Record 2 SR-2 Motherboard Review
|Product:||SR-2 Mainboard - 270-WS-W555-A2|
|Date:||Fri, Oct 15, 2010 - 08:00 AM|
|Written By:||Brian Wallace -|
SR-2 Box and Bundle
Obviously with a board this size the box that it comes in is going to be even bigger. The EVGA Classified SR-2 ships in a beautiful black and red box that clearly shows the name, Intel Xeon, NVIDIA SLI and PhsyX support.
The back of the box goes into detail on the features of the board, the package contents, the Warranty, 90-day step up, Eleet tuning utility, and an important note about the size of the board which could cause compatibility issues.
The inside of the box is what you would expect of a $600 motherboard. Everything is well packaged and has “E” logos for EVGA. The motherboard itself is very well protected with an inch thick foam around it on every side.
The bundle is pretty impressive! Included are a pair of back plates which improve compatibility with certain 1366 heat sinks, a high quality I/O back plate, black SATA, IDE and floppy cables, and a four port USB PCI bracket. 2, 3, and 4 way SLI bridges, as well as a CrossFire bridge, plastic motherboard standoffs, and the EVGA ECP. Also included are a number of power cable adapters to help you get your power supply hooked up to this beast!
A user manual quick setup guide and driver/software DVD are included as well!
E-LEET and ECP
E-LEET is EVGA’s tuning software that can be used within Windows to tune and monitor the various CPU and memory speeds and system voltages. This is handy for getting every last MHz out of your rig. Sometimes your system may be stable enough to complete a benchmark at a slightly higher speed than it can actually boot into Windows. It’s also handy for changing speeds on the fly, in case you need to turn down the speed for a particular part of a benchmark. It will also validate your CPU speed, as well as take screen shots when you change your CPU speed. If you happen to have a Logitech keyboard with an LCD (G15, G19, G510) there is even support to monitor your system from there!
ECP is a hardware device that gives you power/reset capabilities, as well as on the fly vcore adjustments, a post code reader and PCIe Enable/Disable jumpers, in case you need to troubleshoot a video card issue without removing the cards.
Let’s move on to the BIOS!
Next Page - EVGA SR-2 BIOS
Page 1 - The Ultimate Enthusiast Motherboard, EVGA SR-2
Page 2 - The EVGA Classified SR-2
Page 3 - SR-2 Box and Bundle
Page 4 - EVGA SR-2 BIOS
Page 5 - Test Setup
Page 6 - Performance Results
Page 7 - Overclocking
Page 8 - EVGA SR-2 Mobo Conclusion