Excerpt: The EVGA Z68 FTW edition is the top Intel Z68 offering from EVGA. Before we get to far in, I just want to let you know FTW doesn’t stand for what you think it does, it’s meant to stand for; F or T he W in. With the performance that EVGA is know for, they could quite possibly do that! The Intel Z68 Express chipset has been around for some time now so we aren’t going to dwell to much on it this time around.
Summary: The EVGA Z68 FTW joins an elite group of motherboards aimed at satisfying the needs of overclocking, gaming and hardware enthusiasts. While this group is small by comparison the things they look for in a motherboard can be rather specific and often difficult to plan for.
Motherboard layout is quite good and virtually identical to the P55 Classified in placement of the components, graphic card support and onboard features.
Pros: Totally sweet color scheme, Full ATX motherboard, True Triple SLI Support, Voltage test points, PCI Express Disable Jumpers, Removable motherboard heatsinks, EVGauge Processor Utility, ECP Panel (on select models), No PS/2 Port
Cons: UEFI could use some work to increase usability, CF Port seems out of place on a motherboard like this, No PS/2 Port
Summary: You know, when you review as many motherboards as we do, at one point the really great stuff tends to get a little common -- that's a little dangerous as we should never take stuff for granted. eVGA managed to release a superb motherboard with the FTW edition. Admittedly the competition in the Z68 segment is stiff, very stiff. Look at the motherboards from MSI, Gigabyte and ASUS for example.