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EVGA adds USB 3.1 type-C to micro-ATX Intel X99 platform

EVGA has upgraded its micro-ATX mainboard for Intel Corp.’s high-end desktop processors. The new platform features all the advanced capabilities that the EVGA X99 Micro had to offer a year ago, but adds more Serial ATA-6Gb/s ports as well as one USB 3.1 type-C connector. The new motherboard is one of the first HEDT micro-ATX platforms with USB 3.1 type-C receptacles.

The EVGA X99 Micro2 mainboard in micro-ATX form-factor for Intel Core i7 processors in LGA2011-3 packaging is equipped with six-phase voltage regulator module comprised of solid-state chokes that should provide high stability as well as moderate overclocking potential. The motherboard features four DDR4 DIMM slots, three PCI Express x16 slots for dual-slot two graphics cards and a solid-state drive (or three single-slot graphics cards), one M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4) slot for SSDs, 10 Serial ATA-6Gb/s, 7.1-channel audio, Gigabit Ethernet, six USB 3.0 ports and one USB 3.1 type-C receptacle.


The miniature EVGA X99 Micro2 is built on an eight-layer printed circuit board, utilizes solid-state capacitors and other high-quality components.

The EVGA X99 Micro2 is available now for $229 in the U.S.

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KitGuru Says: If you are building a high-end micro-ATX desktop and want to have at least one USB 3.1 type-C port, then the EVGA X99 Micro2 is a thing to consider. For some reason, EVGA decided not to use Intel’s advanced “Alpine Ridge” controller for the premium platform, but probably utilized Asmedia’s ASM1142.

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