I have always been a fan of Micro-ATX motherboards. They give you many of the same great features you find in ATX motherboards in a smaller form factor that is great for building a LAN rig. In the case of the Intel X99 chipset we have seen a couple of companies release Micro-ATX motherboards and EVGA is one such company. While having a Micro-ATX X99 motherboard does not take advantage of the extra PCI-Express lanes the platform offers you can easily run dual graphics (x16/x16) or 3-way graphics (x8/x8/x8) with the three included PCI-Express slots on this motherboard. On top of that you are going to get the higher CPU core count that the new Haswell-E processors have an DDR4 memory support. The EVGA X99 Micro also packs in six SATA 6GB/s ports, a 6 phase digital VRM, six USB 3.0 ports (4 rear / 2 header) and Intel Gigabit Ethernet. If you are looking to build an extreme LAN rig this could be the perfect motherboard for you. Read on as we check it out!
Special thanks to EVGA for providing us with the X99 Micro Motherboard to review.
The EVGA X99 Micro comes in EVGA’s typical retail packaging. The front of the package has the product logo on it and also lets us know that the motherboard is NVIDIA SLI ready.
Flipping the box over we can see a full overview of the motherboard and its rear I/O ports. Key features and specifications are also listed.
Getting everything out of the box and looking at the accessories we have a rear I/O cover, I/O shield, four SATA cables, voltage check point connectors, SLI bridge, screw for M.2 installation, EVGA case badge, driver and utility CD, and two manuals.
For a full unboxing and overview of the EVGA X99 Micro be sure to check out our video below.