When EVGA first announced their Z170 motherboards they had the Z170 Classified at the super high-end and the Z170 FTW filling out the mainstream. Since there was quite a large gap between those two boards, EVGA recently announced the Classified K, which will sit in the middle of the two. This motherboard has many of the great features you would expect from a Z170 motherboard like 2-way SLI support, dual M.2 slots, SATA Express, USB 3.1, and isolated audio components. EVGA has also added Killer E2400 gaming networking, their own 6-layer PCB, on board power, reset, and clear CMOS buttons and much more. This should be the perfect motherboard for someone who does not need all of the features that the Z170 Classified has, but wants something a little more powerful and feature-rich than the Z170 FTW board. Let’s jump in and take a look at what the Z170 Classified K is all about!
Special thanks to EVGA for providing us with the Z170 Classified K Motherboard to review.
The EVGA Z170 Classified K comes in a nice retail box. On the front it does let us know that it is the Classified K.
Flipping over to the back we have a full layout of the board and it goes over some of the main features in detail.
Getting everything out of the box we have the motherboard itself, I/O cover, I/O shield, two SATA cables, a 2-way SLI bridge, installation guide, extra screw, and a pretty nice EVGA case badge.
One thing that I did want to mention about the board before we jump into things is that there are warnings on both the CPU and memory slots. So if you are a first time builder you will do things correctly and have the correct settings.
For a full unboxing and overview of the Z170 Classified K be sure to check out our video below.