Intel has dominated the CPU space recently with the launch of the Core 2 series and the Core i7 series of CPUs last year. The performance of these CPUs outstrips that of the fastest AMD CPU. To go along with the launch of the Core i7 Intel introduced a new series of motherboard chipsets called X58. X58 allowed motherboard manufacturers to include up to six DIMM Sockets instead of the four found on the older X48 chipset.
EVGA has released a few motherboards based upon NVIDIA and Intel motherboard chipsets over the last few years. They recently launched their X58 board, the X58 3X SLI Classified which is the motherboard I'm reviewing today. This is the first EVGA motherboard to support both Crossfire and SLI on the same board, due to the use of the X58 chipset. It should be an interesting review as every previous motherboard from EVGA has been NVIDIA based.