EVGA X570 DARK – Overclocking

Before going into detail about the X570 DARK, let’s take a look back at the “DARK” series. It was in 2013 that EVGA offered the first model, the X79 DARK, which put EVGA back on the right track after disappointing models and above all that lacked follow-up in terms of BIOS. This series will be spearheaded and designed largely by Vince, aka KingPiN, and TiN. Since 2013, EVGA regularly offers unique models that are part of this series. The latest is the EVGA Z690 DARK.

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EVGA X570 DARK – NikKTech

When I checked the early pictures and specifications for the X570 DARK many months ago I have to admit that it felt just as good as the Z590 DARK model. Unfortunately, however unlike Intel motherboards AMD has chosen to “link” RAM performance directly with their CPUs and so anything over 4GHz needs way too much tweaking to use (both in terms of voltage and timings). Curiosity got the better of me and so i did try with the Faye 16GB 5GHz kit by Neo Forza but even 4400-4600MHz was very hard to achieve (again, much higher voltage needed with higher CAS latency – was unable to go any higher – didn’t push the motherboard a lot however).

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EVGA X570 DARK – TweakTown

So, it appears vendors have just figured out how to cool this chipset passively, or perhaps the active cooling was never needed. That said, the EVGA X570 Dark is technically an -S platform passively cooled with a large aluminum plate that also reaches the M.2 slots.

Hardware-wise, the X570 Dark is compatible with all Ryzen CPUs back to the 3000 series. It supports 64GB of DDR4 memory over two DIMM channels with support up to 4800MHz. Storage includes two M.2 slots and six SATA ports while networking is handled by dual 2.5Gbe controllers and the Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6.

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EVGA X570 DARK – AnandTech

Today’s review focuses on the EVGA X570 Dark that is more than the usual desktop AM4 motherboard. It’s EVGA’s first entry into the market for AMD’s Ryzen processors, focusing on performance and overclocking more than most other X570/X570S boards currently available. Some of the EVGA X570 Dark’s most notable features include two memory slots with support for DDR4-4800, dual PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2, eight SATA, dual 2.5 GbE, and support for Wi-Fi 6. Is EVGA, which had previously been an Intel and NVIDIA only deal until now enough to tempt you to the ‘DARK’ side?

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