EVGA Z490 Dark

In this review I’ll be looking at what might be considered the only game in town for Extreme Overclocking, the EVGA Z490 Dark.  Much like what DFI did with their LanParty boards the EVGA Dark is what I would call a revision and enhancement to the EVGA Z490 FTW that improves and tunes the motherboard to handle all sorts of overclocking and extreme system builds while still offering out of box performance for fans of high-end hardware.

Read more @ Hardware Asylum

More GeForce RTX 3070 Partner Card Reviews

Cleaning up from late last week and over the weekend, we have another blast on reviews on the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, this time with additional partner cards.

EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 XC3 Black @ LanOC

GALAX GeForce RTX 3070 SG @ The PC Enthusiast

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3070 GAMING OC @ Vortez

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X TRIO @ Neoseeker
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X TRIO @ KitGuru
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X TRIO @ Hexus
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X TRIO @ TweakTown

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Review Roundup

With the launch yesterday of NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 3070 Founder’s Edition, today opens the flood gates on reviews of RTX 3070 graphics cards from all of the major manufactures. Priced at $499, the RTX 3070 rockets ahead of far more expensive RTX 2xxx offerings. Here is a collection of RTX 3070 partner card reviews for today:

Zotac GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge OC @ TechPowerUp

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming OC @ TechPowerUp

ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 TUF Gaming OC @ TechPowerUp
ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 TUF Gaming OC @ PC Gamer
ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 TUF Gaming OC @ Guru3D

EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 Ultra @ TechPowerUp

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X TRIO @ IGN
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X TRIO @ Guru3D
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X TRIO @ TechPowerUp

EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming

The metal backplate is more for show than performance, as it touches nothing of genuine note on the rear of the PCB. Unlike most competitors, the PCB extends the entire length of the card – others leave a large section bare on the left-hand side for through-the-board cooling – but we see no downside to this as the upper heatsink is, as you will see, capable of dealing with the higher wattage produced by the RTX 3080.

Read more @ Hexus


EVGA may be better known for graphics cards and power supplies, but the company has also been pushing into the motherboard realm for years, though with far fewer products than competitors like MSI or Gigabyte.The EVGA Z490 FTW WiFi that we’re looking at here sits at the ‘bottom’ of the company’s Z490 product stack, with the high-end Z490 Dark ($699.99) sitting above as the only other board on Intel’s current platform. You won’t find a Micro ATX or Mini ITX board from EVGA, just the ATX FTW and E-ATX Dark.

Read more @ Tom’s Hardware

EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra

EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra is the company’s premium air-cooled graphics card based on the swanky new GeForce RTX 3080 “Ampere” GPU that everyone wants a piece of. The FTW3 Ultra in this review is a fully custom-design rendition of the RTX 3080 by EVGA, and is targeted at those who seek a well-rounded RTX 3080 card complete with all the overclocking features and RGB bling characteristic of premium-custom graphics cards.

Read more @ TechPowerUp

EVGA Z490 DARK K|NGP|N Edition

Introducing the Z490 DARK K|NGP|N Edition, now the premier motherboard in EVGA’s Z490 lineup. The Z490 DARK K|NGP|N is a limited-edition motherboard that features validated support for memory speeds at 5000MHz+ (OC), and a collectable retail box hand-signed by K|NGP|N himself.

The EVGA Z490 DARK K|NGP|N is also packaged with an 18-phase power design, right-angled connectors, and an Intel® 2.5 GbE NIC to ensure that the only limitation of your Z490 DARK K|NGP|N is your imagination. The Z490 DARK K|NGP|N is a masterwork of design and engineering, bringing the best performance and stability available on the Z490 chipset.

Read more @ EVGA.com


In this review we will be looking at the new EVGA Z490 FTW motherboard.  Visually this board is almost a direct copy of the EVGA Z390 FTW.  There are a few minor tweaks and an effort to include a few overclocking features found on the Dark edition.

Read more @ Hardware Asylum


EVGA has always gone their own direction and the Z490 FTW isn’t any different. In a lot of ways, this board looks a lot like previous FTW boards like the Z390 and Z370 models. Mostly because of the silver metal cover over the rear I/o and the otherwise plain styling on the rest of the board. EVGA has always been about simple and black and they always avoid lighting which makes the inclusion of RGB lighting an interesting addition.

Read more @ LanOC

EVGA Z390 Dark

The rotated CPU socket and DIMM slots do seem to help with airflow levels and the 17-phase VRM design does wonders when it comes to overclocking (can easily go well over 5GHZ on the i9-9900K if you have a very good cooler). RAM compatibility is also very good since the Z390 Dark supports modules with speeds surpassing 4600MHZ (we may get a chance to test some 4800MHZ modules on it to verify this).

Read more @ NikKTech