EVGA released a short teaser video for what appears to be their first AMD based motherboard offering. Traditionally, EVGA has only offered up motherboard based off of Intel chipsets, but the times are changing…
EVGA’s motherboard lineup for Z590 consists of two boards, the Z590 FTW WIFI and the flagship Z590 Dark. I do miss the ITX-based Stinger motherboard from a few generations back. It would be a good SKU to have, considering most partners offer at least one ITX option. We can’t say there is something here for everyone (no mATX either). However, EVGA brings quality motherboards to the table in what they do have.
Read more @ Tom’s Hardware
As with almost every launch in recent memory, yesterday NVIDIA’s RTX 3060 was released and…immediately gone. What else is new? In any case, if you’re in the market for a GPU upgrade at the “budget” end of the spectrum for the latest generation of NVIDIA cards, here is a fairly large list of reviews that have been released:
Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 iCHILL X3 RED @ TweakTown
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC Gaming @ ThinkComputers
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC Black Gaming @ HotHardware
ASUS GeForce RTX 3060 STRIX Gaming OC @ Guru3D
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC Gaming @ Guru3D
MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming X TRIO @ Guru3D
PALIT GeForce RTX 3060 DUAL OC @ Guru3D
ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3060 AMP WHITE @ Guru3D
MSI GeForce RTX 3060 GAMING X TRIO @ TweakTown
MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming X Trio @ ThinkComputers
PALIT GeForce RTX 3060 Dual OC @ TechPowerUp
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC @ TechPowerUp
ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3060 AMP White Edition @ TechPowerUp
MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming X Trio @ TechPowerUp
GIGABYTE RTX 3060 GAMING OC @ Vortez
GIGABYTE RTX 3060 GAMING OC @ KitGuru
Graphics: MSI Radeon RX 6900 XT GAMING X TRIO @ Guru3D, SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon RX 6900 XT Limited Edition @ TweakTown, MSI Radeon RX 6900 XT GAMING X TRIO @ TweakTown, MSI RX 6900 XT Gaming X Trio @ TechPowerUp, Gigabyte Radeon RX 6900 XT Gaming OC @ TechPowerUp, SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 6800 @ TweakTown, SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 6800 Nitro Plus @ NikKTech, SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 6800 XT @ TweakTown, EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti XC GAMING @ The FPS Review
PSU: Fractal Design ION SFX 650G @ NikKTech
Cases: CHIEFTEC Scorpion 3 @ NikKTech
Graphics: ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3070 OC Edition @ TweakTown
Monitors: Viotek SUW49DA 49-inch Super Ultrawide @ ThinkComputers
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel RGB 3600 MHz 2x16GB @ Guru3D
Honestly the Z390 Dark was a great motherboard to begin with so i kind of understand why EVGA wouldn’t change many things about the Z490 Dark, especially its design and heatsink cooling system. Still even having a single PCIe 4.0 slot would be nice, not so much because it would propel GPU performance to new heights (it wouldn’t) but rather for marketing purposes. Again, I understand that by using two RAM slots EVGA can ensure higher stability levels but again some people may see this as something negative since they can’t expand the amount of memory later on.
Read more @ NikKTech
Graphics: EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 Ultra @ Guru3D
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 2x16GB DDR4-2666 SODIMM @ [M]adShrimps
Storage: ADATA SE800 1TB USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSD @ NikKTech, Samsung 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD @ ThinkComputers
Cases: Corsair 5000D @ Guru3D
Audio: EPOS Sennheiser GSX 300 Gaming Series @ NikKTech
Cooling: NZXT Kraken X63 RGB LCS @ Guru3D
EVGA Z590 motherboards paired with 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors bring unprecedented speed and bandwidth to the latest graphics cards and M.2 NVMe SSDs, along with improved performance across the board. Built with the Intel® Z590 Chipset, these motherboards are PCIe Gen4 ready with a data transfer rate up to 16 GT/s, doubling the previous generation. As befitting this milestone, EVGA designed and engineered these new motherboards from scratch, resulting in a pair of sleek-looking motherboards jam-packed with the latest features. Introducing the EVGA Z590 DARK and Z590 FTW WIFI motherboards – the first of a new generation of EVGA motherboard excellence.
THE EVGA Z590 DARK
The EVGA Z590 DARK once again strikes fear into the hearts of other Z590 motherboards by combining every ounce of power available to the Intel® Z590 chipset and fine-tuning it to perfection. This armed and fully-operational motherboard is born from a 10-layer PCB and powered by a 22-Phase VRM. With support for PCIe Gen4 graphics cards and M.2 NVMe SSDs, overclockers have nothing to fear when shooting for the highest scores in any benchmark. For everyone else demanding the ultimate in performance, the Z590 DARK is loaded with over a dozen USB options, eight SATA ports, two 2.5Gbps NICs + WiFi 6/BT 5.1, 7.1 Channel HD Audio, three M.2 Key-M slots, and two fan headers dedicated to AIO CPU Coolers. We’ve even included a nightlight with the DARK’s first-ever ARGB cover for those times when you might need to see what you’re doing. As a wise overclocker once said, “Once you start down the DARK path, forever will it dominate your destiny.” and with the EVGA Z590 DARK, that destiny is sure to be filled with shattered records and countless victories on the battlefield.
THE EVGA Z590 FTW WIFI
The EVGA Z590 FTW WIFI is what you’ve been waiting for to bring out the best of the 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 processors, which now feature support for PCIe Gen4 graphics cards and NVMe SSDs. This motherboard redefines what it means to be For The Win with a completely updated aesthetic, a rededication to maximizing the features on an ATX form factor, and an unrelenting desire to give enthusiasts all the power, performance, and stability they can handle with a 17-Phase VRM and 8-layer PCB. In addition to blazing-fast 4800MHz+ memory support, WiFi 6/BT 5.1, DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0, and an excessive number of USB options, the EVGA Z590 WIFI also features multiple ARGB headers to customize your system lighting, a gigabit NIC, and 7.1 Channel HD Audio. The EVGA Z590 FTW WIFI is truly the next generation of FTW motherboards.
Read more @ EVGA
The EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 XC3 Black is one of 5 versions of the RTX 3070 GPUs from EVGA. The XC3 Black comes in two flavors standard and ultra and our sample is the standard. I’ve long held the opinion that the xx70 cards from Nvidia and its partners are the GPUs for “everyone”. Past versions of the xx70 cars …
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The FTW branded cards are what we are interested in today since the card we have is the FTW3 ULTRA GAMING version. This one has the model number 10G-P5-3897-KR. This is the one we have for review today. There is another one, one without the “Ultra” in the name, known as just the FTW3 GAMING with model 10G-P5-3895-KR.
Reads more @ The FPS Review