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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EVGA X570 DARK Pictured @ Wccftech

The X570 DARK from EVGA features the AM4  socket with support AMD Ryzen Desktop CPUs up to Zen 3. The CPU socket is powered by two 8-pin connectors which are located next to the 24-pin power connectors, all of which are right-angled for easier cable management. Jacob Freeman of EVGA has confirmed that the chip is an ‘X570S’ variation since it doesn’t feature an active-cooling solution.

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EVGA Z590 DARK – NikKTech

The DARK line of motherboards by EVGA has always been targeted towards overclockers and enthusiasts and so they are among the most expensive models in the market something which obviously applies for the Z590 model as well since it currently retails for USD549.99 inside the USA (Amazon.com) and for 579.84Euros inside the EU (Amazon.de). Of course, if you want the best there is then this is it, but if you are simply put not interested in overclocking at all then an EVGA model might not be the right one for you. For people however who are into overclocking (or people who just want the best) the Z590 DARK by EVGA sits at the top currently and for that it gets the Platinum Award.

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EVGA Z590 DARK – Tom’s Hardware

The performance of the Z590 Dark through all our tests was about average, which isn’t a bad thing. It excelled on some tests, like in the PCMark 10 Suite and gaming, while 7Zip and LAME results were a bit slower than average. If you set the RAM to 1:1 (it defaults to 1:2 at DDR4 3600), some of the results were a bit faster. In all, the Dark is a good-performing board. Once tweaked (offset removed), it’s as fast as any other board out there. Our Intel Core i9-11900K CPU reached 5.1 GHz (thermally limited) with ease, and it ran our DDR4 4000 sticks without flinching. Like the other overclocking boards, the EVGA Z590 Dark begs to push your hardware to the limit.

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EVGA Z590 DARK – TweakTown

With EVGA’s shortened Z590 lineup, the Dark represents their top-end platform. That is unless they decide to unveil a higher SKU such as a “Kingpin” edition in the near future, but I find that unlikely with 12th Gen Intel platforms right around the corner. Back to the Dark, the latest platform from EVGA ushers in some mighty specs for enthusiasts wanting to push their 11900K or any 11th Gen desktop CPU to the max; this includes a 21-phase power design alongside a much better set of connectivity options that include dual 2.5Gbe, USB 3.2 Gen2x2 and NVMe U.2.

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EVGA Z590 FTW WIFI – TweakTown

The EVGA Z590 FTW supports both 10th and 11th Gen CPUs and is based on the Intel Z590 chipset. This is a four-DIMM motherboard that supports DDR4-2133 through 5100MHz with an overclock alongside XMP, max capacity 128GB.

Expansion is handled with two PCIe x16 slots and one PCIe x4, while three M.2 slots handle storage in concert with six SATA 6GB/s ports. USB 3.2 is available both on the rear I/O with six ports and internal headers adding four additional.

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EVGA Z590 DARK – Hardware Asylum

While the general market conditions allowed mobo makers take it easy with this generation there were a few notable exceptions.  In this review we will be looking at the EVGA Z590 Dark.  This motherboard is the latest in the long line of Dark series motherboards designed for the hardware enthusiast, Gamer and competitive overclocker.  Of course, you can say that about a number of motherboards on the market and yet the Dark Series is different by allowing enthusiastic a chance to own one of the few mass-produced unicorns in the PC world.

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EVGA Teases AMD Motherboard

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 Z590 FTW WIFI – Tom’s Hardware

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.

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