EVGA Z690 CLASSIFIED – [M]adShrimps

It comes with a solid 10-layer PCB, a 19-phase VRM in order to handle overclocks, plenty expansion slots for both VGA/sound cards/other but also for M.2 storage, no less thank two 2.5Gbps LAN interfaces, a very well built audio interface which incorporates the proven Realtek ALC1220, integrated WiFi 6E via Intel’s AX211 adapter, dedicated voltage measuring points, a four-digit display for detecting init faults, which also doubles as a CPU temperature display, many PWM headers for system fans but also pumps and more…

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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 Introduces the X570 FTW WIFI

The EVGA X570 FTW WIFI is a motherboard built upon the AMD X570 chipset to provide everything you need while giving you the performance you demand. Designed and engineered from scratch with a 15-phase digital VRM design, this is one sleek-looking motherboard jam-packed with the latest features and EVGA GUI BIOS. Paired with an AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series processor, this board is PCIe Gen4-ready with a data transfer rate of up to 16 GT/s to support the latest graphics cards and M.2 NVMe SSDs, scorching-fast 4600MHz+(OC) memory, HDMI/DisplayPort outputs, lots of USB and SATA 6Gb/s ports, and RGB/ARGB options. The EVGA X570 FTW WIFI gives you the freedom to choose your EVGA motherboard without sacrifice or compromise.

To learn more about the EVGA X570 FTW WIFI, visit https://www.evga.com/articles/01510/EVGA-X570-FTW-WIFI

EVGA Introduces the Z690 DARK K|NGP|N and Z690 CLASSIFIED

EVGA DARK motherboards blaze the trail for other boards to follow, and the Z690 DARK K|NGP|N is no exception. The ability to destroy world records is insignificant next to the power of a 21-phase VRM and a 10-layer PCB – capable of driving the most powerful 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. With DDR5, PCIe Gen5, and PCIe Gen4 M.2 NVMe support, a new DARK age of overclocking will rise as quickly as new hardware becomes available. Multiple USB options, 8x SATA 6Gb/s ports, 2x 2.5Gbps NICs + Wi-Fi 6E / BT 5.2, 7.1 HD audio, 3x M.2 Key-M slots, and 2x pump headers exclusively built for CPU AIO cooling help round out everything else you need in a premium motherboard. The Z690 DARK K|NGP|N is today’s choice for the future of overclocking and gaming.

The EVGA Z690 CLASSIFIED is revealed as the latest addition to EVGA’s most-respected line of motherboards. Although few details are known, this motherboard is rumored to fully support the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Series Processors and take full advantage of PCIe Gen5 and PCIe Gen4 M.2 NVMe SSDs. Other reports indicate that the EVGA Z690 CLASSIFIED provides unbeatable power, performance and stability via a 19-phase VRM and 10-layer PCB. EVGA neither confirms nor denies support for 128GB of DDR5 memory, 2x 2.5Gbps NIC + Wi-Fi 6E / BT 5.2, 7.1 HD audio, or multiple USB options. All evidence points to the conclusion that this board is designed for the ultimate gaming experience; everything else is Z690 CLASSIFIED.

EVGA Z690 motherboards are powered by EVGA ELITE X1™, the next generation of motherboard tuning utilities. Featuring a simple to use interface, EVGA motherboards have never been easier to overclock or monitor. Review your motherboard, processor, memory and system status at any time and adjust your clock speeds and voltages for maximum performance.

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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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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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