Thursday, September 3rd 2020

EVGA Z490 DARK K|NGP|N Edition Now Available

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 5000 MHz+ (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.
This motherboard is feature-packed with everything gamers and overclockers demand:
  • 18-Phase Digital VRM
  • Supports up to 64 GB Memory at up to 5000 MHz+ (OC)
  • Dual 110 mm M.2 slots with Intel Optane Support for NVMe SSDs.
  • Mini-DisplayPort Output
  • Integrated WiFi 6 / BT 5.1
  • Intel 2.5 GbE NIC + Intel 1 GbE NIC
  • NVIDIA SLI Ready with Metal-Reinforced PCIe Slots
  • U.2 Port for NVMe SSDs
  • ARGB and RGB Headers to configure up to 125 LEDs via EVGA ELEET X1
  • 7.1 Channel High-Definition Audio
  • USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Header
  • Onboard Clear CMOS, Power, and Reset Buttons
  • Triple Switchable BIOS
  • Dual Post Code boxes to display temperatures and voltages
  • BIOS flashing support without a CPU
  • Full Diagnostic LED Suite + Dual ProbeIt Connectors
  • EVGA's latest GUI BIOS with OC Robot and In-BIOS Stress Testing
  • + Many more features that make the OC life much easier
The EVGA Z490 DARK K|NGP|N is fully supported by EVGA ELEET X1, the next generation of motherboard tuning utilities. Featuring a brand new UI, completely new codebase, and simple to use interface, EVGA motherboards have never been easier to overclock or monitor.

For more information, visit the product page.
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26 Comments on EVGA Z490 DARK K|NGP|N Edition Now Available

#1
Bruno_O
am I blind here or there's only 2 mem slots?
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#2
Sp33d Junki3
Bruno_O
am I blind here or there's only 2 mem slots?
2 is really only needed. 2x16gb is more than plenty for anything majority will do.
With the layout, space for 4 dimms is not possible, as all the power ports are on the right side.
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#3
Upgrayedd
Bruno_O
am I blind here or there's only 2 mem slots?
that's how it gets validated at 5000MHz. Shorter traces and different socket orientation. Would like to see this outside of the stupid expensive category.
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#4
EarthDog
Bruno_O
am I blind here or there's only 2 mem slots?
No, you're seeing properly with your eyes... just not aware who this is marketed towards. ;)

This is a track car, man...meant for racing. That said, it will support 64GB which is fine for 95% of users. Short traces is how they get those memory speeds.
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#5
MrAMD
Bruno_O
am I blind here or there's only 2 mem slots?
Yeah it's only meant for extreme overclocking / LN2 competitions. Not really a board you buy for a regular rig.
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#6
bonehead123
hummm.... all that cool-looking design work, wasted on a 2-gen socket :(

I suppose it could be marketed as a "limited edition board for limited edition cpu's" or some silly shit like that ...:laugh:..:eek:..:laugh:
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#7
Ashtr1x
The best Z490 available, probably only rivaled by ASUS Apex. I would have bought this but the damned Chipset is still DMI 3.0 and same for Z590 leak, though for latter Intel is increasing the chipset I/O to achieve parity with X570.
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#8
Caring1
Nice, only thing I dislike is the right angled connectors along the bottom edge, but if used on a test bench it wouldn't matter.
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#9
Object55
They already did this with z390, launched so late that it was irrelevant. Who interested in building a intel platform now ?
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#10
Tomorrow
Caring1
Nice, only thing I dislike is the right angled connectors along the bottom edge, but if used on a test bench it wouldn't matter.
That's exactly what i like about this board. Especially that the EPS12 connectors are side-by-side with the main ATX24 pin.
Object55
They already did this with z390, launched so late that it was irrelevant. Who interested in building a intel platform now ?
Engineering takes time. That's always true for Dark and Kingpin models. But i agree that most people are not buying Intel right now. Still this board has a niche and people who do extreme OC will most likely buy it regardless of Intels popularity. Just too bad that EVGA's CEO hates AMD and stubbornly refuses to have anything to do with them.
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#11
Houd.ini
Tomorrow
Just too bad that EVGA's CEO hates AMD and stubbornly refuses to have anything to do with them.
What, is she 12 years old?
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#12
rusTORK
I can’t find info about PCIe version. Is it 4.0 or still 3.0? I may support EVGA board, but not intel marketing.
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#13
Tomorrow
rusTORK
I can’t find info about PCIe version. Is it 4.0 or still 3.0? I may support EVGA board, but not intel marketing.
If it's not mentioned it's likely 3.0 but considering the quality of this board one would assume it could support 4.0
Depends if EVGA did place the nessesary redrivers on board or not.
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#14
ThrashZone
Hi,
EVGA is always late to the party
Have to check but asus apex has better m.2 design using the dimm_2 slot card it uses pch instead of limited pci-e/ cpu lanes
Of course apex also is 400.us and not 550.us
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#15
EarthDog
ThrashZone
Hi,
EVGA is always late to the party
Have to check but asus apex has better m.2 design using the dimm_2 slot card it uses pch instead of limited pci-e/ cpu lanes
Of course apex also is 400.us and not 550.us
Apex......
*1When DIMM.2_1 is operating in SATA Mode, SATA6G_2 will be disabled.
*2 When DIMM.2_2 is populated, SATA6G_5&6 will be disabled.
*3 M.2_1 shares bandwidth with PCIe x4 slot, when M.2_1 is populated a x2 device, PCIe x4 slot will running at x1 mode, when M.2_1 is populated a x4 device, PCIe x4 slot will be disabled
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#16
ThrashZone
EarthDog
Apex......
Hi,
Yep third one only uses pci-e
Who cares about loosing some sata now days plenty left over even running two m.2's on dimm_2 card :-)
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#17
EarthDog
ThrashZone
Hi,
Yep third one only uses pci-e
Who cares about loosing some sata now days plenty left over even running two m.2's on dimm_2 card :)
That's how most work is part of my point. ;)

I think the only Z490 M.2 that are CPU based are boards set to support PCIe 4.0. Since the PCH is 3.0, it needs the CPU PCIe 4.0 capabilities.
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#18
ThrashZone
EarthDog
That's how most work is part of my point. ;)

I think the only Z490 M.2 that are CPU based are boards set to support PCIe 4.0. Since the PCH is 3.0, it needs the CPU PCIe 4.0 capabilities.
Hi,
That I've read only asus z490 board that might be pci-e 4 compatible is xii extreme and that is a big maybe.
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#19
EarthDog
Right... I didn't mention a mobo partner, just generically. It will vary wildly.
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#22
ThrashZone
Hi,
Yep 599.us I don't see it when apex is 400.us but to each their own :-)
Guess we'll see the evga z490... dump sell off like they just did on x299 dark for 150.us a week ago lol :peace:
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#23
rusTORK
ThrashZone
Guess we'll see the evga z490... dump sell off like they just did on x299 dark for 150.us a week ago lol
That will be actually good. I got X299 Dark for $186. =)
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#24
ThrashZone
rusTORK
That will be actually good. I got X299 Dark for $186. =)
Hi,
Yeah evga did a couple dump sellathons on their eBay store front too in the past but i believe it was around 250.us range.
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#25
rusTORK
ThrashZone
it was around 250.us range.
I got it from Amazon (sold by them too).

SR-3 now at EVGA site drop $1000.
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