Wednesday, August 25th 2021

EVGA X570 DARK Motherboard Pictured, Fully Loaded

Here's the first picture of a production EVGA X570 DARK motherboard, the company's flagship Socket AM4 motherboard targeting overclocking features on the latest "Zen 3" processors. The board prioritizes CPU and memory overclocking headroom above all else. The orientation of the Socket AM4 is rotated 240°, such that the memory slots are located on top of the socket. There's only 1 DIMM per memory channel, which is the most optimal topology for memory overclocking. The angled power inputs, along with onboard buttons, switches, POST code display, and voltage measurement points, are conveniently located in the top-right corner of the PCB, with the power inputs being angled to reduce cable clutter.

The CPU socket is wired to two PCI-Express 4.0 x16 slots (x8/x8 with both populated), and an M.2 NVMe slot with PCI-Express 4.0 x4 wiring. The X570 chipset (not specified whether it's an X570S), is cooled passively, by a large heatsink that extends into heatsink over the board's two M.2 slots. Connectivity likely includes two wired networking interfaces, a Wi-Fi 6E wireless interface, and EVGA's highest-grade onboard audio solution. The board's BIOS is optimized for record-breaking CPU and memory overclocking, using sub-zero cooling solutions. The company didn't reveal availability or pricing.
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43 Comments on EVGA X570 DARK Motherboard Pictured, Fully Loaded

#1
Tigger
I'm the only one
Nice, what are the yellow caps? audio.
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#2
TheLostSwede
Gruffalo.SoldierNice, what are the yellow caps? audio.
Yeah.
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#3
Tigger
I'm the only one
TheLostSwedeYeah.
It's a nice board, but depending on cost is it worth it with AM5 not far off.
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#4
ZoneDymo
Gruffalo.SoldierIt's a nice board, but depending on cost is it worth it with AM5 not far off.
Well its just not made for normal consumers, they can buy it sure but ultimately this is for LN2 overclockers trying to set records which is kinda kept within its own product range but yeah....oh well, I guess they just decided rather late to jump onboard.
They will probably be quicker next time.
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#5
ryun
Gruffalo.SoldierIt's a nice board, but depending on cost is it worth it with AM5 not far off.
If the last few years of launches have been anything to go by, add a buffer of at least a 3-6 months past the release date of AM5 hardware to get a realistic idea of when you can purchase it. Zen 3 has only been regularly in stock as recent as a few months ago.

AM5 is going to need a new chipset, processor, and memory (DDR5). All things that will likely be in short supply at launch.
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#6
Tomorrow
ryunIf the last few years of launches have been anything to go by, add a buffer of at least a 3-6 months past the release date of AM5 hardware to get a realistic idea of when you can purchase it. Zen 3 has only been regularly in stock as recent as a few months ago.

AM5 is going to need a new chipset, processor, and memory (DDR5). All things that will likely be in short supply at launch.
AM4 has been available at launch. Zen 3 stock situation was not good but has been just fine past few months and is now even discounted below MSRP with ample stock.
I dont expect too many problems with AM5 availability. CPU's and RAM are far easier to manufacture than GPU's. Motherboards could be a different story as they're bigger and contain more components.

The problem with boards like the DARK is that the engineering takes time and EVGA does not have as much engineers working on it as some of the bigger players. Meaning that when the board releases it will soon be replaced by new chipsets. Tho AM5 is still a year away but i also doubt one can buy the X570 Dark right away. First it will likely be released as an exclusive for EVGA Elite members. And then it will take time to make it to the retail channel with poor availablility outside USA. Likely at the end of the year or early next year when 5000XT series launches.
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#7
T1beriu
The orientation of the Socket AM4 is rotated 240° 270°
The X570 chipset (not specified whether it's an X570S)
There's no such thing as an X570S chipset.
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#8
Indurain
Umm, there is no way that the socket is rotated 240°, I am assuming it is either -90° or 270°. Was that a typo or was that really what EVGA wrote?
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#9
TheLostSwede
Gruffalo.SoldierIt's a nice board, but depending on cost is it worth it with AM5 not far off.
No, it's for extreme overclockers.
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#10
Tomorrow
TheLostSwedeNo, it's for extreme overclockers.
Likely 600-700€ in EU. Atleast looking at previous Intel based versions. Z590 Dark is still Elite exclusive.
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#11
Ferrum Master
That's some 18+ content...

W1z portably drooling on this one...

For those wondering, those Bipolar caps are used in audio circuit and only they add distortion, depending where they actually sit, so it may be a case where they do absolutely nothing... they are there only for the looks.
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#12
Tigger
I'm the only one
I guess some extreme overclockers would most likely get this as a freebie to showcase the board for Evga. There are bound to be some rich enthusiasts that will buy it just because.
If it's for extreme overclockers though, I don't really see why they've put so much into the onboard sound, seems a waste.

Even for extremists 600 euro is still a heck of a lot just for a board. It better come with a case sticker.
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#13
Ravenmaster
Those yellow caps are an eyesore. Why would you ruin the entire board's aesthetics by not extending that shroud just a smidgen more and covering them up?
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#14
Tigger
I'm the only one
RavenmasterThose yellow caps are an eyesore. Why would you ruin the entire board's aesthetics by not extending that shroud just a smidgen more and covering them up?
They wanted to show off the expensive caps on a extreme overclocking board where they might never be used :laugh:
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#15
Tomgang
I asume the reason for it only has 2 memory slots. Is to improve overclock stability. Else it dosent make sense.

Any way, all ready have a nice board and pushed my 5950X to the limit for what my cooling can handle. So sorry EVGA, you are to late to the game for me.
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#17
Tomorrow
Anyone else notice the heatsinks look like aluminium?
On Z490 and Z590 Dark they are copper. Wonder why they decided to use alu thus time? I mean it's likely cheaper and lighter than copper but considering the likely price and segment it's still odd.

Clearly im not the target audience for this board as only two M.2 slots (i have 3) and limited number of USB ports would likely annoy me. Im perfectly happy with my X570 Aorus Master. Say what you will about Gigabyte's recent blunders, but their AM4 boards are solid and the Master is one of the best out there along with MSI's Unify and ASUS's Dark Hero.
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#18
TheLostSwede
thesmokingmanAnother stupidly timed board perfect for EOL.
One last CPU to come for the socket, no?
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#19
brian111
thesmokingmanAnother stupidly timed board perfect for EOL.
Maybe the time-frame has changed but I was under the impression that AM5 wasn't due till the fourth quarter of next year.
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#20
thesmokingman
TheLostSwedeOne last CPU to come for the socket, no?
Your point is? One cpu means its not EOL??
brian111Maybe the time-frame has changed but I was under the impression that AM5 wasn't due till the fourth quarter of next year.
Nah, you're basically right. However that won't stop them from releasing product to entice ppl to buy into a impending dead socket. I would not be buying a high end board at this point, nor the vcache refresh chip. That's money I'd save for the changeover.
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#21
TheLostSwede
thesmokingmanYour point is? One cpu means its not EOL??
Considering it hasn't been released yet, yes.
I mean, using that kind of logic, then LGA-1200 was EOL long time ago, or?
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#22
ir_cow
I agree EVGA is a bit late to the party for the AM4 socket. I was expecting this to be a sTRX4 socket instead to coincide with whatever Zen3 Threarippers AMD has coming up. None the less, It will be interesting to overclock with.
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#23
zlobby
AM4 at the dawn of AM5?
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#24
Makaveli
ir_cowI agree EVGA is a bit late to the party for the AM4 socket. I was expecting this to be a sTRX4 socket instead to coincide with whatever Zen3 Threarippers AMD has coming up. None the less, It will be interesting to overclock with.
I know a few people with TR rigs and none of them overclock so I wouldn't have expected this on TRX4. The work they do on those rigs is too important and generates money.
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#25
ir_cow
I use Threadripper myself for work as well. But I like to save money. If I can OC a 24 Core to 34 Core stock levels, I'm all for it. 64 Core already has heat constraints, not much room for daily use system even under water. At least TRX4 will be supported for a while longer. AM4 is dead in 6 months.
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