Friday, February 18th 2022

EVGA Announces the Z690 DARK KINGPIN Motherboard

Introducing the EVGA Z690 DARK K|NGP|N - The Motherboard Designed by and Used by Professional Overclockers. 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 support for 64 GB of DDR5 memory at up to 6600 MHz+(OC), PCIe Gen5, and PCIe Gen4 M.2 NVMe SSDs, a new DARK age of overclocking will rise as quickly as new hardware becomes available. The Z690 DARK K|NGP|N is today's choice for the future of overclocking and gaming.
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32 Comments on EVGA Announces the Z690 DARK KINGPIN Motherboard

#2
Chomiq
Unless you're into extreme OC this makes no sense.
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#3
Upgrayedd
ChomiqUnless you're into extreme OC this makes no sense.
I'd buy a motherboard with that orientation and ram config but never for such an insane price.
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#4
Tsukiyomi91
a high price but definitely NOT for normal users.
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#5
Tigger
I'm the only one
What is the weird USB socket at the top for i wonder.
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#6
Chomiq
TiggerWhat is the weird USB socket at the top for i wonder.
Flashback?
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#7
Tigger
I'm the only one
ChomiqFlashback?
Appears to say _____gate above it

____date then i guess
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#8
looniam
TiggerWhat is the weird USB socket at the top for i wonder.
bios updating
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#9
Chomiq
TiggerAppears to say _____gate above it
@looniam beat me to it.
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#10
Tigger
I'm the only one
They made a mistake on the pic though. No. 3 is PCIe Gen 5 x16 and not 3x M2 slots. Also why have ARGB headers on this?
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#11
Kirederf
US only? So far no mention of Z690 boards on their EU website..
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#12
Chomiq
KirederfUS only? So far no mention of Z690 boards on their EU website..
EVGA doesn't care about EU.
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#13
sanorene
KirederfUS only? So far no mention of Z690 boards on their EU website..
Europe Version Go Away ;)
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#14
firewrath9
Curious, how many world records does the Dark KP hold? Compared to the Aqua OC, Tachyon, and Apex?
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#15
bonehead123
Yuk, way too much gold, yellow & silver for me to consider this a "DARK" mobo.......

and that price... o.U.c.H :(
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#16
Mysteoa
bonehead123Yuk, way too much gold, yellow & silver for me to consider this a "DARK" mobo.......

and that price... o.U.c.H :(
It seems to be inline with their past Dark Kingpin MB, so I don't see a problem.
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#17
Upgrayedd
MysteoaIt seems to be inline with their past Dark Kingpin MB, so I don't see a problem.
Prices of eVga mobos have increased substantially.
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#18
Tigger
I'm the only one
UpgrayeddPrices of eVga mobos have increased substantially.
Evga think they are special so charge more though
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#19
firewrath9
ChomiqUnless you're into extreme OC this makes no sense.
Even for extreme OC it makes no sense. EVGA's bios team is pitifully small and unfortunately are not competitive. EVGA motherboards have not been top tier since Shamino left back in 2010.
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#20
Cutechri
What the heck are those big fat capacitors in the bottom left?

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#21
Berfs1
"The Z690 DARK K|NGP|N is today's choice for the future of overclocking and gaming."

If you are a dumbass, then yes, an 830$ motherboard is today's choice for YOU. Holy fucking hell why are MAINSTREAM boards getting this expensive!???!?
CutechriWhat the heck are those big fat capacitors in the bottom left?
Likely for improved audio quality.
firewrath9Curious, how many world records does the Dark KP hold? Compared to the Aqua OC, Tachyon, and Apex?
Apex has held records, same with Gene/Impact (depends on the generation and type of OC), a lot of the records aren't set on EVGA boards.
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#22
Tigger
I'm the only one
Cause record overclockers want their tunes while they work
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#23
Speedy30006
TiggerThey made a mistake on the pic though. No. 3 is PCIe Gen 5 x16 and not 3x M2 slots. Also why have ARGB headers on this?
Saw the No. 3, 3x M.2 slot labelling error as well. How can anyone trust a company that CAN'T EVEN LABEL A PICTURE of a $800+ motherboard CORRECTLY to actually make a $800+ motherboard?
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#24
owen10578
Nooo why did they get rid of the copper....
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