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EVGA Z590 DARK Motherboard Released to Retail at $600

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There are only 2 dimm slots.. and the capacitors are not military class. too bad for a premium board.
 
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Overclocking doesn't care about sockets tbf. Daily users aren't the target audience of this thing I imagine...

Sure but who is going to care about overclocking records when the new faster cpu is out?
I mean sure its still fun to see Der Bauer go ham on an FX8350 or so but the audience that is already niche is even more niche for that, newer gets the views so I still thing its odd timing.

They should get it out asap when the hype of the new product is still going strong.
 
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With alder lake due out within a few months, anyone buying this dead end motherboard at this price is just plain stupid. Sorry the tech looks good but it is about to be obsoleted in mere months. Get the z690 version.
 
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The main difference between the Z490 and Z590 is the 18 vs 21 Phase VRM. Worth 200 more then the "Last Gen" idk.....
 
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There are only 2 simm slots.. and the capacitors are not military class. too bad for a premium board.
If you don't appreciate DPC, this board (these boards) ain't for you. For the price, it's missing PLX for 2x16 lanes multi-GPU and 2x10Gbe ports. The coppah alone can't run the BOM that high.
 
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This is awesome and all but X570S Dark where?
 
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i know how much you can install, lol.

what iam saying is more manufactories should start to do 2 slots
Well, 2 slots earns you nothing with a traditional layout...
 
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i know how much you can install, lol.

what iam saying is more manufactories should start to do 2 slots
Hi,
These are oc minded only boards pure dual channel most won't use more than 16gb sticks and that's IF it's the newer 4000++++c14 kits at crazy dimm voltages otherwise pnly 8gb sticks.
 
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Overclocking doesn't care about sockets tbf. Daily users aren't the target audience of this thing I imagine...

You'd be surprised how many people have been trained like mice to upgrade to pointless Elite boards like this (or Pcie 4 nvme ssds to load games 0.5 seconds faster), even though they don't overclock

These idiosyncrasies become reality for many trained idiots.
 
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That copper based VRM heatsink is really sexy.

Top notch quality hardware there.
 

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Well god damn EVGA that is one sexy board you have made. :clap:

EVGA and Gigabyte seem to be bringing back the real fin array heatsinks for VRM cooling back from the dead. Other companies better take note. Easily the best way to cool things on the board passively and looks damn good while doing it.
 
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There are only 2 simm slots.. and the capacitors are not military class. too bad for a premium board.

2 DIMM slots should not be considered a negative for a board basically geared for tweaking and overclocking.

2 DIMM slots, using DPC topology, is the holy grail for memory overclocking.
 
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Dude I love those types of boards, look at all the color! The variety! The functional heatsinks!

As opposed to the all dark color RGB infested aluminum block having designs fo today, that board is a breath of fresh air.

+1
Those boards were(are) great looking.
 
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Am I the only one who's not a fan of the design? It looks like it's been cobbled together from parts they had lying around, no synergy in the design. Reminds me of the old Asus Striker II Formula board

View attachment 208311

*looks around and then whispers, inconspicously*

You are the only one.
 
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$600, does it come with a 10-yr warranty ???
 
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It's nice to see real seatsinks on motherboards again, but that price...

The changes they've done to the connectors on the board are dope. I'd love for that to be adopted more widely.
 
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Still wish DFI was alive making cool looking motherboards without the ridiculous pricing, they had motherboards that looked way better than this with beefier and better looking heat pipes. Expected more from $600, and why is there still a PS/2 port?

A decade ago (P55 chipset era), there was a time when even Foxconn and ECS had amazing looking boards selling on Newegg. Miss those days. Remember when you could get cool looking boards like Foxconn P55 Katana, ECS P55H-AK Black series, and the DFI P55-T3eH9 in 2010. Now every board looks like every other board, no distinction at all.

Do a google search on "DFI P55-T3eH10", that's how you do heat piping on a motherboard. Unfortunately, it was a board from DFI that never got released and the P55 T3eH9 was one of their last consumer boards.
 
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