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EVGA Joins Team Red, Teases First Ever AMD Motherboard

EVGA AMD Motherboard
EVGA AMD Motherboard (Image credit: EVGA)

A new nine-second teaser from EVGA suggests that an X570 motherboard is in the works. The news comes as a shock to the hardware world as EVGA has never produced a motherboard with an AMD chipset before.

It's common knowledge that EVGA has strong ties with Nvidia and Intel, which explains why you never see AMD motherboards or Radeon graphics cards come out of EVGA's factory. Some might argue that EVGA has made motherboards for AMD processors in the past, such as the EVGA nForce 730a. Technically, they weren't AMD motherboards per say since they utilized Nvidia's chipsets.

According to the short video, the upcoming AMD motherboard hails from EVGA's premium Dark series. Barring any surprises, the motherboard will likely arrive as the EVGA X570 Dark. EVGA has always been conservative when making motherboards, usually only putting out one or two models for every new chipset. While an X570 FTW is possible, it's unlikely that it'll happen.

EVGA aficionados will be happy that the company is finally putting out an AMD motherboard since they've been asking for one for a long time. Ryzen 5000 is among the best CPUs that are on the market right now, so there's no better way for EVGA to dip its feet in the AMD waters.

The AM4 socket launched back in 2016 so EVGA is a little late to the party. Three generations of Zen processors have passed through the AM4 socket, and it's nearing the end of its lifecycle. The Ryzen 5000 (Vermeer) series are probably the last processors that will reside on the AM4 socket. AMD did announce a new breed of Zen 3 chips with 3D V-Cache at Computex 2021, but the chipmaker didn't confirm if they were for AM4.

Now that we may finally see a full-fledged AMD motherboard from EVGA. We do wonder what's next in the company's agenda. Surely, EVGA won't go so far as to make an AMD Radeon graphics card?

  • logainofhades
    Hopefully they will start selling AMD graphics cards, as well.
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  • hotaru251
    the birth of the sexiest amd motherboard is about to come to light.

    I have always loved the dark series. I wont ever buy one (as i cant justify the huge pricetag on em) but damn they look fine.
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  • -Fran-
    logainofhades said:
    Hopefully they will start selling AMD graphics cards, as well.
    I wish with all my heart that is the case.

    Regards.
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  • thanny
    logainofhades said:
    Hopefully they will start selling AMD graphics cards, as well.
    nVidia might stop selling them chips if they do. That's what happened to XFX.
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  • logainofhades
    thanny said:
    nVidia might stop selling them chips if they do. That's what happened to XFX.

    With how Nvidia angers their AIB's, they might not care. Also, I don't see Nvidia abandoning what is probably their biggest AIB partner, sales wise.
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  • hotaru.hino
    logainofhades said:
    With how Nvidia angers their AIB's, they might not care. Also, I don't see Nvidia abandoning what is probably their biggest AIB partner, sales wise.
    XFX was one of the most reputable AIBs when they started making AMD cards and NVIDIA was willing to dump them.

    Besides that, NVIDIA still has a handful of other AIBs that are exclusive to them.
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  • logainofhades
    hotaru.hino said:
    XFX was one of the most reputable AIBs when they started making AMD cards and NVIDIA was willing to dump them.

    Besides that, NVIDIA still has a handful of other AIBs that are exclusive to them.

    Zotac is about the only one that comes to mind, for the US market, that is solely Nvidia. Asus, MSI, and Gigabyte sell both. Evga I am quite sure outsells all of them.
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  • -Fran-
    logainofhades said:
    Zotac is about the only one that comes to mind, for the US market, that is solely Nvidia. Asus, MSI, and Gigabyte sell both. Evga I am quite sure outsells all of them.
    Galax (outside USA) and Palit perhaps?

    Regards.
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  • logainofhades
    Yea Galax and Palit have 0 US presence, and the US is one of the largest markets, if not the largest, gaming PC wise. Also the bad PR, if Nvidia tried to stop EVGA from making AMD graphics cards, would be terrible.
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  • NeoMorpheus
    Oh boy, Darth Jensen wont be happy about this one.
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