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EVGA Teases X570 Dark Motherboard For AMD Ryzen CPUs

EVGA X570 Dark (Image credit: Vince Lucido/Facebook)

EVGA previously hinted that it would produce the brand's first motherboard with an AMD chipset. Today, Vince "K|NGP|N" Lucido has shared a photograph of the X570 Dark motherboard on his personal Facebook account.

By the looks of the motherboard, the X570 Dark should conform to the standard ATX form factor. Since we only get to see the backside of the motherboard, much of its specifications remain a mystery. The soldering points reveal that the X570 Dark should arrive with a very potent power delivery subsystem. The exact amount of power phases is unknown, but it would appear to feature at least a 16-phase design. The 24-pin power connector and twin 8-pin EPS connectors are situated on the motherboard's right side.

Judging by the layout, the X570 Dark may only arrive with only two DDR4 memory slots. It's very likely that the memory slots are located above the AM4 socket. There are also two PCIe x16 expansion slots with a considerable amount of space between them. The design will allow the motherboard to house huge graphics cards, which can sometimes span up to three PCI slots. A conventional PCIe x4 expansion slot is also present.

The X570 Dark's M.2 slots are probably located between the two PCIe x16 expansion slots. So there should be enough space for at least two M.2 slots, although we don't know for now if there is a third M.2 slot in another location on the motherboard. We also spotted what seems to be eight SATA III connectors.

Given today's teaser, it shouldn't be long before EVGA launches the X570 Dark motherboard. Of course, no one knows the pricing yet, but EVGA's Dark series has always offered premium features, so the motherboard will conceivably carry a premium price tag.

  • Jake Hall
    Little late, EVGA. But maybe next time
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  • Makaveli
    With only 2 memory slots very much doubt that.
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  • hotaru251
    Jake Hall said:
    Little late, EVGA. But maybe next time
    except 5000 series are great cpu's and will be used for many yrs...and if interest is there they will likely commit to 6000 series earlier.
    Makaveli said:
    With only 2 memory slots very much doubt that.
    Dark series are designed for OCing.
    most ppl who oc for records use only 1 or 2 sticks as its easier to reach better scores that way.

    and in future ddr5 will make 2 slots more normal (as iirc lowest size stick is for ddr5 ill be 16gb)
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  • Makaveli
    hotaru251 said:
    except 5000 series are great cpu's and will be used for many yrs...and if interest is there they will likely commit to 6000 series earlier.

    Dark series are designed for OCing.
    most ppl who oc for records use only 1 or 2 sticks as its easier to reach better scores that way.

    and in future ddr5 will make 2 slots more normal (as iirc lowest size stick is for ddr5 ill be 16gb)

    So this board will only be for Hardcore overclockers and LN2 users?

    I was under the impression it was just going to a standard highend AM4 board.
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  • Jake Hall
    hotaru251 said:
    except 5000 series are great cpu's and will be used for many yrs...and if interest is there they will likely commit to 6000 series earlier.

    Dark series are designed for OCing.
    most ppl who oc for records use only 1 or 2 sticks as its easier to reach better scores that way.

    and in future ddr5 will make 2 slots more normal (as iirc lowest size stick is for ddr5 ill be 16gb)

    I switched to 4 sticks, because the GN video :/
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  • hotaru251
    Makaveli said:
    So this board will only be for Hardcore overclockers and LN2 users?
    thats what the DARK series were always targeted at.

    https://www.evga.com/articles/01296/evga-z390-dark-motherboard/

    not the AMD one, but point is the DARK lineup was always targeted at OC and XOC users which the page says in a few ways.


    the FTW is the mainstream series.

    iirc last gens DARK board cost aroudn $450+.
    price alone should make most users avoid it.
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  • Alvar "Miles" Udell
    So the EVGA board will sell to the 0.1%, big deal.

    Check this out though. Gigabyte has released a new series of motherboards, the Aero, aimed at content creation. The Gigabyte X570S Aero G has been listed at Newegg for a massive $350, which is only $10 less than the Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master. You do get 4 PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots and up to 128GB RAM support.

    Think it's worthy of its own article.

    https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/X570S-AERO-G-rev-10#kfhttps://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-x570s-aero-g/p/N82E16813145324
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  • Why_Me
    Another $400+ board that nobody with any sense will purchase.
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  • Questors
    Why_Me said:
    Another $400+ board that nobody with any sense will purchase.

    As most people do, I mostly tend toward the "sweet spot." Although within the group of several PCs I build around a given time, there is usually one ridiculous high end rig.

    Why? Because I want to build it. The argument is no different than the person who buys the Mustang GT Premium and then bolts thousands of dollars of performance increasing gear on it right away. This versus the person who buys the Honda Accord and shakes his head at the other. It's about making what one wants out it. We are all different, despite what some would have everyone believe.

    Difference is what stimulates new ideas and perspectives. I will probably buy the X570 Dark or Z590 Dark and build a custom water cooled system with it. Then I will crash it a hundred times dialing in the best possible numbers I can get.

    Then again, I don't drink, smoke, spend money shopping all the time, eat out often, over spend at the grocery store, own expensive vehicles, don't have the insane hundreds of dollars of cable or satellite packages, don't buy the most expensive mobile phone, don't upgrade phones every 30 seconds, don't have expensive data packages. etc., and so forth. So I spend a bit more on something like one of these boards ever few years. In the end, I still spend less over all than the average Westerner, on frivolous stuff. What we choose to use our "sense" to spend money on differs from person to person.
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