After seemingly eternal, EVGA finally released a The product page of its flagship Z590 Dark motherboard, It has been at a standstill since it was first announced in January.Hope this means that sooner or later we will see EVGA’s new flagship on sale, we can think about it List of our best motherboards.
This product page is the first sign of a motherboard in seven months.
Once the Z590 Dark goes on sale, it will become one of the scariest motherboards you can buy for overclocking the Intel Rocket Lake platform. It uses a powerful 21-phase power supply design, large copper heat pipes and dual DIMM slots to achieve maximum overclocking efficiency.
The cooling system implemented by EVGA for the VRM and power supply system is one of the most powerful systems we have seen on the motherboard. Copper heat pipes and copper fins cover almost the entire back and middle of the motherboard. To support this, the board is equipped with dual PWM fans near the rear I/O to push air directly through these copper fin stacks for greater cooling potential.
The motherboard is also equipped with hard touch buttons for power and rest functions, as well as dual multi-function POST indicators for detailed troubleshooting when your PC fails to boot, which will come in handy when overclocking.
EVGA does not skimp on motherboard storage solutions, up to three M.2 slots, one of which is Gen 4.0 compatible. All three slots are located under a large radiator to provide additional cooling.
The layout of the Z590 Dark is also quite different from your typical ATX/E-ATX motherboard, and the positions and orientations of several components are different from what you expected. The 24-pin connection has been reoriented as a right-angle connector, and the 8-pin EPS power connector is relocated next to the 24-pin power input and has the same right-angle connector. In addition, this area of the circuit board has been recessed to make Dark more compatible with the ATX case and its grommet hole, thereby better managing cables.
The CPU and memory areas have also changed. The CPU is rotated 90 degrees and the memory is located on the top of the board instead of on the right. If your situation allows, this should allow for better memory cooling from the top exhaust or intake fans.
EVGA did not explain why it took so long for the official specifications of the Z590 to be released, and why it took so long to be available. But we can assume that the pandemic and current technology shortages are to blame for the delays.
Unfortunately, we still don’t have a launch date for the Z590 Dark, but with the release of the official product page, we should soon see launch dates for major retailers such as Newegg and Amazon.