If it’s not a cruel joke for enthusiasts, a small 9-second video clip posted by EVGA on YouTube virtually confirms that the company is preparing to announce a motherboard for AMD’s Ryzen processors. There’s really nothing else that can be, and it’s time for EVGA to embrace AMD’s Zen moment.
AMD unveiled its AM4 socket in September 2016 and soon after came the Ryzen 1000 series. Now, almost five years later, AMD has advanced with the Zen 3, the latest generation of architecture that changed the landscape and which supports some of the best gaming CPUs.
Interestingly, EVGA has avoided making a motherboard for Ryzen processors all this time, even though it is about to change.
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The teaser video is titled "A new Darkness is coming …" and through a smoke, a Ryzen logo appears surrounding the "Dark" brand of EVGA. Although no product name is mentioned, I would bet that EVGA is preparing to announce an X570 Dark motherboard.
It wouldn't make much sense to go with anything other than AMD's best chipset for Ryzen (X570). EVGA is completed with its Dark range. The Z590 Dark for Intel processors, for example, features a 10-layer printed circuit board (PCB) and a 22-phase voltage regulator module (VRM), and is designed for overclockers and for everyone who demands maximum performance ".
"As one wise overclocker once said," Once you start on the dark path, it will forever dominate your destiny "and, with the EVGA Z590 Dark, that destiny is sure to be filled with shattered records and countless victories on the battlefield. " Diu EVGA.
This kind of hyperbole at the top would be a bit important for the B550 chipset, and we can safely assume that EVGA will not build a board around the previous generation X470 chipset. The timing is too weird for something like that.
Like our friends at Tom & # 39; s Hardware note that this will not actually be the first motherboard to support an AMD processor, only the first from Ryzen. Some of you may remember the EVGA nForce 730a, in the era of the Athlon 64. This board was also created for AMD hardware, even though it was based on an Nvidia chipset.
As far as I know, the next dark SKU will be the first to feature a real AMD chipset. I hope EVGA gives AMD the right dark treatment with a rugged VRM, numerous connectivity options (including USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 ports, 2.5 GbE LAN ports, and Wi-Fi 6), built-in diagnostic LEDs, and RGB lighting addressable. But we will have to wait and see.