Two weeks ago, EVGA sparked the pending launch of a motherboard for AMD's Ryzen 5000 series processors, saying in a video "A new darkness is coming …", only we didn't look the real plate. We’re moving forward so far and EVGA’s professional overclocking partner Vincent “Kingpin” Lucido gave a partial view of the next part.
We can only see the bottom of what is presumed to be the EVGA X570 (or X570S) Dark, with the Dark brand and AMD’s Ryzen logo covered in white. It sure catches your eye, though it won't be visible on a typical PC case; you will only see it when you turn off the dashboard.
However, we can find out some details in the photo shared on Facebook (via TechPowerUp) with the text "The Red Pill", although we can't really see the top. One of the most notable features is the outline of the CPU with mounting holes that accompanies the refrigerator. It rotates 90 degrees with respect to its usual situation. It's about supporting extreme cooling solutions.
It also looks like there will only be two DIMM slots for RAM. This is not surprising, as EVGA opted for the same memory slot layout on the Z590 Dark motherboard for Intel processors.
We can also distinguish what appears to be a rugged VRM and a pair of PCI Express x16 slots. And if you turn your attention to the metal contacts at the top left of the image, there looks like a 24-pin main power connector, two 8-pin EPS connectors, and a 6-pin PCIe connector to remove grid energy. supply unit.
The image also provides a partial view of the subsequent I / O. You can see a couple of antenna connectors for built-in Wi-Fi, as well as a couple of LAN ports (maybe 2.5 G), several USB ports, and several audio inputs.
Whenever this board arrives, it will be ranked as the first EVGA to include an AMD-designed chipset, though it won’t be the company’s first AMD motherboard. Many years ago, EVGA offered an nForce 730a board for Athlon 64 processors, based on an Nvidia chipset.
However, it's been a long time coming, and it's nice to see EVGA once again embracing AMD's hardware. Now all that remains is to announce the price and launch the X570 / X570S Dark.