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EVGA launches X299 Dark motherboard

by on20 December 2017

Full black high-end E-ATX motherboard

EVGA has unveiled its latest motherboard based on Intel's X299 chipset, the E-ATX EVGA X299 Dark, which both packs plenty of high end features as well as having a couple of world records under its belt.

Highly-praised by EVGA's in-house overclocker, Vince "K|NGP|N" Lucido, the EVGA X299 Dark is an E-ATX motherboard with a menacing all-black color scheme and lacks any RGB LEDs, which is quite rare these days. Specification-wise, it supports Intel socket 2066 Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs, with support for up to 64GB of 4000MHz+ quad-channel RAM on Skylake-X or 32GB of 4133MHz+ dual-channel RAM on Kaby Lake-X CPUs.

The motherboard is made on a 12-layer PCB with a 16-phase Digital VRM, 100% solid state capacitors, a CPU socket with 300 percent higher gold content, and an external BCLK, all of which should ensure best possible performance and high overclocking potential. The VRM draws power from a pair of 8-pin EPS, angled 24-pin ATX and an additional angled 6-pin PCIe power connectors.

It comes with five PCI-Express slots, one of which is a PCIe x4 mechanical slot. The motherboard support quad-SLI on a 44-plane Skylake-X CPU. The rest of the specifications include a total of eight SATA 6Gbps ports, three M.2 slots (two key-M 110/80mm with up to 32Gbps), two U.2 ports, a total of eight USB 3.0, two USB 3.1 (Type-A and Type-C) ports, dual Intel Gigabit Ethernet (i210AT and i219V), a total of seven fan  headers, and more.

It also comes with some unique EVGA features like the active PCH and M.2 cooling, active cooling on the VRM heatsink, triple BIOS with select switch, PCIe disable switches, ProbeIT connector, support for Intel VROC (RAID On CPU), POST indicator, PCIe and DIMM status LEDs, 13 temperature and 24 voltage sensors, onboard Clear CMOS, power and reset buttons and more.

As noted, EVGA's X299 Dark motherboard already broken a total of 12 world records in the hands of Vince "K|NGP|N" Lucido, who also helped with the board design.

The EVGA X299 Dark motherboard is already available directly from EVGA with a price set at US $499.99.

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