On June 29th, EVGA posted a teaser video confirming its plans to build an AMD Ryzen based Dark series motherboard. We have since learned of a second X570S AMD Ryzen board from EVGA in the FTW series. These two new boards will be the first AMD motherboards from EVGA since the days of Athlon 64.
It is confirmed that the EVGA X570S DARK will feature a 90° rotated CPU socket and DIMM slots which allows for shorter traces and improved memory performance, just like the Z590 DARK. The DARK series is EVGA’s answer to extreme overclocking while using sub-zero cooling. Pictures of the new boards have not been leaked, but according to EVGA’s Vince Lucido (A.K.A. K|NGP|N), they will maintain the look of the current Z590 boards (pictured below).
The EVGA X570S FTW motherboard will be geared more towards enthusiast-level consumers and features a more traditional layout, again, similar to the Z590 in style and design. Designed for high overclocks the FTW series is best suited for the majority of users utilizing air or water cooling. Availability is expected later this year for both motherboards, most likely in the third quarter, while pricing is still just a mystery.