EVGA Teases AMD X570S Motherboards - Yes, AMD


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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.

-John Nester (Blaylock)

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  1. This sounds GREAT BUT how close are we to the next GEN?? This could be the TOP board for AMD users that does everything. Do we have a board inbound for review??





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    This sounds GREAT BUT how close are we to the next GEN?? This could be the TOP board for AMD users that does everything. Do we have a board inbound for review??



    Current rumors for AMD is maybe early 2022. With the overall shortage and such I wouldn't have any real clue as to the length of time the wait could be. That will be where DDR5 comes into play and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaddMutt
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    This sounds GREAT BUT how close are we to the next GEN?? This could be the TOP board for AMD users that does everything. Do we have a board inbound for review??



    I have mixed thoughts about it. Those who wanted something good for AMD, already got it and wait for the next-gen ... or will skip it. Not to mention their Z590 motherboards are not even available outside of the US and Z590 Dark is not available at all, while the next Intel gen is quite close. So they invest all the money in products that won't sell or will be already "old" when will be available in stores. Most who were waiting for EVGA motherboards had enough and went with the competitive brands. On the other hand, ASRock and Gigabyte failed their enthusiast/overclocking series premieres too (OCF/Tachyon), but at least ASUS Apex is on the market for some longer.
    The "Dark" comes with 3 BIOS's (selector switch).
    I would buy it ..IF.. They make it where I can Run/Bench A - Zen, Zen 2, & Zen 3 in the same board. It's all in the BIOS - Which EVGA is not known for :-(
    It was ~ the same with the z390 for $500+ (Apex/Dark).. If AsRock can get the z170 OCF to run Intel's Gen 6 <-> 9 just from a using a Different BIOS. Why can't a Custom made MB do ALL??
    Now you have "ASUS" getting in on the "DARK" naming game :-(
    EVGA isn't known for releasing perfect OC BIOS. As far as the last Dark mobos were pretty good then most FTW or earlier Dark had a lot of problems just after release. In short, overclockers rather get the ASUS ROG series and make it easy than risk their money on EVGA. Overclockers who are after OC records are mainly sponsored so they get stuff for free, and those who aren't, buy stuff just after release to quickly get on top of the ranking. Where is EVGA, ASRock, or Gigabyte with their enthusiast series? ... about 4-5 months behind.

    The next thing. For a couple of years, you can get not much worse CPU OC results on cheaper gaming motherboards than on these top OC motherboards. In reality, these top motherboards are usually overclocking RAM better, but not CPUs. The bigger problem is to find a good overclocking CPU than a motherboard that will push it above 7GHz. Even Supermicro had a world record for some time on their Z490 motherboard.

    I thought I will buy EVGA Dark ... 4 months ago. Then I thought I will grab a Gigabyte Z590 Tachyon ... I was waiting for 3 months and gave up. Somehow I didn't want ASRock OCF. In the end I left with MSI Z590I Unify on which I had top 12 memory clock result and the next gen is close enough that I don't feel like I want to spend $600 (local expected price) on "already old" generation.
    I picked my MSI z390 - ACE shortly after I read our review of it (~3 months). I stopped at the z390/x299 series ( I took ED’s advice to stop chasing hardware) and I’m working on getting the CPU’s for them
    I'm hoping this signals they'll release a Threadripper version of the dark...

    I'm leaning in the direction of a Threadripper after the debacle of trying to get my Gigabyte nvme adapter working on my Dark Hero X570...