EVGA X570 DARK
Motherboards

EVGA launches X570 Dark Motherboard for AMD Ryzen

Yesterday, EVGA launched the X570 Dark E-ATX motherboard for AMD’s Ryzen CPUs. This marks EVGA’s first AMD motherboard since the Athlon 64 era (yes, it really HAS been that long!). The EVGA website lists the board for $689.99. While this is a high price point, we feel there will be more than a few enthusiasts willing to pay for this rare overclocking beast.  The X570 Dark incorporates unique features such as a rotated socket and DIMM slots as well as  90° connectors for the ATX, EPS, and SATA connectors which helps with cable management. It also features two-way SLI capability (rare on AMD platforms), dual Intel 2.5 Gigabit NICs, and eight fan headers (2x 3A Pump, 2x CPU PWM, & 4x PWM/DC). For more details please continue reading EVGA’s official press release below. Read More

ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme
Motherboards

ASUS Unveils X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Extreme Motherboard

In a surprise turn of events on Friday, ASUS revealed the ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme E-ATX motherboard. For Asus, this marks a return to the Extreme designator for AMD boards and is the latest flagship supplanting the Formula series. The ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme supports all modern Ryzen CPUs (2000 series and newer) and APUs (2000 G Series and newer) and features an 18+2 phase VRM design with 90A power stages, microfine alloy chokes, and 10K Japanese-made black metallic capacitors. Pricing and availability have not been released at this time, but we’ll keep you posted. Below are additional specifications taken from the ASUS website. Read More

Gaming

Gigabyte Reveals AMD Ryzen Powered Gaming Laptops

Gigabyte has recently unveiled two mid-grade gaming laptops equipped with AMD’s Ryzen 5000-series mobile CPUs and Nvidia’s 30-series mobile GPUs. They have been named A5 and A7 and the latter features a Ryzen 9 5900HX mobile processor and RTX 3070 laptop GPU.  Specifications on the A5 are still unknown but should be available soon. More information and specs can be found below in Gigabyte’s press release as well as the link to the Gigabyte website. Read More