EVGA has outed a new mobo for their Intel Extreme lineup, the EVGA X299 Dark. The unit is based on an all dark design, but however, does come with active cooling in the chipset as well as two fans on the VRM area?
There is much to be said about a beautifully-engineered motherboard designed to handle the highest loads or the most extreme conditions, let alone the rigors and abuse constantly demanded by the best overclockers in the world and still look good doing it. Although the X299 Dark does not feature RGB LED support, it politely reminds you that you can’t see pretty in the Dark. Keep your SSDs cool under even the longest gaming or benching sessions with the X299 Dark’s I/O and expansion slot cover. This cover provides direct airflow over your M.2 devices and exhausts away from the rest of your components. Multi-Function POST Indicator – Fully configurable in BIOS, these LEDs can be configured to show temperatures, voltages or cycle both in real-time.
- 2x M.2 Key-M slots / 1x M.2 Key-E slot
- Intel Optane Memory Ready
- 2x U.2 Ports
- USB 3.1 Type-A / Type-C
- Up to 64GB of 4000MHz+ (OC) Quad-Channel RAM on Skylake-X CPUs
- Up to 32GB of 4133MHz+ (OC) Dual-Channel RAM on Kaby Lake-X CPUs
- 2x Intel GbE LAN with teaming support
- EVGA’s Full Featured GUI UEFI/ BIOS
- Legacy LGA20XX Socket Backplate for custom CPU cooling solutions (optional)
- 12-Layer PCB
- Highly-Efficient 16-Phase PWM
- 100% Solid State Capacitors
- 300% Higher Gold Content in CPU Socket
- External BCLK / Clock Generators
- 8 SATA Ports – 6 from Intel PCH / 2 from ASMedia ASM1061
- Triple BIOS Select Switch
- PCIe Disable Switches
- ProbeIT Connector
- PS/2 Port
- Creative Core3D Audio
- Intel VROC Header
More information can be found on the EVGA product page.