Review EVGA Z590 Dark Motherboard Review: Improved Aesthetics, Premium Hardware

btmedic04

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Is this not a weird MB?

It's a massive E-ATX board, but only has 2 usable PCIe slots and 2 DIMM slots, for $600, with OK performance.
This board isnt intended to be a daily driver, thats the FTW's job. The Dark is intended to be used with sub zero cooling for world record attempts, which the review failed to touch on.

That socket area is very busy with all of those SPS and I dont envy the people who need to insulate that area for LN2 pot usage
 

Tom Sunday

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I don't know why they even bring out new MB's this late in the game. All new generation boards will enter the market in less than 2-months from now. For me I would want to look at all the new stuff before buying old.
 
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Co BIY

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Are there really that many Extreme overclockers in the world?

And how many of those don't already have their Z590 board?

Inclusion of U.2 is interesting to me - Can I get faster acccess with U.2 or are all the overclockers IT pros with awesome U.2 (or new Optane) drives just laying around ?

Bare copper heat sink is a good look though. A little steam punk, a little "electrical hotrod".
 

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