EVGA plans to release a rather large line of motherboards based on the Intel X299 Express chipset, among which is the model we mentioned earlier under the designation EVGA X299 DARK. The solution calculated for extreme overclockers is based on a textolite, which by format is something middle between ATX and E-ATX. Today we have the opportunity to consider the features of this novelty.
On board the product manufacturer provides a 9-phase power subsystem with connectors 24-pin ATX, 6-pin PCIe and a pair of 8-pin EPS. The board got only four DDRM DDR4 slots, but they will allow the RAM slots to work in four-channel mode. EVGA X299 DARK has five PCI-Express 3.0 x16 connectors, one of which works in the x4 mode, in addition there is one PCI-Express x4.
The EVGA motherboard for the organization of the disk subsystem will offer users one M.2 slot and a pair of U.2, in addition, eight classic SATA-III ports are implemented. Among the available USB connectors, you can find two USB 3.1, one of which is type-C and eight USB 3.0. EVGA X299 DARK also has an 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1 wireless adapter, Intel i210-T1 controller will offer 10 Gigabit network, i219-V gigabit adapter is also available.
New received a digital signal processor Creative Sound Blaster, the sound system implemented a high-quality set of components. Among other features of this solution, we note the presence of PCB areas covered with a casing, as well as the cooling of the chipset with the help of a fan.