With 21-phase VRM, Dark model promises to extract every ounce of performance from the new 13th-generation Intel Core processors Raptor Lake
Accompanying the announcement of the new 13th generation Intel Core Raptor Lake processors, this Tuesday (27th) EVGA unveiled its first motherboards equipped with the Intel Z790 chipset: the EVGA Z790 DARK K|NGP|N and the Z790 CLASSIFIED. Both are designed for the ultra-high performance segment and support the latest technologies in the segment, including PCI Express Gen 5 and DDR5 memories with overclocking-focused designs.
It is important to highlight that, despite having announced its departure from the video card market a few days ago, EVGA continues to manufacture other types of componentslike the motherboards shown below, supplies and peripherals.
Check out the motherboard specifications and their main differentials below.
EVGA Z790 DARK K|NGP|N
In keeping with the tradition of the K|NGP|N line, the EVGA Z790 DARK is built to break records. This motherboard uses a 14-layer PCB and comes equipped with a 21-phase VRMwhich according to the manufacturer manage to extract the maximum performance that the new 13th generation Intel Core processors Raptor Lake have to offer.
Other specs of the EVGA Z790 DARK K|NGP|N include support for up to 64GB of high-speed DDR5 RAM (at clocks greater than 7,000 MHz) and PCIe Gen 5 and Gen 4 connectivity to NVMe drives, via M.2 slots.
An important detail is that the motherboard automatically redirects PCIe 5.0 lanes according to the slot where the video card is installed, always providing the maximum possible bandwidth to the component. In addition, the EVGA Z790 DARK K|NGP|N still offers:
- 8 SATA 6Gb/s ports
- 10Gbps and 2.5Gbps Network Controllers (NICs)
- Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity
- 7.1 channel HD audio
- 3 M.2 Key-M slots
- 2 headers for liquid cooling pumps (for CPU AIO)
EVGA Z790 CLASSIFIED
With a more sober design, the EVGA Z790 CLASSIFIED returns to the scene using a new layout for its components. The model also carries Z790 chipset and offers broad support for new Intel Raptor Lake processors, as well as DDR5 and PCIe Gen 5 technologies.
Its disclosure mentions support for DDR5 RAM memories operating up to 6,800 MHz, in capacities up to 128 GB. Despite being robust, the board is slightly simpler than the Dark version, having 19-phase VRM and 12-layer PCB.
A detail that makes its debut in the CLASSIFIED line is the Rotated CPU socket, which ensures lower memory latency and easier when managing cables. Other highlights of the EVGA Z790 CLASSIFIED include 10Gbe and 2.5Gbe network ports, two USB 4 Type-C ports, Wi-Fi 6E and two DisplayPort (Type-C) outputs.
What do you think of EVGA’s new motherboards? Enjoy and also check out all the details about the new generation of Intel processors, Raptor Lake, officially revealed today (27).
13th generation Intel Core processors arrive on October 20 – See prices in Brazil
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Via: VideoCardz Source: EVGA