EVGA's new Z790 DARK KINGPIN motherboard teased, it's 'unbelievable'

EVGA introduces its next-gen Z790 DARK KINGPIN and Z790 CLASSIFIED motherboards, ready for Intel's new 13th Gen Core 'Raptor Lake' CPUs that just launched.

EVGA's new Z790 DARK KINGPIN motherboard teased, it's 'unbelievable'
Published Sep 27, 2022 9:59 PM CDT   |   Updated Wed, Oct 19 2022 10:32 PM CDT
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Intel just launched its new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPU family, with EVGA unveiling two new monster Z790 motherboards in the Z790 DARK KINGPIN and Z790 CLASSIFIED motherboards.

EVGA's new flagship Z790 DARK KINGPIN motherboard is built like a brick sh*thouse with the world record-setting motherboard made on a 14-layer low-loss PCB with a 21-phase VRM, letting you pull every single ounce of performance out of the new Intel 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs.

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EVGA's new monster Z790 DARK KINGPIN motherboard

The new EVGA Z790 DARK KINGPIN motherboard has dual DDR5 DIMMs that support up to 64GB of DDR5-7000+ memory, native PCIe 5.0 support, PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe support, with EVGA's new flagship Z790 motherboard featuring auto-switches the x16 PCIe 5.0 CPU lanes between slots 1 and 2 to provide you with maximum bandwidth no matter where it's installed.

If you plan to overclock your new Core i9-13900K processor -- or the upcoming 6.0GHz+ KS variant in early 2023 -- then you're taken care of with the EVGA Z790 DARK KINGPIN motherboard. Not only are you taken care of in the overclocking your Raptor Lake CPU department, but EVGA looks after connectivity like a champion.

We've got enthusiast-grade 10GbE and 2.5GbE ethernet ports, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2, 7.1-channel HD audio, countless USB ports, 8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports, and 2x pump headers that are exclusively built for an AIO cooler for your Raptor Lake CPU.

Next up, we've got the new EVGA Z790 DARK KINGPIN motherboard, returning with a new layout that still packs all the goodness of the Z790 chipset: PCIe 5.0 GPU and SSD support, as well as support for even more DDR5 memory with 4 x DIMMs versus the 2 x DIMMs on the Z790 DARK KINGPIN.

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EVGA's new Z790 DARK CLASSIFIED motherboard

EVGA's new Z790 CLASSIFIED motherboard supports up to 128GB of DDR5-6800+ memory, with the board packing a 19-phase VRM and 12-layer PCB that provides more than enough power, performance, and stability. EVGA is doing something new here, with the Z790 CLASSIFIED packing a rotated socket that reduces memory latency, and improves cable management options.

We've still got enthusiast-grade 10GbE connectivity joined by 2.5GbE networking, as well as dual USB4 Type-C ports, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2, and so much more. No matter what, both of EVGA's new Z790 motherboards are masterclass pieces of motherboards, and they look fantastic, too.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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