EVGA left the graphics card market in September due to a disagreement with NVIDIA, refusing to release new GeForce RTX 40-series products.However, before making that decision, the manufacturer assembled several prototype GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards for testing.Some of these gas pedals fell into the hands of popular technobloggers.One of those who received an early engineering sample of EVGA GeForce RTX 4090 in his collection of graphics gas pedals was JayzTwoCents.According to its status, the graphics card doesn't even have an official name.Instead of GeForce RTX 4090, the manufacturer used the \"Next Gen Graphics\" label.Blogger shared his impressions about the unreleased video card in his latest video.The first thing he noted is a very compact for the non-reference version of the size of the prototype GeForce RTX 4090 from EVGA.He compared it to the ASUS GeForce RTX 4090 ROG Strix and pointed out that many other vendors' GeForce RTX 4090 prototypes look more compact compared to the latter. EVGA GeForce RTX 4090 top and ASUS GeForce RTX 4090 ROG Strix bottomThe EVGA GeForce RTX 4090 prototype is slightly longer than the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW from the same manufacturer.The new card has a larger cooling system with a more massive radiator and tighter arrangement of the ribs, as well as larger diameter fans. EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW top and GeForce RTX 4090 bottom.Image source: YouTube / JayzTwoCents The EVGA GeForce RTX 4090 sample shown was to be part of the For The Win 3 (FTW3) series and to add to the product range equipped with the EVGA ICX cooling system.A distinctive feature of the EVGA GeForce RTX 4090 was supposed to be a 12+4 pin power connector located on the back end of the gas pedal.Such location of the connector allows to provide enough space for proper positioning of the cable and power adapter from four 8-pin to one 12+4-pin 12VHPWR connector, which has been questioned a lot lately. Unfortunately, so far none of the manufacturers of GeForce RTX 4090 has placed the connector on the end.The power connector is usually located at the top of the graphics card, which leaves very little space for cable routing, which in this case is very close to the wall of the PC case.The prototype EVGA GeForce RTX 4090 turned out to be fully operational.It is based on a qualification sample of the AD102 graphics processor.The card can even be controlled via EVGA's proprietary Precision software. Image source: YouTube / JayzTwoCentsSome features, however, were still unavailable here.For example, the software did not allow to increase the power consumption indicator for more efficient manual overclocking.Despite this, even with the standard power settings the blogger was able to overclock the graphics processor of the video card to a frequency above 3.0 GHz at the standard 2520 MHz, as well as to experiment with the GDDR6X memory frequency settings.Steve Burke from the YouTube channel GamersNexus also received an EVGA GeForce RTX 4090 prototype for review.His interest was primarily in taking the graphics card apart.Steve showed that the solution from EVGA had to be equipped with a very reinforced VRM power subsystem. Disassembling the card also revealed that its cooling system included a large radiator with a large evaporation chamber and seven 8mm diameter heat pipes.
NVIDIA CEO says he regrets EVGA leaving the graphics card market - the company was a great partner
Just days before NVIDIA announced its new GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards, one of its largest AIB partners, EVGA, announced it would no longer produce graphics cards.This news was a shock to PC builders, because EVGA products were very popular in the market.Image source: EVGA NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang diplomatically commented on the situation as follows: \"Andrew Han (Andrew Han, EVGA's CEO) has wanted to shut down the graphics card business for a long time.He and his EVGA have been great partners and an important part of our history, and I'm sad to see them go.But he has other plans that he's been thinking about for years.Andrew feels that it's just time for him to do something else.\"EVGA attributes its departure from the graphics card market to the declining profitability of its graphics cards sales, which is due in part to NVIDIA's decision to release its own Founders Edition cards.This trade policy of NVIDIA, according to EVGA, \"disappointed the company and made it feel that the relationship has soured.\" The main share of EVGA's business (about 80%) was graphics gas pedals.The company reportedly has no plans to lay off employees due to the change in direction, which is surprising to say the least.NVIDIA released an official statement that echoes the comments of its CEO Huang in tone: \"We have had a great partnership with EVGA over the years and will continue to support them in our current generation of products.We wish Andrew and our friends at EVGA all the best\".We can assume that the Ada Lovelace GPUs that may have been destined for EVGA will be distributed among the rest of NVIDIA's AIB partners - ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, Zotac and others.The majority of users, especially in Russia, will hardly notice EVGA leaving the market, since there are a lot of other strong players there.But the products of the company for sure will stay in the minds of its fans, especially regarding video cards for enthusiasts Kingpin series.Image source: EVGAAverclocker Vince \"Kingpin\" Lucido, who has long worked with EVGA on the most advanced video cards, released a statement thanking fans for the years of working with EVGA and said that this is not necessarily the end for Kingpin gas pedals, although he did not provide any additional information.It may be an open offer of cooperation to any interested parties.
EVGA has packed the flagship RTX 3090 Ti K|NGP|N graphics card with a \"free\" 1600W power supply
EVGA has released its version of the flagship graphics card from the GeForce RTX 30 line.The latest K|NGP|N is based on the RTX 3090 Ti, which debuted three months ago.The manufacturer has been slow to release the flagship for a long time, but has now made it available on its American website.Image source: evga.comThe K|NGP|N costs $2499.99 - this price includes the included \"free\" power supply SuperNOVA 1600W.It's worth noting that it lacks a PCIe Gen5 compatible 16-pin connector, so an adapter may be required.The video card itself - and this is one of the few solutions on the market - has two 12+4-pin connectors.EVGA RTX 3090 Ti K|NGP|N has a hybrid cooling system: an external 360mm radiator with three fans and RGB illumination, as well as a fourth on the card itself.K|NGP|N also has a 176×48 pixels OLED display, which displays real-time information on voltage, temperature, and other parameters, or shows GIF animation.K|NGP|N is a premium product, as evidenced by its 14-layer PCB, a powerful power supply for extreme overclocking, and a BIOS switch for normal, overclocked (OC) and extreme (LN2) modes.Finally, the company offers a PowerLink 52u adapter, with support for two 16-pin and six 8-pin power cables, which will ease their routing and eliminate the risks of interference to the cooling system - it is not specified whether it comes with the graphics card.
EVGA restored stock of 30-series GeForce RTX graphics cards and canceled the queue to buy them in its store
EVGA began to close the virtual queue for the purchase of GeForce RTX 30-series graphics gas pedals in its official online store, which it introduced during the severe shortage of graphics cards.It was reported by Tom's Hardware, which received the notice to the e-mail.Image source: EVGAA Apparently, the \"smart queue\" program does not make any sense, because there are no more problems with the video cards supply, and the gas pedals themselves are getting cheaper amid the crumbling cryptocurrency market.Curiously, EVGA decided to close the queue program not all at once, but for individual models.The same Tom's Hardware received a letter stating that the queue program is currently cancelled on EVGA FTW3 graphics cards, which have accumulated enough stock.Specifically, the letter from the manufacturer indicates that there are now no problems with the supply of GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 and it can be purchased at any time directly through the company's online store.The queue for this gas pedal will close on June 23. At the moment, it is unknown whether EVGA plans to cancel the queue for other models of its graphics cards.But it is very likely that the company will do so in the near future.It should be noted that the manufacturer does not offer any discounts on video cards in its online store, so in some cases, more favorable offers can be found at third-party retailers.As noted earlier, many models of NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon video cards from different manufacturers are already sold below the recommended price.However, this statement is true only for the U.S.and European markets.
EVGA showed X570 DARK motherboard for AMD Ryzen extreme overclocking
EVGA showed its first motherboard on AMD X570 chipset. New motherboard from the DARK series can hardly be called ordinary, because every detail tells the opposite. Even CPU slot is placed vertically, not horizontally like on almost all other AMD motherboards, and RAM sockets are placed over it. X570 DARK model is made for enthusiasts and is designed for extreme overclocking of Ryzen processors.
The CPU is powered by two 8-pin connectors located next to the 24-pin power connector of the board itself. All of them are mounted on the right side of the board and are horizontally rotated to the plane of the board. This is done to allow easy access to the RAM connectors and for better cable management. EVGA's Marketing Manager Jacob Freeman confirmed that the board utilizes AMD X570 chipset passive cooling system. The X570 DARK motherboard uses an impressive 16-phase power supply system cooled by a pair of large aluminum heat sinks connected by copper heat pipe. The heatsinks are covered with the X570 DARK logo with RGB lighting. As mentioned above, the board has two slots for DDR4 RAM. The manufacturer claims to support 5333 MHz+ frequency through manual overclocking. The reason why EVGA installed the slots horizontally is to place them closer to the CPU slot, thus increasing the quality of the transmitted signal and increasing the overclocking potential of the RAM. The maximum supported memory capacity is 64 GB. As for the expansion slots, the company provided two PCIe 4.0 x16 slots, one PCIe 3.0 x4 slot and a pair of M.2 slots under the big radiator with DARK logo. The pictures below show some overclocking results of AMD Ryzen 5000 and Ryzen 5000G processors with this motherboard from EVGA overclocker Vince Lucido alias KINGPIN.
There are eight SATA III and one U.2 slots available as options. There is an extra 6 pins power connector for those who want to take full advantage of the PCIe line. The I/O panel includes 7.1 channel audio outputs, four USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A connectors, one USB 3.1 Type-C, two USB 3.1 Gen1, a PS/2 combo jack, a couple of Wi-Fi antenna connectors, two 2.5 Gigabit LAN, and one HDMI and DisplayPort connector each. The board also features a POST code indicator, power and reset buttons, as well as a triple BIOS reset button. The manufacturer did not disclose the price of the X570 DARK board, but it is likely that at the start of sales the price of the novelty will be more than $600.
EVGA to release Dark X570S motherboard for extreme overclocking of AMD Ryzen
EVGA's in-house overclocker Vince Lucido, better known as K|ngp|n, has published a photo of the company's first motherboard for AMD Ryzen processors. New product is called EVGA Dark X570S and is built on updated AMD X570 chipset with passive cooling system.
Nearly five years after AMD introduced the first processor for the Socket AM4 socket, EVGA has finally decided to join the long list of manufacturers that have long offered motherboards based on this socket. AMD is supposed to release a new Socket AM5 platform already next year, so the appearance of EVGA Dark class «enthusiast» motherboard at the sunset of the current generation of desktop platform may seem quite strange. Earlier, EVGA published a short video hinting at the upcoming announcement of the board for AMD Ryzen processors. Vince's publication of a picture of the new product could mean that its announcement will take place very soon. However, neither the company itself, nor Vince do not specify when exactly.
By the way, in spite of the fact that EVGA showed its premium motherboard Z590 Dark for Intel processors six months ago, it still has not gone on sale.
EVGA (Intel) Z590 Dark
Considering the pinout of components on the back of the Dark X570S motherboard, a photo of which Vince Lucido posted, they both use the same power subsystem and layout of different connectors.
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