Some motherboard companies believe it is enough to tell you that their boards are fast. Others put enough RGB LEDs on their boards to make you think racing lights will make your board go faster. EVGA could have designed a board like those...or it could engineer the X299 Dark - a motherboard line renowned for being the top choice of the world's best overclockers. A motherboard that has already broken 12 World Records…so far:
Timespy Extreme OVERALL WR
Time Spy Overall WR
Time Spy Extreme Highest CPU Score
Fire Strike Physics Highest CPU Score
Fire Strike Ultra Overall WR
Fire Strike Ultra 1x GPU Record
3DMark Cloud Gate Overall WR
Fire Strike Overall WR
Fire Strike 1x GPU Record
Fire Strike Extreme Overall WR
Fire Strike Extreme 1x GPU Record
3DMark 11 1x GPU Record
EVGA introduces you to the ultimate in raw performance for the next-gen Intel® Extreme lineup, the EVGA X299 Dark. The Dark is crafted from the ground up to be the performance apex with everything you need to make a record-breaking benching run or a 24/7 number cruncher, and nothing you don't – a board that is as reliable as it is fast. The EVGA X299 Dark has all of the current gen top-tier component support:
2x M.2 Key-M slots / 1x M.2 Key-E slot
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
2x U.2 Ports
USB 3.1 Type-A / Type-C
Up to 64GB of 4000MHz+ (OC) Quad-Channel RAM on Skylake-X
Up to 32GB of 4133MHz+ (OC) Dual-Channel RAM on Kaby Lake-X
2x Intel® GbE LAN with teaming support
EVGA's Full Featured GUI UEFI / BIOS
LEGACY LGA20XX SOCKET BACKPLATE
Allows for custom CPU cooling solutions (optional)
There is much to be said about a beautifully-engineered motherboard designed to handle the highest loads or the most extreme conditions, let alone the rigors and abuse constantly demanded by the best overclockers in the world and still look good doing it. This was achieved, in part, by using:
ACTIVE PCH & M.2 COOLING
Keep your SSDs cool under even the longest gaming or benching sessions with the X299 Dark's I/O and expansion slot cover. This cover provides direct airflow over your M.2 devices and exhausts away from the rest of your components.
4-WAY SLI SUPPORT
4-Way SLI support without the need for PLX chips
• 4-way SLI support with 44-lane Skylake-X processors
• 3-way SLI support with 28-lane Skylake-X processors
• 2-way SLI support with 16-lane Kaby Lake-X processors
Multi-Function POST Indicator - Fully configurable in BIOS, these LEDs can be configured to show temperatures, voltages or cycle both in real-time.
VISUAL GUIDE / BENCH TABLE
Visual Guide / Bench Table - Every EVGA X299 Dark is packed with a printed PCB showing components, LEDs, PCIe, lane breakdowns, and other helpful information. More importantly, this PCB doubles as an open-air testing or benching station, providing clearance for heaters, condensation, or even extra power supply storage.
PCIe / DIMM STATUS LEDs
PCIe / DIMM status LEDs allow for easy system assembly and troubleshooting at a glace.
RIGHT ANGLE HEADERS
24-pin power, FAN and USB3.0 headers - Hand-crafted design to provide clean system assembly without cable clutter.