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An elegant motherboard
for a more civilized age.


The DARK rises again. Not content to merely shatter records and competition in the consumer market, the EVGA SR-3 DARK merges two extreme performance lines of EVGA motherboards to bring balance to the force with exceptional performance and engineering.


Featuring the Intel® C622 chipset, hexa-channel memory support, 24 phase power design, 16-layer PCB, dual-10GbE LAN ports, a waterblock to passively or actively cool the DARK’s VRM, and so much more, this board is packed with everything and is still compact enough to fit in a full E-ATX form factor.




Power

EVGA continues its revolutionary design by using right-angle power connectors to improve airflow and cable management. Connect up to four 8-pin EPS connectors to provide maximum power to your Intel XEON® W-3175X CPU!




Cooling

The SR-3 DARK features a pre-installed waterblock to provide maximum cooling to the chipset and VRM of the motherboard. No watercooling? No problem. The SR-3 DARK will still provide sufficient cooling for all standard uses of the motherboard.




With the EVGA SR-3 DARK, you don't need to see its identification to
know that the next evolution of the X299 and Z390 DARK
motherboards features the latest improvements for
performance and enthusiast needs.

Diagram

1. 16-Layer PCB

A 16-layer high-speed E-ATX PCBA
with gold-plated shielded edge enhances
stability for heavy loads, improved
overclocking, and durability for today's
extreme cooling hardware.

2. Highly-Efficient 24-Phase PWM

The SR-3 DARK features a 24-phase
Digital VRM (18 VCore, 1 VSA, 1 VCCIO,
4 VDDR) for the cleanest, most stable
power design to ensure that you're ready
for Intel’s 28-core XEON® W-3175X
Processor.

3. 300% Higher Gold Content in CPU Socket

Higher volume of precious metal (300%
Gold) used in the Narrow 30u socket
creates lower contact resistance, resulting
in better power delivery.

4. Intel® sSATA to Mini-SAS 6Gb/s Port

The Intel® C622 PCH supports 10 SATA
6Gb/s drives, including an additional 4
ports through a mini-SAS connector
located behind the SATA Ports. The
controller also supports NCQ, TRIM, hot
swap capability, and RAID levels 0/1/5/10.

5. PCIe Disable Switches

The SR-3 DARK offers PCIe disable
switches to quickly shut off PCIe slots to
troubleshoot or restore used resources
without the need to physically uninstall hardware.

6. Triple BIOS Select Switch

Switch between up to 3 different BIOS
ROMs for overclocking, benching, 24/7 use,
or anything you can think of.

7. SW Slow Mode Switch

Changes the CPU Ratio to the minimum
CPU ratio in real-time for stability purposes
or to reduce heat/power usage between
long benching sessions.

8. ProbeIT Connectors

Attach your Digital Multimeter to the
included ProbeIT adapter and monitor all
your voltages in real-time.

9. Creative Core3D Audio

Creative 5.1 Channel Audio with output
amplifiers – the industry standard for audio
quality.

10. Safeboot Button

Pressing this button will restart the
system and launch into the BIOS at safe
setting, while keeping the same settings
when you previously left the BIOS.
Handy for those times when the board
fails to POST, but you only need to make
one or two changes to fix it!




Components

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M.2 Support

2x M.2 Key-M 110mm Slots

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USB

USB 3.1 G1 / USB 3.1 G2 Type-A/Type-C

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U.2

2x U.2 NVMe Ports

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Creative Audio

Creative 5.1 Channel Audio

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Hexa-Channel Memory

Up to 192GB of 4000MHz+ (OC) Hexa-Channel RAM on Intel Xeon® W-3175X, Cascade Lake-SP, and Skylake-SP Processors.

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4-Way SLI Support

6x metal-reinforced PCIe slots give you the space and bandwidth to support current and previous generation NVIDIA SLI®

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10GbE LAN

2x Intel® 10GbE with teaming support

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BIOS

EVGA's Latest GUI UEFI/BIOS featuring OC Robot and IN-BIOS Stress Test

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Triple BIOS Support

Switch profiles quickly and easily between stable, gaming, overclocking or any other configuration you can imagine.




Features

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USB BIOS Flash without a CPU


The dedicated internal USB port on the motherboard allows you to update your motherboard BIOS even if you don't have a CPU or cannot boot into the motherboard.

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Post Indicator


Multi-Function POST Indicator – Fully configurable in BIOS, these LEDs can be configured to show temperatures, voltages or cycle both in real-time

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Right Angle Headers


24-pin power, both 8-pin CPU power, Fan, and Probe-It connectors – Hand-crafted design to provide clean system assembly without cable clutter.

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Visual Guide / Bench Table


Every EVGA SR-3 DARK is packed with a printed PCB showing components, LEDs, PCIe lane breakdowns, and other helpful information. More importantly, this PCB with included standoffs doubles as an open-air testing or benching station, providing clearance for heaters, condensation isolation, and storage devices.

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PCIe / DIMM Status LEDs


PCIe / DIMM status LEDs allow for easy system assembly and troubleshooting at a glance.




If you had any doubts before,
only at the end do you realize
the power of the dark side
of evga's motherboard lineup.




 
EVGA SR-3 DARK
160-CX-W999-KR

EVGA SR-3 DARK

160-CX-W999-KR



  • Highly-Efficient 24 Phase Digital VRM
  • 300% Increased Socket Gold Content
  • Intel VROC Support
  • 4-Way SLI® Support
  • Creative Sound Core3D Audio with Output Amplifiers
  • Reinforced PCIe slots
  • EVGA's Latest GUI BIOS Featuring OC Robot and In-BIOS Stress Testing
  • SafeBoot button to reset the motherboard and go into the BIOS with last known good settings without clearing CMOS
  • Slow Mode switch locks CPU multiplier to lowest possible setting to allow users to switch between max OC and low speeds in real-time.
  • SPI flashing via USB allows you to flash your BIOS without a CPU
  • Onboard Temperature and Voltage Monitoring
  • Onboard Clear CMOS, Power and Reset Buttons
  • Dual EVGA Probe-It Connectors
  • Triple BIOS Support
  • EVGA ELEET X1 Software Support
  • 100% Solid State Capacitors
  • 3 Year Warranty

  • Chipset: Intel C622
  • Socket: Intel Socket LGA3647 Narrow 30u, Intel XEON Skylake-X, Skylake-SP, and Cascade Lake-SP Processors
  • Form Factor: E-ATX
  • SLI: 4-Way SLI
  • Memory: 6 DIMM Hexa-Channel (up to 192GB) DDR4 4000MHz+
  • USB: 2x USB 2.0 (2 Ports from 1 Internal Headers)
  • USB 3.1 (Rear I/O): 2x USB3.1 Gen2 (From ASM3142) 1x Type-A/1x Type-C, 8x USB3.1 Gen1
  • USB 3.1 (Internal Header): 2x USB3.1 Gen1 (2 from Internal Header)
  • SATA: 6 Native SATA 6.0Gbps Ports / 4 Native via sSATA mini-SAS 6.0Gbps Port
  • M.2 Key-M: 2x 110mm Slots (Up to 32Gb/s)
  • U.2: 2x U.2 PCIe NVMe port
  • Ethernet: 2x Intel® 10 Gigabit NIC / 1x Intel® Gigabit NIC
  • Audio: Creative Sound Core3D Quad-Core Audio Processor
  • Fan Headers: 8 (2 CPU PWM, 6 PWM/DC)
  • PCB: 16 Layers