EVGA X299 Dark, X299 FTW K and X299 Micro Motherboards Announced

EVGA announces three X299 motherboards for Intel’s new Core X Series processors (Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X). There are three motherboards starting with the EVGA X299 Dark – their flagship motherboard featuring an all-black design built for (extreme) overclockers. Next are the EVGA X299 FTW K and X299 Micro; for the first time we see RGB LED lighting on EVGA motherboards. The EVGA X299 FTW K leans towards high-end desktop PC builders and gamers who wants a nice looking motherboard that is great for all-around use. Meanwhile, the EVGA X299 Micro, is the company’s solution for system builders who wants a smaller footprint than a full ATX motherboard. Check our more details about these new EVGA X299 motherboards below.

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EVGA X299 Series Motherboards – Built to Perfection

The new EVGA X299 motherboard lineup is built for the next generation Intel X299 platform. These motherboards supports Intel’s latest Core X processors, supports Intel Optane, latest SSD standards, both M.2 and U.2 and many more. EVGA’s GUI BIOS focuses on functionality and overclocking support to give users power and ease of use. EVGA mentioned that these motherboards support up to 12-core / 24-thread CPUs and up to 44 PCIe 3.0 lanes. Obviously, that’s not the entire range of Intel’s upcoming processors if you have seen/read the news about Intel’s new Core X CPU family. Intel still has the Core i9-7940X, i9-7960X and i9-7980XE featuring 14C/28T, 16C/32T and 18C/36T respectively. But I’m more positive that these new motherboards will support those three top of the line CPUs as well.

EVGA X299 Dark Motherboard

The EVGA X299 DARK is designed from the ground up to be the best overclocking motherboard on the planet. With up to 4-Way SLI support this motherboard is designed to break world records and be the platform for hardcore enthusiasts. A robust VRM solution provides clean power to the CPU, and a dedicated M.2 cooling solution keeps your M.2 drives as cool as possible under even the most stressful environments.

EVGA X299 Dark Features

  • Form FactorOptimized EATX for clean cable management
  • Supports x16 PCIe Graphics with all CPUs
  • AudioCreative Sound Core3D Quad-Core Audio Processor + Optical
  • Highly-Efficient 14 Phase Digital VRM
  • 12 Layer PCB Design
  • Bundled Bench Stand Plate
  • Dedicated M.2 Cooling
  • Onboard Power, Reset and Clear CMOS
  • EVGA E-LEET X Tuning Utility
  • Triple BIOS Support
  • M.2 NVMe PCI-E SSD Support
  • U.2 NVMe SSD Support
  • Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
  • Switchable DC / PWM Fan Control
  • 10-zone Temperature Monitor
  • Onboard Voltage Display

EVGA X299 Dark Specifications

  • Intel® X299 Express Chipset
  • SLIUp to 4-Way
  • Memory Support4 DIMM Quad-Channel DDR4 4133MHz+ (Up to 64GB)
  • Ethernet2x Intel® Gigabit NIC
  • 8x SATA 6Gb/s
  • 2x U.2 Port 32Gb/s
  • 2x M.2 Key M (110mm & 80mm)
  • 1x M.2 Key E (Vertical)
  • 10x USB 3.0 (2 Headers)
  • 2x USB 3.1 (Type-A/Type-C)
  • 4x USB 2.0 (2 Headers)

EVGA X299 FTW K Motherboard

The EVGA X299 FTW K is built to win. The included Killer NIC prioritizes and reduces latency to keep you at the top of your game from the first match to the last. If that wasn’t enough, a newly-designed VRM provides the cleanest and most stable power to the CPU possible. A total of 8 DIMM slots support up to 128GB of DDR4 memory, and a 4 layer memory T-routing design allows for extreme memory speeds of 4133MHz+. An RGB I/O Cover, along with RGB Chipset heatsink, lets you customize the look to match your rig.

EVGA X299 FTW K Features

  • Form FactorEATX
  • RGB LED I/O and Heatsink
  • RGB Fan Header Support
  • AudioHigh Definition 8 Channel Audio + Optical
  • Highly-Efficient 14 Phase Digital VRM
  • Onboard Power, Reset and Clear CMOS
  • EVGA E-LEET X Tuning Utility
  • Dual BIOS Support
  • M.2 NVMe PCI-E SSD Support
  • U.2 NVMe SSD Support
  • Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
  • Switchable DC / PWM Fan Control
  • Onboard CPU Temperature Monitor

EVGA X299 FTW K Specifications

  • Intel® X299 Express Chipset
  • SLIUp to 3-Way
  • Memory Support8 DIMM Quad-Channel DDR4 4133MHz+ (Up to 128GB)
  • EthernetKiller E2500 + Intel® Gigabit NIC
  • 8x SATA 6Gb/s
  • 2x U.2 Port 32Gb/s
  • 2x M.2 Key M (110mm & 80mm)
  • 1x M.2 Key E (Vertical)
  • 8x USB 3.0 (1 Header)
  • 2x USB 3.1 (Type-A/Type-C)
  • 4x USB 2.0 (2 Headers)

EVGA X299 Micro Motherboard

The EVGA X299 Micro packs amazing features into a mATX form factor. Built to offer no compromises, the EVGA X299 Micro supports 4133MHz+ memory speed, 2-Way SLI, 6 SATA 6G Ports, and U.2.

EVGA X299 Micro Features

  • Form FactormATX
  • RGB Fan Header Support
  • AudioHigh Definition 8 Channel Audio + Optical
  • Highly-Efficient 12 Phase Digital VRM
  • Onboard Power, Reset and Clear CMOS
  • EVGA E-LEET X Tuning Utility
  • M.2 NVMe PCI-E SSD Support
  • U.2 NVMe SSD Support
  • Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
  • Switchable DC / PWM Fan Control
  • Onboard CPU Temperature Monitor

EVGA X299 Micro Specifications

  • Intel® X299 Express Chipset
  • SLIUp to 2-Way + PhysX
  • Memory Support4 DIMM Quad-Channel DDR4 4133MHz+ (Up to 64GB)
  • Ethernet802.11AC Dual Band + Intel® Gigabit NIC
  • 6x SATA 6Gb/s
  • 1x U.2 Port 32Gb/s
  • 1x M.2 Key M (80mm)
  • 1x M.2 Key E (Vertical)
  • 8x USB 3.0 (1 Header)
  • 2x USB 3.1 (Type-A/Type-C)
  • 4x USB 2.0 (2 Headers)

EVGA X299 Motherboards Pricing and Availability

EVGA hasn’t disclosed yet the respective prices of these motherboards; as well as to when will they hit store shelves. However, expect that these motherboards will be expensive compared to the current 200 series motherboards.

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