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EVGA has introduced the Z490 DARK K|NGP|N, a limited-edition, $600 LGA 1200 motherboard that’s aimed at serious gamers and overclockers. Its key features include an 18-phase digital VRM, support for up to 64 GB of DDR4 RAM (5,000 MHz+ OC), dual M.2 slots, and an Intel 2.5 GbE NIC. The box is even signed by the master overclocker himself, Vincent “Kingpin” Lucido.

Original Press Release:

Introducing the Z490 DARK K|NGP|N Edition, now the premier motherboard in EVGA’s Z490 lineup. The Z490 DARK K|NGP|N is a limited-edition motherboard that features validated support for memory speeds at 5000MHz+ (OC), and a collectable retail box hand-signed by K|NGP|N himself.

The EVGA Z490 DARK K|NGP|N is also packaged with an 18-phase power design, right-angled connectors, and an Intel® 2.5 GbE NIC to ensure that the only limitation of your Z490 DARK K|NGP|N is your imagination. The Z490 DARK K|NGP|N is a masterwork of design and engineering, bringing the best performance and stability available on the Z490 chipset.

This motherboard is feature-packed with everything gamers and overclockers demand:

  • 18-Phase Digital VRM
  • Supports up to 64GB Memory at up to 5000MHz+ (OC)
  • Dual 110mm M.2 slots with Intel® Optane® Support for NVMe SSDs.
  • Mini-DisplayPort Output
  • Integrated WiFi 6 / BT 5.1
  • Intel® 2.5 GbE NIC + Intel® 1 GbE NIC
  • NVIDIA® SLI® Ready with Metal-Reinforced PCIe Slots
  • U.2 Port for NVMe SSDs
  • ARGB and RGB Headers to configure up to 125 LEDs via EVGA ELEET X1
  • 7.1 Channel High-Definition Audio
  • USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Header
  • Onboard Clear CMOS, Power, and Reset Buttons
  • Triple Switchable BIOS
  • Dual Post Code boxes to display temperatures and voltages
  • BIOS flashing support without a CPU
  • Full Diagnostic LED Suite + Dual ProbeIt Connectors
  • EVGA’s latest GUI BIOS with OC Robot and In-BIOS Stress Testing
  • +Many more features that make the OC life much easier

The EVGA Z490 DARK K|NGP|N is fully supported by EVGA ELEET X1, the next generation of motherboard tuning utilities. Featuring a brand new UI, completely new codebase, and simple to use interface, EVGA motherboards have never been easier to overclock or monitor.

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