Press Release

Introducing the EVGA Z690 DARK K|NGP|N

- February 17, 2022 — 

Introducing the EVGA Z690 DARK K|NGP|N - The Motherboard Designed by and Used by Professional Overclockers. EVGA DARK motherboards blaze the trail for other boards to follow, and the Z690 DARK K|NGP|N is no exception. The ability to destroy world records is insignificant next to the power of a 21-phase VRM and a 10-layer PCB – capable of driving the most powerful 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. With support for 64GB of DDR5 memory at up to 6600MHz+(OC), PCIe Gen5, and PCIe Gen4 M.2 NVMe SSDs, a new DARK age of overclocking will rise as quickly as new hardware becomes available. The Z690 DARK K|NGP|N is today’s choice for the future of overclocking and gaming.

Z690 DARK K|NGP|N Overview

Z690 DARK K|NGP|N Overview

1. Intel® LGA1700 CPU Socket7. USB BIOS Update Port13. PCIe Disable Switch
2. 2x DDR5 DIMMs8. 21 Phase Digital VRM14. Slow Mode Switch
3. 3x M.2 Gen4 Key-M Slots9. Pump Headers15. Right Angle Power Connectors
4. PCIe 5.0 x16 (x8) Slot10. 2x ARGB / 2x RGB Headers16. Multi-Function POST Indicator
5. 3x 110mm M.2 Gen4 Key-M Slots11. Supplemental PCIe 6 Pin Power17. BIOS Select Switch
6. U.2 Port12. ProbeIt Header

Discover the possibilities with 12th Gen Intel Core Processors

Z690 DARK K|NGP|N DDR5 6600MHzZ690 DARK K|NGP|N PCIe Gen 5.0 and Gen4 M.2Z690 DARK K|NGP|N NVIDIA SLI Ready
DDR5 6600MHz+(OC) DIMM Support
Native PCIe Gen 5.0 x16 Slots and Gen 4.0 M.2 Slots
NVIDIA SLI Ready with Metal Reinforced PCIe Slots

DARK K|NGP|N Cooling Solution

Twin fans for ultimate cooling90 Degree Rotated Socket
Twin fans for ultimate cooling
90-Degree Rotated Socket


Z690 DARK 21-Phase Power DesignZ690 DARK 10 Layers PCBZ690 DARK Multi-Function POST IndicatorZ690 DARK Wi-Fi/BT Antenna
21-Phase Power Design
10 Layers PCB
Multi-Function POST Indicator
EVGA Wi-Fi/BT Antenna
Z690 DARK Dual Intel 2.5GbE NICs
Z690 DARK ProbeIt Header
Z690 DARK Right Angle Power Connectors
Dual Intel 2.5GbE NICs
ProbeIt Header
Right Angle Power Connectors


Z690 DARK ELEET X1 OCZ690 DARK Real-Time MonitoringZ690 DARK Peace of Mind Overclocking
Overclocking - Quick and Easy
Real-Time Monitoring for System Vitals
Essential Utility for Peace of Mind Overclocking

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About EVGA
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