Moving onto the other Z490 model EVGA has up its sleeve for Intel's 10th generation processors is the EVGA Z490 FTW WiFi. It follows a more conventional design when compared to the Z490 Dark, and has some noteworthy features. These include two PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots, six SATA ports, with an Intel Gigabit Ethernet controller and a WiFi 5 wireless interface.

Based on the ATX form factor, the EVGA Z490 Dark has a simplistic silver and black theme throughout including the rear panel cover and a black ridged chipset heatsink. On the power delivery, EVGA is advertising a 14-phase design and has a large pair of heatsinks which are interconnected via a heat pipe. Providing power to the CPU is an 8-pin and 4-pin 12 V ATX combo. There are two full-length PCIe 3.0 slots which run at x16, and x8/x8, with a single PCIe 3.0 x1 slot. For storage is two PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots, with six SATA ports, four from the chipset and two from an ASMedia controller. Across the boards four memory slots, there is support for up to 128 GB of DDR4-4400 memory.

Looking at the rear panel, EVGA has included two USB 3.2 G1 Type-C, four USB 3.2 G2 Type-A, and two USB 3.2 G1 Type-A ports. Powering the single Ethernet port is an Intel I219-AT Gigabit Ethernet controller, with an unspecified wireless interface. Driving the five 3.5 mm audio jacks and S/PDIF optical output is a Realtek ALC1220 HD audio codec, which is assisted by an EVGA NU Audio SV3H615 headphone amplifier. Also present is a clear CMOS button, an HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2 video output pairing, as well as a single PS/2 keyboard and mouse combo port.

At present, EVGA hasn't given us a price for the Z490 FTW WiFi, but it's not expected to be too high considering its mid-range controller set. It takes some elements of previous EVGA models with its styling, and the neutral black and silver theme will please many users looking to build a new system. Included in the software bundle is EVGA's accessible and intuitive ELEET X1 Tuning utility. At the same time, there is an onboard power and reset button with the same dual CPU, and temperature monitors from the Z490 Dark are present on this model too.

EVGA Z490 Dark GIGABYTE Z490 Aorus Xtreme and Xtreme WaterForce


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  • DanNeely - Thursday, April 30, 2020 - link

    I really hate when new articles are inserted below the lead spot because it's hit or miss if I ever notice them. I missed this one during several visits to the site and only found it when Google suggested it in response to a search I made. Reply
  • Jedibeeftrix - Friday, May 1, 2020 - link

    agreed, i found this by accident, and check AT twice or more a day. Reply
  • sunshinerevans55 - Sunday, May 3, 2020 - link

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  • YB1064 - Monday, May 4, 2020 - link

    This must have taken some writing. Kudos to the author(s). A good one stop article for anybody planning on going the Intel route. Intel seem to be adept at packaging old milk (not wine) in a new bottle. At least increase the number of PCIe lanes... Reply
  • boozed - Monday, May 4, 2020 - link

    I recommend using the RSS feed, then you get everything and you get it chronologically. Reply
  • Exodite - Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - link

    +1 on RSS!

    The "magazine layout" that plagues many sites and makes it impossible to distinguish between old articles, new articles and commercials can thankfully still be avoided through RSS.
  • Wardrop - Friday, May 1, 2020 - link

    Funny that ASRock are the only manufacturers to have a mATX X570 motherboard for AMD's platform, yet for Intel they're the only one's NOT to have a mATX motherboard. Reply
  • Beaver M. - Saturday, May 2, 2020 - link

    You mean they are relevant again, because they have fixed their stereotypical USB issues? Reply
  • Marlin1975 - Friday, May 1, 2020 - link

    So in other words a re-spin of previous chipset with little to no real useful extra features but will require a new board. Classic intel. This is one of many reasons my last system was Intel and my new system is AMD now.

    Unless you are a intel fanboy why keep supporting this?
  • regsEx - Friday, May 1, 2020 - link

    New networking controllers, support for PCIe 4 CPUs (RKL-S that will be released in future).
    Some boards also have USB Gen 2x2 support with external ASMedia controller. I know no any X570 board with USB Gen 2x2 support. Only Gen 2x1.

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