EVGA teases its first motherboard with an AMD chipset

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What you need to know

  • EVGA teased a motherboard built with an AMD chipset.
  • Its short video may hint at an upcoming EVGA X570 Dark.
  • EVGA has never made a motherboard with an AMD chipset.

EVGA just teased an AMD motherboard, causing excitement across the PC building community. The clip is only nine seconds long, but it hints at an AMD motherboard from EVGA's Dark series. Tom's Hardware speculates that it is likely teasing the EVGA X570 Dark, though the company could reveal a surprise.

EVGA's tease is especially big news because the company has strong ties with NVIDIA and Intel. EVGA has never made a motherboard with an AMD chipset. It has some motherboards, such as the EVGA nForce 730a, that work with AMD processors, but those are made with NVIDIA chipsets.

People on the AMD subreddit are buzzing about EVGA's tease. If EVGA does indeed ship an X570 motherboard built for AMD hardware, it could quickly become one of the best motherboards.

AMD's Ryzen 5000-series chips are some of the best CPUs available, so it makes sense that EVGA would want motherboards to match.

Those wanting to build their own PC in 2021 should look forward to more options from EVGA. The company's Dark line of motherboards is well-reviewed, and it may be the right time for EVGA to expand its offering.

Some speculate that EVGA may continue to expand its hardware offering, including moving into the GPU space. Others have said that EVGA making GPUs is less likely than Hell, or an old AMD CPU, freezing over. Strange things have happened in the PC-building space, so only time will tell what EVGA will do going forward.

Sean Endicott
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