the_Scarlet_oneEVGA is late because they spend a LOT more time testing different variations of the board and tweaking everything to operate at the specification they need it to run at to perform at its best. EVGA is also a MUCH smaller company than the other manufacturers, so it takes them longer to get all of the testing complete, versus the other major companies that will fire off their boards and then later address issues.Think back to x299 release, and how long the x299 Dark took to release, and then the heat issues from the VRM, where ASUS had shotgunned out the rampage Vi extreme and apex with bog standard heat sinks that needed more cooling. But hey, they got to the market faster so who cares about the issues.EVGA has been very focused on making their boards better with every single generation, and the z590 boards featured a MAJOR change that not one single other manufacturer has done. Do you know what they changed?
the_Scarlet_oneYep, the shifted the spacing of the PCIe slots so that a consumer board can actually use NVLink, since the 3090 only has a 4 slot link available at a decent price.
RogueMasterEVGA may be 'late', but you'll get a quality board with actual customer service to back it up.With Asus, you get what you get, and good luck getting support for it.
bavor I've never had an issue with Asus RMA/Support. They always resolved my issues. They are just slower than EVGA when it comes to RMAs because they don't offer cross shipping.