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2023/07/05 16:03:34 (permalink)
Although I haven't seen any solid news on the 14900k's, I am interested in purchasing Z790 Dark .. but wanting to hold off until I hear something about the upcoming refresh of CPU's. 
 
I saw Gigabyte had a BIOS update that included support for "next generation CPUs" on its Z790 platform, and was curious if there has been any mention of the Dark's or Classified's being next-gen compatible.
 
Thanks! 
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Re: Will the EVGA Dark Z790 support the 14900k when released? 2023/07/05 18:25:33 (permalink)
I heard rumors that Intel may use a new socket for desktops, and the refresh was only for the other platforms, but if you saw something like that for Z790 boards from a manufacturer, then it must be going in that direction.   I couldn't imagine EVGA not doing it.  EVGA always seems to be ahead of industry standard in terms of BIOS especially.  I would pretty much count on it, but don't take it from me, I am only speculator.  

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Re: Will the EVGA Dark Z790 support the 14900k when released? 2023/07/05 19:06:23 (permalink)
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EVGA always seems to be ahead of industry standard in terms of BIOS especially.

Ha!  Software and firmware have been what EVGA has consistently struggled with the most.  I would rate them below average.
I would pretty much count on it, but don't take it from me, I am only speculator.

I think it is unlikely.  EVGA seems dead to me.  Who even is still an EVGA employee?  I wouldn't say never, but I definitely would not "count on it" when making a relevant decision.
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Re: Will the EVGA Dark Z790 support the 14900k when released? 2023/07/06 01:16:37 (permalink)
https://forums.evga.com/Profile/167829/
 
has been active a few hours back, AFAIK he is one of the two Bios guys left, and the TO / poster of the Beta Bios 1.15 Thread.
no idea if this means something, no statement from guys @ or with EVGA all, i assume EVGA shut down is just getting closer.
post edited by ironage - 2023/07/06 01:56:58
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Re: Will the EVGA Dark Z790 support the 14900k when released? 2023/07/06 13:22:42 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby EVGATech_ChrisB 2023/07/06 13:22:58
Hello,
We are working on an updated BIOS to incorporate support for the next generation Intel CPUs on our Z690 and Z790 Motherboards. Once we have more information available it will be posted on our website.
Thank you everyone for your patience.



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Re: Will the EVGA Dark Z790 support the 14900k when released? 2023/07/06 13:40:14 (permalink)
Excellent news, thank you Chris. So there IS hope for our X570 boards to get BIOS still then too i assume.

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Re: Will the EVGA Dark Z790 support the 14900k when released? 2023/07/06 14:14:27 (permalink)
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We are working on an updated BIOS to incorporate support for the next generation Intel CPUs on our Z690 and Z790 Motherboards.



Thanks, that's indeed great news, appreciate it very much and spread the words.
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Re: Will the EVGA Dark Z790 support the 14900k when released? 2023/07/06 16:32:06 (permalink)
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Hello,
We are working on an updated BIOS to incorporate support for the next generation Intel CPUs on our Z690 and Z790 Motherboards. Once we have more information available it will be posted on our website.
Thank you everyone for your patience.




Thank you for the update! 

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Re: Will the EVGA Dark Z790 support the 14900k when released? 2023/07/07 12:41:57 (permalink)
Well now im not sure what to do. Confimation that current Z790 boards will support 14900k's and will be updated as such, but now hearing EVGA is getting out of the mobo side of business. Guess it would kind of stink to purchase a Dark only for there to be no new BIOS updates after the new CPU's release.
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Re: Will the EVGA Dark Z790 support the 14900k when released? 2023/07/07 13:32:32 (permalink)
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Well now im not sure what to do. Confimation that current Z790 boards will support 14900k's and will be updated as such, but now hearing EVGA is getting out of the mobo side of business. Guess it would kind of stink to purchase a Dark only for there to be no new BIOS updates after the new CPU's release.


The Dark is an excellent board, but a board intended for experienced enthusiast users who can tolerate at least a mild level of sw support, as for example I pointed out in a special thread the drivers are never updated, ever.

In short, you cannot expect the support that the apex receives, forget it, but you will have a great piece of hardware with some technical solutions that still remain unique in its field.
 
 
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in summary i love this board and i can tolerate this behavior, but only because i have several other systems, in the current situation i wouldn't buy an evga motherboard if it was my only pc.
 
post edited by nlodeserto - 2023/07/07 13:37:33

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Re: Will the EVGA Dark Z790 support the 14900k when released? 2024/03/02 12:03:07 (permalink)
So, does the z790 dark kp support 14900k?
I can't find a modern BIOS for that....

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Re: Will the EVGA Dark Z790 support the 14900k when released? 2024/03/04 15:09:19 (permalink)
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So, does the z790 dark kp support 14900k?
I can't find a modern BIOS for that....


Feels like they lied. Take em to court 
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Re: Will the EVGA Dark Z790 support the 14900k when released? 2024/04/07 02:14:24 (permalink)
Can confirm it does, I initially flashed 1.13 and booted fine then flashed 1.14 and helped with 8000mhz ram. It's hard to cool tho, have it delidded and ek direct die and it still hits 100c without undervolting in cinebench.
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Re: Will the EVGA Dark Z790 support the 14900k when released? 2024/04/08 20:32:42 (permalink)
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Can confirm it does,

Not really.
Bare minimum functionality, wrong frequency/voltage, and missing specific features.

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Re: Will the EVGA Dark Z790 support the 14900k when released? 2024/04/23 14:42:40 (permalink)
Hi,

I got a call and follow up email from Chris as well, regarding two new beta BIOSs for Z790 boards, Classified and KingPin.

The email message is:

"Thank you for your time on the phone and attached is the BETA BIOS for the E798 and E799 MBs which can support the current gen Intel processors.

Also please take note that EVGA strongly suggest using the current BIOS unless you want to use a current next Gen CPU and only flash to #3 on the Motherboard so you can go back to previous BIOS if any issues.

Sincerely,
Chris Bencivenga
EVGA Operations Manager"

He stated I can share them. See below

Download Link (remove the empty space to get the URL):

https:// w6py7-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/karthik_ithelp4u_ca/EvXKLUi2ZypFtT-nwWY8eh0BY7BXJg2RIeY70HJYfi4rRg?e=sviB89
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Re: Will the EVGA Dark Z790 support the 14900k when released? 2024/04/24 03:45:09 (permalink)
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Hi,

I got a call and follow up email from Chris as well, regarding two new beta BIOSs for Z790 boards, Classified and KingPin.

The email message is:

"Thank you for your time on the phone and attached is the BETA BIOS for the E798 and E799 MBs which can support the current gen Intel processors.

Also please take note that EVGA strongly suggest using the current BIOS unless you want to use a current next Gen CPU and only flash to #3 on the Motherboard so you can go back to previous BIOS if any issues.

Sincerely,
Chris Bencivenga
EVGA Operations Manager"

He stated I can share them. See below

Download Link (remove the empty space to get the URL):

https:// w6py7-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/karthik_ithelp4u_ca/EvXKLUi2ZypFtT-nwWY8eh0BY7BXJg2RIeY70HJYfi4rRg?e=sviB89

Thanks a lot!
 
ps: just for the records E798 is the Z790 Classified and E799 is the Z790 Dark

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Re: Will the EVGA Dark Z790 support the 14900k when released? 2024/05/15 12:23:50 (permalink)
Has anyone installed the beta bios and if so, have you noticed any issues with current gen Intel CPUs
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