At Computex 2019 EVGA was showing off their latest motherboard which is the SR-3 DARK. This socket LGA3467 motherboard is based on the Intel C621 chipset and is specially made for the Intel Xeon W-3175X 28-core HEDT processor. This makes EVGA the third company to come out with a board like this, you have ASUS with their ROG Dominus Extreme and Gigabyte with their C621 Aorus Xtreme.
Unlike those two boards this board is actually in the E-ATX format. The boards from ASUS and Gigabyte are in the larger EEB format, which does not fit in traditional full towers. So you can actually mount this board in cases that support E-ATX.
EVGA likes to do things differently with their motherboards and this board is no different. To start the CPU socket is orientated sideways, just like how it is on their Z390 DARK board. There is also only one slot per memory channel, so you don’t have to worry about multi-slot topology hindering your memory OC in any way.
The CPU VRM is located to the right of the CPU socket and very close to the board’s angled power inputs which include a 24-pin ATX power connection and four, yes four 8-pin EPS inputs! There are also two SATA power, one PCI-Express 6-pin to stabilize power for the board. The power delivery components as well as the C621 PCH are liquid-cooled by a large monoblock that is embedded into an aluminum heatsink. The block features a clear acrylic top and the coolant channel will run over the CPU VRM first before moving coolant through a fin-lattice over the PCH.
This board will offer four NVMe storage interfaces, there are two M.2-22110 slots and two U.2 ports. There are also six PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (EVGA had to sacrifice 2 slots to make this an ATX board). As far USB connectivity goes there are eight USB 3.0 and two USB 3.1 gen 2 ports (including a type-C port), and six USB 3.0 ports by headers. For networking you have two 10 GbE interfaces, and one 1 GbE. Finallyh you have 10-channel HD audio.
The board will go on sale for $2000 and will be available to EVGA Associate Members.