Review: EVGA Z690 DARK KingPiN


The test configuration:

Here are the different components that equip our test platform. For the publication of these tests, I used the latest BIOS received although new versions will certainly be available in the days to come. MSI has been very reactive on the update of its BIOS during the launch.

We will also offer you in the coming weeks several overclocking guides for your processor but also for your memory kit.

  • Motherboard : EVGA Z690 DARK KingPiN
  • Processor: Intel i9-13900K
  • Memory : 32 GB Teamgroup Delta RGB 7200 MT/s CL34
  • Graphics Card: MSI GT 710
  • Cooling system : EK loop + EK-Quantum Velocity²waterblock
  • SSD : Western Digital SN850 NVMe SSD M.2
  • Power supply : be quiet! Dark Power PRO 12 1500w
  • Operating system : Windows 10 64 bit

A quick tour through CPU-Z to make sure everything is in order before we start our tests. We notice that with this version 2.0, our i9-12900KS is perfectly recognized as well as the DDR5 memory. We can see that CPU-Z recognizes the 8+8 (8 P-core + 8 E-core).