Colorful iGame CVN Z490 Gaming Pro V20

The Colorful iGame CVN Z490 Gaming Pro V20 is another ATX model at launch. It seems to be the go-to motherboard for fans of the armed forces with not military-themed models around these days, e.g. GIGABYTE Z87 Sniper G1. The iGame CVN Z490 Gaming Pro V20 has a naval theme which is based on a CVN class aircraft carrier from the American military, with an entry-level feature set.

Looking at the Z490 Gaming Pro V20, it has silver heatsinks with the rear panel cover doubling up as one of two power delivery heatsinks. It has a black and grey printed PCB, with two full-length PCIe 3.0 slots which operate at x16/+4, with three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. There are two PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots, with six SATA ports with support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 arrays. In terms of memory support, it has four memory slots with support for DDR4-4000, with a maximum capacity of up to 128 GB.

On the rear panel is a single USB 3.2 G2 Type-C, one USB 3.2 G2 Type-A, two USB 3.2 G1 Type-A, and two USB 2.0 ports. Also featured is a single Realtek RTL8111H Ethernet port, with a Realtek ALC892 powering the five 3.5 mm audio jacks and S/PDIF optical output. Finishing off the rear panel is a DisplayPort and HDMI pair of video outputs.

While it shouts bare essential, it has unique styling with its navy CVN class aircraft carrier roots. It has a budget-level spec list which is spearheaded by a pair of PCIe 3.0 M.2 slots and an advertised 10-phase power delivery. While we don’t currently have any information on pricing, it’s likely to slot into the $150-200 pricing segment.

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  • plonk420 - Sunday, May 3, 2020 - link

    noice! thanks for the VRM information! amusingly (to myself), i look at VRM stuff before i look at I/O :D Reply
  • kwinz - Monday, May 4, 2020 - link

    I genuinely don't know why this new chipset exists. It bringa virtually nothing new. DMI 3.0 in a new chipset is a disgrace. Reply
  • Oxford Guy - Thursday, May 7, 2020 - link

    "I genuinely don't know why this new chipset exists."

    Smoke and mirrors is fun?

    Landfills are hungry?
    Reply
  • mrvco - Monday, May 4, 2020 - link

    Gotta keep those mobo mfgs busy I guess. Hopefully Intel’s Groundhog Day antics don’t distract them too much from the B550 boards I’m waiting patiently on. Reply
  • MadAd - Monday, May 4, 2020 - link

    Not again, yet another tired selection of ATX clunkers, with a few mandatory ITX thrown in .When on earth are we/the industry going to move on from this prehistoric outdated form format! Reply
  • AdditionalPylons - Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - link

    Very glad to see 2.5GbE finally becoming more common. Hopefully this convinces network switch manufacturers to get out some cheaper 2.5+ GbE switches soon. Reply
  • DarkAndHungryGod - Thursday, May 7, 2020 - link

    The Intel Smart Sound support is duplicated in the first table, Intel Chipset Comparison, and there is one difference between both entries. Reply
  • duploxxx - Friday, May 8, 2020 - link

    conclusion: an amazing high count of motherboards for a wasted CPU generation….

    who ever believes that this is a platform to buy think twice. Knowing Intel I would not fall into the Multi generationCPU / chipset support..... i am sure the super turbo will look nice from benchmark perspective….
    Reply
  • nonoverclock - Thursday, May 21, 2020 - link

    I'm upgrading from an i7 4770 and want to get the latest, so for me, I'm quite interested in this gen. Reply
  • joshw351 - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - link

    I like how these mobo manufacturers think they can charge 1k for a motherboard when you can throw a 150-200$ waterblock from EK on a regular mobo. Reply

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