Colorful iGame Z490 Vulcan X V20

Colorful usually targets its motherboard models for release in the Asian market. it has announced that it intends to release two ATX sized models for Intel's 10th generation processors. The first of the two is the iGame Z490 Vulcan X V20 which has an aggressive RGB inspired styling, with black and grey heatsinks, on a black and grey printed PCB. Some of its core features include two PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots, six SATA ports, with an Intel 2.5 G Ethernet controller and a Realtek ALC1220 HD audio codec.

Looking at an overall view of the board, the Z490 Vulcan X V20 has plenty of integrated RGB LED lighting with zones in the rear panel cover, the chipset heat sink, underneath the top M.2 heatsink, and along the right-hand side of the board. At the bottom is three full-length PCIe 3.0 slots which run at x16, x8/x8, and x8/x8/+4, with three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. For storage, there is two PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots, with six SATA ports that support RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 arrays. Each M.2 slot has individual heatsinks, while an overclocker's toolkit is located in the top-right hand corner. This consists of a power button, a reset button, and a three-digit LED Debugger. Colorful is advertising a 12+2 power delivery, with memory support for up to 128 GB of DDR4-4000 memory across four slots.

On the rear panel are three USB 3.2 G1 Type-A, one USB 3.2 G1 Type-C, and two USB 2.0 ports. Powering the boards five 3.5 mm audio jacks and S/PDIF optical output is a Realtek ALC1220 HD audio codec, while the networking is handled by a single Intel I225-V 2.5 G Ethernet controller. A DisplayPort and HDMI pair of video outputs provide support for Intel's integrated graphics.

Overall, the Colorful iGame Z490 Vulcan X V20 looks flashy, but stylish at the same time. Colorful hasn't specified which markets this model will be released in, nor has it shared any pricing information.

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  • DanNeely - Thursday, April 30, 2020 - link

    I really hate when new articles are inserted below the lead spot because it's hit or miss if I ever notice them. I missed this one during several visits to the site and only found it when Google suggested it in response to a search I made. Reply
  • Jedibeeftrix - Friday, May 1, 2020 - link

    agreed, i found this by accident, and check AT twice or more a day. Reply
  • sunshinerevans55 - Sunday, May 3, 2020 - link

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  • YB1064 - Monday, May 4, 2020 - link

    This must have taken some writing. Kudos to the author(s). A good one stop article for anybody planning on going the Intel route. Intel seem to be adept at packaging old milk (not wine) in a new bottle. At least increase the number of PCIe lanes... Reply
  • boozed - Monday, May 4, 2020 - link

    I recommend using the RSS feed, then you get everything and you get it chronologically. Reply
  • Exodite - Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - link

    +1 on RSS!

    The "magazine layout" that plagues many sites and makes it impossible to distinguish between old articles, new articles and commercials can thankfully still be avoided through RSS.
    Reply
  • Wardrop - Friday, May 1, 2020 - link

    Funny that ASRock are the only manufacturers to have a mATX X570 motherboard for AMD's platform, yet for Intel they're the only one's NOT to have a mATX motherboard. Reply
  • Beaver M. - Saturday, May 2, 2020 - link

    You mean they are relevant again, because they have fixed their stereotypical USB issues? Reply
  • Marlin1975 - Friday, May 1, 2020 - link

    So in other words a re-spin of previous chipset with little to no real useful extra features but will require a new board. Classic intel. This is one of many reasons my last system was Intel and my new system is AMD now.

    Unless you are a intel fanboy why keep supporting this?
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  • regsEx - Friday, May 1, 2020 - link

    New networking controllers, support for PCIe 4 CPUs (RKL-S that will be released in future).
    Some boards also have USB Gen 2x2 support with external ASMedia controller. I know no any X570 board with USB Gen 2x2 support. Only Gen 2x1.
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