GIGABYTE Z490 Vision D

One of GIGABYTE's most premium models for content creators over the last couple of years has been via its Designare brand. GIGABYTE has changed this for Z490 and has replaced it with the Z490 Vision D which represents a much more subtle aesthetic than other models, but not quite as high-end as previous Designare models. The GIGABYTE Z490 Vision D includes three PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots, a 12-phase power delivery, an Intel 2.5 G and Wi-Fi 6 networking pairing, with dual Thunderbolt 3 Type-C and a Realtek ALC1220-VB HD audio codec.

The GIGABYTE Z490 Vision D blends a mixture of black and grey heatsinks, with an all-black PCB, with some integrated RGB LEDs in the rear panel cover and chipset heatsink. A Designaire logo is present on the chipset heatsink, with this signifying the board's lineage for content creators. The board has three full-length PCIe 3.0 slots which operate at x16, x8/x8, and x8/x8/+4, with a single PCIe 3.0 slot. For storage, the GIGABYTE Z490 Vision D has three PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots, each with its own individual heatsinks, and has six SATA ports with RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 array support. There are four memory slots which support up to DDR4-4800, with support for up to 128 GB of memory capacity.

On the rear panel is two Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C ports, with two USB 3.2 G1 Type-A ports supporting the boards ESS Sabre DAC UP audio chip. Also present are two USB 3.2 G2 10 Gbps Type-A, with two USB 3.2 G1 Type-A, and two USB 2.0 ports. There are dual Ethernet ports on the rear panel, one controlled by an Intel I225 2.5 G controller, and the other by an Intel I219-V Gigabit controller. The Z490 Vision D also includes an Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6 wireless interface which adds support for BT 5.1 devices. The five 3.5 mm audio jacks and S/PDIF optical output are powered by a Realtek ALC1220 HD audio codec, while a pair of video outputs consisting of a DisplayPort 1.4, and HDMI output make up the rest of the boards rear panel.

The GIGABYTE Z490 Vision D includes dual Thunderbolt 3 Type-C boards on the rear panel which puts it as one of just a small select few to feature this, with the Designare rebranded model geared up towards professionals and content creators. With dual Ethernet including Intel's I225 2.5 G controller, Wi-Fi 6 support, and triple PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2, it's clear the Z490 Vision D is going to be popular with those looking for a mixture of premium controllers on a subtle and neutral looking board. The GIGABYTE Z490 Vision D has an MSRP of $299 which seems very reasonable on paper given all of its features.

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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

    I basically make about $12,000-$18,000 a month online. It’s enough to comfortably replace my I was amazed how easy it was after I tried it . This is what I’ve been doing old jobs income, especially considering I only work about 10-13 hours a week from home… ­w­w­w.i­Ⅽ­a­s­h­6­8.Ⅽ­o­m­ Reply
  • 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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