GIGABYTE Z490 Vision G

Eagled eyed users will see that a regular mainstay of GIGABYTE's motherboard series is missing from the launch of Z490, the Gaming SLI. Rebranded with a new look and higher-end feature set to boot, the new GIGABYTE Z490 Vision G adds some class to its gaming-focused models with a very clean and crisp silver and black aesthetic. Some of its core features include a 12-phase power delivery for the CPU, three PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots, and an Intel 2.5 G Ethernet controller.

Using Intersil 50 A power stages for the power delivery, the GIGABYTE Z490 Vision G is using a 12+1 design which is driven by an ISL69269 PWM controller. There are three full-length PCIe 3.0 slots which run at x16, x8/x8, and x8/x8/+4, with two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. For storage, there are three PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots, with six SATA ports with support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 arrays. Only two of the three M.2 slots come with a heat sink, with the design very futuristic and elegant with its silver and black heatsinks, with Vision branding and purple accents. A total of four memory slots provide support for up to DDR4-4400 and can accommodate up to 128 GB.

On the rear panel is a single Ethernet port powered by an Intel I225 2.5 G Ethernet controller, with five 3.5 mm audio jacks and S/PDIF optical output which are powered by a Realtek ALC1220-VB HD audio codec. 

Still fundamentally a Gaming SLI board in all but name and design, it caters to users looking for a more modest cost, but with striking and natural silver and black aesthetics, and purple edging which makes it pop. The GIGABYTE Z490 Vision G has an MSRP of $199 which puts it in a highly competitive entry-level to the mid-range segment, and for the price looks a solid option.

This page will be updated when more information becomes available to us.

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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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