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GIGABYTE Z590 Vision G
Moving away from GIGBAYTE's gaming-focused Z590 models, its Vision series is designed for content creators, focusing on performance and creativity. Although any Z590 model will generally perform within the limitations of the processor installed, the GIGABYTE Z590 Vision G brings GIGABYTE's VisionLink into play, which allows plenty of functionality surrounding the USB Type-C ports. It follows a very light aesthetic with white and silver heatsinks and purple accented strips on the rear panel cover and just above the chipset heatsink for some color contrast.
The Z590 Vision G includes three full-length PCIe slots, with the top slot operating at PCIe 4.0 x16, and the other two at PCIe 3.0 x4. The full-length slots' restrictions reflect the impressive storage options, with four M.2 slots, two operating at PCIe 4.0 x4 and the other two at PCIe 3.0 x4, with six SATA ports that include support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 arrays. At the time of writing, GIGABYTE hasn't released the QVL list for the Z590 Vision G, so memory is listed at Intel spec DDR4-3200, although there are four memory slots with support for up to 128 GB. While many models on Z590 are utilizing the native USB 3.2 G2x2 support, GIGABYTE adds one USB G2x2 Type-C front panel header on top of what's on the rear panel.
On the rear panel is a pair of USB 3.2 G2x2 Type-C ports with a single DisplayPort video input, with a further two USB 3.2 G2 Type-A, four USB 3.2 G1 Type-A, and two USB 2.0 ports. The GIGABYTE Z590 Vision G includes an Intel I225-V 2.5 GbE controller, with six 3.5 mm audio jacks powered by Realtek's latest ALC4080 HD audio codec. For users planning on using Intel's integrated graphics, there's a single HDMI video output, and last but not least, GIGABYTE includes a PS/2 keyboard and mouse legacy input.
At the time of writing, GIGABYTE hasn't shared any details on its Z590 models' pricing.