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Z490 VISION G motherboard in review: Gigabyte's official refresher

We gathered for a comprehensive exam Freshly branded - and we've found that there's a lot to be excited about thanks to a very competitive price tag

This time of year has come again, and there is a new Intel resident with the series New and with them a variety of motherboards for a variety of flavors. This time we are advancing on the motherboard of the new Is the VISION G aims to find a good middle ground between the various motherboards and give enough features at a fair price to the pursuers.

Gigabyte hardware maker decided to honor the Z490 She wants to make changes to the branding of her motherboard series. Its new relative series called Designare designed primarily for content creators has been renamed VISION and true to this generation includes two motherboards, the VISION G and VISION D. Technically, the name Designare still remains a record when it can even be seen on the VISION D himself.

The VISION G brings a real refresh to the approach to motherboard design, which is something I'm very happy that She did. So far we have not seen many motherboards in such a design from it, although the concept of simple and relatively colorless motherboards is nothing new.

VISION G's He is a board Which is priced in one of the most competitive price categories of the new generation, $ 200. We know that each manufacturer brought many models only in the narrow range of $ 170 to $ 220.

The motherboard standard is And is expected to fit in any chassis that supports this standard. There are six SATA ports, and three M.2 interfaces only two of which are currently in use simply because these motherboards were created at the thought of the future processors, and not just the XNUMXth generation series processors.

Yes, all new motherboards were built knowing that you were running Another is going to go out and use their full potential, which includes upgrading the PCI-Express interface standard from 3.0 supported in series 10, to standard 4.0 which supports series 11. This includes both the video card interfaces and those for the media. M.2 connected directly to the processor. Means attached to the chipset will remain standard 3.0, for your attention.

DDR4 memory continues to be part of the platform Now and support for high speeds is commonplace. The total volume available is 128GB in four 32GB sticks. The highest speed that Claims that this motherboard can be reached with 5000Mhz. It is important to know that this will not be an easy task at all, requiring knowledge in CPU and memory overclocking. One can expect speeds such as 4000Mhz and 4133Mhz to operate without special effort, however. Our recommendation on which memories will fit will continue to adhere to "as long as the price differences are not very large, Over 3200 Mhz will always be an option, but not a necessity. "

This is how it looks without the plastic cover that covers the heat sinks to the voltage stabilizers. This is one of the honorable heatsinks I got to see at such a price tag, and it is very much in line with a "look-ahead functionality" theme.

The processor power supply system is also not one that needs particularly advanced cooling, thanks to the advanced components that Gigabyte decided to place here. Of the 13 leading steps to the bracket, 12 are for the processing cores within the processor only. Each of them is a SIC651A from Vishay. In other words, this system is configured to handle up to 600A of current per bracket, twice as much as i9 10900K requires under .

The same voltage stabilizers take a voltage of 12V from the power connector on the board, and convert it to the voltage the processor requests. It can be 0.9V or 1.0V or in the case of the 0.9th generation processors it moves on the spectrum between 1.2V and XNUMXV. Doing so requires energy and the same components emit heat, just as the main power supply to a computer emits heat when it Convert from 230V to 12V and other voltages used by computer components.

The reason for such engineering decisions in modern motherboards is that there is a way to improve electrical efficiency when hitting higher the ratio of current to heat emission. As you can see from the graph above, this voltage stabilization component achieves maximum electrical efficiency when it provides only 10A of current to the bracket. As a result, if you decide Turn on ten such steps if the bracket requests 100A, the amount of heat that will be emitted from the voltage stabilizers is optimal. Thus, the components are maintained, low heat output and low power consumption. If the processor needs 50A at a given moment, the voltage controller responsible for operating these stabilizers can shut down phases and raise the efficiency level accordingly, than cause any enrichment to supply current, since only their light emits heat and consumes energy.

The Renesas ISL69269 is one of the most common voltage controllers between boards The various, and many manufacturers decided to assimilate it. There is currently no Datasheet for this controller on the Renesas site, but as I think it is a controller 8 + 2, which means eight controlled channels, and two more separately. In systems like this, you can configure 6 channels out of the 8 available and then divide each work channel between two stages, which is how this system was created. In short - this means that each voltage stabilizer pair can be turned off and on separately, so the steps that will be timed during processor effort will always be in the configuration of 2 \ 4 \ 6 \ 8 \ 10 \ 12.

"Well then, is this system good?" Yes, it is excellent, fantastic, and one that we have seen to date, especially expensive motherboards. Have done here as required and can quickly do as you please.

The heat sinks are the icing on the whipped cream, and the one responsible for most of the voltage-stabilizing phases for the processor cores has an exceptionally large interior area, which almost doesn't bother me at all, half of which is covered in a plastic dress that They really felt that they had to be put there.

The VISION G rear ports are worthy. I've seen significant favors, but there's not much to complain about. The network port reaches up to 2.5Gb per second on the i225 controller . There are four USB ports at 10Gbps, four at 5Gbps (what was known as USB 3.0) and two standard USB 2.0 ports. There are also traditional audio and display interfaces when a voice comes from the Realtek ALC1220-VB controller and a display comes from the built-in graphics core of , If you decide to use it.

In terms of price, I think the amount of back ports is fine. Will do enough here Most of the potential user audience.

The VISION G is the motherboard I have chosen for the exams For criticism mainly because he "came to work" (besides the fact that he also came to work relatively early and gave me the opportunity). It stood fantastic and without any problems under the pressure of the processor. The i9 10900K and its heat sinks remain fairly chilled (in terms of electrical components, please do not rush to touch such components under effort).

His bios are exactly the same bios we have known since undergoing a serious refresh in the Z390 era and thank God for being bios before that was very ... rough. The Welcome Screen provides important general information such as the model and processor speed, along with general operating temperatures, memory information, and the ability to run XMP, as well as devices And your elite order. The Designare logo remains to remind us that this is a continuation of a special branding.

New bios It's great, and it's very easy to find settings that usually look for overclocking. The Tweaker tab has everything you need to do Including multiplication changes and voltage setting.

Favorites tab also exists and comes with a definition provider that Know that we are common, though you can remove and add some definition that you only want from the bullying space into this page. New bios Completes a lot of gaps she had in front of her competitors, and really I'm looking for something to complain about and not so much for. The only thing you might complain about is that the menu and click responses feel a little slow, but that doesn't bother too much.

I really like the "Thessalon" of the VISION G. The design is very reminiscent of what you see on motherboards like the NZXT N7 Z390, very modern and colorless. What interests me most is functionality and quality of components, and here Gives proper service.

Launch price of That's $ 200 before taxes and shipping costs. Its price in Israel at launch is significantly higher. We have been told that due to the higher shipping costs due to the need to be available right from the launch, this is a situation created and that users can reserve models ahead of time without waiting for the slower shipping. Those who crave such a motherboard and have little time to wait can get it at a cheaper cost later this summer.

Recommended - VISION G

If you decide to purchase a new computer based on the LGA1200's bracket And if you want an advanced motherboard to speed, the Z490 VISION G is a great choice. The level of polish, the quality of the components and the user experience that Reached her in this generation is commendable. The motherboard price is slightly higher at launch, but will become very competitive in the local market soon.

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