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Gigabyte includes a few applications designed for a variety of functions, including RGB lighting control, audio, system monitoring, and overclocking. Below, we’ve captured several screenshots of the App Center, @BIOS, SIV, RGB Fusion and Easy Tune.
To give you a sense of the Firmware, we’ve gathered screenshots showing a majority of the BIOS screens.
The BIOS on Gigabyte’s Z490 boards has worked well for me since release. The format of headings across the top, with most details on a single page or one level down makes for easy navigation. The biggest difference here is the white-and-gold color theme, compared to the darker designs found with most of the company’s other motherboards.
Our test system uses Windows 10 64-bit OS (1909) with all threat mitigations applied. The motherboard BIOS used is the latest non-beta available to the public, unless otherwise noted. The hardware used is as follows:
|CPU||Intel i9-10900K||Row 0 - Cell 2|
|Memory||G.Skill Trident Z Neo 2x8GB DDR4 3600 (F4-3600C16D-16GTZNC)||Row 1 - Cell 2|
|Memory 2||G.Skill Trident Z Royale 4x8GB DDR4 4000 (F4-4000C18Q-32GTRS)||Row 2 - Cell 2|
|GPU||Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070||Row 3 - Cell 2|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H150i||Row 4 - Cell 2|
|PSU||Corsair AX1200i||Row 5 - Cell 2|
|Software||Windows 10 64-bit 1909||Row 6 - Cell 2|
|Graphics Driver||Nvidia Driver 445.75||Row 7 - Cell 2|
|Sound||Integrated HD audio||Row 8 - Cell 2|
|Network||Integrated Networking (GbE or 2.5 GbE)||Row 9 - Cell 2|
|Graphics Driver||GeForce 445.74||Row 10 - Cell 2|
|Synthetic Benchmarks and Settings||Row 0 - Cell 1|
|PCMark 10||Version 2.1.2177 64|
|Row 2 - Cell 0||Essentials, Productivity, Digital Content Creation, MS Office|
|3DMark||Version 2.11.6866 64|
|Row 4 - Cell 0||Firestrike Extreme and Time Spy Default Presets|
|Cinebench R20||Version RBBENCHMARK271150|
|Row 6 - Cell 0||Open GL Benchmark - Single and Multi-threaded|
|Application Tests and Settings||Row 7 - Cell 1|
|LAME MP3||Version SSE2_2019|
|Row 9 - Cell 0||Mixed 271MB WAV to mp3: Command: -b 160 --nores (160Kb/s)|
|HandBrake CLI||Version: 1.2.2|
|Row 11 - Cell 0||Sintel Open Movie Project: 4.19GB 4K mkv to x264 (light AVX) and x265 (heavy AVX)|
|Corona 1.4||Version 1.4|
|Row 13 - Cell 0||Custom benchmark|
|Row 15 - Cell 0||Integrated benchmark|
|Game Tests and Settings||Row 16 - Cell 1|
|The Division 2||Ultra Preset - 1920 x 1080|
|Forza Horizon 4||Ultra Preset - 1920 x 1080|
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Does Gigabyte have an AMD equivalent? For Creators?Reply
Would their x570 Master come close?
I bought the D just for Thunderbolt. Works well, but not as fast transferring large files as the TB on my Mac.Reply
Note to those thinking of buying. The M.2 shields do not work for what they are intended. They make SSDs run hotter than with them off. I have 4 different ones, mainly used for storage. My 970 Evo is my boot drive, I also tried the Sabrent Rocket, the Corsair MP510 and the WD SN750, all 1TB drives except the Sabrent (2TB) and all run ~10C higher with the SSD covers on.
Its a decent board, but the drivers for TB on the Windows platform could use some finesse. It should transfer as fast as my 2020 iMac according to Intel, but it is definitely slower. Overall though. Its a good board, running Intel i9-10850k, 32GB DDR4 3600, Sapphire Radeon RX5700XT Nitro+ all wrapped in a Bequiet PureBase 500DX