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Gigabyte Z490 Vision D and Vision G Review: For Creators

Good performance, designed for Creators

GIGABYTE Z490 VISION G & D
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Software

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.

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Firmware

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.

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Test System

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:

CPUIntel i9-10900K
MemoryG.Skill Trident Z Neo 2x8GB DDR4 3600 (F4-3600C16D-16GTZNC)
Memory 2G.Skill Trident Z Royale 4x8GB DDR4 4000 (F4-4000C18Q-32GTRS)
GPUAsus ROG Strix RTX 2070
CPU CoolerCorsair H150i
PSUCorsair AX1200i
SoftwareWindows 10 64-bit 1909
Graphics DriverNvidia Driver 445.75
SoundIntegrated HD audio
NetworkIntegrated Networking (GbE or 2.5 GbE)
Graphics DriverGeForce 445.74

Benchmark Settings

Synthetic Benchmarks and Settings
PCMark 10Version 2.1.2177 64
Essentials, Productivity, Digital Content Creation, MS Office
3DMarkVersion 2.11.6866 64
Firestrike Extreme and Time Spy Default Presets
Cinebench R20Version RBBENCHMARK271150
Open GL Benchmark - Single and Multi-threaded
Application Tests and Settings
LAME MP3Version SSE2_2019
Mixed 271MB WAV to mp3: Command: -b 160 --nores (160Kb/s)
HandBrake CLIVersion: 1.2.2
Sintel Open Movie Project: 4.19GB 4K mkv to x264 (light AVX) and x265 (heavy AVX)
Corona 1.4Version 1.4
Custom benchmark
7-ZipVersion 19.00
Integrated benchmark
Game Tests and Settings
The Division 2Ultra Preset - 1920 x 1080
Forza Horizon 4Ultra Preset - 1920 x 1080

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  • seanzeu
    Does Gigabyte have an AMD equivalent? For Creators?

    Would their x570 Master come close?
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  • Loadedaxe
    I bought the D just for Thunderbolt. Works well, but not as fast transferring large files as the TB on my Mac.
    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
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