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Gigabyte Z490 VISION G

Black Haru

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The Vision line from Gigabyte is targeted at content creators with a focus on connectivity, performance, and durability. Well-featured and targeted squarely at the mainstream US$200 price point, the Vision G could be an attractive option for those looking for something a little different.

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Got this one some weeks ago for my brother's PC that needed 3 PCIe slots, an Intel GPU, and support for both PCIe4 (so the penalty at 8x mode is not that high) and Gen 11 graphics later on. The board is fantastic, nothing to complain.

Small detail, the shipped BIOS doesn't look like the one in the pics, you need to update it first.
 

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I wonder how Gigabyte desings their Vision mainboards.
The B550 Vision D has AX wifi, two Titan Ridge (Thunderbolt) ports and two Gb LAN ports which makes it special between other B550 boards.
OTOH this board has no wifi, no Thunderbolt (just support for add-on cards) and one 2.5Gb LAN which is nothing special, rather price oriented.

BTW, there's mistake on the third page: "There are three M.2 slots on the Gigabyte Z490 Vision G." There are only two slots.
 
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BTW, there's mistake on the third page: "There are three M.2 slots on the Gigabyte Z490 Vision G." There are only two slots.
Should have gone to Specsavers.
There's three M2 slots.

Gotta love that typo on the VRM heatsink, color: Sliver.
 

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I understand now. They have Z490 Vision D with Thunderbolt, wifi and three M.2 slots, so my comment above is pointless.
 
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BTW, there's mistake on the third page: "There are three M.2 slots on the Gigabyte Z490 Vision G." There are only two slots.
There are 3, the top one without a heatsink will only work on Gen 11 CPUs.
 
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I understand now. They have Z490 Vision D with Thunderbolt, wifi and three M.2 slots, so my comment above is pointless.
Nice try at backpeddling, but this review is for the Vision G and it clearly shows three slots.
 
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"Generally speaking, when it comes to long-term platform support, AMD has been the trendsetter. " Yeah, no.

Yeah, let's start a review of a production environment targeted INTEL board with two paragrpahs about AMD. "/r/AMD represent!" right?

"insert bunch of info here dating back to AMD's 386 era and me owning them to pad my credibility", but forget all that. For the younger PC gear enthusiasts all I have to mention is my recent Gigabyte X370 Gaming 5 motherboard experience and how the promised compatibility or the "long-term platform support", to quote the review article, never expanded past the 1600X that went into it originally. A WinRaid-forums hacked BIOS might have afforded me some Zen+ compatibility. Once Zen2 rolled around it was game over, for what amounted to a relatively pricey X370 chipset flagship motherboard. Zen3 you ask? BAHAHAWAA!



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The Gigabyte Z490 Vision G offers three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots.
This is just plain wrong. Please add some info about lane sharing and the actual number of useable lanes per slot.
As we can see clearly from your own image it is physically a maximum of 16/8/4 in x16 wide slots. Not even taking into account that the actual useable setup might get down to 8/8/4 and maybe even just 8/8/disabled if all M2 slots are used.
 
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