It is great to see Gigabyte continue their line of Vision motherboards that are geared towards creators and digital artists. I always find it interesting to see if a company is actually really creating a board line for a specific group of people or they are just slapping a different color scheme on it and calling it something different. So how much past what they actual Z590 chipset offers does Gigabyte put on this board for creators?
Well the first thing would definitely have to be the VisionLink connector, which provides up to 60W of power for digital artists to use their pen displays, but it also provides data transfer and video output. You also get a DisplayPort input for brining in video from another device. Then we come down to storage. First off you get four M.2 slots, which rivals many HEDT boards. The top slot is Gen4, while the other three a Gen3, but this is one of the few boards that allow you to populate all four slots without sacrificing any SATA ports. If you use more than two slots you will however drop your graphics card speed to x8, although you really aren’t going to notice that. Then you have a boatload of USB ports not only on the rear I/O, but also via headers. Of course you are going to get USB 3.2 gen 2×2 for those super-fast portable solid state drives.
This board performed quite well in all of our tests and we were able to overclock our Core i9-11900K to 5.1 GHz (all-core) on air cooling, which is pretty impressive. I like that Gigabyte also changed the design of the BIOS to all white to match the board, just something different. Talking about the design of the board the white and silver is great, but I wish Gigabyte would have made that bottom heatsink silver and not black.
It would have been nice to get WiFi on this board as well as Thunderbolt 4, which you do get with the more expensive Z590 Vision D. I think overall though this is a great board for any content creator and digital artist and it is good to see actual features those users will take advantage of. Right now you can pick this board up at our favorite online retailer for $279.99. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Gigabyte Z590 Vision G Motherboard a 9 out of 10 score.
– VisionLink connector
– Four M.2 slots
– USB 3.2 gen 2×2
– Great performance
– DisplayPort input
– Sleek design
– No WiFi
– No Thunderbolt 4
– App Center wouldn’t download anything