Gigabyte Z590 Vision G Overview
Taking a first look at the Z590 Vision G we can see that Gigabyte has gone with a sort of silver and white look. You have a black PCB with mostly white and silver on the heatsinks and I/O cover. Overall I think the board looks pretty good and definitely something different from Gigabyte’s AORUS and Gaming offerings.
For those wondering this is a typical ATX-sized motherboard. Starting at the CPU socket we have Intel’s LGA1200 socket and Z590 motherboards support both 10th and 11th generation Intel Core processors. Gigabyte has gone with a 12-phase VRM on this board that makes use of the Intersil ISL69269 PWM controller and Vishay SIC649A power stages.
Covering the power delivery components are two heatsinks which are connected by a heatpipe. These heatsinks make use of Gigabyte’s Fins-Array technology, although both are covered. The rear I/O cover is over one and there is a silver cover over the other one. This design sort of brings the top corner of the board together. At the top corner of the board you’ll find your 8-pin EPS connector as well as an optional 4-pin.
Moving over to the opposite side of the board you’ll find three 4-pin headers which are your optional CPU fan header, CPU fan header, and a normal fan header. It is nice that Gigabyte has denoted the CPU fan header making it grey while the other two are black. You’ll also find a standard 4-pin RGB header as well as a 3-pin addressable RGB header.
On this side of the board you’ll of course find your DDR4 DIMM slots. With 11th generation Intel Core processors you’ll be able to support DDR4 memory all the way up to 5333 MHz. Moving to the edge of the board we have a noise sensor header (for the included microphone), 24-pin ATX power connection, USB 3.2 gen 1 header, and a USB 3.2 gen 2 header.
Coming down the board there are six SATA 6GB/s ports was well as two Thunderbolt headers. At the bottom of the board you’ll find the rest of your headers and buttons. From left to right you have your audio header, 3-pin addressable RGB header, 4-pin standard RGB header, COM port header, TPM header, two USB 2.0 headers, QFlash Plus button, three 4-pin fan headers, and your front panel headers.
The bottom half of the motherboard is really characterized by by all of the heatsinks. There are three main heatsinks, two of which are silver and the third is black. I really wish they would have made that bottom one silver as well. These heatsinks are of course for the M.2 slots on the board. The top M.2 slot is a Gen4 slot, while the three below it are Gen3 slots. The top three slots get their lanes from the CPU, while the bottom slot gets its lanes from the chipset.
There are three PCI-Express x16 expansion slots on the board. The top slot is the Gen4 slot and is metal reinforced. The bottom two slots are not metal reinforced and are fed from the chipset so they end up being x4 slots. Most of the audio components on the board are covered, but Gigabyte is making use of the Realtek ALC4080 and we can see the audio capacitors.
The rear I/O over the board has a nice cover over it as well as an integrated I/O shield. The shield is white, which of course matches the theme of the board. As far as connections go from left to right you have two USB 2.0 ports, a PS/2 port, four USB 3.2 gen 1 ports, DP-in port, HDMI, two USB 3.2 gen 2 ports (Type-A), a USB 3.2 gen 1 Type-C port, a USB 3.2 gen 2×2 Type-C port, 2.5G LAN. and your audio connection. It is worth noting that there is no SPDIF audio connection, although do you get a header on the board.