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Gigabyte's Z490 Motherboard Lineup Shows Up Early

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For us with 9th gen i9/i7/i5 CPUs I don't find a good reason for upgrade. Minimal performance gain. As usual with Intel in every generation since first. On the other hand I'm curious to see if the next Z490 designate will have dual 10GB network support and maybe TB4.
 

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Just saw those manufacturers officially released Z490 motherboards. What a pity for the good motherboards being designed for the embarrassing 10th-gen Core.
 

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Just looked at Gigabyte's website for its Z490 motherboards.

Apparently only the Z490 Aorus Xtreme will have Thunderbolt 3. This motherboard is not going to be cheap.

The other motherboards like the Z490 Aorus Master has 2 Thunderbolt add-in card connectors, not just one.

Edit : The Z490 Aorus Xtreme Waterforce will also have Thunderbolt 3. This motherboard is going to be even more expensive than the Aorus Xtreme.

Edit 2 : The Z490 Vision D will also have Thunderbolt 3 (2 ports at the back) it seems. Probably a bit cheaper than the Aorus Xtreme.
 
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Check the link below, 3 boards have TB3.Extreme/Waterforce, Extreme & Vision D (Designare).On the ''new'' Designare you'll Lose 1 PCIx1 slot, Gain a NVME Slot, USB2 motherboard header, a 2.5 GbE LAN (in conjunction with a standard 1 GbE (So 2 LAN ports) an last is Wifi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1.
Gigabyte Z490 Boards with Pictures
More detailed breakdown
 
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