Just yesterday, Intel announced their lastest generation of gaming-focused processors, Comet Lake. Gigabyte has added to the noise by unveiling their brand new Z490 motherboards, as well as their new content creator-focused brand, VISION. We’ll start with the new AORUS motherboards.
- Z490 AORUS XTREME – 16 phase digital VRM, Intel WiFi 6 802.11ax
- Z490 AORUS MASTER – 14 phase digital VRM, Intel WiFi 6 802.11ax
- Z490 AORUS ULTRA – 12 phase digital VRM, Intel WiFi 6 802.11ax
These motherboards 10th Gen Intel processors, all these motherboards are Intel Optane ready and memory can clock up to 4800MHz (and beyond).
VISION is basically AORUS but for creators. The goal of VISION is to deliver a stable platform which satisfies the needs of content-creators. Both motherboards currently brandishing the VISION label has 12 phase VRMs which aim to provide a little more stability than the ones found on the more gaming-focused motherboards. This lower phase count also means that overclocking is not a focus for this platform as it is with the AORUS line. The two current VISION motherboards are:
Pricing is not currently known for any of these motherboards but if their Z390 lineup is anything to go by, I’d speculate that the price would start around the AUD $400 mark and go close to the AUD $600 mark (if not more) for the AORUS line.