Why The Gigabyte Z390 Designare Motherboard Should Be Included In My Next PC Build
I’m in the process of putting together a high-end PC which I'll use for content creation and 4K gaming. One piece hardware I have sights on is the Gigabyte Z 390 Designare motherboard. One of the few boards by the company based on the Socket-1151 platform constructed entirely for Intel's latest 8th and 9th generation Coffee Lake processors. From a design perspective, the motherboard is very sleek yet has an intimidating look sporting an all black aesthetic with a hint of silver highlights scattered all over the board. Even the VRM heat-sink is deck with a silver and black motif color scheme. What you don't see with this particular motherboard is an overabundance of RGB lighting which for me is a personal preference.
The design of the Z390 though impressive, at least from my perspective, it's all about the components on board. First up we have a dual Intel Thunderbolt 3, USB Type-C connections across the back of the I/O. The ports also give full USB 3.1 support and Mini-Display Port connections. On the very top of the Z390 Designare you have an abundant amount of connectivity options to choose from for high-end storage devices, displays and much more.
The Z390 supports DDR4 which of course is standard on all motherboards today, but memory bandwidth is an astounding 4266MHz+, multiple full bandwidth support for NVMe storage, M.2 and PCIe slot connections. The RGB LED’s on this board though there isn't a vast amount can still be customized under and across.
Two features that stand out for me with this motherboard, one being the massively employed VRM 12+1 ( acronym Voltage Regulator Module). Feature standout number two would be the five hybrid fan headers which gives any builder the capability to connect a multitude of cooling devices such as water pumps and flow meters.
On paper the Gigabyte Z390 Designare seemingly is a very powerful motherboard that has a wealth of features and deserves inclusion in next build project.