Product on Review: Z390 Designare Motherboard
Manufacturer & Sponsor: GIGABYTE
Street Price: £320 GBP - $329 USD
Since its release back in 2016, Designare has been a motherboard series which specialises in tools for the designer and content creator. Obviously, the Intel chipset places certain restrictions on what GIGABYTE can bring to the table and while many of the attributes found on these boards over the generations are identical to other models, there have been a few surprises to whet the appeitite for this niche.
For this season’s Intel Z390 chipset the Designare doubles down on Thunderbolt 3 – bringing in two USB-C ports on the Rear IO, as well as a plethora of other features including DisplayPort 1.4 Input. Another significant inclusion is CPU attached PCI Express, which allows SSD add-in cards to completely bypass the chipset controller and utilise greater throughput directly from the CPU.
All this sounds fascinating, but is it useful for the target audience?
A global leader in the PC industry, GIGABYTE offers a comprehensive product lineup that aims to “Upgrade Your Life.” With expertise encompassing consumer, business, gaming, and cloud systems, GIGABYTE uses research and innovation to consistently meet user needs. GIGABYTE is renowned for award-winning products including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, mini PCs, and other PC components and accessories, and has revolutionized the PC industry with patented DualBIOS™ and Ultra Durable™ technologies. As an expert in PC technology, GIGABYTE is poised to extend our scope in business servers and cloud systems with hardware and software solutions that integrate AI and AloT applications to develop the ideal infrastructure for future prospects in 5G.