OPTICXCESS — iGame Z490 Vulcan X V20 and CVN Z490 GAMING PRO V20 Launched By Colorful
After Intel officially launched the 10th Generation Core processor line for desktops in the world, which precisely has the Comet Lake S codename, various mainboard or motherboard manufacturers also officially launched the mainboard line with Intel Z490 chipsets that support the 10th Generation Core processors.
iGame Z490 Vulcan X V20 and CVN Z490 GAMING PRO V20
One of them is Colorful which has just announced the launch of two mainboards with the Intel Z490 chipset in the world. Both are Z490 Vulcan X V20 and CVN Z490 GAMING PRO V20. Colorful targets the iGame Z490 Vulcan X V20 for power users, while the CVN Z490 GAMING PRO V20 is for game players or who want to build a PC to play the best game.
Because intended for power users, iGame Z490 Vulcan comes with specifications that are more qualified than CVN Z490 GAMING PRO V20. iGame Z490 Vulcan comes with a power phase of 12 + 2 to supply the processor and main memory. Colorful claims that the iGame Z490 Vulcan X V20 can support processors up to 280 W TDPs.
The 10th Generation Intel Core for newly launched desktops officially has a default TDP of up to 125 W. In other words, the Z490 Vulcan X V20 naturally can use to overclock the 10th Generation Intel Core for desktop properly.
In addition, Colorful, among others, complementing the iGame Z490 Vulcan X V20 with the cooling system mentioned is able to dissipate the heat produced by its components better than most coolers. Likewise with the ability to update the BIOS without the processor and main memory as well as the availability of Intel 2.5 gigabit Ethernet and Intel Wi-Fi 6, precisely Intel I225-V and Intel AX201.
Intel itself puts forward support for Ethernet 2.5 gigabit and Wi-Fi 6. With this support, mainboard manufacturers with Intel Z490 are easier to bring Intel 2.5 gigabit Ethernet and Intel Wi-Fi 6, but that does not mean that it is definitely available because there are components that must be added. In other words, not all mainboards with Intel Z490 will come with both of these features and if they were present, they would not necessarily use Intel products.
Meanwhile, the CVN Z490 GAMING PRO V20 comes with 10 power phases and supports up to the 10th Generation Intel Core variants for desktops that have a TDP 125 W. Colorful also complements the CVN Z490 GAMING PRO V20 with Hi-Fi Audio Chip Guard and Golden Audio Line Hi-Fi Audio Chip Guard aims to eliminate interference and provide pure high-definition sound, while Golden Line Audio aims to reduce high-frequency noise. Not to forget, Colorful also paired Nichicon Audio Capacitor which can produce audio better than ordinary capacitors on CVN Z490 GAMING PRO V20.
In addition to the features put forward by Colorful above, more complete specifications of two above can be seen in the following table. Both are claimed to be available on the world market. The recommended price is $279 USD for iGame Z490 VULCAN X V20 and $179 USD for CVN Z490 GAMING PRO V20.