In May 2020, Intel 10 generation processors go on sale, 10 generation processors to the LGA1200 new interface, discarding the LGA1151 interface from 6 generations to 9 generations, can be seen as a larger upgrade (14nm plus big toothpaste). Because the interface is not universal, the 10 generation processor must be synchronized with the introduction of the 400 series chipset motherboard, the consumer market 400 series motherboard is divided into entry-level H410, mainstream B360/H470, and flagship performance-class Z490.
Today DIY is rarely as “slowly upgraded” as in the past, interfaces can not be universally brought about is often a complete set of platform updates, resulting in many users quite a few words or even stick to the old platform, 4 generation processor / E3 and other war to now a large number of people. But there is no denying that the new platform adopted new technology is worthy of recognition, especially the high-end Z490 series reached a new height, equipped with such as 40Gbps ultra-high-speed lightning 3, WiFi-6, and even 10 meganet cards, for newly installed users can experience a lot of new technology brought about by the fun, small inventory of the market seven support Lightning 3 10 generation Z490 motherboard, see what new technologies.
Q: Is the USB-C physical interface on the motherboard necessarily Thunderbolt 3?
A: Thunderbolt 3 uses USB-C physical interface, in appearance and pin count and other physical levels, and USB-C physical interface as defined by the USB IF Organization Association is exactly the same, so it is not possible to simply judge from the interface whether Thunderbolt 3 interface. Generally speaking, lightning 3 interface will have a “flash” LOGO nearby, while the ordinary USB-C interface is labeled as USB 3.1/3.2 and other signs, the current Thunderbolt 3 interface only high-end motherboard equipped, entry and mainstream board is basically USB 3.1/3.2 interface.
Q: How different is thunderbolt 3 speed from normal USB-C interface speed?
A: USB 3.2 Gen1 has 5Gbps, USB 3.2 Gen2 has 10Gbps, USB 3.2 Gen2x2 has 20Gbps, and Thunderbolt 3 has 40Gbps. The latest USB4, released but not yet widely available, will reach 40Gbps.
Q: How much charging power can the Thunderbolt 3 connector on the motherboard provide?
A: Generally speaking, the motherboard supports lightning 3 interface has two ways to achieve, one will be lightning 3 interface integrated on the motherboard I/O backboard, the advantage is convenient to install and use, the disadvantage is limited by the on-board power supply only support 5V3A power output;
Q: What are the advantages of a motherboard with a Thunderbolt 3 interface?
A: 40Gbps ultra-high-speed bandwidth supports external graphics docking stations, allowing portable devices to have powerful unique calculations, external ultra-high-speed NVMe SSDs, up to 6 devices via daisy chain, two 4K@60Hz monitors with networks, SSDs, key mouse peripherals, and so on, and laptops to connect USB-C displays and get high-power PD charging via a single cable cable.
Small inventory of the market seven support lightning 3 interface of the 10 generations of Intel motherboard, they have ultra-high-end close to 10,000 board king, there are small steel gun ITX, but also more people-to-people cost-effective products, the following is their introduction.
First, Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII EXTREME M12E.
Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII EXTREME motherboard combines luxury hardware specifications with innovative intelligent software, not only for overclocking special optimization, stable support for high frequency memory, but also has a full range of water-cooled and air-cooled control functions, is the dream of high-end enthusiasts motherboard. Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII EXTREME motherboard with E-ATX large-size design, MOS power supply, M.2 SSDs are covered with metal armor (heatseid), the use of integrated I/O back panel for easy installation, but also have better anti-static capacity.
The I/O interface is filled with almost all locations, with the two buttons on the far left being the BIOS function key, the 6x USB 3.1 Gen1, 4x USB 3.1 Gen2 (2A2C), the 2xUSB 2.0, 2.5G and 10G ports, one each, the 2x WiFi antenna interface, and an S/PDIF fiber interface and five audio jacks.
Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII EXTREME motherboard supports Thunderbolt 3 function, through the distribution of TheunderboltEX 3-TR Thunderbolt 3 expansion card can be extended 2 Thunderbolt 3 full speed interface, 2 MINI DP in interface. One of the first Lightning 3 interface supports 20V5A 100W power transmission, 40Gbps high-speed data transmission, the second Lightning 3 interface supports 9V3A 27W power transmission, 40Gbps high-speed data transmission. At 8,999 yuan, as high as 8999 yuan, asus’s top flagship product.
Second, Asus ProArt Z490-CREATOR 10G.
Asus ProArt Genesis is a professional product line designed for content creators, with Asus ProArt Z490-CREATOR 10G as the motherboard for the Intel 10th generation CPU platform. The overall style towards the practical school does not have too much flamboyant design.
I/O interface with HDMI x1 interface, DP x2 interface, very rare integration of two 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 high-speed interface, USB3.2 Gen2 x4, USB3.2 Gen1 x2, 2.5G wired network interface. It can provide 10,000-megabit cable network support through the HYPER 10G expansion card to meet the demands of content creators for high-speed file sharing, 10 times faster than standard gigabit network cards. In terms of price, the Asus ProArt Z490-CREATOR 10G is priced at 3,999 yuan.
Asus ROG STIRX Z490-E GAMING.
Asus ROG STIRX Z490-E GAMING is a Raptor e-racing series equipped with intelligent control black technology, including AI intelligent overclocking, AI intelligent cooling, AI intelligent network, easy to help players control the parameters. The motherboard features a wide range of thermal armor, and the U-shaped heat pipe with moS power supply improves thermal efficiency.
In terms of I/O interfaces, DP, HDMI video output, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3A1C), 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 4 x USB 2.0. Bring your own Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard wireless network card, and on-board Intel 2.5G network cards improve wired network transmission performance.
Asus ROG STIRX Z490-E GAMING motherboard supports Thunderbolt 3, but does not come standard with the ThunderboltEX 3-TR Thunderbolt 3 expansion card, which users need to purchase at their own expense. The Thunderbolt 3 expansion card extends to 2 Thunderbolt 3 full speed interfaces and 2 MINI DP in interfaces. One of the first Lightning 3 interface supports 20V5A 100W power transmission, 40Gbps high-speed data transmission, the second Lightning 3 interface supports 9V3A 27W power transmission, 40Gbps high-speed data transmission. In terms of price, the ASUS ROG STIRX Z490-E GAMING motherboard is priced at 2999 yuan and the ThunderboltEX 3-TR Thunderbolt 3 expansion card is priced at 899 yuan.
4. Gyega Z490 AORUS PRO AX.
Giga Z490 AORUS PRO AX is also commonly known as Technology Jia small carving PRO, is the main performance of the giga series motherboard and has a cost-effective existence. The Z490 AORUS PRO AX features a Z490 high-performance chipset, the LGA1200 interface supports 10 generations of CPUs, the pre-installed I/O panel is beautiful and easy to install, and the power supply and SSD parts are made of metal armor, four memory slots, and dual M.2 SSDs are supported.
In terms of rear I/O interfaces, there are 3 USB 3.2 Gen2 (2A1C), 3 USB 3.2 Gen 1, 4 USB 2.0, WiFi6 SMA antenna interface, 1 HDMI interface, 1 2.5G cable interface, and 1 digital fiber output interface 5 audio interfaces.
Tsingjia Z490 AORUS PRO AX motherboard with lightning 3 pin, users can choose to match the Technology Gareth 3 expansion card to achieve lightning 3 interface function, expansion card provides two additional lightning 3 interface, a DP interface, two MINI DP in interface. The first Thunderbolt 3 interface supports 5V3A / 9V3A / 15V3A / 20V5A maximum 100W power output power, 40Gbps data transmission, and the second Thunderbolt 3 interface supports 5V3A / 9V3A 27W power output power, 40Gbps data transmission. In terms of price, the Tsika Z490 AORUS PRO AX motherboard sold for 1999 yuan, and the Technology Carlyle 3 expansion card sold for 799 yuan.
MSIMSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE.
MSIMSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE is part of MEG’s flagship series, and MSI has established him as an industry benchmark. Aggressive VRM design 16-1-1 power output, heat pipe fins with twin-turbine cooling fan, to take away the motherboard heat. Equipped with a dedicated water pump speed control interface and fan interface, the fan global control can be achieved using BIOS or software for easy management of all fans and temperature control.
MSIMSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE integrates a dual Thunderbolt 3 output interface and brings its own WiFi-6 wireless network, 2.5G plus 10G 10G 10G cable network, and a powerful interface configuration that allows users to enjoy high-speed chaining.
In terms of back interface, with two BIOS function buttons, two USB 2.0 interfaces, four USB 3.2 Gen 1 interfaces, two three USB 3.2 Gen2 interfaces, two Lightning 3 40Gbps ultra-high-speed interfaces, 10G plus 2.5G wired network interfaces, WiFi6 SMA interfaces, and one digital fiber output interface with 5 audio interfaces. In terms of price, MSIMSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE sells for 7899 yuan.
MSIMSI MEG Z490i UNIFY.
MSIMSI MEG Z490i UNIFY is a Mini-ITX ultra-small motherboard with a small steel gun that measures only 17.0 cm x 17.0 cm, but don’t look at his size, it’s designed and manufactured according to MEG’s flagship standards.
MSIMSI MEG Z490i UNIFY supports the next generation of WiFi-6 wireless network with 2.5G wired network, dual M.2 interface, and with 40Gbps ultra-high-speed lightning 3 interface, sparrows are small and dirty, many high-end players like to play this small steel gun.
In terms of interface, MSIMSI MEG Z490i UNIFY has a DP interface, an HDMI interface, two USB 2.0 interfaces, two USB 3.2 Gen1 interfaces, a USB 3.2 Gen2 interface, a Thunderbolt 3 super-high speed interface, WiFi6 SMA antenna interface, and a digital fiber output interface with 5 audio interfaces. In terms of price, MSIMSI MEG Z490i UNIFY is priced at $2,499.
6. Asrock Z490 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3.
The last to appear is the Mini-ITX small steel gun, Asrock Z490 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3, the same Z490 high-performance chipset, LGA1200 pin support Intel 10 generation processor, oversized aluminum heatseat combined with two auto-start-stop fans to provide low temperature stability in the power supply area.
As a small steel gun with limited space, the Asrock Z490 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 comes with a PCI-E 16x alloy slot, two DDR4 memory slots, supports 4 SATA3 hard drives, and supports dual M.2 slots.
Interface, with HDMI interface, DP interface, 3 USB 3.2 Gen2 interface, 2 USB 3.2 Gen1 interface, a Lightning 3 ultra-high speed interface, a PS2 key mouse interface, WiFi6 SMA antenna interface, 1 digital fiber output interface 5 audio interfaces. The Thunderbolt 3 interface provides ultra-high-speed data transmission up to 40Gbps and supports 5V3A external power supply. In terms of price, the Asrock Z490 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 costs $2,299.
Charging head net summary.
The above is a small series of seven Support Thunderbolt 3 Intel 10 generation motherboard inventory, they all use the Z490 high-performance chipset, LGA1200 interface support 10 generation Intel processor, most support WiFi-6 wireless network and 2.5G cable network, USB-C interface has become standard. In terms of lightning interfaces, there are four motherboards with integrated lightning interfaces on the I/O panel that provide 40Gbps ultra-high-speed data transmission and 5V3A output for power supply. There are three products using expansion card to provide lightning 3 functions, power supply output of up to 100W plus 27W, can face more different occasions to use.
Seven Thunderbolt 3 motherboard prices from 1999 yuan to 8999 yuan, Z490 motherboard in cooling, overclocking, hardware and software playability are far more than other motherboards, board type from the oversized E-ATX to Mini-ITX have, whether you like to install the whole tower water cooling host enthusiasts or like small steel gun players, you can choose their favorite products.