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Gigabyte Z690 AORUS ELITE AX DDR4 ATX Motherboard For Intel 12th Gen LGA1700, Z690, PCIE 5.0, 4XDDR4 Dimm, 3XM.2, Back I/O: 9XUSB, 1XType C, DP, HDMI , Lan, Wifi AX, HD Audio, Internal I/O: 1XUSB 3.2, 2XUSB 2.0, 1XType C Header, 2X12V RGB

Gigabyte Z690 AORUS ELITE AX DDR4 ATX Motherboard For Intel 12th Gen LGA1700, Z690, PCIE 5.0, 4XDDR4 Dimm, 3XM.2, Back I/O: 9XUSB, 1XType C, DP, HDMI , Lan, Wifi AX, HD Audio, Internal I/O: 1XUSB 3.2, 2XUSB 2.0, 1XType C Header, 2X12V RGB
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  • Brand: Gigabyte
  • MPN: Z690 AORUS ELITE AX DDR4
  • Part #: MBDGBM60424
  • UPC: 889523030059
  • MB Socket: Intel LGA 1700
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Chipset: Z690
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Multi GPU Support: Crossfire
  • Memory Type: DDR4
  • PCIE x16 Slots: 3
  • PCIE x8 Slots: N/A
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Features

Z690 AORUS ELITE AX DDR4

- Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Series Processors
- Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
- Direct 16+1+2 Digital VRM Design with 70A Power Stage* and Tantalum Polymer Capacitor
- Shielded Memory Routing to Avoid Interference
- Fully Covered Thermal Design with High Coverage MOSFET Heatsinks
- Onboard WIFI 6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5 with AORUS Antenna
- AMP-UP Audio with ALC1220 and WIMA Audio Capacitors
- Fast 2.5GbE LAN with Bandwidth Management
- 4x Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2 with Enlarged Thermal Guards
- SuperSpeed USB 3.2 Gen2x2 TYPE-C® delivers up to 20Gb/s transfer speeds
- RGB FUSION 2.0 with Multi-Zone Addressable LED Light Show Design, Support Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips
- Smart Fan 6 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors , Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
- Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card

*Power Stage maximum current capacity is based on VCORE Phase.

Z690 AORUS ELITE AX DDR4 - THE NEW KING OF GAMING

Rule supreme with the Z690 AORUS gaming motherboards. The new king of gaming platform continues the legendary AORUS bloodline with the most robust power delivery and dominant thermal design, glorified with the complete memory overclocking technology to crown your PC with the best Alder Lake's performance in all its gaming glory.

 

UNPARALLELED PERFORMANCE

With technology moving so fast, GIGABYTE still keep up with the latest trends and provide our customers with advanced features and latest technology. GIGABYTE Z690 Series motherboards come with upgraded power solution, latest storage standards and outstanding connectivity to enable optimize performance for gaming.

Direct Digital VRM Design

To ensure maximum Turbo Boost and overclocking performance of Intel's new generation CPU, GIGABYTE Z690 series equip the best VRM design ever built with the highest quality components.

 

The more advanced manufacturing process and the higher core count on the new generation of CPUs, requires motherboards to utilize a more sophisticated VRM design to make CPUs run at their full potential. GIGABYTE uses fully DIRECT VRM DESIGN, high quality MOSFETs and tantalum polymer capacitors to achieve higher efficiency, lower voltage ripple and lower temperature than traditional parallel VRM design.

 

Tantalum Polymer Capacitor

- Lower impedance than regular capacitor to reduce voltage ripple
- Stable capacitance under high temperature
- Mounted right under the CPU area to stabilize CPU voltage during heavy loading

 

PCIe 5.0 Design

GIGABYTE Z690 Motherboards are ready to work with the upcoming PCIe 5.0 devices which are expected to experience double bandwidth than the current PCIe 4.0 devices. To reach the high speed and maintain good signal integrity, GIGABYTE R&D uses the low impedance PCB to provide the maximum performance.

 

Ultra Durable™ SMD PCIe 5.0 Armor

GIGABYTE' exclusive stainless steel shielding design.

Double Locking Bracket

 

SMD High-Frequency

 

SMD Iron Claw
By means of multi-point stainless steel pins penetrating the PCB to increase the strength of the SMD slot to improve the Durability.

 

Tensile Strength

 

Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 5333MHz and Beyond*

AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 5333MHz and beyond. All users need to do to attain this performance boost is to ensure that their memory module is XMP capable and that the XMP function is activated and enabled on their AORUS otherboard.

* XMP Profile support may vary depending on memory module.
Please see the complete validated memory support list. Product features may vary by model.

 

Shielded Memory Routing

All memory routing is under the PCB inner layer shielded by a large ground layer to protect from external interference.
* Picture is for reference only.

 

Single 32GB Support

The maximum memory capacity on the Z690 motherboard is 128GB. After Intel updated the memory reference code, a single slot can support up to 32GB. Therefore with populated 2 DIMM per channel on both channel, total memory capacity is 128GB, which was only available on High End Desktop (HEDT) platforms. For users who always run out of memory capacity, there is more bandwidth now for memory-intensive application such as rendering and video editing.

 

RAID Storage

M.2 + M.2 + M.2
Extreme sequential Read 21053 MB/s, Sequential Write 15499 MB/s speed

Triple 7G/s Gen4 M.2 PCIe SSDs in RAID 0
The exclusive 3 PCIe 4.0 M.2 from CPU and 2nd Generation 7000 MB/s SSD provides unparalleled Read/ Write performance up to 21053 and 15499 MB/s.

 

Hybrid Cores Optimization

With new Intel Hybrid technology, GIGABYTE exclusively creates two new " CPU Upgrade " in BIOS profiles to meet different users' scenarios by adjusting P-Core and E-Core activation and voltage policy.

GAMING
- Deactivate all E-Core
- Zero compromise on gaming performance
- Up to 20% lower CPU package power
- Up to 5°C lower CPU temperature

 

MAX PERFORMANCE
- Activate all P-Core and E-Core
- Maximize full multi-cores performance

 

ADVANCED THERMAL SOLUTION

GIGABYTE Z690 Series Motherboards' Un-throttled performance is guaranteed by innovative and optimized thermal design to ensure the best CPU, Chipset, SSD stability and low temperatures under full load application and gaming.

Thermal Design

Fully Covered Thermal Design
High coverage MOSFET and integrated molding Heatsinks to improve thermal efficiency with better airflow and heat exchange.

M.2 Thermal Guard II
M.2 Thermal Guard II uses a double-sided heatsink design and prevents throttling and bottlenecks on high speed M.2 SSDs by dissipating heat before it becomes an issue.

Enlarged Thermal Guard
Enlarged double-sided M.2 heatsink prevents high-speed, large capacity PCIe 4.0/3.0 SSDs with double side flash from throttling due to overheating.

5 W/mK Thermal Pad
By using 1.5mm thicker 5 W/mK thermal conductivity pads, it can transfer 2.7x more heat compared to traditional thermal pads in the same time.

2X Copper PCB
2X Copper PCBs design effectively lower the component temperature by its high thermal conductivity and low impedance.

 

Fully Covered MOSFET Heatsink

2X Large Surface
Increased surface area up to 2X larger compared to traditional heatsinks. It improves heat dissipation from the MOSFETs.

Real One-piece Build
TMOS is a TRUE single piece heatsink. Its one-piece design and larger surface drastically improve the cooling performance against competitors' multi-piece design.

Multi-Cut Design
TMOS features several channels and inlets on the heatsink. This design allows for the air flow to go through which leads to a great improvement of the heat transfer performance.

 

M.2 Thermal Guard II

 

2X Copper PCB

3% Cooler by implementing 2x copper PCB Design

By adopting 2x copper on PCB inner layer, it lowers the components' temperature at least 3% by turning the PCB into a super thin PCB size copper heatsink to dissipate the heat from the components effectively, due to it's high thermal conductivity and lower impedance.

 

Smart Fan 6

Smart Fan 6 contains several unique cooling features that ensure gaming PC maintain its performance while staying cool and quiet. Multiple fan headers can support PWM/DC fan and pump, and users can easily define each fan curve based on different temperature sensors across the board via intuitive user interface.

Headers & Sensors
- 6 PWM/DC Fan Headers
- 6 Internal Temperature Sensors

High Current Support
Each fan headers support PWM and DC fan and Water cooling Pump , and up to 24W (12V x 2A) with Over-Current Protection

Precision Control
Up to 6 temperature/fan speed control points for precise fan curve

Dual Curve Mode
Slope/Stair dual mode for different user scenario

Fan Stop
Fan can stop completely below users' specified temperature point

 

Smart Fan 6 BIOS UI

1 - Improve fan curve UI
We increase control points from 5 to 7 and larger fan speed graph for precise and easier fan curve control.

2 - Slope/Stair dual graph mode
Fan curve can be quickly switch with Slope and Stair modes for different user scenario. Slope is traditional and intuitive linear fan speed curve. With newly added Stair non-linear mode, fan keeps at same speed between specified temperature interval.

3 - Manual Input
For advanced users, we provide fan speed manual input for more precise control.

4 - EZ Tuning
Use can place 4 EZ Tuning points at rough temperature/fan speed, and Smart Fan 6 can quickly generate a fan curve.

5 - Fan curve profile
Fan curve profile can be saved in BIOS ROM, profile will be kept after updating BIOS.

 

FAN STOP

Achieve fan silence. With Fan Stop, map any fan to stop completely when temperatures drop below a specified threshold. Which fan stops, based on readings from which sensor, and at what temperature-all of it can be customized to your liking.

 

NEXT GENERATION CONNECTIVITY

GIGABYTE Z690 Series Motherboards let you experience ultimate connection flexibility and blazing data-transfer speed with next generation network, storage, and WIFI connectivity.

First adopter on 2.5 GbE LAN onboard

2X Faster than ever
- Adoption of 2.5G LAN provide up to 2.5 GbE network connectivity, with at least 2 times faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking, perfectly designed for gamers with ultimate online gaming experience.
- Support Multi-Gig(10/100/1000/2500Mbps) RJ-45 Ethernet

 

WiFi 6 802.11ax + BT 5 Module

Wireless solution supports 802.11ax, enables gigabit wireless performance, provides smooth video streaming, better gaming experience, few dropped connections and speeds up to 2.4Gbps*. Moreover, Bluetooth 5 provides 4X range over BT 4.2 and with faster transmission.

Benefit of WiFi 6
- 5.5X throughput than 802.11ac 1x1*
- 4X better network capacity, no traffic jams especially in those dense area with lots of devices
- Network efficiency increase for better user experience

 

Connecting the Future - USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C®

Featuring the USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 design which is doubled the performance than previous generation of USB 3.2 Gen 2. It works up to 20Gbps ultra-fast data transfer while connecting to USB 3.2 compliant peripherals. Through the USB Type-C® connector, users can enjoy the flexibility of reversible connection to access and store massive amounts of data rapidly.

 

Hi-Res Audio

Hi-Res Audio certified, meaning that the product is capable of reproducing frequencies up to 40kHz or above which ensures user with the best audio quality at all times.

 

Immersive Gaming ViBes - Realtek High-End HD Audio Codec

ALC1220 120dB(A) SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp automatically detects impedance of your head-worn audio device, preventing issues such as low volume and distortion. With the new VB series audio controller, stream your voice to the world vibrantly with both front/rear microphone SNR up to 110/114dB(A).

 

DEFINITIVE AESTHETICS

GIGABYTE motherboards bundle several useful and intuitive software to help users to control every aspect of motherboard and provide customizable lighting effect with outstanding aesthetics to fit your unique personality.

Multi-Zone Light Show Design

Now offering more LED customizations than ever, users can truly adapt their PC to represent their lifestyle. With full RGB support and a redesigned RGB Fusion 2.0 application, the user has complete control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard.

 

RGB FUSION Software

With an integrated intuitive user interface, the RGB Fusion 2.0 provides you a better solution for customizing the lighting effects across all supported devices. From motherboards, graphics cards to the peripheral products, you can personalize your gaming rig with your own style and show off your build by sharing the profiles. In addition, the new gaming mode makes the lighting effects interactive with selected games to bring you the most immersive gaming experience.

 

BIOS

New User Interface
All new EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one page including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, Fan.

My Favorites
Add constantly used items into the favorite menu for quick access.

Storage Information
Show all kinds of storage information including SATA, PCIE and M.2 interface.

Changelog
List all changes before saving and exiting bios. Quickly review overall settings modification.

Intuitive Load Line Curve
Clearly show each loadline calibration setting in an intuitive curve graph.

 

EasyTune™

GIGABYTE's EasyTune™ is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings or adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment. With Smart Quick Boost, one click is all it takes to automatically overclock your system, giving an added performance boost when you need it the most.

 

System Information Viewer

GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status. Monitor components such as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile, create alerts when temperatures get too high or record your system's behavior; these are the possibilities of the System Information Viewer.

 

ULTRA DURABLE

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ features its product durability and high-quality manufacturing process. GIGABYTE motherboards use the best components and reinforce every slots to make each of them solid and durable.

Q-Flash Plus

Update the BIOS easily without installing the CPU, memory and graphics card.
With GIGABYTE Q-Flash Plus, you don't need to install the CPU, memory and graphics card nor enter the BIOS menu to flash the BIOS. Just download and save a new BIOS file (rename to gigabyte.bin) on the USB flash drive, then press the dedicated Q-Flash Plus button and you're good to go!

 

Solid Pin Power Connectors

AORUS motherboards feature solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8pin + 4pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during CPU overloading.

Solid Pin Power connector advantages
- Larger contact area for electricity
- More metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated heat
- Ultra durable and longer lifespan

Specifications

CPU

LGA1700 socket: Support for 12th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 processors/Intel® Core™ i7 processors/Intel® Core™ i5 processors
(Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list.)
L3 cache varies with CPU
(Please refer to "CPU Support List" from Gigabyte's website for more information.)

Chipset

Intel® Z690 Express Chipset

Memory

Support for DDR4 5333(O.C.)/ DDR4 5133(O.C.)/DDR4 5000(O.C.)/4933(O.C.)/4800(O.C.)/ 4700(O.C.)/ 4600(O.C.)/ 4500(O.C.)/ 4400(O.C.)/ 4300(O.C.)/4266(O.C.) / 4133(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3866(O.C.) / 3800(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 3666(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) / 3200 / 3000 / 2933 / 2800 / 2666 / 2400 / 2133 MHz memory modules
4 x DDR DIMM sockets supporting up to 128 GB (32 GB single DIMM capacity) of system memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
(Please refer "Memory Support List" from Gigabyte's website for more information.)

Onboard Graphics

Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel® HD Graphics support:
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160 @ 60 Hz
* Support for HDMI 2.0 version and HDCP 2.3.
1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2304 @ 60 Hz
* Support for DisplayPort 1.2 version and HDCP 2.3
(Graphics specifications may vary depending on CPU support.)

Audio

Realtek® ALC1220-VB CODEC
* The back panel line out jack supports DSD audio.
High Definition Audio
2-channel analog output
Support for S/PDIF Out
7.1-channel digital signals
* Actual output of digital signals may vary depending on the playback content and software used, and an external DAC is required.

LAN

Realtek® 2.5GbE LAN chip (2.5 Gbps/1 Gbps/100 Mbps)

Wireless Communication module

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201:
- WIFI a, b, g, n, ac, ax, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band
- BLUETOOTH 5.2
- Support for 11ax 160MHz wireless standard and up to 2.4 Gbps data rate
* Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment.

Expansion Slots

1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
(The PCIEX16 slot conforms to PCI Express 5.0 standard.)
2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x4 (PCIEX4_1, PCIEX4_2)
(The PCIEX4 slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)

Multi-Graphics Technology

Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire™ and 2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies

Storage Interface

CPU:
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2A_CPU)

Chipset:
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2M_SB)
2 x M.2 connectors (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2Q_SB/M2P_SB)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
* Refer to "2-7 Internal Connectors," for the installation notices for the M.2 and SATA connectors.

Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
* System acceleration with Intel® Optane™ Memory can only be enabled on the M.2 connectors supported by the Chipset.

USB

Chipset:
1 x USB Type-C® port on the back panel, with USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 support
1 x USB Type-C® port with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support, available through the internal USB header
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red) on the back panel
5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (3 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)

Chipset+2 USB 2.0 Hub:
8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)

Internal I/O Connectors

1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x CPU fan header
1 x water cooling CPU fan header
3 x system fan headers
1 x system fan/water cooling pump header
2 x addressable LED strip headers
2 x RGB LED strip headers
4 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x USB Type-C® header, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
2 x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connectors
1 x Trusted Platform Module header (For the GC-TPM2.0 SPI/GC-TPM2.0 SPI 2.0 module only)
1 x reset button
1 x Q-Flash Plus button
1 x reset jumper
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
*All fan headers are subject to support AIO_Pump, Pump and high performance fan with the capability of delivering up to 2A/12V @ 24W.

Back Panel Connectors

1 x USB Type-C® port, with USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 support
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
1 x HDMI port
1 x DisplayPort
1 x RJ-45 port
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
2 x audio jacks

I/O Controller

iTE® I/O Controller Chip

H/W Monitoring

Voltage detection
Temperature detection
Fan speed detection
Water cooling flow rate detection
Fan fail warning
Fan speed control
* Whether the fan (pump) speed control function is supported will depend on the fan (pump) you install.

BIOS

1 x 256 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0

Unique Features

Support for APP Center
* Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
@BIOS
EasyTune
Fast Boot
Game Boost
ON/OFF Charge
RGB Fusion
Smart Backup
System Information Viewer
Support for Q-Flash Plus
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress Install

Bundled Software

Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
Realtek® Gaming LAN Bandwidth Control Utility

Operating System

Support for Windows 10 64-bit

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm

Manufacturer Part No:
Z690 AORUS ELITE AX DDR4
Brand:
Product Type:
ATX Motherboard
UPC
889523030059
Product Family:
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Shipping Weight:
2.15 kg
PB Part No:
MBDGBM60424
Product Model:
Z690 AORUS ELITE AX DDR4
Warranty: 36 months *
* Warranty period is as stated above unless the manufacturer has chosen to specify a longer period.
All warranties are return to base unless otherwise specified.

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Gigabyte Z690 AORUS ELITE AX DDR4 ATX Motherboard For Intel 12th Gen LGA1700, Z690, PCIE 5.0, 4XDDR4 Dimm, 3XM.2, Back I/O: 9XUSB, 1XType C, DP, HDMI , Lan, Wifi AX, HD Audio, Internal I/O: 1XUSB 3.2, 2XUSB 2.0, 1XType C Header, 2X12V RGB

  • Brand: Gigabyte
  • MPN: Z690 AORUS ELITE AX DDR4
  • Part #: MBDGBM60424
  • UPC:889523030059
PB Tech price: $433.91 Excluding GST PB Tech price: $499.00 Including GST

Date Created: 17:23, 24-01-2022
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MBDGBM60424/Gigabyte-Z690-AORUS-ELITE-AX-DDR4-ATX-Motherboard
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Features

Z690 AORUS ELITE AX DDR4

- Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Series Processors
- Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
- Direct 16+1+2 Digital VRM Design with 70A Power Stage* and Tantalum Polymer Capacitor
- Shielded Memory Routing to Avoid Interference
- Fully Covered Thermal Design with High Coverage MOSFET Heatsinks
- Onboard WIFI 6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5 with AORUS Antenna
- AMP-UP Audio with ALC1220 and WIMA Audio Capacitors
- Fast 2.5GbE LAN with Bandwidth Management
- 4x Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2 with Enlarged Thermal Guards
- SuperSpeed USB 3.2 Gen2x2 TYPE-C® delivers up to 20Gb/s transfer speeds
- RGB FUSION 2.0 with Multi-Zone Addressable LED Light Show Design, Support Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips
- Smart Fan 6 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors , Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
- Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card

*Power Stage maximum current capacity is based on VCORE Phase.

Z690 AORUS ELITE AX DDR4 - THE NEW KING OF GAMING

Rule supreme with the Z690 AORUS gaming motherboards. The new king of gaming platform continues the legendary AORUS bloodline with the most robust power delivery and dominant thermal design, glorified with the complete memory overclocking technology to crown your PC with the best Alder Lake's performance in all its gaming glory.

 

UNPARALLELED PERFORMANCE

With technology moving so fast, GIGABYTE still keep up with the latest trends and provide our customers with advanced features and latest technology. GIGABYTE Z690 Series motherboards come with upgraded power solution, latest storage standards and outstanding connectivity to enable optimize performance for gaming.

Direct Digital VRM Design

To ensure maximum Turbo Boost and overclocking performance of Intel's new generation CPU, GIGABYTE Z690 series equip the best VRM design ever built with the highest quality components.

 

The more advanced manufacturing process and the higher core count on the new generation of CPUs, requires motherboards to utilize a more sophisticated VRM design to make CPUs run at their full potential. GIGABYTE uses fully DIRECT VRM DESIGN, high quality MOSFETs and tantalum polymer capacitors to achieve higher efficiency, lower voltage ripple and lower temperature than traditional parallel VRM design.

 

Tantalum Polymer Capacitor

- Lower impedance than regular capacitor to reduce voltage ripple
- Stable capacitance under high temperature
- Mounted right under the CPU area to stabilize CPU voltage during heavy loading

 

PCIe 5.0 Design

GIGABYTE Z690 Motherboards are ready to work with the upcoming PCIe 5.0 devices which are expected to experience double bandwidth than the current PCIe 4.0 devices. To reach the high speed and maintain good signal integrity, GIGABYTE R&D uses the low impedance PCB to provide the maximum performance.

 

Ultra Durable™ SMD PCIe 5.0 Armor

GIGABYTE' exclusive stainless steel shielding design.

Double Locking Bracket

 

SMD High-Frequency

 

SMD Iron Claw
By means of multi-point stainless steel pins penetrating the PCB to increase the strength of the SMD slot to improve the Durability.

 

Tensile Strength

 

Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 5333MHz and Beyond*

AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 5333MHz and beyond. All users need to do to attain this performance boost is to ensure that their memory module is XMP capable and that the XMP function is activated and enabled on their AORUS otherboard.

* XMP Profile support may vary depending on memory module.
Please see the complete validated memory support list. Product features may vary by model.

 

Shielded Memory Routing

All memory routing is under the PCB inner layer shielded by a large ground layer to protect from external interference.
* Picture is for reference only.

 

Single 32GB Support

The maximum memory capacity on the Z690 motherboard is 128GB. After Intel updated the memory reference code, a single slot can support up to 32GB. Therefore with populated 2 DIMM per channel on both channel, total memory capacity is 128GB, which was only available on High End Desktop (HEDT) platforms. For users who always run out of memory capacity, there is more bandwidth now for memory-intensive application such as rendering and video editing.

 

RAID Storage

M.2 + M.2 + M.2
Extreme sequential Read 21053 MB/s, Sequential Write 15499 MB/s speed

Triple 7G/s Gen4 M.2 PCIe SSDs in RAID 0
The exclusive 3 PCIe 4.0 M.2 from CPU and 2nd Generation 7000 MB/s SSD provides unparalleled Read/ Write performance up to 21053 and 15499 MB/s.

 

Hybrid Cores Optimization

With new Intel Hybrid technology, GIGABYTE exclusively creates two new " CPU Upgrade " in BIOS profiles to meet different users' scenarios by adjusting P-Core and E-Core activation and voltage policy.

GAMING
- Deactivate all E-Core
- Zero compromise on gaming performance
- Up to 20% lower CPU package power
- Up to 5°C lower CPU temperature

 

MAX PERFORMANCE
- Activate all P-Core and E-Core
- Maximize full multi-cores performance

 

ADVANCED THERMAL SOLUTION

GIGABYTE Z690 Series Motherboards' Un-throttled performance is guaranteed by innovative and optimized thermal design to ensure the best CPU, Chipset, SSD stability and low temperatures under full load application and gaming.

Thermal Design

Fully Covered Thermal Design
High coverage MOSFET and integrated molding Heatsinks to improve thermal efficiency with better airflow and heat exchange.

M.2 Thermal Guard II
M.2 Thermal Guard II uses a double-sided heatsink design and prevents throttling and bottlenecks on high speed M.2 SSDs by dissipating heat before it becomes an issue.

Enlarged Thermal Guard
Enlarged double-sided M.2 heatsink prevents high-speed, large capacity PCIe 4.0/3.0 SSDs with double side flash from throttling due to overheating.

5 W/mK Thermal Pad
By using 1.5mm thicker 5 W/mK thermal conductivity pads, it can transfer 2.7x more heat compared to traditional thermal pads in the same time.

2X Copper PCB
2X Copper PCBs design effectively lower the component temperature by its high thermal conductivity and low impedance.

 

Fully Covered MOSFET Heatsink

2X Large Surface
Increased surface area up to 2X larger compared to traditional heatsinks. It improves heat dissipation from the MOSFETs.

Real One-piece Build
TMOS is a TRUE single piece heatsink. Its one-piece design and larger surface drastically improve the cooling performance against competitors' multi-piece design.

Multi-Cut Design
TMOS features several channels and inlets on the heatsink. This design allows for the air flow to go through which leads to a great improvement of the heat transfer performance.

 

M.2 Thermal Guard II

 

2X Copper PCB

3% Cooler by implementing 2x copper PCB Design

By adopting 2x copper on PCB inner layer, it lowers the components' temperature at least 3% by turning the PCB into a super thin PCB size copper heatsink to dissipate the heat from the components effectively, due to it's high thermal conductivity and lower impedance.

 

Smart Fan 6

Smart Fan 6 contains several unique cooling features that ensure gaming PC maintain its performance while staying cool and quiet. Multiple fan headers can support PWM/DC fan and pump, and users can easily define each fan curve based on different temperature sensors across the board via intuitive user interface.

Headers & Sensors
- 6 PWM/DC Fan Headers
- 6 Internal Temperature Sensors

High Current Support
Each fan headers support PWM and DC fan and Water cooling Pump , and up to 24W (12V x 2A) with Over-Current Protection

Precision Control
Up to 6 temperature/fan speed control points for precise fan curve

Dual Curve Mode
Slope/Stair dual mode for different user scenario

Fan Stop
Fan can stop completely below users' specified temperature point

 

Smart Fan 6 BIOS UI

1 - Improve fan curve UI
We increase control points from 5 to 7 and larger fan speed graph for precise and easier fan curve control.

2 - Slope/Stair dual graph mode
Fan curve can be quickly switch with Slope and Stair modes for different user scenario. Slope is traditional and intuitive linear fan speed curve. With newly added Stair non-linear mode, fan keeps at same speed between specified temperature interval.

3 - Manual Input
For advanced users, we provide fan speed manual input for more precise control.

4 - EZ Tuning
Use can place 4 EZ Tuning points at rough temperature/fan speed, and Smart Fan 6 can quickly generate a fan curve.

5 - Fan curve profile
Fan curve profile can be saved in BIOS ROM, profile will be kept after updating BIOS.

 

FAN STOP

Achieve fan silence. With Fan Stop, map any fan to stop completely when temperatures drop below a specified threshold. Which fan stops, based on readings from which sensor, and at what temperature-all of it can be customized to your liking.

 

NEXT GENERATION CONNECTIVITY

GIGABYTE Z690 Series Motherboards let you experience ultimate connection flexibility and blazing data-transfer speed with next generation network, storage, and WIFI connectivity.

First adopter on 2.5 GbE LAN onboard

2X Faster than ever
- Adoption of 2.5G LAN provide up to 2.5 GbE network connectivity, with at least 2 times faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking, perfectly designed for gamers with ultimate online gaming experience.
- Support Multi-Gig(10/100/1000/2500Mbps) RJ-45 Ethernet

 

WiFi 6 802.11ax + BT 5 Module

Wireless solution supports 802.11ax, enables gigabit wireless performance, provides smooth video streaming, better gaming experience, few dropped connections and speeds up to 2.4Gbps*. Moreover, Bluetooth 5 provides 4X range over BT 4.2 and with faster transmission.

Benefit of WiFi 6
- 5.5X throughput than 802.11ac 1x1*
- 4X better network capacity, no traffic jams especially in those dense area with lots of devices
- Network efficiency increase for better user experience

 

Connecting the Future - USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C®

Featuring the USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 design which is doubled the performance than previous generation of USB 3.2 Gen 2. It works up to 20Gbps ultra-fast data transfer while connecting to USB 3.2 compliant peripherals. Through the USB Type-C® connector, users can enjoy the flexibility of reversible connection to access and store massive amounts of data rapidly.

 

Hi-Res Audio

Hi-Res Audio certified, meaning that the product is capable of reproducing frequencies up to 40kHz or above which ensures user with the best audio quality at all times.

 

Immersive Gaming ViBes - Realtek High-End HD Audio Codec

ALC1220 120dB(A) SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp automatically detects impedance of your head-worn audio device, preventing issues such as low volume and distortion. With the new VB series audio controller, stream your voice to the world vibrantly with both front/rear microphone SNR up to 110/114dB(A).

 

DEFINITIVE AESTHETICS

GIGABYTE motherboards bundle several useful and intuitive software to help users to control every aspect of motherboard and provide customizable lighting effect with outstanding aesthetics to fit your unique personality.

Multi-Zone Light Show Design

Now offering more LED customizations than ever, users can truly adapt their PC to represent their lifestyle. With full RGB support and a redesigned RGB Fusion 2.0 application, the user has complete control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard.

 

RGB FUSION Software

With an integrated intuitive user interface, the RGB Fusion 2.0 provides you a better solution for customizing the lighting effects across all supported devices. From motherboards, graphics cards to the peripheral products, you can personalize your gaming rig with your own style and show off your build by sharing the profiles. In addition, the new gaming mode makes the lighting effects interactive with selected games to bring you the most immersive gaming experience.

 

BIOS

New User Interface
All new EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one page including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, Fan.

My Favorites
Add constantly used items into the favorite menu for quick access.

Storage Information
Show all kinds of storage information including SATA, PCIE and M.2 interface.

Changelog
List all changes before saving and exiting bios. Quickly review overall settings modification.

Intuitive Load Line Curve
Clearly show each loadline calibration setting in an intuitive curve graph.

 

EasyTune™

GIGABYTE's EasyTune™ is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings or adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment. With Smart Quick Boost, one click is all it takes to automatically overclock your system, giving an added performance boost when you need it the most.

 

System Information Viewer

GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status. Monitor components such as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile, create alerts when temperatures get too high or record your system's behavior; these are the possibilities of the System Information Viewer.

 

ULTRA DURABLE

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ features its product durability and high-quality manufacturing process. GIGABYTE motherboards use the best components and reinforce every slots to make each of them solid and durable.

Q-Flash Plus

Update the BIOS easily without installing the CPU, memory and graphics card.
With GIGABYTE Q-Flash Plus, you don't need to install the CPU, memory and graphics card nor enter the BIOS menu to flash the BIOS. Just download and save a new BIOS file (rename to gigabyte.bin) on the USB flash drive, then press the dedicated Q-Flash Plus button and you're good to go!

 

Solid Pin Power Connectors

AORUS motherboards feature solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8pin + 4pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during CPU overloading.

Solid Pin Power connector advantages
- Larger contact area for electricity
- More metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated heat
- Ultra durable and longer lifespan

Specifications

CPU

LGA1700 socket: Support for 12th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 processors/Intel® Core™ i7 processors/Intel® Core™ i5 processors
(Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list.)
L3 cache varies with CPU
(Please refer to "CPU Support List" from Gigabyte's website for more information.)

Chipset

Intel® Z690 Express Chipset

Memory

Support for DDR4 5333(O.C.)/ DDR4 5133(O.C.)/DDR4 5000(O.C.)/4933(O.C.)/4800(O.C.)/ 4700(O.C.)/ 4600(O.C.)/ 4500(O.C.)/ 4400(O.C.)/ 4300(O.C.)/4266(O.C.) / 4133(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3866(O.C.) / 3800(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 3666(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) / 3200 / 3000 / 2933 / 2800 / 2666 / 2400 / 2133 MHz memory modules
4 x DDR DIMM sockets supporting up to 128 GB (32 GB single DIMM capacity) of system memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
(Please refer "Memory Support List" from Gigabyte's website for more information.)

Onboard Graphics

Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel® HD Graphics support:
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160 @ 60 Hz
* Support for HDMI 2.0 version and HDCP 2.3.
1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2304 @ 60 Hz
* Support for DisplayPort 1.2 version and HDCP 2.3
(Graphics specifications may vary depending on CPU support.)

Audio

Realtek® ALC1220-VB CODEC
* The back panel line out jack supports DSD audio.
High Definition Audio
2-channel analog output
Support for S/PDIF Out
7.1-channel digital signals
* Actual output of digital signals may vary depending on the playback content and software used, and an external DAC is required.

LAN

Realtek® 2.5GbE LAN chip (2.5 Gbps/1 Gbps/100 Mbps)

Wireless Communication module

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201:
- WIFI a, b, g, n, ac, ax, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band
- BLUETOOTH 5.2
- Support for 11ax 160MHz wireless standard and up to 2.4 Gbps data rate
* Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment.

Expansion Slots

1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
(The PCIEX16 slot conforms to PCI Express 5.0 standard.)
2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x4 (PCIEX4_1, PCIEX4_2)
(The PCIEX4 slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)

Multi-Graphics Technology

Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire™ and 2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies

Storage Interface

CPU:
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2A_CPU)

Chipset:
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2M_SB)
2 x M.2 connectors (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2Q_SB/M2P_SB)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
* Refer to "2-7 Internal Connectors," for the installation notices for the M.2 and SATA connectors.

Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
* System acceleration with Intel® Optane™ Memory can only be enabled on the M.2 connectors supported by the Chipset.

USB

Chipset:
1 x USB Type-C® port on the back panel, with USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 support
1 x USB Type-C® port with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support, available through the internal USB header
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red) on the back panel
5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (3 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)

Chipset+2 USB 2.0 Hub:
8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)

Internal I/O Connectors

1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x CPU fan header
1 x water cooling CPU fan header
3 x system fan headers
1 x system fan/water cooling pump header
2 x addressable LED strip headers
2 x RGB LED strip headers
4 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x USB Type-C® header, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
2 x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connectors
1 x Trusted Platform Module header (For the GC-TPM2.0 SPI/GC-TPM2.0 SPI 2.0 module only)
1 x reset button
1 x Q-Flash Plus button
1 x reset jumper
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
*All fan headers are subject to support AIO_Pump, Pump and high performance fan with the capability of delivering up to 2A/12V @ 24W.

Back Panel Connectors

1 x USB Type-C® port, with USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 support
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
1 x HDMI port
1 x DisplayPort
1 x RJ-45 port
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
2 x audio jacks

I/O Controller

iTE® I/O Controller Chip

H/W Monitoring

Voltage detection
Temperature detection
Fan speed detection
Water cooling flow rate detection
Fan fail warning
Fan speed control
* Whether the fan (pump) speed control function is supported will depend on the fan (pump) you install.

BIOS

1 x 256 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0

Unique Features

Support for APP Center
* Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
@BIOS
EasyTune
Fast Boot
Game Boost
ON/OFF Charge
RGB Fusion
Smart Backup
System Information Viewer
Support for Q-Flash Plus
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress Install

Bundled Software

Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
Realtek® Gaming LAN Bandwidth Control Utility

Operating System

Support for Windows 10 64-bit

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm

Date Created: 17:23, 24-01-2022
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MBDGBM60424/Gigabyte-Z690-AORUS-ELITE-AX-DDR4-ATX-Motherboard