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Gigabyte Z690 AORUS MASTER EATX Motherboard For Intel 12th Gen LGA1700, Z690, PCIE 5.0, 4XDDR5 Dimm, 5XM.2, Back I/O: 9XUSB, 2XType C, DP, Lan, Wifi AX, HD Audio, Internal I/O: 2XUSB 3.2, 2XUSB 2.0, 1X Type C Header, 2X12V RGB Header, 2X5V

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Gigabyte Z690 AORUS MASTER EATX Motherboard For Intel 12th Gen LGA1700, Z690, PCIE 5.0, 4XDDR5 Dimm, 5XM.2, Back I/O: 9XUSB, 2XType C, DP, Lan, Wifi AX, HD Audio, Internal I/O: 2XUSB 3.2, 2XUSB 2.0, 1X Type C Header, 2X12V RGB Header, 2X5V

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  • MPN: Z690 AORUS MASTER
  • Part #: MBDGBM60529
  • UPC: 889523030035
  • MB Socket: Intel LGA 1700
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Chipset: Z690
  • Form Factor: EATX
  • Multi GPU Support: Crossfire
  • Memory Type: DDR5
  • PCIE x16 Slots: 3
  • PCIE x8 Slots: N/A
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Features

Z690 AORUS MASTER

Intel® Z690 AORUS Motherboard with Direct 19+1+2 Phases Digital VRM Design, DDR5 XTREME MEMORY Design, Fins-Array III Heatsink, Direct-Touch Heatpipe II, NanoCarbon Baseplate, M.2 Thermal Guard III, 125dB ESS Sabre Audio, Intel® WIFI 6E 802.11ax, AQUANTIA® 10GbE LAN?

- Support 12th Gen Intel® Series Processors
- Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR5, 4 DIMMs
- Direct 19+1+2 Phases VRM Design with 105A Power Stage* and Tantalum Polymer Capacitor
- DDR5 XTREME MEMORY Design with SMD DIMM and Shielded Memory Routing
- Advanced Thermal Solution with NanoCarbon Fins-Array III Heatsink, Direct-Touch Heatpipe II and NanoCarbon Baseplate
- Intel® WIFI 6E 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5 with AORUS Antenna
- Audio Solution with ESS Sabre ES9118 125dB on Rear Audio?
- AQUANTIA® 10GbE BASE-T LAN
- 5 x Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guards
- 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 and Noise Detection
- 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 MASTER - 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

 

With DIRECT VRM DESIGN and TANTALUM POLYMER CAPACITOR, Z690 motherboards transient response, voltage ripple and stability is highly improved under overclocking and heavy loading condition.

 

PCIe 5.0 DESIGN

GIGABYTE get Z690 Motherboards ready to work with the upcoming PCIe 5.0 device which is expected to experience Twice bandwidth. To reach the high speed and maintain good signal integrity, Gigabyte R&D selects the low impedance PCB to make it work.

 

Ultra Durable™  SMD PCIe 5.0 Armor

GIGABYTE' exclusive stainless steel shielding design.

Signal Degradation

 

Tensile Strength

 

Double Locking Bracket

 

SMD Iron Claw

 

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

 

XTREME MEMORY

GIGABYTE Z690 Motherboards feature the latest DDR5 architecture and XMP 3.0 capability. The new DDR5 memory technology brings 50% more bandwidth to the platform and increases the system performance drastically by implementing Unlocked Native DDR5 Voltage, Xtreme Memory Routing and reliable SMD slot. In addition to the hardware upgrades, the user friendly UI provides full functionality to overclock higher with exclusive DDR5 tuning capability.

DDR5 Comes with 50% Performance Increase

DDR5 delivers 50% improvement compared to last generation. DDR5 massively elevates the system level performance. DDR5 provides more bandwidth to keep up with the higher CPU core count bandwidth requirement. The new memory architecture also reduces the power consumption.
* USE AIDA64 to compare the write, read, and copy on DDR5 4800 vs DDR4 3200.

 

Support for DDR5 XMP Up to 6400MHz and Beyond*

AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 6400MHz 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 motherboard.

*XMP profile support may vary depending on memory module.

 

Unlock DDR5 Voltage

 

Shielded Memory Routing

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

 

Ultra Durable™ SMD DDR5 Memory Armor

GIGABYTE's exclusive stainless steel shielding design.

SMD High Frequency

 

Anti-Plate Bending 130%

 

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.

 

DDR5 Auto Booster

Automatically Boost the Native DDR5 frequency to 5000MHz while the system is under heavy loading by a single click.

 

DDR5 Memory Upgrade

GIGABYTE BIOS offers pre-defined and retrievable profiles for users to get higher performance easily. The profiles are based on a database that is created by checking each memory IC and PMIC vendors to optimize the modules to unleash their full potential. This is a time saving feature to manually configure overclocked DDR5 memory kits.
- Instantly upgrade memory performance
- Overclock Native and XMP 3.0 DDR5 memory to higher frequency easily
- No need to input dozens of memory parameters such as clock, voltage and timings
- Built-in wide variety pre-tuned profiles database for different memory IC vendors

*DDR5 MEMORY UPGRADE involves DDR5 memory overclocking, overclocking capability depends on users' hardware configuration

 

XMP 3.0 User Profile

Define and create your own SPD profile into Native and XMP 3.0 memory modules or apply the pre-tuned profiles to XMP 3.0 User Profile. Two user-defined profiles can be saved, loaded either locally or from/to an external storage device.
- Two empty SPD profiles can be defined by users and carry to next computer
- Transfer DDR5 XMP Booster profiles into XMP 3.0 User Profiles
- Quick memory performance simulation based on user input clock and timing parameters
- Profile save and load function to share your memory parameters online

- SPD Re-defined or retrieve from database
- Performance Simulation
- Save/Load Profile
- Overclocked Performance
- Profile Clearance

 

THERMAL REACTIVE ARMOR

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

Direct-Touch HeatpipeII
With an extra large 8mm heatpipe and made from a new manufacturing process that narrows the gap between the heatpipe and heatsink, the new Direct-Touch Heatpipe II greatly help transfers heat on the MOSFET.

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

M.2 Thermal Guard III
M.2 Thermal Guard III constructed with 2.6X optimized heat dissipation surface and double-sided M.2 heatsinks to prevent throttling and bottlenecks on high-speed/ large capacity of PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSDs.

Fins-Array III with NanoCarbon Coating
Fins-Array III upgraded thermal performance by using new extended Irregular fins and louvered stacked-fins design which not only increases surface area by incredible 700% compared to traditional heatsinks but also improves thermal efficiency with better airflow and heat exchange.9 W/mK Thermal PadEnlarged Thermal Guard

9 W/mK Thermal Pad
By using 1.5mm thicker 9 W/mK thermal conductivity pads, it can transfer 5x more heat compared to traditional thermal pads at the same time.

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.

 

Direct-Touch Heatpipe II

With an extra large 8mm heatpipe and made by a new manufacturing process which has narrow down the gap between the heatpipe and heatsink. The new Direct-Touch Heatpipe II greatly helps to dissipate the heat on MOSFETs.

 

M.2 Thermal Guard III

GIGABYTE Thermal Guard III ensures PCIe 4.0 SSD running at 7GB/s With No Throttling.?

 

M.2 Thermal Guard III

Continuing the advantages of M.2 Thermal Guard II design which using the double-sided thermal pads to elevate the height of M.2 heatsink as increasing surface area to dissipate heats on M.2 SSDs. M.2 Thermal Guard III constructed with 2.6X optimized heat dissipation surface to prevent throttling and bottleneck that high-speed/ large capacity of PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSDs may cause, especially under heavy workload.

 

NanoCarbon Baseplate

- Base plate made of aluminum instead of traditional iron ensures 3X thermal conductivity.
- A thin layer of NanoCarbon is coated on the base plate through electrostatic adhesion to enhance thermal radiation capability.
- Transfer heat from the back side PCB to the base plate so the NanoCarbon base plate can dissipate heat passively.
- Effectively lowers backside PWM component temperature by 10%.

NanoCarbon Coating
This specialized nanostructure of carbon molecules has extraordinary thermal conductivity.

 

Fins-Array III

GIGABYTE new generation Fins-Array III delivers the ultimate thermal performance by using Extended Irregular fins to fill all available space and vastly increases surface area. A piece of Fins-Array III heatsink surface area is larger than 2 full size ATX motherboard PCB, therefore it tremendously boost thermal efficiency and heat exchange performance.

Advanced internal fins construction
- 700% bigger surface.
- Extended Irregular design used all available space to dissipate heat.

 

GIGABYTE Advanced Thermal Solution

 

NanoCarbon Coated Fin Array Heatsink

As CPUs get more powerful, VRM modules get hotter under ultra high performance. Being the first adopters among industry using NanoCarbon as coating material to enhance thermal radiation speed up heat dissipation. Nanocarbon is coated onto the heatsink through electrostatic adhesion. The coating material covers the entire finned heatsink with 200µm in thickness. In that way, heat is dissipated more quickly. The tests show 10% cooler with the NanoCarbon coating.

 

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
- 10 PWM/DC Fan Headers
- 7 Internal Temperature Sensors
- 2 External Temperature Sensor Cables
- 1 Noise Detection Cable

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
7 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.

 

Noise Detection

With the new Noise Detection function, you can monitor noise level of all devices including fans, CPU coolers, graphics card, etc. in real time, and you can determine how fast your fan speed needs to be. Our bundled Noise Detection cable doesn't include any sound recording function, it simply detects sound pressure while protecting your privacy.

 

CONNECTIVITY

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

AQUANTIA® 10GbE BASE-T Networking - Next Generation Multi-Gig Gaming

The AQUANTIA® AQC113C is a high-performance, backward compatible with 10GBASE-T/ 5GBASE-T/ 2.5GBASE-T/ 1000BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX Ethernet Controller which is able to provide up to 10 GbE network connectivity, with 10 times faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking and is perfectly designed for media centers, workstations and gamers.

Multi-Gigabit Support
- Ultimate online gaming experience with faster connection speed
- Backward compatible with 5/2.5/1Gbps network
- No re-wiring needed

 

Intel 802.11ax WIFI 6E

Intel latest Wireless solution 802.11ax WIFI 6E with new dedicated 6GHz band, 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 6E
- Dedicated spectrum in 6GHz band for less interference
- 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

 

WIFI 6E Advantage

Spectrum congestion is huge problem in current WIFI environment nowadays because too many devices all use existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrum, and it cause unreliable connection and slower speed. WIFI 6E is extended standard to WIFI 6, and it use dedicated 6GHz band that it provides not only brand new frequency to transfer data, but also spacious spectrum for future more devices. With WIFI 6E, users can enjoy faster connection and stronger signal than before.

 

ESS SABRE reference DAC ES9118

ESS SABRE reference DAC (ESS 9118)
Hyperstream Dynamic Range (SNR 125dB)
High-Res music (32bit, 192KHz PCM)
Super low THD+N (THD+N -112db)

 

True High-Fidelity Music (Realtek ALC1220)

Paired with Realtek's latest ALC1220 Codec, playback for surround sound audio and DSD enabled music are easier than ever.

 

Audiophile Grade Capacitors (WIMA , Nichicon Fine Gold)

To ensure a studio-quality experience, WIMA and Nichicon Fine Gold capacitors are used to provide power to the overall system.

 

Precision Audio Stream (TXC OSCILLATOR)

Provides precise time triggers to Digital-Analog Converters. High resistance to corrosion and oxidation.

 

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.

 

DTS :X® Ultra

Recreates an authentic, spatially accurate 3D audio experience for gaming over any headphones or speakers. Supports channel-based, scene based and object-based audio. Provides out-of-the-box calibration for a range of headphones and speakers. Provides post-processing enhancements and device level tuning for DTS® codecs.
DTS Sound Unbound* leverage Microsoft Spatial, enabling the the most believable, 3D audio experience for games. Immersion through DTS Headphone:X means in the sonic landscape, stationary and moving sounds can be heard from above, below or around the listener. Sounds pass around the listener with amazing externalization and accurate localization.
Learn more about the immersive gaming sound experience powered by DTS Sound Unbound at https://dts.com/sound-unbound
*DTS Sound Unbound needs the latest Windows fixes in the Windows 10, please upgrade your Windows 10 OS to Win10 Build 18898 or later versions.

 

PERSONALIZATION

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. Note: Lighting effects depicted are for demonstration purposes only. Actual lighting effects may vary by model.

 

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.

 

MultiKey

A multi-function reset button that can be reconfigured to other function in BIOS for different user scenarios.

RGB Switch
Turn off all lighting effect on motherboard.

Direct-To-BIOS
Boot into BIOS menu directly without pressing any keyboard button.

Safe Mode
Boot into BIOS safe mode to change specific option without losing other BIOS settings.

* Photo for reference only.

 

Easy Tune

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.

 

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 + 8pin 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
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 DDR5 6400(O.C.) / 6200(O.C.) / 6000(O.C.) / 5800(O.C.) / 5600(O.C.) / 5400(O.C.) / 5200(O.C.) / 4800 / 4000 MHz memory modules
4 x DDR5 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 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 front panel line out jack supports DSD audio.
ESS ES9118 DAC chip
Support for DTS:X® Ultra
High Definition Audio
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Support for S/PDIF Out

LAN

Marvell® AQtion AQC113C 10GbE LAN chip
(10 Gbps/5 Gbps/2.5 Gbps/1 Gbps/100 Mbps)

Wireless Communication module

Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX210
- WIFI a, b, g, n, ac, ax, supporting 2.4/5/6 GHz carrier frequency bands
- 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_1 slot shares bandwidth with the M2C_SB connector. The PCIEX4_1 slot becomes unavailable when a device is installed in the M2C_SB connector.
(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:
2 x M.2 connectors (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2P_SB, M2Q_SB)
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2C_SB)
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA and PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2M_SB)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
* Refer to "2-8 Internal Connectors," for the installation notices for the PCIEX4_1, 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:
2 x USB Type-C® ports, with USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 support
(1 port on the back panel, 1 port available through the internal USB header)
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red) on the back panel

Chipset+USB 3.2 Gen 2 Hub:
1 x USB Type-C® port on the back panel, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red) on the back panel

Chipset+2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Hubs:
8 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)

Chipset+USB 2.0 Hub:
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports available through the internal USB headers

Internal I/O Connectors

1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
2 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connectors
1 x CPU fan header
1 x water cooling CPU fan header
4 x system fan headers
4 x system fan/water cooling pump headers
2 x addressable LED strip headers
2 x RGB LED strip headers
5 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 2x2 support
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x noise detection header
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 power button
1 x reset button
1 x reset jumper
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
2 x temperature sensor headers
Voltage Measurement Points

Back Panel Connectors

1 x Q-Flash Plus button
1 x Clear CMOS button
2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
1 x DisplayPort
1 x USB Type-C® port, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support
1 x USB Type-C® port, with USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 support
5 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
5 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.
Noise detection

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)
cFosSpeed

Operating System

Support for Windows 10 64-bit

Form Factor

E-ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 25.9cm

Manufacturer Part No:
Z690 AORUS MASTER
Brand:
Product Type:
EATX Motherboard
UPC
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Shipping Weight:
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PB Part No:
MBDGBM60529
Product Model:
Z690 AORUS MASTER
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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I paired this motherboard with the I9 12900k, gskill trident z5 6000 and strix rtx 3080 oc. All and all great motherboard packed with features however I did have trouble getting a post on first power up. Had to update bios to get the board to post with the ram

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Next Day Delivery

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Shipping Costs

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1 Hour Store Pick-up / Click & Collect

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Overseas Shipments

PB Tech regularly ships overseas to Australia and beyond. If you are located in Australia, you can order directly from our Australian site www.pbtech.com/au. If you are from another country you can order from www.pbtech.com

Returns & Warranty

7 day right of exchange

If you change your mind after making a purchase, or realise you have ordered the incorrect item, you can enjoy the peace of mind that we offer a 7 day exchange policy.

To exchange a product, goods must be sealed / unopened, with packaging in original condition, and accompanied by a valid receipt dated no more than 7 calendar days from when you request an exchange.

If there is not a suitable product that can be exchanged for your returned item you will be offered a credit on your account or gift card based on the value paid at the time of purchase.

Please note, items purchased on finance cannot be exchanged for a gift card.

Hassle free warranty service

If your product develops a fault within the manufacturer warranty period, you can either contact the manufacturer directly (some manufacturers provide a high level of warranty service - including free pickup or in some cases onsite repair), or return to one of our services centres / stores. Where the product has been directly imported by PB Tech, you need to contact us directly or present the product at any one of our service centres / stores together with your proof of purchase.

If your product develops a fault outside of the manufacturer warranty or PB Tech warranty period, we offer a full repair service and are an authorised repair agent for leading brands such as Samsung, HP, Toshiba, Lenovo and more.

Returning a product / making a warranty claim

To contact the manufacturer directly to troubleshoot your product or to request a warranty repair, please view the list of manufacturer / brand warranty contacts (for products imported directly by PB Tech please return to us directly by completing our request a return form).

To return a product to PB Tech directly, please complete our request a return form.

Or view our returns policy for more information.

Gigabyte Z690 AORUS MASTER EATX Motherboard For Intel 12th Gen LGA1700, Z690, PCIE 5.0, 4XDDR5 Dimm, 5XM.2, Back I/O: 9XUSB, 2XType C, DP, Lan, Wifi AX, HD Audio, Internal I/O: 2XUSB 3.2, 2XUSB 2.0, 1X Type C Header, 2X12V RGB Header, 2X5V

  • Brand: Gigabyte
  • MPN: Z690 AORUS MASTER
  • Part #: MBDGBM60529
  • UPC:889523030035
PB Tech price: $744.42 Excluding GST PB Tech price: $856.08 Including GST

Date Created: 12:22, 14-08-2022
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MBDGBM60529/Gigabyte-Z690-AORUS-MASTER-EATX-Motherboard-For-In
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Features

Z690 AORUS MASTER

Intel® Z690 AORUS Motherboard with Direct 19+1+2 Phases Digital VRM Design, DDR5 XTREME MEMORY Design, Fins-Array III Heatsink, Direct-Touch Heatpipe II, NanoCarbon Baseplate, M.2 Thermal Guard III, 125dB ESS Sabre Audio, Intel® WIFI 6E 802.11ax, AQUANTIA® 10GbE LAN?

- Support 12th Gen Intel® Series Processors
- Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR5, 4 DIMMs
- Direct 19+1+2 Phases VRM Design with 105A Power Stage* and Tantalum Polymer Capacitor
- DDR5 XTREME MEMORY Design with SMD DIMM and Shielded Memory Routing
- Advanced Thermal Solution with NanoCarbon Fins-Array III Heatsink, Direct-Touch Heatpipe II and NanoCarbon Baseplate
- Intel® WIFI 6E 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5 with AORUS Antenna
- Audio Solution with ESS Sabre ES9118 125dB on Rear Audio?
- AQUANTIA® 10GbE BASE-T LAN
- 5 x Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guards
- 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 and Noise Detection
- 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 MASTER - 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

 

With DIRECT VRM DESIGN and TANTALUM POLYMER CAPACITOR, Z690 motherboards transient response, voltage ripple and stability is highly improved under overclocking and heavy loading condition.

 

PCIe 5.0 DESIGN

GIGABYTE get Z690 Motherboards ready to work with the upcoming PCIe 5.0 device which is expected to experience Twice bandwidth. To reach the high speed and maintain good signal integrity, Gigabyte R&D selects the low impedance PCB to make it work.

 

Ultra Durable™  SMD PCIe 5.0 Armor

GIGABYTE' exclusive stainless steel shielding design.

Signal Degradation

 

Tensile Strength

 

Double Locking Bracket

 

SMD Iron Claw

 

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

 

XTREME MEMORY

GIGABYTE Z690 Motherboards feature the latest DDR5 architecture and XMP 3.0 capability. The new DDR5 memory technology brings 50% more bandwidth to the platform and increases the system performance drastically by implementing Unlocked Native DDR5 Voltage, Xtreme Memory Routing and reliable SMD slot. In addition to the hardware upgrades, the user friendly UI provides full functionality to overclock higher with exclusive DDR5 tuning capability.

DDR5 Comes with 50% Performance Increase

DDR5 delivers 50% improvement compared to last generation. DDR5 massively elevates the system level performance. DDR5 provides more bandwidth to keep up with the higher CPU core count bandwidth requirement. The new memory architecture also reduces the power consumption.
* USE AIDA64 to compare the write, read, and copy on DDR5 4800 vs DDR4 3200.

 

Support for DDR5 XMP Up to 6400MHz and Beyond*

AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 6400MHz 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 motherboard.

*XMP profile support may vary depending on memory module.

 

Unlock DDR5 Voltage

 

Shielded Memory Routing

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

 

Ultra Durable™ SMD DDR5 Memory Armor

GIGABYTE's exclusive stainless steel shielding design.

SMD High Frequency

 

Anti-Plate Bending 130%

 

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.

 

DDR5 Auto Booster

Automatically Boost the Native DDR5 frequency to 5000MHz while the system is under heavy loading by a single click.

 

DDR5 Memory Upgrade

GIGABYTE BIOS offers pre-defined and retrievable profiles for users to get higher performance easily. The profiles are based on a database that is created by checking each memory IC and PMIC vendors to optimize the modules to unleash their full potential. This is a time saving feature to manually configure overclocked DDR5 memory kits.
- Instantly upgrade memory performance
- Overclock Native and XMP 3.0 DDR5 memory to higher frequency easily
- No need to input dozens of memory parameters such as clock, voltage and timings
- Built-in wide variety pre-tuned profiles database for different memory IC vendors

*DDR5 MEMORY UPGRADE involves DDR5 memory overclocking, overclocking capability depends on users' hardware configuration

 

XMP 3.0 User Profile

Define and create your own SPD profile into Native and XMP 3.0 memory modules or apply the pre-tuned profiles to XMP 3.0 User Profile. Two user-defined profiles can be saved, loaded either locally or from/to an external storage device.
- Two empty SPD profiles can be defined by users and carry to next computer
- Transfer DDR5 XMP Booster profiles into XMP 3.0 User Profiles
- Quick memory performance simulation based on user input clock and timing parameters
- Profile save and load function to share your memory parameters online

- SPD Re-defined or retrieve from database
- Performance Simulation
- Save/Load Profile
- Overclocked Performance
- Profile Clearance

 

THERMAL REACTIVE ARMOR

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

Direct-Touch HeatpipeII
With an extra large 8mm heatpipe and made from a new manufacturing process that narrows the gap between the heatpipe and heatsink, the new Direct-Touch Heatpipe II greatly help transfers heat on the MOSFET.

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

M.2 Thermal Guard III
M.2 Thermal Guard III constructed with 2.6X optimized heat dissipation surface and double-sided M.2 heatsinks to prevent throttling and bottlenecks on high-speed/ large capacity of PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSDs.

Fins-Array III with NanoCarbon Coating
Fins-Array III upgraded thermal performance by using new extended Irregular fins and louvered stacked-fins design which not only increases surface area by incredible 700% compared to traditional heatsinks but also improves thermal efficiency with better airflow and heat exchange.9 W/mK Thermal PadEnlarged Thermal Guard

9 W/mK Thermal Pad
By using 1.5mm thicker 9 W/mK thermal conductivity pads, it can transfer 5x more heat compared to traditional thermal pads at the same time.

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.

 

Direct-Touch Heatpipe II

With an extra large 8mm heatpipe and made by a new manufacturing process which has narrow down the gap between the heatpipe and heatsink. The new Direct-Touch Heatpipe II greatly helps to dissipate the heat on MOSFETs.

 

M.2 Thermal Guard III

GIGABYTE Thermal Guard III ensures PCIe 4.0 SSD running at 7GB/s With No Throttling.?

 

M.2 Thermal Guard III

Continuing the advantages of M.2 Thermal Guard II design which using the double-sided thermal pads to elevate the height of M.2 heatsink as increasing surface area to dissipate heats on M.2 SSDs. M.2 Thermal Guard III constructed with 2.6X optimized heat dissipation surface to prevent throttling and bottleneck that high-speed/ large capacity of PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSDs may cause, especially under heavy workload.

 

NanoCarbon Baseplate

- Base plate made of aluminum instead of traditional iron ensures 3X thermal conductivity.
- A thin layer of NanoCarbon is coated on the base plate through electrostatic adhesion to enhance thermal radiation capability.
- Transfer heat from the back side PCB to the base plate so the NanoCarbon base plate can dissipate heat passively.
- Effectively lowers backside PWM component temperature by 10%.

NanoCarbon Coating
This specialized nanostructure of carbon molecules has extraordinary thermal conductivity.

 

Fins-Array III

GIGABYTE new generation Fins-Array III delivers the ultimate thermal performance by using Extended Irregular fins to fill all available space and vastly increases surface area. A piece of Fins-Array III heatsink surface area is larger than 2 full size ATX motherboard PCB, therefore it tremendously boost thermal efficiency and heat exchange performance.

Advanced internal fins construction
- 700% bigger surface.
- Extended Irregular design used all available space to dissipate heat.

 

GIGABYTE Advanced Thermal Solution

 

NanoCarbon Coated Fin Array Heatsink

As CPUs get more powerful, VRM modules get hotter under ultra high performance. Being the first adopters among industry using NanoCarbon as coating material to enhance thermal radiation speed up heat dissipation. Nanocarbon is coated onto the heatsink through electrostatic adhesion. The coating material covers the entire finned heatsink with 200µm in thickness. In that way, heat is dissipated more quickly. The tests show 10% cooler with the NanoCarbon coating.

 

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
- 10 PWM/DC Fan Headers
- 7 Internal Temperature Sensors
- 2 External Temperature Sensor Cables
- 1 Noise Detection Cable

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
7 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.

 

Noise Detection

With the new Noise Detection function, you can monitor noise level of all devices including fans, CPU coolers, graphics card, etc. in real time, and you can determine how fast your fan speed needs to be. Our bundled Noise Detection cable doesn't include any sound recording function, it simply detects sound pressure while protecting your privacy.

 

CONNECTIVITY

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

AQUANTIA® 10GbE BASE-T Networking - Next Generation Multi-Gig Gaming

The AQUANTIA® AQC113C is a high-performance, backward compatible with 10GBASE-T/ 5GBASE-T/ 2.5GBASE-T/ 1000BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX Ethernet Controller which is able to provide up to 10 GbE network connectivity, with 10 times faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking and is perfectly designed for media centers, workstations and gamers.

Multi-Gigabit Support
- Ultimate online gaming experience with faster connection speed
- Backward compatible with 5/2.5/1Gbps network
- No re-wiring needed

 

Intel 802.11ax WIFI 6E

Intel latest Wireless solution 802.11ax WIFI 6E with new dedicated 6GHz band, 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 6E
- Dedicated spectrum in 6GHz band for less interference
- 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

 

WIFI 6E Advantage

Spectrum congestion is huge problem in current WIFI environment nowadays because too many devices all use existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrum, and it cause unreliable connection and slower speed. WIFI 6E is extended standard to WIFI 6, and it use dedicated 6GHz band that it provides not only brand new frequency to transfer data, but also spacious spectrum for future more devices. With WIFI 6E, users can enjoy faster connection and stronger signal than before.

 

ESS SABRE reference DAC ES9118

ESS SABRE reference DAC (ESS 9118)
Hyperstream Dynamic Range (SNR 125dB)
High-Res music (32bit, 192KHz PCM)
Super low THD+N (THD+N -112db)

 

True High-Fidelity Music (Realtek ALC1220)

Paired with Realtek's latest ALC1220 Codec, playback for surround sound audio and DSD enabled music are easier than ever.

 

Audiophile Grade Capacitors (WIMA , Nichicon Fine Gold)

To ensure a studio-quality experience, WIMA and Nichicon Fine Gold capacitors are used to provide power to the overall system.

 

Precision Audio Stream (TXC OSCILLATOR)

Provides precise time triggers to Digital-Analog Converters. High resistance to corrosion and oxidation.

 

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.

 

DTS :X® Ultra

Recreates an authentic, spatially accurate 3D audio experience for gaming over any headphones or speakers. Supports channel-based, scene based and object-based audio. Provides out-of-the-box calibration for a range of headphones and speakers. Provides post-processing enhancements and device level tuning for DTS® codecs.
DTS Sound Unbound* leverage Microsoft Spatial, enabling the the most believable, 3D audio experience for games. Immersion through DTS Headphone:X means in the sonic landscape, stationary and moving sounds can be heard from above, below or around the listener. Sounds pass around the listener with amazing externalization and accurate localization.
Learn more about the immersive gaming sound experience powered by DTS Sound Unbound at https://dts.com/sound-unbound
*DTS Sound Unbound needs the latest Windows fixes in the Windows 10, please upgrade your Windows 10 OS to Win10 Build 18898 or later versions.

 

PERSONALIZATION

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. Note: Lighting effects depicted are for demonstration purposes only. Actual lighting effects may vary by model.

 

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.

 

MultiKey

A multi-function reset button that can be reconfigured to other function in BIOS for different user scenarios.

RGB Switch
Turn off all lighting effect on motherboard.

Direct-To-BIOS
Boot into BIOS menu directly without pressing any keyboard button.

Safe Mode
Boot into BIOS safe mode to change specific option without losing other BIOS settings.

* Photo for reference only.

 

Easy Tune

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.

 

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 + 8pin 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
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 DDR5 6400(O.C.) / 6200(O.C.) / 6000(O.C.) / 5800(O.C.) / 5600(O.C.) / 5400(O.C.) / 5200(O.C.) / 4800 / 4000 MHz memory modules
4 x DDR5 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 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 front panel line out jack supports DSD audio.
ESS ES9118 DAC chip
Support for DTS:X® Ultra
High Definition Audio
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Support for S/PDIF Out

LAN

Marvell® AQtion AQC113C 10GbE LAN chip
(10 Gbps/5 Gbps/2.5 Gbps/1 Gbps/100 Mbps)

Wireless Communication module

Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX210
- WIFI a, b, g, n, ac, ax, supporting 2.4/5/6 GHz carrier frequency bands
- 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_1 slot shares bandwidth with the M2C_SB connector. The PCIEX4_1 slot becomes unavailable when a device is installed in the M2C_SB connector.
(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:
2 x M.2 connectors (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2P_SB, M2Q_SB)
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2C_SB)
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA and PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2M_SB)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
* Refer to "2-8 Internal Connectors," for the installation notices for the PCIEX4_1, 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:
2 x USB Type-C® ports, with USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 support
(1 port on the back panel, 1 port available through the internal USB header)
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red) on the back panel

Chipset+USB 3.2 Gen 2 Hub:
1 x USB Type-C® port on the back panel, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red) on the back panel

Chipset+2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Hubs:
8 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)

Chipset+USB 2.0 Hub:
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports available through the internal USB headers

Internal I/O Connectors

1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
2 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connectors
1 x CPU fan header
1 x water cooling CPU fan header
4 x system fan headers
4 x system fan/water cooling pump headers
2 x addressable LED strip headers
2 x RGB LED strip headers
5 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 2x2 support
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x noise detection header
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 power button
1 x reset button
1 x reset jumper
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
2 x temperature sensor headers
Voltage Measurement Points

Back Panel Connectors

1 x Q-Flash Plus button
1 x Clear CMOS button
2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
1 x DisplayPort
1 x USB Type-C® port, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support
1 x USB Type-C® port, with USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 support
5 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
5 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.
Noise detection

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)
cFosSpeed

Operating System

Support for Windows 10 64-bit

Form Factor

E-ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 25.9cm

Date Created: 12:22, 14-08-2022
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MBDGBM60529/Gigabyte-Z690-AORUS-MASTER-EATX-Motherboard-For-In