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OVERVIEW
PERFORMANCE
DDR5
THERMAL
CONNECTIVITY
PERSONALIZATION
ULTRA DURABLE
Key Feature
Z690 AORUS ELITE
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.
OVERVIEW
PERFORMANCE
DDR5
THERMAL
CONNECTIVITY
PERSONALIZATION
ULTRA DURABLE
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DisplayPort
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HDMI
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Rear USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C®
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2.5 GbE LAN
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Advanced Thermal Design
  1. Fully Covered MOSFET Heatsinks
  2. 5 W/mK Thermal Conductivity Pad
  3. Integrated IO Shield
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4* M.2 Ultra Storage Performance Connectors
  1. 4*PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2
  2. 2*Enlarged Thermal Guards
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AMP-UP Audio
  1. ALC1220-VB Audio
  2. High-End Audio Capacitor
  3. Audiophile Grade WIMA Capacitors
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RGB FUSION 2.0
  1. Addressable LED Header*2
  2. RGB LED Header*2
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16+1+2 Twin Hybrid Phases Digital Power Design
  1. 60A DrMOS
  2. PCIe 5.0 Ready PCB
  3. Premium Choke and Capacitor
  4. 6-Layer & 2X Copper PCB
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Solid Pin Power Connectors
  1. 24 pin ATX Power Connector
  2. 8+4 pin CPU Power Connector
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Dual Channel DDR5 ,4 DIMMs with Ultra Durable™  SMD PCIe 5.0 Memory Armor
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Supports 12th Gen. Intel Core™ Processors
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Front USB3.2 Gen2 Type-C® for Connecting Devices
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Next Generation PCIe 5.0 Design
  1. 1*PCIe 5.0 x16 SMD Slot
  2. Ultra Durable™ SMD PCIe 5.0 Armor
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6*SATA 6Gb/s
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Q-FLASH Plus Onboard Button
Twin Hybrid VRM Design
PCIe 5.0 DESIGN
Hybrid Cores Optimization
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.​
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
XMP 6000+
Unlock DDR5 Voltage
Shielded Memory Routing
SMD DIMM
XMP3.0
Support for DDR5 XMP Up to 6000MHz and Beyond*
AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 6000MHz 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.
Please see the complete validated memory support list. Product features may vary by model.

Unlock DDR5 Voltage
DDR4
DDR4 voltage is managed by MB with wide range
Native DDR5
Secure Mode
MB provides fixed 5V to Native DDR5 memory and built-in PMIC outputs locked 1.1v to memory IC.
GIGABYTE Exclusive DDR5 Circuit Design
Programmable Mode
GIGABYTE’s exclusive design unlocks Native DDR5 PMIC secure mode into programmable mode and control Native DDR5 voltage with wide range.
  • • GIGABYTE exclusive circuit design unlocks Native DDR5 voltage control
  • • Transforms Native DDR5 memory module to Overclocked DDR5 memory
  • • Increases DDR5 memory overclocking performance and capability
  • • Supports all PMIC vendors for maximum compatibility
* Memory overclocking capabiblity will vary based on users' hardware configuration
Shielded Memory Routing
All memory routing is under the PCB inner layer shielded by a large ground layer to protect from external interference.
Non-shielded
Ultra Durable™ SMD DDR5 Memory Armor
GIGABYTE's exclusive stainless steel shielding design.
Signal Degradation
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.
Support Plug / Unplug
5000+ times
Thermal Design
Fully Covered MOSFET Heatsink
M.2 Thermal Guard II
2X Copper PCB
SMART FAN 6
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.
1. Fully Covered Thermal Design
High coverage MOSFET and integrated molding Heatsinks to improve thermal efficiency with better airflow and heat exchange.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 2X Copper PCB
2X Copper PCBs design effectively lower the component temperature by its high thermal conductivity and low impedance.
1. 2X Large Surface
Increased surface area up to 2X larger compared to traditional heatsinks. It improves heat dissipation from the MOSFETs.
2. 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.
3. 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.
1. AORUS M.2 Thermal Guard II
The 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.
2. Heatsink + Thermal Pad (Up)
3. Captive Screw
To Prevent missing M.2 heatsink screw
4. M.2 SSD
5. Heatsink + Thermal Pad (Bottom)
Thermal Throttling As Temperature Rises
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.
2.5 GbE LAN
USB3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C®
AMP-UP Audio
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
  1. 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.

  2. Support Multi-Gig(10/100/1000/2500Mbps) RJ-45 Ethernet


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).
RGB FUSION
UEFI BIOS
Easy Tune
System Information Viewer
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. Note: Lighting effects depicted are for demonstration purposes only. Actual lighting effects may vary by model.
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.
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.
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.
Q-Flash Plus
Solid Pin
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.
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
  1. Larger contact area for electricity
  2. More metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated heat
  3. Ultra durable and longer lifespan
Key Feature
  • Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Series Processors
  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR5, 4 DIMMs
  • 16+1+2 Twin Hybrid Digital VRM Design with 60A DrMOS and Tantalum Polymer Capacitor
  • DDR5 XTREME MEMORY Design with SMD DIMM and Shielded Memory Routing
  • Fully Covered Thermal Design with High Coverage MOSFET Heatsinks
  • 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
* Product specifications and product appearance may differ from country to country. We recommend that you check with your local dealers for the specifications and appearance of the products available in your country. Colors of products may not be perfectly accurate due to variations caused by photographic variables and monitor settings so it may vary from images shown on this site. Although we endeavor to present the most accurate and comprehensive information at the time of publication, we reserve the right to make changes without prior notice.