Z690 AORUS TACHYON is the pinnacle of overclocking motherboard completely designed by and for overclockers, who are continuously seeking to break unimaginable performance limit. Its specialized VRM design, memory layout trace and built-in overclocking buttons and switches enable overclocking enthusiasts to unleash full potential of latest generation Intel Core processor.
Memory OC: DDR5-10223.4
* LN2 Overclocking
VRM Design
VRM Design
1Digital PWM Controller
2105A Power Stage
3Tantalum Capacitor Matrix
4Dual CPU Power Connectors

To unleash full potential of multi-cores CPU performance

For CPU integrated GPU performance

Provide stable power for CPU integrated PCIe & Memory controller

Digital PWM Controller
VRM design uses RENESAS RAA229131 PWM controller that directly drives 15 phases for the highest efficiency.
105A Power Stage
Each vcore VRM phase uses 105A RAA220105 Power stage for maximum current capacity under extreme overclocking.
Tantalum Capacitor Matrix
VRM design uses 100% full tantalum polymer capacitors for better transient response and less mechanical interference with extreme overclocking cooling device.
Dual CPU Power Connectors
Dual 8 pin CPU power connectors with metal shielding provide maximal current input to processor.
Power Architecture
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 Matrix
By using 100% tantalum polymer capacitors design, it's easier for professional overclockers to insulate VRM area and use LN2 pot to cool down CPU without mechanical interference.
Tantalum Polymer Capacitor
Improved Transient Response
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.
Unlock DDR5 Voltage
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
With 2-DIMM daisy chain memory trace layout, Z690 AORUS TACHYON can achieve the shortest memory DIMM distance between CPU, therefore reach the highest memory clock and the lowest latency.
Shielded Memory Routing
All memory routing is under the PCB inner layer shielded by a large ground layer to protect from external interference.
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. 
1. 2x Reinforced PCIe 5.0 x16 Slots
2. PCIe 5.0 Turbo B Clock
External clock generator for PCIe 5.0 overclocking.
3. PCIe 5.0 Active Switches
Switch PCIe 5.0 x16 into PCIe 5.0 x8/x8 with strengthened signal.
4. 8-Layer Low Loss PCB
PCIe 4.0 M.2 Performance
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
  1. Dedicated spectrum in 6GHz band for less interference
  2. 5.5X throughput than 802.11ac 1x1*
  3. 4X better network capacity, no traffic jams especially in those dense area with lots of devices
  4. Network efficiency increase for better user experience
First adopter on Intel 2.5GbE LAN onboard
2X Faster than ever
ㆍAdoption of 2.5G LAN provide up to 2.5 GbE network connectivity, with at least 2X faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking, perfectly designed for gamers with ultimate online gaming experience.
ㆍSupport Multi-Gig(10/100/1000/2500Mbps) RJ-45 Ethernet
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.
AORUS Antenna
  1. All new antenna supported 802.11ac 2.4GHz & 5GHz, 4dBi signal gain
  2. 2x signal strength compared to traditional antenna design
  3. Two antenna with smart antenna function for the best WIFI signal transmitting
  4. Multiple angle tilt and magnetic base for the best signal strength direction and location
Dual USB 3.2 Gen2x2 TYPE-C®
Overclocking Kit
Power Button
Power On/Off system.
Reset Button
Reboot system.
Allows the system to automatically reboot with default or safe settings without having to clear CMOS settings first. This is useful in situations when users fail to boot up the system with their self-defined memory parameters.
Cold Reset Button
Use this button to force your system to reboot. This is usually used if a CPU crash or memory errors occur or warm reset doesn't work when tuning your system settings. Hitting this button to force the system to shutdown and boot again.
Clear CMOS
Clear BIOS setting.
CPU Ratio Switch
Raise or lower CPU ratio manually.
Voltage Measurement
Use multimeter to contact those points to measure different voltage value.
OC Trigger Switch
This switch can be used to lower the CPU frequency to cool down the CPU temperature before running a benchmark without having to change any software settings. Instantly setting the TGR switch back to its default position when the benchmark begins will revert the CPU frequency to the original value.
Enhanced LN2 Mode
Dependent on the LN2 Mode Switch setting (unavailable if LN2_SW is set to 1). Enabling this switch will allow the CPU to boot up at a temperature as low as possible.
SB Switch
The SB switch allows enabling or disabling of the Dual BIOS function.
BIOS Switch
The BIOS switch (BIOS_SW) allows users to easily select a different BIOS for boot up or overclocking, helping to reduce BIOS failure during overclocking.
Key Feature
Intel® Z690 AORUS Motherboard with 15+1+2 Phases Digital VRM Design, Overclocking Kit, DDR5 XTREME MEMORY Design, 4x PCIe 4.0 M.2 with Thermal Guards, Intel® 2.5GbE LAN, Intel® WIFI 6E 802.11ax , 120dB Hi-Res Audio with WIMA, Dual USB 3.2 Gen2x2 TYPE-C®, RGB FUSION 2.0, Q-Flash Plus

  • Support 12th Gen Intel® Series Processors
  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR5, 2 DIMMs
  • 15+1+2 Phases Direct VRM Design with 105A Power Stage* and Tantalum Polymer Capacitor
  • DDR5 XTREME MEMORY Design with SMD DIMM and Shielded Memory Routing
  • Exclusive onboard Overclocking Kit for extreme overclocking
  • Intel® WIFI 6E 802.11ax 2T2R & BT 5 with AORUS Antenna
  • Amp-Up Audio with ALC1220 and WIMA Audio Capacitors
  • Blazing Fast Intel® 2.5GbE LAN with cFosSpeed
  • 4 x  Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0*/3.0 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guards
  • Dual 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 and Noise Detection
  • Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card

* Power Stage maximum current.

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