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OVERVIEW
PERFORMANCE
DDR5
THERMAL
CONNECTIVITY
PERSONALIZATION
ULTRA DURABLE
Key Feature
Z690 AORUS ULTRA
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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WIFI 6 802.11ax
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DisplayPort
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Rear USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C®
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2.5G GbE LAN
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Advanced Thermal Design
  1. Fully Covered MOSFET Heatsinks​
  2. Fins-Array II​
  3. 8mm Direct-Touch Heatpipe II
  4. Thermal Guard III
  5. 9W/mK Thermal Conductivity Pad
  6. 2X Copper PCB​
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4* M.2 Ultra Storage Performance Connectors
  1. 4*PCIe 4.0x4 M.2 with Enlarged Thermal Guards
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AMP-UP Audio​
  1. ALC4080 Audio
  2. High-End Audio Capacitors​
  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 Digital Power Design
  1. 105A Power Stages​
  2. 6-Layer and PCIe 5.0 Ready PCB​
  3. Premium Choke and Capacitor​
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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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Support 12th Gen Intel Core Processor
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Dual Channel DDR5, 4 DIMMs with Ultra Durable DDR5 Armor
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Front USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C® for Connecting Devices
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Next Generation PCIe 5.0 Design
  1. 1x 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
Direct Digital VRM Design
PCIe 5.0 DESIGN
RAID Storage
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. GIAGBYTE Z690 Series motherboards come with upgraded power solution, latest storage standards and outstanding connectivity to enable optimize performance for gaming.​
Triple 7 GB/s Gen4 M.2 PCIe SSDs in RAID 0
The exclusive 3 PCIe 4.0 M.2 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
XMP 6200+
Unlock DDR5 Voltage
Shielded Memory Routing
SMD DIMM
XMP3.0
Support for DDR5 XMP Up to 6200MHz and Beyond*
AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 6200MHz 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
* The result is based on internal lab test for reference only, real performance may vary.
** Photo for reference only.
Fully Covered MOSFET Heatsink
M.2 Thermal Guard III​
2X Copper PCB
SMART FAN 6
1. Direct-Touch Heatpipe II
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.
2. 2X COPPER PCB
2X COPPER PCBs design effectively lower the component temperature by its high thermal conductivity and low impedance.
3. 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.
4. Fins-Array II
Fins-Array II use a new louvered stacked-fins design which not only increases surface area by 300% compared to traditional heatsinks but also improves thermal efficiency with better airflow and heat exchange.
5. 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.
6. 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.
ADVANCED THERMAL SOLUTION
Un-throttled performance is guaranteed by the enhanced thermal solution that incorporates Fins-Array, Heatpipe and Thermal Guards. The comprehensive solution delivers excellent heat dissipation. The Z690 AORUS Motherboards stays cool on VRMs and M.2 SSD even on full loading, making it most suitable for enthusiasts, overclockers and professional gamers.
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.
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.
2.5GbE LAN
WIFI 6 802.11ax
USB 3.2 Gen2X2 Type-C®
Hi-Fi 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 2.5GbE 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 6 802.11ax + BT 5 Module
Wireless solution 802.11ax WIFI 6 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 6
  1. 5.5X throughput than 802.11ac 1x1*
  2. 4X better network capacity, no traffic jams especially in those dense area with lots of devices
  3. 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
  • Supports audio format up to 32-bit/384KHz and output SNR up to Rear/Front 120dB 110dB.
  • Automatically detects impedance of audio device, preventing low volume and distortion.
  • Stream voice with up to 110dB(A) SNR via microphone.
RGB FUSION
UEFI BIOS
Easy Tune
System Information Viewer
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.
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.
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.
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
Intel® Z690 AORUS Motherboard with 16+1+2 Digital VRM Design, DDR5 XTREME MEMORY Design, PCIe 5.0 Design, Fully Covered Thermal Design , 4*PCIe 4.0 M.2 with Enlarged Thermal Guards, 2.5GbE LAN, WIFI 6 802.11ax, 120dB Hi-Res Audio with WIMA, Rear USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 TYPE-C® , RGB FUSION 2.0, Q-Flash Plus

  • Supports 12th Gen Intel®  Core™ Series Processors
  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR5, 4 DIMMs
  • 16+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
  • Advanced Thermal Solution with Fully Covered Thermal Design and Fins-Array II
  • WIFI6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5 with AORUS Antenna
  • Hi-Fi Audio with ALC4080 and WIMA Audio Capacitors
  • Fast 2.5GbE LAN with Bandwidth Management
  • Four 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.
* 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.