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Z690M A ELITE AX DDR4
 
OVERVIEW
PERFORMANCE
THERMAL
CONNECTIVITY
PERSONALIZATION
ULTRA DURABLE
Key Feature
Z690M AORUS ELITE AX DDR4
THE NEW KING OF GAMING
Rule supreme with the Z690 AORUS gaming motherboards. The new king of gaming platform continues the legendary AORUS bloodline with the most robust power delivery and dominant thermal design, glorified with the complete memory overclocking technology to crown your PC with the best Alder Lake’s performance in all its gaming glory.
OVERVIEW
PERFORMANCE
THERMAL
CONNECTIVITY
PERSONALIZATION
ULTRA DURABLE
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8+4 pin Solid Pin CPU Power Connector
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WIFI 6 802.11ax
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DisplayPort
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HDMI
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Rear USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C®
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Intel® 2.5GbE 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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3* M.2 Ultra Storage Performance Connectors
  1. 3*PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2
  2. 1*Thermal Guard
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HI-FI Audio​
  1. High-End Audio Capacitor​
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RGB FUSION 2.0
  1. Addressable LED Header*2
  2. RGB LED Header*2
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Direct 12+1+2 Phases Digital Power Design
  1. 60A Power Stage
  2. 6-Layer PCB PCIe 5.0 Ready PCB
  3. Premium Choke and Capacitor
  4. 2X Copper PCB​
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Support 12th Gen Intel Core Processor
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Dual Channel DDR4, 4 DIMMs with Ultra Durable Memory Armor
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Front USB3.2 Gen2 Type-C® for Connecting devices
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Next Generation PCIe5.0 Design
  1. 1*PCIe 5.0 x16 SMD slot
  2. Ultra Durable™  SMD PCIe Gen5 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
DDR4 XMP
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. GIGABYTE 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
Thermal Design
Fully Covered MOSFET Heatsink
M.2 Thermal Guard​
2X Copper PCB
SMART FAN 6
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 Copper PCB
2X Copper PCBs design effectively lower the component temperature by its high thermal conductivity and low impedance.
2. Fully Covered Thermal Design
High coverage MOSFET and integrated molding Heatsinks to improve thermal efficiency with better airflow and heat exchange.
3. M.2 Thermal Guard
The M.2 Thermal Guard prevents throttling and bottlenecks from high speed M.2 SSDs as it helps to dissipate heat before it becomes an issue.
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.
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.
GIGABYTE Ultra-Efficient M.2 Thermal Guard
With durability in mind, GIGABYTE provides a thermal solution for M.2 SSD devices. The M.2 Thermal Guard prevents throttling and bottlenecks from high speed M.2 SSDs as it helps to dissipate heat before it becomes an issue.
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.
Intel 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.
High-End Audio Capacitors
AORUS motherboards use high-end audio capacitors. These high quality capacitors help deliver high resolution and high fidelity audio to provide the most realistic sound effects for gamers.
Audio Noise Guard
AORUS motherboards feature an audio noise guard that essentially separates the board’s sensitive analog audio components from potential noise pollution at the PCB level.
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.
RGB FUSION 2.0
With Z690 Motherboard, RGB Fusion 2.0 is even better with Addressable LEDs.* RGB Fusion 2.0 offers users the option to control onboard RGB and external RGB / Addressable LED light strips for their PC. Already feature filled with colors and patterns, RGB Fusion 2.0 on B560 Series Motherboards are now upgraded with Addressable LED support. With external Addressable LED strips*, where each LED is digitally addressable, users can experience even more patterns, styles, and illuminations.
With Z690 Motherboard will support either 5v or 12v Addressable LED lighting strips and up to 300 LED lights. RGB Fusion 2.0 with Addressable LEDs comes with new patterns and various speed settings with more to come.
* Addressable LEDs are available only on select Motherboards, external LED Strips, Addressable LED Strips are not included with Motherboard purchase.
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 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 Direct 12+1+2 Phases Digital VRM Design, PCIe 5.0 Design, Fully Covered Thermal Design , 3*PCIe 4.0 M.2 with Thermal Guard, Intel® 2.5GbE, WIFI6 802.11ax , Rear USB 3.2 Gen2x2 TYPE-C®, RGB FUSION 2.0, Q-Flash Plus

  • Supports 12th Gen Intel®  Core™ Series Processors
  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Direct 12+1+2 Digital VRM Design with 60A Power Stage* and Tantalum Polymer Capacitor
  • Shielded Memory Routing to Avoid Interference
  • Fully Covered Thermal Design with High Coverage MOSFET Heatsinks
  • WIFI6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5 with AORUS Antenna
  • Fast Intel® 2.5GbE LAN with Bandwidth Management
  • Triple Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guard
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.2 Gen2x2 TYPE-C® delivers up to 20Gb/s transfer speeds
  • Pre-installed IO Shield for easy and quick installation
  • 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.
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