VRM Design
Memory
PCIe 5.0 Design
PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slot
Connectivity
Overclocking
Key Feature
Z790 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.
CPU OC: 8400 MHz
Memory OC: DDR5-11136
* LN2 Overclocking
VRM Design
VRM Design

To ensure maximum Turbo Boost and overclocking performance of Intel's new generation CPU, GIGABYTE AORUS series motherboard equip the best VRM design ever built with the highest quality components.
Learn More about GIGABYTE Direct VRM Design.

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.
Memory
DDR5 Overclocking Up to 9300 and Beyond*
AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that has memory overclocking capability up to 9300 and beyond. For DDR5 XMP Memory, all users need to do to attain high memory 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.

*Memory overlocking and XMP profile support may vary depending on hardware configuration.
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
XTREME MEMORY
With 2-DIMM daisy chain memory trace layout, Z790 AORUS TACHYON can achieve the shortest memory DIMM distance between CPU, therefore reach the highest memory clock and the lowest latency.
1.Shielded Memory Routing
All memory routing is under the PCB inner layer shielded by a large ground layer to protect from external interference.
2. Impedance Optimized Topology
By optimizing memory trace width, length and style from HPC simulation to actual implementation, overall impedance is lowered between CPU memory controller and memory modules to achieve higher DDR5 speed.
3. Low Signal Loss PCB
Server grade mid-loss or low-loss PCB material is chosen to lower signal loss inside PCB and maintain DDR5 high speed signal transmission.
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.
  1. Instantly upgrade memory performance
  2. Overclock Native and XMP 3.0 DDR5 memory to higher frequency easily
  3. No need to input dozens of memory parameters such as clock, voltage and timings
  4. 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
PCIe 5.0 Design
Design Ready for PCIe 5.0
PCIe 5.0 Design supports double the bandwidth of PCIe 4.0 and ensures that compatible with cutting-edge SSDs and GPUs released in the next few years to their full capability.
The New Generation Ultra Durable™ SMD PCIe 5.0 Armor
The new generation, GIGABYTE's exclusive stainless-steel PCI-e shielding becomes 20% wider providing reinforced tensile strength.
1. 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.
2. Double Locking Bracket
3. Lower Signal Degradation
4. 8-Layer PCB
PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 Connectors
PCIe 4.0 M.2 Performance
Connectivity
802.11ax Wi-Fi 6E
The latest Wireless solution 802.11ax Wi-Fi 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.
1. Smart Antenna
  1. 2X signal strength compared to traditional antenna design.
  2. AORUS Antenna with smart antenna function for the best WIFI signal transmitting.
2. New 6GHz Signal Design
All new antenna supported 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6E 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6GHz.
3. Multiple Angle & Magnetic Base
Multiple angle tilt and magnetic base for the best signal strength direction and location.
Wi-Fi 6E bring you the Ultimate VR experience!
Wi-Fi 6E brings faster Wi-Fi speeds, lower latency, and better battery life for VR devices, which means streaming VR games wirelessly from your PC to your VR device offers a lot smoother and has higher quality video.

Wi-Fi 6E compared to Wi-Fi 5 provide…
40% faster speed for smoother gaming/streaming experience
50% higher resolution for video game related content
Better battery life for VR devices
Wi-Fi 6E Advantage
Spectrum congestion is huge problem in current Wi-Fi environment nowadays because too many devices all use existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrum, and it cause unreliable connection and slower speed. Wi-Fi 6E is extended standard to Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi 6E, users can enjoy faster connection and stronger signal than before.
First adopter on 2.5GbE LAN onboard
2X Faster than ever
  1. Adoption 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.
  2. Support Multi-Gig(10/100/1000/2500Mbps) RJ-45 Ethernet
Connecting the Future - Front 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.
Overclocking
Overclocking Kit
1
LIMP Mode
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.
2
Power Button
Power On/Off system.
3
CPU Ratio Switch
Raise or lower CPU ratio manually.
4
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.
5
Clear CMOS
Clear BIOS setting.
6
Reset Button
Reboot system.
7
SB Switch
The SB switch allows enabling or disabling of the Dual BIOS function.
8
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.
9
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.
10
OC Ignition
The OC Ignition button allows overclockers and DIY users to pre-test water cooling setups when building up their computers without needing to boot the system. It also allows the system fans to keep spinning at a low temperature and allows for a firmware update even without a CPU installed.
11
Voltage Measurement
Use multimeter to contact those points to measure different voltage value.
Key Feature
  • Intel® Socket LGA 1700:Support 13th and 12th Gen Series Processors
  • Unparalleled Performance:Direct 15+1+2 Phases Digital VRM Solution
  • Dual Channel DDR5:2*SMD DIMMs with XMP 3.0 Memory Module Support
  • Next Generation Storage:4*PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 Connectors
  • Advanced Thermal Design & M.2 Thermal Guard :To Ensure VRM Power Stability & M.2 SSD Performance
  • EZ-Latch:PCIe x16 Slot with Quick Release & Screwless Design
  • Hi-Fi Audio with DTS:X® Ultra:ALC1220 CODEC and WIMA Audio Capacitors
  • Fast Networks:Intel® 2.5GbE LAN & Intel® Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax
  • Extended Connectivity:Dual USB-C® 20Gb/s, HDMI
  • Smart Fan 6:Features Multiple Temperature Sensors, Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP and Noise Detection
  • Exclusive onboard Overclocking Kit for Extreme Overclocking
  • Q-Flash Plus:Update BIOS Without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card
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