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.
8+4 pin Solid Pin CPU Power Connector
WIFI 6 802.11ax
Rear USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C®
Intel® 2.5GbE LAN
Advanced Thermal Design
Fully Covered MOSFET Heatsinks
5 W/mK Thermal Conductivity Pad
Integrated IO Shield
3* M.2 Ultra Storage Performance Connectors
3*PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2
High-End Audio Capacitor
RGB FUSION 2.0
Addressable LED Header*2
RGB LED Header*2
Direct 12+1+2 Phases Digital Power Design
60A Power Stage
6-Layer PCB PCIe 5.0 Ready PCB
Premium Choke and Capacitor
2X Copper PCB
Support 12th Gen Intel Core Processor
Dual Channel DDR4, 4 DIMMs with Ultra Durable Memory Armor
Front USB3.2 Gen2 Type-C® for Connecting devices
Next Generation PCIe5.0 Design
1*PCIe 5.0 x16 SMD slot
Ultra Durable™ SMD PCIe Gen5 Armor
Q-FLASH Plus Onboard Button
Direct Digital VRM Design
PCIe 5.0 DESIGN
Hybrid Cores Optimization
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.
To ensure maximum Turbo Boost and overclocking performance of Intel's new generation CPU,
GIGABYTE Z690 series equip the best VRM design ever built with the highest quality components.
To unleash full potential of multi-cores CPU performance
For CPU integrated GPU performance
Provide stable power for CPU integrated PCIe & Memory controller
The more advanced manufacturing process and the higher core count on the new
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
traditional parallel VRM design.
GIGABYTE DIRECT VRM DESIGN
TRADITIONAL PARALLEL VRM
Tantalum Polymer Capacitor
• Lower impedance than regular capacitor to reduce voltage ripple
• Stable capacitance under high temperature
• Mounted right under the CPU area to stabilize CPU voltage during heavy loading
With DIRECT VRM DESIGN and TANTALUM POLYMER CAPACITOR, Z690
motherboards transient response,
voltage ripple and stability is highly improved under overclocking and heavy
GIGABYTE get Z690 Motherboards ready to work with the upcoming PCIe 5.0 device which is expected to experience Twice bandwidth. To reach the high speed and maintain good signal integrity, Gigabyte R&D selects the low impedance PCB to make it work.
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. Tensile Strength
Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 5333MHz and Beyond*
AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to
5333MHz 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.
Shielded Memory Routing
All memory routing is under the PCB inner layer shielded by a large ground layer to protect
Single 32GB Support
The maximum memory capacity on the Z690 motherboard is 128GB. After Intel updated the memory reference code, a single slot can support up to 32GB. Therefore with populated 2 DIMM per channel on both channel, total memory capacity is 128GB, which was only available on High End Desktop (HEDT) platforms. For users who always run out of memory capacity, there is more bandwidth now for memory-intensive application such as rendering and video editing.
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
• Deactivate all E-Core
• Zero compromise on gaming performance
• Up to 20% lower CPU package power
• Up to 5°C lower CPU temperature
• Activate all P-Core and E-Core
• Maximize full multi-cores performance
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%
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.
Smart Fan 6 contains several unique cooling features that ensure gaming
maintain its performance while staying cool
and quiet. Multiple fan headers can support PWM/DC fan and pump, and
easily define each fan curve based on
different temperature sensors across the board via intuitive user
Headers & Sensors
6 PWM/DC Fan Headers
6 Internal Temperature Sensors
High Current Support
Each fan headers support PWM and DC fan and Water cooling Pump , and
24W (12V x 2A) with
7 temperature/fan speed control points for precise fan curve
Dual Curve Mode
Slope/Stair dual mode for different user scenario
Fan can stop completely below users' specified temperature point
Smart Fan 6 BIOS UI
Improve fan curve UI
We increase control points from 5 to 7 and larger fan speed graph for
and easier fan curve
Slope/Stair dual graph mode
Fan curve can be quickly switch with Slope and Stair modes for different
scenario. Slope is
intuitive linear fan speed curve. With newly added Stair non-linear
keeps at same speed
For advanced users, we provide fan speed manual input for more precise
Use can place 4 EZ Tuning points at rough temperature/fan speed, and
Smart Fan 6
can quickly generate a
Fan curve profile
Fan curve profile can be saved in BIOS ROM, profile will be kept after
Achieve fan silence. With Fan Stop, map any
stop completely when temperatures
drop below a specified threshold. Which fan stops, based on
from which sensor, and at
what temperature—all of it can be customized to your liking.
Intelligent Fan Control Design
Intel 2.5GbE LAN
WIFI 6 802.11ax
USB 3.2 Gen2X2 Type-C
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
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
5.5X throughput than 802.11ac 1x1*
4X better network capacity, no traffic jams especially in those dense area with lots of devices
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.
System Information Viewer
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
clock, Memory, Storage, Fan.
Add constantly used items into the favorite menu for quick access.
Show all kinds of storage information including SATA, PCIE and M.2
List all changes before saving and exiting bios. Quickly review overall
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
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
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
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.
Update the BIOS easily without installing the CPU, memory and graphics card.
With GIGABYTE Q-Flash Plus, you don’t need to install the CPU, memory and
enter the BIOS menu to flash
the BIOS. Just download and save a new BIOS file (rename to gigabyte.bin) on
drive, then press the
dedicated Q-Flash Plus button and you’re good to go!
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
Larger contact area for electricity
More metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated heat
Ultra durable and longer lifespan
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.
* 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.