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OVERVIEW
PERFORMANCE
DDR5
THERMAL
CONNECTIVITY
PERSONALIZATION
ULTRA DURABLE
Key Feature
Z690 AORUS XTREME
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
Overview
Performance
Thermal
Connectivity
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Q-FLASH Plus Onboard Button
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Intel® WIFI 6E 802.11ax 2T2R & BT 5 with 2X AORUS Antenna
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ESSential HEX Audio Card
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Intel® 2.5 GbE LAN
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Intel® Thunderbolt™4
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AQUANTIA® 10 GbE BASE-T LAN
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Thermal Reactive Armor
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4*PCIe 4.0 M.2 Connectors
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20+1+2 Direct Digital VRM Design
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Multikey
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Support 12th Gen. Intel® Core™ Processors
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RGB FUSION 2.0
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Front USB 3.2 Gen 2X2 Type-C®
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ESSential USB DAC
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Q-FLASH Plus Onboard Button
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20+1+2 Direct Digital VRM Design
  1. 105A Power Stage
  2. 8-Layer PCB
  3. PCIe 5.0 Ready Low Loss PCB
  4. 2X Copper PCB
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Supports 12th Gen. Intel Core™ Processors
  1. Dual Channel DDR5, 4 DIMMs with Ultra Durable Memory Armor
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Full PCI Express 5.0 Design
  1. 1*PCIe 5.0 x16/2*PCIe 5.0 x8
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MultiKey
  1. Multiple function set by BIOS
  2. Reset/RGB Switch/Direct to BIOS/Safe Mode
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Solid Pin Power Connectors
  1. 24 Pin ATX Power Connector
  2. 8+8 Pin CPU Power Connector
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Thermal Reactive Armor
  1. Fins-Array III with NanoCarbon Coating
  2. Direct-Touch Heatpipe II
  3. 9 W/mk Thermal Conductivity Pad
  4. Aluminum Cover
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NanoCarbon Baseplate
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M.2 Thermal Guard XTREME
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Right-Angled Connectors
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Smart Fan 6
  1. 10 PWM/DC Fan Headers
  2. Dual Fan Curve Mode
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Intel® WIFI 6E 802.11ax 2T2R & BT 5 with 2X AORUS Antenna
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Intel® 2.5GbE LAN
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AQUANTIA® 10GbE BASE-T LAN
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Intel® Thunderbolt 4
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Essential HEX Audio Card​
  1. ESS ES9280A​
  2. 2* ESS ES9080 for left and right channel​
  3. Precision Clock generator​
  4. WIMA audiophile Grade Capacitors​
  5. Up to 118db DNR​
  6. Up to –107db THD+N
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RGB FUSION 2.0
  1. Addressable LED Header*2
  2. RGB LED Header*2
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Front USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C®
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4*PCIe 4.0 M.2 Connectors
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4*SATA 6Gb/s
Direct Digital VRM Design
PCIe 5.0 DESIGN
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.​
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 6600+
Unlock DDR5 Voltage
Shielded Memory Routing
SMD DIMM
XMP3.0
Support for DDR5 XMP Up to 6600MHz and Beyond*
AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 6600MHz 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.
Xtreme Thermal Design
M.2 THERMAL GUARD XTREME
2X Copper PCB
SMART FAN 6
Thermal Guard Xtreme
High speed M.2 SSD will generate tremendous heat during intense read/write operation. Thermal Guard XTREME is ultimate M.2 SSD thermal solution by equipping all GPU cooler level technology, including Fins-Array, Heatpipe, NanoCarbon to ensure SSD throttle-free performance.
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NanoCarbon Fins-Array
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Dual Heatpipe
M.2 Thermal Guard XTREME with Nanocarbon coating
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M.2 SSD
(M.2 SSD is not included.)​
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Dual Side High Thermal Conductivity Pad
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Aluminum M2 Baseplate
Throttle-free Performance
* The test result is based on internal testing for reference only, actual performance may vary underdifferent circumstances.
* Continuously 7GB/s Sequential Read without thermal throttle.
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 Thunderbolt 4
10 GbE LAN
802.11ax WIFI 6E
ESSential 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.
Next Generation Intel Thunderbolt™ 4
Dual Thunderbolt™ 4 – The fastest 40Gb/s single-wire connection

Powered by Intel's own Thunderbolt controller the new Thunderbolt™ 4 protocol, which is available over two USB Type-C® connectors on the back I/O of the GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS XTREME, brings an unprecedented single-wire bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s -- twice more than USB3.2 Gen2x2! This incredible increase in bandwidth is also accompanied with support for different protocols such as DisplayPort 1.4a* and compliant with USB4 standard, which is backwards compatible with USB 3.2 Gen1 and USB 2.0, opening up a world of new possibilities.


Daisy-chain Multiple Devices

Support for DisplayPort 1.4 makes Thunderbolt™ 4 a must have for any enthusiast. The Z690 AORUS XTREME is able to support two displays in 4K resolution at 60 FPS or one display in 8K resolution. In addition, Thunderbolt™ 4 over USB Type-C® has revolutionary industry-first features such as Power Delivery 2.0, USB4 specification compliance, and the ability to daisy-chain up to 10 devices thanks to the Z690 AORUS XTREME's dual USB Type-C® ports.

AQUANTIA® 10GbE BASE-T Networking
Next Generation Multi-Gig Gaming
The AQUANTIA® AQC113C is a high-performance, backward compatible with 10GBASE-T/ 5GBASE-T/ 2.5GBASE-T/ 1000BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX Ethernet Controller which is able to provide up to 10 GbE network connectivity, with 10 times faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking and is perfectly designed for media centers, workstations and gamers.
Multi-Gigabit Support
  • Ultimate online gaming experience with faster connection speed
  • Backward compatible with 5/2.5/1Gbps network
  • No re-wiring needed
RGB FUSION
UEFI BIOS
MultiKey
Easy Tune
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.
MultiKey
A multi-function reset button that can be reconfigured to other function in BIOS for different user scenarios.
  • RGB Switch
    Turn off all lighting effect on motherboard.
  • Direct-To-BIOS
    Boot into BIOS menu directly without pressing any keyboard button.
  • Safe Mode
    Boot into BIOS safe mode to change specific option without losing other BIOS settings.
* Photo for reference only.
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.
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 + 8pin 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 20+1+2 Phases Digital VRM Design, DDR5 XTREME MEMORY Design, Fins-Array III Heatsink, Direct-Touch Heatpipe II ,NanoCarbon Baseplate, M.2 Thermal Guard XTREME, Intel® Thunderbolt 4, ESSential Audio, Intel® WIFI 6E 802.11ax, AQUANTIA® 10GbE LAN

  • Support 12th Gen Intel® Series Processors
  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR5, 4 DIMMs
  • Direct 20+1+2 Phases VRM Design with 105A Power Stage* and Tantalum Polymer Capacitor
  • DDR5 XTREME MEMORY Design with SMD DIMM and Shielded Memory Routing
  • Thermal Reactive Armor with NanoCarbon Fins-Array III Heatsink, Direct-Touch Heatpipe II and NanoCarbon Baseplate
  • Intel® Thunderbolt 4 onboard
  • Intel® WIFI 6E 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5 with 2 x AORUS Antenna
  • Essential USB Hex Audio Card and bundled Essential USB DAC
  • AQUANTIA® 10GbE BASE-T LAN and Intel® 2.5GbE LAN with cFosSpeed
  • 4 x Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0 / 3.0 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guards XTREME
  • 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 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.