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.
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
GIGABYTE Z690 series equip the best VRM design ever built with the highest
To unleash full potential of multi-cores CPU performance
For CPU integrated GPU performance
Provide stable power for CPU integrated PCIe & Memory controller
* 8+8 phases parallel power design
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
1. 1x Reinforced PCIe 5.0 x16 slot
2. 6-Layer PCIe 5.0 Ready PCB
GIGABYTE Z690 Motherboards are ready to work with the upcoming PCIe 5.0 devices which are expected to experience double bandwidth than the current PCIe 4.0 devices. To reach the high speed and maintain good signal integrity, GIGABYTE R&D uses the low impedance PCB to provide the maximum performance.
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
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
Unlock DDR5 Voltage
Shielded Memory Routing
GIGABYTE Z690 Motherboards feature the latest DDR5 architecture and
XMP 3.0 capability. The new DDR5 memory technology brings 50%
more bandwidth to the platform and increases the system performance
drastically by implementing Unlocked Native DDR5 Voltage,
Xtreme Memory Routing and reliable SMD slot. In addition to the hardware
upgrades, the user friendly UI provides full functionality to overclock higher
with exclusive DDR5 tuning capability.
DDR5 Comes with 50%
DDR5 delivers 50% improvement compared to last generation. DDR5
massively elevates the system level performance. DDR5 provides more
bandwidth to keep up with the higher CPU core count bandwidth
requirement. The new memory architecture also reduces the power
* USE AIDA64 to compare the write, read, and copy on DDR5 4800 vs
Support for DDR5 XMP Up to 6000MHz and Beyond*
AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with
profiles up to
6000MHz and beyond. All users need to do to attain this performance boost is to ensure that
memory module is XMP capable and that the XMP function is activated and enabled on their
*XMP profile support may vary depending on memory module.
Please see the complete validated memory support list. Product features may vary by
Unlock DDR5 Voltage
DDR4 voltage is managed by MB with wide range
MB provides fixed 5V to Native DDR5 memory and built-in PMIC outputs locked 1.1v to memory
GIGABYTE Exclusive DDR5 Circuit Design
GIGABYTE’s exclusive design unlocks Native DDR5 PMIC secure mode into programmable mode and
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
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
DDR5 Auto Booster
Automatically Boost the Native DDR5 frequency to 5000MHz while the system is
heavy loading by a single click.
DDR5 Memory Upgrade
GIGABYTE BIOS offers pre-defined and retrievable profiles for users to get
performance easily. The profiles are based on a database that is created by
each memory IC and PMIC vendors to optimize the modules to unleash their
potential. This is a time saving feature to manually configure overclocked
• Instantly upgrade memory performance
• Overclock Native and XMP 3.0 DDR5 memory to higher
• No need to input dozens of memory parameters such as
voltage and timings
• Built-in wide variety pre-tuned profiles database for
memory IC vendors
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
Fully Covered MOSFET Heatsink
M.2 Thermal Guard II
2X Copper PCB
SMART FAN 6
THERMAL REACTIVE ARMOR
GIGABYTE Z690 Series Motherboards' Un-throttled performance is guaranteed by
innovative and optimized thermal design to ensure the best CPU, Chipset, SSD stability and
low temperatures under full load application and gaming.
1. Fully Covered Thermal Design
High coverage MOSFET and integrated molding Heatsinks to improve thermal efficiency with better airflow and heat exchange.
2. M.2 Thermal Guard II
M.2 Thermal Guard II uses a double-sided heatsink design and prevents throttling and bottlenecks on high speed M.2 SSDs by dissipating heat before it becomes an issue.
3. 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.
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.
5. 2X Copper PCB
2X Copper PCBs design effectively lower the component temperature by its high thermal conductivity and low impedance.
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.
1. AORUS M.2 Thermal Guard II
The M.2 Thermal Guard II uses a double-sided heatsink design and prevents throttling and bottlenecks on high speed M.2 SSDs by dissipating heat before it becomes an issue.
2. Heatsink + Thermal Pad (Up)
3. Captive Screw
To Prevent missing M.2 heatsink screw
4. M.2 SSD
5. Heatsink + Thermal Pad (Bottom)
Thermal Throttling As Temperature Rises
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
6 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
2.5 GbE LAN
USB3.2 Gen 2x2 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 2.5 GbE LAN onboard
2X Faster than ever
Adoption of 2.5G LAN provide up to 2.5 GbE network connectivity, with at least 2 times
faster transfer speeds compared
to general 1GbE networking, perfectly designed for gamers with ultimate online gaming
Support Multi-Gig(10/100/1000/2500Mbps) RJ-45 Ethernet
WIFI 6 802.11ax + BT 5 Module
Wireless solution supports 802.11ax, 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 6E
5.5X throughput than 802.11ac 1x1*
4X better network capacity, no traffic jams especially in those
dense area with lots of
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 certified, meaning that the product is capable of reproducing frequencies up to
or above which ensures user with the best audio quality at all times.
Realtek High-End HD Audio Codec
ALC1220 120dB(A) SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp automatically detects impedance of
your head-worn audio device,
preventing issues such as low volume and distortion.
With the new VB series audio controller, stream your voice to the world vibrantly with both
front/rear microphone SNR up
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.
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
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.
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.
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 24pin & 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
Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Series Processors
Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR5, 4 DIMMs
16*+1+2 Twin Hybrid Phases Digital Power Design with 60A DrMOS and Tantalum Polymer Capacitor
DDR5 XTREME MEMORY Design with SMD DIMM and Shielded Memory Routing
Fully Covered Thermal Design with High Coverage MOSFET Heatsinks
WIFI 6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5 with AORUS Antenna
AMP-UP Audio with ALC1220 and WIMA Audio Capacitors
Fast 2.5GbE LAN with Bandwidth Management
4 x 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
* 8+8 phases parallel power design
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