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Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Elite AX DDR4 Motherboard

Z690 AORUS ELITE AX DDR4 (rev. 1.0)

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.

  • Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Series Processors
  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Direct 16+1+2 Digital VRM Design with 70A Power Stage* and Tantalum Polymer Capacitor
  • Shielded Memory Routing to Avoid Interference
  • Fully Covered Thermal Design with High Coverage MOSFET Heatsinks
  • Onboard 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
  • 4x 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

 

Specification

CPU

LGA1700 socket: Support for 12th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 processors/Intel® Core™ i7 processors/Intel® Core™ i5 processors

(Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list.)

L3 cache varies with CPU

(Please refer to "CPU Support List" for more information.)

Chipset

Intel® Z690 Express Chipset

Memory

Support for DDR4 5333(O.C.)/ DDR4 5133(O.C.)/DDR4 5000(O.C.)/4933(O.C.)/4800(O.C.)/ 4700(O.C.)/ 4600(O.C.)/ 4500(O.C.)/ 4400(O.C.)/ 4300(O.C.)/4266(O.C.) / 4133(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3866(O.C.) / 3800(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 3666(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) / 3200 / 3000 / 2933 / 2800 / 2666 / 2400 / 2133 MHz memory modules

4 x DDR DIMM sockets supporting up to 128 GB (32 GB single DIMM capacity) of system memory

Dual channel memory architecture

Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)

Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules

Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules

(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)

Onboard Graphics

Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel® HD Graphics support:

1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of [email protected] Hz

* Support for HDMI 2.1 version and HDCP 2.3.

** Support native HDMI 2.1 TMDS compatible ports.

1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of [email protected] Hz

* Support for DisplayPort 1.2 version and HDCP 2.3

(Graphics specifications may vary depending on CPU support.)

Audio

Realtek® ALC1220-VB CODEC

* The back panel line out jack supports DSD audio.

High Definition Audio

2-channel analog output

Support for S/PDIF Out

7.1-channel digital signals

* Actual output of digital signals may vary depending on the playback content and software used, and an external DAC is required.

LAN

Realtek® 2.5GbE LAN chip (2.5 Gbps/1 Gbps/100 Mbps)

Wireless Communication module

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201:

WIFI a, b, g, n, ac, ax, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band

BLUETOOTH 5.2

Support for 11ax 160MHz wireless standard and up to 2.4 Gbps data rate

* Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment.

Expansion Slots

1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)

* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.

(The PCIEX16 slot conforms to PCI Express 5.0 standard.)

2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x4 (PCIEX4_1, PCIEX4_2)

(The PCIEX4 slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)

Multi-Graphics Technology

Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire™ and 2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies

Storage Interface

CPU:

1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2A_CPU)

Chipset:

1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2M_SB)

2 x M.2 connectors (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2Q_SB/M2P_SB)

6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10

* Refer to "2-7 Internal Connectors," for the installation notices for the M.2 and SATA connectors.

 

Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

* System acceleration with Intel® Optane™ Memory can only be enabled on the M.2 connectors supported by the Chipset.

USB

Chipset:

1 x USB Type-C® port on the back panel, with USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 support

1 x USB Type-C® port with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support, available through the internal USB header

2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red) on the back panel

5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (3 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)

Chipset+2 USB 2.0 Hub:

8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)

Internal I/O Connectors

1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector

1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector

1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector

1 x CPU fan header

1 x water cooling CPU fan header

3 x system fan headers

1 x system fan/water cooling pump header

2 x addressable LED strip headers

2 x RGB LED strip headers

4 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors

6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

1 x front panel header

1 x front panel audio header

1 x USB Type-C® header, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header

2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers

2 x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connectors

1 x Trusted Platform Module header (For the GC-TPM2.0 SPI/GC-TPM2.0 SPI 2.0 module only)

1 x reset button

1 x Q-Flash Plus button

1 x reset jumper

1 x Clear CMOS jumper

All fan headers are subject to support AIO_Pump, Pump and high performance fan with the capability of delivering up to 2A/12V @ 24W.

Back Panel Connectors

1 x USB Type-C® port, with USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 support

2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)

3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports

4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports

2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)

1 x HDMI port

1 x DisplayPort

1 x RJ-45 port

1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector

2 x audio jacks

I/O Controller

iTE® I/O Controller Chip

H/W Monitoring

Voltage detection

Temperature detection

Fan speed detection

Water cooling flow rate detection

Fan fail warning

Fan speed control

* Whether the fan (pump) speed control function is supported will depend on the fan (pump) you install.

BIOS

1 x 256 Mbit flash

Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS

PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0

Unique Features

Support for APP Center

* Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.

@BIOS

EasyTune

Fast Boot

Game Boost

ON/OFF Charge

RGB Fusion

Smart Backup

System Information Viewer

Support for Q-Flash Plus

Support for Q-Flash

Support for Xpress Install

Bundled Software

Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)

Realtek® Gaming LAN Bandwidth Control Utility

Operating System

Support for Windows 10 64-bit

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm

Warranty

3 Years

Note*

Price, feature and specifications are subject to change without notice

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