Gigabyte Z690 AORUS PRO motherboard Intel Z690 Express LGA 1700 ATX

Gigabyte Z690 AORUS PRO motherboard Intel Z690 Express LGA 1700 ATX

Gigabyte Z690 AORUS ULTRA motherboard Intel Z690 Express LGA 1700 ATX

Gigabyte Z690 AORUS ULTRA motherboard Intel Z690 Express LGA 1700 ATX

Gigabyte Z690 AORUS ELITE AX motherboard Intel Z690 Express LGA 1700 ATX

£331.73 £276.44
ATX, Intel Z690 Express chipset, LGA 1700 Socket, 4xDDR5 DIMM slots, 7.1 ch audio, 2.5-Gigabit LAN, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, AMI UEFI BIOS
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Z690 AORUS ELITE AX
Z690 AORUS ELITE AX 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. The more advanced manufacturing process and the higher core count on the new generation of 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 temperature than traditional parallel VRM 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 loading 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. 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. - Deactivate all E-Core - Zero compromise on gaming performance - Up to 20% lower CPU package power - Up to 5°C lower CPU temperature XTREME MEMORY 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. 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 their memory module is XMP capable and that the XMP function is activated and enabled on their AORUS motherboard. Unlock DDR5 Voltage - 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 Shielded Memory Routing All memory routing is under the PCB inner layer shielded by a large ground layer to protect from external interference. Ultra Durable™ SMD DDR5 Memory Armor GIGABYTE's exclusive stainless steel shielding design. 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. 2X Large Surface Increased surface area up to 2X larger compared to traditional heatsinks. It improves heat dissipation from the MOSFETs. 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. 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. 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. 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. Smart Fan 6 contains several unique cooling features that ensure gaming PC maintain its performance while staying cool and quiet. Multiple fan headers can support PWM/DC fan and pump, and users can easily define each fan curve based on different temperature sensors across the board via intuitive user interface. - High Current Support Each fan headers support PWM and DC fan and Water cooling Pump , and up to 24W (12V x 2A) with Over-Current Protection - Precision Control 6 temperature/fan speed control points for precise fan curve - Dual Curve Mode Slope/Stair dual mode for different user scenario - Fan Stop 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 precise and easier fan curve control. Slope/Stair dual graph mode Fan curve can be quickly switch with Slope and Stair modes for different user scenario. Slope is traditional and intuitive linear fan speed curve. With newly added Stair non-linear mode, fan keeps at same speed between specified temperature interval. Manual Input For advanced users, we provide fan speed manual input for more precise control. EZ Tuning Use can place 4 EZ Tuning points at rough temperature/fan speed, and Smart Fan 6 can quickly generate a fan curve. Fan curve profile Fan curve profile can be saved in BIOS ROM, profile will be kept after updating BIOS. 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 experience. - 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 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. Hi-Res Audio Hi-Res Audio certified, meaning that the product is capable of reproducing frequencies up to 40kHz or above which ensures user with the best audio quality at all times. Immersive Gaming ViBes 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 to 110/114dB(A). 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. 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. 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. Q-Flash Plus 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 graphics card nor enter the BIOS menu to flash the BIOS. Just download and save a new BIOS file (rename to gigabyte.bin) on the USB flash 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
More Information
SKUZ690 AORUS ELITE AX
EAN4719331828431
Specification
Internal I/O
Number of M.2 (M) slots4
Thunderbolt headers2
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) connectors1
Front panel connectorYes
12V power connectorYes
Supported storage drive interfacesM.2, PCI Express 4.0, SATA III
USB 2.0 connectors2
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) connectors1
TPM connectorYes
Number of SATA III connectors6
Number of chassis fan connectors3
Front panel audio connectorYes
EPS power connector (8-pin)Yes
CPU fan connectorYes
ATX Power connector (24-pin)Yes
RGB LED pin headerYes
Technical details
Motherboard chipset familyIntel
Motherboard chipsetIntel Z690 Express
Supported processor socketsLGA 1700
PC health monitoringFan, Temperature, Voltage, Water cooling
Parallel processing technology support2-Way CrossFireX, Quad-GPU CrossFireX
HDMI version2.1
Motherboard form factorATX
Component forPC
Audio
Audio output channels7.1 channels
Performance
Supported storage drive typesHDD & SSD
Windows operating systems supportedWindows 10 x64, Windows 11 x64
Motherboard chipset familyIntel
Motherboard chipsetIntel Z690 Express
RAID levels0, 1, 5, 10
Supported processor socketsLGA 1700
PC health monitoringFan, Temperature, Voltage, Water cooling
Audio output channels7.1 channels
Motherboard form factorATX
Component forPC
Processor
Processor manufacturerIntel
Compatible processor seriesIntel® Core™ i5, Intel® Core™ i7, Intel® Core™ i9
Supported processor socketsLGA 1700
Processor socketLGA 1700
Memory
Number of memory slots4
Memory slots typeDIMM
Supported memory typesDDR5-SDRAM
Memory channelsDual-channel
ECCYes
Non-ECCYes
Supported memory clock speeds4000,4800,5200,5400,5600,5800,6000 MHz
Maximum internal memory128 GB
Unbuffered memoryYes
Storage controllers
Supported storage drive typesHDD & SSD
Supported storage drive interfacesM.2, PCI Express 4.0, SATA III
RAID levels0, 1, 5, 10
Number of storage drives supported10
RAID supportYes
Graphics
Parallel processing technology support2-Way CrossFireX, Quad-GPU CrossFireX
Maximum resolution4096 x 2304 pixels
HDCPYes
Rear panel I/O ports
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity3
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity2
DisplayPort version1.2
USB connector typeUSB Type-A, USB Type-C
USB 2.0 ports quantity4
WiFi-AP antenna jack2
S/PDIF out portYes
Microphone inYes
Headphone outputs2
HDMI version2.1
HDMI ports quantity1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports1
DisplayPorts quantity1
USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C ports quantity1
Network
Ethernet LANYes
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Ethernet interface type2.5 Gigabit Ethernet
BluetoothYes
Bluetooth version5.2
Top Wi-Fi standardWi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
WLAN controller modelIntel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
Features
Windows operating systems supportedWindows 10 x64, Windows 11 x64
Motherboard chipset familyIntel
Motherboard chipsetIntel Z690 Express
Supported processor socketsLGA 1700
PC health monitoringFan, Temperature, Voltage, Water cooling
Audio output channels7.1 channels
Motherboard form factorATX
Component forPC
Audio chipRealtek ALC1220-VB
Harmonized System (HS) code84733020
Expansion slots
Number of M.2 (M) slots4
PCI Express x16 slots3
BIOS
BIOS typeUEFI AMI
Clear CMOS jumperYes
BIOS memory size256 Mbit
ACPI version5.0
System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) version2.7
Desktop Management Interface (DMI) version2.7
Video
Maximum resolution4096 x 2304 pixels
HDCPYes
Software
Windows operating systems supportedWindows 10 x64, Windows 11 x64
Bundled softwareNorton Internet Security, Realtek Gaming LAN Bandwidth Control Utility
Weight & dimensions
Height70 mm
Weight1 kg
Width305 mm
Depth244 mm
Packaging content
Cables includedSATA
Bundled softwareNorton Internet Security, Realtek Gaming LAN Bandwidth Control Utility
Other features
Height70 mm
Weight1 kg
ManufacturerGigabyte
In StockY
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