Gigabyte Z690 AORUS ELITE AX w/ DDR5-4800, 7.1 Audio, Quad M.2, 2.5G LAN, Wi-Fi 6, BT 5.2, USB 3.2 Type-C, CrossFire

MX00121459 Z690 AORUS ELITE AX w/ DDR5-4800, 7.1 Audio, Quad M.2, 2.5G LAN, Wi-Fi 6, BT 5.2, USB 3.2 Type-C, CrossFire
MX00121459 Z690 AORUS ELITE AX w/ DDR5-4800, 7.1 Audio, Quad M.2, 2.5G LAN, Wi-Fi 6, BT 5.2, USB 3.2 Type-C, CrossFire  MX00121459 Z690 AORUS ELITE AX w/ DDR5-4800, 7.1 Audio, Quad M.2, 2.5G LAN, Wi-Fi 6, BT 5.2, USB 3.2 Type-C, CrossFire  MX00121459 Z690 AORUS ELITE AX w/ DDR5-4800, 7.1 Audio, Quad M.2, 2.5G LAN, Wi-Fi 6, BT 5.2, USB 3.2 Type-C, CrossFire  MX00121459 Z690 AORUS ELITE AX w/ DDR5-4800, 7.1 Audio, Quad M.2, 2.5G LAN, Wi-Fi 6, BT 5.2, USB 3.2 Type-C, CrossFire

Product Info

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.

  • Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Series Processors
  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR5, 4 DIMMs
  • DDR5 XTREME MEMORY Design with SMD DIMM and Shielded Memory Routing
  • 16*+1+2 Twin Hybrid Phases Digital Power Design with 60A DrMOS and Tantalum Polymer Capacitor
  • Fully Covered Thermal Design with High Coverage MOSFET Heatsinks
  • WI-FI 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

Features

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. GIAGBYTE Z690 Series motherboards come with upgraded power solution, latest storage standards and outstanding connectivity to enable optimize performance for gaming.

Twin Hybrid VRM Design

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.

PCIe 5.0 Design

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.

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.

* 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

  • 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.

DDR5 Auto Booster

Automatically Boost the Native DDR5 frequency to 5000MHz while the system is under heavy loading by a single click.

XMP 3.0 User Profile

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.

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.

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

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.

Next Generation Connectivity

GIGABYTE Z690 Series Motherboards let you experience ultimate connection flexibility and blazing data-transfer speed with next generation network and storage connectivity.

First Adopter on 2.5GbE LAN Onboard

Adoption of 2.5G LAN provide up to 2.5 GbE network connectivity, with at least 2 times faster transfer speeds compared to general 1 GbE networking, perfectly designed for gamers with ultimate online gaming experience.

Wi-Fi 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.

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

Supports audio format up to 32-bit/384KHz and output SNR up to Rear/Front 120dB 110dB. Automatically detects impedance of audio device, preventing low volume and distortion. Stream voice with up to 110dB(A) SNR via microphone.

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.

UEFI BIOS

All new EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one page including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, Fan.

EasyTune™

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.

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 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.

Additional Information:

Visit the Manufacturer Product Web Page for Full Details

Compatibility

Intel® Processor Support:

This Gigabyte Motherboard Support for 12th Generation Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors

Operating System Support:

Requires Windows® 11/10, 64-bit

Specifications

Make and Model Gigabyte Z690 AORUS ELITE AX ATX Motherboard
CPU LGA1700 socket: Support for 12th Generation Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors*
L3 cache varies with CPU
* Please refer to "CPU Support List" for more information.
   
Chipset Intel® Z690 Express Chipset
Memory

Support for DDR5 6000(O.C.) / 5800(O.C.) / 5600(O.C.) / 5400(O.C.) / 5200(O.C.) / 4800 / 4000 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.)

   
Expansion Slots

1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
(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-GPU Support Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire™ and 2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies
   
Onboard Graphics Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel® HD Graphics support:
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of [email protected] Hz
1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of [email protected] Hz
   
Storage

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.
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
* System acceleration with Intel® Optane™ Memory can only be enabled on the M.2 connector 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 Hubs:
8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)

   
LAN Intel® 2.5GbE LAN chip (2.5 Gbps/1 Gbps/100 Mbps)
Wireless Communication Wi-Fi 6
WI-FI a, b, g, n, ac, ax, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band
Bluetooth 5.2
   
Audio Realtek® ALC1220-VB CODEC
High Definition Audio
2-channel analog output
Support for S/PDIF Out
   
Back Panel I/O 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
   
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 Thunderboltâ„¢ 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
   
Operating System Supports Windows® 11 64-bit
Supports Windows® 10 64-bit
   
I/O Controller iTE® I/O Controller Chip
   
BIOS 1 x 256 Mb flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
   
Form Factor ATX Form Factor
   
Dimensions (LxW) 30.5 x 24.4 cm
Weight N/A