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 12 1 2 Digital VRM Design with 60A Power Stage* and Tantalum Polymer Capacitor.
• Shielded Memory Routing to Avoid Interference.
• Fully Covered Thermal Design with High Coverage MOSFET Heatsinks.
• WIFI6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5 with AORUS Antenna.
• Fast Intel® 2.5GbE LAN with Bandwidth Management.
• Triple Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guard.
• SuperSpeed USB 3.2 Gen2x2 TYPE-C® delivers up to 20Gb/s transfer speeds.
• Pre-installed IO Shield for easy and quick installation.
• 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.
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 optimise performance for gaming.?
Direct VRM Design
With DIRECT VRM DESIGN and TANTALUM POLYMER CAPACITOR, Z690 motherboards transient response, voltage ripple and stability is highly improved under overclocking and heavy loading condition.
PCIe 5.0 Design
GIGABYTE get Z690 Motherboards ready to work with the upcoming PCIe 5.0 device which is expected to experience Twice bandwidth. To reach the high speed and maintain good signal integrity, Gigabyte R&D selects the low impedance PCB to make it work.
AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 5333MHz 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.
Triple 7 GB/s Gen4 M.2 PCIe SSDs in RAID 0
The exclusive 3 PCIe 4.0 M.2 and 2nd Generation 7000 MB/s SSD provides unparalleled Read / Write performance up to 21053 and 15499 MB/s.
Hybrid Cores Optimisation
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.
Advanced Thermal Solution
Un-throttled performance is guaranteed by the enhanced thermal solution that incorporates Fins-Array, Heatpipe and Thermal Guards. The comprehensive solution delivers excellent heat dissipation. The Z690 AORUS Motherboards stays cool on VRMs and M.2 SSD even on full loading, making it most suitable for enthusiasts, overclockers and professional gamers.
Fully Covered MOSFET Heatsink
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.
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.
GIGABYTE Ultra-Efficient M.2 Thermal Guard
With durability in mind, GIGABYTE provides a thermal solution for M.2 SSD devices. The M.2 Thermal Guard prevents throttling and bottlenecks from high speed M.2 SSDs as it helps to dissipate 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.
Intel 2.5GbE LAN
Adoption of 2.5G LAN provide up to 2.5 GbE network connectivity, with at least 2X 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 802.11ax WIFI 6 with new dedicated 6GHz band, 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
Featuring the USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 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.
High-End Audio Capacitors
AORUS motherboards use high-end audio capacitors. These high quality capacitors help deliver high resolution and high fidelity audio to provide the most realistic sound effects for gamers.
Audio Noise Guard
AORUS motherboards feature an audio noise guard that essentially separates the board’s sensitive analogue audio components from potential noise pollution at the PCB level.
GIGABYTE motherboards bundle several useful and intuitive software to help users to control every aspect of motherboard and provide customisable lighting effect with outstanding aesthetics to fit your unique personality.
RGB FUSION 2.0
With Z690 Motherboard, RGB Fusion 2.0 is even better with Addressable LEDs.* RGB Fusion 2.0 offers users the option to control onboard RGB and external RGB / Addressable LED light strips for their PC. Already feature filled with colors and patterns, RGB Fusion 2.0 on B560 Series Motherboards are now upgraded with Addressable LED support. With external Addressable LED strips*, where each LED is digitally addressable, users can experience even more patterns, styles, and illuminations.
With Z690 Motherboard will support either 5v or 12v Addressable LED lighting strips and up to 300 LED lights. RGB Fusion 2.0 with Addressable LEDs comes with new patterns and various speed settings with more to come.
* Addressable LEDs are available only on select Motherboards, external LED Strips, Addressable LED Strips are not included with Motherboard purchase.
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 behaviour; 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.?
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!
Edition Z690M Aorus Elite AX DDR4
Form Factor MicroATX
CPU Socket 1700
Chipset Intel Z690
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channel Dual (2)
Memory Type (ECC) ECC/Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) UDIMM (Unbuffered)
Memory Speed (Mhz)
DDR4 – 2133
DDR4 – 2400
DDR4 – 2666
DDR4 – 2800
DDR4 – 2933
DDR4 – 3000
DDR4 – 3200
DDR4 – 3300(OC)
DDR4 – 3333(OC)
DDR4 – 3400(OC)
DDR4 – 3466(OC)
DDR4 – 3600(OC)
DDR4 – 3666(OC)
DDR4 – 3733(OC)
DDR4 – 3800(OC)
DDR4 – 3866(OC)
DDR4 – 4000(OC)
DDR4 – 4133(OC)
DDR4 – 4266(OC)
DDR4 – 4300(OC)
DDR4 – 4400(OC)
DDR4 – 4500(OC)
DDR4 – 4600(OC)
DDR4 – 4700(OC)
DDR4 – 4800(OC)
DDR4 – 4933(OC)
DDR4 – 5000(OC)
DDR4 – 5133(OC)
DDR4 – 5333(0C)
Max. Memory Capacity 128GB
Audio 7.1 Channel HD Audio
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 5.0 (x16)
NVIDIA SLI Support N/A
AMD CrossFire Support 2-Way CrossFire
On-Board Graphics Connectors None
2 x M.2, 22-60/80, PCIe Gen4x4
1 x M.2, 22-60/80/110 PCIe Gen 4×4
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
1 x PCIe 5.0 x16
SATA Support N/A
RAID Support via
Storage Mode Support
1 x 24-pin (Power)
1 x 4-pin (Power)
1 x 8-pin (Power)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x CPU Fan Connector
1 x CPU Water Pump/Fan Connector
1 x Front Panel Audio Header
1 x Front Panel Connector
1 x Q-Flash Plus Button
1 x Reset Button
2 x RGB (RGBW) LED Strip Header
6 x SATA III – 6Gb/s
1 x Serial (COM) Header
3 x System Fan header
1 x System Fan/Water Pump Header
2 x Thunderbolt AIC Connector
1 x TPM 2.0 Header
2 x USB 2.0 Header
1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Header
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Front Panel Header
Network Interface Type
802.11ax WiFi LAN
Wired 2.5 Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000/2500)
1 x 2.5 Gigabit LAN
1 x 802.11ax WiFi BT5.2
Rear I/O Connectors
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x Line Out
1 x Mic-In
1 x RJ-45
1 x S/PDIF-Out (Optical)
2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
4 x USB 2.0
4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C
Water Cooled No
Cooling Passive Heatsinks
QPI Speed N/A
Board Dimensions 244 x 244 mm