Z690 AORUS ELITE AX DDR4
The latest gaming motherboard Z690 AORUS ELITE AX DDR4 The new king of gaming platform The legendary AORUS series continues with the strongest power delivery and dominant thermal design, enhanced by full memory overclocking technology to crown your PC with the best performance of Alder Lake in all its gaming glory.
Features of Z690 AORUS ELITE AX DDR4
With technology advancing so rapidly, GIGABYTE continues to keep pace with the latest trends and provide our customers with advanced features and the latest technology. GIGABYTE Z690 series motherboards come with an upgraded power solution, the latest storage standards, and great connectivity for enhanced gaming performance.
Advanced Thermal Solutions
The ultimate performance of GIGABYTE Z690 motherboards is ensured by an innovative and optimized thermal design to ensure the best CPU, chipset, SSD stability and lower temperatures under full gaming load.
Next Generation Connectivity
GIGABYTE Z690 motherboards allow you to enjoy ultimate connectivity and data transfer flexibility with next-generation networking, storage and WIFI.
GIGABYTE motherboards feature many useful and intuitive software programs to help users control every aspect of the motherboard and provide a customizable lighting effect with great aesthetics to suit your unique personality.
GIGABYTE’s Ultra Durable technology stands out for the durability of its products and high-quality manufacturing process. GIGABYTE motherboards use the finest components and strengthen each slot to make each one solid and durable.
Supports 12th generation Intel® Core™ processors
Dual Channel DDR4 Non-ECC Memory, DDR4 4 DIMM
Direct Design 16 + 1 + 2 Digital VRM with 70A Power Stage* and Tantalum Polymer Condenser
Protected memory routing to avoid interference
Fully enclosed 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
2.5G LAN with Bandwidth Management
4x Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0 / 3.0 x4 M.2 with Magnifying Thermal Guards
SuperSpeed USB 3.2 Gen2x2 TYPE-C® delivers transfer speeds of up to 20 Gbit/s
RGB FUSION 2.0 software with addressable multi-zone LED lighting display design, supports addressable LED and RGB LED strips
Smart Fan 6 features multiple temperature sensors, and hybrid fan connections with FAN STOP
Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS Without Installing CPU, Memory and Graphics Card
Motherboard Z690 AORUS ELITE AX DDR4 Specifications
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.
Intel® Z690 Express Chipset
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 4096×2160@60 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 4096×2304@60 Hz
* Support for DisplayPort 1.2 version and HDCP 2.3
(Graphics specifications may vary depending on CPU support.)
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.
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
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
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2A_CPU)
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.
1 x USB Type-C® port on the back panel, with USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 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 2×2 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
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.
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.
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 11 64-bit
Support for Windows 10 64-bit
- Form Factor
ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm