8+4 Solid Pin CPU Power Connector
Advanced Thermal Design
- Fully Covered MOSFET Heatsinks
- 5 W/mk Thermal Conductivity Pad
- Aluminum I/O Cover
2 x M.2 Ultra Storage Performance Connectors
- 2*PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 with 1*Thermal Guard
- M.2 EZ-Latch Plus
12+1+1 Twin Hybrid Phases Digital Power Design*
- 60A DrMOS
- PCIe 4.0 Ready PCB
- 6-Layer & 2X Copper PCB * 6+6 phases parallel power design.Digital VRM design for VCORE & VCCGT.
Support 13th and 12th Gen. Intel® Core™ Processors
Dual Channel DDR4, 4 DIMMs
Ultra Durable™ PCIe Armor
- 1* PCIe 4.0 x16 Slot
- PCIe EZ-Latch
Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax 2T2R & BT 5 with AORUS Antenna
Rear USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C®
- 8-Ch HD Audio
- Audio Noise Guard
- High-End Audio Capacitor
- 2*Addressable LED Header
- 2*RGB LED Header
Front USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C® for Connecting Devices
Smart Fan 6
- 4*PWM/DC Fan Headers
- Dual Fan Curve Mode
Twin Digital VRM Design
PCIe 4.0 Design
Dual PCIe 4.0 M.2
With the fast-moving technology changes, GIGABYTE always follows the latest trends and provides customers with advanced features and latest technologies. GIGABYTE motherboards are equipped with upgraded power solution, latest storage standards and outstanding connectivity to enable optimized performance for gaming.
To ensure maximum Turbo Boost and overclocking performance of Intel's new generation CPU, GIGABYTE AORUS series motherboard equip the best VRM design ever built with the highest quality components.
To unleash full potential of multi-cores CPU performance
For CPU integrated GPU performance
Provide stable power for CPU integrated PCIe & Memory controller
* 6+6 phases parallel power design
1. 2 x PCIe 4.0 Slots
Reinforced PCIe 4.0 x16/x4 with lower impedance.
2. 2 x PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 Connectors
M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 slot with lower impedance.
* Product uses PCIe 4.0 grade materials, actual support varies by CPU.
Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 5333MHz and Beyond*
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.
* XMP Profile support may vary depending on memory module.
Please see the complete validated memory support list. Product features may vary by model.
Shielded Memory Routing
All memory routing is under the PCB inner layer shielded by a large ground layer to protect from external interference.
* Picture is for reference only.
Dual PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2
AORUS Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system's potential.
PerfDrive technology integrates multiple GIGABYTE exclusive BIOS settings to allow users to balance between different levels of performance, power consumption, and temperature according to their needs easily when using 13th gen Intel® Core™ processors.
Max Turbo allows Intel® 13th Gen. Core™ CPU to run at Maximum Turbo Boost speed.
The Optimization mode enables Intel® 13th Gen. Core™ CPU to balance between high performance and low temperature.
The Spec Enhance mode enables Intel® 13th Gen. Core™ CPU to run at high performance under a lower temperature setting.
The E-Core™ Disable mode allocates CPU resources to P-core exclusively to boost its gaming performance, while diminishing the overall power consumption of processors.
* Features and function vary depending on Motherboard and CPU specifications, image is for reference only.
Outstanding Thermal Design
Fully Covered MOSFET Heatsink
M.2 Thermal Guard
2X Copper PCB
Smart Fan 6
GIGABYTE Motherboards' unparalleled 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 performance.
1. Fully Covered Thermal Design
High coverage MOSFET and integrated molding Heatsinks to improve thermal efficiency with better airflow and heat exchange.
2. 6-Layer & 2X Copper PCB
3. 5 W/mK Thermal Pad
4. M.2 Thermal Guard
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.
1. 2X Large Surface
Increased surface area up to 2X larger compared to traditional heatsinks. It improves heat dissipation from the MOSFETs.
2. 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.
3. 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.
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.
Thermal Throttling As Temperature Rises
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 thePCB into a super thin PCB size copper heatsink to dissipate the heat from the componentseffectively, due toit’shigh 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.
High Current SupportEach fan headers support PWM and DC fan and Water Cooling Pump , and up to 24W (12V x 2A) with Over-Current Protection
Precision ControlMultiple temperature/fan speed control points for precise fan curve
Dual Curve ModeSlope/Stair dual mode for different user scenario
Fan StopFan can stop completely below users' specified temperature point
PWM/DC Fan Headers
Internal Temperature Sensors
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.
For advanced users, we provide fan speed manual input for more precise control.
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.
Note: The picture is for reference and may vary by model.
802.11ax Wi-Fi 6E
Rear USB-C® 20Gb/s
Front USB-C® 10Gb/s
GIGABYTE Motherboards enable the ultimate connection experience with blazing data-transfer speeds through the next generation network, storage, and Wi-Fi connectivity.
802.11ax Wi-Fi 6E
The latest Wireless solution 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6E 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.
1. Smart Antenna
- 2X signal strength compared to traditional antenna design.
- AORUS Antenna with smart antenna function for the best WIFI signal transmitting.
2. New 6GHz Signal Design
All new antenna supported 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6E 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6GHz.
3. Multiple Angle & Magnetic Base
Multiple angle tilt and magnetic base for the best signal strength direction and location.
Wi-Fi 6E bring you the Ultimate VR experience!
Wi-Fi 6E brings faster Wi-Fi speeds, lower latency, and better battery life for VR devices, which means streaming VR games wirelessly from your PC to your VR device offers a lot smoother and has higher quality video.
Wi-Fi 6E compared to Wi-Fi 5 provide…
40% faster speed for smoother gaming/streaming experience
50% higher resolution for video game related content
Better battery life for VR devices
Wi-Fi 6E Advantage
Spectrum congestion is huge problem in current Wi-Fi environment nowadays because too many devices all use existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrum, and it cause unreliable connection and slower speed. Wi-Fi 6E is extended standard to Wi-Fi 6, and it use dedicated 6GHz band that it provides not only brand new frequency to transfer data, but also spacious spectrum for future more devices. With Wi-Fi 6E, users can enjoy faster connection and stronger signal than before.
First adopter on 2.5GbE LAN onboard
2X Faster than ever
- Adoption of 2.5G LAN provide up to 2.5GbE 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
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.
Connecting the Future - Front USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-C®
USB 3.2 Gen 2 provides USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports with speeds up to 10Gbps. With twice the bandwidth compared to its previous generation as well as backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and USB 3.2 Gen1, the much improved USB 3.2 Gen 2 protocol is available over the new reversible USB Type-C™ and the traditional USB Type-A connector for better compatibility over a wider range of devices.
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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 analog audio components from potential noise pollution at the PCB level.
GIGABYTE Control Center
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.
Friendly User Interface
The EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one page including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, Fan.
Add constantly used items into the favorite menu for quick access.
Show all kinds of storage information including SATA, PCIE and M.2 interface.
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 CONTROL CENTER (GCC) is a unified software for all GIGABYTE supported products. It provides newly designed intuitive user interface to control all essential function.
- Unified software platform for all Gigabyte supported products
- Intuitive user interface for an eased experience
- Modularized control components only for installed hardware
- Auto update function to keep system up to date and support future products
A multi-function reset button that can be reconfigured to other function in BIOS for different user scenarios.
RGB SwitchTurn off all lighting effect on motherboard.
Direct-To-BIOSBoot into BIOS menu directly without pressing any keyboard button.
Safe ModeBoot into BIOS safe mode to change specific option without losing other BIOS settings.
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GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ design provides product durability and high-quality manufacturing process. GIGABYTEmotherboards use the best components and reinforce every slots to make each of them solid and durable.
With GIGABYTE EZ-Latch, you can DIY your PC in no time, quick and easy.
Unlock the latch of the PCIe slot easily when remove the graphics card in the PCIe slot.
Photo for reference only.
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!
Plug 24pin & 8pin power supply cable on motherboard
Download motherboard BIOS file and rename to "gigabyte.bin", save to USB flashdrive, and plug USB flashdrive into Q-Flash USB port
Press Q-Flash Plus button, and motherboard will start updating BIOS automatically.
- Intel® Socket LGA 1700：Support 13th and 12th Gen Series Processors
- Unparalleled Performance：Twin 12*+1+1 Phases Digital VRM Solution
- Dual Channel DDR4：4*DIMMs with XMP Memory Module Support
- Next Generation Storage：2*PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 Connectors
- Advanced Thermal Design & M.2 Thermal Guard ：To Ensure VRM Power Stability & M.2 SSD Performance
- EZ-Latch Plus：M.2 Connectors with Quick Release & Screwless Design
- Fast Networks：2.5GbE LAN & Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax
- Extended Connectivity：Front USB-C® 10Gb/s, Rear USB-C® 20Gb/s, DP, HDMI
- 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
* 6+6 phases parallel power design
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The only difference between the GIGABYTE Z690M Aorus Elite AX and the Z690M Aorus Elite is the regular Elite omits any form of wireless CNVi.Is gigabyte Z690 aorus elite ax good for gaming? ›
GIGABYTE Z690 Series motherboards come with upgraded power solution, latest storage standards and outstanding connectivity to enable optimize performance for gaming.Does Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Elite AX have WIFI? ›
GIGABYTE Z690 Series Motherboards let you experience ultimate connection flexibility and blazing data-transfer speed with next generation network, storage, and WIFI connectivity.Does Gigabyte x670 Aorus Elite AX have Bluetooth? ›
It also uses WiFi a|b|g|n|ac|ax and supports 2.4/5/6GHz frequency bands. Plus, it works with Bluetooth 5.2 and supports 11ax 160MHz wireless standard and up to 2.4Gbps data rate.What does Aorus mean Gigabyte? ›
AORUS, a premium gaming brand stemmed from GIGABYTE, delivers a full spectrum of gaming products ranging from GeForce® GTX series gaming laptops for VR, gaming motherboards, gaming graphics cards, mechanical gaming keyboards, to gaming mice offering the most extreme gaming experiences.Is Gigabyte Z590 Elite AX good? ›
The Gigabyte Z590 Aorus Pro AX is a full-featured Z590 motherboard that includes robust power delivery, premium audio, four M. 2 sockets, and 13 USB ports on the rear IO. This $290 board is a good value, especially for those who would like lots of M. 2 and USB ports.What is the maximum RAM speed for Gigabyte Z690 AORUS Elite AX? ›
|COMPATIBLE PROCESSORS||12th Gen Intel Core Series Processors|
|CHIPSET||Intel Z690 Express|
|MEMORY STANDARD||DDR5 Supported memory clock speeds: 4000,4800,5200,5400,5600,5800,6000 MHz|
|MEMORY SLOTS||4 x DDR DIMM sockets|
Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE Overview
It has four memory slots for up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM, which can be overclocked to up to 4000 MHz.
The Z590 chipset gives you access to an Intel LGA 1200 socket, suitable for a variety of processors. Four dual-channel DDR4 RAM slots can handle memory modules up to 3200 MHz for enhanced multitasking capabilities.What is ax in motherboard? ›
Abbreviated "PCIe slots," these are the expansion slots on the motherboard that accept video cards, TV tuners, and other board-based components. The "x" designation describes two things, however: the physical size of the slot, and the bandwidth of the slot itself.
The onboard 802.11ac WIFI module from Intel® supports Dual Band and up to 433 Mbps, 3x faster WIFI speed than 802.11n and also support BLUETOOTH 4.2.Does the Z690 have built in Wi-Fi? ›
The PRIME Z690-P WIFI D4 uses Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) connectivity so you can access your wireless network whether you are at home or the office. Bluetooth 5.2 allows you to connect a wide range of wireless peripherals such mice, keyboards, controllers, speakers, and more for true cable-free experience.What is the difference between X670 and X670E? ›
Their X670E is the top-notch offering with complete access to all 24 lanes. However, compared to it the X670 chipset will have 4 5.0 lanes and a total of 44 usable lanes which will be 3.0 and 4.0. So, it means that users of X670 will have one 5.0 slot, which will be M. 2 drive.Does Gigabyte have Bluetooth? ›
GIGABYTE Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi expansion cards feature 2 individual antennas which helps provide better antenna diversity.Does Aorus Master have Bluetooth? ›
For a wired connection, the AORUS MASTER is equipped with an Intel GbE port and a Realtek 2.5 GbE port. Alternatively, users can opt for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) if needed. It also has Bluetooth 5.0 for pairing compatible peripherals and devices.Is AORUS a Chinese company? ›
Aorus is a registered sub-brand trademark of Gigabyte belonging to Aorus Pte. Ltd., which is a company registered in Singapore. Aorus specializes in gaming related products such as motherboards, graphics cards, notebooks, mice, keyboards, SSDs, headsets, cases, power supply and CPU coolers.Which is better gigabyte or AORUS? ›
Aorus vs. Gigabyte is sort of like Asus ROG vs. Asus TUF: one is marketed as a more 'premium' brand, while the other is marketed as a more 'budget' brand. In reality, the difference varies wildly product-to-product, and there usually isn't a clear reason to go with one or the other.What is AORUS BIOS key? ›
Gigabyte / Aorus: F2 or DEL.Is Z690 better than Z590? ›
In addition to those bigger features, the Z690 chipset also supports more PCI Express lanes, SATA ports, and USB 3.2 2×2 ports than Z590 or Z490. The integrated wireless capabilities in Z690 are also improved, with Wi-Fi 6E being utilized instead of Wi-Fi 6.Which is the best Z590 motherboard in the world? ›
|Best Z590 Motherboard||Compatible Processors||RAM Type|
|MSI MAG Z590 Motherboard||11th and 10th Gen Intel Core||DDR4|
|ASUS TUF Gaming Z590-Plus Gaming Motherboard||11th and 10th Generation Intel Core||DDR4|
|GIGABYTE Z590 UD AC Motherboard||11th and 10th Gen Intel Core Series||DDR4|
With the optimized daisy-chain routing, the Z590 GAMING motherboard provides a proven speed of up to DDR4-5000+ MHz with high-density Memory module*.Which Z690 board is best? ›
- MSI MPG Z690 Carbon WiFi. Editor's choice. ...
- Source: ASUS. Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero. ...
- ASUS TUF Gaming Z690 Plus WiFi. Best value. ...
- EVGA Dark Kingpin Z690. Best for overclocking. ...
- ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme. All the features. ...
- NZXT N7 Z690. All metal build. ...
- ASUS ROG Strix Z690-I Gaming. ...
- Source: ASUS.
So there are two types of Z690 motherboards in the market, Z690 with DDR4 memory and Z690 motherboards with DDR5 memory. There's no DDR4 “and” DDR5 on a Z690 motherboard, unlike (way) before when we transitioned from DDR3 to DDR4. It's not backward compatible as well.What is the difference between Aorus Elite and Elite V2? ›
The B550 Aorus Elite V2 is a much better motherboard. The B550M Aorus Elite is identical to the B550M DS3H, but with a larger VRM heatsink and extra shielding around the top PCIe slot. For this reason, it's usually better to get the DS3H, because it's usually a lot cheaper than the B550M Aorus Elite.What is the difference between Gigabyte Z690 and Z690 UD? ›
The only difference between the three comes in the level of wireless CNVi it includes. Other than the wireless networking configuration, all three GIGABYTE Z690 UD models are exactly the same.Why is Z690 better than B660? ›
It offers 6 PCIe 4.0 lanes and 8PVIe 3.0 lanes. You can run multiple graphics cards with the Z690 chipset, but it is impossible with the B660 chipset motherboard. Hence, if you desire higher graphical power, you must use the Z690 motherboard to execute the dual-GPU operation effectively.Who makes the highest quality motherboard? ›
- Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Xtreme. Best High-End Z790 Motherboard. ...
- Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Pro. Best ATX Z690 Motherboard. ...
- ASRock Z690 Extreme WiFi 6E. Best Budget Z690 Motherboard. ...
- Gigabyte Z690I Aorus Ultra Plus. ...
- Gigabyte Aorus Z690 Tachyon. ...
- MSI MAG B660M Mortar WIFI DDR4. ...
- Asus ROG Strix B660-I Gaming WIFI. ...
- Asus Prime H610M-A D4.
Z690 supports DDR4 with native clock speeds up to 3200MHz. If you want to get the best speed possible then you will want to consider purchasing some DDR5 RAM that supports native clock speeds up to 4800MHz. You are also able to increase RAM speeds even more by utilizing XMP to obtain speeds above the core clock speeds.Do I really need a Z690 motherboard? ›
This motherboard type is required for anyone who wants to do CPU overclocking: Z690 boards are the only ones that allow users to overclock an Alder Lake processor. You're restricted to just memory overclocking with the other motherboard chipsets.What is the max RAM for Z690? ›
* Picture is for reference only. The maximum memory capacity on the Z690 motherboard is 128GB.
The Aorus and Aero lines differ in that the Aorus products tend to offer a gamer-like look with higher-refresh rate screens, while Aero features colour-accurate panels with a more aesthetic design. Inside, their chips are the same. Aorus' flagship is the 17.3-inch Aorus 17G for “hardcore gamers”, Gigabyte said.Which is better Aorus Elite or Pro? ›
Pro has wifi, better rear IO (more USB options), better VRM (90Amp Pro vs 60Amp Elite), and it looks like a better Audio Encoder (ALC 4080 Pro vs ACL 1220 Elite). Asus ROG Strix z690 Gaming-E, Intel 13900k, Nvidia RTX 3090 Strix, 32GB @4000 CL15, Watercooling: x2 MCP655 pumps, x2 360mm, x1 420mm, and x1 140mm.What is the fastest SSD Aorus? ›
Power by the PCIe Gen5. 0 x4 controller Phison E26 and brand-new 232-layer 3D TLC NAND Flash, AORUS Gen5 10000 SSD delivers top-tier performance: sequential read/write speeds up to 9,500/8,500 MB/s.Which motherboard is best MSI or Gigabyte? ›
MSI motherboards are often more expensive than Gigabyte motherboards, but they offer better performance and quality. Additionally, MSI offers a more comprehensive warranty than Gigabyte. If you're looking for the best possible motherboard, then MSI is the way to go.What is the difference between Z690 and B660 and H670 and H610? ›
The Z690 and H670 chipsets supply up to 12 PCIe 4.0 lanes, while the B660 chipset lands with up to six of them. The H610 chipset doesn't provide any, though. Regarding PCIe 3.0 lanes, we can find 16 and 12 of them on the Z690 and H670 chipsets, respectively. Both the B660 and H610 can have up to eight PCIe 3.0 lanes.What is the difference between Intel chipset B660 vs Z690 vs H670? ›
Z690 provides up to 12 PCIe 4.0 lanes, and up to 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes. H670 provides up to 12 PCIe 4.0 lanes, and up to 12 PCIe 3.0 lanes. B660 provides up to 6 PCIe 4.0 lanes, and up to 8 PCIe 3.0 lanes.