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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.

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.?

Direct Digital 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.

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
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.

RAID Storage
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 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.

XMP 6200+
Support for DDR5 XMP Up to 6200MHz and Beyond*

AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 6200MHz 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
* Memory overclocking capabiblity will vary based on users' hardware configuration

Shielded Memory Routing
All memory routing is under the PCB inner layer shielded by a large ground layer to protect from external interference.

XMP3.0
DDR5 Auto Booster

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

DDR5 Memory Upgrade

GIGABYTE BIOS offers pre-defined and retrievable profiles for users to get higher performance easily. The profiles are based on a database that is created by checking each memory IC and PMIC vendors to optimize the modules to unleash their full potential. This is a time saving feature to manually configure overclocked DDR5 memory kits.

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.

Two empty SPD profiles can be defined by users and carry to next computer
Transfer DDR5 XMP Booster profiles into XMP 3.0 User Profiles
Quick memory performance simulation based on user input clock and timing parameters
Profile save and load function to share your memory parameters online
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.

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 III
Continuing the advantages of M.2 Thermal Guard II design which using the double-sided thermal pads to elevate the height of M.2 heatsink as increasing surface area to dissipate heats on M.2 SSDs. M.2 Thermal Guard III constructed with 2.6X optimized heat dissipation surface to prevent throttling and bottleneck that high-speed/ large capacity of PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSDs may cause, especially under heavy workload.

2X Copper PCB
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.

Fan Stop

Achieve fan silence. With Fan Stop, map any fan to stop completely when temperatures drop below a specified threshold. Which fan stops, based on readings from which sensor, and at what temperature—all of it can be customized to your liking.

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

2.5GbE LAN
First adopter on 2.5GbE LAN onboard

2X Faster than ever

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
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.

Benefit of WIFI 6

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-Fi Audio
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.

RGB FUSION
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
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.

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.

ULTRA DURABLE
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.?

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
Main Features
Supports 12th Gen Intel Core Series Processors
Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR5, 4 DIMMs
16+1+2 Phases Direct VRM Design with 105A Power Stage (maximum current capacity is based on VCORE Phase) and Tantalum Polymer Capacitor
DDR5 XTREME MEMORY Design with SMD DIMM and Shielded Memory Routing
Advanced Thermal Solution with Fully Covered Thermal Design and Fins-Array II
WIFI6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5 with AORUS Antenna
Hi-Fi Audio with ALC4080 and WIMA Audio Capacitors
Fast 2.5GbE LAN with Bandwidth Management
Four 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

Gigabyte Z690 AORUS ULTRA Intel

SKU Z690 AORUS ULTRA

Specification

• Manufacturer
Intel
• Brand
Gigabyte
• Socket Board
LGA1700
• Motherboard form factor
ATX
• Chipset
Z690
• Wi-Fi
Yes
• Memory Type
DDR5
• Bluetooth
Yes

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Product Details

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.

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.?

Direct Digital 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.

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
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.

RAID Storage
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 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.

XMP 6200+
Support for DDR5 XMP Up to 6200MHz and Beyond*

AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 6200MHz 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
* Memory overclocking capabiblity will vary based on users' hardware configuration

Shielded Memory Routing
All memory routing is under the PCB inner layer shielded by a large ground layer to protect from external interference.

XMP3.0
DDR5 Auto Booster

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

DDR5 Memory Upgrade

GIGABYTE BIOS offers pre-defined and retrievable profiles for users to get higher performance easily. The profiles are based on a database that is created by checking each memory IC and PMIC vendors to optimize the modules to unleash their full potential. This is a time saving feature to manually configure overclocked DDR5 memory kits.

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.

Two empty SPD profiles can be defined by users and carry to next computer
Transfer DDR5 XMP Booster profiles into XMP 3.0 User Profiles
Quick memory performance simulation based on user input clock and timing parameters
Profile save and load function to share your memory parameters online
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.

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 III
Continuing the advantages of M.2 Thermal Guard II design which using the double-sided thermal pads to elevate the height of M.2 heatsink as increasing surface area to dissipate heats on M.2 SSDs. M.2 Thermal Guard III constructed with 2.6X optimized heat dissipation surface to prevent throttling and bottleneck that high-speed/ large capacity of PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSDs may cause, especially under heavy workload.

2X Copper PCB
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.

Fan Stop

Achieve fan silence. With Fan Stop, map any fan to stop completely when temperatures drop below a specified threshold. Which fan stops, based on readings from which sensor, and at what temperature—all of it can be customized to your liking.

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

2.5GbE LAN
First adopter on 2.5GbE LAN onboard

2X Faster than ever

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
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.

Benefit of WIFI 6

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-Fi Audio
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.

RGB FUSION
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
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.

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.

ULTRA DURABLE
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.?

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
Main Features
Supports 12th Gen Intel Core Series Processors
Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR5, 4 DIMMs
16+1+2 Phases Direct VRM Design with 105A Power Stage (maximum current capacity is based on VCORE Phase) and Tantalum Polymer Capacitor
DDR5 XTREME MEMORY Design with SMD DIMM and Shielded Memory Routing
Advanced Thermal Solution with Fully Covered Thermal Design and Fins-Array II
WIFI6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5 with AORUS Antenna
Hi-Fi Audio with ALC4080 and WIMA Audio Capacitors
Fast 2.5GbE LAN with Bandwidth Management
Four 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

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