Gigabyte Z690 AORUS XTREME Intel DDR5 PCIe 5.0 EATX WIFI Motherboard - LGA 1700

Intel® Z690 AORUS Motherboard with Direct 20+1+2 Phases Digital VRM Design, DDR5 XTREME MEMORY Design, Fins-Array III Heatsink, Direct-Touch Heatpipe II ,NanoCarbon Baseplate, M.2 Thermal Guard XTREME, Intel® Thunderbolt 4, ESSential Audio, Intel® WIFI 6E 802.11ax, AQUANTIA® 10GbE LAN

£849.99 £708.32
SKU
F07-4EB-532
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Features

Features

Brand
Gigabyte
Model Number
Z690 AORUS XTREME
Warranty Support
3 Years
Chipset
Intel Z690
CPU Socket Type
LGA 1700
Memory Type
DDR5
Form Factor
EATX

Description

Gigabyte Z690 AORUS XTREME Intel DDR5 PCIe 5.0 EATX WIFI Motherboard - LGA 1700

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.

Features
- Support 12th Gen Intel® Series Processors
- Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR5, 4 DIMMs
- Direct 20+1+2 Phases VRM Design with 105A Power Stage* and Tantalum Polymer Capacitor
- DDR5 XTREME MEMORY Design with SMD DIMM and Shielded Memory Routing
- Thermal Reactive Armor with NanoCarbon Fins-Array III Heatsink, Direct-Touch Heatpipe II and NanoCarbon Baseplate
- Intel® Thunderbolt 4 onboard
- Intel® WIFI 6E 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5 with 2 x AORUS Antenna
- Essential USB Hex Audio Card and bundled Essential USB DAC
- AQUANTIA® 10GbE BASE-T LAN and Intel® 2.5GbE LAN with cFosSpeed
- 4 x Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0 / 3.0 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guards XTREME
- 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 and Noise Detection
- Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card

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.

Support for DDR5 XMP Up to 6600MHz and Beyond
AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 6600MHz 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.

Right Angled Connectors
Over 90% of connectors on Z690 AORUS XTREME are specifically designedto be right angled for easy cable management and clean airflow in the chassis.

Fins-Array III with NanoCarbon Coating
Fins-Array III upgraded thermal performance by using new extended Irregular fins which not only increases surface area by incredible 900% compared to traditional heatsinks but also improves thermal efficiency with better airflow and heat exchange.

Dual Thunderbolt™ 4 – The fastest 40Gb/s single-wire connection
Powered by Intel's own Thunderbolt controller the new Thunderbolt™ 4 protocol, which is available over two USB Type-C® connectors on the back I/O of the GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS XTREME, brings an unprecedented single-wire bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s -- twice more than USB3.2 Gen2x2! This incredible increase in bandwidth is also accompanied with support for different protocols such as DisplayPort 1.4a* and compliant with USB4 standard, which is backwards compatible with USB 3.2 Gen1 and USB 2.0, opening up a world of new possibilities.

Daisy-chain Multiple Devices
Support for DisplayPort 1.4 makes Thunderbolt™ 4 a must have for any enthusiast. The Z690 AORUS XTREME is able to support two displays in 4K resolution at 60 FPS or one display in 8K resolution. In addition, Thunderbolt™ 4 over USB Type-C® has revolutionary industry-first features such as Power Delivery 2.0, USB4 specification compliance, and the ability to daisy-chain up to 10 devices thanks to the Z690 AORUS XTREME's dual USB Type-C® ports.

Intel 802.11ax WIFI 6E
Intel latest Wireless solution 802.11ax WIFI 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.

AQUANTIA® 10GbE BASE-T Networking
The AQUANTIA® AQC113C is a high-performance, backward compatible with 10GBASE-T/ 5GBASE-T/ 2.5GBASE-T/ 1000BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX Ethernet Controller which is able to provide up to 10 GbE network connectivity, with 10 times faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking and is perfectly designed for media centers, workstations and gamers.

Play It By Ear
ESSential HEX USB DAC reduces the pre-ringing and provides higher reverberation strength to achieve width and depth on the sound stage. The sound is clearly portrayed making directional sounds clearer and more accurate when playing FPS games.

Specification

CPU
LGA1700 socket: Support for 12th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 processors/Intel® Core™ i7 processors/Intel® Core™ i5 processors
L3 cache varies with CPU
(Please refer to "CPU Support List" for more information.)

Chipset
Intel® Z690 Express Chipset

Memory
Support for DDR5 6600(O.C.) / 6400(O.C.) / 6200(O.C.) / 6000(O.C.) / 5800(O.C.) / 5600(O.C.) / 5400(O.C.) / 5200(O.C.) / 4800 / 4000 MHz memory modules
4 x DDR5 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® Thunderbolt™ 4 Controller:
2 x Intel® Thunderbolt™ 4 connectors (USB Type-C® ports), supporting DisplayPort and Thunderbolt™ video outputs and a maximum resolution of 5120x2880@60 Hz with 24 bpp (via single display output)
* Because of the limited I/O resources of the PC architecture, the number of Thunderbolt™ devices that can be used is dependent on the number of the PCI Express devices being installed. (Refer to Chapter 2-7, "Back Panel Connectors," for more information.)
* Support for DisplayPort 1.4 version and HDCP 2.3
(Graphics specifications may vary depending on CPU support.)

Audio
1 ESS ES9280AC DAC chip + 2 ESS ES9080 chips
DTS® Sound Unbound™
High Definition Audio
2-channel
Support for S/PDIF Out
* The line out jack and the optical S/PDIF out connector can only be used one at a time.

LAN
Marvell® AQtion AQC113C 10GbE LAN chip
(10 Gbps/5 Gbps/2.5 Gbps/1 Gbps/100 Mbps) (LAN1)
Intel® 2.5GbE LAN chip (2.5 Gbps/1 Gbps/100 Mbps) (LAN2)

Wireless Communication module
Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX210
WIFI a, b, g, n, ac, ax, supporting 2.4/5/6 GHz carrier frequency bands
BLUETOOTH 5.2
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.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)
* The PCIEX8 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16 slot. When the PCIEX8 slot is populated, the PCIEX16 slot operates at up to x8 mode.
(The PCIEX16 and PCIEX8 slots conform to PCI Express 5.0 standard.)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4_1)
(The PCIEX4_1 slot conforms to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)

Multi-Graphics Technology
Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire™ and 2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies

Storage Interface
CPU:
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2A_CPU)
Chipset:
2 x M.2 connectors (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2P_SB, M2Q_SB)
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2M_SB)
4 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 connectors supported by the Chipset.

USB
Chipset+Intel® Thunderbolt™ 4 Controller:
2 x USB Type-C® ports on the back panel, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support
Chipset:
1 x USB Type-C® port with USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 support, available through the internal USB header
6 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red) on the back panel
Chipset+USB 3.2 Gen 2 Hub:
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red) on the back panel
Chipset+USB 3.2 Gen 1 Hub:
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports available through the internal USB headers
Chipset+USB 2.0 Hub:
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports available through the internal USB header (with the included front USB header extension cable)

Internal I/O Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
2 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connectors
1 x CPU fan header
1 x water cooling CPU fan header
4 x system fan headers
4 x system fan/water cooling pump headers
1 x noise detection header
1 x AORUS RGB Memory Armor power header
2 x addressable LED strip + RGB LED strip combo extension cable headers
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
4 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
1 x front panel header
1 x USB Type-C® header, with USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 support
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers
1 x USB 2.0/1.1 header
2 x temperature sensor headers
1 x power button
1 x reset button

Back Panel Connectors
1 x Q-Flash Plus button
1 x OC Ignition button
1 x Clear CMOS button
2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 connectors (USB Type-C® port, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support)
10 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
2 x RJ-45 ports
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
2 x audio jacks
* The mic in jack supports only mono microphone input.

I/O Controller
iTE® I/O Controller Chip

H/W Monitoring
Voltage detection
Temperature detection
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.
Noise detection

BIOS
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.
@BIOS
EasyTune
Fast Boot
Game Boost
ON/OFF Charge
RGB Fusion
Smart Backup
System Information Viewer
Support for Q-Flash Plus
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress Install

Bundled Software
Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
cFosSpeed

Operating System
Support for Windows 10 64-bit

Form Factor
E-ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 28.5cm

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