Gigabyte Z690 GAMING X Intel Socket 1700 DDR5 ATX Motherboard


Gigabyte Z690 GAMING X Intel Socket 1700 DDR5 ATX Motherboard

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Gigabyte Z690 GAMING X Intel Socket 1700 DDR5 ATX Motherboard

Intel’s Z690 chipset, the highest-end chipset offering for the Alder Lake lineup of processors, Intel has enabled the Z690 chipset to be a very powerful offering. Featuring support for running either DDR4 or DDR5 memory, the Z690 chipset will allow motherboards to run either new DDR5 Memory Or the current DDR4 Memory standard. As far as PCIe connectivity, this high-end chipset produces 12 PCIe Gen5 lanes, along with 16 PCIe Gen3 lanes. This is, of course, just an addition to the 16 PCIe Gen5 lanes that the Alder Lake processor provides, enabling a wide portfolio of PCIe lanes for connecting SSDs and graphics card.
The Z690 will introduce communication with the LGA1700 CPUs through Direct Media Interface 4.0 with 8 lanes (an upgrade from PCIe Gen3 to Gen4). The chipset will allow up to 6 SATA devices to be attached simultaneously and up to 40 USB devices with four different standards.

 Intel® Z690 GAMING Motherboard with 16+1+2 Twin Hybrid Phases Digital VRM Design, DDR5 XTREME MEMORY Design, PCIe 5.0 Design, Fully Covered Thermal Design, 4 x PCIe 4.0 M.2 with Enlarged Thermal Guard, 2.5GbE LAN, 120dB Hi-Res Audio with WIMA, Rear USB 3.2 Gen2x2 TYPE-C®, RGB FUSION 2.0, Q-Flash Plus

    Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Series Processors
    Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR5, 4 DIMMs
    16+1+2 Twin Hybrid Digital VRM Design with 60A DrMOS* and Tantalum Polymer Capacitor
    DDR5 XTREME MEMORY Design with SMD DIMM and Shielded Memory Routing
    Fully Covered Thermal Design with High Coverage MOSFET Heatsinks
    AMP-UP Audio with ALC1220 and WIMA Audio Capacitors
    Fast 2.5GbE LAN with Bandwidth Management
    4 x 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
    Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card
*DrMOS maximum current capacity is based on VCORE Phase.

        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.)
        Intel® Z690 Express Chipset
        Support for DDR5 6000(O.C.) / 5800(O.C.) / 5600(O.C.) / 5400(O.C.) / 5200(O.C.) / 4800 / 4000 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
    (Go to GIGABYTE’s website for the latest supported memory speeds and memory modules.)
    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 2.0 version and HDCP 2.3.
        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)
    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)
        2 x M.2 connector (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)
        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 Hubs:
        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 reset jumper
        1 x Q-Flash Plus button
        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
        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
    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.
        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.
        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)
        Realtek® Gaming LAN Bandwidth Control Utility
    Operating System
        Support for Windows 10 64-bit
    Form Factor
        ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm

* The entire materials provided herein are for reference only. GIGABYTE reserves the right to modify or revise the content at anytime without prior notice.
* Advertised performance is based on maximum theoretical interface values from respective Chipset vendors or organization who defined the interface specification. Actual performance may vary by system configuration.
* All trademarks and logos are the properties of their respective holders.
* Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.

power 16+1+2 Twin Hybrid (DrMOS 60A)
Twin Hybrid 16+1+2 
1 Hybrid (DrMOS 50A)
2*Digital (70A DrMOS)
8+4 pin 
PCIe Gen5 V
Expansion Slot 1*PCIe 5.0 x16
2*PCIe 3.0 x4
Thermal Fully Covered MOS Heatsink with  5W/mK Thermal Pad
2*Enlarged M.2 Thermal Guard
Storage 4(4*GEN4)
ATX 305×244 
Audio  ALC1220-VB2
USB header
BIOS  Single Bios/Q-Flash+
Display HDMI 2.0 , DisplayPort
RGB RGB*2/ Digital*2

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