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Gigabyte Z690 GAMING X DDR4 Intel Motherboard

CCL Code: MBD3171
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Manufacturer Code: Z690 GAMING X DDR4
| Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Key Features:

  • Socket 1700
  • Intel Z690 Chipset
  • 6 x SATA & 10 x USB Ports
  • DDR4 (max 128GB, 4 slots)
  • HDMI and Display Port
  • ATX Form Factor

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Overview

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

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.

DDR4 XMP

Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 5333MHz and Beyond*

GIGABYTE 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 GIGABYTE otherboard.

* 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.

Single 32GB Support

The maximum memory capacity on the Z690 motherboard is 128GB. After Intel updated the memory reference code, a single slot can support up to 32GB. Therefore with populated 2 DIMM per channel on both channel, total memory capacity is 128GB, which was only available on High End Desktop (HEDT) platforms. For users who always run out of memory capacity, there is more bandwidth now for memory-intensive application such as rendering and video editing.

RAID Storage

Triple 7G/s Gen4 M.2 PCIe SSDs in RAID 0

The exclusive 3 PCIe 4.0 M.2 from CPU 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.

THERMAL

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

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.

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.

NEXT GENERATION CONNECTIVITY

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

First adopter on 2.5 GbE LAN onboard

2X Faster than ever

  • Adoption of 2.5G LAN provide up to 2.5 GbE 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.

AMP-UP 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

ALC1220 120dB(A) SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp automatically detects impedance of your head-worn audio device, preventing issues such as low volume and distortion. With the new VB series audio controller, stream your voice to the world vibrantly with both front/rear microphone SNR up to 110/114dB(A).

DEFINITIVE AESTHETICS

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.

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

Z690 motherboards feature solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8+4 pin 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 DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Direct 16+1+2 Digital VRM Design with 60A Power Stage (maximum current capacity is based on VCORE Phase) and Tantalum Polymer Capacitor
  • Shielded Memory Routing to Avoid Interference
  • 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
Specifications

CPU

CPU Socket Socket 1700
CPU Brand Intel
Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Supported Processor Manufacturer Intel
Supported Processors 12th Gen Intel Core Processors
64-bit Support Yes
Socket LGA1700

Rear Panel I/O Ports

USB Ports 1 x USB-C 3.2
2 x USB 3.1
3 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0
DisplayPorts 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
HDMI Port 1 x HDMI 2.1
RJ-45 Ports 1 x RJ-45
Audio Line In Ports 1 x 3.5mm Jack
Audio Line Out Ports 3 x 3.5mm Jacks
Microphone In Port 1 x 3.5mm Jack
S/PDIF Port 1 x S/PDIF Optical Out

Internal I/O Connectors

SATA Connectors 6 x SATA III
USB Connectors 1 x USB-C 3.1 header (supports 1 port)
1 x USB 3.0 header (supports 2 ports)
2 x USB 2.0 headers (supports 4 ports)
Front Panel Connectors 1 x Front Panel
1 x Front Audio
Cooling Fan Support 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
Thunderbolt Port(s) 2 x Thunderbolt AiC headers
TPM Header 1 x TPM header (For the GC-TPM2.0 SPI/GC-TPM2.0 SPI 2.0 module only)
Power Connector Port 1 x 24-pin ATX
1 x 8-pin EPS
1 x 4-pin EPS
Other Connectors 2 x M.2 slots, Socket 3, Key M, Type 2260/2280/22110 (PCIe Gen4)
1 x M.2 slot, Socket 3, Key M, Type 2260/2280/22110 (PCIe Gen4 or SATA)
2 x 3-pin ARGB LED headers
2 x 4-pin RGB LED headers

Memory

Memory Bus Speed Up to 5333+ MHz (OC)
Memory Type DDR4
Maximum RAM 128 GB
Memory Slot 4 x DIMM

Motherboard

Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Northbridge Z690
RAID Supported Yes
RAID Format RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
SATA Supported Yes

Expansion

Number of PCI Express Slots 1 x PCI Express 5.0 x16 slot
2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (@ x4)

Graphics Device

Integrated Graphics Supported Yes

Sound

Integrated Sound Realtek ALC1220-VB

Warranty

Warranty 3 Years

Network

Integrated Network Realtek
Network Speeds Supported Up to 2.5 Gbps
Wireless LAN No
Bluetooth No

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows 11 / 10 64-bit

System

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
Jumpers 1 x Clear CMOS
Software Included (may be trial or restricted) Yes
Drivers Yes
SLi/Crossfire Features Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire and 2-Way AMD CrossFire technologies

Physical

Form Factor ATX Motherboard
Width 305 mm
Length 244 mm

Key Features

Addressable RGB Yes
Internal USB Type-C Header Yes
Firewire No
Wireless Network No
Memory Channel Dual
On-board Audio Type 7.1
Number of SATA Ports 6 port(s)
Number of USB Ports 10 port(s)
SATA III Support Yes
USB 3.0 Support Yes
Multi GPU Support No
VGA Connection No
DVI Connection No
HDMI Connection Yes
DisplayPort Connection Yes
Motherboard Form Factor ATX
Motherboard Power Connectors 4 + 8-Pin
Motherboard Chipset Intel Z690
Thunderbolt No
Motherboard Model Gigabyte Z690 GAMING X DDR4
USB 3.1 Support Yes
Internal USB3.0 Header Yes
M.2 Support Yes
On-board RGB Control Gigabyte RGB Fusion
Memory Speed 5333 MHz
RGB Header Type 3-Pin ARGB

Item Details

Manufacturer Gigabyte
Manufacturer Code Z690 GAMING X DDR4
EAN 4719331827632
UPC 889523030080
Condition New
Warranty

Warranty Information

Warranty 3 Years

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer Gigabyte
Manufacturer Code Z690 GAMING X DDR4
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