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Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX ATX Motherboard for Intel LGA1700 CPUs

Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX ATX Motherboard for Intel LGA1700 CPUs

CCL Code: MBD3385

£329.99 inc VAT

Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX ATX Motherboard for Intel LGA1700 CPUs

Z790 AORUS ELITE AX

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Key Features:

  • Socket 1700
  • Intel Z790 Chipset
  • 6 x SATA & 10 x USB Ports
  • DDR5 (max 128GB, 4 slots)
  • HDMI and Display Port
  • ATX Form Factor

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Overview

UNPARALLELED PERFORMANCE

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.

Twin Digital VRM Design

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.

Design Ready for PCIe 5.0

PCIe 5.0 Design supports double the bandwidth of PCIe 4.0 and ensures that compatible with cutting-edge GPUs released in the next few years to their full capability.

The New Generation Ultra Durable™ SMD PCIe 5.0 Armor

The new generation, GIGABYTE's exclusive stainless-steel PCI-e shielding becomes 20% wider providing reinforced tensile strength.

UNLOCK DDR5

DDR5 Overclocking Up to 7600 and Beyond*

AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that has memory overclocking capability up to 7600 and beyond. For DDR5 XMP Memory, all users need to do to attain high memory 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.

Shielded Memory Routing

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

Impedance Optimized Topology

By optimizing memory trace width, length and style from HPC simulation to actual implementation, overall impedance is lowered between CPU memory controller and memory modules to achieve higher DDR5 speed.

Low Signal Loss PCB

Server grade mid-loss or low-loss PCB material is chosen to lower signal loss inside PCB and maintain DDR5 high speed signal transmission.

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. 

  • Instantly upgrade memory performance
  • Overclock Native and XMP 3.0 DDR5 memory to higher frequency easily
  • No need to input dozens of memory parameters such as clock, voltage and timings
  • Built-in wide variety pre-tuned profiles database for different memory IC vendors
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

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.

OUTSTANDING THERMAL DESIGN

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.

Fully Covered MOSFET Heatsink

4X Large Surface

Increased surface area up to 4X 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

M.2 Thermal Guard III constructed with 6X optimized heat dissipation surface to prevent throttling and bottleneck that high-speed/ large capacity of M.2 SSDs may cause, especially under heavy workload.The special design of heatsink grooves in the direction of CPU further enhances the in-chassis air flow and optimizes the heat convection efficiency.

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.

CONNECTIVITY

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gigabyte Control Center

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

ULTRA DURABLE

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ design provides 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!

Main Features

  • Intel Socket LGA 1700: Support 13th and 12th Gen Series Processors
  • Unparalleled Performance: Twin 16*+1+2 Phases Digital VRM Solution
  • Dual Channel DDR5: 4*SMD DIMMs with XMP 3.0 Memory Module Support
  • Next Generation Storage: 4*PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 Connectors
  • Advanced Thermal Design & M.2 Thermal Guard III: 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: DP, HDMI, Front USB-C 10Gb/s, Rear USB-C 20Gb/s
  • 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 13th and 12th Generation Intel Core, Pentium Gold and Celeron 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 1.2
HDMI Port 1 x HDMI 2.0
RJ-45 Ports 1 x RJ-45
Audio Line In Ports 1 x 3.5mm Jack
Audio Line Out Ports 1 x 3.5mm Jack
S/PDIF Port 1 x S/PDIF Optical Out
Antenna Connector(s) 2 x SMA Antennas

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 (For the GC-TPM2.0 SPI/GC-TPM2.0 SPI 2.0 module only)
Power Connector Port 1 x 24-pin ATX
2 x 8-pin EPS
Other Connectors 2 x M.2 slots, Socket 3, M Key, Type 2280/22110 (PCIe Gen4)
1 x M.2 slot, Socket 3, M Key, Type 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 7600 (OC) MHz
Memory Type DDR5
Maximum RAM 128 GB
Memory Slot 4 x DIMM

Motherboard

Northbridge Z790
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 4.0 x16 slots (@ x4)

Graphics Device

Integrated Graphics Supported Yes

Sound

Integrated Sound Realtek

Warranty

Warranty 3 Years

Network

Integrated Network Realtek
Network Speeds Supported Up to 2.5 Gbps
Wireless LAN Yes (Wi-Fi 6E)
Wireless Network Speed Up to 2.4 Gbps
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Version 5.3

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows 11 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 CrossFire technology

Physical

Form Factor ATX Motherboard
Width 305 mm
Length 244 mm

Key Features

Firewire
IDE/EIDE Supported
SCSI/SAS Supported
Wireless Network Yes
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Number of PCI Slots slot(s)
Number of PCI-X Slots slot(s)
Main Colour
Socket(s)
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 ATi CrossFire
VGA Connection No
DVI Connection No
HDMI Connection Yes
DisplayPort Connection Yes
Motherboard Form Factor ATX
Wake on LAN
Motherboard Power Connectors 8 + 8-Pin
Motherboard Chipset Intel Z790
Thunderbolt No
Motherboard Model Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX
WiFi Speed 2400 Mbps
USB 3.1 Support Yes
Internal USB3.0 Header Yes
Cooler Height mm
M.2 Support Yes
On-board RGB Control Gigabyte RGB Fusion
Memory Speed 7600 MHz
Skip Audio Test
RGB Header Type 3-Pin ARGB
Addressable RGB Yes
Internal USB Type-C Header Yes
Radiator Length mm
Microsoft Processor List
Power Requirement (auto) 70 W
Cooler count
Max Memory Speed Supported (Non-overclocked) 4800 MHz
Max Memory Speed Supported (overclocked) 7600 MHz
CPU Power Pins (female) 16
PCI Express Power Pins (female)
Total M.2 Slots 4
Maximum NVMe M.2 ports 4
Maximum SATA M.2 ports 1
PCI-e slots
SATA ports 6
No. of front USB2.0 ports supported 4
No. of front USB3.0 ports supported 2
No. of front USB-C ports supported 1

Graphics

Graphics Chipset

Item Details

Manufacturer Gigabyte
Manufacturer Code Z790 AORUS ELITE AX
EAN 4719331849467
UPC 889523034002
Condition New
Warranty

Warranty Information

Warranty 3 Years

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer Gigabyte
Manufacturer Code Z790 AORUS ELITE AX
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Reviews
4.0 / 5 1 review

Lee Andrew

last month

Decent motherboard if bought on sale, VRM's are huge so heat won't be an issue just wish it had better onboard audio, note for people buyuing 12th or 13th gen intel, if you are building a new system get a new retention bracket for the cpu since all 690 and 790 boards have an uneven heat distribution because of how tight the bracket is on the levers side.