Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX DDR5 Motherboard

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Z790 AORUS ELITE AX
  • Socket: Intel LGA1700
  • Chipset: Z790
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • DIMM Slots: x4 DDR5
  • M.2 Slots: x4
  • On-board Wi-Fi: Yes / Wi-Fi 6E
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Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX DDR5 Motherboard

Recommendations

  • 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

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.

PCIe 5.0 Design
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. 

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. 

RAID Storage
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.

THERMAL DESIGN

  • M.2 Thermal Guard III
  • Enlarged Thermal Guard
  • Fully Covered Thermal Design
  • 6mm Heatpipe
  • 7.5 W/mK Thermal Pad
  • 6-Layer & 2X Copper PCB

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. 

Thermal Guard III

 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.

Cooling Features
High Current Support
Each fan headers support PWM and DC fan and Water Cooling Pump , and up to 24W (12V x 2A) with Over-Current Protection

Precision Control
Multiple temperature/fan speed control points for precise fan curve

Dual Curve Mode
Slope/Stair dual mode for different user scenario

Fan Stop
Fan can stop completely below users' specified temperature point


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.

2.5GbE LAN

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

Rear USB-C® 20Gb/s

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.

Front USB-C® 10Gb/s

CONNECTING THE FUTURE - Front USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-C®
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.


PERSONALISATION

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.

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.

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

MULTI-KEY

A multi-function reset button that can be reconfigured to other function in BIOS for different user scenarios.

  • RGB Switch: Turn off all lighting effect on motherboard.
  • Direct-To-BIOS: Boot into BIOS menu directly without pressing any keyboard button.
  • Safe Mode: Boot into BIOS safe mode to change specific option without losing other BIOS settings.

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.

DIY FRIENDLY

]EZ-Latch
With GIGABYTE EZ-Latch, you can DIY your PC in no time, quick and easy.

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!


  • 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

 

  • CPU
    1. LGA1700 socket: Support for the 13th and 12th Generation Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors
    2. L3 cache varies with CPU
    (Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
  • Chipset
    1. Intel® Z790 Express Chipset
  • Memory
    1. Support for DDR5 7600(O.C.) /7400(O.C.) /7200(O.C.) /7000(O.C.) /6800(O.C.) /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 memory modules
    2. 4 x DDR5 DIMM sockets supporting up to 192 GB (48 GB single DIMM capacity) of system memory
    3. Dual channel memory architecture
    4. Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
    5. Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
    6. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
    (The CPU and memory configuration may affect the supported memory types, data rate (speed), and number of DRAM modules, please refer to "Memory Support List" for more information.)
  • Onboard Graphics
    Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel® HD Graphics support:
    1. 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@60 Hz
      * Support for HDMI 2.0 version and HDCP 2.3.
    2. 1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2304@60
      * Support for DisplayPort 1.2 version and HDCP 2.3
    (Graphics specifications may vary depending on CPU support.)
  • Audio
    1. Realtek® Audio CODEC
    2. High Definition Audio
    3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
      * You can change the functionality of an audio jack using the audio software. To configure 7.1-channel audio, access the audio software for audio settings.
    4. Support for S/PDIF Out
  • LAN
    1. Realtek® 2.5GbE LAN chip (2.5 Gbps/1 Gbps/100 Mbps)
  • Wireless Communication module
    Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211
    1. WIFI a, b, g, n, ac, ax, supporting 2.4/5/6 GHz carrier frequency bands
    2. BLUETOOTH 5.3
    3. 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
    CPU:
    1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, supporting PCIe 5.0 and 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.
    Chipset:
    1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, supporting PCIe 4.0 and running at x4 (PCIEX4_1)
    2. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, supporting PCIe 3.0 and running at x4 (PCIEX4_2)
  • Storage Interface
    CPU:
    1. 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 22110/2280 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2A_CPU)
    Chipset:
    1. 2 x M.2 connectors (Socket 3, M key, type 22110/2280 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2P_SB, M2Q_SB)
    2. 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 22110/2280 SATA and PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD support) (M2M_SB)
    3. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10 support for NVMe SSD storage devices

    RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10 support for SATA storage devices
    * Refer to "2-8 Internal Connectors," for the installation notices for the M.2 and SATA connectors.
  • USB
    Chipset:
    1. 1 x USB Type-C® port on the back panel, with USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 support
    2. 1 x USB Type-C® port with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support, available through the internal USB header
    3. 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red) on the back panel
    4. 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:
    1. 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. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    2. 2 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connectors
    3. 1 x CPU fan header
    4. 1 x water cooling CPU fan header
    5. 3 x system fan headers
    6. 1 x system fan/water cooling pump header
    7. 2 x addressable LED strip headers
    8. 2 x RGB LED strip headers
    9. 4 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
    10. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    11. 1 x front panel header
    12. 1 x front panel audio header
    13. 1 x USB Type-C® header, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support
    14. 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header
    15. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
    16. 2 x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connectors
    17. 1 x Trusted Platform Module header (For the GC-TPM2.0 SPI/GC-TPM2.0 SPI 2.0 module only)
    18. 1 x reset button
    19. 1 x Q-Flash Plus button
    20. 1 x Clear CMOS button
    21. 1 x reset jumper
    22. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • Back Panel Connectors
    1. 1 x USB Type-C® port, with USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 support
    2. 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
    3. 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
    4. 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
    5. 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
    6. 1 x HDMI 2.0 port
    7. 1 x DisplayPort
    8. 1 x RJ-45 port
    9. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
    10. 2 x audio jacks
  • I/O Controller
    1. iTE® I/O Controller Chip
  • H/W Monitoring
    1. Voltage detection
    2. Temperature detection
    3. Fan speed detection
    4. Water cooling flow rate detection
    5. Fan fail warning
    6. Fan speed control
      * Whether the fan (pump) speed control function is supported will depend on the fan (pump) you install.
  • BIOS
    1. 1 x 256 Mbit flash
    2. Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
    3. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
  • Unique Features
    1. Support for GIGABYTE Control Center (GCC)
      * Available applications in GCC may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
    2. Support for Q-Flash
    3. Support for Q-Flash Plus
    4. Support for Smart Backup
  • Bundled Software
    1. Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
    2. LAN bandwidth management software
  • Operating System
    1. Support for Windows 11 64-bit
    2. Support for Windows 10 64-bit
  • Form Factor
    1. ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm

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