Gigabyte Z690 AORUS Master Motherboard image has surfaced online. The LGA 1700 socket on the Gigabyte AORUS Z690 Master motherboard appears to support Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake Desktop CPUs. There are Dual 8-pin connections with metal shielding supply power to the socket, which is supplied by a high-end power delivery system. An amazing heatsink solution, which is part of AORUS’s newest Fins-Array III design and has several finned heatsink blocks located above the VRMs, cools the power supply. The heatsink may also be seen behind the I/O shield cover, which has a little acrylic glass touch to it.
On the motherboard, there are four DDR5 DIMM slots, each with metal shielding. Out of the box, the board will be able to handle some ridiculous memory timings. There’s a single PCIe 5.0 x16 slot that’s colored white, two PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4 electrical), and three M.2 slots for an extension. Thermal Guard III cooling system, which comprises a large heatsink, keeps the Z690 PCH and triple M.2 slots cool. The AORUS logo and labeling are also visible on the heatsinks, which are fused with Gigabyte’s Fusion RGB technology.
Six SATA III ports, twin USB 3.2 Gen 1 and a single USB 3.2 Gen 2 front-panel header, a power on/off switch, and a Debug LEG are among the other features. This motherboard has an E-ATX form factor, which indicates that the Master series this generation will be more powerful than prior generations. The motherboard features BIOS flashback switches, WiFi 6E connection, and a plethora of USB ports on the backside. According to the design, this motherboard should easily cost between $450 and $500 in the United States.
The Gigabyte Z690 AORUS Elite AX DDR4 board, which has a more mainstream design and is available in the conventional ATX form factor, was also photographed by Videocardz. The motherboard includes an 8+4 pin connection that connects directly to the LGA 1700 socket, triple PCIe x16 slots (1x Gen 5.0 x16, 2x Gen 4.0 x4), triple M.2 slots with Thermal Guard III heatsinks, and six SATA III port configurations for storage. The motherboard has a wireless connection and is expected to retail for approximately $250 in the United States.