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GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

Z790 AORUS ELITE AX (rev. 1.0) Motherboard

Intel® Z790 Chipset

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

Performance

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

Connectivity

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

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.

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard
GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

To unleash full potential of multi-cores CPU performance


GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

For CPU integrated GPU performance


GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

Provide stable power for CPU integrated PCIe & Memory controller


* 8+8 phases parallel power design

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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.

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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.

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GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard
GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

1. Double Locking Bracket

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

2. Lower Signal Degradation

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

3. SMD Iron Claw

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.

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard
GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

* Memory overlocking and XMP profile support may vary depending on hardware configuration. Please see the complete validated memory support list. Product features may vary by model.

Unlock DDR5 Voltage

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard
  • GIGABYTE exclusive circuit design unlocks Native DDR5 voltage control
  • Transforms Native DDR5 memory module to Overclocked DDR5 memory
  • Increases DDR5 memory overclocking performance and capability
  • Supports all PMIC vendors for maximum compatibility

* Memory overclocking capability will vary based on users' hardware configuration

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

DDR5 Auto Booster

Automatically Boost the Native DDR5 frequency to 5000MHz while the system is under heavy loading by a single click.

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

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.

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard
  • 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

* DDR5 MEMORY UPGRADE involves DDR5 memory overclocking, overclocking capability depends on users’ hardware configuration

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
GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

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.

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GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard
GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

PerfDrive

GIGABYTE PerfDrive

PerfDrive technology integrates multiple GIGABYTE exclusive BIOS settings to allow users to balance between different levels of performance, power consumption, and temperature according to their needs easily when using 13th gen Intel® Core™ processors.

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* Features and function vary depending on Motherboard and CPU specifications, image is for reference only.


Thermal Design

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

1. M.2 Thermal Guard III

M.2 Thermal Guard III constructed with 6X optimized heat dissipation surface and double-sided M.2 heatsinks to prevent throttling and bottlenecks on high-speed/ large capacity of M.2 SSDs.

2. Enlarged Thermal Guard

Enlarged M.2 heatsink prevents high-speed, large-capacity PCIe 4.0/3.0 SSDs flash from throttling due to overheating.

3. Fully Covered Thermal Design

High coverage MOSFET and integrated molding Heatsinks to improve thermal efficiency with better airflow and heat exchange.

6. 6-Layer & 2X Copper PCB

2X Copper PCBs design effectively lower the component temperature by its high thermal conductivity and low impedance.

4. 6mm Heatpipe

5. 7.5 W/mK Thermal Pad

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Fully Covered MOSFET Heatsink

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

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.

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

* The appearance design of M.2 Thermal III may affect the CPU tower cooler installation; therefore, it is recommend to use CPU liquid cooler.

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

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

PWM/DC Fan Headers

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

Internal Temperature Sensors

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

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.

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

1. Smart Antenna

  • 2X signal strength compared to traditional antenna design.
  • AORUS Antenna with smart antenna function for the best WIFI signal transmitting.

2. New 6GHz Signal Design

All new antenna supported 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6E 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6GHz.

3. Multiple Angle & Magnetic Base

Multiple angle tilt and magnetic base for the best signal strength direction and location.

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

Wi-Fi 6E bring you the Ultimate VR experience!

Wi-Fi 6E brings faster Wi-Fi speeds, lower latency, and better battery life for VR devices, which means streaming VR games wirelessly from your PC to your VR device offers a lot smoother and has higher quality video.


Wi-Fi 6E compared to Wi-Fi 5 provide…

  • 40% faster speed for smoother gaming/streaming experience
  • 50% higher resolution for video game related content
  • Better battery life for VR devices

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.

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

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
GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

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.

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

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.

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

Hi-Fi Audio

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX 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.

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

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
GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

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.

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GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

DIY Friendly

EZ-Latch

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

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard
GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

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!

GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard
GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX Motherboard

Key Feature

  • 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

* 8+8 phases parallel power design