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.
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.
Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 5333MHz and Beyond*
AORUS 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 AORUS motherboard.
* XMP Profile support may vary depending on memory module. Please see the complete validated memory support list. Product features may vary by model.
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.
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 PCIe 5.0 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.
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 2.5 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 2×2 Type-C®
Featuring the USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 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.
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.
Audiophile Grade Capacitors (WIMA & Fine Gold)
To ensure a studio-quality experience, WIMA and Fine Gold capacitors are used to provide power to the overall system.
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.
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
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.
With GIGABYTE EZ-Latch, you can DIY your PC in no time, quick and easy.
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 DDR4: 4*DIMMs with XMP 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: 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 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
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
HDMI Port 1 x HDMI 2.0
RJ-45 Ports 1 x RJ-45
Audio Line Out Ports 1 x 3.5mm Jack
Microphone In Port 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 4 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
2 x 8-pin EPS headers
Other Connectors 3 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 Bus Speed Up to 5333+ (OC) MHz
Memory Type DDR4
Maximum RAM 128 GB
Memory Slot 4 x DIMM
RAID Supported Yes
RAID Format RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
SATA Supported Yes
Number of PCI Express Slots 1 x PCI Express 5.0 x16 slot
2 x PCI Express 4.0 x16 slots (@ x4, x4)
Integrated Graphics Supported Yes
Integrated Sound Realtek
Warranty 3 Years
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 Version 5.3
Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows 11 64-bit
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
SLi/Crossfire Features Support for AMD CrossFire technology
Form Factor ATX Motherboard
Width 305 mm
Length 244 mm
Wireless Network Yes
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Number of PCI Slots slot(s)
Number of PCI-X Slots slot(s)
Memory Channel Dual
On-board Audio Type 7.1
Number of SATA Ports 4 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 No
Motherboard Form Factor ATX
Wake on LAN
Motherboard Power Connectors 8 + 8-Pin
Motherboard Chipset Intel Z790
Motherboard Model Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX DDR4
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 5333 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
Max Memory Speed Supported (Non-overclocked) 3200 MHz
Max Memory Speed Supported (overclocked) 5333 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
SATA ports 4
No. of front USB2.0 ports supported 4
No. of front USB3.0 ports supported 2
No. of front USB-C ports supported 1