Supports 12th Gen Intel Core Series Processors
Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR5, 4 DIMMs
DDR5 XTREME MEMORY Design with SMD DIMM and Shielded Memory Routing
Direct 16+1+2 Digital VRM Design with 60A Power Stage* and Tantalum Polymer Capacitor?
Ultra Performance VRM Heatsinks
Fast 2.5GbE LAN with Bandwidth Management
3 x Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 with Enlarged Thermal Guards
SuperSpeed USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 TYPE-C delivers up to 20Gb/s transfer speeds
RGB FUSION 2.0, supports Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips
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
With technology moving so fast, GIGABYTE still keep up with the latest trends and provide our customers with advanced features and latest technology. GIAGBYTE Z690 Series motherboards come with upgraded power solution, latest storage standards and outstanding connectivity to enable optimize performance for gaming.
GIGABYTE Z690 Motherboards feature the latest DDR5 architecture and XMP 3.0 capability. The new DDR5 memory technology brings 50% more bandwidth to the platform and increases the system performance drastically by implementing Unlocked Native DDR5 Voltage, Xtreme Memory Routing and reliable SMD slot. In addition to the hardware upgrades, the user friendly UI provides full functionality to overclock higher with exclusive DDR5 tuning capability.
ADVANCED THERMAL SOLUTION
Z690 UD uses high performance Covered thermal design with high coverage MOSFET Heatsinks and thick thermal pad, providing ultimate MOSFET cooling performance for enthusiasts, overclockers and gamers.
NEXT GENERATION CONNECTIVITY
GIGABYTE Z690 Series Motherboards let you experience ultimate connection flexibility and blazing data-transfer speed with next generation network and storage connectivity.
RGB FUSION 2.0
Z690 motherboards feature RGB FUSION 2.0 to offer lighting effected options and customized settings with outstanding aesthetics, and able to let enthusiasts building a stylish and unique gaming PC.
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable features its 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.
LGA1700 socket: Support for 12th Generation Intel Core i9 processors/Intel Core i7 processors/Intel Core i5 processors
L3 cache varies with CPU
Intel Z690 Express Chipset
Support for DDR5 6000(O.C.) / 5800(O.C.) / 5600(O.C.) / 5400(O.C.) / 5200(O.C.) / 4800 / 4000 MHz memory modules
4 x DDR DIMM sockets supporting up to 128 GB (32 GB single DIMM capacity) of system memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel HD Graphics support:
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096×2160@60 Hz
* Support for HDMI 2.1 version and HDCP 2.3.
** Support native HDMI 2.1 TMDS compatible ports.
1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096×2304@60 Hz
* Support for DisplayPort 1.2 version and HDCP 2.3
Realtek Audio CODEC
High Definition Audio
* To configure 7.1-channel audio, you need to open the audio software and select Device advanced settings > Playback Device to change the default setting first. Please visit GIGABYTE’s website for details on configuring the audio software.
Support for S/PDIF Out
Realtek 2.5GbE LAN chip (2.5 Gbps/1 Gbps/100 Mbps)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, 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.
(The PCIEX16 slot conforms to PCI Express 5.0 standard.)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x1 (PCIEX1_4)
2 x PCI Express x1 slots
(The PCIEX4 and PCIEX1 slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire and 2-Way AMD CrossFire technologies
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2A_CPU)
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2P_SB)
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2Q_SB)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
Intel Optane Memory Ready
* System acceleration with Intel® Optane™ Memory can only be enabled on the M.2 connectors supported by the Chipset.
1 x USB Type-C port on the back panel, with USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 support
1 x USB Type-C port with USB 3.2 Gen 1 support, available through the internal USB header
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red) on the back panel
6 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
Chipset+2 USB 2.0 Hubs:
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 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
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
2 x addressable LED strip headers
2 x RGB LED strip headers
3 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x USB Type-C header, with USB 3.2 Gen 1 support
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x serial port header
2 x Thunderbolt add-in card connectors
1 x Trusted Platform Module header (For the GC-TPM2.0 SPI/GC-TPM2.0 SPI 2.0 module only)
1 x reset button
1 x reset jumper
1 x Q-Flash Plus button
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
Back Panel Connectors
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI port
1 x USB Type-C port, with USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 support
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
3 x audio jacks
iTE I/O Controller Chip
Fan speed detection
Water cooling flow rate detection
Fan fail warning
Fan speed control
* Whether the fan (pump) speed control function is supported will depend on the fan (pump) you install.
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
Support for APP Center
* Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
System Information Viewer
Support for Q-Flash Plus
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress Install
Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Realtek Gaming LAN Bandwidth Control Utility
Support for Windows 11 64-bit
Support for Windows 10 64-bit
ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm