GIGABYTE Z690 Gaming X DDR4
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GIGABYTE Z690 Gaming X DDR4

  • Product SKU: 120855
£189.99
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Intel® Z690 GAMING Motherboard with Direct 16+1+2 Phases Digital VRM Design, PCIe 5.0 Design, Fully Covered Thermal Design, 4 x PCIe 4.0 M.2 with Enlarged Thermal Guard, 2.5GbE LAN, 120dB Hi-Res Audio with WIMA, Rear USB 3.2 Gen2x2 TYPE-C®, RGB FUSION 2.0, Q-Flash Plus​

  • Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Series Processors​

  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs​

  • Direct 16+1+2 Digital VRM Design with 60A Power Stage* and Tantalum Polymer Capacitor​

  • Shielded Memory Routing to Avoid Interference

  • Fully Covered Thermal Design with High Coverage MOSFET Heatsinks​

  • AMP-UP Audio with ALC1220 and WIMA Audio Capacitors

  • Fast 2.5GbE LAN with Bandwidth Management​

  • 4 x Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2 with Enlarged Thermal Guards

  • SuperSpeed USB 3.2 Gen2x2 TYPE-C® delivers up to 20Gb/s transfer speeds​

  • RGB FUSION 2.0 with Multi-Zone Addressable LED Light Show Design, Support 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

UNPARALLELED PERFORMANCE

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.

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.

DEFINITIVE AESTHETICS

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.

ULTRA DURABLE

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.

CPU

LGA1700 socket: Support for 12th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 processors/Intel® Core™ i7 processors/Intel® Core™ i5 processors

L3 cache varies with CPU

  • (Please refer to "CPU Support List" for more information.)

Chipset

Intel® Z690 Express Chipset

Memory

Support for DDR4 5333(O.C.)/ DDR4 5133(O.C.)/DDR4 5000(O.C.)/4933(O.C.)/4800(O.C.)/ 4700(O.C.)/ 4600(O.C.)/ 4500(O.C.)/ 4400(O.C.)/ 4300(O.C.)/4266(O.C.) / 4133(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3866(O.C.) / 3800(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 3666(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) / 3200 / 3000 / 2933 / 2800 / 2666 / 2400 / 2133 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

(Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest supported memory speeds and memory modules.)

Onboard Graphics

Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel® HD Graphics support:

1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@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 4096x2304@60 Hz
* Support for DisplayPort 1.2 version and HDCP 2.3

(Graphics specifications may vary depending on CPU support.)

Audio

Realtek® ALC1220-VB CODEC
* The back panel line out jack supports DSD audio.

High Definition Audio

2-channel analog output

Support for S/PDIF Out
7.1-channel digital signals
* Actual output of digital signals may vary depending on the playback content and software used, and an external DAC is required.

LAN

Realtek® 2.5GbE LAN chip (2.5 Gbps/1 Gbps/100 Mbps)

Expansion Slots

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.)

2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x4 (PCIEX4_1, PCIEX4_2)
(The PCIEX4 slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)

Multi-Graphics Technology

Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire™ and 2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies

Storage Interface

CPU:

1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2A_CPU)

Chipset:

2 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2P_SB, M2Q_SB)

1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2M_SB)

6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10

* Refer to "2-7 Internal Connectors," for the installation notices for the M.2 and SATA connectors.

Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

* System acceleration with Intel® Optane™ Memory can only be enabled on the M.2 connectors supported by the Chipset.

USB

Chipset:

1 x USB Type-C® port on the back panel, with USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 support

1 x USB Type-C® port with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support, available through the internal USB header

2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red) on the back panel

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:

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

4 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 USB Type-C® header, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header

2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers

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

*All fan headers are subject to support AIO_Pump, Pump and high performance fan with the capability of delivering up to 2A/12V @ 24W.

Back Panel Connectors

1 x USB Type-C® port, with USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 support

2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)

3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports

4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports

1 x HDMI port

1 x DisplayPort

1 x RJ-45 port

1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector

2 x audio jacks

I/O Controller

iTE® I/O Controller Chip

H/W Monitoring

Voltage detection

Temperature detection

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.

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

Unique Features

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.
@BIOS
EasyTune
Fast Boot
Game Boost
ON/OFF Charge
RGB Fusion
Smart Backup
System Information Viewer

Support for Q-Flash Plus

Support for Q-Flash

Support for Xpress Install

Bundled Software

Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)

Realtek® Gaming LAN Bandwidth Control Utility

Operating System

Support for Windows 10 64-bit

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm

Delivery Options

Next Day Delivery - £10

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2 - 3 Days Delivery - £5

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Are you secure in the knowledge that your order will get to you at some point. Then select this option at the checkout and your order will arrive at your location in the the next two to three days.

Saturday Delivery - £15

Want to be there when your order arrives at your door.

Don't want to be at work all day knowing that your precious PC component is waiting for you to get home (unless of course, you work from home), then select this option and your order will delivered on the upcoming Saturday.

Click and Collect - FREE

If you're local to us, and would istead like to collect your order from our store, then this option is perfect for you. Not only is it free, but you can also choose when you would like to collect your order in hourly slots, Monday to Saturday. Just give us a couple of hours to get your order ready, and you will recieve a confirmation email telling you to pop on by.

Our store is open until 5:30pm Mon-Sat, so you have plenty of time after work to drop in.