GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS Elite AX z790 chipset

The GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS Elite AX equipped with a z790 chipset is a high-end gaming motherboard designed to support 13th and 12th Gen Intel Core Series Processors through its Intel LGA 1700 Socket. This motherboard is compatible with DDR5 memory technology.

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z790 chipset
Brand Gigabyte
CPU Socket LGA 1700
Compatible Devices 12th Gen Intel Core
RAM Memory Technology DDR5
Compatible Processors 12th Generation Intel Core
Chipset Type Intel Z790 chipset
Memory Speed 7600 MHz
Platform Xbox
Series Z790 AORUS ELITE AX
Memory Storage Capacity 128 GB
Customer reviews:

RAM ‎DDR5
Memory Speed ‎7600 MHz
Wireless Type ‎802.11ax
Number of USB 2.0 Ports ‎2

Feature

To ensure optimal performance, the GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS Elite AX features a commanding power design with a Twin 16+1+2 Phases Digital VRM Solution with 70A Power Stage. The cutting-edge thermal design includes M.2 Thermal Guard III, fully covered MOSFET heatsinks, PCIe Ultra Durable Armor, and a 6-Layer PCB.

The motherboard also features next-gen connectivity options, including SMD PCIe 5.0, 4 PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots, and USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C. Additionally, it includes an EZ-Latch PCIe 5.0 with a quick release and screwless design for easy installation and upgrades.

z790 chipset

The Intel WiFi 6E and 2.5GbE LAN capabilities provide fast and reliable network connectivity, making it perfect for online gaming and streaming. The Q-Flash Plus and PCIe EZ-Latch feature makes it easy to install and upgrade components, even for novice users.

The motherboard’s design is sleek and modern, with RGB lighting that can be customized to match your gaming setup. The motherboard also has a user-friendly BIOS interface, making it easy to adjust settings and optimize performance.

The GIGABYTE Z790 chipset AORUS Elite AX is also equipped with fast networking capabilities such as 2.5GbE LAN, Intel WiFi 6E 802.11ax, 2T2R & BT5 with AORUS Antenna. The dynamic audio capabilities are powered by a high-end audio capacitor and audiophile WIMA capacitors.

Fine-tuning features of the motherboard include RGB FUSION 2.0, which supports addressable LED & RGB LED strips, Smart Fan 6, and Q-Flash Plus, allowing you to update the BIOS without installing CPU, Memory, and GPU.

Conclusion

In summary, the GIGABYTE Z790 chipset AORUS Elite AX is a top-of-the-line gaming motherboard with superior power design, cutting-edge thermal features, and next-gen connectivity capabilities, making it a top choice for gamers looking to optimize their performance with the z790 chipset.

Take the Z790 AORUS ELITE AX to the Throne of Gaming. Unmatched performance for 13th and 12th Gen Intel Core Processors is supported by the Z790 chipset AORUS ELITE AX. GIGABYTE Z790 Motherboards will let you reach your full gaming potential.

The enhanced power architecture, premium storage standards, and exceptional connectivity of GIGABYTE Z790 chipset motherboards let you maximize your performance. Take ownership of what is rightfully yours.

Buying guide

Warranty & Support

You can contact the manufacturer directly or visit their website for more information. Manufacturer’s warranties may not apply in all cases, depending on factors like the use of the product, where the product was purchased, or who you purchased the product from. Please review the warranty carefully, and contact the manufacturer if you have any questions.

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GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS Elite AX (LGA 1700/ Intel Z790/ ATX/ DDR5/ Quad M.2/ PCIe 5.0/ USB 3.2 Gen2X2 Type-C/Intel WiFi 6E/ 2.5GbE LAN/Q-Flash Plus/PCIe EZ-Latch/Gaming Motherboard)

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  • DDR5 Compatible: 4SMD DIMMs with XMP 3.0 Memory Module Support
  • Commanding Power Design: Twin 16 plus1 plus2 Phases Digital VRM Solution with 70A Power Stage
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FAQS

this have bluethot and wifi??

Yes, but it is worth noting that you need to update the driver before you can connect to wifi and bluetooth, so I recommend you to prepare a network cable

Hi, did anyone have a problem with the cpu led lighting up red? I broke it down and rebuilt it but I’m still having the problem.

Yes, and I agree with using Q-flash to the latest bios. I would also recommend downloading or viewing the manual from Gigabyte website, the post light you think is the cpu is actually the ram. (The key for the DDR5 MB is different and not shown in the manual you received)

Is this motherboard atx or e-atx? i’m a bit confused.

It’s an ATX form factor, not E-ATX