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Gigabyte Z690 AERO D (rev. 1.x)


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The Gigabyte Z690 AERO D is an ATX motherboard for Intel's 12th generation Core processors. It offers a good combination of features, I/O ports, and build quality.

In terms of external connectivity, this board is well equipped with two Thunderbolt 4 connectors, which are Type C and can be used as USB ports as well, plus six more USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports. For networking, a pair of 2.5 and 10Gbps LAN ports are available - as well as WiFi 6e and Bluetooth 5.2. Because this motherboard supports Thunderbolt, it includes a DisplayPort inputs on the I/O panel which allows pass-through from the video card to a TB connected monitor. It also has an HDMI output for use with the Intel graphics built into the CPU.

Internally this motherboard has four DDR5 memory slots, supporting up to 128GB of RAM. For storage, there are six SATA III ports plus four M.2 slots - one of which shares lanes with some of the SATA ports. There are also a mix of three PCI Express slots available to handle a variety of expansion cards, but the layout is not ideal for multi-GPU configurations.
Model: Gigabyte Z690 AERO D (rev. 1.x)

Socket  1700
CPU Compatibility  Alder Lake
Form Factor  ATX
Chipset Manufacturer  Intel
Chipset  Z690
Front Side Bus  DMI 4.0
Network Connectivity  10G + 2.5G Networking + WiFi 6e
Network Controller  Marvell 10G + Intel I225 + Intel AX210
Audio Controller  Onboard Realtek ALC4080 HD Audio
Cooling System  Heatsink
Color  Black & White
Memory Support
Type  DDR5
Maximum Speed  4800 MHz
Number of Slots  4
Maximum Size per Slot  32 GB
Maximum Amount Supported  128 GB
Onboard Video
Chipset Manufacturer  Intel
Processor Type  CPU Dependant
Maximum HDMI Resolution   4096x2160
HDMI Version  1.4b
Notes:  Displayport IN for Thunderbolt Outputs
External Connections
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB 3.1)  6
Audio Out  Stereo
Audio In  Line-In/Microphone
LAN (RJ45)  2
Wireless Antenna Port  Yes
Thunderbolt Ports  2
Thunderbolt Version  4
Internal Connections
USB 2.0  3 (providing 6 ports)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0)  2
USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type C  1
SATA III 6.0Gbps  6
M.2 Connector  4
M.2 Support  1x 60-110mm NVMe (Gen4), 2x 60-110mm NVMe (Gen4), 1x 60-110mm NVMe (Gen4) + SATA
TPM (module sold separately)  1
Compatible TPM  Gigabyte GC-TPM2.0 SPI 2.0
SATA Controllers
SATA III 6.0Gbps Controller 1  Intel Z690
Expansion Slots
Slot 1  Slot not available on this board
Slot 2  PCI Express 5.0 x16
Slot 3  Slot not available on this board
Slot 4  Slot not available on this board
Slot 5  Slot not available on this board
Slot 6  PCI Express 5.0 x8 in a x16 size
Slot 7  PCI Express 3.0 x4 in a x16 size
Additional Information
SLI Compatible  No
Crossfire Compatible  No
RAID Support  0/1/5/10
Built-in Webcam  No
Built-in Microphone  No
Bluetooth  Yes (5.2)
Integrated IO Shield  Yes
BIOS Features
EZ Flash  Yes
OC Profiles  Yes
Height  305 mm (12.0 in)
Width  244 mm (9.6 in)
Net Weight  1.838 kg (4.1 lbs)

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