Enter for a chance to win a Z690 AORUS Elite DDR4 motherboard from Gigabyte

Z690 AORUS Elite AX DDR4
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Intel’s new 12th gen processors are finally here promising the next level of gaming performance for even the most hardcore gamers. But as any serious gamer knows, the CPU is only part of the story. 

The true heart of any gaming rig is the motherboard so it’s vital to have one that can unleash the full power of the new CPUs. Gigabyte’s new Z690 AORUS Elite DDR4 motherboard is specifically designed to get the absolute most power from Intel’s new 12th gen processors.

One of the unique things about Intel’s newest chipsets is their new hybrid core architecture. Intel built both high performance P cores and power efficient E cores into the same SoC to help optimize processing speeds to pull more performance out of the chip when you need it and draw less energy when you don’t. 

Gigabyte designed the Z690 to take full advantage of this new capability. It creates two distinct BIOS profiles tailored to how the PC is being used. When gaming, all the E-cores are deactivated so you get every ounce of speed out of the processor. When creating content or performing other demanding tasks, the motherboard shifts to maximize both the P and E cores to ensure ultimate performance. 

But it’s not just the CPU that gamers rely on for performance. Having fast memory is important to ensure nothing slows you down. The Z690 supports DDR4 XMP memory up to 5333MHz so you never miss a beat. And with 4 32GB compatible memory slots, even the most memory-intensive tasks won’t slow you down.

Gamers like to live on the bleeding edge of performance so Gigabyte included support for new PCIe 5.0 so gamers can take full advantage of the latest graphics and storage cards to compliment the new 12th gen CPUs.

Z690 AORUS Elite AX DDR4

(Image credit: Gigabyte)


Powering the motherboard is a 16+1+2 VRM design with premium chokes and capacitors and a 70A power stage to ensure optimal power delivery to the CPU. 

With all this power comes the great equalizer: heat. No matter how good of a gamer you are, if your rig starts to stutter due to too much heat, it’s game over. Thankfully the Z690 has an industry-leading thermal design to help keep everything cool even under the most demanding loads. 

The MOSFET is entirely covered on top and bottom which gives it an up to 2x larger surface area over traditional heatsinks allowing for greater heat dissipation.  Gigabyte also built a unique 2x copper PCB design that lowers the component’s temperature by up to 3% by turning the PCB into an incredibly thin copper heatsink to keep thermals lower under demand. 

There are three different series in the Z690, each designed to help users optimize performance for what they do most. The AORUS lineup provides the optimal combination of power and efficiency to unleash the full potential of the new 12th gen chipsets. 

The GIGABYTE lineup is all about the gamers. It’s built to keep gamers performing at their best for as long as possible. For content creators and creative professionals, the AERO series combines power and durability to handle the most demanding tasks. 

The entire Z690 series is available for sale now and you can check them all out on Gigabyte’s website. You can also enter below for your chance to WIN a Z690 AORUS Elite AX DDR4! The giveaway is open to our readers in the US only, and all entries must be in before it closes forever May 5, 2022. Good luck! 

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