Gigabyte Z690I AORUS ULTRA LGA1700 Mini-ITX Motherboard

Gigabyte Z690I AORUS ULTRA LGA1700 Mini-ITX Motherboard
Key Features
  • Mini-ITX Form Factor
  • Intel Z690 Chipset
  • LGA1700 Socket
  • 2 x Dual-Channel DDR4 RAM Slots
Build a compact system with the Z690I AORUS ULTRA LGA1700 Mini-ITX Motherboard from GIGABYTE. Featuring robust connectivity options without compromising performance, this motherboard allows gaming enthusiasts to design a smaller build ideal for those looking to save room.
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Gigabyte Z690I AORUS Ultra Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Power Design
  • 3Thermal Solutions
  • 4Connectivity Options and Enhancements
  • 5System Configuration
  • 6Personalization
  • 7Q-Flash
  • 8Solid Pin

Build a compact system with the Z690I AORUS ULTRA LGA1700 Mini-ITX Motherboard from GIGABYTE. Featuring robust connectivity options without compromising performance, this motherboard allows gaming enthusiasts to design a smaller build ideal for those looking to save room.

Sporting a Mini-ITX form factor, this motherboard can fit in smaller cases with ease. Leverage Intel 12th Gen technology with the Z690 chipset, which gives you access to an LGA1700 socket, two dual-channel DDR4 RAM slots, four SATA III ports, and two M.2 interfaces. A single PCIe 5.0 x16 slot allows you to install the graphics card of your choice. Connect your mouse, keyboard, or controller to your system with two USB 2.0 ports. USB 3.2 Gen 1 and Gen 2 ports provide enhanced data transfer speeds up to 5 and 10 Gb/s, respectively. A single USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C port allows you to utilize mass storage drives and other resource-demanding interfaces. You can also use your favorite wireless peripherals with Bluetooth 5.2 technology, giving you a tether-free experience. Connect to your network with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) wireless technology or use the integrated Intel 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet LAN port if you prefer a wired connection. The Z690I AORUS ULTRA provides you with deep, immersive sound with Realtek High-Definition Audio.

Power Design

Designed to ensure optimal performance with Intel 12th Gen processors, the Z690I AORUS ULTRA uses a unique VRM layout designed to unleash the full potential of your CPU. Multi-core CPU performance uses 10 VCORE Phases with a 105A Power Stage, one VCCGT Phase with a 60A Power stage for integrated graphics, and two CVVAUX Phases with 70A DrMOS to stabilize power for the CPU's integrated PCIe and memory controllers. A single PCIe 5.0 slot provides up to 128 GB/s bandwidth while the 6-layer PCB offers efficient dissipation.

Thermal Solutions

Keep your components nice and cool while under extreme thermal pressure with integrated cooling solutions that include a Fins-Array II with Heatpipe II design, M.2 Thermal Guard III, Hybrid PCH and M.2 Heatsink, and aluminum baseplate. The M.2 Thermal Guard III uses a multi-cut heatsink that optimizes heat dissipation for both single- and double-sided M.2 SSDs. Dual-layer copper design improves temperature efficiency with higher thermal conductivity and lower impedance. Smart Fan 6 leverages multiple fan headers and temperature sensors to monitor and execute fan protocols automatically or leave control in your hands with custom settings.

Connectivity Options and Enhancements

Connect to your network wirelessly with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology or use the integrated 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet LAN port. USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 offers data transfer speeds up to 20 Gb/s, allowing you to use demanding devices like mass storage arrays and more. The Realtek ALC4080 Codec provides immersive sound backed by Hi-Res Audio certification. Smart Headphone Amp auto-detects headphone impedance and reduces distortion so your teammates can hear you clearly.

System Configuration

Fine-tune your experience with an array of settings and options with UEFI BIOS or use GIGABYTE's EasyTune software, giving you an easy-to-use interface. System Information Viewer gives you a one-stop location that provides you with in-depth status monitoring and customization ideal for those who wish to unlock the full potential of their build.


Illuminate your PC in a flood of color and effects with free RGB FUSION 2.0 software, allowing you to add a sense of personalization to your build.


Update the BIOS of your system without installing the CPU, memory, and graphics card with Q-Flash. Simply install the latest file to a USB drive, plug it into the designated USB port, and press the Q-Flash button and it will automatically update.

Solid Pin

Solid Pin design gives power connectors larger contact area for stable electrical signals, providing a longer lifespan and heat reduction.
UPC: 889523030004

Gigabyte Z690I AORUS Ultra Specs

ChipsetIntel Z690
CPU SocketLGA 1700
Back Panel I/O
USB1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C
3 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
2 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
Display1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
Audio2 x 3.5 mm
Ethernet / Controller1 x Intel 2.5Gigabit
Wi-Fi Antenna2 x Connector
ButtonsBIOS Flashback
Memory Slots2 x 288-Pin
Memory SupportDDR4 2133, 2400, 2666, 2800, 2933, 3000, 3200, 3300, 3333, 3400, 3466, 3600, 3666, 3733, 3800, 3866, 4000, 4133, 4266, 4300, 4400, 4500, 4600, 4700, 4800, 4933, 5000, 5133, 5333 MHz
Maximum Capacity64 GB
Channel ArchitectureDual Channel
ECC SupportNon-ECC, ECC (Non-ECC Mode) Unbuffered
Storage Expansion
M.21 x 2260, 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4, PCIe 4.0 x2)
1 x 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4, PCIe 4.0 x2)
Optane Memory SupportYes
RAID SupportRAID 0, 1
Internal I/O
Expansion Slots1 x PCIe 5.0 x16
USB1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Header (Supports 1 USB Type-C Port)
1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Header (Supports 2 USB Type-A Port)
1 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 2 USB Type-A Port)
Multi-GPU SupportNone
Air Cooling1 x 4-Pin CPU
2 x 4-Pin System
Liquid Cooling1 x 4-Pin Pump
Power Connectors1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
1 x 8-Pin ATX
LED Header2 x RGB
Audio1 x Speaker
DiagnosticsClear CMOS, Reset
ROM256 Mb
Front Panel I/O
I/O Connection HeadersAAFP, USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2
Audio CodecRealtek ALC4080 (2-Channel)
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 10 (64-Bit)
Form FactorMini-ITX
Dimensions6.7 x 6.7" / 17 x 17 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.07 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.4 x 9.1 x 3.8"

Gigabyte Z690I AORUS Ultra Reviews

Great motherboard even for a first time builder

By Efrain
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-16

I finally pulled the trigger and made my own computer. I was worried after reading the reviews both here and on other sites. I had no deal breaking issues and would definitely recommend to anyone that is building a small form factor alder lake system and doesn't want to get stuck with the high ddr5 prices. Some of the issues that I ran into are: it took me a good 15 mins to find the HD audio cable (inside the wifi module cover), my case and cpu cooler (NZXT H1) didn't leave any clearance tall SSD heatsink (just didn't install it) and the motherboard flexes slightly if you tighten the chasis screws too much because the backplate is thicker than the standoffs (actually kinda sus). Like I mentioned before they are issues that exist, but not dealbreakers for me. This is a great motherboard with great build quality that is future proof for the coming years, really until DDR5 can really be put to the test or I want to upgrade to an ATX motherboard

Gets the job done but could be better

By Ruben
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-14

Extremely tight fit for a Kraken AIO to the point you can't put the NVME heatsink as things wouldn't fit. Also make sure you upgrade the bios before trying to use the DDR4 XMP profile. Otherwise, it won't post, and you'll have to reset the bios.

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I thought this had DDR4 but you have it as DDR5.. ...

I thought this had DDR4 but you have it as DDR5.. is that a mistake or does it really come with DDR5 support?
Asked by: Ruben
I ordered thinking this is DDR5 version and preordered DDR5 ram too, but I got the DDR4 delivered today, looks like product description mistakes. Clearlyu the URL and Images are for DDR4 version while description is for DDR5
Answered by: Alexei
Date published: 2021-11-08
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