GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS TACHYON – Overclocking

We are coming to the end of this test, and it will not have been all rosy between the chaotic beginnings and the 7 memory kits tested on it. But ultimately, this Aorus Z690 Tachyon turns out to be a good vintage that gets better with time. We’ve got a motherboard that’s just as good for daily use as it is for competitive overclocking . And, unlike its competitors, it offers an HDMI socket. It will therefore be possible to test the overclocking of Intel IGP under DDR5 with a motherboard cut to reach high frequencies. However, we are aware of the price. But for less than €600, you’ll have the opportunity to fully enjoy Alderlake.

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GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS TACHYON – Tom’s Hardware

The Tachyon has all you’d expect in a Z690 motherboard. There are a total of four M.2 sockets (but none are PCIe 5.0), premium audio, plenty of USB ports (including USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 ports), overbuilt power delivery, along with built-in overclocking buttons and switches to help speed enthusiasts get the most out of their platform. Compared to the Z590 version, the new model sports similar styling and layout. There’s one less PCIe slot, one more M.2 socket, and much-improved VRMs to help support extreme overclocking of Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake processors.

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GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS TACHYON – TweakTown

While the Tachyon isn’t necessarily considered a gamers board, this platform is built ground up for you for those who enjoy the tweaking aspect of overclocking. Adding to this solid enough connectivity with USB 3.2 and enough ports between the rear I/O and internal chassis expansion to handle all your peripheral needs.

We should mention its ability to expand into Thunderbolt 4 territory with a likely upcoming AIC and a solid network stack between the Intel 2.5Gbe and WiFi6e to make this a board certainly worth looking at.

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