Gigabyte has decided to issue a recall for its Z690I Aorus Ultra mini-ITX motherboard because it doesn’t work with a number of PCIe Gen 4.0 graphics cards.

As AnandTech reports, Gigabyte received multiple reports from customers that the motherboard was crashing when some graphics cards were inserted. The problem presented itself as a Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA) PCIe error, and Gigabyte has since concluded the PCIe 4.0 slot isn’t working properly.

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Z690 AORUS ELITE STEALTH moves all sockets like ATX power, CPU power, fans, USB, audio, front panel, etc. to the back of the motherboard, designed to simplify cable management and installation. RTX 3070 GAMING OC STEALTH combines an underside PCIE power socket design with the best-of-class gaming performance. With this exclusive motherboard and graphics card design, users can line their cables up to achieve a stylish, and sleek build with a clean look that compliments both tower coolers and AIO liquid coolers. To tie it all together, the AORUS C300G STEALTH case features custom cutouts, providing seamless integration with both the motherboard and graphics card, enabling easy cable routing for clean aesthetics and ease of assembly.

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GIGABYTE’s AMD X670 Motherboards Coming to COMPUTEX

Gigabyte have confirmed in their latest press release that their presence at Computex 2022 will focus on “Power of Computing”. Among many products that will be shown, the company will be introducing its new AMD X670 motherboards.

The X670 is the next-gen chipset for AM5-based motherboards. The new series will host Ryzen 7000 processors based on Zen4/Raphael architecture. AMD has already confirmed it will be a LGA1718 socket and that X670 series will support DDR5 memory and PCIe Gen5 devices.

In the PR, Gigabyte lists all motherboards that will be shown, including X670 AORUS Xtreme, X670 AORUS Master, X670 AORUS Pro AX and X670 AERO D series…

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Gigabyte uses the Aorus naming convention to serve as the company’s gaming-orientated line of Intel and AMD motherboards. These AORUS Z690 branded motherboards come in multiple models comprising of the Pro, Ultra, Elite, Tachyon, Master, and Xtreme, some of which overlap in features and suggested price points. The Z690 AORUS Tachyon is made for overclocking, and specific features of the motherboard designed with an open-bench setup in mind. Using fifteen 105 A power stages, physical voltage points, OC buttons, dip-switches, and PS/2 connectivity for legacy peripherals, it is ready for those liquid nitrogen record-breaking benchmark scores. 

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The X570 Aorus Master is still a very respectable motherboard, with just the right features-to-cost ratio. When you consider the vast available pool of DDR4 RAM and Ryzen CPUs that are now heavily discounted, it’s still a sensible choice. Keep in mind that later this year there will be new chipset upgrades for AMD’s Ryzen and X570 will be surpassed.  

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We will be covering the Gigabyte B660 Gaming X AX DDR4 motherboard in this review. When you upgrade to the latest and greatest you are looking for something to utilize that new tech without breaking the bank. And it usually seems that when you search cheap sometimes those results can be hilarious or disappointing. But sometimes you can find that item that fits what you need and has great quality. Maybe today we will be showcasing one of those motherboards you can pick up for a very affordable price that has plenty of specs to get your rolling while not sacrificing any performance.

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Our Z690i Aorus Ultra has the originality of offering an ultra-compact format through the Mini-ITX form factor. Space is therefore limited to integrate the maximum potential of Intel’s Alder Lake platform. Its membership in the Aorus family ensures that it has equipment that meets certain constraints related to PC gaming.

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GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS ULTRA – Hardwareluxx

The Z690 AORUS Ultra comes with numerous USB and storage interfaces. There is also a PCIe 5.0 x16 slot for a dedicated graphics card and two mechanical PCIe 3.0 x16 slots. There is also Wi-Fi 6, 2.5 GBit/s LAN and some onboard comfort. Realtek’s 4080 codec takes care of the sound and Gigabyte has also left a lot of headers for the cooling. All in all, the Gigabyte Z690 AORUS Ultra sounds like a pretty well-rounded package.

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Much like the Asus Hero lineup of motherboards, the Gigabyte Master aims to please the enthusiast crowd without breaking the bank. Sure, the company’s Xtreme variants pack more features, but they’re often overkill. Do note that most MSRPs have increased since the previous generation, but the Master still comes in at a reasonable $469 (especially considering the feature set, as you’ll find out below).  

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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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