The Z690I Aorus Ultra Plus is a relatively new offering, launching back in May 2022. It’s also available in both DDR4 and DDR5 versions, and I have the DDR5 version on hand for my review. It serves as a replacement for the Z690I Aorus Ultra which was recalled after reports of PCIe 4.0 compatibility issues. The Ultra Plus’ only PCIe 16x slot supports up to PCIe 5.0. In my testing with a PCIe 4.0 card, I didn’t experience any issues as I’d expect from an updated model. In addition, the Ultra Plus has been upgraded with Wi-Fi 6E support, too.

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GIGABYTE B660I AORUS PRO DDR4 – Tom’s Hardware

On the performance side, the B660I Aorus Pro DDR4 did well overall, but had some struggles in certain tests. It did well in our Procyon Office testing, but the Photo and Video Editing tests were on the slower side of average, along with the x264 part of Handbrake. Outside of that, performance was average among its DDR4-based peers, including gaming and memory bandwidth tests. Overall, you’d be hard-pressed to find a difference in most tests without looking at the benchmarks.

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We will be covering the Gigabyte Z690 AORUS ELITE AX DDR4 motherboard in this review. If you are familiar with Gigabyte’s naming scheme, then you might know that they offer several different branding styles. UltraDurable, AORUS, Gigabyte and AERO to name them. Some are geared towards a different user type. Like the AORUS, the one we have in front of us today. It will have more RGB and be more of a style a gamer would want. The Z690 is the chipset that offers the most when it comes to features.

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In today’s review, we will be looking at the Gigabyte Z690 AORUS Xtreme WaterForce. By combining the flagship Xtreme motherboard with Gigabyte’s WaterForce line, we get a limited edition product of only 200 ever produced! 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.

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The B660 Master comes with almost everything you’d expect from a B660 board. There are three M.2 sockets, capable 16-phase 60A power delivery, a last-gen flagship audio codec, along with integrated Intel Wi-Fi 6 and 2.5 GbE. Gigabyte uses a black and gray heatsink combination here, which some may not find particularly appealing. That said, this is still a good-looking board and the heatsinks and shrouds covering most of the board, delivering a premium look.

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As far as hardware goes on the B660 Master, it’s not far off its Z690 brethren with three PCIe express slots, the top x16 operating at Gen4 and the other two operating at x4 and x1 Gen3, respectively. Storage includes one m.2 slot coming off the CPU, this lives above the top PCIe slot. We also have two more m.2 slots to the left of the chipset heat sink, one operating at Gen4 and one at Gen3. SATA connectivity includes four ports at 6Gbps.

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TechPowerUp Goes Hands-On w/GIGABTE’s X670 Motherboards

Gigabyte will have a full lineup of boards coming later this year when AMD launches its AM5 platform, although based on the information we were given, the majority of its boards will be based on the B650 chipset. We should point out that there will be high-end B650 motherboards that will be priced similar to lower-end X670 models, which means that buying AM5 motherboards will be highly dependent on what features you favour. Unfortunately no B650 motherboards were on display and we won’t be sharing any details of these models at this time. As for the X670E versus X670 chipsets, as there are of course two per board, it seems like the difference comes down to PCIe 5.0 or PCIe 4.0 for the x16 PCIe slot as the major differentiator between Gigabyte’s different SKUs.

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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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