Gigabyte/AORUS Z690 motherboards for Alder Lake-S CPUs listed by EEC

Published: 22nd Sep 2021, 11:07 GMT   Comments

Gigabyte planning plethora of DDR5 and DDR4 motherboards

A fresh leak from the Eurasian Economic Commission regulatory office confirms Gigabyte is actually planning more DDR5-based motherboards than DDR4.

The transition to DDR5 memory may not be as problematic as previously thought. While it is true that OEMs will be focusing on DDR5 memory when it comes to their flagship models, many designs will be offered with DDR4 support as well. Those who are not yet ready to jump onto the DDR5 memory hype-wagon will certainly find a motherboard that supports the existing standard.

Gigabyte will be rolling out its AORUS XTREME series, including a version with a monoblock, exclusively with DDR5 memory. Models such as Master or Tachyon (for extreme overclocking) will also be DDR5 exclusive. However, AORUS Elite, Pro, and Ultra will all be available with a DDR4 interface. There is also a new model called Aorus Elite Stealth, which may borrow the stealthy, full-black design from the MSI Unifi-X series.

The content-creator-oriented AERO series are also coming, Aero G and D models are planned according to the EEC filing. There are not many ‘Gaming’ boards on the list, as Gigabyte actively shifts its entire portfolio towards the AORUS series.

Gigabyte Z690 motherboards, Source: EEC

What is apparent at this point is that there is no sign of H670, B660, and H610 motherboards yet. Those were previously expected to launch in early 2022 and their lack in EEC filings appears to confirm just that. Some Gigabyte Z690 boards have even been listed by Australian retailers, suggesting that the launch is approaching quickly.

Gigabyte Z690 Motherboards (EEC Filing)
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DDR5
Z690 AORUS XTREME WB
Z690 AORUS XTREME
Z690 AORUS MASTER
Z690 AORUS TACHYON
Z690 AORUS ELITE
Z690 AORUS ELITE STEALTH
Z690 AORUS PRO
Z690 AORUS ULTRA
Z690 AORUS ELITE AX
Z690I AORUS ULTRA
Z690 AERO G
Z690 AERO D
Z690 GAMING XZ690 UD
Z690M DS3H
Z690 UD AX
Z690 UD AC
DDR4
Z690 AORUS ELITE DDR4
Z690M A ELITE DDR4
Z690 AORUS PRO DDR4
Z690 A ELITE AX DDR4
Z690M A ELITE AX DDR4
Z690I A ULTRA DDR4
Z690 AERO G DDR4Z690 GAMING X DDR4Z690 UD DDR4
Z690 UD AX DDR4

Source: EEC #1, #2 via @momomo_us




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