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Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX vs Asus PRIME Z790-A WIFI

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Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX

Asus PRIME Z790-A WIFI

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Brand
Gigabyte
Brand
Asus
Model
Z790 AORUS ELITE AX
Model
PRIME Z790-A WIFI
Release Date
📅 October 2022
Release Date
📅 October 2022
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
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Supported PC parts
Supported PC parts
Series
-
Series
Prime
Socket
LGA1700
Socket
LGA1700
Form factor
ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
Intel Z790
Chipset
Intel Z790
Supported Memory
DDR5
4000Mhz 4800Mhz 5200Mhz 5400Mhz 5600Mhz 5800Mhz 6000Mhz 6200Mhz 6400Mhz 6600Mhz 6800Mhz 7000Mhz 7200Mhz 7400Mhz 7600Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR5
4800Mhz 5000Mhz 5200Mhz 5400Mhz 5600Mhz 5800Mhz 6000Mhz 6200Mhz 6400Mhz 6600Mhz 6800Mhz 7200Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
ECC RAM Support
Audio Chipset
Realtek Audio CODEC
High Definition Audio
Audio Chipset
Realtek S1220A 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC*
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Internal audio Amplifier to enhance the highest quality sound for headphone and speakers
- Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
- High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input (Line-in)
- Supports up to 32-Bit/192 kHz playback*

Audio Features
- Audio Shielding
- Power pre-regulator reduces power input noise to ensure consistent performance
- Premium audio capacitors
- Dedicated audio PCB layers
- Audio cover
- Unique de-pop circuit

* Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192 kHz is not supported for 7.1 Surround Sound audio.
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset
Realtek 2.5GbE LAN chip (2.5 Gbps/1 Gbps/100 Mbps)
LAN Chipset
1 x Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet
Max LAN Speed
2.5Gbps
Max LAN Speed
2.5Gbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
No
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
  • 1 x USB Type-C port with USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 support
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
  • 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
  • 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0 port
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x RJ-45 port
  • 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  • 2 x audio jacks
Back I/O Ports
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port (1 x USB Type-C)
  • 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (2 x Type-A
  • 1 x Type-C)
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 x Type-A)
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 1 x Wi-Fi Module
  • 1 x Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet port
  • 3 x Audio jacks
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wi-Fi Generation
6E
Wi-Fi Generation
6E
PCI-Express x16 Slots
3
PCI-Express x16 Slots
2
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
1
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
2
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
4
M.2 Ports
4
M.2 Devices support
  • 2280 / 22110 - M Key
  • 2280 / 22110 - M Key
  • 2280 / 22110 - M Key
  • 2280 / 22110 - M Key
M.2 Devices support
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110 - M Key
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 - M Key
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 - M Key
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 - M Key
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
128 GB
Maximum Supported RAM
128 GB
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 2.0
0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
0
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What are the differences between Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX and Asus PRIME Z790-A WIFI? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison and key differences summary

Reasons to pick the Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX:

  • 16% cheaper, you can save $50.00.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR5 7400MHz, 7600MHz
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 Onboard USB 2.0.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2.

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Reasons to pick the Asus PRIME Z790-A WIFI:

  • +1 Slots PCI-E x4.
  • +2 Slots PCI-E x1.

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