ROG Strix X299-E Gaming is loaded with powerful tuning, overclocking, cooling and personalization innovations to make your next build as agile as your ambitions. We've channeled ROG engineering ingenuity into Strix X299-E Gaming to create a standout ATX motherboard that's tricked out with superior SupremeFX audio for deeper in-game immersion, Aura Sync lighting with an all-new addressable-RGB-strip header to unleash infinite illumination possibilities, and special mounts that make it easy to create your own 3D-printed upgrades.
Infused with the essential gaming spirit that is ROG, Strix X299-E Gaming is hungry for high-performance Intel® Core™ X Series processors – and ready to satisfy your desire for X299.
This new X299 High End Desktop Chipset does more than previous Intel® performance chipsets so you can build a better Workstation or the ultimate Gaming Rig. Supporting new X-Series Intel® Processors on Socket LGA 2066, this Motherboard has the best features of the X299 Chipset.
Originally called 3D Xpoint™, Intel® Optane™ will boost your Storage beyond traditional bandwidth limitations into a whole new category of data transfer performance!
The ROG Strix X299 Platform is the first enthusiast platform that supports Intel's latest Optane™ memory technology. Optane™ Memory fuels storage performance by acting as the fastest cache drive giving users a significant boost compared to traditional non-cached mechanical drives.
Outshine The Competition with Asus Aura Sync
ASUS Aura Sync takes RGB lighting beyond the checkbox, combining and controlling the LEDs across all of your Aura-enabled products from a single application to achieve perfect, synchronized harmony. From motherboards and RGB strips to graphics cards and beyond, Aura Sync enables a veritable symphony of light for ultimate personalization.
* Visit the ASUS Aura microsite to learn more about Aura Sync
* The Aura RGB-strip header supports standard 5050 RGB LED strips with a maximum power rating of 3A (12V). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 2m.
* One extension cable is included. RGB LED strips are sold separately.
Aura Addressable Header
RGB Lighting Perfected - Strix X299-E Gaming motherboard now includes a dedicated addressable RGB header* that connects to compatible lighting strips, fans, coolers, and compatible PC cases, creating a new world of illumination possibilities. Our Aura software contains an array of effects for addressable gear, and the Aura SDK takes things to the next level – allowing developers to control each LED individually, unleashing infinite lighting possibilities! Strix X299-E Gaming motherboard includes a convenient 80cm extension cable, making it easy to fit an addressable RGB strip wherever you want, and we've worked with strip, fan, and chassis vendors to ensure an ever-growing choice of compatible addressable gear.
* Addressable RGB header supports strips with a maximum power rating of 3A (5V). For maximum brightness, strips should contain no more than 120 LEDs.
** One extension cable is included. RGB strips and Aura-compatible devices sold separately.
Infinite Lighting Possibilities - ASUS Aura SDK allows developers to take full advantage of the vast eco-system of Aura Sync-capable PC gear. From in-system illumination to peripherals and beyond, the SDK provides an evolving toolkit of options to enhance games and software with RGB lighting. Game effects, alerts, and audio can all be portrayed via Aura-compatible hardware, creating subtle or dazzling visual cues to augment the action. There's also scope to map system parameters such as temperatures to lighting, giving enthusiasts new ways to monitor vital information.
* Learn more about Aura SDK
Perfected Cooling for Unleashing Performance - Strix X299-E Gaming motherboards are equipped with an M.2 heatsink integrated into the PCH heatsink. With a huge cooling surface, the M.2 heatsink perfectly chills an inserted M.2 SSD – for consistent performance and reliability. Featuring a stylish angular design, the M.2 heatsink adds a beautiful touch to the build, while the T-sensor detects temperatures in the vital M.2 area for instant monitoring.
M.2 Fan Holder
The ASUS 3D-printed M.2 fan holder keeps temperatures low for improved performance and longevity.
Exclusive 3D Mount For Easy Installation
Dedicated 3D Mounts on the motherboard makes fitting 3D-printed parts easy. Using the same screws as M.2 drives and standard motherboard mounting holes, you can easily add an M.2 fan holder. Products with the 3D Printing Friendly logo feature the specialized 3D Mount and are also bundled with an extra 3D mount kit.
Third-generation ASUS T-Topology
DDR4 Overclocking Strength in Numbers - With support for DDR4 memory, Strix X299-E Gaming lets you drive memory frequencies to 4133MHz – and even beyond when overclocked! ASUS-exclusive T-Topology circuit design plus OC Socket provides superb memory-overclocking capability to unleash the full power of DDR4 by minimizing coupling noise and signal reflection. With innovative equidistant memory channels, T-Topology delivers balanced control and powerful overclocking compatibility.
ASUS PRO CLOCK II Technology
A dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator designed for Intel Core X series processors allows overclocked base-clock frequencies up to or beyond 400MHz*. This custom solution works in tandem with the ASUS TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control, providing an exciting new way to boost performance to extreme heights.
Get Performance, Efficiency, Digital Power,Fan Control and even Networking and Audio Tuning Tailored for You - And the Way You Play.
You don't need to be an expert to max out gaming performance on your Strix X299-E Gaming build – because 5-Way Optimization sorts all the complex settings with a click, for instant, highly controllable performance boosts! Our exclusive technology dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system based on real-time use, so you get superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, cool and quiet fans, and even networking and audio settings that are tailored for the apps that you are using. In short, 5-Way Optimization ensures that your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, productivity or just about anything else!
Cooler By Design
Play quieter and cooler with advanced fan and water-pump controls for the ultimate in undisturbed gaming. With onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection, Fan Xpert 4 makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of high cooling performance and low noise -- so you enjoy all the performance you demand with none of the racket!
Speed Your Game Loads - RAMCache II is uniquely intelligent technology that effectively caches an entire storage device – so favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds. It turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times -- and of course it's compatible with the latest NVM Express® storage options!
Award-winning BIOS Design
The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, EZ and Advanced modes help you find your way. In EZ mode you can get set up very quickly, applying date and time, fan profiles and the Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP). Switch to Advanced mode to set up favorites and shortcuts, to record and review recent changes using the Last Modified feature, or to make notes using Quick Notes.
Shielded Audio, Superior Sound - Immerse yourself in sound with ROG Strix's SupremeFX audio technology. Utilizing the S1220A codec, ROG Strix's SupremeFX audio solution is engineered to provide a flat frequency response and offer a neutral, detailed sound signature. The addition of two op-amps on the front panel headphone output ensures adequate voltage and current to drive headphones to their full potential. And our Sonic Studio software grants you full control over every aspect of audio, including noise reduction algorithms for communications, plus EQ adjustments to get the most from your headset or speakers.
Sonic Studio III
Sonic Studio now supports HRTF-based (head related transfer function) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The Sonic Studio GUI also offers a range of EQ options, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.
Sonic Radar III
The new Sonic Radar III has an evolved audio engine to process sounds more accurately than ever, ensuring you're always aware of what's going on around you – and we've even added an on-screen arrow to help you pinpoint the enemy's position instantly! See the origin of key in-game sounds and hone your enemy-pinpointing skills. Plus the new Audio Boost feature provides filters that let you hear even the faintest sounds, so you can become the hunter, not the hunted!
Intel® Gigabit Ethernet
More throughput and less processing equals faster online play - Strix X299-E Gaming features the very latest Intel® Ethernet Controller I219-V for faster, smoother gaming. Intel's LAN has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, so there's more power for your game and your gameplay.
Upgrade your RAID - Unlock the Strix X299-E Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC) feature with the addition of an ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 Card; then to attach up to four PCIe® 3.0 x16 M.2 drives – for total bandwidth of up to 128GB/s! With VROC, your RAID arrays are easily configured to be bootable, and traditional DMI bottlenecks are eliminated so your storage is not held back by other traffic – perfect for busy scratch drives and content libraries!
2x2 Wi-Fi with MU MIMO
Onboard Wi-Fi with transfer speeds up to 867 Mbps.
Next-level 802.11ac Wi-Fi with 2x2 dual-band 2.4/5GHz antennas offer up to 867Mbps* transfer speeds – and the very latest Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology ensures that every connected user** experiences the best wireless and online speeds!
* Actual speed varies, and Wi-Fi hotspot feature operates at 802.11a/b/g/n. Windows 10 does not currently support Wi-Fi hotspot functionality.
** Requires MU-MIMO-ready client.
Team up to banish lag - GameFirst IV optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming – and now we've added Multi-Gate Teaming to team all your networks for maximum bandwidth and the smoothest-ever gameplay. You'll also enjoy all-new Intelligent mode, which automatically compiles a database by parsing new app data to ensure that every game is optimized for the best performance.
Intel Optane Ready
Intel® Optane™ is a revolutionary non-volatile memory technology supported by Strix X299-E Gaming. Intel Optane memory modules accelerate attached storage to reduce boot and load times, so everything feels faster and more responsive.
ProCool Power Connector
ASUS ProCool is the power connector reinvented! Compared with traditional power connectors, ProCool connectors ensure an exceptionally close and secure connection with the ROG Strix X299-E Gaming motherboard. This design is stronger, and also benefits power efficiency: the flush connection enables lower impedance and better heat dissipation, allowing cooler operating temperature.
LANGuard means safer, more reliable connections for your battles! Advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounting processes join forces to protect your connection and to deliver pumped-up throughput to your Strix X299-E Gaming. In addition, electrostatically guarded and surge-protected components (ESD Guards) provide 1.9X-greater tolerance to static electricity and 2.5X-greater protection (up to 15KV) against surges!
The clever unobtrusive overlay that keeps you in the game, so you can browse, email, IM, stream or record while you play, and all dressed up in color-matched ROG skins to show you're part of an elite pack – quickly to be available downloaded from Overwolf's app store!
ROG Clone Drive
All-new ROG Clone Drive is the smart, convenient cloning solution that quickly and efficiently replicates hard drives or SSDs. Clone Drive is so smart that it can clone one drive to two target drives at the same time, or image any file from your disk at breakneck speeds.
Make It Your Own
ASUS is the first motherboard manufacturer to support 3D printing, making it easy to customize your motherboard's appearance and improve system performance with a range of printable parts.
Intel Core X Series processors for LGA 2066 (R4) socket
Intel Core X Series processors (6 core above): 4-channel (8-DIMM), 44/28 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. Intel Core X Series processors (4 core): 2-channel (4-DIMM), 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes.
Intel® X299 chipset
The Intel X299 chipset supports LGA 2066-socket Intel Core X Series processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, X299 provides a maximum 10 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 8 SATA 6Gbps ports and 32Gbps M.2 support for faster data retrieval.
|CPU Support||Supports Intel® Core™ X-Series CPUs for Socket 2066|
|Memory||Intel® Core™ X-series Processors (6-core above):
8 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4133(O.C.)/ 4000(O.C.)/ 3866(O.C.)/ 3733(O.C.)/ 3600(O.C.)/ 3466(O.C.)/ 3400(O.C.)/ 3333(O.C.)/ 3300(O.C.)/ 3200(O.C.)/ 2800(O.C.)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Intel® Core™ X-series Processors (4-core):
4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 4133(O.C.)/ 4000(O.C.)/ 3866(O.C.)/ 3733(O.C.)/ 3600(O.C.)/ 3466(O.C.)/ 3400(O.C.)/ 3333(O.C.)/ 3300(O.C.)/ 3200(O.C.)/ 2800(O.C.)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
|Integrated Graphics||Intel® Integrated Graphics not Supported by X299 Chipset|
|Multi-GPU Support||Support for NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™, 3-Way, 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™
Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™, 3-Way, 2-Way AMD CrossFireX™
|Expansion Slots||44-Lane CPU- Intel® Core™ X-Series Processors Family:
3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x16/x16, x16/x16/x8)
2 x PCIe 3.0 x4 (max at x4 mode)
28-Lane CPU- Intel® Core™ X-Series Processors Family:
3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x16/x8, x16/x8/x1)
2 x PCIe 3.0 x4 (max at x4 mode)
16-Lane CPU- Intel® Core™ X-Series Processors Family:
3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x8/x8, x8/x8/x1)
2 x PCIe 3.0 x4 (max at x4 mode)
|Storage||Intel® Core™ X-Series Processors Family:
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
8 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
|USB Support||ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller:
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s)
ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller:
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (2 at back panel, Type-A + USB Type-C™)
Intel® X299 Chipset:
8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)
Intel® X299 Chipset:
4 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, 2 at mid-board)
ROG GameFirst IV
|Wireless Data Network||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Audio||SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A
- Dual Headphone Amplifiers
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
- High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR stereo playback input
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A + USB Type-C™
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue)
2 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio jack(s)
1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.0/3.0+HS)
|Internal I/O Connectors||1 x Aura Addressable Strip Header(s)
1 x AAFP connector
2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s)
1 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
8 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x M.2_FAN connector
1 x VROC_HW_Key
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x AIO_PUMP connector
1 x W_PUMP+ connector
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel connector(s)
1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
1 x CPU_OV jumper
|I/O Controller||iTE® I/O Controller Chip|
|ROG Exclusive Features||ROG RAMCache II
- Aura Lighting Control
- Aura RGB Strip Headers
OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock Technology
|BIOS||128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information|
|Manageability||WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE|
|Operating System||Windows® 10 64-bit|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor: 30.5 x 24.4 cm (12" x 9.6")|