Incredible TUF Mark 1 Motherboard
With it's Thermal Armor, Fortifier and Safe Slot technologies, the ASUS X299 TUF Mark 1 is a strong and TUF foundation for your next Gaming Rig. ASUS's X299 Series TUF Mark 1 Motherboard is for enthusiasts; designed for the latest Intel® LGA 2066 Socket Processors - faster and more powerful than any other consumer Processor / Motherboard platform in the world!
The high end Intel® X299 Chipset does more, so you can build a better Megatasking PC or the ultimate Gaming Rig. Using a new Intel® X-Series Processor 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!
This ASUS 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.
Depending on your Intel® Socket LGA 2066 X-Series Processor, you have 16, 28 or even 44 PCIe Lanes. All three CPU versions can support up to 3 AMD or NVIDIA Video Cards in CrossFire or SLI Configurations for ultimate Gaming on 4K UHD Monitors and beyond. Here is how they configure on this Motherboard with 1, 2 or 3 video cards:
The X299 TUF Mark 1 is the durable ATX motherboard made for enthusiasts, modders and gamers who demand reliable performance day in, day out.
Engineered with Industry-leading cooling controls and temperature monitoring, The X299 TUF Mark 1 enables you to build a system that's efficiently cooled and supremely stable.
Some of the world's most respected independent testing laboratories have certified TUF components as fit for military use. Every board is subjected rigorous testing and validation procedures, including warp and drop tests; so you know that TUF X299 TUF Mark 1 will stand up to whatever you throw at it.
In fact, we're so confident of the reliability and durability of our products that each and every TUF motherboard is backed by a 5 Year Manufacturer Limited Warranty!
Thermal Armor and M.2 heatsink
Totally Cool, Across the Board
The X299 TUF Mark 1 has been carefully designed to boost airflow and heat dissipation to keep the temperature of vital components as cool as can be. TUF Thermal Armor puts a fan in the PCH area that directs airflow towards an ultra-efficient M.2 heatsink, slashing SSD temperatures by up to 25° C; and that means optimal storage performance and improved drive longevity.
The total cooling commander
ASUS TUF engineers have forged TUF ICe, a dedicated processor that monitors onboard temperature sensors and fan speeds for ultra-accurate cooling; whether you're adjusting settings manually or using the automatic one-click optimization via Thermal Radar 3 and TUF Detective 2.
Thermal Radar 3
Instant fan tuning, complete system cooling
Our Thermal Radar 3 software allows you to control connected chassis fans, water pumps, AIOs, and even the fans of ASUS graphics cards, providing ultimate cooling performance for gaming and productivity. Multiple onboard sensors also enable the temperatures of key components to be monitored in real time, so you can assess and optimize cooling efficiency.
You demand 24/7 reliability and ASUS delivered! TUF motherboards undergo the industry's most punishing tests to ensure they're ready for long-term duty in any environment. In our tests we overheat them, chill them, bend them, shock them and drop them; so you know that your TUF motherboard is certified for 24/7 reliability!
Improves rigidity and cooling behind the board
The TUF X299 Mark 1 delivers great strength and cooling via an exclusive TUF Fortifier — a reinforced backplate which adds structural rigidity across the board to ensure the motherboard doesn't buckle under the weight of heavy graphics cards and CPU coolers, minimizing the risk of damaged circuitry from bowing and bending. TUF Fortifier also includes a thermal pad that efficiently directs heat away from the VRM and other components — an innovation that reduces operating temperatures by up to 5° C!
TUF VGA Holder
The TUF X299 Mark 1's VGA holder eliminates ugly and potentially damaging graphics card sag, supporting the motherboard to prevent bowing and bending. TUF VGA holder is crafted from a single piece of strong sheet metal and is able to support up to 15 kg — so it provides serious support for even the heaviest graphic card!
Repels Dust to Extend Lifespan
TUF X299 Mark 1 has unique Dust Defenders to prevent dust and other airborne particles from entering the motherboard's PCI Express® expansion slots, helping your PC perform in an optimal and stable state for longer.
Protect your graphics card investment
SafeSlot* is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured in a single step using a new insert-molding process, SafeSlot integrates the slot with fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points.
TUF ESD Guards 2
2x Stronger ESD protection
ESD Guards 2 protects the TUF X299 Mark 1 from damaging electrostatic discharge. ESD Guards 2 is tested to levels that are 2X higher than industry standards. We also perform pin-level* testing at 30%-higher ESD levels than previous TUF standards. Our stringent tests mean greater component longevity for your TUF motherboard!
* Pin-level testing applies to USB & LAN connectors.
Certified for Tough Duty
Certified military-grade TUF chokes offer unbeatable durability in order to maximize the lifespan of your system.
+20% temperature tolerance and 5X-longer lifetime
Certified military-grade MOSFETs with lower RDS(on)*
* Lower RDS(on) results in better power efficiency and reduced heat generation
ASUS Pro Clock II Technology
Dedicated design for overclocking
A dedicated base-clock generator that extends CPU and memory overclocking margins. This custom solution works in tandem with the TPU to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control, providing the flexibility to extract every ounce of performance from Intel® Core™ X-series processors.
Make your memory go faster
ASUS T-Topology allows memory frequencies that are higher than ever — to 4133MHz and beyond. ASUS-exclusive T-Topology circuit design provides superb memory-overclocking capability to unleash the full power of DDR4 by minimizing coupling noise and signal reflection. Refined manufacturing ensures ultra-consistent quality, minimal crosstalk between custom trace paths, and time-aligned signaling for superior stability and compatibility.
TUF Detective 2
System management at your fingertips
The TUF Detective 2 app connects via Bluetooth and allows you to track information, detect and diagnose errors, or adjust vital system settings from your Bluetooth-enabled smart devices. The TUF X299 Mark 1 even comes with a Bluetooth dongle, so you're ready to connect right away!
USB 3.1 Gen 2 front-panel connector
With reversible USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ ports and backward-compatible USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A™ front-panel connector, you'll experience ultimate connection flexibility and blazing data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps.
Speed up with onboard M.2 up to 32Gbps!
With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gbps data-transfer speeds. It's the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, providing fast access to data.
Intel VROC support
Unleash the TUF X299 Mark 1 Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC) feature with the addition of an ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 Card, which allows you to attach up to four PCIe® 3.0 x16 M.2 drives; for a total bandwidth of up to 128Gbps! With VROC, you can utilize CPU PCIe lanes to configure a bootable RAID array, eliminating traditional DMI bottlenecks, so that storage transfers aren't held back by other traffic.
*ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 Card available separately for purchase.
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
Intel Optane™ is a revolutionary non-volatile memory technology supported by TUF X299 Mark 1. Intel Optane memory modules accelerate attached storage to reduce boot and load times, so everything feels faster and more responsive.
Dual Intel Gigabit LAN
More throughput, less CPU usage and great gaming experiences
Don't let slow networking disrupt your workflow! With dual Intel Gigabit Ethernet connectors, TUF X299 Mark 1 keeps your data moving swiftly and efficiently. With both LAN ports teamed* you'll benefit from increased bandwidth for more speed, automated load balancing for smoother data flows, and instant failover if something should go wrong — so access to your files is always fast, efficient and uninterrupted.
Network-optimization software for customizable packet prioritization
Turbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology allows you to configure application priority via an intuitive interface, and reduces network lag – by up to 1.45x!
Military-grade LAN protection
TUF LANGuard, a military-grade innovation that integrates advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput — protecting the motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity.
the TUF X299 Mark 1 utilizes a unique audio codec designed in close collaboration with Realtek: the Realtek S1220A Chipset. It also features an incredible 120dB signal-to-noise ratio for the stereo line-out and a 113dB SNR for the line-in, providing pristine audio quality. Additionally, new impedance sensing circuitry automatically adjusts gain to ensure the optimal volume range for your headphones.
A well-tuned enthusiast system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs, as well as the LED strips connected to the onboard 4-pin RGB headers* — all easily synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.
* The Aura RGB-strip header supports standard 5050 RGB LED strips with a maximum power rating of 2A (12V). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 2m.
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 up to 10x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 8x SATA 6Gbps ports and 32Gbps M.2 support for faster data retrieval.
Intel® Core™ X-series processors for LGA 2066 socket
Intel Core X-series processors with 6 or more Cores have Quad Channel (8-DIMM) RAM and 44x or 28x PCI Express 3.0 lanes. Intel Core X-series processors with 4 cores have Dual Channel (4-DIMM) RAM and 16x PCI Express 3.0 lanes.
|CPU Support||Supports Intel® Core™ X-Series CPUs for Socket 2066|
|Chipset||Intel® X299 Chipset|
|Memory||X299 Processors with 6 or more Cores:
8x DIMMs, Up to 128GB Maximum (8 x 16GB) DDR4 2666 / 2400 / 2133MHz
X299 Processors with 4 Cores:
|Integrated Graphics||Intel® Integrated Graphics not Supported by X299 Chipset|
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
|Expansion Slots||2x PCIe 3.0 x4 slots
3x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots:
CPUs w/ 44 PCIe Lanes: x16, x16/x16 & x16/x16/x8 Modes
|Storage||Intel® X299 Chipset:
8x SATA 6Gb/s ports w/ Raid 0, 1, 5 & 10 support
1x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242 / 2260 / 2280 devices (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
|USB Support||ASMedia® USB Chipset:
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A port
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C port
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port (at mid-board)
Intel® X299 Chipset:
|LAN||1x Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN port
1x Intel® I211 Gigabit LAN port
ASUS Turbo LAN Utility
|Audio||Realtek® S1220A Codec:
Impedance sensing front and rear headphone ports
Internal audio amplifier enhance the highest quality sounds
Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
|Audio Features||DTS Connect & DTS Headphone:X Codecs
Optical S/PDIF out port on back panelAudio Shielding ensures precision analog / digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
Dedicated Audio PCB Layers separate the left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signalsPremium Japanese Audio Capacitors provide warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
Unique de-pop circuit reduces start-up popping noise to audio outputsSeparate left and right audio layers ensure both channels deliver equal quality
|Special Features||OC Design: ASUS PRO Clock Technology
M.2 Onboard (The latest transfer technologies with up to 32Gb/s data transfer speeds)TUF Features:
TUF ENGINE! Power Design:
8 +2 Digital Phase Power Design
TUF Components (Choke, Capacitor & MOSFET; certified by military-standards)
Ultimate COOL! Thermal Solution:
"We Got Your Back!" Shape Force
TUF VGA Holder
TUF ESD Guards 2
ASUS EZ Flash 3
ASUS USB BIOS Flashback
ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
USB BIOS Flashback
AI Suite 3
Onboard Button: Power
ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring user friendly GUI
|Back Panel I/O Ports||2x LAN (RJ45) ports
2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A + USB Type-CTM
4x USB 3.1 Gen 1
4x USB 2.0 ports(one port can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback)
1x Optical S/PDIF out
5x 3.5mm Audio jacks
1x USB BIOS Flashback Button
1x TUF Detective USB port
|Internal I/O Connectors||2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectors support 4x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
1x USB 2.0 connector supports 2x USB 2.0 ports
1x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1x AAFP connector
1x Aura RGB Strip Header
1x TPM header
1x COM port connector
8x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1x CPU Fan connector
1x CPU OPT Fan connector
5x Chassis Fan connectors
1x Assistant Fan connector
1x H_AMP fan connector
1x W_PUMP+ connector
1x Thunderbolt header
1x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1x System panel (Q-Connector)
1x MemOK! button
3x Thermal sensor connectors
1x Power-on button
1x Clear CMOS jumper
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
1x CPU_OV jumper
|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|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor: 305 x 244mm|