Incredible TUF Mark 2 Motherboard
With it's Thermal Armor, Fortifier and Safe Slot technologies, the ASUS X299 TUF Mark 2 is a strong and TUF foundation for your next Gaming Rig. ASUS's X299 Series TUF Mark 2 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:
TUF X299 Mark 2 is the durable ATX motherboard made for enthusiasts, modders and gamers who demand reliable performance day in, day out.
It's engineered with Industry-leading cooling controls and temperature monitoring, enabling you 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 Mark 2 will stand up to whatever you throw at it.
In fact, MSI is so confident of the reliability and durability of their products that each and every TUF motherboard is backed by a 5 Year Manufacturer Limited Warranty!
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.
Imstant 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.
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.
2X-STRONGER ESD PROTECTION
ESD Guards 2 protects TUF X299 Mark 2 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!
Unleash the TUF X299 Mark 2 with optional Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC) technology with the addition of an ASUS Hyper M2 X16 Card. This optional Card allows you to attach up to four PCIe 3.0 x16 M2 drives; for a total bandwidth of up to 128Gbps! With VROC hardware, 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, nore traditional data traffic.
ASUS Hyper M2 X16 Card available separately for purchase.
USB 3.1 Gen 2 Front Panel Connector
With reversible USB 3.1 Gen 2 TypeC 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 up to 10Gbps.
Onboard M.2 Speeds up to 32Gbps!
With M.2 Slots with x4 PCI Express 3.0 bandwidth, M2 slots support up to 32 Gbps data-transfer speeds. It's the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, providing fast access to data.
More Throughput, Less CPU Usage And Great Gaming Experiences
Don't let slow networking disrupt your workflow! With Intel Gigabit Ethernet connectors, TUF X299 Mark 2 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 Priorization
Turbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology allows you to configure application priority via an intuitive interface, and reduces network lag; by up to 45%!
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
TUF X299 Mark 2 utilizes a unique audio codec designed in close collaboration with Realtek; the Realtek S1220A. It also features an unprecedented 120dB signal-to-noise ratio for the stereo line-out and a 113dB SNR for the line-in, providing pristine audio quality. Additionally, a new impedance-sensing circuit 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.
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 DDR4 2666 / 2400 / 2133MHz, 128GB Max (8x 16GB)
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:
6x SATA 6Gb/s ports w/ Raid 0, 1, 5 & 10 support
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology and Intel Rapid Start Technology
1x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242 / 2260 / 2280 slot (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
|USB Support||ASMedia® USB Chipset:
2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A ports
Intel® X299 Chipset:
|LAN||1x Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN port
ASUS Turbo LAN Utility
|Audio||Realtek® S1220A Codec:
7.1 Channel HD Audio Output
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||TUF Features:
TUF ENGINE! Power Design:
TUF Thermal Armor
Thermal Radar 3
Safe & Stable! Guardian Angel:
Aura Lighting Control
Aura Lighting Effects Synchronization with compatible ASUS ROG devices
ASUS Exclusive Features:
ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device & HDDs)
ASUS EZ DIY:
OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock Technology
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1x LAN (RJ45) port
2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports
4x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
4x USB 2.0 ports (one port can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback)
1x Optical S/PDIF out
5x 3.5mm Audio jacks
|Internal I/O Connectors||2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectors support 4x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
1x USB 2.0 connector support 2x USB 2.0 ports
1x M.2 Socket 3 w/ M key, type 2242/2260/2280 (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1x M.2 Socket 3 w/ M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1x AAFP connector
1x COM port connector
1x M.2_FAN connector
1x CPU Fan connector
1x CPU OPT Fan connector
2x Chassis Fan connectors
1x AIO_PUMP connector
1 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
1x Thermal sensor connector
1x Clear CMOS jumper
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|