X299 Series Gaming 3 Motherboard For Intel® LGA 2066 Processors
AORUS X299 Gaming 3 Motherboards Exceed Expectations
The AORUS X299 are enthusiast motherboards that use the new Intel Socket LGA 2066 Processors and are faster and more powerful than any motherboard the world has ever seen!
With aggressively redesigned armor and thermal heatsinks its willturn heads and catch eyes. Performance is no stranger to Gigabyte, with exotic cooling and an ability to tune to peak performance AORUS motherboards exceed expectations.
Intel® X299 HEDT Chipset Goes Further than Ever!
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.
Enhanced Performance: Fueled By OPTANE™ Memory
Originally called 3D Xpoint™, Intel® Optane™ will boost your Storage beyond traditional bandwidth limitations into a whole new category of data transfer performance!
The AORUS 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.
- Supports Intel® Core™ X-series Processor Family for Socket LGA 2066
- Quad Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 8 DIMMs, DDR4333+(OC)
- Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
- ASMedia 3142 USB 3.1 Gen 2 with USB Type-C™ and Type-A
- 3-Way Graphics Support with Dual Armor and Ultra Durable™ Design
- Server-Class Digital Power Design
- ALC1220 120dB SNR HD Audio w/ Smart Headphone AMP & WIMA capacitor
- RGB FUSION with Multi-Zone Digital LED Light Show design
- Smart Fan 5: Multiple Temp Sensors & Hybrid Fan Headers w/ FAN STOP
- Dual Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 interface
- NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 U.2 support by optional adaptor
- Intel® GbE LAN Gaming Network w/ cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator App
- Anti-Sulfur Resistor Design
- Ultra Durable™ 25KV ESD and 15KV Surge LAN Protection
- Lightning-Fast Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 AIC Support
- GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™
- APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities
RGB FUSION: Set the Color that Matches Your Style
AORUS' X299 series motherboards boast the most advanced LED system in the market today. With more customizability than ever and an intuitive UI, you’ll have a blast making your AORUS your own. LED enthusiasts now have even more options with the ability to customize multiple zones. For a more functional use, the bright and vibrant LEDs can be configured to display the PC’s temperature or load. For even more LED goodness RGBW strips are now supported for more true and vibrant whites.
RGB Fusion with Digital LEDs
With AORUS X299 Motherboards, RGB Fusion is even better with Digital LEDs.* RGB Fusion offers users the option to control onboard and external LED light strips for their PC. Already feature filled with colors and patterns, RGB Fusion on X299 Series AORUS Motherboards are now upgraded with Digital LED support. With onboard options and external digital LED strips*, where each LED is digitally addressable, users can experience even more patterns, styles, and illuminations.
AORUS Gaming Motherboards will support either 5v or 12v digital LED strips. RGB Fusion with Digital LEDs comes with 9 new patterns and various speed settings with more to come.
*Digital LEDs are available only on select Motherboards, external LED Strips, Digital LED Strips are not included with Motherboard purchase.
Now offering more LED customizations than ever, users can truly adapt their PC to represent their lifestyle. With full RGB support and a redesigned RGB Fusion application, the user has complete control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard.
RGB Fusion (Advanced mode)
With the all new RGB Fusion software, users have access to different preset LED lighting configurations with choice of colors. You can even set the LEDs to synchronize with your favorite music or have them change colors to indicate the CPU temperature. For true lighting experts there is an Advanced Mode, which can be fully customized by individual area with its own effects and color transitions, along with specific duration and transition times.
GIGABYTE RGB Fusion APP
Don't just make your PC shine, make it a work of art that friends will envy. With the GIGABYTE RGB Fusion mobile app users can watch as they control the lighting within their gaming PC. This gives users ease of access as they try and adjust colors and speeds for different modes, all this can be achieved away from the keyboard and monitor of their PC.
Also Supports RGBW & UV Light Strips
Independently Programmable Onboard Pin Header for RGBW/-UV LED Strips
Not bright enough? You can install standard 12V external RGB, RGBW or RGB/UV light strips on the RGBW pin header and control its color from the RGB Fusion software. Using a RGBW light strip with a dedicated white LED, users will experience brighter and more vibrant shades of colors.
When using RGB/UV LED strips, users can give their systems a fluorescent glow with the use of UV reactive liquid, neon braided cables, and acrylic paint for a wicked-looking gaming PC.
No need to worry when choosing light strips as AORUS motherboards support a wide variety of RGBW/-UV light strips on the market thanks to the RGB Fusion software that allows users to redefine the pin location for the R/G/B Signal.
ALC 1220 120dB SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp
The ALC1220 is a high-performance multi-channel High Definition Audio Codec with up to 120dB SNR for crystal clear audio and features such as Smart Headphone Amp, 114dB SNR recording for precise voice chats and hardware decoding of DSD128, ensuring users get the best possible audio quality from their PC.
Smart Headphone AMP
Automatically detects impedance of your head-worn audio device, whether earbuds or high-end headphones to provide optimal audio dynamics—preventing issues such as low volume and distortion.
Smart Fan 5
With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5 more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.
Achieve fan silence. With Fan Stop map any fan to stop completely when temperatures drop below a specified threshold. Which fan stops, based on readings from which sensor, and at what temperature—all of it can be customized to your liking.
Server-Class Digital Power Design
AORUS X299 series motherboards use an all digital CPU power design from International Rectifier® which includes both 4th Generation digital PWM Controllers and industry-leading 3rd Generation PowIRstage® controllers. These 100% digital controllers offer incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum performance from their new Intel® Core™ X-series CPUs.
IR Digital PWM & IR PowIRstage® ICs
This new generation of IR® digital power controllers and PowIRstage® ICs feature Isense technology, which provide more precise current sensing accuracy. This helps evenly distribute the thermal loading between the PowIRstage® ICs, preventing the overheating of each individual PowIRstage®, resulting in longer lifespan and better reliability.
Server Level Chokes
AORUS X299 series motherboards feature Server Level Chokes:
- Server level reliability
- High current capacity
- New design reduces heat created by power loss and provides efficient power delivery to CPU VRM area
Built-in Advanced Performance Tuning IC
Turbo B-Clock Tuning IC in the X299 series motherboards enable overclockers to have the ability to change their BCLK frequency to a desired value of their choice. With the new linear range adjustment option of the Tuning IC, ranges from 90MHz to 500MHz are now possible, so that overclockers are not limited to the 5% ranges of traditional straps.
*Turbo B-Clock overclocking range may vary according to CPU capabilities.
Immersive VR Gaming Experiences
Good VR requires more performance than Full HD graphics for a steady 90FPS or greater. Only Gaming PCs can provide the best VR experiences due to the requirements of high end Graphics, Multi Core CPU Processing Power and DDR4 RAM.
Recommended minimums for a VR Gaming PC with this motherboard:
- CPU: Intel® X-Series Socket LGA 2066 Processor
- Memory: 8GB RAM or greater
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD RX 480 or greater
- OS: Windows® 10 64-bit
To create a seamless VR experience AORUS Motherboards offer the best features to make your virtual reality feel like your actual reality. With technologies such as NVMe support via M.2 or U.2 and a one piece metal shielding to brace for heavier discrete graphics cards it's obvious that AORUS has the tools you need to start your journey in VR. To set the mood AORUS Motherboards include RGB Fusion to put you in the center of action.
Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 Slots
With two NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 connectors onboard, AORUS brings to the user PCI-Express connectivity for SSD devices. Delivering up to 32 Gb/s data transfer speed per connector, the dual M.2 provides an ideal storage solution as it also supports RAID modes.
Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 4333MHz and Beyond
AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 4333MHz and beyond. All users need to do to attain this performance boost is to ensure that their memory module is XMP capable and that the XMP function is activated and enabled on their AORUS motherboard.
What is XMP?
DDR4 memory modules are available at a stock frequency of 2,133MHz, but as frequency tweaking requires a considerable amount of effort and knowledge, memory vendors encode XMP profiles which can automatically modify the timings of the supported memory modules to work with your CPU and to achieve increased performance.
* XMP Profile support may vary depending on memory modules used.
Broad DDR4 Compatibility with Support List of 1000+ DDR4 Validated！
AORUS partners very closely with memory vendors from around the world to ensure that modules offered by popular memory brands are compatible with AORUS Motherboards. AORUS has verified over 1000+ different modules to ensure performance in a AORUS built system.
Intel® GbE LAN w/ cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Networking
Intel® GbE LAN features cFosSpeed, a network traffic management application which helps to improve network latency and maintain low ping times to deliver better responsiveness in crowded LAN environments.
GIGABYTE's Patented DualBIOS™ Design
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ motherboards feature GIGABYTE DualBIOS™, an exclusive technology from GIGABYTE that protects arguably one of your PC's most crucial components, the BIOS. GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ means that your motherboard has both a 'Main BIOS' and a 'Backup BIOS', protecting users from BIOS failure due to virus, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process.
The GIGABYTE @BIOS app allows you to update your system’s BIOS from within Windows using a simple and slick graphical user interface. @BIOS can automatically download the latest version from the GIGABYTE servers or you can update your BIOS from a file on your computer. @BIOS also allows you to save your current BIOS to a file, recover your previous BIOS from an image and backup your BIOS to an image.
XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster: Cast Your Game Anytime, Anywhere
Now set up your stage and share the greatest gaming moments with XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster! Fully optimized social media integration is ready for real-time chats—keeping you notified yet focused in the game. It takes just one click to stream your gameplay to Twitch. Host your game like a pro!
*Free 1 year XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster Premium License included with purchase.
TriDef® SmartCam | Custom Stream Modding
To facilitate being the full streaming solution each AORUS motherboard includes TriDef® SmartCam software, you are now able to remove backgrounds without the hassle of using a green screen. Through the SmartCam application you can now apply live filters, and fully control your background, not only while streaming, but also through other video applications such as Skype.
*Free 1 month TriDef® SmartCam License.
GIGABYTE APP Center
The GIGABYTE APP Center gives you easy access to a wealth of GIGABYTE apps that help you get the most from your GIGABYTE motherboard. Using a simple, unified user interface, GIGABYTE APP Center allows you to easily launch all GIGABYTE apps installed on your system, check related updates online, and download the latest apps, drivers, and BIOS.
GIGABYTE's EasyTune™ is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings or adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment. With Smart Quick Boost, one click is all it takes to automatically overclock your system, giving an added performance boost when you need it the most.
Overclocking to Boost Your Frame Rates
Get the highest levels of performance from your PC with easy-to-use GIGABYTE overclocking features.
3D OSD automatically detects and displays your system information during games, allowing you to easily get a hold of your system information without switching between screens.
|CPU Support||Supports Intel® Core™ X-Series CPUs for Socket 2066|
|Chipset||Intel® X299 Express Chipset|
|Memory||8x DIMM DDR4-2400, Unbuffered Memory, 128GB Max RAM (8x 16GB) Stock clocked RAM
Supports Overclocked DDR4-4333, 4266, 4133, 4000, 3866, 3800, 3733, 3666, 3600, 3466, 3400, 3333, 3300, 3200, 3000, 2800 & 2666MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered RAMQuad Channel Memory Architecture
Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx4/2Rx4 memory modules (in non-ECC mode). Support for non-ECC Un-buffered memory modules. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
|Integrated Graphics||Intel® Integrated Graphics not Supported by X299 Chipset|
|Multi-GPU Support||With CPUs with at least 28x PCIe Lanes:
NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ & 3-Way / 2-Way SLI™AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire™ & 3-Way / 2-Way CrossFire™
|Expansion Slots||2x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1, 2)
1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)
2x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, running at x4 (PCIEX4_1*, 2)
|Storage||8x SATA 6Gb/s connectors w/ support for RAID 0, 1, 5 & 10
1x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242 / 2260 / 2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2Q_32G)1x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260 / 2280 / 22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2P_32G)
|USB Support||Intel® X299 Chipset + ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 2 Controller:
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ port on back panel
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red) on back panel
Intel® X299 Chipset:
|LAN||1x Intel® Gigabit LAN port|
|Audio||Realtek® ALC1220 codec:
High Definition Audio
2 / 4 / 5.1 / 7.1 Channel Audio Output
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ port
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)
6x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
1x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1x RJ-45 port
6x 3.5mm Audio jacks
(Center / Subwoofer Out, Rear Speakers, Side Speakers, Line In, Line Out, Mic)
|Internal I/O Connectors||1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1x CPU fan header
1x water cooling CPU fan header
4x system fan headers
1x system fan/water cooling pump header
1x 3 Amp fan/water cooling pump header
1x digital LED strip extension cable header
2x RGB (RGBW) LED strip extension cable headers
2x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
8x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1x Intel® VROC Upgrade Key header
1x front panel header
1x front panel audio header
1x S/PDIF Out header
2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 headers
2x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connector
1x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
1x power button
1x OC button
2x temperature sensor headers
1x Clear CMOS jumper
|I/O Controller||iTE® I/O Controller Chip|
|H/W Monitoring||Voltage detection
Fan speed detection
Water cooling flow rate detection
Fan fail warning
Fan speed control*
* Whether the fan (pump) speed control function is supported will depend on the fan (pump) you install.
|Special Features||Support for Q-Flash
Support for Smart SwitchSupport for APP Center:
GIGABYTE HW OC APP
Platform Power Management
System Information Viewer
USB DAC-Up 2
|BIOS||2x 128 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
* The USB flash drive used must be a USB 2.0 flash drive.
|Manageability||PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor: 305 x 244mm|