X299 Series AORUS MASTER Motherboard For Intel® LGA 2066 Processors
AORUS: The Wings of Excellence Design Concept
A Falcon utilizes its powerful wings to soar through the skies and lock down its prey
The AORUS Core takes inspiration from the Falcon’s aerodynamic wings, incorporating a multi-layered design which features wing shaped contours and also resembles the Falcon’s high velocity ascension and dive through the skies. With sleek and metallic armor, the AORUS Core symbolizes advancement in technology with its futuristic style.
- Supports 9th Gen Intel® Core™ X Series Processors
- Quad Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 8 DIMMs
- Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
- 12 Phases Digital VRM Solution with Smart Power Stage
- Advanced Thermal Design with Fins-Array and 6mm Heatpipe
- Realtek 2.5GbE onboard and Intel® Gigabit LAN with cFosSpeed
- Onboard Intel 802.11ac 2x2 Wi-Fi & AORUS Antenna
- 130dB SNR AMP-UP Audio with High-End ESS SABRE 9218 DAC, ALC1220 and WIMA audio capacitors
- USB TurboCharger for mobile device faster charging support
- RGB FUSION 2.0 with Multi-Zone RGB LED Light Show design, support Addressable LED & RGB LED strips
- Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
- Front USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ Header
- Triple Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 interface with Triple Thermal Guards
- USB DAC-UP 2 with Adjustable Voltage
12 Phase Digital Power Design
X299 AORUS MASTER motherboard uses an 12 phase digital CPU power design which includes both digital PWM Controller. These 100% digital controller and additional 8+8 Solid-pin CPU Power Connectors 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 the new 9th Generation Intel Core processors.
2X Copper PCB
GIGABYTE's exclusive 2X Copper PCBs design provides sufficient power trace paths between components to handle greater than normal power loads and to remove heat from the critical CPU power delivery area. This is essential to ensure the motherboard is able to handle the increased power loading that is necessary when overclocking.
Fins-Array Heatsink with 6mm Heatpipe and High Thermal Conductivity Pad
X299 AORUS MASTER uses Fins-Array Heatsink which increases the heat dissipation area by 300% compared to traditional heatsinks of the same size. By using LAIRD 1.5mm thick, 5W/mK high thermal conductivity pad, it can transfer 2.7x more heat than traditional thermal pads in the same time period. 6mm Heatpipe helps to transfer heat between two heatsinks which improves overall thermal balance of the MOSFETs.
- Fins-Array: Increase 300% heat dissipation area compared to traditional heatsink in same size
- Active Fan: Built-in active cooling fan for faster MOSFET Heat dissipation; automatically adjust fan speed base on VRM temp
- 6mm Heatpipe: Heatpipe helps to transfer heat between two heatsinks which improves overall thermal balance of the MOSFETs
- High Thermal Conductivity Pad: By using 1.5mm thicker 5 W/mK thermal conductivity pad, it can transfer 2.7x more heat than usual thermal pad in the same time
- Thermal Baseplate
By using thermal pads between PCB back side components and baseplate to transfer heat and dissipate it by large metal plate
Base plate + I/O Shield Armor with Durable Design and Easy Installation
- With an integrated base plate, GIGABYTE Motherboards give users a strong foundation to build their Gaming PCs
- With an integrated I/O shield, building a GIGABYTE Ultra Durable PC is even easier
- Integrated Power/Reset/Clear CMOS buttons on the I/O shield enable users easier debugging and operation
4 Way Dual Wide PCIe Lanes Design
- Compatible with Intel® CPUs with up to 44 PCIe Lanes for 3 Way and 4 Way Graphics Card setups
- X299 AORUS MASTER features unique PCI Express design that utilizes all 44 lanes from the CPU for full bandwidth
- The placement allow users to install 4 dual wide PCIe cards in the same time
Triple PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2
AORUS Gaming Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system's potential.
Triple NVMe M.2 PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 Support
Extreme Performance with Gen3 x4 NVMe PCIe SSDs
X299 AORUS motherboards offer the industry's best compatibility in terms of NVMe storage for users who demand high capacity and seek the best performance. AORUS' unique design can be configured in RAID for record speeds of up to 3551 MB/s (Sequential Read), making AORUS the obvious choice for the ultimate PC.
- Extreme sequential Reads up to 3,551 MB/s
- Extreme sequential Writes up to 3,063 MB/s
AORUS M.2 Thermal Guard
GIGABYTE Ultra-Efficient M.2 Thermal Guard
With durability in mind, GIGABYTE provides a thermal solution for M.2 SSD devices. The M.2 Thermal Guard prevents throttling and bottlenecks from high speed M.2 SSDs as it helps to dissipate heat before it becomes an issue.
- Thermal Throttling decreases performance As Temperature Rises without Thermal Guard
- Initial Performance is maintained As Temperature Rises with Thermal Guard
Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 4,000MHz and Beyond
AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 4,000MHz 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.
Hi-Fi Audio System- As a Built-in Sound Card
For Hi-Fi Audio Solution, can be grouped into 2 parts
Audio Signal Process, not distorted digital signal go through ESS 9218 Sabre DAC for Digital/Analog converter with 130dB SNR, 112dB THD+N and supports higher impedance up to 600Ω headphone. Further, audiophile grade capacitor and gold plated audio jack ensures the non-compensated audio performance. Audio Signal Optimization, TXC Oscillator provides precise time triggers to Digital-Analog Converters. WIMA Capacitors to deliver crystal and balanced sound.
ALC1220-VB Immersive Gaming ViBes: The All New Realtek High-End HD Audio Codec
ALC1220 120dB(A) SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp automatically detects impedance of your head-worn audio device, preventing issues such as low volume and distortion. With the new VB series audio controller, stream your voice to the world vibrantly with both front/rear microphone SNR up to 110/114dB(A).
No More Confusion During In-Game Voice Chat
Microphone input with higher front dynamic range allows gamers to hear more clearly. No more misunderstandings, no more confusing GO! GO! GO! as NO! NO! NO!
First Adopter on 2.5GbE Ethernet LAN Port Onboard: 2X Faster Than Ever
- Adoption of 2.5G LAN provide up to 2.5 GbE network connectivity, with at least 2 times faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking, perfectly designed for gamers with ultimate online gaming experience
- Support Multi-Gig(10/100/1000/2500Mbps) RJ-45 ethernet
Intel® GbE LAN with 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.
Faster and Better Coverage with Intel® Dual Band 802.11ac WIFI+BT4.2 Module
The onboard 802.11ac WIFI module from Intel® supports up to 867 Mb/s wireless networks and BLUETOOTH 4.2. The bonded 2.4GHz/5GHz Dual Band and 2T2R antenna expands your coverage.
AORUS Antenna Supports Dual Band with Better Wifi Signal
- All new antenna supported dual band 802.11ac 2.4GHz & 5GHz better signal strength compared to traditional antenna design
- AORUS Antenna with smart antenna function for the best WIFI signal transmitting
- Multiple angle tilt and magnetic base for the best signal strength direction and location
GIGABYTE patent pending USB TurboCharger technology allows users to recharge their mobile devices with stunning speed, up to 50% in less than 30 minutes*. By connecting the Front USB 3.0 Type-A chassis cable to our motherboard, users can utilize the USB TurboCharger to recharge both Android devices with QC 3.0 and Apple devices with Apple Fast-Charge function.
* Charge time varies with device's hardware design, battery size, front USB 3.0 cable quality of chassis, power saving setting (CEC 2019, ERP), and environmental factors, actual results will vary.
PERFORMANCE FUELED BY OPTANE™
The X299 AORUS Platform supports Intel's latest Optane technology. Optane fuels storage performance by acting as a cache drive giving users a significant boost compared to traditional mechanical drives.
USB Type-C Front Panel Connector
Equipped with next generation connectivity AORUS Gaming Motherboards already support the chassis of the future. The onboard USB Type-C header for USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gbps) makes access convenient when connecting a USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gbps) drive or charging your new mobile device.
RGB Fusion 2.0
With AORUS Motherboards, RGB Fusion 2.0 is even better with Addressable LEDs.* RGB Fusion 2.0 offers users the option to control onboard RGB and external RGB / Addressable LED light strips for their PC. Already feature filled with colors and patterns, RGB Fusion 2.0 on X299 Series AORUS Motherboards are now upgraded with Addressable LED support. With external Addressable LED strips*, where each LED is digitally addressable, users can experience even more patterns, styles, and illuminations.
* Addressable LEDs are available only on select Motherboards, external LED Strips, Addressable LED Strips are not included with Motherboard purchase.
AORUS Motherboards will support either 5v or 12v Addressable LED lighting strips and up to 300 LED lights. RGB Fusion 2.0 with Addressable LEDs comes with new patterns and various speed settings with more to come.
Multi-Zone Light Show Design
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 2.0 application, the user has complete control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard.
- RGB Fusion 2.0 Software
With an integrated intuitive user interface, the RGB Fusion 2.0 provides you a better solution for customizing the lighting effects across all supported devices. From motherboards, graphics cards to the peripheral products, you can personalize your gaming rig with your own style and show off your build by sharing the profiles. In addition, the new gaming mode makes the lighting effects interactive with selected games to bring you the most immersive gaming experience
- 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
- RGB Fusion 2.0 Ready
With a dazzling array of products supported, RGB Fusion 2.0 is the software that brings it all together, letting your accessories synchronize to the same beat. Customize all your LEDs how you like — have them match, dazzle and impress
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.
- 6x Fan Pin Headers
- 2x FAN / Water Pump Pin Headers
- 7x Internal Temperature Sensors
- 2x External Temperature Sensors
- All Hybrid Fan Headers
- Support GPU temperature as source
- Interoperable Fans and Sensors
- Supports High Current Fans up to 24W(2AX12V) with Over-Current Protection
- Intuitive UI for Fan Control
Different models have different number of fan pin headers and temperature sensors. Smart Fan 5 function may vary by model.
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.
Hybrid Fan Pin Headers
Assume complete control over your liquid cooling setup! Smart Fan 5 receives up-to-the-second information on flow-rate and water-temperature through the Hybrid Fan Pin Headers or external thermistor sensors—giving you absolute mastery over your PC. All Hybrid Fan Headers can automatically detect the type of cooling device whether it be fan or pump with different PWM or Voltage mode.
New Smart Fan 5 Software
Choose from different modes, Quiet to Full Speed, to match your system usage preferences. For each fan or pump, you can use the intuitive fan curve to define trigger thresholds and corresponding fan speeds.
Solid Pin Power Connectors
X299 AORUS motherboards feature solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8pin + 8pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during CPU overloading.
Solid Pin Power connector advantages:
- Larger contact area for electricity
- More metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated heat
- Ultra durable and longer lifespan
Industry Leading Ultra Durable™ PCIe Armor
The innovative one piece stainless steel shielding design from AORUS reinforce the PCI-E Connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.
- Shearing Test: Up to 1.7x Stronger
- Retention Force: Up to 4.8x Stronger
GIGABYTE Patented Double Locking Bracket
This patented 2 stage locking mechanism ensures your Video Cards stay put no matter what orientation they are in, even when your Case is upside down.
Ultra Durable™ Memory Armor
AORUS' exclusive one piece stainless steel shielding design prevents against PCB distortion/twisting and plate bending, in addition to preventing any possible ESD interference.
Gigabyte Bios and Apps
- New User Interface
All new EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one page including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, Fan
- My Favorites
Add constantly used items into the favorite menu for quick access
- Storage Information
Show all kinds of storage information including SATA, PCIE and M.2 interface
List all changes before saving and exiting bios. Quickly review overall settings modification
- Optimized Memory Installation Reminder
Displays correct installation reminder message when user installs two memory modules but runs single channel mode
- Intuitive Load Line Curve
Clearly show each loadline calibration setting in an intuitive curve graph
GIGABYTE APP CENTER is an useful portal of all GIGABYTE MB utilities and drivers, you can choose any utility you want to install from APP CENTER and keep you updated with latest utilities and drivers version.
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.
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.
System Information Viewer
GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status. Monitor components such as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile, create alerts when temperatures get too high or record your system's behavior; these are the possibilities of the System Information Viewer.
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.
Designed for use with Intel® Core™ X Series LGA-2066 Processors with 28 or 44 PCI-E Lanes.
Requires Windows 10, 64 bit
|Make and Model||Gigabyte X299 AORUS Master Motherboard|
|Part Number||X299 AORUS MASTER|
|CPU Support||Designed for use with Intel® Core™ X Series LGA-2066 Processors with 28 or 44 PCI-E Lanes.|
|Chipset||Intel® X299 Express Chipset|
|Memory||8x DIMM DDR4-2400 / 2133 Unbuffered Memory, 128GB Max RAM (8x 16GB)
Supports Overclocked DDR4-4000, 3866, 3800, 3733, 3666, 3600, 3466, 3400, 3333, 3300, 3200, 3000, 2800 & 2666MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered RAMQuad Channel Memory Architecture
|Integrated Graphics||Intel® Integrated Graphics not Supported by the Intel® X299 Chipset|
|Multi-GPU Support||Support for NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ and 4-Way/3-Way/2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ technologies; depending on how many PCI-E Lanes your matching processor offers
Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire™ and 4-Way/3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies; depending on how many PCI-E Lanes your matching processor offers
|Expansion Slots||2x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (running at x16)
1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (running at x8)
|Storage||2x M.2 connectors (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support)
8x SATA 6Gb/s connectors support RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10* The M2M connector must work with an Intel® VROC Upgrade Key to support RAID configuration
* Refer to "1-9 Internal Connectors," for the installation notices for the M.2 and SATA connectors.
Both M.2 Slots are Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready, only 1x Intel® Optane™ Memory Card is supported at once.
|USB Support||Rear I/O ports:
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gbps) Type-C port
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Type-A port
6x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps) ports
Ports Available by Internal USB Headers*:
|LAN||Realtek® GbE LAN Chipset:
1x 2500, 1000, 100, 10 Mbit/sec RJ45 Ethernet LAN port
Intel® GbE LAN Chipset:
|Audio||Realtek® ALC1220-VB codec:
ESS SABRE9218 DAC chip
The front panel line out jack supports DSD audio.
High Definition Audio
2 / 4 / 5.1 / 7.1 Channel Audio
5x Gold Plated 3.5mm Audio jacks
|Back Panel I/O||1x USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gbps) Type-C port
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Type-A port
6x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps) ports
2x RJ-45 Ethernet ports
2x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
1x Optical S/PDIF Out connector
5x Gold Plated 3.5mm Audio jacks
1x Power Button
1x Clear CMOS Button
|Internal I/O Connectors||1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
2x 8-pin ATX 12V power connectors
1x VGA_PW power connector
1x CPU fan header
1x water cooling CPU fan header
4x system fan headers
2x system fan/water cooling pump headers
2x addressable LED strip headers
2x addressable LED strip power select jumpers
2x RGB LED strip headers
3x 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
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C 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 (2x6 pin, for the GC-TPM2.0_S module only)
1x reset button
1x Clear CMOS jumper
2x temperature sensor headers
2x BIOS switches
|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 Xpress InstallSupport for APP Center:
Platform Power Management
System Information Viewer
|BIOS||2x 128 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor: 305 x 269mm|