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Features

Intel X299 Gaming motherboard with RGB Fusion, Digital LED, Triple M.2 with Thermal Guard, ESS SABRE 9018K2M DAC, Killer DoubleShot™ Pro, Front & rear USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C

  • Supports Intel® Core™ X-series Processor Family
  • 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
  • Front USB 3.1 Gen 2 Header
  • 3-Way Graphics Support with Dual Armor and Ultra Durable™ Design
  • Ultra Durable™ Base Plate Armor and Integrated I/O Shield Armor Design
  • Server-Class Digital Power Design
  • 127dB SNR AMP-UP Audio with High-End ESS SABRE 9018K2M DAC, LME 49720 and OPA1622 OP-AMP, WIMA audio capacitor
  • Sound BlasterX 720°, the top-of-the-line audio engine solution for 4K gaming and entertainment
  • Killer DoubleShot™ Pro and Intel® GbE LAN for the best gaming networking experience possible
  • Killer 2×2 802.11ac Wireless – AC 1535
  • RGB FUSION with Multi-Zone Digital LED Light Show design, support digital LED & RGB LED strips
  • Swappable Overlay for Accent LED
  • Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
  • Triple Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 interface and Thermal Guard
  • PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 Add-In Card with Thermal Guard
  • NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 U.2 adaptor
  • USB DAC-UP 2 with Adjustable Voltage
  • Precise Digital USB Fuse Design for Stronger Protection
  • Anti-Sulfur Resistor Design
  • Ultra Durable™ 25KV ESD and 15KV Surge LAN Protection
  • Lightning-Fast Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 support by option AIC
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™ with Q-Flash Plus USB port

X299 Exceed Expectations – Aorus Gaming Motherboards
The AORUS X299 enthusiast motherboards are faster and more powerful than any motherboard the world has ever seen. With an aggressively redesigned armor and thermal heatsinks its sure to turn heads and catch eyes. Performance is no stranger to AORUS, with exotic cooling and an ability to be tuned to peak performance AORUS motherboards will exceed expectations.

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 a convenient and intuitive UI thanks to the RGB Fusion App, you'll have a blast making your AORUS your own. LED enthusiasts now have even more options with the ability to customize multiple zones independently. 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.

Surround Lighting
Multi-light zones are equipped with high brightness RGB LEDs, namely the CPU, Memory, Armor, Audio, PCI-Express and Accent LED PCH Overlay. When it's all set and done, your system will shine like never before.

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.

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.

Swappable Overlay for Accent LED
AORUS brings even more color and life to your system with an Accent LED PCH Overlay. This overlay complements the RGB Fusion technology in AORUS Motherboards adding more flare and style to your gaming machine. With the swappable overlay users can utilize different patterns and designs to make their system their own.

Armor
AORUS X299 Gaming Motherboards are designed with an aggressive stance, but looks are just the beginning. The armor on the AORUS Gaming Series are created to offer best-in-class performance while still staying cool.

Base Plate
AORUS Motherboards are the perfect choice when starting your PC build. With an integrated base plate, AORUS Motherboards give users a strong foundation to build their Gaming PC. With larger and heavier coolers, graphics cards, and even memory modules the AORUS Base Plate is perfect to help support any enthusiast's build while reducing cuts and stings from sharp areas of the motherboard.

I/O Shield Armor
With an integrated I/O shield building an AORUS Gaming PC is even easier.* Gone are the days of realizing that the rear I/O was forgotten or lost.

ESS SABRE DAC
AORUS AMP-UP Audio now offers ESS SABRE with a DAC that adopts the concept of a high-end audiophile sound system design into a micro system within the motherboard. It provides a pure yet powerful sound, resonating classical orchestra or blasts in your virtual warzone.

Dual Smart Headphone AMPs
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.

USB DAC-UP 2 Adjustable Voltage USB Port with Dedicated Power Design
AORUS improves upon USB DAC-UP technologies with USB DAC-UP 2.
USB DAC-UP 2 continues to provide clean, isolated and low-noise power while adding the ability to compensate for voltage drop.
Virtual reality pioneers and gamers alike can rest assured that their expensive accessories and peripherals will not encounter connectivity or power deficiency issues with the AORUS USB DAC-UP 2. With Gaming Gear drawing large amounts of power and having firm specification requirements USB DAC-UP 2 is up for the challenge.

Creative SoundBlaster 720°
Creative's latest top-of-the-line audio engine takes your PC audio to the next level. These comprehensive tools backed by leading technology and algorithms in audio will enrichen your experience, whether it's streaming, gaming, listening to music, or other entertainment ne­eds.

Scout Radar
Expand your vision with the world's first smart gaming companion that enables you not only to hear your enemies from further away but also to visualize and see where enemies are on the radar through your mobile device.

Scout Mode
This proprietary technology allows you to hear your enemies from further away, giving you a distinct tactical advantage.

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.

Fan Stop
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 & Temperature Sensors
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.
Includes support for one High-Current Pump up to 3 Amps with built-in overcurrent protection-a must for high-end high current fans.

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.

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.

Turbo B-Clock – 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.

High-Bandwidth(HB) SLI Bridge
Take your gaming performance to a whole new level by configuring multiple GeForce GTX cards with a High-Bandwidth(HB) SLI Bridge.

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 2133MHz, 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.

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.

Refreshed BIOS Easy, Smart, and Friendly
The BIOS is essential for users during initial setup to allow for the most optimal settings. With a new GUI and easier to use functionalities, GIGABYTE has been able to reinvent the BIOS to give users a better experience while setting up their new system.

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.

3D OSD
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.

Dual Killer + Intel® Networking
Automatically prioritize your networking needs over the fastest available connection for high quality, lag-less and uninterrupted gaming connectivity.

USB with Precision Digital Fuse
Utilizing a digital fuse, motherboards are able to avert against over-current damage by reacting faster, with greater precision, and avoid unexpected voltage from external devices.

PURE SPEED – AORUS Extreme USB 3.1 Motherboards
The ASMEDIA 3142 USB 3.1 controller utilizes 2 PCIe Gen3 lanes, offering a total of up to 16 Gb/s, which means you have extra bandwidth to take full control of the 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 ports. With twice the bandwidth compared to its previous generation, and backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and 3.0, the much improved USB 3.1 protocol is available over the new reversible USB Type-C™ and the traditional USB Type-A connector for better compatibility over a wider range of devices.

Ultra Durable™ Memory Armor
AORUS' exclusive one piece stainless steel shielding design prevents against PCB distortion and twist, plate bending, in addition to preventing any possible ESD interference.

START SULFURIZATION PROTECTION
Sulfur compounds in the air can penetrate tiny onboard resistors creating chemical change and causing these resistors to open or short. If either of these occurs the motherboard will fail to function. By equipping resistors with an Anti-Sulfur Design GIGABYTE gives Ultra Durable Motherboards a whole new meaning.

Long Lifespan Durable Black™ Solid Caps
AORUS motherboards integrate the absolute best quality solid state capacitors that are rated to perform at maximum efficiency for extended periods, even in extreme performance configurations. With ultra-low ESR no matter how high the CPU load, this provides peace of mind for end users who want to push their system hard, yet demand absolute reliability and stability. These exclusive capacitors also come in customized jet black, exclusively on AORUS motherboards.

Easy to Install “G Connector” Design
The tiny cables of the front panel connectors can be hard to manipulate as space is restricted and indicators being tiny. With the G Connector, you can connect all the FP cables at once, simplifying the process of building your next PC and saving you some frustrations.

Specifications

CPU
Support for Intel® Core™ X series processors in the LGA2066 package
L3 cache varies with CPU

Chipset
Intel® X299 Express Chipset

Memory
8 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 128 GB of system memory.

  • Support for up to 512 GB of system memory when using Registered DIMMs.
  • Supported when using a 44-lane or 28-lane CPU. (6 core above)

4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory.

  • Supported when using a 16-lane CPU. (4 core)

4 channel memory architecture.

  • Supported when using a 44-lane or 28-lane CPU. (6 core above)

Dual channel memory architecture.
Supported when using a 16-lane CPU. (4 core)
Support for DDR4 4333(O.C.) / 4266(O.C.) / 4133(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3866(O.C.) / 3800(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 3666(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) / 3200(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666(O.C.) / 2400 / 2133 MHz memory modules
Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM memory modules
Support for Registered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx4/2Rx4 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules

Audio
Realtek® ALC1220 codec
TI Burr Brown® OPA1622 operational amplifier
ES9018K2M chip
Support for Sound BlasterX 720°
High Definition Audio
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Support for S/PDIF Out

LAN
1 x Intel® GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit) (LAN1)
1 x Rivet Networks Killer™ E2500 LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit) (LAN2)

Wireless Communication module
Killer™ Wireless-AC 1535
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band
Bluetooth 4.1
Support for 11ac wireless standard and up to 867 Mbps data rate

  • Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment.

Expansion Slots
2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1, PCIEX16_2)*
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)*
2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x4 (PCIEX4_1, PCIEX4_2)*
(All of the PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)

  • The PCIEX4_1 slot shares bandwidth with the M2M_32G connector. The PCIEX4_1 slot becomes unavailable when a device is installed in the M2M_32G connector.
  • Actual PCIe bandwidth vary by different CPU installed (44/28/16 lanes CPU)

Storage Interface
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2P_32G)
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2M_32G)
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2Q_32G)
8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10

  • The M2M_32G connector must work with an Intel® VROC Upgrade Key to support RAID configuration.
  • Refer to “1–12 Internal Connectors,” for the installation notices for the M.2 and SATA connectors.

Multi-Graphics Technology
Support for NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ and 3-Way* /2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ technologies

  • Supported when using a 44-lane or 28-lane CPU.

Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire™ and 3-Way* /2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies

  • Supported when using a 44-lane or 28-lane CPU.

USB
Chipset+2 ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 2 Controllers:
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port available through the internal USB header
1 x USB Type-C™ port on the back panel, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
Chipset+Realtek® USB 3.1 Gen 2 Hub:
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red) on the back panel
Chipset+Realtek® USB 3.1 Gen 1 Hub:
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports on the back panel
Chipset:
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports available through the internal USB headers
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports available through the internal USB headers

Internal I/O Connectors
1 × 24-pin ATX main power connector
2 × 8-pin ATX 12V power connectors
1 x CPU fan header
1 x water cooling CPU fan header
4 x system fan headers
1 x system fan/water cooling pump header
1 × 3 Amp fan/water cooling pump header
1 x digital LED strip extension cable header
2 x RGB (RGBW) LED strip extension cable header
3 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x Intel® VROC Upgrade Key header
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 header
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 headers
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connector
1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
1 x power button
1 x reset button
1 x Clear CMOS button
1 x ECO button
1 x OC button
2 x temperature sensor headers

Back Panel Connectors
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
2 x RJ-45 ports
2 x MMCX antenna connectors (2T2R)
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)

I/O Controller
iTE® I/O Controller Chip

H/W Monitoring
Voltage detection
Temperature detection
Fan speed detection
Water cooling flow rate detection
Overheating warning
Fan fail warning
Fan speed control

  • Whether the fan (pump) speed control function is supported will depend on the fan (pump) you install.

BIOS
2 × 128 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
Support for DualBIOS™
Support for Q-Flash Plus

  • The USB flash drive used must be a USB 2.0 flash drive.

PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0

Unique Features
Support for APP Center

  • Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.

3D OSD
@BIOS
AutoGreen
BIOS Setup
Color Temperature
Cloud Station
EasyTune
Easy RAID
Fast Boot
Game Boost
GIGABYTE HW OC APP
ON/OFF Charge
Platform Power Management
RGB Fusion
Smart Backup
Smart Keyboard
Smart TimeLock
Smart HUD
System Information Viewer
USB Blocker
USB DAC-UP 2
V-Tuner
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress Install

Bundle Software
Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

Operating System
Support for Windows 10 64-bit

Form Factor
ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm

Release date NZ
August 9th, 2017
Manufacturer code:
X299 AORUS Gaming 9
Brand
Manufacturer
Motherboard Form Factor(s)
  • ATX
Motherboard Main Power Connector
ATX 24-pin
Motherboard 12V Power Connector
ATX12V 8-pin
Number of Memory Sockets
8
Supported Memory Channels
  • Dual Channel
Minimum Memory Speed (MHz)
2133
Maximum Memory Speed (MHz)
4333
Maximum Memory Size (GB)
128
Supported Multi-GPU Technology(ies)
  • AMD 3-Way CrossFireX
  • NVIDIA 2-Way SLI
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots
5
Number of M.2 Sockets
3
Supported M.2 Module Code(s)
  • 22110
  • 2242
  • 2260
  • 2280
Number of SATA Headers
8
Number of USB 3.1 G2 Type-A Back Panel Ports
4
Number of USB Type-C Back Panel Ports
1
Integrated Ethernet Networking
Yes
Supported Wireless Networking Standards
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
UPC
889523010358
Product ID
26877071

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