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Gigabyte X299 AORUS Gaming 3 Intel X299 LGA 2066 ATX motherboard

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Socket LGA2066, Intel X299 Chipset, 8 x DDR4 up to 128GB, 1 x Gigabit Ethernet, 8 x SATA III, 2 x M.2, 5 x PCI-Express x16
SKU: X299 AORUS GAMING 3

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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

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.

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.

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.

New Smart Fan 5 Software

Choose from different modes, Quiet to Full Speed, to match your system usage scenario.
For each fan or pump, you can use the intuitive fan curve to define trigger thresholds and corresponding fan speeds.

Interoperable Sensors and Fans

Each fan can be customized to operate at different speeds according to any defined temperature source input (except the CPU fan).

Fan Curve

Customize fan curves based on specific temperatures with the intuitive graphical UI.

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.

The AORUS X299 Platform is the first enthusiast platform that 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.

Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2

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.

U.2 Adaptor (NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4)
NVMe Performance for PCIe SSDs

The new Intel 750 series SSDs offer an incredible increase in performance over SATA drives. Using the NVMe protocol which takes advantage of the fast bandwidth of PCIe Gen3 x4 lanes (32 Gb/s), the drives are a clear advantage for users looking to boot their OS faster, load their games in a flash and access large files without waiting. By implementing the U.2 Adaptor to support the 2.5” Intel 750 Series drive, AORUS ensures that the users can benefit from the best performance.

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.

EasyTune™

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

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.

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.

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.

GIGABYTE 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.

@BIOS

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.

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.

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!

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.

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU X299 AORUS GAMING 3
EAN 4719331801755
Specification
Memory
Number of memory slots8
Memory slots typeDIMM
Supported memory typesDDR4-SDRAM
Memory channelsDual
Non-ECCYes
Supported memory clock speeds2133,2400,2666,2800,3000,3200,3300,3333,3400,3466,3600,3666,3733,3800,3866,4000,4133,4266 MHz
Supported memory module capacities4GB,8GB,16GB
Maximum internal memory128 GB
Unbuffered memoryYes
Processor
Compatible processor seriesCore X-series,Core i9,Core i5,Core i7
Processor socketLGA 2066
Processor familyIntel
Internal I/O
Number of M.2 (M) slots2
Thunderbolt headers1
Front panel connectorYes
USB 2.0 connectors2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) connectors2
TPM connectorYes
S/PDIF out connectorYes
Number of SATA III connectors8
Number of chassis fan connectors4
Front panel audio connectorYes
EPS power connector (8-pin)Yes
CPU fan connectorYes
ATX Power connector (24-pin)Yes
Back panel I/O ports
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity6
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity1
PS/2 ports quantity1
Microphone inYes
Headphone outputs1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports1
Technical details
Motherboard chipset familyIntel
Motherboard chipsetIntel X299
Parallel processing technology support2-Way CrossFireX,2-Way SLI,3-Way CrossFireX,3-Way SLI,Quad-GPU CrossFireX,Quad-GPU SLI
Motherboard form factorATX
Component forPC
Audio
Audio output channels7.1 channels
Networking
Ethernet LANYes
Wi-FiNo
Ethernet interface typeGigabit Ethernet
Performance
Windows operating systems supportedWindows 10
Motherboard chipset familyIntel
Motherboard chipsetIntel X299
RAID levels0, 1, 5, 10
Audio output channels7.1 channels
Motherboard form factorATX
Component forPC
Graphics
Parallel processing technology support2-Way CrossFireX,2-Way SLI,3-Way CrossFireX,3-Way SLI,Quad-GPU CrossFireX,Quad-GPU SLI
Discrete graphics supportYes
Expansion slots
PCI Express x16 slots5
BIOS
BIOS typeUEFI AMI
Clear CMOS jumperYes
BIOS memory size128 MB
ACPI version5.0
Video
Discrete graphics supportYes
Storage controllers
RAID levels0, 1, 5, 10
Software
Windows operating systems supportedWindows 10
Processor special features
Intel® Optane™ Memory ReadyYes
Weight & dimensions
Width244 mm
Depth3058 mm
Manufacturer Gigabyte
PDF Url No

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