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Gigabyte X299X Aorus Xtreme Waterforce (rev. 1.0) Motherboard

 

Overview

Intel X299 AORUS Motherboard with 16 Phases IR Digital VRM, AORUS All-In-One Monoblock, Intel Thunderbolt 3, Intel WiFi 6 802.11ax, Front and Rear ESS SABRE HiFi 9218 DAC, AQUANTIA 10GbE LAN, AORUS Gen4 AIC Adaptor, RGB FAN COMMANDER

  • Supports Intel Core X-series Processor Family
  • Quad Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 8 DIMMs
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready
  • 16 Phases IR Digital VRM Solution with 70A Power Stage
  • World's First AORUS All-In-One Monoblock for CPU, VRM, SSD and PCH
  • Intel Thunderbolt 3 Onboard
  • Onboard Intel WiFi 6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT 5 with 2X AORUS Antenna
  • 130dB SNR AMP-UP Audio with High-End ESS SABRE 9218 DAC, ALC1220 and WIMA Audio Capacitors on Front and Rear Audio Output
  • AQUANTIA 10GbE BASE-T LAN and Intel Gigabit LAN with cFosSpeed
  • Exclusive AORUS Gen4 AIC Adaptor for Extra 4x NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2
  • Exclusive RGB FAN COMMANDER for Professional Casemodders
  • Watercooled Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2
  • USB TurboCharger for Mobile Device Fast Charge Support
  • RGB FUSION 2.0 with Multi-Zone Addressable LED Light Show Design, support Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips
  • Smart Fan 5 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors , Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP and Noise Detection
  • 2 x Front USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Header
  • Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing CPU, Memory and Graphics card

DESIGN CONCEPT

Innovative design, cutting-edge functionality, state-of-the-art aesthetics, sophisticated thermal design, next generation network connectivity ,Hi-Fi level audio system. X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE is the new definition of a flagship motherboard.

EXTREME THERMAL DESIGN

X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE uses world's first CPU/VRM/SSD/PCH monoblock to ensure stability and low temperature under full loading application and gaming.

EXTREME POWER DESIGN

To unleash the full potential of the new Intel 18-core CPU, the motherboard requires the best CPU power design. With the best quality components and GIGABYTE R&D design capability, X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE is a true beast among motherboards.

UNPARALLELED PERFORMANCE

Hungry for better performance? X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE supports high frequency memory, full SSD thermal guard, and exclusive AORUS Gen4 AIC Adaptor to make sure you get the maximum full system performance.

NEXT GENERATION CONNECTIVITY

A Flagship product needs to be future-proof so your system stays up-to-date with the latest technology. X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE provides all next generation network, storage, and WIFI connectivity to keep you up to speed.

DEFINITIVE AESTHETICS

GIGABYTE ID team designs X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE from the drawing board. After countless hours of conceptualizing ideas, fine tuning details and engaging in discussion, GIGABYTE has produced a board that is equal parts beast and beauty.

HI-FI AUDIO SYSTEM

Where my audiophile level headphone should plug into? Rear audio jacks or front audio? For the first time you don't need to choice anymore. X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE offer two ESS DAC both on rear and front audio to give you pure and complete audio experience.

Recreates an authentic, spatially accurate 3D audio experience for gaming over any headphones or speakers. Supports channel-based, scene based and object-based audio. Provides out-of-the-box calibration for a range of headphones and speakers. Provides post-processing enhancements and device level tuning for DTS codecs.

DTS Sound Unbound* leverage Microsoft Spatial, enabling the the most believable, 3D audio experience for games. Immersion through DTS Headphone:X means in the sonic landscape, stationary and moving sounds can be heard from above, below or around the listener. Sounds pass around the listener with amazing externalization and accurate localization.

ULTRA DURABLE

GIGABYTE is reputable for its durability and high quality manufacturing process. Needless to say, we use the best components we can find on the X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE and reinforce every slot to make each of them solid and durable.

GIGABYTE BIOS & APP CENTER

Good software goes hand in hand with perfect hardware. X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE bundled several useful and intuitive software to help users to control every aspect of motherboard.

Specifications

CPU

1. Support for Intel Core i7-7800X and above X series processors/Intel Core i9 X series processors in the LGA2066 package

2. L3 cache varies with CPU

(Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)

Chipset

1. Intel X299 Express Chipset

Memory

Intel Core X series 48-lane processors:

1. 8 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 256 GB (32 GB single DIMM capacity) of system memory

2. 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.) / 2933/2666/2400/2133 MHz memory modules

Intel Core X series 44-lane/28-lane processors:

1. 8 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 128 GB (16 GB single DIMM capacity) of system memory

2. Support for DDR4 4200(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.) / 2666/2400/2133 MHz memory modules

4 channel memory architecture

Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM memory modules

Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules

(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)

Onboard Graphics

Intel Thunderbolt 3 Controller:

1. 2 x Intel Thunderbolt 3 connectors (USB Type-C ports), supporting DisplayPort and Thunderbolt video outputs and a maximum resolution of [email protected] Hz

* Because of the limited I/O resources of the PC architecture, the number of Thunderbolt devices that can be used is dependent on the number of the PCI Express devices being installed. (Refer to Chapter 1-7, "Back Panel Connectors," for more information.)

* Support for DisplayPort 1.4 version.

Maximum shared memory of 1 GB

Audio

1. 2 x Realtek ALC1220-VB codecs

2. 2 x ESS SABRE9218 DAC chips

3. High Definition Audio

4. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel

5. Support for S/PDIF Out

LAN

1. 1 x Aquantia 10GbE LAN chip (10 Gbit/5 Gbit/2.5 Gbit/1 Gbit/100 Mbit) (LAN1)

2. 1 x Intel GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit) (LAN2)

Wireless Communication module

1. Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band

2. BLUETOOTH 5.0

3. Support for 11ax 160MHz wireless standard and up to 2.4 Gbps data rate

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

Expansion Slots

Intel Core X series 48-lane processors:

1. 3 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16

Intel Core X series 44-lane processors:

1. 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1, PCIEX16_2)

2. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX16_3)

Intel Core X series 28-lane processors:

1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1)

2. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX16_2)

* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16_1 slot.

(All of the PCI Express x16 slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)

Multi-Graphics Technology

1. Support for NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI and 2-Way NVIDIA SLI technologies

2. Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire and 2-Way AMD CrossFire technologies

Storage Interface

1. 2 x M.2 connectors (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support)

2. 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

3. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10

* The M2P and M2Q connectors 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.

4. Intel Optane Memory Ready

* Only Intel Core X series 48-lane processors support Intel Optane Memory.

5. Intel VROC Ready

USB

Chipset+Intel Thunderbolt3 Controller:

1. 2 x USB Type-C ports on the back panel, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support

Chipset+2 ASMedia USB 3.2 Gen 2 Controllers:

1. 2 x USB Type-C ports with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support, available through the internal USB headers

2. 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red) on the back panel

Chipset:

1. 6 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)

2. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports on the back panel

Chipset+2 USB 2.0 Hubs:

1. 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports available through the internal USB headers

Internal I/O Connectors

1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector

2. 2 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connectors

3. 1 x VGA_PW power connector

4. 1 x CPU fan header

5. 1 x water cooling CPU fan header

6. 1 x water cooling kit CPU LED header (LED_CPU)

7. 1 x water cooling kit Chipset LED header (LED_PCH)

8. 4 x system fan headers

9. 2 x system fan/water cooling pump headers

10. 2 x addressable LED strip headers

11. 2 x RGB LED strip headers

12. 2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors

13. 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

14. 1 x Intel VROC Upgrade Key header

15. 1 x front panel header

16. 1 x front panel audio header

17. 2 x USB Type-C ports, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support

18. 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers

19. 3 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers

20. 1 x noise detection header

21. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header (2x6 pin, for the GC-TPM2.0_S module only)

22. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper

23. 1 x power button

24. 1 x OC Ignition button

25. 1 x OC button

26. 1 x reset button

27. 1 x Clear CMOS button

28. 2 x temperature sensor headers

29. 2 x BIOS switches

Back Panel Connectors

1. 2 x Thunderbolt 3 connectors (USB Type-C ports, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support)

2. 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)

3. 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports

4. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports

5. 2 x DisplayPort In ports

6. 2 x RJ-45 ports

7. 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)

8. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector

9. 5 x audio jacks

I/O Controller

1. iTE I/O Controller Chip

H/W Monitoring

1. Voltage detection

2. Temperature detection

3. Fan speed detection

4. Water cooling flow rate detection

5. Overheating warning

6. Fan fail warning

7. Fan speed control

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

8. Noise detection

BIOS

1. 2 x 128 Mbit flash

2. Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS

3. Support for DualBIOS

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

Unique Features

1. 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.

@BIOS

AutoGreen

Cloud Station

EasyTune

Easy RAID

Fast Boot

Game Boost

Platform Power Management

RGB Fusion

Smart Backup

Smart Keyboard

Smart Survey

System Information Viewer

USB Blocker

USB TurboCharger

2. Support for Q-Flash Plus

3. Support for Q-Flash

4. Support for Xpress Install

Bundled Software

1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version)

2. cFosSpeed

3. XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster (12 months license)

Operating System

1. Support for Windows 10 64-bit

Form Factor

1. XL-ATX Form Factor; 32.5cm x 27.5cm

Remark

1. Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.

2. Most hardware/software vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the GIGABYTE website.

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