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X299 DESIGNARE EX, Intel X299 Chipset, LGA 2066, DisplayPort, ATX Motherboard

SKU: 11755762

Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

MPN: X299 DESIGNARE EX

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Intel X299 Ultra Durable motherboard with Thunderbolt 3, RGB Fusion, Digital LED, Triple M.2, Dual Intel LAN, Intel WIFI, Front & rear USB 3.1 gen 2 Type-C

  • Supports Intel® Core™ X-Series Processor Family
  • Quad Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 8 DIMMs
  • Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
  • Intel® USB 3.1 Gen 2 with USB Type-C™
  • Front USB 3.1 Gen 2 Header
  • 3-Way Graphics Support with Dual Armor and Ultra Durable™ Design
  • Server-Class Digital Power Design
  • ALC1220 120dB SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone AMP and WIMA audio capacitors
  • Sound BlasterX 720°, the top-of-the-line audio engine solution for 4K gaming and entertainment
  • Intel® Dual Band 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.2 – AC 8265 Wireless Module
  • Dual Intel® GbE LAN Gaming Network
  • RGB FUSION with Multi-Zone Digital LED Light Show design, support digital LED & RGB LED strips
  • 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
  • NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 U.2 support by optional adaptor
  • Precise Digital USB Fuse Design for Stronger Protection
  • Anti-Sulfur Resistor Design
  • Ultra Durable™ 25KV ESD and 15KV Surge LAN Protection
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™ with Q-Flash Plus USB port
  • APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities
CPU
  1. Support for Intel® Core™ 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
  1. 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 or above).
  2. 4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory.
    * Supported when using a 16-lane CPU (4-core).
  3. 4 channel memory architecture.
    * Supported when using a 44-lane or 28-lane CPU (6-core or above).
  4. Dual channel memory architecture.
    Supported when using a 16-lane CPU (4-core).
  5. Support for DDR4 4400(O.C.) / 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
  6. Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM memory modules
  7. Support for Registered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx4/2Rx4 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
    * R-DIMM is only supported by BIOS version F3 and earlier versions.
  8. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)
Onboard Graphics Integrated Graphics Processor+Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 Controller:
  1. 2 x Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 connectors, supporting DisplayPort and Thunderbolt™ video outputs and a maximum resolution of 4096x2304@60 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 1.2 version.
Audio
  1. Realtek® ALC1220 codec
  2. Support for Sound BlasterX 720°
  3. High Definition Audio
  4. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
  5. Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN
  1. 2 x Intel® GbE LAN chips (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Wireless Communication module
  1. Intel® Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band
  2. BLUETOOTH 4.2, 4.1, BLE, 4.0, 3.0, 2.1+EDR
  3. Support for 11ac wireless standard and up to 867 Mbps data rate
    * Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment.
Expansion Slots
  1. 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1, PCIEX16_2)
  2. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)
  3. 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.
    * Refer to "1-6 Setting up AMD CrossFire™/NVIDIA® SLI™ Configuration," for the installation notices for the PCI Express x16 slots.

When using a 44 lane CPU (10-core or above):
  1-Way 2-Way 3-Way
PCIEX16_1 ∨(x16) ∨(x16) ∨(x8)
PCIEX16_2 ∨(x16) ∨(x16)
PCIEX8 ∨(x8)
∨: Installed, ╳: Not Installed.

When using a 28 lane CPU (6-core or above):
  1-Way 2-Way 3-Way
PCIEX16_1 ∨(x16) ∨(x16) ∨(x8)
PCIEX16_2 ∨(x8) ∨(x8)
PCIEX8 ∨(x8)
∨: Installed, ╳: Not Installed.

When using a 16 lane CPU (4-core):
  1-Way 2-Way
PCIEX16_1 ∨(x16) ∨(x8)
PCIEX16_2 ∨(x8)
∨: Installed, ╳: Not Installed.

Storage Interface Chipset:
  1. 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2P_32G)
  2. 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2M_32G)
  3. 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2Q_32G)
  4. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  5. 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 "1-10 Internal Connectors," for the installation notices for the M.2 and SATA connectors.
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

ASMedia® ASM1061 chip:
  1. 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 2, 3), supporting AHCI mode only
Multi-Graphics Technology
  1. Support for NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ and 3-Way* /2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ technologies
    * Supported when using a 44-lane or 28-lane CPU (6-core or above).
  2. Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire™ and 3-Way* /2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies
    * Supported when using a 44-lane or 28-lane CPU (6-core or above).
USB Chipset+Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 Controller:
  1. 2 x USB Type-C™ ports on the back panel, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
Chipset+ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 2 Controller:
  1. 1 x USB Type-C™ port with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support, available through the internal USB header
Chipset+Realtek® USB 3.1 Gen 1 Hub:
  1. 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports on the back panel
Chipset:
  1. 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports available through the internal USB headers
  2. 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 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 CPU fan header
  4. 1 x water cooling CPU fan header
  5. 4 x system fan headers
  6. 2 x system fan/water cooling pump headers
  7. 1 x digital LED strip header
  8. 1 x digital LED strip power select jumper
  9. 2 x RGB (RGBW) LED strip headers
  10. 3 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
  11. 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  12. 1 x Intel® VROC Upgrade Key header
  13. 1 x front panel header
  14. 1 x front panel audio header
  15. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
  16. 1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
  17. 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 headers
  18. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  19. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header (2x6 pin, for the GC-TPM2.0_S module only)
  20. 1 x power button
  21. 1 x reset button
  22. 1 x Clear CMOS button
  23. 1 x OC button
  24. 2 x temperature sensor headers
Back Panel Connectors
  1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  2. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  3. 2 x DisplayPort In ports
  4. 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 connectors (USB Type-C™ ports, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support)
  5. 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
  6. 2 x RJ-45 ports
  7. 2 x MMCX antenna connectors (2T2R)
  8. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  9. 5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
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
BIOS
  1. 2 x 128 Mbit flash
  2. Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
  3. Support for DualBIOS™
  4. Support for Q-Flash Plus
  5. * The USB flash drive used must be a USB 2.0 flash drive.
  6. 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.
    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
    V-Tuner
  2. Support for Q-Flash
  3. Support for Xpress Install
Bundle 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. ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm
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.