ASUS Intel X299-XE ROG STRIX GAMING ATX Motherboard
ASUS ROG STRIX X299-XE GAMING, Intel X299, S 2066, DDR4, SATA3, 2x M.2, SLi/CrossFire, GbE, ac WiFi, USB 3.1 A+C, ATX
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ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming ups the aesthetic ante, with an eye-catching angular heatsink and I/O cover, laser-engraved bubblegram, and a lustrous metal nameplate with polychrome ROG logo.
Outshine the Competition
A well-tuned enthusiast system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips connected to the onboard RGB headers. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.
ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming features a duo of onboard 5050 RGB headers and an addressable header that can be connected to compatible lighting strips, fans, coolers, and PC cases, creating a new world of illumination possibilities. It also comes with a ROG addressable strip.
The latest high-core-count Intel Core i7 and i9 CPUs consume serious amounts of power — so ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming is equipped with serious VRM cooling. Featuring a high-mass, finned heatsink, the expansive surface area dissipates heat efficiently. And, to push the platform as far as you desire, we've even included a bracket that allows you to mount a bundled fan to accelerate the airflow.
Perfected Cooling for Unleashing Performance
ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming motherboards are equipped with an M.2 heatsink integrated into the PCH heatsink. With a huge cooling surface, the M.2 heatsink perfectly chills an inserted M.2 SSD — for consistent performance and reliability. Featuring a stylish angular design, the M.2 heatsink adds a beautiful touch to the build, while the T-sensor detects temperatures in the vital M.2 area for instant monitoring.
One-Click Overclock and Cooling, Done!
One click takes care of all that complex tuning. ASUS 5-Way Optimisation makes your PC smart. It dynamically optimises essential aspects of the system, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailored for your rig.
• An automated tuning utility that optimises overclocking and cooling profiles for your unique system configuration.
• Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and deliver optimal airflow when the system is crunching through CPU or GPU-intensive tasks.
• All-new stress test that allows users to optimise and overclock for CPU or memory-centric workloads.
CPU Performance Boost
Unleash your PC's full performance with the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility. A TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is the intelligence behind our automated system-tuning utility, offering the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclock parameters for optimal performance.
All-Round Energy Efficiency
With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimises power consumption and maximises savings with Away mode — a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.
Flexible Cooling Controls for Air or Liquid
With ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming you have comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and even all-in-one (AIO) coolers, via either Fan Expert 4 or our award-winning UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum — keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.
Precise Digital Power Control
Digi+ delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency and power -efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.
Optimise Per-Core Performance for Every App
Intel's latest processors feature per-core tuning, and the ASUS Turbo Core app makes use of this feature by enabling you to assign applications to specific processor cores, allowing you to prioritise compute power where it's needed most.
Cooler by Design
ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.
DDR4 Overclocking Strength in Numbers
With optimised trace paths for time-aligned signalling and minimal crosstalk, Third-generation ASUS T-Topology offers enhanced memory stability and compatibility, allowing support for memory speeds of DDR4 4133 MHz and beyond.
OC Design- ASUS Pro Clock II Technology
A dedicated base-clock generator that extends CPU and memory overclocking margins. This custom solution works in tandem with the TPU to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control, providing the flexibility to extract every ounce of performance from Intel® Core™ X-series processors.
Immerse yourself in sound with ROG Strix's SupremeFX audio technology. Utilising the S1220A codec, ROG Strix's SupremeFX audio solution is engineered to provide a flat frequency response and offer a neutral, detailed sound signature. The addition of two op-amps on the front panel headphone output ensures adequate voltage and current to drive headphones to their full potential. And our Sonic Studio software grants you full control over every aspect of audio, including noise reduction algorithms for communications, plus EQ adjustments to get the most from your headset or speakers.
Effective shielding preserves the integrity of audio signals to ensure best quality.
Dual OP Amplifiers
With two op-amps onboard you can pump exceptional audio to your favourite 32-600 Ohm impedance headphones.
Premium Nichicon Audio Capacitors
High-quality Japanese-made components produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.
Audio Line Shielding
Line shielding blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide pristine audio.
Sonic Studio III
Sonic Studio now supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.
• Sonic Studio Link: New Sonic Studio Link VR functionality extends its HRTF effects to headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
• App-Specific Profiles: Apply customised audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.
• Surround Sound: Surround sound for a truly immersive audio experience.
Sonic Radar III
ROG Sonic Radar III is all-new – with an evolved audio engine that processes sounds more accurately than ever, ensuring you're always aware of what's going on around you. A new on-screen arrow has also been added – to help you pinpoint the enemy position instantly!
• Improved Audio Algorithm: The new Sonic Radar audio algorithm is now even more accurate to allow enemies to be pinpointed with even more accuracy.
• 3D Engine: Sonic Radar III is built around its all new HUD with an in-game 3 dimensional arrow for a more intuitive experience.
• Audio Boost: The new audio boost feature now allows the boosted audio to be heard directly.
• Audio Radar: Sonic Radar 3 is effective regardless of surrounding noise and chaos.
Speed Up with Onboard M.2 up to 32Gbps
With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gbps data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, providing fast access to data.
Upgrade Your RAID
Unleash the ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC) feature with the addition of an ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 Card*, which allows you to attach up to four PCIe® 3.0 x16 M.2 drives — for a total bandwidth of up to 128Gbps. With VROC, you can utilise CPU PCIe lanes to configure a bootable RAID array, eliminating traditional DMI bottlenecks, so that storage transfers aren't held back by other traffic.
Lower CPU Workload, High TCP & UDP Throughput
Featuring the latest Intel® Ethernet (I219-V) for faster, smoother gaming. Intel Ethernet controllers have a natural synergy with their processors and chipsets, reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, so there's more power for games and other tasks.
2x2 Wi-Fi with MU MIMO
Next-level 802.11ac Wi-Fi with 2x2 dual-band 2.4/5GHz antennas offer up to 867Mbps* transfer speeds — and the very latest Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology ensures that every connected user** experiences the best wireless and online speeds!
Pump-Up Throughput, Best Surge Protection
LANGuard means safer, more reliable connections for your battles! Advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounting processes join forces to protect your Rampage VI Extreme's connection and deliver pumped-up throughput, plus electrostatically guarded and surge-protected components (ESD Guards) for 1.9x-greater tolerance to static electricity and 2.5x-greater protection (up to 15KV) against surges!
Team up to Banish Lag
GameFirst IV optimises network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming — and now we've added Multi-Gate Teaming to team all your networks for gargantuan bandwidth and the smoothest-ever gameplay. You'll also enjoy all-new intelligent mode, which automatically compiles a database by parsing new app data to ensure that every game is optimised for the best performance.
ProCool Power Connector
ASUS ProCool is the power connector reinvented! Compared with traditional power connectors, ProCool connectors ensure an exceptionally close and secure connection with the ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming motherboard. This design is stronger, and also benefits power efficiency: the flush connection enables lower impedance and better heat dissipation, allowing cooler operating temperature. ProCool even has a neat right-angled plug, helping you to keep the wiring out of the way!
Protect Your Graphics Card Investment
ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming features a VGA holder that eliminates ugly and potentially damaging graphics card sag by supporting the motherboard to prevent bowing and bending. The VGA holder is crafted from a single piece of strong sheet metal and is able to support up to 15 kg — so it provides serious support for even the heaviest graphic card!
SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured in a single step using a new insert-moulding process, SafeSlot integrates the slot with fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points.
Onboard LEDs indicate power status and potential problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device, for quick diagnosis.
DRAM Over-Current Protection
1 additional resettable fuse protects connection ports and DRAM against overcurrent and short-circuit damage.
The Digi+ VRM voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and ultra-clean power delivery to the CPU!
A clever, unobtrusive overlay keeps you in the game and allows you to browse the Web, email, IM, stream or record while you play. The overlay is dressed in colour-matched ROG skins to show you're part of an elite pack. Grab it now from the Overwolf Appstore.
ROG Clone Drive
All-new ROG Clone Drive is the smart, convenient cloning solution that quickly and efficiently replicates hard drives or SSDs. Clone Drive is so smart that it can clone one drive to two target drives at the same time, or image any file from your disk at breakneck speeds.
ROG's uniquely-intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favourite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds, getting to work the moment it's activated. RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times to stratospheric levels!
Beyond VR Ready
ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming isn't just VR Ready — it goes way beyond! The ASUS Beyond VR Ready marque means that ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance after you've taken off the headset. ASUS Beyond VR Ready opens up a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.
Intel® X299 chipset
The Intel X299 Express chipset supports LGA 2066- socket Intel Core X-series processors. It provides improved performance by utilising serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, X299 provides a maximum 10 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 8 SATA 6Gbps ports and 32Gbps M.2 support for faster data retrieval. Features • Intel® Core™ X Series processor family: Ready for the latest LGA 2066 socket CPUs.
• Aura Sync RGB: Synchronise LED lighting with a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear, including addressable RGB strips.
• Onboard M.2 heatsink: Cools your M.2 drive, delivering consistent storage performance and enhanced reliability.
• 5-Way Optimisation: Automated system-wide tuning, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailor-made for your rig.
• Gaming audio: SupremeFX S1220A teamed with Sonic Studio III create an aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action.
• Gaming connectivity: Dual M.2 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C™ connectors.
• Gaming networking: Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard GameFirst and 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO support.
• Gaming durability: ASUS SafeSlot and premium components for maximum endurance.
• ROG Strix freebies: Addressable RGB strip, fan, fan bracket and VGA holder all included, plus loads of little extras.
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- 36 months
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Date Issued: 22nd Jun 2017
These are exciting times to be in the market for a new CPU. AMD is back in the game with its competitive Ryzen processors, while Intel has upped the ante in the enthusiast space with a refresh of its High-end Desktop (HEDT).