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Gigabyte Intel X299 AORUS MASTER E-ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte AORUS MASTER, Intel X299, S 2066, DDR4, SATA3, 3x M.2, SLi/CrossFire, 2.5GbE, USB 3.1 A+C, E-ATX

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Scan code: LN95649 Manufacturer code: X299 AORUS MASTER
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Product Overview Wings of Excellence
The falcon utilizes its powerful wings to soar through the skies and lock down its prey. The AORUS Core takes inspiration from the falcon’s aerodynamic wings, incorporating a multi-layered design which features wing shaped contours and also resembles the falcon’s high velocity ascension and dive through the skies. With sleek and metallic armour, the AORUS Core symbolizes advancement in technology with its futuristic style.

12 Phase Digital Power Design
X299 AORUS MASTER motherboard uses an 12 phase digital CPU power design which includes both digital PWM Controller. These 100% digital controller and additional 8+8 Solid-pin CPU Power Connectors 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 the new 9th Generation Intel Core processors.

2X Copper PCB
GIGABYTE's exclusive 2X Copper PCBs design provides sufficient power trace paths between components to handle greater than normal power loads and to remove heat from the critical CPU power delivery area. This is essential to ensure the motherboard is able to handle the increased power loading that is necessary when overclocking.

Fins-Array Heatsink with 6mm Heatpipe and High Thermal Conductivity Pad
X299 AORUS MASTER uses Fins-Array Heatsink which increases the heat dissipation area by 300% compared to traditional heatsinks of the same size. By using LAIRD 1.5mm thick, 5W/mK high thermal conductivity pad, it can transfer 2.7x more heat than traditional thermal pads in the same time period. 6mm Heatpipe helps to transfer heat between two heatsinks which improves overall thermal balance of the MOSFETs.
Fins-Array: Increase 300% heat dissipation area compared to traditional heatsink in same size.
Active Fan: Built-in active cooling fan for faster MOSFET Heat dissipation; automatically adjust fan speed base on VRM temp.
6mm Heatpipe: Heatpipe helps to transfer heat between two heatsinks which improves overall thermal balance of the MOSFETs.
High Thermal Conductivity pad: By using 1.5mm thicker 5 W/mK thermal conductivity pad, it can transfer 2.7x more heat than usual thermal pad in the same time.
Thermal Baseplate: By using thermal pads between PCB back side components and baseplate to transfer heat and dissipate it by large metal plate.

Durable Design + I/O Shield Armour
• With an integrated base plate, GIGABYTE Motherboards give users a strong foundation to build their Gaming PCs.
• With an integrated I/O shield, building a GIGABYTE Ultra Durable PC is even easier.
• Integrated Power/Reset/Clear CMOS buttons on the I/O shield enable users easier debugging and operation.

4 Way Dual Wide PCIe Lanes Design
• 3 and 4-Way Graphics with up to 40 PCIe Lanes Bandwidth.
• X299 AORUS MASTER features unique PCI Express design that utilizes all 44 lanes from the CPU for full bandwidth.
• The placement allow users to install 4 dual wide PCIe cards in the same time.

Triple PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2
AORUS Gaming Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system's potential.

Extreme Performance with Gen3 x4 NVMe PCIe SSDs
X299 AORUS motherboards offer the industry's best compatibility in terms of NVMe storage for users who demand high capacity and seek the best performance. AORUS' unique design can be configured in RAID for record speeds of up to 3551 MB/s (Sequential Read), making AORUS the obvious choice for the ultimate PC.

GIGABYTE Ultra-Efficient M.2 Thermal Guard
With durability in mind, GIGABYTE provides a thermal solution for M.2 SSD devices. The M.2 Thermal Guard prevents throttling and bottlenecks from high speed M.2 SSDs as it helps to dissipate heat before it becomes an issue.

Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 4000MHz and Beyond
AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 4000MHz 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.

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.

Hi-Fi Audio System- As a Built-in Sound Card for Hi-Fi Audio Solution, can be grouped into 2 parts.
Audio Signal Process, not distorted digital signal go through ESS 9218 Sabre DAC for Digital/Analog converter with 130dB SNR, 112dB THD+N and supports higher impedance up to 600 O headphone. Further, audiophile grade capacitor and gold plated audio jack ensures the non-compensated audio performance. Audio Signal Optimization, TXC Oscillator provides precise time triggers to Digital-Analog Converters. WIMA Capacitors to deliver crystal and balanced sound.

All New Realtek High-End HD Audio Codec
ALC1220 120dB(A) SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp automatically detects impedance of your head-worn audio device, preventing issues such as low volume and distortion.
With the new VB series audio controller, stream your voice to the world vibrantly with both front/rear microphone SNR up to 110/114dB(A).

No More Confusion During In-Game Voice Chat
Microphone input with higher front dynamic range allows gamers to hear more clearly. No more misunderstandings, no more confusing GO! GO! GO! as NO! NO! NO!

2.5GbE LAN Onboard
Adoption of 2.5G LAN provide up to 2.5 GbE network connectivity, with at least 2 times faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking, perfectly designed for gamers with ultimate online gaming experience.
Supports Multi-Gig (10/100/1000/2500Mbps) RJ-45 Ethernet.

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.

Faster and Better Coverage with Intel® Dual Band 802.11ac WIFI+BT4.2 Module
The onboard 802.11ac WIFI module from Intel® supports up to 867 Mb/s wireless networks and BLUETOOTH 4.2. The bonded 2.4GHz/5GHz Dual Band and 2T2R antenna expands your coverage.

AORUS Antenna Supports Dual Band with Better Wi-Fi Signal
• All new antenna supported dual band 802.11ac 2.4GHz & 5GHz better signal strength compared to traditional antenna design.
• AORUS Antenna with smart antenna function for the best WIFI signal transmitting.
• Multiple angle tilt and magnetic base for the best signal strength direction and location.

USB TurboCharger
GIGABYTE patent pending USB TurboCharger technology allows users to recharge their mobile devices with stunning speed, up to 50% in less than 30 minutes*. By connecting the Front USB 3.0 Type-A chassis cable to our motherboard, users can utilize the USB TurboCharger to recharge both Android devices with QC 3.0 and Apple devices with Apple Fast-Charge function.

Performance Fuelled by Optane
The X299 AORUS Platform 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.

USB Type-C™ Front Panel Connector
Equipped with next generation connectivity AORUS Gaming Motherboards already support the chassis of the future. The onboard USB Type-C™ header for USB 3.1 Gen2 makes access convenient when connecting a USB 3.1 Gen2 drive or charging your new mobile device.

Connecting the Future - USB Type-C™
Intel's native USB 3.1 host controller provides USB 3.1 ports with speeds up to 10Gbps .With twice the bandwidth compared to its previous generation as well as 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.

RGB Fusion
With AORUS Motherboards, RGB Fusion is even better with Addressable LEDs.* RGB Fusion offers users the option to control onboard RGB and external RGB / Addressable LED light strips for their PC. Already feature filled with colours and patterns, RGB Fusion on X299 Series AORUS Motherboards are now upgraded with Addressable LED support. With external Addressable LED strips*, where each LED is digitally addressable, users can experience even more patterns, styles, and illuminations.
AORUS Motherboards will support either 5v or 12v Addressable LED lighting strips and up to 300 LED lights. RGB Fusion with Addressable LEDs comes with new patterns and various speed settings with more to come.

Multi-Zone Light Show Design
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 Software
With the all new RGB Fusion software, users have access to different preset LED lighting configurations with choice of colours on all supported products. You can even set the LEDs to synchronize with your favourite music or have them change colours to indicate the CPU temperature. For true lighting experts there is a dedicated product setting, which can be fully customized by individual area with its own effects.

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 colours and speeds for different modes, all this can be achieved away from the keyboard and monitor of their PC.

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
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.

Solid Pin Power Connectors
X299 AORUS motherboards feature solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8pin + 8pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during CPU overloading.
• Larger contact area for electricity.
• More metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated heat.
• Ultra durable and longer lifespan.

Industry Leading Ultra Durable PCIe Armour
The innovative one piece stainless steel shielding design from AORUS reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.

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

Hardware Troubleshooting at a Glance
Onboard LEDs controlled by the system BIOS indicate if a malfunction is occurring, allowing users to quickly diagnose which major component (CPU/DDR/VGA/HDD) is malfunctioning so they may take action promptly.

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.

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 are 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 frustration.

BIOS
New User Interface: All new EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one page including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, Fan.
My Favourites: Add constantly used items into the favourite menu for quick access.
Storage Information: Show all kinds of storage information including SATA, PCIE and M.2 interface.
Changelog: List all changes before saving and exiting bios. Quickly review overall settings modification.
Optimized Memory Installation Reminder: Displays correct installation reminder message when user installs two memory modules but runs single channel mode.
Intuitive Load Line Curve: Clearly show each loadline calibration setting in an intuitive curve graph.

App Centre
GIGABYTE App Centre is a useful portal of all GIGABYTE MB utilities and drivers, you can choose any utility you want to install from APP CENTER and keep you updated with latest utilities and drivers version.

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.

@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.

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 behaviour; these are the possibilities of the System Information Viewer. Features • Supports 9th Gen Intel® Core™ X Series Processors.
• Quad Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 8 DIMMs.
• Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready.
• 12 Phases Digital VRM Solution with Smart Power Stage.
• Advanced Thermal Design with Fins-Array and 6mm Heatpipe.
• Realtek 2.5GbE onboard and Intel® Gigabit LAN with cFosSpeed.
• Onboard Intel 802.11ac 2x2 Wi-Fi & AORUS Antenna.
• 130dB SNR AMP-UP Audio with High-End ESS SABRE 9218 DAC, ALC1220 and WIMA audio capacitors.
• USB TurboCharger for mobile device faster charging support.
• RGB FUSION with Multi-Zone RGB LED Light Show design, support Addressable LED & RGB LED strips.
• Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP.
• Front USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ Header.
• Triple Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 interface with Triple Thermal Guards.
• USB DAC-UP 2 with Adjustable Voltage.
Specifications
Core Specifications
Edition AORUS MASTER
Form Factor E-ATX
CPU Socket 2066
Chipset Intel X299
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channel Quad (4)
Memory Type (ECC) Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) UDIMM (Unbuffered)
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR4 - 2133
  • DDR4 - 2400
  • DDR4 - 2666(OC)
  • DDR4 - 2800(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3200(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3300(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3333(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3400(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3466(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3600(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3666(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3733(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3800(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3866(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4000(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 128GB
Audio
Audio Realtek ALC1220-VB 7.1 HD Audio
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
NVIDIA SLI Support 4-Way SLi
AMD CrossFire Support 4-Way CrossFire
Integrated Graphics  
On-Board Graphics Connectors None
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x M.2, 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110, PCIe 3.0/SATA
  • 1 x M.2, 2260/2280/22110, PCIe 3.0
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 Bandwidth)
  • 8 x SATA 6GB/s
SATA Support SATA3 / M.2
RAID Support via  
Storage Mode Support
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 10
  • RAID 5
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 2 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 2 x Addressable Digital RGB Header
  • 2 x Addressable Digital RGB Strip Power Select Jumper
  • 2 x BIOS switches
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 1 x CPU Fan Connector
  • 1 x CPU Water Pump/Fan Connector
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 1 x Front Panel Connector
  • 1 x Reset Button
  • 2 x RGB Header
  • 1 x S/PDIF-Out Header
  • 4 x System Fan header
  • 2 x System Fan/Water Pump Header
  • 2 x Temperature Sensor Header
  • 1 x Thunderbolt AIC Connector
  • 1 x TPM Header
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Front Header
  • 1 x Virtual RAID on CPU Connector
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type
  • 2.5 Gigabit LAN
  • 802.11ac WiFi LAN
Network Chip/Modules
  • 1 x 802.11ac WiFi + BT4.2
  • 1 x Intel (Gigabit LAN)
  • 1 x Realtek (Gigabit LAN)
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x Power Button
  • 1 x Rear Speaker Out
  • 2 x RJ-45
  • 1 x S/PDIF-Out (Optical)
  • 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
  • 6 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C
Additional Specifications
Water Cooled No
QPI Speed N/A
Board Dimensions 305 x 269 mm
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