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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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Gigabyte Intel X299 AORUS MASTER Motherboard

Gigabyte Intel X299 AORUS MASTER Motherboard

Make the X299 the Core of your Monster RigAt the centre of your build is the motherboard and GIGABYTE-AORUS has delivered the X299 AORUS Master. A suited and booted motherboard that supports the top end Intel 9th Gen X Series processors, has 3 M.2 SSD storage options that are covered with thermal heatsinks and the AORUS Master has the potential to have a 4 way graphics card set up for unbeatable gaming performance. With the X299 AORUS Master, RGB Fusion 2.0 is even better with Addressable LEDs. RGB Fusion 2.0 offers users the option to control on-board RGB and external RGB / Addressable LED light strips for their PC. With a vast array of supporting features and the capability to do some extreme builds the X299 is the motherboard to create truly powerful gaming and workstations rigs.

Intel X299Chipset

LGA 2066CPU Socket

Intel Core X SeriesCompatible CPUs

E-ATXForm Factor

Supports 9th Gen Intel Core X Series Processor

intel core i9 9th gen x series

Power Up Your Workstation Supporting the Intel X-Series of CPU's including the extremely powerful Intel Core i9-9980XE, powered by a huge 18 Cores and 36 Threads to address the simultaneous, compute-intensive demands of creators and their intensive workloads. The X-Series CPU's from Intel work well with the Intel X299 AORUS MASTER Motherboard giving you one of the best performing workstations available to you.

AORUS X299 Master Power Features

Digital Power Design

Delivering Precise power to sensitive components 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.

copper PCB

handle greater power loads 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.

AORUS Master Efficient Cooling Features

Heatsinks, Heatpipes and High Thermal Pads working together The Fin-Array Heatsink increases the heat dissipation area by 300% compared to similar sized traditional heatsinks. By using a 1.5 mm thick high thermal conductivity pad the X299 AORUS Master can transfer 2.7X more heat than traditional thermal pads. Working alongside them is the heatpipes which further dissipate heat between two heatsinks which improves overall thermal cooling.

Efficient Cooling Features

Secure and Strong Base plate + Integrated I/O Shield Armour

Strong Base Plate I/O Shield Armour

Durable design and easy installation The X299 AORUS Master motherboard gives you a strong foundation to build your gaming PC with the help of the integrated base plate. Don't fret anymore about I/O shield installation as AORUS have included a built in I/O shield which allows you to install your motherboard with no hassle, also on the I/O is a included Power/Reset/Clear button configuration for easier debugging and operation.

4 Way Dual Wide PCIe Lanes Design

4 way PCIe support

Install 4 Dual Wide PCIe CardsGet the ultimate graphics performance with the X299 AORUS Master Motherboard, with a potential of a 4-way graphics setup and with the unique PCI Express design you can utilize all 44 lanes from the cpu for full bandwidth. Go overkill with this motherboard and get incredible gaming results with a souped up gaming rig.

Boost your Storage with Triple PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2


Maximize your Potential Obtain triple M.2 SSD's to really boost your system, with the option of having 3 M.2 Slots you can add multiple storage options that are not only convenient and cooled efficiently but can give you the added storage that is lightning fast.

Ultra-Efficient M.2 Thermal Guards


Keep your storage cool and at its best With durability in mind, AORUS 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.

Boost Your Memory Performance to the Limit

4 way PCIe support

Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 4000MHz and Beyond A tested and proven platform for RAM that goes the extra mile, ensuring your memory module is XMP capable and activated you can push the boundaries of your RAM and obtain up to 4000MHz.

Aorus RGB Fusion LED Lighting

AORUS Z390 RGB Lighting

Multi-Zone Light Show Design RGB Fusion offers users the option to control onboard RGB and external RGB / Addressable LED light strips for their PC. 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

RGB Fusion SoftwareSet LEDs to synchronize with your favorite music or have them change colors to indicate the CPU temperature.

rgb fusion app

RGB Fusion APPThe GIGABYTE RGB Fusion mobile app users can watch as they control the lighting within their gaming PC

Prevent Distorted Audio with Smart Headphone Amp

4 way PCIe support

CRYSTAL CLEAR HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO Automatically detects your head-worn audio device and adjusts accordingly, whether earbuds or high-end headphones the Smart Headphone Amp provides optimal audio dynamics, preventing issues such as low volume and distortion.

Improve Network Latency and Maintain Low Ping Times

Intel GbE LAN

Handle your Network Traffic with Intel GbE LANIntel 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 Coverage with Dual Band WiFi

Intel GbE LAN

Utilise Both 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wireless ConnectionsThe onboard 802.11ac WIFI module from Intel supports up to 867 Mb/s wireless networks and BLUETOOTH 4.2. Capable of providing both 2.4GHz/5GHz an all new antenna gives a better signal strength compared to a traditional antenna design, a smart antenna function that searches for the best WiFi signal and multiple angle tilt and magnetic base for the best signal strength and direction.

Convenient USB Access and Connectivity

USB Type-C Front Panel

USB Type-C Front Panel ConnectorEquipped with next generation connectivity onboard AORUS X299 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 drive or charging your new mobile device.

Observe your System's Status with AORUS' Smart Fan 5

smart fan

Maintain cooling Efficiency with Temperature SensorsWith 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.

AORUS BIOS and Applications

New User Interface AORUS has specially designed the BIOS to provide users the most premium experience while constructing their new system, with a new GUI and easier to use functionalities. The BIOS is crucial for users during initial setup to allow for the most optimal settings.

AORUS APP Center The AORUS APP Center gives you easy access to a wealth of AORUS apps that help you get the most from your AORUS motherboard. Easily launch all AORUS apps installed on your system, check related updates online, and download the latest apps, drivers, and BIOS.

EasyTune™ AORUS' 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 AORUS @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 APRUS 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 AORUS 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.

AORUS Ultra-Durable Components

solid plated connectors

Ultra-durable and longer lifespan AORUS X299 motherboards feature solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8pin + 4pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during CPU overloading. They allow for a larger contact area for electricity to pass through, with more metal quantity to help sustain higher power and generated heat. The solid pin power connectors are built to be ultra durable and have a longer lifespan than traditional designed pins.

memory armour

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

pcie armour

Super Strong 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.

double lock

GIGABYTE Patented Double Locking Bracket The PCI-E slots utilise Gigabyte’s patented double locking bracket with a soldered back section which creates a strong bracket that will stop any movement and protect whatever is connected to the PCIe slots.

Software to Enhance Your Games and Streams

Providing a Unique Hassle-Free Experience Optimise and improve your connection with WTFast, the Gamers Private Network (GPN). Cast your game anywhere and experience the greatest gaming moments with XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster. Host your game like a pro and with just one click stream your gameplay to Twitch, chat to fellow gamers and interact with social media integration.

Save power with one simple click with CEC Energy Saving technology. GIGABYTE motherboards can achieve lower power consumption under idle mode and fully comply with new CEC 2019 power consumption requirement.


WTFAST (GPN)Enhance your online game performance with WTFast, the Gamers Private Network (GPN); which optimises your connection.


XSPLIT GAMECASTER + BROADCASTERCast your game anytime, anywhere with only one click. The fully optimised social media integration allows you to instantly connect for real-time chats.


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36 months
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
36 months
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Intel X299 chipset motherboards
Intel X299 chipset motherboards
Date Issued: 22nd Jun 2017

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