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Gigabyte AORUS Intel Core-X X299 Gaming 3 ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte X299 AORUS GAMING 3, Intel X299, S 2066, DDR4, SATA3, Dual M.2, 3-Way SLi/CrossFire, Intel GbE, USB3.1 A+C, ATX

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Core-X X299 Gaming 3 Motherbroard from GIGABYTE AORUS

GIGABYTE X299 Motherboard
Dual M.2 Gamers Motherboard built on X299 chipset

With an aggressively redesigned armour and thermal heatsinks the X299 AORUS Gaming 3 is sure to turn heads and catch eyes. It is ultra-durable thanks to its top quality components and structure armour and features an array of technologies that push the boundaries of next-gen motherboards. The Gaming 3 from GIGABYTE is from their X299 range and as such boast some of the best performance capabilities available. Plus, it hosts numerous LEDs controlled through RGB Fusion for pure customization.

ATX
Form Factor
2066
CPU Socket
Intel X299
Chipset
DDR4
Memory Type

Professional X229 GIGABYTE Audio Quality

High Def Audio
ALC 1220 120dB SNR HD Audio

The ALC1220 is a high-performance multi-channel High Definition Audio Codec with up to 120dB SNR for crystal clear audio and features such as Smart Headphone Amp, 114dB SNR recording for precise voice chats and hardware decoding of DSD128, ensuring users get the best possible audio quality from their PC.

Headphone AMP
Smart Headphone AMP

Automatically detects impedance of your head-worn audio device, whether earbuds or high-end headphones to provide optimal audio dynamics—preventing issues such as low volume and distortion.

X299 Gaming 3 Cooling Power

Smart Fan 5
Smart X299 Motherboard Cooling Technologies

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
Intelligent Fan Behaviour

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.

X299 Cooling Control
Hybrid Fan Pin Headers and Temperature Sensors

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. Includes support for one High-Current Pump up to 3 Amps with built-in overcurrent protection—a must for high-end high current fans.

New Smart Fan 5 Software
New Smart Fan 5 Software

Choose from different modes, Quiet to Full Speed, to match your system usage scenario. For each fan or pump, you can use the intuitive fan curve to define trigger thresholds and corresponding fan speeds.

Interoperable Sensors and Fans: Each fan can be customized to operate at different speeds according to any defined temperature source input (except the CPU fan).

Fan Curve: Customize fan curves based on specific temperatures with the intuitive graphical UI.

Gaming 3 Performance with X299 Chipset

IR Digital PWM
IR Digital PWM and IR PowIRstage ICs

This new generation of IR digital power controllers and PowIRstage ICs feature Isense technology, which provide more precise current sensing accuracy. This helps evenly distribute the thermal loading between the PowIRstage ICs, preventing the overheating of each individual PowIRstage, resulting in longer lifespan and better reliability.

Server Level Chokes
Built-in Advanced Performance Tuning IC

GIGABYTE X299 series motherboards feature Server Level Chokes. Server level reliability / High current capacity / New design reduces heat created by power loss and provides efficient power delivery to CPU VRM area.

X299 Cooling Control
Hybrid Fan Pin Headers and Temperature Sensors

Turbo B-Clock Tuning IC in the X299 series motherboards enable overclockers to have the ability to change their BCLK frequency to a desired value of their choice. With the new linear range adjustment option of the Tuning IC, ranges from 90MHz to 500MHz are now possible, so that overclockers are not limited to the 5% ranges of traditional straps.

CPU PEG bus, chipset PCIe bus and DMI bus (link between CPU and chipset) have the ability to change from default of 100MHz linearly up to 200MHz synchronously (Turbo B-Clock overclocking range may vary according to CPU, chipset and used devices capabilities.)

Speed Performance from GIGABYTE X299 Gaming 3

Intel OPTANE
PERFORMANCE FUELED BY OPTANE

The GIGABYTE X299 Platform is the first enthusiast platform that 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.

Dual M2
Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2

With two NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 connectors onboard, GIGABYTE brings to the user PCI-Express connectivity for SSD devices. Delivering up to 32 Gb/s data transfer speed per connector, the dual M.2 provides an ideal storage solution as it also supports RAID modes.

U.2 Adaptor
NVMe Performance for PCIe SSDs

The new Intel 750 series SSDs offer an incredible increase in performance over SATA drives. Using the NVMe protocol which takes advantage of the fast bandwidth of PCIe Gen3 x4 lanes (32 Gb/s), the drives are a clear advantage for users looking to boot their OS faster, load their games in a flash and access large files without waiting. By implementing the U.2 Adaptor to support the 2.5” Intel 750 Series drive, GIGABYTE ensures that the users can benefit from the best performance (U.2 Adaptor is purchased separately. SSDs and cables not included.)

Control and Manipulate the Gaming 3 X299 with Ease

Refreshed BIOS
Refreshed BIOS Easy, Smart, and Friendly

The BIOS is essential for users during initial setup to allow for the most optimal settings. With a new GUI and easier to use functionalities, GIGABYTE has been able to reinvent the BIOS to give users a better experience while setting up their new system. *Photos are for reference only. Product features may vary by model.

GIGABYTE APP Center
GIGABYTE APP Center

The GIGABYTE APP Center gives you easy access to a wealth of GIGABYTE apps that help you get the most from your GIGABYTE motherboard. Using a simple, unified user interface, GIGABYTE APP Center allows you to easily launch all GIGABYTE apps installed on your system, check related updates online, and download the latest apps, drivers, and BIOS.

EasyTune
Overclocking to Boost Your Frame Rates

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. Get the highest levels of performance from your PC with easy-to-use GIGABYTE overclocking features.

Rapid Connectivity Technologies

Intel GbE LAN
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.

USB 3.1 controller
PURE SPEED GIGABYTE Extreme USB 3.1 Motherboards

The ASMEDIA 3142 USB 3.1 controller utilizes 2 PCIe Gen3 lanes, offering a total of up to 16 Gb/s, which means you have extra bandwidth to take full control of the 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 ports. With twice the bandwidth compared to its previous generation, and backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and 3.0, the much improved USB 3.1 protocol USB Type-A connector for better compatibility over a wider range of devices.

Best Quality Motherboard Components Protection

SULFURIZATION PROTECTION
START SULFURIZATION PROTECTION

Sulfur compounds in the air can penetrate tiny onboard resistors creating chemical change and causing these resistors to open or short. If either of these occurs the motherboard will fail to function. By equipping resistors with an Anti-Sulfur Design GIGABYTE gives Ultra Durable Motherboards a whole new meaning.

DualBIOS
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.

Solid Caps
Long Lifespan Durable Black Solid Caps

GIGABYTE motherboards integrate the absolute best quality solid state capacitors that are rated to perform at maximum efficiency for extended periods, even in extreme performance configurations. With ultra-low ESR no matter how high the CPU load, this provides peace of mind for end users who want to push their system hard, yet demand absolute reliability and stability. These exclusive capacitors also come in customized jet black, exclusively on GIGABYTE motherboards.

G Connector
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 being 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 some frustrations.

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  • - VR requires more performance than Full HD graphics for a steady 90FPS or greater.
  • - Only Gaming PCs can provide the best VR experience.
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Details
Duration:
24 months
Type:
Direct
DOA Period:
7 days
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
GIGABYTE
Telephone:
08442449999
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Date Issued: 22nd Jun 2017

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