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Gigabyte X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE Intel X-Series XL-ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE, Intel X299, S 2066, DDR4, SATA3, 3x M.2, SLi/CrossFire, USB 3.2 Gen2, XL-ATX

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Gigabyte X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE Motherboard

Gigabyte X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE Intel Motherboard

DESIGNED WITHOUT LIMITS Inventive design, cutting-edge functionality, advanced aesthetics, thermal design, next generation network connectivity, and Hi-Fi level audio system. X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE Intel-X Series is the new definition of a leading motherboard innovation. Featuring the world’s first AORUS All-In-One Monoblock that covers some of the most important areas on a motherboard. Extreme thermal advantages paired with power design ensures your motherboard stays cool while also delivering maximum performance. Watercooled Dual NVMe PCIe M.2 and the AORUS AIC Adapter both maximize your PC, while the 3-Way configuration design allows for more space with more slots. X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE provides all next generation network, storage, and WIFI connectivity to keep you up to speed. GIGABYTE has produced a motherboard that is equal parts beast and beauty, with RGB Fusion 2.0 you can create a lighting style for every occasion, and with the bundled AORUS RGB fan commander professional modders can add even more colour to their system.

Intel X299Chipset

2066CPU Socket

Intel X-SeriesCompatible CPUs

XL-ATXForm Factor

In-Depth Look of the AORUS X299X Thermal Design


Automatic emergency shut down with leak detection Accelerate your creativity with the World's first All-In-One Monoblock from AOROUS, which covers both CPU, VRM, SSD and PCH areas. The extreme thermal design features a Leak Detection Circuit around the whole Monoblock, and it also automatically shuts down preventing any damage. Inside there is an addressable RGB LED lighting effect, and thermal pad that adopts high thermal conductivity. With the solid back-plate this prevents distortion on the motherboard, plus the high density copper fins work for extreme heat dissipation ensuring that your X299X motherboard stays cool.
The Monoblock is highly compatible with universal G1/4 threads.

Exclusive AORUS Gen4 AIC Adaptor


the Advanced Thermal Solution for PCIe 4.0 SSD AORUS Gen4 AIC Adaptor allows room for 4x PCIe 4.0/3.0 M.2 slots and is Full PCIe 4.0 Ready in the overall design. Equipped with a very advanced thermal solution, including 5.5mm pure copper heatsink, 5cm double ball bearing fan, M.2 SSD baseplate and multiple thermal pads to cool down both sides of 4x M.2 high performance SSD with active cooling. Users can choose 3 different fan profiles based on hardware configuration to reach perfect balance of high storage performance and low noise.
With AORUS Storage Manager, which is dedicated software for the AORUS Gen4 AIC Adaptor, allows users to enable RAID 0 on multiple M.2 SSD in a single click, and monitoring overall temperature on SSD and PCB to change different fan profiles based on users’ hardware configuration.

Maximize Your System with Watercooled M.2 Slots

m2 slots

Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 AORUS Gaming Motherboards are tailored to deliver M.2 technology to users who want to enhance their system's potential. With dual M.2 slots, the location are carefully arranged to ensure M.2 SSD are watercooled and never encounter any throttling issue.

AORUS 3 Way Wide Configuration

3-way wide configuration

reinforced slots for your motherboard The X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE design features Full 3x PCIe x16 slots with specialized location to support two 3X Slot wide graphics cards, and still have enough space for another PCIe x16 AIC SSD.

Unparalleled Performance with Support for DDR4 XMP


Up to 4333MHz and Beyond* Gain an immensely improved performance boost with support for DDR4 XMP. All users have to do is ensure that their memory module is XMP capable and activate the XMP function and enabled on their AORUS motherboard. AORUS offers a tested and proven platform that warrants proper compatibility with profiles up to 4333MHz and beyond.

Create a Personalised Light Show with RGB Fusion 2.0

rgb fusion 2.0

customize the lighting effects across all supported devices If you're looking for more LED customizations than ever, users can modify their PC to suit their style. With full RGB support and redesigned RGB Fusion 2.0 software, gaming enthusiasts have control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard. Choose from a variety of eye-catching effects and add even more illumination with more light strip support. The new gaming mode makes the lighting effects interactive with selected games to bring you the most immersive gaming experience.

rgb commander

INCLUDED AORUS RGB FAN COMMANDER FOR ENTHUSIASTS AORUS have exclusively bundled the AORUS RGB Fan Commander for professional casemodders looking to customize their system with RGB LED Lighting. The commander is easy to install inside the chassis with its compact size and magnetic base. All Hybrid Fan Headers and RGB/Addressable LED Headers have independently controlled speed and lighting patterns.
Features 8 Hybrid Fan Headers, 8 RGB LED Headers, 8 Addressable LED Headers, two external temperature sensors, and two USB 2.0 header for additional USB RGB devices.

Experience Next Generation Connectivity


Ultimate online gaming with faster connection speed A Flagship product needs to be future-proof so your system stays up-to-date with the latest technology. X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE provides all next generation network, storage, and WIFI connectivity to keep you up to speed.

Dual Thunderbolt™ 3The fastest 40Gb/s single-wire connection available over two USB Type-C™ connectors on the back I/O of the GIGABYTE X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE.

Intel® WiFi 6 802.11axIntel Wireless solution supports 802.11ax, enables gigabit wireless performance, provides smooth video streaming, better gaming experience, few dropped connections and speeds up to 2.4Gbps*. Moreover, Bluetooth 5 provides 4X range over BT 4.2 and with faster transmission.

Multi-Gigabit SupportGet the ultimate online gaming experience with faster connection speed. Backward compatible with 5/2.5/1Gbps network, no re-wiring needed. Also compatible with a 10G Multi-Gig Ethernet Switch.

AQUANTIA® AQC107High-performance, backward compatible with 10GBASE-T/ 5GBASE-T/ 2.5GBASE-T/ 1000BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX Ethernet Controller, provides up to 10 GbE network connectivity, with 10x faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking and is perfectly designed for media centers, workstations and gamers.

All new smart antenna supportAll new antenna supported 802.11ac 2.4GHz & 5GHz, 4dBi signal gain. Features 2x signal strength compared to traditional antenna design, two 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.

innovative gigabyte usb turbochargerGIGABYTE USB TurboCharger technology allows users to recharge their mobile devices with stunning speed, up to 50% in less than 30 minutes. By connecting Front USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A cable of chassis to the motherboard, USB TurboCharger can recharge both Android devices with QC 3.0 and Apple devices with Apple Fast-Charge function.

The X299X AORUS Power Design and Connectors

GIGABYTE's exclusive 2X Copper PCBs design The 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.

power design

16 Phase Digital Power DesignHigh current capacity and enhanced Power Stage MOSFET and is capable of providing 70A of power from each phase, for a total of incredible 1120A.


8+8 Solid Pin CPU Power8+8 Solid-pin CPU Power Connectors offer incredible precision in delivering power to components with added metal shielding.


POSCAP for Transient OptimizationThis means lower temperatures, improved durability and easier motherboard insulation.


IR Digital PWM ControllerFeaturing the IR digital CPU power design which includes a digital PWM Controller.

Extreme AORUS Motherboard Cooling Features

Intelligent Fan Control Design with Fan Stop The X299X AORUS WATERFORCE Motherboard features Smart Fan 5 with this you can ensure your gaming rig can conserve its performance while remaining cool. With Smart Fan 5 you can interchange fan headers to mirror different thermal sensors at different places on the motherboard. Furthermore, Smart Fan 5 features hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been employed to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly. You can choose from different modes, Quiet to Full Speed, to match your system usage preferences. For each fan or pump, you can use the intuitive fan curve to define trigger thresholds and corresponding fan speeds.


Fan Headers


External Fan / Water Pump Connectors


Noise Detection Cable


Internal Temperature Sensors


External Temperature Sensors

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.

keep updated with the latest utilities AORUS APP Center gives you access to a wealth of AORUS apps that help you get the most from your AORUS motherboard. Launch all AORUS apps installed on your system, check related updates online, and download the latest apps, drivers, and BIOS.

fine-tune your system settings 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.

central location to access to your current system status 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 behaviour. With the new Noise Detection function, you can monitor noise level of all devices including fans, CPU coolers, and graphics cards in real time.

Amazing Hi-Fi Audio System

ENJOY GAMING WITH IMMERSIVE SOUND The X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE Motherboard offer two ESS DAC both on rear and front audio to give you pure and complete audio experience.


Gold plated audio jacksHigh resistance Gold Plated audio jacks help to protect from corrosion and oxidation.


TXC OscillatorPrecise TXC Oscillator provides accurate time triggers to Digital-Analog Converters.


Audiophile Grade CapacitorsFamous WIMA capacitors are used as feedback signal processing to deliver crystal and balanced sound.


DTS :X® UltraRecreates an authentic, spatially accurate 3D audio experience for gaming over any headphones or speakers. Supports channel-based, scene based and object-based audio. Provides out-of-the-box calibration for a range of headphones and speakers. Provides post-processing enhancements and device level tuning for DTS® codecs.


ESS 9218True 2vrms outputs are capable of driving professional high impedance headphones and deliver professional line-level outputs. Supports QUAD DAC™ to deliver superb 124dB DNR and 112dB THD+N. Analog Volume Control delivers 130dB SNR at low listening levels by reducing noise as the audio signal decreases.


Realtek ALC1220-VBTrue Hi-Fidelity Music (Digital Audio) provides the ultimate surround sound audio experience for your entertainment and enables incredible DSD music playback. Enjoy unbelievably immersive music and crisp audio that completely surrounds you during intense gaming or when you're listening to your favourite tracks.

GIGABYTE Durable Design and Easy Installation

motherboard durability

Base plate and I/O Shield Armor GIGABYTE Motherboards like the AORUS X299X XTREME WATERFORCE are built with an integrated base plate giving users a strong foundation to build their perfect gaming rig. With an incorporated I/O shield, building a GIGABYTE Ultra Durable PC is even easier.

Ultra-Durable AORUS Components

solid pin connectors

Ultra-durable and longer lifespan X299 AORUS motherboards feature solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8pin + 8pin 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

stainless steel shielding design 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

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

Q-flash Plus

CPU-Free USB BIOS Updates Updating your BIOS on your AORUS motherboard can be done in a flash, even without memory or CPU onboard. Utilizing the EC Controller, the BIOS on your AORUS Motherboard can now be updated through Q-Flash Plus even if your system is unable to boot. A LED next to the EC controller will notify you once the procedure is complete and you are ready to boot your system normally.


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36 months
Return to base
DOA Period:
14 days
RTB Period:
36 months
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