Scan code: LN103743 Manufacturer code: AORUSMASTER

Gigabyte X299X AORUS MASTER E-ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte X299X AORUS MASTER, S 2066, DDR4, SATA3, 3x M.2, SLi/CrossFire, 10GbE, USB 3.2, E-ATX

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Scan code: LN103743 Manufacturer code: AORUSMASTER
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Gigabyte X299X AORUS MASTER Motherboard with Triple M.2 PCIe

Gigabyte X299X AORUS MASTER Intel Motherboard

sleek and metallic armor, the AORUS Core symbolizes futuristic style. The new meaning of leading motherboard advancement is GIGABYTE's X299X AORUS MASTER Intel-X Series motherboard. Featuring broad DDR4 XMP compatibility, for a superb memory performance. Prevalent thermal advantages combined with quality power design, safeguards your motherboard and makes sure everything stays cool, while also providing maximum performance. Triple PCIe M.2 slots and the 3/4 Way configuration design, ensures more space with more slots for your benefit. The X299X AORUS MASTER delivers next generation 5GbE BASE-T LAN networking, storage, and WIFI connectivity to keep you up to speed. Make an interesting light show with RGB Fusion 2.0, where with this innovative software you can create stunning lighting effects and have full control of onboard RGB or Addressable LED light strips.

Intel X299Chipset

2066CPU Socket

Intel X-SeriesCompatible CPUs

E-ATXForm Factor

Stunning Aesthetics with RGB Fusion 2.0

rgb fusion 2.0

personalise the lighting effects across all supported devices RGB Fusion 2.0 has been redesigned with full support with Addressable LEDs. This software offers you full control of onboard RGB and external RGB or Addressable LED light strips. With external Addressable LED strips, where each LED is digitally addressable, you can test out tonnes of patterns, styles, and illuminations. The new gaming mode makes the lighting effects interactive with selected games to bring you the most immersive gaming experience. Show off your gaming aesthetic across all supported devices with the integrated intuitive interface, which offers you an amazing solution for customizing the lighting effects of your PC.

* AORUS Motherboards will support either 5v or 12v Addressable LED lighting strips and up to 300 LED lights. RGB Fusion 2.0 with Addressable LEDs comes with new patterns and various speed settings with more to come. * Addressable LEDs are available only on select Motherboards, external LED Strips, Addressable LED Strips are not included with Motherboard purchase.

Boost Your System with Triple M.2 Technology

m2 slots

GIGABYTE Ultra-Efficient M.2 Thermal Guard AORUS Motherboards are built to deliver M.2 technology to users who want to enhance their system's potential. With Triple PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 slots, and durability in mind, GIGABYTE offers a thermal solution for M.2 SSDs. The Ultra-Efficient 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.

4 Way Dual Wide PCIe Lanes Design

3-4 way wide configuration

Unparalleled performance The X299X AORUS MASTER design features 3- and 4-Way Graphics with up to 40 PCIe Lanes Bandwidth. The unique PCI Express design utilizes all 48 lanes from the CPU for full bandwidth. This placement allow users to install 4 dual wide PCIe cards in the same time.

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.

Experience Next Generation Connectivity

Supreme 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 MASTER provides all next generation network, storage, and WIFI connectivity to keep you up to speed.


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.

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

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.

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

12 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 840A.

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

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 MASTER 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.


XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster Cast your game anytime, anywhere now you can set up your stage and share the greatest gaming moments with XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster! Fully optimized social media integration is ready for real-time chats—keeping you notified yet focused in the game. It takes just one click to stream your gameplay to Twitch.


WTFAST Gamers Private Network Take control of your gaming experience with WTFast, a Gamers Private Network (GPN); which optimizes and improves your connection from end to end. Experience up to 60% overall connection improvement. Receive FREE unlimited access to PC Gaming Launchpad, supporting over 800 MMO gaming. Monitor your Game Ping and Connection Statistics continuously.

Passive Cooling for the Ultimate Heat Dissipation

CPU draws bigger power than ever, Thermal solution are pushed to a limit. On X299X AORUS MASTER, there are 3 set of Fins-Array Heatsink with 6mm Heatpipe. In demand to place triple protection, GIGABYTE try hard to clear a path for it. Furthermore, the Fins-Array Heatsink increases the heat dissipation area by 300% matched to regular heatsinks of the same size. By using LAIRD 1.5mm thick, 5W/mK high thermal conductivity pad, it transfers 2.7x more heat than regular thermal pads in the same time period. The 6mm Heatpipe helps to transfer heat between heatsinks which to get thermal balance more quickly. On the back, GIGABYTE use Nanocarbon coating on baseplate.


3 x Fins-Array HeatsinkIncrease 300% heat dissipation area compared to traditional heatsink in same size.


3 x 6mm HeatpipeHeatpipe helps to transfer heat between heatsinks that helps to get thermal balance of the MOSFETs more quickly.


Nanocarbon Baseplate 10% cooler than baseplate without coating.


High Thermal Conductivity PadBy using 1.5mm thicker 5 W/mK thermal conductivity pad, it transfer 2.7x more heat than usual thermal pad in the same time period.

GIGABYTE Re-engineered Thermal Baseplate

motherboard baseplate

nanostructure of carbon molecules for thermal conductivity GIGABYTE's X299X AORUS MASTER features NanoCarbon coating, which is a thin layer on the base plate through electrostatic adhesion to enhance thermal radiation capability. This base plate is crafted with aluminium instead of traditional iron guarantees 3 times the thermal conductivity. The transfer of heat from the backside PCB to the base plate so then the NanoCarbon base plate dissipates heat passively. This innovative thermal solution effectively lowers backside PWM component temperature by 10%.

Ultra-Durable AORUS Components

solid pin connectors

Ultra-durable and longer lifespan X299X 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.

Outstanding Hi-Fi Audio System

dts audio

spatially accurate 3D audio experience for gaming DTS :X® Ultra recreates an authentic, 3D audio experience for gaming over any headphones or speakers. Supports channel-based, scene based and object-based audio. Offering out-of-the-box calibration for a range of headphones and speakers. Features post-processing enhancements and device level tuning for DTS® codecs. DTS Sound Unbound* leverage Microsoft Spatial, enables the the most believable, 3D audio experience for games. Immersion through DTS Headphone:X means in the sonic landscape, stationary and moving sounds can be heard from above, below or around the listener. Sounds pass around the listener with amazing externalization and accurate localization.


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 audio that completely surrounds you during intense gaming or when you're listening to music.


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


Nichicon Fine Gold(Audio Signal Amplification) Nichicon Fine Gold Capacitors deliver unbelievably true and accurate acoustic sound.

Core Specifications
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
  • DDR4 - 2933
  • 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)
  • DDR4 - 4133(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4266(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4333(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 256GB (8x32GB)
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
  • 3 x M.2 PCIe/SATA
  • 1 x M.2, 22-42/60/80/110, PCIe Gen3x4
  • 1 x M.2, 22-60/80/110, PCIe Gen3
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 Bandwidth)
SATA Support SATA3
RAID Support via Intel® SATA RAID 0/1/10/5
Storage Mode Support
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready
  • Intel VROC Ready
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 10
  • RAID 5
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 2 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 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 Intel VROC Upgrade Key Header
  • 2 x LED strip connector
  • 3 x M.2 Connector
  • 1 x Noise Detection Header
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Reset Button
  • 2 x RGB (RGBW) LED Strip Header
  • 8 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 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 (Trusted Platform Module)
  • 3 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Port
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type
  • 802.11ax WiFi LAN
  • Wired 5 Gigabit LAN (100/1000/2500/5000)
  • Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)
Network Chip/Modules
  • 1 x 802.11ax WiFi + BT5
  • 1 x Aquantia GbE LAN (10Gb/5Gb/2.5Gb/1000Mb/100Mb)
  • 1 x Intel (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 Q-Flash Plus Button
  • 1 x Rear Speaker Out
  • 2 x RJ-45
  • 1 x S/PDIF-Out (Optical)
  • 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 6 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C
Additional Specifications
Water Cooled No
QPI Speed N/A
Board Dimensions 305 x 269 mm
Note 1. Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website. 2. Most hardware/software vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the GIGABYTE website.
Additional Information
Scan Code LN103743
GTIN 4719331806996

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36 months
Return to base
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
36 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
0871 472 4747
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