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Posted by Damon Bailey on Monday, August 28, 2017 - 8:00am

Features & Specifications

Asus ROG STRIX X299E Gaming

 

 

Specifications

CPU

  • Intel® Socket 2066 Core™ X-Series Processors

* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 3.0 Support Depends on the CPU types.

Chipset

  • Intel® X299

Memory

  • Intel® Core™ X-series Processors (6-core above)
  • 8 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
  • Intel® Core™ X-series Processors (4-core)
  • 4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
  • ** Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
  • * Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.

Multi-GPU Support

  • Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
  • Supports NVIDIA® 3-Way SLI™ Technology
  • Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI™ Technology
  • Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
  • Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
  • Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology

Expansion Slots

  • 44-Lane CPU-
  • Intel® Core™ X-Series Processors Family
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x16/x16, x16/x16/x8)
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x4 (max at x4 mode) *1
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
  • 28-Lane CPU-
  • Intel® Core™ X-Series Processors Family
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x16/x8, x16/x8/x1)
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x4 (max at x4 mode) *1
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
  • 16-Lane CPU-
  • Intel® Core™ X-Series Processors Family
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x8/x8, x8/x8/x1)
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x4 (max at x4 mode) *1
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1

Storage

  • Intel® Core™ X-Series Processors Family :
  • 1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
  • 1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
  • 8 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
  • Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
  • Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel Rapid Start Technology
  • Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

LAN

  • Intel® I219V
  • Anti-surge LANGuard
  • ROG GameFirst IV
  • Wireless Data Network
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth V4.2

Audio

  • SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A
    • Dual Headphone Amplifiers
    • Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
    • Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
    • High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR stereo playback input
    • SupremeFX Shielding Technology
    • Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback *2

Audio Features:

  • SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
  • Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
  • Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
  • Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors: Provide warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
  • Sonic Radar III
  • Sonic Studio III

USB Ports

  • ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller :
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s)
  • ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller :
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (2 at back panel, , Type-A + USB Type-CTM)
  • Intel® X299 Chipset :
  • 8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at back panel, +blue, 4 at mid-board)
  • Intel® X299 Chipset :
  • 4 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, , 2 at mid-board)

ROG Exclusive Features

  • ROG RAMCache II
  • ROG CPU-Z
  • ROG CloneDrive
  • Overwolf
  • GameFirst IV
  • ROG Aura
    • Aura Lighting Control
    • Aura RGB Strip Headers

Special Features

  • OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock II Technology
  • ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5 :
    • 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ VRM, Fan Xpert 4, and Turbo Core App

AURA:

  • Aura Lighting Control
  • Aura RGB Strip Headers
  • Aura Lighting Effects Synchronization with compatible ASUS ROG devices
  • Aura Addressable Strip Header(s)

ASUS Exclusive Features:

  • USB BIOS Flashback
  • AI Suite 3
  • Ai Charger
  • Onboard Button: Power
  • ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface

ASUS EZ DIY:

  • ASUS EZ Flash 3
  • ASUS USB BIOS Flashback
  • ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
  • Multi-language BIOS

ASUS Q-Design:

  • ASUS Q-Shield
  • ASUS Q-Code
  • ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
  • ASUS Q-Slot
  • ASUS Q-DIMM
  • ASUS Q-Connector

Gaming Aesthetics:

  • 3D printing friendly
  • AURA-RGB Lighting
  • M.2 Onboard(The latest transfer technologies with up to 32Gb/s data transfer speeds)

Back I/O Ports

  • 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A + USB Type-CTM
  • 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue)
  • 2 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback)
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
  • 5 x Audio Jack(s)
  • 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
  • 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.0/3.0+HS)

Internal I/O Ports

  • 1 x Aura Addressable Strip Header(s)
  • 1 x AAFP connector
  • 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s)
  • 1 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 2.0 port(s)
  • 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIe 3.0 x 4 mode)
  • 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIe 3.0 x 4 mode)
  • 1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
  • 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
  • 1 x M.2_FAN connector
  • 1 x VROC_HW_Key
  • 1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
  • 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
  • 2 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
  • 1 x AIO_PUMP connector
  • 1 x W_PUMP+ connector
  • 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
  • 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
  • 1 x Front panel connector(s)
  • 1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
  • 1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
  • 1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
  • 1 x Power-on button(s)
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
  • 1 x CPU_OV jumper

Accessories

  • User's manual
  • ASUS Q-Shield
  • 1 x Vertical M.2 bracket set
  • 4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
  • 1 x M.2 Screw Package
  • 1 x Supporting DVD
  • 1 x ASUS 2T2R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant)
  • 1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M)
  • 1 x Q-Connector
  • 1 x 10-in-1 ROG cable label
  • 1 x M.2 screw kit (long screw and mount)
  • 1 x Thermal sensor cable pack(s)
  • 1 x Cable ties pack(s)
  • ROG Fan Label
  • 1 x ROG Door Hanger(s)
  • 1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
  • 1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED
  • 1 x 3D printing mount package

BIOS

  • 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS,
  • ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information

Manageability

  • WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE

Support Disc

  • Drivers
  • ASUS Utilities
  • EZ Update
  • Anti-virus software (OEM version)

Operating System

  • Windows® 10 64-bit

Form Factor

  • ATX Form Factor
  • 12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

Note

  • 1. PCIEX4_1 max. at x1 mode
  • 2. Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio

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