ASUS TUF X299 Mark 1 Review & Specifications

ASUS TUF X299 MARK 1 LGA2066 DDR4 M.2 USB 3.1 DUAL LAN X299 ATX

by ASUS

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Designed for 7th generation LGA2066 socket Intel Core X-Series processors to maximize connectivity and speed with dual M.2, front panel USB 3.1 Type-C connection, Intel VROC, and Intel Optane Memory compatibility
Ultimate Protection with Thermal Radar 3 for customizable total system cooling and a 5-Year Warranty for guaranteed reliability built on Military Grade engineering
Dual Patent-pending SafeSlots featuring an injection molding process that integrates metal framing for a stronger, firmly anchored PCIe slot built for heavyweight GPUs
Thermal Armor protective shielding with TUF Fortifier backplate and VGA holder provides ducted cooling plus structural rigidity with added protection for the next-generation of graphics cards
AURA Sync RGB Lighting features a nearly endless spectrum of colors with the ability to synchronize effects across an ever-expanding ecosystem of AURA Sync enabled products

Specs Overview

Model TUF X299 Mark 1
Socket LGA2066
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel X299
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 3600Mhz 4000Mhz
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 8
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 2
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 8
Maximum Supported RAM 12GB

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  • CPU

    Intel® Socket 2066 Core™ X-Series Processors 
    * The Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types
    * Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

  • Chipset

    Intel® X299

  • Memory

    Intel® Core™ X-series Processors (6-core above)
    8 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4000(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory 
    Intel® Core™ X-series Processors (4-core)
    4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 4000(O.C.)/3600(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

  • Expansion Slots

    44-Lane CPU-
    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
    28-Lane CPU-
    3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 ( x16, x16/x8, x16/x8/x4) 
    2 x PCIe 3.0 x4 (max at x4 mode) *1
    16-Lane CPU-
    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

  • Storage

    Intel® X299 Chipset : 
    1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
    1 x M.2 x4 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*2
    Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

  • LAN

    Intel® I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s), featuring Turbo LAN
    Intel® I211, 1 x Gigabit LAN, featuring Turbo LAN
    ASUS Turbo LAN Utility

  • Audio

    Realtek® ALC S1220A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC 
    - Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
    - Internal audio Amplifier to enhance the highest quality sound for headphone and speakers
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
    Audio Feature :
    - DTS Connect
    - DTS Headphone:X 
    - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
    - Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
    - 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
    - Unique de-pop circuit: Reduces start-up popping noise to audio outputs
    Separate layer for left and right track, ensuring both sound deliver equal quality

  • USB Ports

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

  • Special Features

    OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock Technology

    TUF Features:
    TUF ENGINE! Power Design :
    - 8 +2 Digital Phase Power Design
    - TUF Components (Choke, Cap. & MOSFET; certified by military-standard)
    Ultimate COOL! Thermal Solution :
    - TUF Thermal Armor
    Thermal Radar 3
    - TUF ICe
    Safe & Stable! Guardian Angel :
    "We Got Your Back!" Shape Force
    - Dust Defenders
    - TUF Fortifier
    TUF VGA Holder
    - TUF ESD Guards 2
    - TUF LANGuard
    AURA :
    - Aura RGB Strip Headers
    - Aura Lighting Effects Synchronization with compatible ASUS ROG devices
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - USB BIOS Flashback
    - MemOK!
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger 
    - Onboard Button : Power
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface 
    - Turbo LAN

    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-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED, HDD LED)
    - ASUS Q-Slot
    - ASUS Q-DIMM 
    - ASUS Q-Connector
    M.2 Onboard(The latest transfer technologies with up to 32Gb/s data transfer speeds)

  • Back I/O Ports

    2 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A + USB Type-CTM
    4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 
    4 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 TUF Detective USB port

  • Internal I/O Ports

    1 x AAFP connector
    1 x Aura RGB Strip Header
    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 TPM header
    1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
    8 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s) 
    1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) 
    5 x Chassis Fan connector(s) 
    1 x Assistant Fan connector(s) 
    1 x H_AMP fan connector 
    1 x W_PUMP+ connector 
    1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
    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 System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
    1 x MemOK! button(s)
    3 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 ASUS 2-Way/3-Way SLI bridge
    1 x M.2 Screw Package
    1 x Supporting DVD
    1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M)
    1 x Q-Connector
    1 x TUF Certification card(s)
    1 x TUF 5 Year Warranty manual(s) (by region)
    1 x TUF Inside sticker(s)(white)
    1 x STAY COOL BE TUF sticker(s)(gray)
    1 x TUF Dongle
    1 x Accessory Package(s):
    - 3 x PCIe x16 slot dust cover(s)
    - 1 x PCIe x4 slot dust cover(s)
    1 x TUF VGA Holder

  • 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, PCIEX4_2 max. at x4 mode
    2. SATA6G_4/5/6/7 share bandwidth with PCIEX4_2.

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