Asus TUF X299 MARK 2 Review & Specifications

ASUS TUF X299 MARK 2 LGA2066 DDR4 M.2 ATX

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Designed for 7th generation LGA2066 socket Intel Core X-Series processors to maximize connectivity and speed with dual M.2, rear 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 stability during overclocking
Dual Patent-pending SafeSlots featuring an injection molding process that integrates metal framing for a stronger, firmly anchored PCIe slot built for heavyweight GPUs
5-Year Warranty for guaranteed reliability and durability built on military-grade engineering
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 2
Socket LGA2066
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel X299
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3600Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 2
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 8
Maximum Supported RAM 128GB

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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

  • Chipset

    Intel® X299

  • Memory

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

  • 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) 
    1 x PCIe 3.0 x4 (max at x2 mode) *1
    2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 
    28-Lane CPU-
    2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x16/x8) 
    1 x PCIe 3.0 x4 (max at x2 mode) *1
    2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 
    16-Lane CPU-
    2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8) 
    1 x PCIe 3.0 x4 (max at x2 mode) *1
    2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1

  • Storage

    Intel® X299 Chipset : 
    1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
    1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
    Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
    Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology
    Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 15 support
    Support Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise 5.1 for X-Series(6-core and above) CPU RAID
    Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

  • LAN

    Intel® I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s), 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 :
    - 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 : 
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (Type-A)
    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 :
    - 7 +1 Digital Phase Power Design
    - TUF Components (Choke, Cap. & MOSFET; certified by military-standard)
    Ultimate COOL! Thermal Solution :
    - TUF Thermal Armor
    Thermal Radar 3
    Safe & Stable! Guardian Angel :
    - TUF ESD Guards 2
    - TUF LANGuard
    AURA :
    - Aura Lighting Control
    - Aura Lighting Effects Synchronization with compatible ASUS ROG devices
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - MemOK!
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger 
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface 
    - Turbo LAN
    File Transfer
    - Cloud GO!
    - File Transfer
    ASUS EZ DIY :
    - ASUS EZ Flash 3 
    - 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

  • Back I/O Ports

    1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
    4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 
    4 x USB 2.0 
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    5 x Audio jack(s)

  • Internal I/O Ports

    1 x AAFP connector
    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 (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
    1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
    1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
    6 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 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)
    1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
    1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
    2 x 3D Mount screw port(s)
    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 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)

  • 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. When using 28-lane & 16-lane CPUs, PCIEX16_3 will be disabled.

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