Gigabyte AORUS X299 AORUS Gaming 3 Review & Specs

Gigabyte AORUS X299 AORUS Gaming 3 LGA 2066 SATA 6GB/s USB 3.1 ATX

Gigabyte AORUS X299 AORUS Gaming 3 LGA 2066 SATA 6GB/s USB 3.1 ATX

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  • Supports Intel Core X-Series Processor Family
  • Quad Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 8 Dimms, Ddr4333+(Oc)
  • 3-Way Graphics Support With Dual Armor And Ultra Durable Design
  • Rgb FUSION Supports Digital LED And RGBW Light Strips
  • Lightning-Fast Intel Thunderbolt 3 AIC Support

Specifications Overview

  • X299 AORUS Gaming 3
  • X299 AORUS Gaming 3 (rev. 1.0)
Release Date May 2019

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Socket LGA2066
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel X299
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3666Mhz 3733Mhz 3800Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Wireless LAN
PCI-Express x16 Slots 5
PCI-Express x4 Slots 0
PCI-Express x1 Slots 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 8
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 2
M.2 Devices support
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 - M Key
  • 2260 / 2280 / 22110 - M Key
RAM Slots 8
Maximum Supported RAM 128GB
Onboard USB 2.0 2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1 2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2 0

Critic Reviews


With the Aorus Gaming 3 Gigabyte offers a more affordable X299 motherboard. Make no mistake though, there is an Intel X299 chipset on there and Intel is charging a premium price for that chip. So even this 'more affordable' mobo sits at a € 289,- / 299...


Gigabyte’s X299 Aorus Gaming 3 is a solid performer and a good value for $280 or less. It does sacrifice a few features, like extra networking controllers, to reach this price point, however.

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The Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 3 is a cost-effective LGA 2066 motherboard that delivers good performance with an aesthetically-friendly design. Gigabyte invests budget into a premium lighting configuration, superb fan control, and a robust set of power...

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