Asus TUF X299 Mark 1 Motherboard

Asus TUF X299 Mark 1 Motherboard

Chipset X299
CPU Socket 2066
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Speed 4000Mhz
Maximum Memory 128GB
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)
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)
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)
Back Panel I/O Connectors 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
Audio Realtek® ALC S1220A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Onboard 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
Form Factor ATX
Storage Interface 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
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
Unique Features Thermal Armor & M.2 Heatsink - Thermal armor directs cool air towards vital components while the 40mm fan and M.2 heatsink help reduce SSD temperatures by up to 25° C.
TUF Fortifier, SafeSlot & VGA Holder - Reinforced backplate adds structural rigidity, while SafeSlot-fortified PCIe and TUF VGA holder support the weight of heavy graphics cards.
Thermal Radar 3 & TUF Ice - Designed to keep systems stable while overclocking, Thermal Radar 3 delivers complete system cooling control and temperature-monitoring options
Pro Clock II & T-Topology - Pro Clock II technology provides flexibility for fine-tuning system overclocks, while T-Topology enhances memory stability at higher frequencies
TUF Detective 2 - The TUF Detective 2 app connects via Bluetooth to track information, detect and diagnose errors, or adjust vital system settings without booting up!
ASUS Aura Sync: Synchronise RGB lighting effects across an ever-expanding ecosystem of Aura Sync-enabled products

 

Description:

Unconditionally Tough.
24/7 Reliability.
TUF X299 Mark 1 is the durable ATX motherboard made for enthusiasts, modders and gamers who demand reliable performance day in, day out. It's engineered with Industry-leading cooling controls and temperature monitoring, enabling you to build a system that's efficiently cooled and supremely stable. Some of the world's most respected independent testing laboratories have certified TUF components as fit for military use. Every board is subjected to rigorous testing and validation procedures, including warp and drop tests — so you know that TUF X299 Mark 1 will stand up to whatever you throw at it. In fact, we're so confident of the reliability and durability of our products that each and every TUF motherboard is backed by a five-year warranty!

Thermal Armor and M.2 heatsink
TOTALLY COOL, ACROSS THE BOARD.
TUF X299 Mark 1 has been carefully designed to boost airflow and heat dissipation to keep the temperature of vital components as cool as can be. TUF Thermal Armor puts a fan in the PCH area that directs airflow towards an ultra-efficient M.2 heatsink, slashing SSD temperatures by up to 25°C — and that means optimal storage performance and improved drive longevity.

TUF ICe
THE TOTAL COOLING COMMANDER
ASUS TUF engineers have forged TUF ICe, a dedicated processor that monitors onboard temperature sensors and fan speeds to provide ultra-accurate cooling in every scenario — whether you're adjusting settings manually or using the automatic one-click optimisation via Thermal Radar 3 and TUF Detective 2.

Thermal Radar 3
INSTANT FAN TUNING, COMPLETE SYSTEM COOLING
Our Thermal Radar 3 software allows you to control connected chassis fans, water pumps, AIOs, and even the fans of ASUS graphics cards — all to provide ultimate cooling performance for gaming and productivity. Multiple onboard sensors also enable the temperatures of key components to be monitored in real time, so you can assess and optimise cooling efficiency.

TUF Fortifier
IMPROVES RIGIDITY AND COOLING BEHIND THE BOARD
TUF X299 Mark 1 delivers great strength and cooling via an exclusive TUF Fortifier — a reinforced backplate which adds structural rigidity across the board to ensure the motherboard doesn't buckle under the weight of heavy graphics cards and CPU coolers, minimising the risk of damaged circuitry from bowing and bending.
TUF Fortifier also includes a thermal pad that efficiently directs heat away from the VRM and other components — an innovation that reduces operating temperatures by up to 5°C!

TUF VGA Holder
USER-FRIENDLY DESIGN
TUF X299 Mark 1 features a VGA holder that eliminates ugly and potentially damaging graphics card sag by supporting the motherboard to prevent bowing and bending. The VGA holder is crafted from a single piece of strong sheet metal and is able to support up to 15 kg — so it provides serious support for even the heaviest graphic card!

Dust Defenders
REPEL DUST, EXTEND LIFESPAN
TUF X299 Mark 1 has unique Dust Defenders to prevent dust and other airborne particles from entering the motherboard's PCI Express® expansion slots, helping your PC perform in an optimal and stable state for longer.

SafeSlot
PROTECT YOUR GRAPHICS CARD INVESTMENT
SafeSlot* is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured in a single step using a new insert-molding process, SafeSlot integrates the slot with fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points.

TUF ESD Guards 2
2X-STRONGER ESD PROTECTION
ESD Guards 2 protects TUF X299 Mark 1 from damaging electrostatic discharge. ESD Guards 2 is tested to levels that are 2X higher than industry standards. We also perform pin-level* testing at 30%-higher ESD levels than previous TUF standards. Our stringent tests mean greater component longevity for your TUF motherboard!

ASUS Pro Clock II Technology
DEDICATED DESIGN FOR OVERCLOCKING
TUF X299 Mark 1 includes a dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator to extend CPU and memory overclocking margins. This custom solution works in tandem with the TPU to enhance voltage and BCLK overclocking control, providing the flexibility to extract every ounce of performance from the Intel® Core™ X-series processors.

ASUS T-Topology
MAKE YOUR MEMORY GO FASTER
ASUS T-Topology allows memory frequencies that are higher than ever — to 4133MHz and beyond. ASUS-exclusive T-Topology circuit design provides superb memory-overclocking capability to unleash the full power of DDR4 by minimising coupling noise and signal reflection. Refined manufacturing ensures ultra-consistent quality, minimal crosstalk between custom trace paths, and time-aligned signalling for superior stability and compatibility.

TUF Detective 2
SYSTEM MANAGEMENT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
The TUF Detective 2 app connects via Bluetooth and allows you to track information, detect and diagnose errors, or adjust vital system settings from your Bluetooth-enabled smart devices. TUF X299 Mark 1 even comes with a Bluetooth dongle, so you're ready to connect right away!

Dual Intel Gigabit LAN
MORE THROUGHPUT, LESS CPU USAGE AND GREAT GAMING EXPERIENCES
Don't let slow networking disrupt your workflow! With dual Intel Gigabit Ethernet connectors, TUF X299 Mark 1 keeps your data moving swiftly and efficiently. With both LAN ports teamed* you'll benefit from increased bandwidth for more speed, automated load balancing for smoother data flows, and instant failover if something should go wrong — so access to your files is always fast, efficient and uninterrupted.