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Product Id: 02.01.006.170
Quick OverviewModel - Asus TUF X299 MARK 2
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Intel® LGA 2066 ATX motherboard with Thermal Armor, DDR4 4133MHz (OC), dual M.2, Intel VROC support, Intel Optane™ memory-ready, Intel Gigabit LAN, USB 3.1 Gen 2
TUF X299 Mark 2 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 2 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!*
DEDICATED DESIGN FOR OVERCLOCKING
TUF X299 Mark 2 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.
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 minimizing coupling noise and signal reflection. Refined manufacturing ensures ultra-consistent quality, minimal crosstalk between custom trace paths, and time-aligned signaling for superior stability and compatibility.
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 optimize cooling efficiency.
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.
2X-STRONGER ESD PROTECTION
ESD Guards 2 protects TUF X299 Mark 2 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!
* Pin-level testing applies to USB, LAN connectors
CERTIFIED FOR TOUGH DUTY
Certified military-grade TUF chokes offer unbeatable durability in order to maximize the lifespan of your system.
+110% temperature, tolerance and 1.5X-longer lifespan.
Certified military-grade MOSFETs with lower RDS(on)*
Brand - Asus, Model - Asus TUF X299 MARK 2, Chipset Brand - Intel, Chipset - Intel X299, CPU Sockets - LGA2066, Supported CPU - X-Series Processors, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - i9 10000 X-Series (4266(O.C.)/ 4133(O.C.)/ 4000(O.C.)/ 3866(O.C.)/ 3600(O.C.)/ 3400(O.C.)/ 3333(O.C.)/ 3200(O.C.)/ 3000(O.C.)/ 2933/ 2800/ 2666/2400/ 2133MHz), i9 9000/7000 and i7 9000 X-Series (4266(O.C.)/ 4133(O.C.)/ 4000(O.C.)/ 3866(O.C.)/ 3600(O.C.)/ 3400(O.C.)/ 3333(O.C.)/ 3200(O.C.)/ 3000(O.C.)/ 2933(O.C.)/ 2800(O.C.)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz), X-series (4266(O.C.)/ 4133(O.C.)/ 4000(O.C.)/ 3600(O.C.)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz), Memory Slot - 8, Memory Slot (Additional Info) - Core X-series Processors (6-core above): 8, Core X-series Processors (4-core): 4, Memory Max. - 256GB, Memory Max. (Additional Info) - Core X-series Processors (6-core above): 256GB, Core X-series Processors (4-core): 128GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Multi-GPU Support - NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI and NVIDIA 2-Way/3-Way SLI, AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX and AMD 3-Way CrossFireX, PCI Express Slot - 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 3.0 x4, 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 Socket 3 x4 (type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)), 1 x M.2 Socket 3 x4 (type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)), LAN Chipset - Intel I219V, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000Mbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC S1220A, Audio Channel - 8-Channel, Wi-Fi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 2 x USB3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, 4 x USB3.1 Gen 1, 4 x USB2.0, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - No, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 6 x SATA, BIOS Type - 1 x 128 Mbit Flash ROM, BIOS Model - UEFI AMI BIOS, BIOS Version - PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - Yes, Sli Support - Yes, RaidSupport - 0,1,5,10, Thunderbolt - 1 x Thunderbolt, TPM Port - No, COM Port - Yes, Form Factor - ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock Technology, TUF ENGINE Power Design, Ultimate COOL Thermal Solution, Safe & Stable Guardian Angel, AURA, ASUS EZ DIY, ASUS Q-Design, Others - 2 x M.2 Socket 3, 5 x Audio jacks, 1 x AAFP connector, 1 x COM, 1 x Clear CMOS jumpers, 2 x 3D Mount screw ports, 1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M), Warranty - 3 Year Replacement, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China
Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard:
You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.
Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.