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ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II
Intel X299 ATX motherboard LGA 2066 for Intel Core X-series processors, with 12 power stages, on-board Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), 2.5 Gbps Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 2, SATA, triple M.2, OLED and Aura Sync RGB lighting
- Ready for the latest Intel® Core™ X-series processors to maximise connectivity and speed with up to three M.2 drives, USB 3.2 Gen, Intel® VROC and Intel® Optane™ memory compatibility
- Aura Sync RGB: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including RGB headers and addressable Gen 2 RGB headers
- Optimal Power Solution: 12 power stages with ProCool II power connector, alloy chokes and durable capacitors to support multi-core processors
- Comprehensive cooling: VRM heatsink, stacked-fin heatsink, with 8mm heatpipe, dual on-board M.2 heatsinks and a water pump + header
- Gaming connectivity: Three M.2, USB 3.2 Type-C port and Type C front panel connector
- Gaming networking: 2.5Gbps Ethernet and Intel Gigabit Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with MU-MIMO, and gateway teaming via GameFirst V
- AI Overclocking: Quickly optimises your CPU performance based on the CPU and cooler, achieving results that are extremely close to manual tuning by experts
- Gaming audio: High fidelity audio with SupremeFX S1220A, DTS® Sound Unbound and Sonic Studio III to draw you deeper into the action
- Easy DIY: ROG-patented pre-mounted I/O shield, ASUS SafeSlot, ASUS Node connector and BIOS Flashback™ for a friendlier building experience
- ROG Patented Pre-Mounted I/O Shield
- BIOS FlashBack™ Button
2.5G LAN Port
Intel® I219-V 1G LAN Port
‧ ROG GameFirst VUSB 3.2 Gen 2 Ports
‧ Anti-surge LANGuard
‧ 3 x Type-A
‧ 1 x Type-C
USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports
‧ 2 x Type-A
- Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX 200
- Gold-plated Audio Jacks
- LiveDash OLED
Multi-GPU SLI® / CFX Support
‧ 48-lane CPU
‧ 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (x16, x16/x16, x16/x16/x8)
‧ 44- Lane CPU
‧ 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Safeslots (x16, x16/x16 or x16/x16/x4)
‧ Intel® X299 Chipset
‧ 1 x PCIe 3.0 x4 slot
‧ 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot
SupremeFX S1220A CODEC
‧ Dual OP AmpsSonic Studio III
‧ Impedance sense for font and rear
‧ 120dB SNR stereo playback output
‧ 113dB SNR recording input
‧ Sonic Studio Virtual MixerSonic Radar III
DTS® Sound Unbound
- ProCool II
2 x 4-pin AURA RGB Headers
2 x 3-pin Addressable Gen 2 RGB Headers
Intel® LGA 2066 (6 cores above),
for Core™ X-Series Processors Family
DDR4 4266+ MHz (O.C.)
‧ 8 x DIMM, quad channel
- USB 3.2 Gen 2 Front Panel Connector
3 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key
‧ 2 x Type 2242/2260/2280/22110,
support PCIe 3.0 x4 mode
‧ 1 x Type 2242/2260/2280/22110,
supports PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA modes
- 8 x SATA 6Gb/s
- VROC Header
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports
- ASUS NODE Connector
SOLID HARDWARE SPECS
With comprehensive cooling options and upgraded power delivery to fuel CPUs with more cores, plus faster storage and memory, ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II provides all the essentials you need to harness the full potential of components in your build for top-tier gaming performance.
Digital power control and an array of power stages ensures ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II has the muscle to control the latest Intel CPUs.
ProCool II Power Connectors
ProCool II sockets are built to tight specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines and have a metal armour for improved heat dissipation. The connector’s lower impedance helps prevent hotspots and improves reliability.
Digi+ Power Control
The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and clean power delivery to the CPU.
12 Power Stages
ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II has a CPU VRM with 12 power stages that combine high-side and low-side MOSFETs and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that the Intel’s latest processors demand.
ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II uses efficient chokes and high-quality thermal pads to help transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to a heatsink with ample surface area for the latest processors.
High Quality Chokes and Caps
Superior chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures and provide up to 110% better performance than the industry standard.
VRM Heatsink With 8mm Heatpipe
An active cooling VRM heatsink provides a large contact area for the MOSFETs and chokes, and a heatpipe enables more efficient cooling of the west and north VRM heatsink for better performance and wattage resistance.
Closely-packed, multi-layered fins maximise the surface area to speed heat dissipation from the controller, improving cooling.
A high-quality thermal pad helps transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.
A backplate on the rear of the board helps balance MOSFET temperatures while providing structural reinforcement.
The PCH heatsink blends seamlessly with the M.2 Heatsinks.
COOLER BY DESIGN
ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II series features the most comprehensive cooling options ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS
CPU Fan Header
A dedicated PWM/DC fan header for CPU coolers.
AIO Pump Fan Header
A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.
Water Pump + Header
A dedicated header that can supply over 3A to high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.
The M.2 heatsink keeps the M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.
M.2 Fan Header
A dedicated M.2 fan header helps keeps temperatures low for improved performance and longevity * The M.2 fan holder is 3D-printable
Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
ASUS AI Overclocking makes automatic tuning faster and smarter than ever before. Available in Windows or directly through the UEFI, it profiles the CPU and cooler to predict the optimal configuration for each individual system.
We created a proprietary algorithm that evaluates the capabilities of your CPU.
The onboard intelligence also watches system vitals like temperatures, fan speeds, and power draw to gauge cooling performance.
Utilises onboard intelligence to perform automated clocking and provides target frequency and voltage estimations for user that prefer manual tuning.
AI OC Guide
One-click AI OC
AI OC monitors system vitals like temperatures, fan speeds and power draw to estimate overclocking performance.
AI OC Guide
The F11 hotkey opens AI OC Guide, which provides detailed information and instructions that helps you to manage manual tuning.
Tune by per-core count
For high-core-count (HCC) processors, AI Overlocking lists data per core. The technology enables adaptive control based on the status of each core, and provides target frequency and voltage estimations for users that prefer manual tuning.
AI Overclocking with one click
Onboard intelligence lets you perform automated overclocking with just a single click, with full, flexible control available via 5-Way Optimisation within AI Suite.
ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II is engineered with the latest connectivity for the best gaming experiences. Transfer files faster and banish lag as you secure more victories.
DDR4 OC 4266MHz+
The X299 platform delivers ample bandwidth on multiple fronts. Its quad-channel memory controller supports up to 256 GB of DDR4 memory across eight slots. With optimised trace layout, the ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II can hit memory speeds up to DDR4 4266 MHz or beyond.
Three PCIe 3.0 M.2
ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II features three M.2 slots. One slot supports both SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 modes, and the other slots support PCIe 3.0 x4 for NVMe. Together, they give you the fastest and most-flexible M.2 interface available.
Take advantage of the Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC) feature* by connecting two M.2 drives in RAID configurations. With VROC, your RAID arrays are easily configured to be bootable, and traditional DMI bottlenecks are eliminated, so your storage won’t be held back by other traffic.
*Additional purchase of Intel VROC hardware key required for RAID 1, 5
Intel OPTANE MEMORY > Learn more
ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II amps up networking with 2.5G Ethernet and next-gen Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) that surpasses gigabit speeds to take your LAN to the next level. With ROG GameFirst software that offers multi-gate teaming, you’ll enjoy the very best online gaming experience.
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax)
The latest 802.11ax standard delivers high efficiency wireless connectivity for better gaming enjoyment. As well as providing better network pings in multi-user environments, 802.11ax also greatly improves throughput and coverage over earlier standards.
*Speed may vary according to setup
2.5G on-board Ethernet kicks your Ethernet connection up a notch with an up to 2.5X bandwidth improvement. Using your existing Ethernet cable, you can take advantage this networking upgrade to experience smoother, lag-free gaming, immediately stream high-resolution videos and enjoy faster file transfers.
Intel Gigabit Ethernet
ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II features Intel Ethernet (I219-V), ensuring data exchanges with your network and the outside world are fast and smooth. Intel Ethernet reduces CPU overhead and increases TCP and UDP throughput, keeping more processing power.
Shielded Audio, Superior Sound
Immerse yourself in sound with SupremeFX audio technology. Utilising the
S1220A codec, SupremeFX is the integrated-audio solution that's engineered to provide a flat
frequency response for a neutral, detailed sound signature. And to ensure that pristine
signature is perfectly preserved, the front-panel output is driven with dual op amps,
delivering sonics with the scale and authority to create virtual worlds via your gaming
>Learn more about ROG audio technology
A. Audio coverEffective shielding against electromagnetic interference preserves the integrity of audio signals for the best sound quality.
B. Audio-line shieldingBlocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio.
C. Dual OP amplifiersWith two op-amps onboard you're able to pump exceptional audio to your favorite cans, with 32-600Ω-headphone impedance for great flexibility.
Premium Nichicon™ audio capacitorsFine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.
DESIGN & CUSTOMISATION
A host of design touches, including a unique cyber-text pattern, plus customisation options, comprehensive validation lists, and the most diverse ecosystem of components in the industry make building and personalising a gaming rig with ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II wonderfully easy.
STRIKING NEW DESIGN
ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II strikes an arresting pose, with or without RGB. The I/O shroud sports a laser-engraved ROG logo that lends understated style. But this is topped with an acrylic plate imprinted with ROG’s signature cybertext patterns, so switching on the lights illuminates a whole new aesthetic dimension – unique style with a cyberpunk edge.
OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION
ROG Strix motherboards deliver sterling performance, accented by aesthetics to Outshine the Competition. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips connected to the onboard RGB header — and it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.
- Colour cycle
- Starry night
Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header
ADDRESSABLE GEN 2 RGB HEADER
ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II's Addressable Gen 2 RGB headers are now capable of detecting the number of LEDs on second-gen addressable RGB devices, allowing the software to automatically tailor lighting effects to specific devices. The new headers also offer backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB gear.
ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II is equipped with LiveDash, a built-in 1.3" OLED panel that displays useful information and customisable graphics. During the power-on, self-test (POST) phase, LiveDash shows key progress stats in simple language and via traditional POST codes. Then, during normal operation, the panel shows a choice of CPU frequency, device temperatures, fan speeds or information from the Water Cooling Zone. You're even able to customise the default LiveDash GIF, so that it'll display your own image or animation.
ROG Patented Pre-Mounted I/O Shield
ROG’s patented I/O shield is finished in sleek matte black and comes pre-mounted to make it easy to install the motherboard
Provides stronger PCIe device retention and greater shearing resistance
Electrostatic protection than the industry standard. ESD Guards cover the USB, audio and LAN ports
BIOS FlashBack™ is the simplest and safest (UEFI) BIOS update method. Simply drop the (UEFI) BIOS file onto a FAT32 formatted USB stick, plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack™ port and press the button. Updates can even be performed without having memory or a CPU installed.
To Swap or secure your graphic cards
Clips for super-simple, super-secure handling of memory modules
Onboard LEDs to indicate the power status, and problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device for quick diagnosis
Diagnostic codes provide a reference for fast and easy look up of common installation and component problems.
The front-panel header lets you customise the reset button on the front-panel of your chassis to provide quick access to your choice of Aura lighting controls, DirectKey or system reset.
Having the freedom to pick and choose the parts that go into your machine is at the heart
of PC DIY. That's why ROG Strix undergoes an extensive certification program focused on
providing the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices.
Our extensive list of guaranteed-compatible components is an invaluable aid to building
a ROG Strix gaming rig. It specifies thousands of compatible parts, and it includes a
dedicated Qualified Vendor List (QVL) for memory — so you can build fuss-free.
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ASUS NODE CONNECTOR
ASUS Node is a proprietary bi-directional interface that allow ASUS motherboards to communicate with other system components, opening up a wealth of new.
THE ROG STRIX ECOSYSTEM AWAITS
Gear up with ROG Strix components, from graphics and sound cards, to mice and keyboards, and up your game with complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility — and enjoy more choice than any competing brand.
TUNE YOUR RIG YOU WANT
The ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II motherboard features firmware controls and software utilities designed for all skill levels, making setup, tuning and system maintenance simple. With options from overclocking and cooling to managing network performance and audio characteristics, you can configure your ROG Strix gaming build to perform the way you want.
Take care of complex tuning with just one click. ASUS 5-Way Optimisation makes your PC smart by dynamically optimising essential aspects of your system, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailored for your rig.
FAN XPERT 4
The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is an intelligent onboard micro-controller that provides an array of system-tuning features, including the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats and adjust overclocking parameters.
ALL-AROUND ENERGY EFFICIENCY
With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimises power consumption and maximises savings with Away mode — a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.
FLEXIBLE COOLING CONTROLS FOR AIR OR LIQUID
Enjoy comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers, via either Fan Expert 4 or our award-winning UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum — keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.
PRECISE DIGITAL POWER CONTROL
The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.
AMD's processors feature per-core tuning, and the ASUS Turbo app makes use of this feature by letting you assign applications to specific processor cores, prioritising computing power where it's needed most.
The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.
Designed to simplify setup, EZ mode presents all the vital settings and stats on a single page. With guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings, your rig will be up and running in no time.
EZ Tuning Wizard
Streamline your RAID configuration for faster data retrieval and backups.
Intuitive graphical fan control
Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.
View SATA port details for easy device recognition.
Fast and easy clock adjustment
Use the mouse to quickly change time and date settings.
Aura On/Off mode (Stealth)
Easily enable or disable Aura RGB lighting or every onboard LED, for a more subdued aesthetic.
When you're ready for a deeper dive, delve into the UEFI's Advanced mode and take complete control. Advanced mode enables full control over every aspect of the motherboard, and a built-in search function.
Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.
EZ Flash 3
Flash the latest BIOS via the internet from within the BIOS.
Check your storage device Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and identify potential failures.
Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information.
Restore your SSDs and NVMe storage to factory settings.
Last Modified Log
Track the last change and save preferred profiles to a USB drive.
SATA Port Renaming
Rename SATA ports for easy identification.
Port configuration settings between different BIOS versions or share them with friends.
Configure the fan's operating speed manually or use pre-configured fan profiles to quickly select Standard, Silent, Turbo or Full Speed modes. By default, system fans will automatically switch to full speed if the temperature reaches 75°C.
GAMEFIRST V NETWORK CONTROL
GameFirst V is an ROG-exclusive tool that lets you build an ROG networking ecosystem with an ROG router. Select the best Wi-Fi channel for maximum stability and minimum interference, optimise network traffic and your connection for lag-free online gaming, team your gateways and keep tabs on bandwidth-hogging apps — all from an intuitive interface that enables easy, on-the-fly adjustments.
ROG First searches for ROG routers on the network and lets you automatically optimise their adaptive QoS settings for the best gaming performance, so you don’t have to log in and configure the router manually.
SONIC STUDIO III
Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.*A head-related transfer function is an audio algorithm derived from sound data recorded through a dummy head. Test tones are played from a spherical grid around the dummy head to obtain subtle changes in sounds that come from different directions. The results are combined into an algorithm that allows Sonic Studio's virtual surround to process sound true to life.
SONIC STUDIO LINK
Easily apply Sonic Studio effects on all playback devices. Simply press the Sonic Studio Link button to enjoy the effect on any playback device.LEARN MORE
Apply customised audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.LEARN MORE
SONIC STUDIO VIRTUAL MIXER
Combine audio output from selected apps with audio from the microphone input and stream the compiled mix.LEARN MORE
DTS : SOUND UNBOUND
ROG Strix X299E Gaming II includes a pre-loaded DTS Sound Unbound app that envelops you in audio as never before, conjuring whole new levels of immersion for extraordinary gaming and entertainment experiences. By exploiting Windows Sonic spatial technology, DTS Sound Unbound delivers audio in a virtual 3D space — putting you right in the middle of the soundscape, where you can sense the location and direction of every gunshot, footstep or other sound in your virtual environment.* DTS Sound Unbound requires in-game support. Check with developers for titles that offer support.
The classic headphones or two-speaker setup, delivering discrete left and right audio channels.
Audio that’s split into and served over multiple speaker channels – such as 5.1 or 7.1 – creating an enveloping experience, but on a single logical plane.
An all-new experience that creates a virtual audio ‘sphere’, with you at the center, so sounds seem to travel in all directions – creating astonishing 360° immersion.
Armoury Crate is a software utility that provides centralised control of supported ROG gaming products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate puts command of all your Aura gear at your fingertips, with the new Aura Creator ready. The software also provides control of settings for a select and growing number of ROG products, making it easier to tune the look and feel of your system. Armoury Crate even features dedicated product registration and ROG news feeds areas to help you stay in touch with the ROG gaming community.
DRIVER & MANUAL DOWNLOAD
RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.
THE POWER OF Intel
Intel® X299 chipset.
The Intel X299 chipset supports LGA 2066-socket Intel® Core™ X-series processors. It provides improved performance by utilising serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, X299 provides a maximum 10 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, 8 SATA 6 Gbps ports and up to 32 Gbps M.2 support for faster data retrieval.
Intel Core X Series processors for LGA 2066 (R4) socket
Intel Core X-series processors (6-core and above): 4-channel (8-DIMM), 44/28 PCIe 3.0/2.0 lanes.
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