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Intel LGA 2066 x299 HEDT Motherboard Selection Guide for Video Editors
  • Reserved, update soon.

    Now filling all boards lists with data.

    X299 chipset diagram

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    If you look at this you see quite underwhelming stuff, it is still much better than AMD chipset as provides 24 PCIe 3.0 lines.
    Link to CPU is still same slow DMI 3.0 (PCI 3.0 x4 total only).
    But other than extra 2 SATA ports it is identical in every way to consumer Z270-Z370 chipsets.
    Can check yourself at https://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21493/intel-lga1151-z170-z270-z370-and-z390-motherboard-selection-for-video-editors#Item_18

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  • Processors we are looking for:

    Processors are main issue of x299 platform, good models are very expensive and rare on used market still.
    With time it can change with appearance of used Xeon models form big datacenters, but now it is almost no of such offers present in most countries including China.

    Desktop aka Core models

    Older models that all use thermal paste

    Thermal issues of first gen chips

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    • Core i5-7640X, $242 MSRP
      • 4 cores / 4 threads
      • 4.0Ghz Base frequency, 4.2Ghz Turbo Boost
      • Dual channel DDR4 memory controller!
      • 4x256KB L2 cache
      • 6MB L3 Cache
      • 16 PCIe lanes!
      • 112 W TDP
    • Core i7-7740X, $339 MSRP
      • 4 cores / 8 threads
      • 4.3Ghz Base frequency, 4.5Ghz Turbo Boost
      • Dual channel DDR4 memory controller!
      • 4x256KB L2 cache
      • 8MB L3 Cache
      • 16 PCIe lanes!
      • 112 W TDP
    • Core i7-7800X, $389 MSRP
      • 6 cores / 12 threads
      • 3.5Ghz Base frequency, 4.0Ghz Turbo Boost
      • Quad channel DDR4 memory controller
      • 6x1MB L2 cache
      • 8.25MB L3 Cache
      • 28 PCIe lanes
      • 140 W TDP
    • Core i7-7820X, $599 MSRP
      • 8 cores / 16 threads
      • 3.6Ghz Base frequency, 4.3Ghz(4.5Ghz Max) Turbo Boost
      • Quad channel DDR4 memory controller
      • 8x1MB L2 cache
      • 11MB L3 Cache
      • 28 PCIe lanes
      • 140 W TDP
    • Core i9-7900X, $999 MSRP
      • 10 cores / 20 threads
      • 3.3Ghz Base frequency, 4.3Ghz(4.5Ghz Max) Turbo Boost
      • Quad channel DDR4 memory controller
      • 10x1MB L2 cache
      • 13.75MB L3 Cache
      • 44 PCIe lanes
      • 140 W TDP
    • Core i9-7920X, $1199 MSRP
      • 12 cores / 24 threads
      • 2.9Ghz Base frequency, 4.3Ghz(4.4Ghz Max) Turbo Boost
      • Quad channel DDR4 memory controller
      • 12x1MB L2 cache
      • 16.5MB L3 Cache
      • 44 PCIe lanes
      • 140 W TDP
    • Core i9-7940X, $1399 MSRP
      • 14 cores / 28 threads
      • 3.1Ghz Base frequency, 4.3Ghz(4.4Ghz Max) Turbo Boost
      • Quad channel DDR4 memory controller
      • 14x1MB L2 cache
      • 19.25MB L3 Cache
      • 44 PCIe lanes
      • 165 W TDP
    • Core i9-7960X, $1699 MSRP
      • 16 cores / 32 threads
      • 2.8Ghz Base frequency, 4.2Ghz(4.4Ghz Max) Turbo Boost
      • Quad channel DDR4 memory controller
      • 16x1MB L2 cache
      • 22MB L3 Cache
      • 44 PCIe lanes
      • 165 W TDP
    • Core i9-7980XE, $1999 MSRP
      • 18 cores / 36 threads
      • 2.6Ghz Base frequency, 4.2Ghz(4.4Ghz Max) Turbo Boost
      • Quad channel DDR4 memory controller
      • 18x1MB L2 cache
      • 24.75MB L3 Cache
      • 44 PCIe lanes
      • 165 W TDP


    Newer models that all use STIM and not thermal paste

    • Core i9-9800X, $589 MSRP
      • 8 cores / 16 threads
      • 3.8Ghz Base frequency, 4.4Ghz(4.5Ghz Max) Turbo Boost
      • Quad channel DDR4 memory controller
      • 8x1MB L2 cache
      • 16.5MB L3 Cache
      • 44 PCIe lanes
      • 165 W TDP
    • Core i9-9820X, $898 MSRP
      • 10 cores / 20 threads
      • 3.3Ghz Base frequency, 4.1Ghz(4.2Ghz Max) Turbo Boost
      • Quad channel DDR4 memory controller
      • 10x1MB L2 cache
      • 16.5MB L3 Cache
      • 44 PCIe lanes
      • 165 W TDP
    • Core i9-9900X, $989 MSRP
      • 10 cores / 20 threads
      • 3.5Ghz Base frequency, 4.4Ghz(4.5Ghz Max) Turbo Boost
      • Quad channel DDR4 memory controller
      • 10x1MB L2 cache
      • 19.25MB L3 Cache
      • 44 PCIe lanes
      • 165 W TDP
    • Core i9-9920X, $1189 MSRP
      • 12 cores / 24 threads
      • 3.5Ghz Base frequency, 4.4Ghz(4.5Ghz Max) Turbo Boost
      • Quad channel DDR4 memory controller
      • 12x1MB L2 cache
      • 19.25MB L3 Cache
      • 44 PCIe lanes
      • 165 W TDP
    • Core i9-9940X, $1387 MSRP
      • 14 cores / 28 threads
      • 3.3Ghz Base frequency, 4.4Ghz(4.5Ghz Max) Turbo Boost
      • Quad channel DDR4 memory controller
      • 14x1MB L2 cache
      • 19.25MB L3 Cache
      • 44 PCIe lanes
      • 165 W TDP
    • Core i9-9960X, $1684 MSRP
      • 16 cores / 32 threads
      • 3.1Ghz Base frequency, 4.4Ghz(4.5Ghz Max) Turbo Boost
      • Quad channel DDR4 memory controller
      • 16x1MB L2 cache
      • 22MB L3 Cache
      • 44 PCIe lanes
      • 165 W TDP
    • Core i9-9980XE, $1979 MSRP
      • 18 cores / 36 threads
      • 3Ghz Base frequency, 4.4Ghz(4.5Ghz Max) Turbo Boost
      • Quad channel DDR4 memory controller
      • 18x1MB L2 cache
      • 24.75MB L3 Cache
      • 44 PCIe lanes
      • 165 W TDP
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  • Temperatures

    Lot of X299 boards run extremely hot if you use overclocking.

    Main reason for this is simpler and cheaper VRM and also bad heatsinks being just slab of aluminium made be designer without any fine fins.

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    Heatsink designs

    In present day it is usually designers who make heatsinks even for HEDT motherboards.
    They are made for looks, and not to be efficient in their real function.

    Horrible one

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    Bad one

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    Better one

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    Really nice

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    Nice videos on thermal issues

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  • AVX-512 as big advantage of Skylake-X and up CPUs

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AVX-512

    Video editing and encoding get significant gains from such highly parallel instructions and blocks for their execution. This is that AMD lacks for now.

    All Skylake-X CPUs Have 2 AVX-512 Units. This means that you just need to always ignore two cheapest Kaby lake based models (as the are actually consumer CPU with different mount with even same 2 channel memory controller and lack of AVX-512).

    Note that if CPU starts to execute AVX-512 code it'll drop frequency to avoid thermal issues. It is also called "AVX-512 throttling effect" and various overclockers are concerned with it. With any video editing software that is actually designed to use AVX-512 instructions it'll always result in real performance gain, despite drop in frequency.

    All 100% present consumer CPUs lack AVX-512 support, including i9-9900K model

  • Nice construction features to look for

    Armored PCIe x16 slots

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    Nice feature, as it makes it impossible to accidently damage slot pulling big card and forgetting the slot lock.

    Armored memory slots

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    Not so important, but makes slots much more reliable and prevent damage during some accident during big cooler mounting. Or if you try to pull stick in small full case.

  • List of all x299 ATX sized motherboards

    Red - something not good or missing feature.
    Blue means - ok or average.
    Teal - above average.
    Green - really good for us.

  • ASRock

    • X299 Extreme4
      • 5x doubled elements phases CPU VCC, ISL69138 PWM controller, 2xFDPC5030SG Dual-N Fets per phase
      • Two parts designer made alu heatsink with heatpipe.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 48 lines CPU - 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x16+x4
      • 28 lines CPU - 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x8+x4
      • 16 lines CPU - 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x4/x8+x8+x4
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3), located right below hot GPU
      • 8 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio+ NE5532 Amplifier
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Has Thunderbolt 3 AIC Connector
      • Two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, A and C type, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 front panel connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • X299 Killer SLI/AC
      • 5x phases via real ISL6617 doublers CPU VCC making it total 10x phases, ISL69138 PWM controller, ISL99227 integrated Smart Power Stage for each phase
      • One part designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe.
      • 4 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 48 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x4+x16+x8
      • 28 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x4+x8+x0
      • 16 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x4+x0+x0/x8+x4+x8+x0
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3), located right below hot GPU
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located lower on the board
      • 8 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio+ NE5532 Amplifier
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Has Thunderbolt 3 AIC Connector
      • Two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, A and C type, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 front panel connector
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chips
    • Fatal1ty X299 Gaming K6
      • 5x phases via real ISL6617 doublers CPU VCC making it total 10x phases, ISL69138 PWM controller, ISL99227 integrated Smart Power Stage for each phase
      • One part designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe.
      • 4 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 48 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x4+x16+x8
      • 28 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x4+x8+x0
      • 16 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x4+x0+x0/x8+x4+x8+x0
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3), located right below hot GPU
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located lower on the board
      • 8 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio+ NE5532 Amplifier
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Intel I211AT Gigabit LAN
      • Has Thunderbolt 3 AIC Connector
      • Two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, A and C type, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 front panel connector
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chips
    • Fatal1ty X299 OC Formula
      • 6x phases via real ISL6617 doublers CPU VCC making it total 12x phases, ISL69138 PWM controller, ISL99227 integrated Smart Power Stage for each phase
      • Two parts designer made alu heatsink with heatpipe and more fins.
      • 5 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x4, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1
      • 48 lines CPU - 5 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0+x16+x8/x8+x8+x8+x8+x8
      • 28 lines CPU - 5 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0+x8+x4/x8+x8+x0+x8+x4
      • 16 lines CPU - 5 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0+x0+x4/x8+x0+x0+x8+x4
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located on the right side of board
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located lower on the right side of board
      • 4 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio+ NE5532 Amplifier
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Intel I211AT Gigabit LAN
      • Has Thunderbolt 3 AIC Connector
      • Two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, A and C type, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 front panel connector
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chips
    • Fatal1ty X299 Taichi
      • 6x phases via real ISL6617 doublers CPU VCC making it total 12x phases, ISL69138 PWM controller, ISL99227 integrated Smart Power Stage for each phase
      • One part designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe.
      • 4 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1
      • 48 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x8+x16+x0/x8+x8+x16+x8
      • 28 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x8+x0/x8+x0+x8+x8
      • 16 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0+x0/x8+x0+x4+x0
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3), located right below hot GPU
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located lower on the board
      • 8 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio+ NE5532 Amplifier
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Intel I211AT Gigabit LAN
      • Has Thunderbolt 3 AIC Connector
      • Two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, A and C type, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 front panel connector
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chips
    • Fatal1ty X299 Taichi XE
      • 6x phases via real ISL6617 doublers CPU VCC making it total 12x phases, ISL69138 PWM controller, ISL99227 integrated Smart Power Stage for each phase
      • Two parts designer made alu heatsink with heatpipe and more fins.
      • 4 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1
      • 48 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x8+x16+x0/x8+x8+x16+x8
      • 28 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x8+x0/x8+x0+x8+x8
      • 16 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0+x0/x8+x0+x4+x0
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3), located right below hot GPU
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located lower on the board
      • 8 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio+ NE5532 Amplifier
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Intel I211AT Gigabit LAN
      • Has Thunderbolt 3 AIC Connector
      • Two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, A and C type, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 front panel connector
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chips
    • Fatal1ty X299 Professional Gaming i9
      • 6x phases via real ISL6617 doublers CPU VCC making it total 12x phases, ISL69138 PWM controller, ISL99227 integrated Smart Power Stage for each phase
      • One part designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe.
      • 4 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1
      • 48 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x8+x16+x0/x8+x8+x16+x8
      • 28 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x8+x0/x8+x0+x8+x8
      • 16 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0+x0/x8+x0+x4+x0
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3), located right below hot GPU
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located lower on the board
      • 8 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio+ NE5532 Amplifier
      • AQUANTIA AQC107 10 Gigabit LAN
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Intel I211AT Gigabit LAN
      • Has Thunderbolt 3 AIC Connector
      • Two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, A and C type, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 front panel connector
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chips
    • Fatal1ty X299 Professional Gaming i9 XE
      • 6x phases via real ISL6617 doublers CPU VCC making it total 12x phases, ISL69138 PWM controller, ISL99227 integrated Smart Power Stage for each phase
      • Two parts designer made alu heatsink with heatpipe and more fins.
      • 4 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1
      • 48 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x8+x16+x0/x8+x8+x16+x8
      • 28 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x8+x0/x8+x0+x8+x8
      • 16 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0+x0/x8+x0+x4+x0
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3), located right below hot GPU
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located lower on the board
      • 8 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio+ NE5532 Amplifier
      • AQUANTIA AQC107 10 Gigabit LAN
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Intel I211AT Gigabit LAN
      • Has Thunderbolt 3 AIC Connector
      • Two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, A and C type, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 front panel connector
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chips
  • ASUS

    • Prime X299-A
      • 7x phases CPU VCC, ASP1405I PWM controller, IR3555 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
      • Horrible one part designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x4 (at x4), 1 PCIe 3.0 x4 (at x1), 1 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 48 lines CPU - 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x16+x8
      • 28 lines CPU - 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x8+x1
      • 16 lines CPU - 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0/x8+x8+x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4), located lower and right on the board
      • 8 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Has Thunderbolt 3 Connector
      • Two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, A and C type, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • One USB 3.1 Gen2 C type internal front panel connector, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Prime X299-Deluxe
      • 8x phases CPU VCC, ASP1405I PWM controller, IR3555 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
      • Horrible one part designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x4 (at x4), 2 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 48 lines CPU - 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x16+x8
      • 28 lines CPU - 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x8+x0
      • 16 lines CPU - 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0/x8+x8+x0
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4), located lower and right on the board
      • 8 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Intel I211AT Gigabit LAN
      • Has Thunderbolt 3 Connector
      • Four USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, 3x A and 1x C type, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • One USB 3.1 Gen2 C type internal front panel connector, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • TUF X299 Mark 1
      • 8x phases CPU VCC making, ASP1405I PWM controller, BSG0812ND OptiMOS 5 Power Block for each phase
      • Horrible one part designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe placed under plastic shit.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x4 (at x4), 1 PCIe 3.0 x4 (at x1)
      • 48 lines CPU - 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x16+x8
      • 28 lines CPU - 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x8+x1
      • 16 lines CPU - 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0/x8+x8+x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located in hot area below GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4), located lower on the board
      • 8 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Intel I211AT Gigabit LAN
      • Has Thunderbolt 3 Connector
      • Two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, A and C type, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • One USB 3.1 Gen2 C type internal front panel connector, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • TUF X299 Mark 2
      • 8x phases CPU VCC making, ASP1405I PWM controller, BSG0812ND OptiMOS 5 Power Block for each phase
      • Horrible one part designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x4 (at x4), 2 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 48 lines CPU - 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x16+x8
      • 28 lines CPU - 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x8+x1
      • 16 lines CPU - 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0/x8+x8+x0
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located on the right of the board
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4), located lower on the board
      • 8 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Has Thunderbolt 3 Connector
      • Two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, both A type, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 front panel connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • ROG Strix X299-E Gaming
      • 7x phases CPU VCC, ASP1405I PWM controller, IR3555 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
      • Horrible one part designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x4 (at x4), 1 PCIe 3.0 x4 (at x1), 1 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 48 lines CPU - 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x16+x8
      • 28 lines CPU - 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x8+x1
      • 16 lines CPU - 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0/x8+x8+x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located on the right of the board
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4), located lower on the board
      • 8 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt 3 Connector
      • Two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, A and C type, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • One USB 3.1 Gen2 C type internal front panel connector, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming
      • 7x phases CPU VCC, ASP1405I PWM controller, IR3555 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
      • One part designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x4 (at x4), 1 PCIe 3.0 x4 (at x1), 1 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 48 lines CPU - 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x16+x8
      • 28 lines CPU - 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x8+x1
      • 16 lines CPU - 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0/x8+x8+x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located on the right of the board
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4), located lower on the board
      • 8 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt 3 Connector
      • Two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, A and C type, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • One USB 3.1 Gen2 C type internal front panel connector, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • ROG Rampage VI Apex
      • 8x phases CPU VCC, ASP1405I PWM controller, IR3555 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
      • Two parts designer made alu heatsink with heatpipe and more fins.
      • 4 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x4
      • 48 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x16+x0/x16+x8+x8+x8
      • 28 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0+x0/x16+x0+x8+x0
      • 16 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0+x0/x8+x0+x8+x0
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located on extension ROG slot
      • 3 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4), located on extension ROG slot
      • 4 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt 3 Connector
      • Two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, A and C type, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • One USB 3.1 Gen2 C type internal front panel connector, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • ROG Rampage VI Extreme
      • 8x phases CPU VCC, ASP1405I PWM controller, IR3555 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
      • Two parts designer made alu heatsink with heatpipe.
      • 4 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x4
      • 48 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x16+x8/x16+x8+x8+x8
      • 28 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x8+x0/x8+x8+x8+x0
      • 16 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0+x0/x8+x0+x8+x0
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located lower on the board
      • 2 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4), located on extension ROG slot
      • 4 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio+SABRE9018Q2C DAC
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Aquantia AQC-107 10 Gigabit LAN
      • Has Thunderbolt 3 Connector
      • Two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, A and C type, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • One USB 3.1 Gen2 C type internal front panel connector, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • WS X299 PRO
      • 8x phases CPU VCC, ASP1405I PWM controller, IR3555 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
      • Two parts designer made alu heatsink with heatpipe.
      • 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 (one always at x4), 1 PCIe 3.0 x4 (at x4)
      • 48 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x16+x0+x4/x16+x16+x8+x4
      • 28 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0+x4/x16+x8+x0+x4
      • 16 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0+x4/x8+x8+x0+x4
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located on the right of the board
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4), located lower on the board
      • 8 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio
      • Intel I210-AT Gigabit LAN
      • Intel I210-AT Gigabit LAN
      • Has Thunderbolt 3 Connector
      • Two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, A and C type, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • One USB 3.1 Gen2 C type internal front panel connector, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • WS X299 PRO/SE
      • 8x phases CPU VCC, ASP1405I PWM controller, IR3555 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
      • Two parts designer made alu heatsink with heatpipe.
      • 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 (one always at x4), 1 PCIe 3.0 x4 (at x4)
      • 48 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x16+x0+x4/x16+x16+x8+x4
      • 28 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0+x4/x16+x8+x0+x4
      • 16 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0+x4/x8+x8+x0+x4
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located on the right of the board
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4), located lower on the board
      • 8 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio
      • Intel I210-AT Gigabit LAN
      • Intel I210-AT Gigabit LAN
      • Has Thunderbolt 3 Connector
      • Two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, A and C type, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 front panel connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • WS X299 SAGE
      • 8x phases CPU VCC, ASP1405I PWM controller, IR3555 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
      • Two parts designer made alu heatsink with heatpipe and more fine fins.
      • 7 PCIe 3.0 x16
      • 48 lines CPU - 7 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x16/x16+x16+x16+x16/x16+x8+x8+x8+x8+x8+x8
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4), located on the right of the board
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4), located on the right of the board
      • 8 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio
      • Intel I219-LM Gigabit LAN
      • Intel I210-AT Gigabit LAN
      • Has Thunderbolt 3 Connector
      • Two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, A and C type, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • One USB 3.1 Gen2 C type internal front panel connector, using ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
  • EVGA

    • X299 Dark
      • 5x phases via real ISL6617 doublers CPU VCC making it total 10x phases, ISL69138 PWM controller, ISL99227 integrated Smart Power Stage for each phase
      • Two parts heatsink with lot of fine fins, heatpipe and active cooling.
      • 5 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x4
      • 48 lines CPU - 5 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0+x16+x8/x8+x8+x8+x8+x8
      • 28 lines CPU - 5 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0+x0+x8+x4/x8+x8+x0+x0+x8+x4
      • 16 lines CPU - 5 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0+x0+x4+x4/x8+x8+x0+x0+x4+x4
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located in hot area under GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located lower on the board
      • 4 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
      • Creative CA0132 Audio Processor
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Intel I211AT Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt 3 Connector
      • Two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, A and C type, using ASMedia ASM2142 controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 front panel connector
      • 2xSATA 3.0 extra ports via ASMedia ASM1061
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chips, one replaceable
    • X299 FTW K
      • 4x phases via real ISL6617 doublers CPU VCC making it total 8x phases, ISL69138 PWM controller, ISL99227 integrated Smart Power Stage for each phase
      • One part alu heatsink with lot of fins and active cooling on one side.
      • 4 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x4, 1 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 48 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0+x16/x8+x8+x8+x8
      • 28 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0+x8/x8+x8+x0+x8
      • 16 lines CPU - 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16+x0+x0+x0/x8+x0+x0+x8
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located in hot area under GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA3 ), located lower on the board
      • 8 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
      • Realtek ALC1150 Audio
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Killer E2500 Gigabit Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt 3 Connector
      • Two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, A and C type, using ASMedia ASM2142 controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 front panel connector
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chips, one replaceable
  • Gigabyte

    • X299 UD4
      • 7x phases CPU VCC, IR35201 PWM controller, IR3556 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
      • Horrible one part designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe.
    • X299 UD4 Pro
      • 4x phases via real ISL6617 doublers CPU VCC making it total 8x phases, ISL69138 PWM controller, ISL99227 integrated Smart Power Stage for each phase
      • Horrible one part designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe.
    • X299 Aorus Gaming
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ISL95866 PWM controller, 2x 4C10N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
      • Horrible two parts designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe.
    • X299 Aorus Gaming 3
      • 8x phases CPU VCC, IR35201 PWM controller, IR3556 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
      • Horrible one part designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe.
    • X299 Aorus Gaming 3 Pro
      • 4x phases via real ISL6617 doublers CPU VCC making it total 8x phases, ISL69138 PWM controller, ISL99227 integrated Smart Power Stage for each phase
      • Horrible one part designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe.
    • X299 Aorus Gaming 7
      • 8x phases CPU VCC, IR35201 PWM controller, IR3556 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
      • Two parts designer made alu heatsink with heatpipe.
    • X299 Aorus Gaming 7 Pro
      • 6x phases via real ISL6617 doublers CPU VCC making it total 12x phases, ISL69138 PWM controller, ISL99227 integrated Smart Power Stage for each phase
      • Two parts designer made alu heatsink with heatpipe and more fins.
    • X299 Aorus Gaming 9
      • 8x phases CPU VCC, IR35201 PWM controller, IR3556 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
      • Bad two parts designer made alu heatsink with heatpipe.
    • X299 Aorus Ultra Gaming
      • 8x phases CPU VCC, IR35201 PWM controller, IR3556 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
      • Horrible one part designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe.
    • X299 Aorus Ultra Gaming Pro
      • 4x phases via real ISL6617 doublers CPU VCC making it total 8x phases, ISL69138 PWM controller, ISL99227 integrated Smart Power Stage for each phase
      • Horrible one part designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe.
    • X299 Designare EX
      • 6x phases via real ISL6617 doublers CPU VCC making it total 12x phases, ISL69138 PWM controller, ISL99227 integrated Smart Power Stage for each phase
      • Two parts designer made alu heatsink with heatpipe and active cooling, but no very nice.
  • MSI

    • X299 Raider
      • 4x phases via real IR3598 doublers CPU VCC making it total 8x phases, IR35201 PWM controller, 1x PK616BA and 1x PK632BA MOSFETs per phase
      • One part designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe.
    • X299 SLI Plus
      • 4x phases via real IR3598 doublers CPU VCC making it total 8x phases, IR35201 PWM controller, 1x PK616BA and 1x PK632BA MOSFETs per phase
      • Horrible one part designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe but with rgb leds.
    • X299 Tomahawk
      • 4x phases via real IR3598 doublers CPU VCC making it total 8x phases, IR35201 PWM controller, 1x PK616BA and 1x PK632BA MOSFETs per phase
      • Horrible one part designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe.
    • X299 Tomahawk Arctic
      • 4x phases via real IR3598 doublers CPU VCC making it total 8x phases, IR35201 PWM controller, 1x PK616BA and 1x PK632BA MOSFETs per phase
      • Horrible one part designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe.
    • X299 Tomahawk AC
      • 4x phases via real IR3598 doublers CPU VCC making it total 8x phases, IR35201 PWM controller, 1x PK616BA and 1x PK632BA MOSFETs per phase
      • Horrible one part designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe.
    • X299 Gaming Pro Carbon
      • 5x phases via real IR3599 doublers CPU VCC making it total 10x phases, IR35201 PWM controller, IR3555 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
      • Horrible one part designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe but with rgb leds.
    • X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
      • 5x phases via real IR3599 doublers CPU VCC making it total 10x phases, IR35201 PWM controller, IR3555 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
      • Horrible one part designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe but with rgb leds.
    • X299 Gaming M7 ACK
      • 4x phases via real IR3598 doublers CPU VCC making it total 8x phases, IR35201 PWM controller, 1x PK616BA and 1x PK632BA MOSFETs per phase
      • Horrible one part designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe but with rgb leds.
    • X299 XPower Gaming AC
      • 6x phases via real IR3599 doublers CPU VCC making it total 12x phases, IR35201 PWM controller, IR3555 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
      • Bad two parts designer made alu heatsink with heatpipe.
  • Supermicro

    • SuperO C9X299-PG300
      • 8x phases CPU VCC, XDPE11280A PWM controller, TDA21470 integrated Power stage for each phase
      • One part designer made alu heatsink without heatpipe.
  • VRM part completed.

  • Cooling completed.

  • Note that it is sale now on EVGA Dark x299 MB - best VRM if you consider cooling

    And from $209 used (lower than any good consumer range MB).

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  • Thanks, Vitaliy. This is quite useful.

  • ASRock completed. Except overclock/BIOS functions.

  • Asus completed.

  • EVGA Completed.

  • New ASUS Boards

    ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore

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    • EATX board
    • 16 power stages
    • 1.77-inch LiveDash OLED display
    • 10GbE network controller
    • four NVMe M.2 slots
    • 20Gbps Gen2x2 USB3

    ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II

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    • ATX board
    • 12 power stages
    • 2.5GbE network controller

    Prime X299-A II

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    • ATX board
    • 12 power stages
    • 1GbE network controller
    • x16/x16/x8 PCIe 3.0 slots
    • two x1 slots
    • three NVMe M.2 slots
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  • New Gigabyte boards

    X299X DESIGNARE 10G

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    • ATX board
    • 10Gbit adapter with two ports
    • 12 Phases IR Digital VRM Solution with 70A Power Stage
    • AORUS Gen4 AIC card with 4 additional M.2 slots
    • Intel Thunderbolt 3
    • 2-Way Nvidia NVLink and 4-way AMD CrossFire Support
    • WI-FI 6 Adapter
    • ALC 1220-VB audio chip with additional ESS 9218 DAC

    X299 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE

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    • ATX board
    • 10Gbit adapter
    • 16 Phases IR Digital VRM Solution with 70A Power Stage
    • AORUS Gen4 AIC card with 4 additional M.2 slots
    • Intel Thunderbolt 3
    • 2-Way Nvidia NVLink and 4-way AMD CrossFire Support
    • WI-FI 6 Adapter
    • ALC 1220-VB audio chip with additional ESS 9218 DAC

    X299X AORUS MASTER

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    • ATX board
    • 10Gbit adapter
    • 16-phase power stages
    • AORUS Gen4 AIC card with 4 additional M.2 slots
    • Intel Thunderbolt 3
    • 2-Way Nvidia NVLink and 4-way AMD CrossFire Support
    • WI-FI 6 Adapter
    • ALC 1220-VB audio chip with additional ESS 9218 DAC
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  • EVGA update info considering new CPUs and their x299 boards

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  • MSI New Creator X299 and X299 Pro 10G Boards

    PR

    We are proud to introduce three new motherboards to anticipate every creator's need from high loading operation to general graphic design. For the high-end processors and X299 platform, MSI all aluminium design ensures CPU to run at full speed for the best performance. Larger heatsinks contains more surface for heat dissipation to cool down CPU while high-loading operation.

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    USB 3.2 Gen 2x2

    Super Speed USB 20G: For all types of designers, large data and files transfer is always troublesome as it takes plenty of waiting time. All new MSI X299 motherboards support the latest USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Super Speed USB 20G solution powered by ASMedia to meet creators' requirement. Transfer speed enhances to incredibly 4 times faster than USB 3.2 Gen1 solution so that designers can save time on backup and other essential data transfer processes. "We are pleased to have a strong and close relationship with MSI. ASMedia Technology Inc. offers the latest USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Super Speed USB 20G solution to the market and continues working closely with top motherboard vendor MSI," said Chewei Lin, President of ASMedia.

    Dual LAN

    Dual LAN solution is essential for content creation on both Ethernet and Intranet. Concerning all types of time-wasting operation such as redundancy, teaming, or load balancing, up to 10 Gbps high-bandwidth and low-latency connectivity ensure incredible data transfer speed which is faster than ever before. MSI LAN Manager can automatically classifies and prioritizes your applications in an intelligent way, giving you the best online experience with the lowest latency.

    The conceptual design of MSI Creator X299 is inspired by the craft of crystal. Embedded in the heatsinks with billions of color effects, the crystal design dress up with RGB to present the reflection under sunshine or light. With sharp edges and cuts for heatsinks and color gradation of crystal design, the perfect combination enhances the elegance, making the motherboard as a work of art.

    More Powerful than Enough

    Creator X299 is perfectly built with a premium thermal design for high workloads which might cause heat dissipation problems and thermal issues. While creators processing high loading operation such as video editing, animation, or programming, the all-aluminium design with enlarged heatsink size and heat-pipe help dissipate excessive heat and enhance the performance. Besides thermal design, Creator X299 also ensures stable and high efficient power delivery with dedicate 12 phases 90A digital power and triple 8 pin power connectors.

    More Compatibility for Storage

    Creator X299 shows maximum compatibility for storage. This motherboard is equipped with 3x M.2 slots, plus 4x additional M.2 slots with M.2 XPANDER-AERO, an exclusive add-on accessory card, incredible 19x USB ports, and U.2 ports for all various creator devices to connect, which means creators do not have to sacrifice for anything while doing works.

    The latest Lightning USB 20G is powered by our close partner ASMedia with the new ASM3242 ultra-high speed USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 controller. Lightning USB 20G enhances USB speed to 20 Gb/s, which is two times higher than USB 3.2 Gen 2.

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    More Efficiency for Data Transfer

    The content creation process is time-consuming so the data transfer speed is one of the most essential factors for creators. To meet the most demanding requirements, Creator X299 is equipped with an ultra-fast solution including network and transfer connection. Dual onboard LAN, included one 10G Super LAN, ensures higher speed, which is better to transfer 4K videos, huge size pictures and other large files in a fraction of the time. WiFi 6, the latest wireless technology, supports up to 4x network capacity and efficiency. Thunderbolt 3 provides 8x faster speed than USB 3.2 with up to 40 Gb/s and also supports more video bandwidth for two 4K at 60Hz monitors working simultaneously, which can satisfy in just one Type-C connectors.

    More Flexibility for Temperature Control

    To set up a quiet and cool system for designers, Creator X299 provides outstanding temperature management with multiple fan headers other features to keep the system stable enough for any workloads. With 8x PWM fan headers and 1x dedicated thermal sensors, creators can manually control all the fans by Creator Center, or let the thermal sensors automatically assist to control the system. Besides, for the onboard three M.2 slots, Creator X299 features three M.2 Shield Frozr to sustain maximum high-speed for M.2 SSD without throttling. These heatsinks ensures better cooling efficiency and protection for M.2 SSD devices.

    X299 PRO 10G and X299 PRO

    Designed to satisfy any professional workflow, X299 PRO 10G motherboard features everything in demand, including thermal, network, data transfer and storage. MSI extended PWM heatsink and heat-pipe design ensure high-end processor to run at full speed with lower temperature. Two M.2 Shield Frozr heatsinks offer the best thermal protection and avoid throttling to maintain maximum performance. X299 PRO 10G has a bunch of accessories. M.2 XPANDER-Z add-on card expands 2x M.2 slots with heatsink and fan for more storage.

    A 10G Super LAN card supports high bandwidth, high density and low latency for large file transfer in a flash. The onboard dual LAN includes 2.5G and Gigabit LAN, making faster and stable networking connection. With ASMedia ASM 3242 controller, Lightning USB 20G is also available on X299 PRO 10G for faster USB speeds.

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