Gigabyte X299 DESIGNARE EX 2066 DDR4 ATX Motherboard

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  • Socket 2066
  • Intel Core X series
  • DDR4
  • ATX Form Factor

Product Description

Gigabyte X299 DESIGNARE EX 2066 DDR4 ATX Motherboard

Features

 

  • Supports Intel® Core™ X-Series Processor Family
  • Quad Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 8 DIMMs
  • Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
  • Intel® USB 3.1 Gen 2 with USB Type-C™
  • Front USB 3.1 Gen 2 Header
  • 3-Way Graphics Support with Dual Armor and Ultra Durable™ Design
  • Server-Class Digital Power Design
  • ALC1220 120dB SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone AMP and WIMA audio capacitors
  • Sound BlasterX 720°, the top-of-the-line audio engine solution for 4K gaming and entertainment
  • Intel® Dual Band 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.2 - AC 8265 Wireless Module
  • Dual Intel® GbE LAN Gaming Network
  • RGB FUSION with Multi-Zone Digital LED Light Show design, support digital LED & RGB LED strips
  • Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
  • Triple Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 interface and Thermal Guard
  • NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 U.2 support by optional adaptor
  • Precise Digital USB Fuse Design for Stronger Protection
  • Anti-Sulfur Resistor Design
  • Ultra Durable™ 25KV ESD and 15KV Surge LAN Protection
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™ with Q-Flash Plus USB port
  • APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities

 

 

Overview

 

The GIGABYTE X299 enthusiast motherboards are faster and more powerful than any motherboard the world has ever seen. With an aggressively redesigned armor and thermal heatsinks its sure to turn heads and catch eyes. Performance is no stranger to GIGABYTE, with exotic cooling and an ability to be tuned to peak performance GIGABYTE motherboards will exceed expectations.

 

Triple NVMe PCIe x4 M.2 with Thermal Guard

With a high-end platform that is already so feature-filled triple M.2 support is a rarity. X299 DESIGNARE EX Motherboard has focused on delivering this technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system's potential. With Triple M.2s available on the X299 Series, configuring RAID Arrays have never been simpler.

 

Armor

GIGABYTE X299 DESIGNARE EX is designed with an aggressive stance, but looks are just the beginning. The armor on the GIGABYTE X299 DESIGNARE EX is created to offer best-in-class performance while still staying cool.

Base Plate

GIGABYTE Motherboards are the perfect choice when starting your PC build. With an integrated base plate, GIGABYTE Motherboards give users a strong foundation to build their Gaming PC. With larger and heavier coolers, graphics cards, and even memory modules the GIGABYTE Base Plate is perfect to help support any enthusiast's build while reducing cuts and stings from sharp areas of the motherboard.

I/O Shield Armor

With an integrated I/O shield building an GIGABYTE Gaming PC is even easier.* Gone are the days of realizing that the rear I/O was forgotten or lost.

 

Smart Fan 5

With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5 more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.

 

RGB Fusion with Digital LEDs

 

With X299 Designare EX motherboard RGB Fusion is even better with Digital LEDs.* RGB Fusion offers users the option to control onboard and external LED light strips for their PC. Already feature filled with colors and patterns, RGB Fusion on X299 Designare EX motherboard is now upgraded with Digital LED support. With onboard options and external digital LED strips*, where each LED is digitally addressable, users can experience even more patterns, styles, and illuminations.

 

X299 Designare EX motherboard will support either 5v or 12v digital LED strips. RGB Fusion with Digital LEDs comes with 9 new patterns and various speed settings with more to come.

*Digital LEDs are available only on select Motherboards, external LED Strips, Digital LED Strips are not included with Motherboard purchase.

 

 

Specification

 

CPU      

Support for Intel® Core™ X series processors in the LGA2066 package

L3 cache varies with CPU

(Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)

Chipset 

Intel® X299 Express Chipset

Memory              

8 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 128 GB of system memory.

* Supported when using a 44-lane or 28-lane CPU (6-core or above).

4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory.

* Supported when using a 16-lane CPU (4-core).

4 channel memory architecture.

* Supported when using a 44-lane or 28-lane CPU (6-core or above).

Dual channel memory architecture.

Supported when using a 16-lane CPU (4-core).

Support for DDR4 4400(O.C.) / 4333(O.C.) / 4266(O.C.) / 4133(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3866(O.C.) / 3800(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 3666(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) / 3200(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666(O.C.) / 2400 / 2133 MHz memory modules

Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM memory modules

Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules

(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)

Onboard Graphics            Integrated Graphics Processor+Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 Controller:

2 x Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 connectors, supporting DisplayPort and Thunderbolt™ video outputs and a maximum resolution of 4096x2304@60 Hz

* Because of the limited I/O resources of the PC architecture, the number of Thunderbolt™ devices that can be used is dependent on the number of the PCI Express devices being installed. (Refer to Chapter 1-7, "Back Panel Connectors," for more information.)

* Support for DisplayPort 1.2 version.

Audio    

Realtek® ALC1220 codec

Support for Sound BlasterX 720°

High Definition Audio

2/4/5.1/7.1-channel

Support for S/PDIF Out

LAN       

2 x Intel® GbE LAN chips (10/100/1000 Mbit)

Wireless Communication module             

Intel® Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band

BLUETOOTH 4.2, 4.1, BLE, 4.0, 3.0, 2.1+EDR

Support for 11ac wireless standard and up to 867 Mbps data rate

* Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment.

Expansion Slots

2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1, PCIEX16_2)

1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)

2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x4 (PCIEX4_1, PCIEX4_2)

(All of the PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)

* The PCIEX4_1 slot shares bandwidth with the M2M_32G connector. The PCIEX4_1 slot becomes unavailable when a device is installed in the M2M_32G connector.

* Refer to "1-6 Setting up AMD CrossFire™/NVIDIA® SLI™ Configuration," for the installation notices for the PCI Express x16 slots.

X299 PCIE OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE TOOL

See your optimal configuration by checking all boxes below

 

 

When using a 44 lane CPU (10-core or above):

               1-Way   2-Way   3-Way

PCIEX16_1           (x16)   (x16)   (x8)

PCIEX16_2                        (x16)   (x16)

PCIEX8                            (x8)

: Installed, : Not Installed.

 

When using a 28 lane CPU (6-core or above):

               1-Way   2-Way   3-Way

PCIEX16_1           (x16)   (x16)   (x8)

PCIEX16_2                        (x8)      (x8)

PCIEX8                            (x8)

: Installed, : Not Installed.

 

When using a 16 lane CPU (4-core):

               1-Way   2-Way

PCIEX16_1           (x16)   (x8)

PCIEX16_2                        (x8)

: Installed, : Not Installed.

 

Storage Interface             Chipset:

1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2P_32G)

1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2M_32G)

1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2Q_32G)

6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 7)

Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10

* The M2M_32G connector must work with an Intel® VROC Upgrade Key to support RAID configuration.

* Refer to "1-10 Internal Connectors," for the installation notices for the M.2 and SATA connectors.

Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

 

ASMedia® ASM1061 chip:

2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 2, 3), supporting AHCI mode only

Multi-Graphics Technology         

Support for NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ and 3-Way* /2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ technologies

* Supported when using a 44-lane or 28-lane CPU (6-core or above).

Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire™ and 3-Way* /2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies

* Supported when using a 44-lane or 28-lane CPU (6-core or above).

USB        Chipset+Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 Controller:

2 x USB Type-C™ ports on the back panel, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support

Chipset+ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 2 Controller:

1 x USB Type-C™ port with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support, available through the internal USB header

Chipset+Realtek® USB 3.1 Gen 1 Hub:

4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports on the back panel

Chipset:

4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports available through the internal USB headers

6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)

Internal I/O Connectors

1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector

2 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connectors

1 x CPU fan header

1 x water cooling CPU fan header

4 x system fan headers

2 x system fan/water cooling pump headers

1 x digital LED strip header

1 x digital LED strip power select jumper

2 x RGB (RGBW) LED strip headers

3 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors

8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

1 x Intel® VROC Upgrade Key header

1 x front panel header

1 x front panel audio header

1 x S/PDIF Out header

1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support

2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 headers

2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers

1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header (2x6 pin, for the GC-TPM2.0_S module only)

1 x power button

1 x reset button

1 x Clear CMOS button

1 x OC button

2 x temperature sensor headers

Back Panel Connectors  

1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port

2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports

2 x DisplayPort In ports

2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 connectors (USB Type-C™ ports, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support)

4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports

2 x RJ-45 ports

2 x MMCX antenna connectors (2T2R)

1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector

5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)

I/O Controller    

iTE®I/O Controller Chip

H/W Monitoring              

Voltage detection

Temperature detection

Fan speed detection

Water cooling flow rate detection

Overheating warning

Fan fail warning

Fan speed control

* Whether the fan (pump) speed control function is supported will depend on the fan (pump) you install

BIOS     

2 x 128 Mbit flash

Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS

Support for DualBIOS™

Support for Q-Flash Plus

* The USB flash drive used must be a USB 2.0 flash drive.

PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0

Unique Features              

Support for APP Center

* Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.

3D OSD

@BIOS

AutoGreen

BIOS Setup

Color Temperature

Cloud Station

EasyTune

Easy RAID

Fast Boot

Game Boost

GIGABYTE HW OC APP

ON/OFF Charge

Platform Power Management

RGB Fusion

Smart Backup

Smart Keyboard

Smart TimeLock

Smart HUD

System Information Viewer

USB Blocker

V-Tuner

Support for Q-Flash

Support for Xpress Install

Bundle Software             

Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)

cFosSpeed

XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster (12 months license)

Operating System           

Support for Windows 10 64-bit

Form Factor       

ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm

Remark

Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.

Most hardware/software vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the GIGABYTE website.

Technical Specification

Gigabyte X299 DESIGNARE EX 2066 DDR4 ATX Motherboard

General

Product Type Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type Intel X299 Express
Processor Socket LGA2066 Socket
Max Processors Qty 1
Compatible Processors Core X

Supported RAM

Max Size 512 GB
Technology DDR4
Bus Clock 2400 MHz, 2133 MHz, 2800 MHz (O.C.), 2666 MHz (O.C.), 3000 MHz (O.C.), 3200 MHz (O.C.), 3300 MHz (O.C.), 3400 MHz (O.C.), 3333 MHz (O.C.), 3466 MHz (O.C.), 3733 MHz (O.C.), 3600 MHz (O.C.), 3800 MHz (O.C.), 3666 MHz (O.C.), 3866 MHz (O.C.), 4000 MHz (O.C.), 4133 MHz (O.C.), 4400 MHz (O.C.), 4266 MHz (O.C.), 4333 MHz (O.C.)
Supported RAM Integrity Check Non-ECC
Registered or Buffered Registered, unbuffered
Features Dual channel memory architecture, Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP), quad channel memory architecture
Details 128 GB - unbuffered ¦ 512 GB - registered

Audio

Type HD Audio (8-channel)
Audio Codec Realtek ALC1220
Compliant Standards High Definition Audio, Sound BlasterX 720°

LAN

Network Interfaces Bluetooth, 2 x Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slots 1 x CPU ¦ 8 x DIMM 288-pin ¦ 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 ¦ 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 mode) ¦ 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode)
Storage Interfaces SATA-600 -connectors: 6 x 7pin Serial ATA - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 ¦ SATA-600 / PCIe 3.0 -connectors: 2 x M.2 ¦ PCIe 3.0 -connectors: 1 x M.2 ¦ ASMedia ASM1061: SATA-600 -connectors: 2 x 7pin Serial ATA
Interfaces 2 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) ¦ 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ¦ 1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse ¦ 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack ¦ 1 x microphone - mini-jack ¦ 1 x TOSLINK ¦ 2 x Thunderbolt 3/USB-C Gen2 ¦ 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack ¦ 2 x USB 2.0 ¦ 2 x DisplayPort input
Internal Interfaces 4 x USB 2.0 - header ¦ 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 - header ¦ 1 x audio - header ¦ 1 x SPDIF out - header ¦ 1 x USB-C Gen2 - header
Power Connectors 24-pin main power connector, 2 x 8-pin ATX12V connectors

Features

BIOS Type AMI
BIOS Features WfM 2.0 support, UEFI BIOS, SMBIOS 2.7 support, DMI 2.7 support, ACPI 5.0 support, Dual BIOS
Hardware Monitoring CPU core temperature, chassis temperature, CPU fan tachometer, chassis fan tachometer, system voltage, CPU overheating protection, CPU core voltage, water cooling flow rate
Hardware Features AutoGreen, NVIDIA 3-way SLI Technology Support, NVIDIA Quad SLI Technology Support, NVIDIA 2-way SLI Technology Support, On/Off Charge, Ultra Durable, NVIDIA 4-way SLI Technology Support, AMD CrossFireX technology support, AMD Quad CrossFireX technology support, AMD 3-way CrossFireX technology support, AMD 4-way CrossFireX technology support, ESD Protection, Q-Flash Plus, Game Boost, GIGABYTE Double Locking Bracket, Ultra Durable Memory Armor, Anti-Sulfur Design, GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP 2, Intel Optane Memory Ready, GIGABYTE Smart Fan 5, RGB FUSION, Ultra Durable PCIe Armor, RGBW/-UV LED strips support, M.2 Thermal Guard, Digital Fuse Design, GIGABYTE Base Plate

Miscellaneous

Software Included Norton Internet Security, @BIOS, EasyTune, Cloud Station, Xpress Install, GIGABYTE USB Blocker, GIGABYTE App Center, cFosSpeed, Smart TimeLock, GIGABYTE Fast Boot, GIGABYTE V-Tuner, GIGABYTE Smart Keyboard, GIGABYTE Smart Backup, GIGABYTE HW OC APP, GIGABYTE Smart Fan 5, GIGABYTE 3D OSD, GIGABYTE Smart HUD, XSplit Gamecaster (1 year licence)
Compliant Standards Plug and Play
Width 30.5 cm
Depth 24.4 cm

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