ASUS Prime X299-Deluxe II is the ATX motherboard that's been expertly engineered for professional content creators and power users who work hard by day and play harder by night. This powerful, innovative board puts a friendly face on advanced enthusiast controls, enabling you to maximize performance, cooling and personalization with ease. So, if you live to create, to explore, to enjoy and to push the boundaries, look no further than Prime X299-Deluxe II.
PRIME X299-DELUXE II
- 5-Way Optimization: One-click, system-wide tuning, delivering optimized overclocking and intelligent cooling for CPU or GPU-intensive tasks
- Industry-leading cooling options: Comprehensive controls for fans and water pumps, via Fan Xpert 4 software or the acclaimed ASUS UEFI
- Optimized thermal design: Enhanced fin-design VRM heatsink & M.2 heatsink for efficient cooling and optimal performance
- Next-gen connectivity: Aquantia 5Gbps LAN, Intel Wireless-AC 9260, two Thunderbolt 3 (Type-C) with DisplayPort 1.4, three M.2 and front USB 3.1 Gen 2 connector
- LiveDash: A 2-inch customizable onboard display that shows system temperature, CPU frequency, fan speeds or custom graphics and animations
- Pre-mounted I/O shield: Capable of withstanding electrostatic discharge and pre-fitted for easier system installation
Power delivery enhancements and dual ProCool connectors
With up to 18 cores, four memory channels, and 44 PCIe lanes, the latest Intel® Core™ processors demand a lot more juice than typical desktop CPUs. Prime X299-Deluxe II feeds their appetite with 12 power phases hooked up to the socket and two more for the DRAM. It also augments the motherboard's link to the PSU with dual eight-pin connectors that pass 12V power directly to the processor. These jacks are based on our ProCool design, which uses solid pins that can handle more current than conventional connectors with hollow pins.
** Actual power capabilities may vary, and depend on environmental condition
Higher power requirements are balanced by beefier heatsinks that carefully balance mass and surface area to maximize thermal dissipation. With a VRM-heatsink array and heatpipe positioned in the path of maximum airflow within the chassis, Prime X299-Deluxe II ensures optimal cooling and system stability for the latest Intel Core X-series processors.
Transfers heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink, reducing temperatures by up to 3°C
2oz-copper layers shift heat away from critical components, reducing temperatures by up to 20°C
Keep your SSD chilled
Two M.2 slots sit under passive heatsinks to ward off the throttling that can occur with sustained transfers. A third pokes out from the PCB vertically near the memory slots, where connected drives benefit from ambient airflow around the CPU socket.
Cooler by design
Prime X299-Deluxe II features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS:
Each header can dynamically reference three thermal sensors, and via Fan Xpert 4 you can even map the temperature of supported ASUS graphics cards to optimize cooling for GPU- and CPU-intensive tasks
A dedicated header that can supply over 3A to high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.
A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.
Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
Includes six additional DC or PWM fan headers, plus three thermal-probe headers
A dedicated integrated circuit that protects each fan header from over-temperature and over-current.
Fan Extension Card II
Prime X299-Deluxe II includes our new Fan Extension Card II, which adds six headers that are controllable via FanXpert 4. The card has three temperature-sensor headers to complement the one available onboard and, more importantly, it comes with three thermistors that you can affix to different components. In addition to supplying extra headers for cooling, it has three primed for RGB LED strips.
One-click overclock and cooling, done!
One click takes care of all that complex tuning. ASUS 5-Way Optimization makes your PC smart. It dynamically optimizes essential aspects of the system, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailored for your rig.
An automated tuning utility that optimizes overclocking and cooling profiles for your unique system configuration.
Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and deliver optimal airflow when the system is crunching through CPU or GPU-intensive tasks.
All-new stress test that allows users to optimize and overclock for CPU or memory-centric workloads.
The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is the intelligence behind our automated system-tuning utility, offering the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclock parameters for optimal performance.
With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode — a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.
With Prime X299-Deluxe II you have comprehensive control over fans via Fan Expert 4 or our media-acclaimed 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.
Digi+ 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.
Intel's latest processors feature per-core tuning, and the ASUS Turbo Core app makes use of this feature by enabling you to assign applications to specific processor cores, allowing you to prioritize compute power where it's needed most.
Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS
The UEFI BIOS is an early waypoint on any PC-building journey, and Prime X299-Deluxe II offers one of the best in the business.
EZ Tuning Wizard Quickly apply a CPU overclock to improve system performance, or configure a RAID array for faster data retrieval and backups.
Aura On/Off mode Easily enable or disable Aura RGB lighting or every onboard LED, for a more subdued aesthetic.
Intuitive graphical fan control: Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.
EZ XMP: Improve your DRAM performance with a click.
SATA Information: Displays SATA port details so you can easily recognize drives.
Fast Clock Adjustment: Use mouse controls to change the time and date.
Search function: Quickly and easily find the option or setting you're looking for.
ASUS BIOS profile: Save BIOS settings for migration to a new BIOS version or system.
GPU POST: View recommendations for multi-VGA configurations and detailed information for selected ASUS graphics cards.
My Favorites: Quickly discover tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.
OC design- ASUS PRO Clock II technology
Prime X299-Deluxe II includes a dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator that extends 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 latest Intel Core X-series processors.
CPU : Intel LGA 2066 i9-7900X | Motherboard : Prime X299-DELUXE II | DRAM : G.Skill DDR4-2133 8GB*4 | Power : Corsair AX1500i | Water-cooling : Corsair H115i | OS: Windows 10
Make your memory go faster
With optimized trace paths for time-aligned signaling and minimal crosstalk, third-generation ASUS T-Topology offers enhanced memory stability and compatibility, allowing support for DDR4 memory speeds of 4266MHz and beyond.
Fully loaded takes on new meaning when you have up to 44 PCI Express lanes stemming from the CPU. Those lanes can be split in an x16/x16/x8 configuration spanning the board's trio of PCIe x16 slots, allowing you to load up on GPUs to accelerate an increasingly diverse array of workloads that include 3D rendering, scientific research, financial modeling, and AI training.
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.
Upgrade your RAID
The PCIe slots can be used to connect bootable RAID arrays directly to the CPU via Intel's VROC technology and a special key that plugs into the motherboard. With our Hyper M.2 x16 Card V2* installed, Prime X299-Deluxe II is able to host up to four NVMe SSDs on a single x16 card with integrated cooling. Factor in the ability to add an onboard SSD and that's access to a lot of ultra-fast storage, plus VROC supports arrays that span multiple cards for even higher speeds and capacities.
** A VROC key is required to enable VROC RAID arrays. For information about VROC key availability, please contact your local Intel representative.
Achieve speed with onboard M.2
With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gbps data-transfer speeds. It's the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, providing fast access to data. And all three slots support longer 110mm M.2 drives with more room for flash storage than shorter 80mm sticks.
Intel Optane™ memory
Intel Optane memory ready
Intel Optane™ is a revolutionary non-volatile memory technology supported by Prime X299-Deluxe II. Intel Optane memory modules accelerate attached storage to reduce boot and load times, so everything feels faster and more responsive.
Thunderbolt™ 3 port
Experience blistering Thunderbolt 3 speeds and any-way-up connectivity
High-speed external storage is required for many workstations, so Prime X299-Deluxe II integrates Thunderbolt 3 with up to 40Gbps of aggregate interface bandwidth. The rear I/O panel has dual Thunderbolt 3 Type-C ports that support data in addition to DisplayPort 1.4 output. Up to six devices can be daisy-chained from one Thunderbolt 3 port, with the provision of up to 15W of power for fast-charging devices connected in this way.
USB 3.1 Gen 2 front-panel connector
Prime X299-Deluxe II's front panel USB 3.1 connector is ready for next-gen PC cases and devices.
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
Integrated Wi-Fi 5
Prime X299-Deluxe II features Intel Wireless AC-9260 Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) with 2x2 MU-MIMO and wide 160MHz channels, for wireless speeds of up to 1.73Gbps.* In fact, its integrated Wireless-AC 9260 Wi-Fi adapter pushes wireless data up to 2X faster than other Wi-Fi solutions — so you'll get fast, smooth transfers, even when your rig is further away from the router. Intel Wireless-AC 9260 also offers Bluetooth 5.0 for connections that are up to 2X faster than ever before, and with up to 4X the range.
* Actual speed varies, and depends on networking conditions.
Aquantia® AQC-111C 5G LAN
Accelerated networking, built in
Prime X299-Deluxe II has 5Gbps Ethernet onboard to deliver up to 5X the bandwidth of standard gigabit Ethernet. You'll enjoy streaming uncompressed 4K UHD videos without stutter, and backups and file transfers that are faster than ever before. There's also support for intermediate connections, so it's easy to choose your ideal bandwidth and benefit from ultra-low latency at any speed up to 5Gbps.
* Actual speed varies, and depends on networking conditions.
More throughput, less CPU usage and great gaming experiences
Prime X299-Deluxe II features the latest Intel Ethernet. Intel's LAN has the advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput for faster, smoother data transfer.
Pumped-up throughput, 2.5X higher surge tolerance
ASUS LANGuard is hardware-level networking protection that employs signal-coupling technology and premium anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors to ensure a more reliable connection and better throughput.
Network-optimization software for customizable packet prioritization
Turbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology allows you to configure application priority via an intuitive interface, and reduces network lag.
Realtek codec and unique design features for pristine, powerful audio
Prime X299-Deluxe II utilizes a unique audio codec designed in close collaboration with Realtek — the Realtek S1220A. It also features an unprecedented 120dB signal-to-noise ratio for the stereo line-out and a 113dB SNR for the line-in, providing pristine audio quality. Additionally, a new impedance-sensing circuit automatically adjusts gain to ensure the optimal volume range for your headphones.
DTS Headphone:XTM Surround sound, to go
Immersive 3D surround-sound technology provides incredible audio experiences.
Crystal Sound 3
Flawless audio that makes you part of the game
Reduces power-input noise to ensure consistent performance.
Separates analog/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multi-lateral interference.
Ensures minimal crosstalk between audio paths.
Capable of driving high-impedance headphones, without rolling-off high or low frequencies.
Reduces start-up popping noise to all audio outputs.
Premium parts provide an immersive sound signature, with exceptional fidelity.
Set up without slip-ups
Form meets function in the pre-mounted I/O shield we pioneered with the ROG series. Now available on Prime X299-Deluxe II, this feature streamlines the installation process for budding builders and savvy enthusiasts alike.
See system info at a glance
Prime X299-Deluxe II has a 2-inch LiveDash OLED dominating the center of the board. It's positioned for easy visibility and capable of showing vital system stats like clock speeds, temperatures, and voltages. For a more personalized touch, it's easy to add text and custom images, including animated GIFs.
A header to keep ahead
The all-new ASUS Node connector offers a bidirectional interface with lots of potential for DIY components and builds. The included ASUS Fan Extension Card II connects via Node, while In Win is developing a compatible OLED panel that fits into a chassis and offers both LiveDash functionality and the ability to boot directly to the UEFI. FSP has also created the HydroDPM 1000W PSU that connects to Node to share power stats, temperatures, and enable control over the CPU fan.
Outshine the competition
A well-tuned enthusiast system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as the LED strips connected to the onboard 4-pin RGB headers.* And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.
* The Aura RGB-strip header supports standard 5050 RGB LED strips with a maximum power rating of 3A (12V). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 3m.
** The addressable RGB header supports WS2812B addressable RGB LED strips (5V/Data/Ground), with a max power rating of 3A (5V) and a max of 60 LEDs.
*** Addressable RGB LED Extension cables are included. LED Strips and Aura Compatible devices are sold separately.
Addressable RGB LED strip header
Control every LED
Prime X299-Deluxe II now has a dedicated addressable RGB header, suitable for connecting to lighting strips, fans, and compatible PC cases. Our Aura software contains an array of effects for addressable gear, and the Aura SDK takes things to the next level, allowing developers to control each LED individually — unleashing infinite lighting possibilities.
Quick installation, no driver disc required
Q-Installer software lets you download all of the latest drivers and utilities for your board with a single click, or select only the ones you want.
Intel X299 chipset The Intel X299 chipset supports LGA 2066-socket Intel Core X-series processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, X299 provides a maximum 10 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 8 SATA 6Gbps ports and 32Gbps M.2 support for faster data retrieval.
Intel® Core™ X-series processors for LGA 2066 socket
Intel Core X-series processors (6-core and above): 4-channel (8-DIMM), 44/28 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes.