ROG STRIX X299-XE GAMING

    ROG STRIX X299-XE GAMING

    Intel X299 ATX gaming motherboard with Aura Sync RGB LED lighting, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, DDR4 4133MHz, dual M.2, SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.1 type - A/C

    • Intel® Core™ X Series processor family: Ready for the latest LGA 2066 socket CPUs.
    • Aura Sync RGB: Synchronize LED lighting with a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear, including addressable RGB strips.
    • Onboard M.2 heatsink: Cools your M.2 drive, delivering consistent storage performance and enhanced reliability.
    • 5-Way Optimization: Automated system-wide tuning, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailor-made for your rig.
    • Gaming audio: SupremeFX S1220A teamed with Sonic Studio III create an aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action.
    • Gaming connectivity: Dual M.2 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C™ connectors.
    • Gaming networking: Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard GameFirst and 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO support.
    • Gaming durability: ASUS SafeSlot and premium components for maximum endurance.
    • ROG Strix freebies: Addressable RGB strip, fan, fan bracket and VGA holder all included, plus loads of little extras.
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    ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming is loaded with powerful tuning, overclocking, cooling and personalization innovations to make your next build as agile as your ambitions. We've channeled ROG engineering ingenuity into ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming to create a standout ATX motherboard that's tricked out with superior SupremeFX audio for deeper in-game immersion, Aura Sync lighting with an all-new addressable-RGB-strip header to unleash infinite illumination possibilities, and special mounts that make it easy to create your own 3D-printed upgrades. Infused with the essential gaming spirit that is ROG, ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming is hungry for high-performance Intel® Core™ X Series processors — and ready to satisfy your desire for X299.

    • Intel® I219-V
      LANGuard
      GameFirst
    • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-A + Type-C™)
    • 2X2 Dual Band Wi-Fi
      Bluetooth V4.2
    • 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (support x16, x8/x8)
      1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x4 (max. at x4 mode)
      1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
    • SupremeFX
      -Impedance sense
      -High quality output and input
      -SupremeFX shielding
      -Dual headphone amplifiers
    • 2 X Aura RGB headers
    • Q-LED
    • DDR4 4133MHz (O.C.)
      8 x DIMM, dual-channel
      Support XMP
    • Intel® Socket 2066
    • M.2 Socket 3 Type M 2242-22110 ( PCIe 3.0x4)
    • 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
    • M.2 Heatsink
      -M.2 Socket 3 Type M
      -2242-2280 (SATA & PCIe 3.0x4)
    • 8xSATA 6G ports
    • 3D mount
    • 1 X Aura Addressable RGB headers
    • Q-CODE

    ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming ups the aesthetic ante, with an eye-catching angular heatsink and I/O cover, laser-engraved bubblegram, and a lustrous metal nameplate with polychrome ROG logo.

    Personalization

    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 strips connected to the onboard RGB headers. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.
    *Visit the ASUS Aura microsite to learn more about Aura Sync

    • Static Static Always on
    • Breathing Breathing Fades in and out
    • Strobing Strobing Flashes on and off
    • Color cycle Color cycle Fades between the colors of the rain-bow
    • Music effect Music effect Pulses to the beat of your music
    • CPU temperature CPU Temperature Changes color with CPU load
    • Rainbow Rainbow A rolling multi-color glow
    • Comet Comet A stream of light with a tail
    • Flash & dash Flash & dash Single/multi-color stepped flashes

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    LIGHTING PERFECTED

    ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming features a duo of onboard 5050 RGB headers and an addressable header that can be connected to compatible lighting strips, fans, coolers, and PC cases, creating a new world of illumination possibilities. It also comes with a ROG addressable strip .

    *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.
    * The Aura RGB-strip header supports 5050 RGB LED strips with a max power rating of 3A (12V). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 2m.
    **RGB and addressable RGB LED extension cables are included. LED strips and Aura Sync-compatible devices are sold separately.

    1 x ROG Addressable LED strip (30cm) bundled

    RGB Headers focus
    • 4 pin RGB header

    • 4 pin RGB header

    • Addressable RGB header

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    Aura lighting control

    ASUS Aura has evolved and is friendlier than ever.

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    Aura now supports RGB color codes, for easier setup

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    You can also customize temperature thresholds to choose how CPU and GPU temps are expressed via RGB lighting

    Infinite lighting possibilities

    ASUS Aura SDK allows developers to take full advantage of the vast eco-system of Aura Sync-capable PC gear. From in-system illumination to peripherals and beyond, the SDK provides an evolving toolkit of options to enhance games and software with RGB lighting. Game effects, alerts, and audio can all be portrayed via Aura-compatible hardware, creating subtle or dazzling visual cues to augment the action. There's also scope to map system parameters such as temperatures to lighting, giving enthusiasts new ways to monitor vital information.

    AURA SYNC products

    performance

    VRM COOLING

    The latest high-core-count Intel Core i7 and i9 CPUs consume serious amounts of power — so ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming is equipped with serious VRM cooling. Featuring a high-mass, finned heatsink, the expansive surface area dissipates heat efficiently. And, to push the platform as far as you desire, we've even included a bracket that allows you to mount a bundled fan to accelerate the airflow.

    • 40x40mm fan
    • VRM fan bracket

    M.2 Heatsink

    PERFECTED COOLING FOR UNLEASHING PERFORMANCE

    ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming motherboards are equipped with an M.2 heatsink integrated into the PCH heatsink. With a huge cooling surface, the M.2 heatsink perfectly chills an inserted M.2 SSD — for consistent performance and reliability. Featuring a stylish angular design, the M.2 heatsink adds a beautiful touch to the build, while the T-sensor detects temperatures in the vital M.2 area for instant monitoring.

    M.2 FAN HOLDER

    You can then add a 40x40mm fan with the 3D-printed M.2 fan holder, to direct cool air over the M.2 drive — helping to control thermals for maximum performance!
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    5-Way Optimization

    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.

    • CPU performance
      boost

    • All-round
      energy efficiency

    • Advanced
      fan controls

    • Precise Digital
      Power Control

    • Game faster,
      rank higher

    CPU PERFORMANCE BOOST

    Unleash your PC's full performance with the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility. A 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.

    ALL-ROUND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

    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.

    Flexible cooling controls for air or liquid

    With ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming you have comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and even 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

    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.

    Optimize per-core performance for every app

    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.

    Cooler By Design

    ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS:

    Rampage VI Extreme
    • Multiple temperature sources position
    • Water pump+ position
    • 4-pin PWM/DC fan position
    • Bundled Fan Extension Card position
    • Smart Protection position
    • Water in/out position
    • Water flow position
    • Block sensor position
    • Multiple temperature sources

    • Water pump+

    • 4-pin PWM/DC fan

    • ASUS FAN
      Extension card support

    • Smart protection

    • Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors, for workload based cooling. All easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or UEFI.

    • A dedicated header that can supply over 3A to high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.

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    • Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.

      *W_PUMP+ and AIO PUMP are also PWM/DC controllable.
    • Includes three additional DC or PWM fan headers, plus three thermal-probe headers.

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    • A dedicated integrated circuit that protects each fan header from over-temperature and over-current.

    • Allows for monitoring of temperature at the input/out of any component.

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    • Allows for constant monitoring of the flow rate of entire loop

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    • A special connector that lets water blocks designed for the Rampage VI Extreme provide flow, temp and leakage data.

    DDR4 OVERCLOCKING STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

    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 memory speeds of DDR4 4133 MHz and beyond.

    CPU : Intel LGA 2066 i9-7900X | Motherboard : ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming | DRAM : G.Skill F4-3200C16Q-16GRKD | Power : Corsair AX1500i | Water-cooling : Corsair H115i

    OC design- ASUS PRO Clock II technology

    A dedicated base-clock generator that extends CPU and memory overclocking margins. This custom solution works in tandem with the TPU to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control, providing the flexibility to extract every ounce of performance from Intel® Core™ X-series processors.


    *BCLK overclocking range will vary according to CPU capabilities, cooling, motherboard support and tuning options.
    CPU : Intel LGA 2066 i7-7740X | Motherboard : Prime X299-Deluxe | DRAM : G.Skill F4-3200C16Q-16GRKD | Power : Corsair AX1500i | Water-cooling : Corsair H115i

    GAMING AUDIO

    SupremeFX

    Immerse yourself in sound with ROG Strix's SupremeFX audio technology. Utilizing the S1220A codec, ROG Strix's SupremeFX audio solution is engineered to provide a flat frequency response and offer a neutral, detailed sound signature. The addition of two op-amps on the front panel headphone output ensures adequate voltage and current to drive headphones to their full potential. And our Sonic Studio software grants you full control over every aspect of audio, including noise reduction algorithms for communications, plus EQ adjustments to get the most from your headset or speakers.

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    Sonic Studio III

    Sonic Studio now 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, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.

    Sonic Studio UI
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    • App-specific profiles

      Apply customized audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.

    • Surround sound

      Surround sound for a truly immersive audio experience

    • Sonic Studio Link

      New Sonic Studio Link VR functionality extends its HRTF effects to headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

    Sonic Studio UI

    *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.
    **Please note Sonic Studio Link is available only in version 3.6 and later.

    Scan and detect to dominate!

    Sonic Radar III

    ROG Sonic Radar III is all-new – with an evolved audio engine that processes sounds more accurately than ever, ensuring you're always aware of what's going on around you. A new on-screen arrow has also been added – to help you pinpoint the enemy position instantly!

    • Improved Audio Algorithm

      The new Sonic Radar audio algorithm is now even more accurate to allow enemies to be pinpointed with even more accuracy.
    • 3D Engine

      Sonic Radar III is built around it's all new HUD with an in-game 3 dimensional arrow for a more intuitive experience.
    • Audio Boost

      The new audio boost feature now allows the boosted audio to be heard directly. *HUD: Head Up Display
    • Audio Radar

      Sonic Radar 3 is effective regardless of surrounding noise and chaos.

    connectivity

    M.2

    Speed up with
    onboard M.2 up to 32Gbps

    With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gbps data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, providing fast access to data.

    VROC

    Upgrade your RAID

    Unleash the ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC) feature with the addition of an ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 Card*, which allows you to attach up to four PCIe® 3.0 x16 M.2 drives — for a total bandwidth of up to 128Gbps. With VROC, you can utilize CPU PCIe lanes to configure a bootable RAID array, eliminating traditional DMI bottlenecks, so that storage transfers aren't held back by other traffic.

    *ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 Card is available separately for purchase.

    INTEL Gigabit Ethernet

    LOWER CPU WORKLOAD, HIGH TCP & UDP THROUGHPUT

    Featuring the latest Intel® Ethernet (I219-V) for faster, smoother gaming. Intel Ethernet controllers have a natural synergy with their processors and chipsets, reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, so there's more power for games and other tasks.

    2x2 Wi-Fi with MU MIMO

    Next-level 802.11ac Wi-Fi with 2x2 dual-band 2.4/5GHz antennas offer up to 867Mbps* transfer speeds — and the very latest Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology ensures that every connected user** experiences the best wireless and online speeds!

    * * Bluetooth V4.2 will be supported on future versions of Windows. Refer to http://www.microsoft.com for information relating to Bluetooth support in Windows.

    ** Requires MU-MIMO-ready client.

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    LANGuard

    PUMP-UP THROUGHPUT,
    BEST SURGE PROTECTION

    LANGuard means safer, more reliable connections for your battles! Advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounting processes join forces to protect your Rampage VI Extreme's connection and deliver pumped-up throughput, plus electrostatically guarded and surge-protected components (ESD Guards) for 1.9x-greater tolerance to static electricity and 2.5x-greater protection (up to 15KV) against surges!

    1.9X HIGHER

    STATIC-ELECTRICITY TOLERANCE

    2.5X-GREATER

    SURGE TOLERANCE
    languard
    • ESD guards

    • Surge-protected components

    GAMEFIRST IV

    TEAM UP TO BANISH LAG

    GameFirst IV optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming — and now we've added Multi-Gate Teaming to team all your networks for gargantuan bandwidth and the smoothest-ever gameplay. You'll also enjoy all-new Intelligent mode, which automatically compiles a database by parsing new app data to ensure that every game is optimized for the best performance.

    gamefirst IV

    Gamer's guardian

    PROCOOL POWER CONNECTOR

    ASUS ProCool is the power connector reinvented! Compared with traditional power connectors, ProCool connectors ensure an exceptionally close and secure connection with the ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming motherboard. This design is stronger, and also benefits power efficiency: the flush connection enables lower impedance and better heat dissipation, allowing cooler operating temperature. ProCool even has a neat right-angled plug, helping you to keep the wiring out of the way!

    Protect your graphics card investment

    ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming features a VGA holder that eliminates ugly and potentially damaging graphics card sag by supporting the motherboard to prevent bowing and bending. The VGA holder is crafted from a single piece of strong sheet metal and is able to support up to 15 kg — so it provides serious support for even the heaviest graphic card!

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    SafeSlot

    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.

    *Patent pending
    SafeSlot

    MULTI-COLORED Q-LED

    Onboard LEDs indicate power status and potential problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device, for quick diagnosis.

    DRAM Over-current Protection

    1 additional
    resettable fuse protects connection ports and DRAM against overcurrent and short-circuit damage

    DIGI+ VRM

    The Digi+ VRM voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and ultra-clean power delivery to the CPU!

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    GIVES you MORE

    WHAT'S IN THE BOX!

    1 x ROG Addressable LED strip (30cm)
    1 x 40x40 fan
    1 xVRM fan bracket
    1x VGA holder

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    STAY IN THE GAME

    Overwolf

    A clever, unobtrusive overlay keeps you in the game and allows you to browse the Web, email, IM, stream or record while you play. The overlay is dressed in color-matched ROG skins to show you're part of an elite pack. Grab it now from the Overwolf Appstore

    • In-game dock

    • In-game calling

    • Multi-IM support

    • 5 customizable apps

    • 0 missed calls during gaming

    • 5+ clients in a single interface

    Image your drives, the smart way

    ROG Clone Drive

    All-new ROG Clone Drive is the smart, convenient cloning solution that quickly and efficiently replicates hard drives or SSDs. Clone Drive is so smart that it can clone one drive to two target drives at the same time, or image any file from your disk at breakneck speeds.

    Speed your game loads

    RAMCache ii

    ROG's uniquely-intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds, getting to work the moment it's activated. RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times to stratospheric levels!

    You can even use KeyBot II to boost your PC into a specific mode with two-second press

    Beyond VR READY

    ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming isn't just VR Ready — it goes way beyond! The ASUS Beyond VR Ready marque means that ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance after you've taken off the headset. ASUS Beyond VR Ready opens up a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.

    3D-printable accessories

    As system parts are visible in custom PC builds, make yours stand out from the competition with 3D-printed accessories.

    2-Way SLI HB bridge cover

    Clip the cover onto the PCB SLI HB bridge to add style to your build. Multiple form factors available, including eATX, ATX, mATX.

    Fan grille

    Add a little extra style to your build.

    Cable Combs

    Keep cables organized. 3D design files are available for 24-pin, 8-pin, 8 + 6-pin, 6-pin and 4-pin PSU connectors.

    ROG FONTS

    Use ROG font files to customize your build.

    ROG KEYCHAIN

    Print a 3D keychain and show your ROG passion to the world!

    The Power of Intel

    Intel® X299 chipset

    The Intel X299 Express 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.
    Intel Core X-series processors (4 core): 2-channel (4-DIMM), 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes.