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ASUS PRIME X299-A II ATX For Intel X Series CPU, LGA2066, 8XDDR4 DIMM, 3XM.2, 3XPCIE X16, 2XPCIE X1, 7XUSB, 1XType C, Lan, Internal I/O: 2XUSB3.2, 2XUSB2.0, 1XType C Header, 1XTB Header, 2X12V RGB Header, 2X5V A-RGB Header

ASUS PRIME X299-A II ATX For Intel X Series CPU, LGA2066, 8XDDR4 DIMM, 3XM.2, 3XPCIE X16, 2XPCIE X1, 7XUSB, 1XType C, Lan, Internal I/O: 2XUSB3.2, 2XUSB2.0, 1XType C Header, 1XTB Header, 2X12V RGB Header, 2X5V A-RGB Header
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ASUS PRIME X299-A II ATX For Intel X Series CPU, LGA2066, 8XDDR4 DIMM, 3XM.2, 3XPCIE X16, 2XPCIE X1, 7XUSB, 1XType C, Lan, Internal I/O: 2XUSB3.2, 2XUSB2.0, 1XType C Header, 1XTB Header, 2X12V RGB Header, 2X5V A-RGB Header

ASUS PRIME X299-A II ATX For Intel X Series CPU, LGA2066, 8XDDR4 DIMM, 3XM.2, 3XPCIE X16, 2XPCIE X1,...

  • Brand: ASUS
  • MPN: PRIME X299-A II
  • Part #: MBDASU49110
  • UPC:192876488591
  • MB Socket:Intel LGA2066
  • Wi-Fi:Yes
  • Chipset:X299
  • Form Factor:ATX
  • Multi GPU Support:Crossfire / SLI
  • Memory Type:DDR4
  • PCIE x16 Slots:3
  • PCIE x8 Slots:N/A
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Features

Get the most out of all your cores

Intel®'s high-end desktop platform raises the stakes with updated Intel Core™ X-Series Processors that boast cores, cache, and bandwidth. The Prime X299-A II is ready for the additional processing power that plows through CPU-intensive tasks, and the extra bandwidth allows you to add more GPUs and NVMe SSDs to accelerate a wide range of work.

Robust Power Design

The LGA 2066 socket is compatible with Intel Core X-Series Processors with up to 18 cores, over 44 PCI Express® lanes, and 165-watt thermal design power (TDP). Those specs require serious power, so the Prime X299-A II is equipped with an enhanced power solution that includes 12 power stages that line up neatly along the top edge of the PCB.

ProCool II connector

ProCool II connectors ensure a snug and reliable connection to the EPS 12V power lines. The second-generation features upgrades of metal amour and solid pins for better heat dissipation, as well as a warning LED-display with a BIOS POST message to indicate an improper connection.

PowIRstage MOSFETS

Prime X299-A II VRM is comprised of 12 IR3555 PowIRstages®, each rated to handle 60 amps

Microfine Alloy choke

Each PowIRstage is accompanied by a high-permeability alloy-core choke rated to handle 45 amps.

Make your memory go faster

The X299 platform delivers ample bandwidth on multiple fronts. Its quad channel memory controller supports up to 256GB of DDR4 memory across eight slots. With optimized trace layout, the Prime X299-A II can hit memory speeds up to DDR4 4266 MHz or beyond.

Multi-GPU support

Fully loaded takes on a new meaning when you have over 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 work.

M.2

Achieve speed with onboard M.2

Professional applications require fast solid-state storage, which is why the Prime X299-A II is equipped with three M.2 slots that are compatible with the latest NVMe SSDs. All slots support longer 110 mm drives, and they can be configured into bootable RAID arrays connected directly to the CPU via Intel VROC technology.

VROC

Upgrade your RAID

Use onboard M.2 slots and ASUS Hyper M.2 x16 Card V2* to take advantage of Intel's Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC)** by connecting the three M.2 drives in RAID configurations. With VROC, your RAID arrays are easily configured to be bootable, and traditional DMI bottlenecks are eliminated so that your storage is not held back by other traffic.
* ASUS Hyper M.2 x16 Card V2 is a separate purchase.
** Additional purchase of Intel VROC hardware key required for RAID 1, 5 or 10.

USB 3.2 Gen 2 front-panel connector

Future-proof connectivity

Plenty of USB ports are provided to support high-end rigs loaded with peripherals, including a front-panel header with faster USB 3.2 Gen 2 connectivity for compatible cases.

Intel Ethernet

More throughput, less CPU usage and great gaming experiences

The latest Intel I219-V Ethernet has the advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput for faster, smoother data transfer.

Cool to the core

Effective cooling is extremely important, even at stock speeds. That is why the Prime X299-A II allows consolidated cooling control of the entire system, even for the most hardcore rigs. It comes equipped with onboard heatsinks, an array of fan headers, and options for water pump or AIO headers.

M.2 Heatsinks

Two M.2 slots are covered by heatsinks to combat temperature-induced throttling that can affect performance during heavy, sustained storage loads.

Backplate

A reinforced backplate improves the stability of the board, and the included thermal pad efficiently directs heat away from the VRM and other components.

Cooler by design

Prime X299-A II features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via FanXpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.

Tune it your way

Comprehensive controls form the foundation of the ASUS Prime series. The Prime X299-A II packs flexible tools to tune every aspect of your system to deliver the performance that you desire.

AI Overclocking

ASUS AI Overclocking makes automatic tuning faster and smarter than ever before. Available in Windows or directly through the UEFI, it profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration for each individual system.

CPU Potential

A proprietary algorithm evaluates the capabilities of your CPU

Cooling Capability

Onboard intelligence watches system vitals such as temperature, fan speed, and power draw to gauge cooling performance

5-way Optimization

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 quiet as a whisper 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

The Turbo 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-around 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 the away mode.

Flexible cooling controls for air or liquid

With Prime X299-A II, you have comprehensive control over fans via FanXpert 4 or UEFI. Whether you are 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 quiet as a whisper when performing light tasks.

Precise digital power control

The Digi+ voltage-regulator module(VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage drop, 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

The latest X-series processors from Intel 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 the most.

UEFI BIOS

The renowned UEFI BIOS provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.

Advanced tuning for serious tweaker

When you're ready for a deeper dive into the configuration of your system, delve into the UEFI's Advanced mode and take complete control. Each section is intuitively organized, and a built-in search feature makes it easy to find the options you need. Advanced functions are coded with the intelligence to adapt to your settings, and when you're ready to take charge, parameters have the granularity to dial in performance just the way you want.

Prediction

AI Overclocking monitors system vitals such as temperature, fan speed, and power draw to estimate overclocking performance.

AI Overclocking Guide

The AI Overclocking Guide allows you to enable AI Overclocking or to view a quick guide.

Search Function

Quickly and easily find the option or setting that you're looking for.

ASUS User Profile

Port configuration settings between different BIOS versions or share them with friends.

Breeze setup with ease

Designed to simplify setup, EZ mode presents all the vital settings and stats on one single page. With guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings, your rig will be up and running in no time.

AI Overclocking

Enable AI Overclocking intelligence via shortcut

Intuitive Graphical Fan Control

Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.

EZ XMP

Improve DRAM performance with one click.

Aura On/Off mode (Stealth)

Easily enable or disable Aura RGB lighting or every onboard LED, for a subdued aesthetic touch.

Little things make a big difference

We pay careful attention to all the little details that improve your overall experience, from integrating a flashing utility directly into the UEFI to simplifying firmware updates or displaying your system vital signs. Prime X299-A II provides the tools you need to personalize your build and stay on top of things.

Pre-mounted I/O Shield

Set up without slip-ups

Form meets function in the pre-mounted I/O shield that we pioneered with the ROG series. Now available on Prime X299-A II, this feature streamlines the installation process for budding builders and savvy enthusiasts alike.

FlexKey

A multi-purpose button

The FlexKey maps the rarely used Reset button on the front-panel of your chassis to a different function. Instead of leaving the button set to a dated function, you can reassign it to change performance profiles, boot directly into the UEFI, toggle Aura Sync lighting, and much more.

BIOS FlashBack™

Update your BIOS without CPU and DRAM

The Prime X299-A II supports USB BIOS FlashBack™, which can perform low-level firmware updates using only a power supply and a USB stick with the required file.

ASUS Node

A header to keep ahead

ASUS Node is a proprietary bi-directional interface that allows ASUS motherboards to communicate with other system components, opening up a wealth of new options for system builders.?

Realtek codec and unique design features for pristine, powerful audio

Prime X299-A 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 the gain to ensure optimal volume range for your headphones.

DTS:X® Ultra adds a spatial audio feature to boost headphones and speakers for an enhanced gaming, VR, and extended reality experience. DTS:X Ultra supports sound based on channels, scenes, and objects to allow for deeper sonic immersion in enabled content. It also provides post-processing enhancements and device-level tuning for DTS® codecs.

Flawless audio that immerses you in the game

Power pre-regulator

Reduces power-input noise to ensure consistent performance.

Audio shielding

Separates analog/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multi-lateral interference.

Separate layer for left and right tracks

Ensures minimal crosstalk between audio paths.

Integrated amplifier

Capable of driving high-impedance headphones, without rolling-off high or low frequencies.

De-pop circuit

Reduces start-up popping noise to all audio outputs.

Premium Japanese audio

Premium parts provide an immersive sound signature, with exceptional fidelity.

Aura Sync

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 and they can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware. The board has dual headers for standard 4-pin RGB strips*, plus two more for the new Addressable Gen 2 RGB strips** and devices.
* 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 Gen 2 RGB header

Prime X299-A II has an addressable Gen 2 RGB header, which is now capable of detecting the number of LEDs on second-gen addressable RGB devices, allowing the software to automatically tailor lighting effects to specific devices. The new headers also offer backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB gear.

Armoury Crate

Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate allows you to easily customize RGB lighting and effects for every compatible device in your arsenal. The software also provides control of settings for ASUS products, including keyboard and mouse preferences. Armoury Crate even features dedicated product registration and highlight to help you stay in touch with the ASUS community.

Intel Optane memory ready

Intel Optane™ is a revolutionary non-volatile memory technology supported by Prime X299-A II. Intel Optane memory modules accelerate attached storage to reduce boot and load times, so everything feels faster and more responsive.

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 3.2 Gen 1 ports, 8 SATA 6 Gbps ports and up to 32 Gbps M.2 support for faster data retrieval.

Intel® Core™ X-series processors for LGA 2066 socket

Intel Core X-series processors (6-core and above): 4-channel (8-DIMM), over 44 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes.

Specifications

CPU

Intel® Socket 2066 Core™ X-Series Processors
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types

Chipset

Intel® X299

Memory

(Intel® Core™ i9 10000 X-Series CPU)
8 x DIMM, Max. 256GB, DDR4 4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3800(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
(Intel® Core™ i9 9000/7000 and i7 9000 X-Series CPU)
8 x DIMM, Max. 256GB, DDR4 4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3800(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.

Multi-GPU Support

Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI® Technology
Supports NVIDIA® 3-Way SLI® Technology
Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI® Technology
Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology

Expansion Slots

48-Lane CPU-
3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x16/x16, x16/x16/x8)
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 *
44-Lane CPU-
3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x16/x16, x16/x16/x8)
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 *
28-Lane CPU-
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x16/x8) **
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 *
1 x M.2 Socket 1 with E key, type 2230 for WIFI/BT devices support PCIE/USB mode***
* PCIEX1_1 shares bandwidth with Wi-Fi E Key. PCIEX1_1 is disabled by default.
PCIEX1_2 shares bandwidth with SATA6G_7. PCIEX1_2 is disabled by default.
** PCIeX16_3 will be disabled when using 28-lane CPU.
*** The Wi-Fi E key shares bandwidth with PCIEX1_1.
*** The Wi-Fi/BT module is purchased separately

Storage

Intel® X299 Chipset :
1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*
1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)**
8 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)***
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports
(Intel® Core™ i9 10000 X-Series CPU) :
2 x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Enterprise supports
(Intel® Core™ i9 9000/7000 and i7 9000 X-Series CPU) :
1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 15 support
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready ****
* The M.2_2 socket shares bandwidth with SATA6G_1 port when using M.2 SATA devices.
** The M.2_1 PCIe mode source is from X299 Chipset when using 44 and 28-lane CPU.
*** The SATA6G_7 shares bandwidth with PCIeX1_2.
**** The M.2 PCIE mode source from X299 Chipset supports Intel® Optane Memory

LAN

Intel® I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN
ASUS Turbo LAN Utility
ASUS LAN Guard

Audio

Realtek® S1220A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Power pre-regulator reduces power input noise to ensure consistent performance
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Internal audio Amplifier to enhance the highest quality sound for headphone and speakers
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio Feature :
- DTS X®:Ultra
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
- Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
- Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
- Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors: Provide warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
- Unique de-pop circuit: Reduces start-up popping noise to audio outputs

USB Ports

ASMedia® USB 3.2 Gen 2 controller : *
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s)
ASMedia® USB 3.2 Gen 2 controller : *
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps) port(s) (2 at back panel, , Type-A + USB Type-CTM)
Intel® X299 Chipset :
8 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board)
Intel® X299 Chipset :
6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board)
* PCIEX1_1 shares bandwidth with Wi-Fi E Key. PCIEX1_1 is disabled by default.
PCIEX1_2 shares bandwidth with SATA6G_7. PCIEX1_2 is disabled by default.

Special Features

OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock II Technology
5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
- 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ VRM, Fan Xpert 4, and Turbo Core App
AI Overclocking
ASUS 5X Protection III :
- ASUS SafeSlot Core: Fortified PCIe Slot prevents damage
- ASUS LANGuard: Protects against LAN surges, lightning strikes and static-electricity discharges!
- ASUS Overvoltage Protection: World-class circuit-protecting power design
- ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O: 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability!
- ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection - Short circuit damage prevention
- ASUS ESD Guards - Enhanced ESD protection
ASUS SafeSlot - Protect your graphics card Investment
AURA :
- Aura RGB Strip Headers
- Aura Lighting Effects Synchronization with compatible ASUS ROG devices
- Addressable Gen 2 Header
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- USB BIOS FlashBack™
- AI Suite 3
- Ai Charger
- Onboard Button : Power
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- Turbo LAN
- Armoury Crate
- Pre-mounted I/O Shield
- ASUS NODE: hardware control interface
- BIOS FlashBack™ Button
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
- Stylish Fanless Design with M.2 Heat-sink solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert 4
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-Code
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED, HDD LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Connector
Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC) ready
DIY Friendly Design
- ProCool II
- SafeSlot

Back I/O Ports

1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
2 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS FlashBack™)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio jack(s)
1 x USB BIOS FlashBack™ Button(s)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps) ports (Type-A + USB Type-CTM)

Internal I/O Ports

1 x AAFP connector
2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
1 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 front panel TypeC™ connector
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
2 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
8 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x M.2_FAN connector
1 x VROC_HW_Key
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x W_PUMP+ connector
1 x AIO_PUMP connector
1 x Thunderbolt header (5-pin) for ASUS ThunderboltEX series support
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
2 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connectors
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector) (Chassis intrusion header is inbuilt)
1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x Node Connector(s)
1 x CPU_OV jumper
1 x Q-Code

Accessories

User's manual
1 x Vertical M.2 bracket set
1 x ASUS Fan Holder
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
2 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x Q-Connector
1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED

BIOS

128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, SM BIOS 3.1, ACPI 6.1, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 AI OC Guide, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F9 Search, F12 PrintScreen, F4 AURA ON/OFF and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information

Manageability

WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE

Support Disc

Drivers
ASUS Utilities
EZ Update
Anti-virus software (OEM version)

Operating System

Windows® 10 64-bit

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

Manufacturer Part No: PRIME X299-A II Brand: ASUS Product Type: ATX
UPC 192876488591 Product Family: PRIME Shipping Weight: 2.096 kg
PB Part No: MBDASU49110 Product Model: X299-A II

Warranty: 36 months local warranty *
* Warranty period is as stated above unless the manufacturer has chosen to specify a longer period.
All warranties are return to base unless otherwise specified.

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Features

Get the most out of all your cores

Intel®'s high-end desktop platform raises the stakes with updated Intel Core™ X-Series Processors that boast cores, cache, and bandwidth. The Prime X299-A II is ready for the additional processing power that plows through CPU-intensive tasks, and the extra bandwidth allows you to add more GPUs and NVMe SSDs to accelerate a wide range of work.

Robust Power Design

The LGA 2066 socket is compatible with Intel Core X-Series Processors with up to 18 cores, over 44 PCI Express® lanes, and 165-watt thermal design power (TDP). Those specs require serious power, so the Prime X299-A II is equipped with an enhanced power solution that includes 12 power stages that line up neatly along the top edge of the PCB.

ProCool II connector

ProCool II connectors ensure a snug and reliable connection to the EPS 12V power lines. The second-generation features upgrades of metal amour and solid pins for better heat dissipation, as well as a warning LED-display with a BIOS POST message to indicate an improper connection.

PowIRstage MOSFETS

Prime X299-A II VRM is comprised of 12 IR3555 PowIRstages®, each rated to handle 60 amps

Microfine Alloy choke

Each PowIRstage is accompanied by a high-permeability alloy-core choke rated to handle 45 amps.

Make your memory go faster

The X299 platform delivers ample bandwidth on multiple fronts. Its quad channel memory controller supports up to 256GB of DDR4 memory across eight slots. With optimized trace layout, the Prime X299-A II can hit memory speeds up to DDR4 4266 MHz or beyond.

Multi-GPU support

Fully loaded takes on a new meaning when you have over 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 work.

M.2

Achieve speed with onboard M.2

Professional applications require fast solid-state storage, which is why the Prime X299-A II is equipped with three M.2 slots that are compatible with the latest NVMe SSDs. All slots support longer 110 mm drives, and they can be configured into bootable RAID arrays connected directly to the CPU via Intel VROC technology.

VROC

Upgrade your RAID

Use onboard M.2 slots and ASUS Hyper M.2 x16 Card V2* to take advantage of Intel's Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC)** by connecting the three M.2 drives in RAID configurations. With VROC, your RAID arrays are easily configured to be bootable, and traditional DMI bottlenecks are eliminated so that your storage is not held back by other traffic.
* ASUS Hyper M.2 x16 Card V2 is a separate purchase.
** Additional purchase of Intel VROC hardware key required for RAID 1, 5 or 10.

USB 3.2 Gen 2 front-panel connector

Future-proof connectivity

Plenty of USB ports are provided to support high-end rigs loaded with peripherals, including a front-panel header with faster USB 3.2 Gen 2 connectivity for compatible cases.

Intel Ethernet

More throughput, less CPU usage and great gaming experiences

The latest Intel I219-V Ethernet has the advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput for faster, smoother data transfer.

Cool to the core

Effective cooling is extremely important, even at stock speeds. That is why the Prime X299-A II allows consolidated cooling control of the entire system, even for the most hardcore rigs. It comes equipped with onboard heatsinks, an array of fan headers, and options for water pump or AIO headers.

M.2 Heatsinks

Two M.2 slots are covered by heatsinks to combat temperature-induced throttling that can affect performance during heavy, sustained storage loads.

Backplate

A reinforced backplate improves the stability of the board, and the included thermal pad efficiently directs heat away from the VRM and other components.

Cooler by design

Prime X299-A II features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via FanXpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.

Tune it your way

Comprehensive controls form the foundation of the ASUS Prime series. The Prime X299-A II packs flexible tools to tune every aspect of your system to deliver the performance that you desire.

AI Overclocking

ASUS AI Overclocking makes automatic tuning faster and smarter than ever before. Available in Windows or directly through the UEFI, it profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration for each individual system.

CPU Potential

A proprietary algorithm evaluates the capabilities of your CPU

Cooling Capability

Onboard intelligence watches system vitals such as temperature, fan speed, and power draw to gauge cooling performance

5-way Optimization

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 quiet as a whisper 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

The Turbo 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-around 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 the away mode.

Flexible cooling controls for air or liquid

With Prime X299-A II, you have comprehensive control over fans via FanXpert 4 or UEFI. Whether you are 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 quiet as a whisper when performing light tasks.

Precise digital power control

The Digi+ voltage-regulator module(VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage drop, 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

The latest X-series processors from Intel 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 the most.

UEFI BIOS

The renowned UEFI BIOS provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.

Advanced tuning for serious tweaker

When you're ready for a deeper dive into the configuration of your system, delve into the UEFI's Advanced mode and take complete control. Each section is intuitively organized, and a built-in search feature makes it easy to find the options you need. Advanced functions are coded with the intelligence to adapt to your settings, and when you're ready to take charge, parameters have the granularity to dial in performance just the way you want.

Prediction

AI Overclocking monitors system vitals such as temperature, fan speed, and power draw to estimate overclocking performance.

AI Overclocking Guide

The AI Overclocking Guide allows you to enable AI Overclocking or to view a quick guide.

Search Function

Quickly and easily find the option or setting that you're looking for.

ASUS User Profile

Port configuration settings between different BIOS versions or share them with friends.

Breeze setup with ease

Designed to simplify setup, EZ mode presents all the vital settings and stats on one single page. With guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings, your rig will be up and running in no time.

AI Overclocking

Enable AI Overclocking intelligence via shortcut

Intuitive Graphical Fan Control

Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.

EZ XMP

Improve DRAM performance with one click.

Aura On/Off mode (Stealth)

Easily enable or disable Aura RGB lighting or every onboard LED, for a subdued aesthetic touch.

Little things make a big difference

We pay careful attention to all the little details that improve your overall experience, from integrating a flashing utility directly into the UEFI to simplifying firmware updates or displaying your system vital signs. Prime X299-A II provides the tools you need to personalize your build and stay on top of things.

Pre-mounted I/O Shield

Set up without slip-ups

Form meets function in the pre-mounted I/O shield that we pioneered with the ROG series. Now available on Prime X299-A II, this feature streamlines the installation process for budding builders and savvy enthusiasts alike.

FlexKey

A multi-purpose button

The FlexKey maps the rarely used Reset button on the front-panel of your chassis to a different function. Instead of leaving the button set to a dated function, you can reassign it to change performance profiles, boot directly into the UEFI, toggle Aura Sync lighting, and much more.

BIOS FlashBack™

Update your BIOS without CPU and DRAM

The Prime X299-A II supports USB BIOS FlashBack™, which can perform low-level firmware updates using only a power supply and a USB stick with the required file.

ASUS Node

A header to keep ahead

ASUS Node is a proprietary bi-directional interface that allows ASUS motherboards to communicate with other system components, opening up a wealth of new options for system builders.?

Realtek codec and unique design features for pristine, powerful audio

Prime X299-A 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 the gain to ensure optimal volume range for your headphones.

DTS:X® Ultra adds a spatial audio feature to boost headphones and speakers for an enhanced gaming, VR, and extended reality experience. DTS:X Ultra supports sound based on channels, scenes, and objects to allow for deeper sonic immersion in enabled content. It also provides post-processing enhancements and device-level tuning for DTS® codecs.

Flawless audio that immerses you in the game

Power pre-regulator

Reduces power-input noise to ensure consistent performance.

Audio shielding

Separates analog/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multi-lateral interference.

Separate layer for left and right tracks

Ensures minimal crosstalk between audio paths.

Integrated amplifier

Capable of driving high-impedance headphones, without rolling-off high or low frequencies.

De-pop circuit

Reduces start-up popping noise to all audio outputs.

Premium Japanese audio

Premium parts provide an immersive sound signature, with exceptional fidelity.

Aura Sync

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 and they can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware. The board has dual headers for standard 4-pin RGB strips*, plus two more for the new Addressable Gen 2 RGB strips** and devices.
* 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 Gen 2 RGB header

Prime X299-A II has an addressable Gen 2 RGB header, which is now capable of detecting the number of LEDs on second-gen addressable RGB devices, allowing the software to automatically tailor lighting effects to specific devices. The new headers also offer backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB gear.

Armoury Crate

Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate allows you to easily customize RGB lighting and effects for every compatible device in your arsenal. The software also provides control of settings for ASUS products, including keyboard and mouse preferences. Armoury Crate even features dedicated product registration and highlight to help you stay in touch with the ASUS community.

Intel Optane memory ready

Intel Optane™ is a revolutionary non-volatile memory technology supported by Prime X299-A II. Intel Optane memory modules accelerate attached storage to reduce boot and load times, so everything feels faster and more responsive.

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 3.2 Gen 1 ports, 8 SATA 6 Gbps ports and up to 32 Gbps M.2 support for faster data retrieval.

Intel® Core™ X-series processors for LGA 2066 socket

Intel Core X-series processors (6-core and above): 4-channel (8-DIMM), over 44 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes.

Specifications

CPU

Intel® Socket 2066 Core™ X-Series Processors
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types

Chipset

Intel® X299

Memory

(Intel® Core™ i9 10000 X-Series CPU)
8 x DIMM, Max. 256GB, DDR4 4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3800(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
(Intel® Core™ i9 9000/7000 and i7 9000 X-Series CPU)
8 x DIMM, Max. 256GB, DDR4 4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3800(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.

Multi-GPU Support

Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI® Technology
Supports NVIDIA® 3-Way SLI® Technology
Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI® Technology
Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology

Expansion Slots

48-Lane CPU-
3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x16/x16, x16/x16/x8)
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 *
44-Lane CPU-
3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x16/x16, x16/x16/x8)
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 *
28-Lane CPU-
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x16/x8) **
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 *
1 x M.2 Socket 1 with E key, type 2230 for WIFI/BT devices support PCIE/USB mode***
* PCIEX1_1 shares bandwidth with Wi-Fi E Key. PCIEX1_1 is disabled by default.
PCIEX1_2 shares bandwidth with SATA6G_7. PCIEX1_2 is disabled by default.
** PCIeX16_3 will be disabled when using 28-lane CPU.
*** The Wi-Fi E key shares bandwidth with PCIEX1_1.
*** The Wi-Fi/BT module is purchased separately

Storage

Intel® X299 Chipset :
1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*
1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)**
8 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)***
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports
(Intel® Core™ i9 10000 X-Series CPU) :
2 x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Enterprise supports
(Intel® Core™ i9 9000/7000 and i7 9000 X-Series CPU) :
1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 15 support
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready ****
* The M.2_2 socket shares bandwidth with SATA6G_1 port when using M.2 SATA devices.
** The M.2_1 PCIe mode source is from X299 Chipset when using 44 and 28-lane CPU.
*** The SATA6G_7 shares bandwidth with PCIeX1_2.
**** The M.2 PCIE mode source from X299 Chipset supports Intel® Optane Memory

LAN

Intel® I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN
ASUS Turbo LAN Utility
ASUS LAN Guard

Audio

Realtek® S1220A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Power pre-regulator reduces power input noise to ensure consistent performance
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Internal audio Amplifier to enhance the highest quality sound for headphone and speakers
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio Feature :
- DTS X®:Ultra
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
- Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
- Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
- Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors: Provide warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
- Unique de-pop circuit: Reduces start-up popping noise to audio outputs

USB Ports

ASMedia® USB 3.2 Gen 2 controller : *
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s)
ASMedia® USB 3.2 Gen 2 controller : *
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps) port(s) (2 at back panel, , Type-A + USB Type-CTM)
Intel® X299 Chipset :
8 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board)
Intel® X299 Chipset :
6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board)
* PCIEX1_1 shares bandwidth with Wi-Fi E Key. PCIEX1_1 is disabled by default.
PCIEX1_2 shares bandwidth with SATA6G_7. PCIEX1_2 is disabled by default.

Special Features

OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock II Technology
5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
- 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ VRM, Fan Xpert 4, and Turbo Core App
AI Overclocking
ASUS 5X Protection III :
- ASUS SafeSlot Core: Fortified PCIe Slot prevents damage
- ASUS LANGuard: Protects against LAN surges, lightning strikes and static-electricity discharges!
- ASUS Overvoltage Protection: World-class circuit-protecting power design
- ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O: 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability!
- ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection - Short circuit damage prevention
- ASUS ESD Guards - Enhanced ESD protection
ASUS SafeSlot - Protect your graphics card Investment
AURA :
- Aura RGB Strip Headers
- Aura Lighting Effects Synchronization with compatible ASUS ROG devices
- Addressable Gen 2 Header
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- USB BIOS FlashBack™
- AI Suite 3
- Ai Charger
- Onboard Button : Power
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- Turbo LAN
- Armoury Crate
- Pre-mounted I/O Shield
- ASUS NODE: hardware control interface
- BIOS FlashBack™ Button
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
- Stylish Fanless Design with M.2 Heat-sink solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert 4
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-Code
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED, HDD LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Connector
Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC) ready
DIY Friendly Design
- ProCool II
- SafeSlot

Back I/O Ports

1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
2 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS FlashBack™)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio jack(s)
1 x USB BIOS FlashBack™ Button(s)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps) ports (Type-A + USB Type-CTM)

Internal I/O Ports

1 x AAFP connector
2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
1 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 front panel TypeC™ connector
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
2 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
8 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x M.2_FAN connector
1 x VROC_HW_Key
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x W_PUMP+ connector
1 x AIO_PUMP connector
1 x Thunderbolt header (5-pin) for ASUS ThunderboltEX series support
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
2 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connectors
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector) (Chassis intrusion header is inbuilt)
1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x Node Connector(s)
1 x CPU_OV jumper
1 x Q-Code

Accessories

User's manual
1 x Vertical M.2 bracket set
1 x ASUS Fan Holder
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
2 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x Q-Connector
1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED

BIOS

128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, SM BIOS 3.1, ACPI 6.1, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 AI OC Guide, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F9 Search, F12 PrintScreen, F4 AURA ON/OFF and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information

Manageability

WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE

Support Disc

Drivers
ASUS Utilities
EZ Update
Anti-virus software (OEM version)

Operating System

Windows® 10 64-bit

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

Date Created: 12:09, 06-12-2020
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