Gigabyte X299X AORUS MASTER LGA 2066 E-ATX Motherboard. Designed for content creators, professionals, and enthusiasts, with support for LGA 2066 socket processors, this motherboard is designed to utilize all 48 PCI express lanes from the Intel X299 chipset for full bandwidth. It takes full advantage of the PCIe 3.0 data bandwidth to deliver high performance for tasks such 3D rendering, video editing, and more. Up to 256GB of quad-channel non-ECC DDR4 RAM, reaching 4333 MHz when overclocked, can be installed across eight memory slots. The E-ATX motherboard also features advanced cooling and supports up to three M.2 SSDs and eight SATA III storage drives, which can be put into RAID 0, 1, 5, or 10 configurations with Intel VROC optimization for supported PCIe NVMe SSDs. Its four-way dual wide PCIe 3.0 x16 slots can accommodate 2-Way and Quad-GPU NVIDIA SLI or AMD CrossFire configurations to maximize your system's graphical capabilities for high frame rates, connecting 4K and 8K monitors, and faster video rendering times. The X299X AORUS MASTER also includes a Thunderbolt 3 header for installing compatible expansion cards, which will enable you to connect and daisy chain Thunderbolt 3 devices with transfer rates of up to 40 Gb/s.
The Realtek ALC1220-VB audio codec is paired with an ESS SABRE 9218 DAC chip to deliver deep and immersive DTS:X Ultra 7.1-channel surround sound. Other features include fast internet connections via the wired Intel Gigabit and Aquantia 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports, which operate alongside the built-in 802.11ax Wi-Fi that is designed to deliver up to 2.4 Gb/s wirelessly. You can customize your computing experience using the addressable RGB headers to connect light strips, which can be synced with other Gigabyte RGB Fusion 2.0-compatible peripherals such as mice and keyboards using the desktop software or mobile app. Windows 10 64-bit is required to take advantage of all the motherboard's features.