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PRIME X299-DELUXE II Motherboard

PRIME X299-DELUXE II Motherboard
Mfr PN: PRIME X299-DELUXE II
Our PN: ASUN5450067
Manufacturer: ASUS
Platform(s): Win

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ASUS Prime X299-Deluxe II X299 Motherboard LGA2066 (Intel® Core™ X-Series) ATX DDR4 M.2 U.2 Thunderbolt 3 USB 3.1 with Dual Gigabit LAN and 802.11AC WiFi

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.



Intel LGA 2066 ATX motherboard with enhanced VRM and M.2 heatsink design, DDR4 4266 (O.C.)MHz, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, triple M.2, Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, Intel VROC support

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 stages 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 connectors are based on our ProCool design, which uses solid pins that can handle more current than conventional connectors with hollow pins.


 

VRM design

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.

M.2 Cooling

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:

Cooler temperature

Water pump

AIO pump

4-pin PWM/DC fan

Bundled Fan Extension Card II

Smart protection


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.

 

Screw holes allow you to mount the card to 2.5-inch bay on your chassisASUS Node connector allows you to connect additional compatible PSU or accessories

Tune it your way

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Multi-GPU support

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.

 

VROC

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.

Ultrafast connectivity

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

Future-proof connectivity

Prime X299-Deluxe II's front panel USB 3.1 connector is ready for next-gen PC cases and devices.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Intel Ethernet

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.

 

Lower CPU workload

 

Outstanding audio

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

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-made audio capacitors

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.

 

LiveDash OLED

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.

 

Asus Node

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.

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

Asus Q-installer

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.

Review

You're reviewing: PRIME X299-DELUXE II Motherboard

Description

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.



Intel LGA 2066 ATX motherboard with enhanced VRM and M.2 heatsink design, DDR4 4266 (O.C.)MHz, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, triple M.2, Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, Intel VROC support

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 stages 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 connectors are based on our ProCool design, which uses solid pins that can handle more current than conventional connectors with hollow pins.


 

VRM design

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.

M.2 Cooling

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:

Cooler temperature

Water pump

AIO pump

4-pin PWM/DC fan

Bundled Fan Extension Card II

Smart protection


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.

 

Screw holes allow you to mount the card to 2.5-inch bay on your chassisASUS Node connector allows you to connect additional compatible PSU or accessories

Tune it your way

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Multi-GPU support

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.

 

VROC

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.

Ultrafast connectivity

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

Future-proof connectivity

Prime X299-Deluxe II's front panel USB 3.1 connector is ready for next-gen PC cases and devices.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Intel Ethernet

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.

 

Lower CPU workload

 

Outstanding audio

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

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-made audio capacitors

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.

 

LiveDash OLED

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.

 

Asus Node

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.

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

Asus Q-installer

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.

Review

You're reviewing: PRIME X299-DELUXE II Motherboard