Product Id: 02.01.006.160
Quick OverviewAsus Prime X299-A DDR4 Intel FCLGA2066 Socket Mainboard
|Model||Asus Prime X299-A|
|Supported CPU||7th Gen Intel Core i9 / i7 X-Series Processors|
|Memory Slot||Core X-series Processors (6-core above): 8, Core X-series Processors (4-core): 4|
|Memory Max.||Core X-series Processors (6-core above): 128GB, Core X-series Processors (4-core): 64GB|
|Memory MHz||4000(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133MHz (6-core above and 4-core)|
|SATA Port||8 x SATA|
|Graphics Chipset||Integrated Graphics|
|PCI Express Slot||3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16, 2 x PCIe 3.0 x4, 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 (44-Lane CPU), 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16, 2 x PCIe 3.0 x4, 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 (28-Lane CPU), 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16, 2 x PCIe 3.0 x4, 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 (16-Lane CPU)|
|LAN Chipset||Intel I219-V|
|LAN Speed (Mbps)||10/100/1000Mbps|
|USB Port||1 x USB3.1 Gen 2 (ASMedia), 2 x USB3.1 Gen 2 (Type-A + USB Type-C) (ASMedia), 8 x USB3.1 Gen 1, 4 x USB2.0|
|Feature||Intel Optane Memory Ready, M.2 Onboard, ASUS Q-Design, ASUS EZ DIY, AURA|
|BIOS Model||UEFI AMI BIOS|
|BIOS Version||PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0|
|Audio Chipset.||Realtek ALC S1220A|
|BIOS Type||1 x 128 Mbit Flash ROM|
|Multi-GPU Support||NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI, NVIDIA 3-Way SLI, NVIDIA 2-Way SLI, AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX|
|Optane Memory Support||Yes|
|Supported Operating System||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Others||2 x M2, 2 x Aura RGB Strip Header|
Model - Asus Prime X299-A, CPU Sockets - LGA2066, Chipset - Intel X299, Supported CPU - 7th Gen Intel Core i9 / i7 X-Series Processors, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 4000(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133MHz (6-core above and 4-core), Memory Slot - 8 (6-core above), 4 (4-core), Memory Max. - 128GB (6-core above), 64GB (4-core), Graphic - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI, NVIDIA 3-Way SLI, NVIDIA 2-Way SLI, AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX, PCI Express Slot - 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16, 2 x PCIe 3.0 x4, 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 (44-Lane CPU), 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16, 2 x PCIe 3.0 x4, 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 (28-Lane CPU), 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16, 2 x PCIe 3.0 x4, 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 (16-Lane CPU), Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, LAN Chipset - Intel I219-V, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000Mbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC S1220A, Audio Channel - 8 Channels, USB Port - 1 x USB3.1 Gen 2 (ASMedia), 2 x USB3.1 Gen 2 (Type-A + USB Type-C) (ASMedia), 8 x USB3.1 Gen 1, 4 x USB2.0, SATA Port - 8 x SATA, BIOS Type - 1 x 128 Mbit Flash ROM, BIOS Model - UEFI AMI BIOS, BIOS Version - PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, Supported Operating System - Windows 10 64-bit, Form Factor - ATX, RaidSupport - 0,1,5,10, CrossFire Support - Yes, Sli Support - Yes, Thunderbolt - Yes, Special Features - Intel Optane Memory Ready, M.2 Onboard, ASUS Q-Design, ASUS EZ DIY, AURA, Others - 2 x M2, 2 x Aura RGB Strip Header, Warranty - 3 year
Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard:
You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.
Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.