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ASUS ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II Intel Motherboard - (MBD2706)

Built-in Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooh 5.0

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Main Features

  • Socket 2066
  • Intel X299 Chipset
  • 8 x SATA & 10 x USB Ports
  • DDR4 (max 256GB, 8 slots)
  • ATX Form Factor

Overview

SOLID HARDWARE SPECS

With comprehensive cooling options and upgraded power delivery to fuel CPUs with more cores, plus faster storage and memory, ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II provides all the essentials you need to harness the full potential of components in your build for top-tier gaming performance.

POWER DESIGN

Digital power control and an array of power stages ensures ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II has the muscle to control the latest Intel CPUs. 

COOLING INNOVATION

RM Heatsink With 8mm Heatpipe

An active cooling VRM heatsink provides a large contact area for the MOSFETs and chokes, and a heatpipe enables more efficient cooling of the west and north VRM heatsink for better performance and wattage resistance.

Stacked-fin Heatsink

Closely-packed, multi-layered fins maximize the surface area to speed heat dissipation from the controller, improving cooling.

Thermal Pad

A high-quality thermal pad helps transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.

Backplate

A backplate on the rear of the board helps balance MOSFET temperatures while providing structural reinforcement.

PCH Heatsink

The PCH heatsink blends seamlessly with the M.2 Heatsinks.

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 cooler to predict the optimal configuration for each individual system.

GAMING ENHANCEMENT

ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II is engineered with the latest connectivity for the best gaming experiences. Transfer files faster and banish lag as you secure more victories.

DDR4 OC 4266MHz+

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

Three PCIe 3.0 M.2

ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II features three M.2 slots. One slot supports both SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 modes, and the other slots support PCIe 3.0 x4 for NVMe. Together, they give you the fastest and most-flexible M.2 interface available.

VROC

Take advantage of the Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC) feature* by connecting two M.2 drives in RAID configurations. With VROC, your RAID arrays are easily configured to be bootable, and traditional DMI bottlenecks are eliminated, so your storage won't be held back by other traffic.

*Additional purchase of Intel VROC hardware key required for RAID 1, 5 or 10

NEXT-GEN CONNECTIVITY

ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II amps up networking with 2.5G Ethernet and next-gen Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) that surpasses gigabit speeds to take your LAN to the next level. With ROG GameFirst software that offers multi-gate teaming, you'll enjoy the very best online gaming experience.

Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax)

The latest 802.11ax standard delivers high efficiency wireless connectivity for better gaming enjoyment. As well as providing better network pings in multi-user environments, 802.11ax also greatly improves throughput and coverage over earlier standards.

*Speed may vary according to setup

2.5G Ethernet

2.5G on-board Ethernet kicks your Ethernet connection up a notch with an up to 2.5X bandwidth improvement. Using your existing Ethernet cable, you can take advantage this networking upgrade to experience smoother, lag-free gaming, immediately stream high-resolution videos and enjoy faster file transfers.

Intel Gigabit Ethernet

ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II features Intel Ethernet (I219-V), ensuring data exchanges with your network and the outside world are fast and smooth. Intel Ethernet reduces CPU overhead and increases TCP and UDP throughput, keeping more processing power.

SUPREMEFX

Shielded Audio, Superior Sound

Immerse yourself in sound with SupremeFX audio technology. Utilizing the S1220A codec, SupremeFX is the integrated-audio solution that's engineered to provide a flat frequency response for a neutral, detailed sound signature. And to ensure that pristine signature is perfectly preserved, the front-panel output is driven with dual op amps, delivering sonics with the scale and authority to create virtual worlds via your gaming headset.

DESIGN & CUSTOMIZATION

A host of design touches, including a unique cyber-text pattern, plus customization options, comprehensive validation lists, and the most diverse ecosystem of components in the industry make building and personalizing a gaming rig with ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II wonderfully easy.

STRIKING NEW DESIGN

ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II strikes an arresting pose, with or without RGB. The I/O shroud sports a laser-engraved ROG logo that lends understated style. But this is topped with an acrylic plate imprinted with ROG's signature cybertext patterns, so switching on the lights illuminates a whole new aesthetic dimension – unique style with a cyberpunk edge.

OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION

ROG Strix motherboards deliver sterling performance, accented by aesthetics to Outshine the Competition. 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 header — and it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.

ADDRESSABLE GEN 2 RGB HEADER

ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II's Addressable Gen 2 RGB headers are 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.

LIVEDASH OLED

ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II is equipped with LiveDash, a built-in 1.3" OLED panel that displays useful information and customizable graphics. During the power-on, self-test (POST) phase, LiveDash shows key progress stats in simple language and via traditional POST codes. Then, during normal operation, the panel shows a choice of CPU frequency, device temperatures, fan speeds or information from the Water Cooling Zone. You're even able to customize the default LiveDash GIF, so that it'll display your own image or animation.

CERTIFIED COMPATIBILITY

Having the freedom to pick and choose the parts that go into your machine is at the heart of PC DIY. That's why ROG Strix undergoes an extensive certification program focused on providing the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices. Our extensive list of guaranteed-compatible components is an invaluable aid to building a ROG Strix gaming rig. It specifies thousands of compatible parts, and it includes a dedicated Qualified Vendor List (QVL) for memory — so you can build fuss-free.

ASUS NODE CONNECTOR?

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

TUNE YOUR RIG YOU WANT

The ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II motherboard features firmware controls and software utilities designed for all skill levels, making setup, tuning and system maintenance simple. With options from overclocking and cooling to managing network performance and audio characteristics, you can configure your ROG Strix gaming build to perform the way you want.

5-WAY OPTIMIZATION

Take care of complex tuning with just one click. ASUS 5-Way Optimization makes your PC smart by dynamically optimizing essential aspects of your system, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailored for your rig.

UEFI BIOS

The renowned ROG 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.

GAMEFIRST V NETWORK CONTROL

GameFirst V is an ROG-exclusive tool that lets you build an ROG networking ecosystem with an ROG router. Select the best Wi-Fi channel for maximum stability and minimum interference, optimize network traffic and your connection for lag-free online gaming, team your gateways and keep tabs on bandwidth-hogging apps — all from an intuitive interface that enables easy, on-the-fly adjustments.

SONIC STUDIO III

Sonic Studio 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 and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.

*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.

Armoury Crate

Armoury Crate is a software utility that provides centralized control of supported ROG gaming products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate puts command of all your Aura gear at your fingertips, with the new Aura Creator ready. The software also provides control of settings for a select and growing number of ROG products, making it easier to tune the look and feel of your system. Armoury Crate even features dedicated product registration and ROG news feeds areas to help you stay in touch with the ROG gaming community.

RAMCACHE III

RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.

Main Features:

  • Ready for the latest Intel® Core™ X-series processors to maximize connectivity and speed with up to three M.2 drives, USB 3.2 Gen 2, Intel® VROC and Intel® Optane™ memory compatibility
  • Unmatched personalization: OLED and ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including RGB headers and addressable Gen 2 RGB headers
  • Optimal Power Solution: 12 power stages with ProCool II power connector, high-quality chokes and durable capacitors to support multi-core processors
  • Comprehensive cooling: Active cooling VRM heatsink, stacked-fin heatsink, with 8mm heatpipe, dual on-board M.2 heatsinks and a water pump + header
  • Gaming connectivity: Three M.2, USB 3.2 Type-C port and Type-C front panel connector
  • Gaming networking: 2.5Gbps LAN and Intel® Gigabit Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with MU-MIMO, and gateway teaming via GameFirst V
  • AI Overclocking: Quickly optimizes your CPU performance based on the CPU and cooler, achieving results that are extremely close to manual tuning by experts
  • Gaming audio: High fidelity audio with SupremeFX S1220A, DTS® Sound Unbound and Sonic Studio III to draw you deeper into the action
  • Easy DIY: ROG-patented pre-mounted I/O shield, Flexkey, ASUS SafeSlot, ASUS Node connector and BIOS FlashBack™ for a friendlier building experience

Specifications

CPU
Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Supported Processor Manufacturer Intel
Supported Processors Intel® Socket 2066 Core™ X-Series Processors
64-bit Support Yes
Socket LGA2066
Rear Panel I/O Ports
USB Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
3 x USB 3.1 Type-A
2 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0
RJ-45 Ports 1 x RJ-45
Audio Line In Ports 1 x 3.5mm Jack
Audio Line Out Ports 3 x 3.5mm Jacks
Microphone In Port 1 x 3.5mm Jack
S/PDIF Port 1 x S/PDIF Optical Out
Antenna Connector(s) 2 x Antenna
Internal I/O Connectors
SATA Connectors 8 x SATA III
USB Connectors 2 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
Front Panel Connectors 1 x Front Panel
1 x Front Audio
Cooling Fan Support 1 x CPU fan
1 x CPU OPT fan
2 x Chassis fans
1 x AIO_PUMP
1 x W_PUMP+
1 x M.2 fan
Power Connector Port 1 x 20+4-pin ATX
2 x 4+4-pin EPS
Other Connectors 3 x M.2, Socket 3, M Key (Type 2242/2260/2280/22110)
2 x Aura RGB Strip headers
2 x Addressable Gen2 headers
1 x VROC_HW_Key
1 x Node
Memory
Memory Bus Speed 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
Memory Type DDR4
Maximum RAM 256 GB
Memory Slot 8 x DIMM
Motherboard
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Northbridge X299
RAID Supported Yes
RAID Format RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
SATA Supported Yes
Expansion
Number of PCI Express Slots 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (@ x16, x16/x16, x16/x16/x8)
1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4
1 x PCI Express 3.0 x1
Graphics Device
Integrated Graphics Supported No
Sound
Integrated Sound SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A
Network
Integrated Network Intel® I219V
Realtek® RTL8125-CG
Network Speeds Supported 10/100/1000 Mbps
100/1000/2500 Mbps
Wireless LAN Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Version 5.0
System Requirements
Operating Systems Supported Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit
System
BIOS 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.2, ACPI 6.2
Jumpers 1 x Clear CMOS
1 x CPU_OV
SLi/Crossfire Features Supports NVIDIA® 3-Way/2-Way SLI® Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way/2-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
Physical
Form Factor ATX Motherboard
Width 305 mm
Length 244 mm
Item Details
Manufacturer ASUS
Part Number 90MB11A0-M0EAY0
EAN 4718017473231
Condition New

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