EXTREME THERMAL DESIGN
EXTREME POWER DESIGN
Unparalleled Performance
Next Generation Connectivity
Definitive Aesthetics
Hi-Fi Audio System
Ultra Durable
GIGABYTE BIOS & APP CENTER
EXTREME THERMAL DESIGN
EXTREME POWER DESIGN
Unparalleled Performance
Next Generation Connectivity
Definitive Aesthetics
Hi-Fi Audio System
Ultra Durable
GIGABYTE BIOS & APP CENTER

DESIGN CONCEPT

Innovative design, cutting-edge functionality, state-of-the-art aesthetics, sophisticated thermal design, next generation network connectivity ,Hi-Fi level audio system. X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE is the new definition of a flagship motherboard.
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Watercooling Thermal Design
  1. AORUS All-In-One Monoblock
  2. 5 W/mK Thermal Conductivity Pad
  3. Thermal Baseplate
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Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT 5 with 2X AORUS Antenna
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Intel® Thunderbolt 3
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Intel® i211AT GbE LAN
  1. cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator
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AQUANTIA 10GbE Base-T LAN
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Dual M.2 Connectors
  1. NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4
  2. Watercooled
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AMP-UP Audio
  1. ALC 1220-VB Audio Codec
  2. ESS 9218 SABRE DAC on Front and Rear Audio
  3. Gold Plated Audio Jacks
  4. Audiophile Grade WIMA Capacitors
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AORUS Gen4 AIC Adaptor
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16 Phases IR Digital VRM
  1. 8 Layer PCB
  2. 2X Cooper PCB
  3. 70A Power Stage
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Supports Intel®  Core™ X-series Processors Family
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RGB FUSION 2.0
  1. Addressable LED Header*2
  2. RGB LED Header*2
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Quad Channel DDR4, 8 DIMMs
  1. Ultra Durable Memory Armor
  2. XMP Support
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2 x Front USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C™
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USB TurboCharger
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Ultra Durable PCIe Armor
  1. 3 Way Dual Wide PCIe Lane
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RGB FAN COMMANDER
Extreme Thermal Design
X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE uses world's first CPU/VRM/SSD/PCH monoblock to ensure stability and low temperature under full loading application and gaming.
Extreme Thermal Design
AORUS All-In-One Monoblock
Noise Detection
16X Hybrid Fan Header
Noise Detection
With the new Noise Detection function, you can monitor noise level of all devices including fans, CPU coolers, graphics card, etc. in real time, and you can determine how fast your fan speed needs to be. Our bundled Noise Detection cable doesn’t include any sound recording function, it simply detects sound pressure while protecting your privacy.
Extreme Power Design
To unleash the full potential of the new Intel 18-core CPU, the motherboard requires the best CPU power design. With the best quality components and GIGABYTE R&D design capability, X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE is a true beast among motherboards.
Extreme Power Design
16 Phases Digital Power Design
2X Copper PCB
GIGABYTE's exclusive 2X Copper PCBs design provides sufficient power trace paths between components to handle greater than normal power loads and to remove heat from the critical CPU power delivery area. This is essential to ensure the motherboard is able to handle the increased power loading that is necessary when overclocking.
Unparalleled Performance
Hungry for better performance? X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE supports high frequency memory, full SSD thermal guard, and exclusive AORUS Gen4 AIC Adaptor to make sure you get the maximum full system performance.
Unparalleled Performance
AORUS Gen4 AIC Adaptor
3-Way Wide Configuration
XMP 4333+
2X M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4
3-Way Wide Configuration
X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE equip full 3x PCIe x16 slot with specialized location support two 3X Slot wide graphics cards and still have enough space for another PCIe x16 AIC SSD.
Watercooled Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2
AORUS Gaming Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system's potential. These dual M.2 slots location are carefully arranged to ensure M.2 SSD are watercooled and never encounter any throttling issue.
Next Generation Connectivity
A Flagship product needs to be future-proof so your system stays up-to-date with the latest technology. X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE provides all next generation network, storage, and WIFI connectivity to keep you up to speed.
Next Generation Connectivity
Thunderbolt
10GbE Base-T LAN
WIFI 6 802.11ax
AORUS Antenna
USB TurboCharger
Next Generation 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt™ 3
Dual Thunderbolt™ 3 – The fastest 40Gb/s single-wire connection

Powered by Intel's own Thunderbolt controller the new Thunderbolt™ 3 protocol, which is available over two USB Type-C™ connectors on the back I/O of the GIGABYTE X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE, brings an unprecedented single-wire bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s -- twice more than the previous generation of Thunderbolt! This incredible increase in bandwidth is also accompanied with support for different protocols such as DisplayPort 1.2 and USB 3.1, which is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, opening up a world of new possibilities.

AQUANTIA® 10GbE BASE-T Networking
Next Generation Multi-Gig Gaming
The AQUANTIA ® AQC107 is a high-performance, backward compatible with 10GBASE-T/ 5GBASE-T/ 2.5GBASE-T/ 1000BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX Ethernet Controller which is able to provide up to 10 GbE network connectivity, with 10 times faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking and is perfectly designed for media centers, workstations and gamers.
Multi-Gigabit Support
• Ultimate online gaming experience with faster connection speed
• Backward compatible with 5/2.5/1Gbps network
• No re-wiring needed
New Introduce Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax + BT 5 Module
Intel Wireless solution supports 802.11ax, enables gigabit wireless performance, provides smooth video streaming, better gaming experience, few dropped connections and speeds up to 2.4Gbps*. Moreover, Bluetooth 5 provides 4X range over BT 4.2 and with faster transmission.
Benefit of WiFi 6:
  1. 5.5X throughput than 802.11ac 1x1*
  2. 4X better network capacity, no traffic jams especially in those dense area with lots of devices
  3. Network efficiency increase for better user experience
2400
1734
867
433
Transmission speed (Mbps)
* Based on WIFI theoretical bandwidth
  1. All new antenna supported 802.11ac 2.4GHz & 5GHz, 4dBi signal gain
  2. 2x signal strength compared to traditional antenna design
  3. Two antenna with smart antenna function for the best WIFI signal transmitting
  4. Multiple angle tilt and magnetic base for the best signal strength direction and location
USB TurboCharger
GIGABYTE patent pending USB TurboCharger technology allows users to recharge their mobile devices with stunning speed, up to 50% in less than 30 minutes*. By connecting Front USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A cable of chassis to our motherboard, USB TurboCharger can recharge both Android devices with QC 3.0 and Apple devices with Apple Fast-Charge function.
*Charge time varies with devices' hardware design, battery size, front USB 3.2 Gen1 cable quality of chassis and environmental factors, actual results will vary.
Definitive Aesthetics
GIGABYTE ID team designs X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE from the drawing board. After countless hours of conceptualizing ideas, fine tuning details and engaging in discussion, GIGABYTE has produced a board that is equal parts beast and beauty.
Definitive Aesthetics
RGB FUSION 2.0
AORUS RGB FAN COMMANDER
  1. Exclusive bundled accessory for professional casemodders
  2. 8 Hybrid Fan Headers
  3. 8 RGB LED Headers
  4. 8 Addressable LED Headers
  5. 2 external temperature sensors
  6. 2 USB 2.0 header for additional USB RGB devices
  7. All Hybrid Fan Headers and RGB/Addressable LED Headers have independently controlled speed and lighting patterns
  8. Easy to install inside the chassis with its compact size and magnetic base
Hi-Fi Audio System
Where my audiophile level headphone should plug into? Rear audio jacks or front audio? For the first time you don't need to choice anymore. X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE offer two ESS DAC both on rear and front audio to give you pure and complete audio experience.
1. True Hi-Fidelity Music
(Digital Audio)
Provides surround sound audio and enables DSD music playback.
2. ESS SABRE reference DAC 9218
(Digital / Analog Convert)
  • Support QUAD DAC™ to deliver superb 124dB DNR and 112dB THD+N.
  • True 2vrms outputs are capable of driving professional high impedance headphones and deliver professional line-level outputs.
  • Analog Volume Control delivers 130dB SNR at low listening levels by reducing noise as the audio signal decreases.
  • High-Res music Supports up to 32bit 192KHz PCM.
3. Gold Plated Audio Jacks
(Crystal Sound Output)
High resistance to corrosion and oxidation.
4. Precise TXC Oscillator
Provides precise time triggers to Digital-Analog Converters.
5. Audiophile Grade Capacitors
Famous WIMA capacitors are used as feedback signal processing to deliver crystal and balanced sound.

Realtek ALC1220-VB

ESS 9218

Gold Plated Audio Jacks

TXC Oscillator

WIMA
DTS :X® Ultra
Recreates an authentic, spatially accurate 3D audio experience for gaming over any headphones or speakers. Supports channel-based, scene based and object-based audio. Provides out-of-the-box calibration for a range of headphones and speakers. Provides post-processing enhancements and device level tuning for DTS® codecs.
DTS Sound Unbound* leverage Microsoft Spatial, enabling the the most believable, 3D audio experience for games. Immersion through DTS Headphone:X means in the sonic landscape, stationary and moving sounds can be heard from above, below or around the listener. Sounds pass around the listener with amazing externalization and accurate localization.

Learn more about the immersive gaming sound experience powered by DTS Sound Unbound at https://dts.com/sound-unbound-app
*DTS Sound Unbound needs the latest Windows fixes in the Windows 10, please upgrade your Windows 10 OS to Win10 Build 18898 or later versions.


DTS:X Ultra Technology Video
DTS:X Ultra Experience Video
Ultra Durable
GIGABYTE is reputable for its durability and high quality manufacturing process. Needless to say, we use the best components we can find on the X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE and reinforce every slot to make each of them solid and durable.
Ultra Durable
Durable Armor Design
3X PCIE Armor
8X Memory Armor
Solid Pin
Q-Flash Plus
Base plate + I/O Shield Armor
Durable design and easy installation
  1. With an integrated base plate, GIGABYTE Motherboards give users a strong foundation to build their Gaming PCs.

  2. With an integrated I/O shield, building a GIGABYTE Ultra Durable PC is even easier.


Ultra Durable™ PCIe Armor
Industry Leading Ultra Durable™ PCIe Armor
The innovative one piece stainless steel shielding design from GIGABYTE reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.
Ultra Durable™ Memory Armor

AORUS' exclusive one piece stainless steel shielding design prevents against PCB distortion/twisting and plate bending, in addition to preventing any possible ESD interference

Solid Pin Power Connectors
X299 AORUS motherboards feature solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8pin + 8pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during CPU overloading.
Solid Pin Power connector advantages
  1. Larger contact area for electricity
  2. More metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated heat
  3. Ultra durable and longer lifespan
CPU-Free USB BIOS Updates

AORUS Q-Flash Plus allows users to update to the latest BIOS using a thumb drive without the CPU or Memory needing to be installed.

Updating your BIOS on your AORUS motherboard can be done in a flash – even without memory or CPU onboard. Utilizing the EC Controller, the BIOS on your AORUS Motherboard can now be updated through Q-Flash Plus even if your system is unable to boot. A LED next to the EC controller will notify you once the procedure is complete and you are ready to boot your system normally.

GIGABYTE BIOS & APP CENTER
Good software goes hand in hand with perfect hardware. X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE bundled several useful and intuitive software to help users to control every aspect of motherboard.
GIGABYTE BIOS & APP CENTER
BIOS
APP CENTER
Easy Tune
System Information Viewer
BIOS
New User Interface
All new EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one page including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, Fan.
My Favorites
Add constantly used items into the favorite menu for quick access.
Storage Information
Show all kinds of storage information including SATA, PCIE and M.2 interface.
Changelog
List all changes before saving and exiting bios. Quickly review overall settings modification.
Optimized Memory Installation Reminder
Displays correct installation reminder message when user installs two memory modules but runs single channel mode.
Intuitive Load Line Curve
Clearly show each loadline calibration setting in an intuitive curve graph.
APP CENTER
GIGABYTE APP CENTER is a useful portal of all GIGABYTE MB utilities and drivers, you can choose any utility you want to install from APP CENTER and keep updated with the latest utilities and drivers version.
EasyTune™
GIGABYTE's EasyTune™ is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings or adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment. With Smart Quick Boost, one click is all it takes to automatically overclock your system, giving an added performance boost when you need it the most.
System Information Viewer
GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status. Monitor components such as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile, create alerts when temperatures get too high or record your system's behavior; these are the possibilities of the System Information Viewer.