Asus X299 Tuf Mark2 X299 Chipset LGA 2066 (kabylake-X) Motherboard
|Motherboard Type||Gaming Motherboards|
Asus X299 Tuf Mark2 all-in-one LGA 2066 (kabylake-X) Motherboard - support 128Gbps VRoC (Virtual RAID on CPU) + Optane 3D-Xpoint dimm when using Kabylake, with 3D-printing-friendly design for various add-on parts + Aura Sync + TUF decetive 2 mobile APP + Thermal Radar3 + TUF military-standard Components (10K Ti-Caps + alloy choke & MOSFET) + ESD guard-2 (6x dedicated TVS protections for USB/audio/LAN/Display) + 40mm assistant Fans + Mem!ok button + USB BioS Flashback + DirectKey for direct BIOS access, 7+1 phase power design, with FBT+ SRT+ SCT+ RRT+ SBA+ Rapid Storage + Rapid Start Technology - Intel X299 Chipset, 8x dual channel DDR4-4133(O.C)/2666 with XMP support up to 128Gb, 6x SATA6G + 2x 32Gb/sec M.2/NGFF type2280 (PCIe or SATA or Optane mode) SSD socket with raid 0/1//0+1/5/10, SupremeFX DTS ALC S1220A 7.1 audio with optical s/pdif out (TUF audio with audio shielding + de-pop circuit + dedicated L/R track layer) + Intel i219V Gigabit LAN; 1x pci-e(4x), 2x pci-e(1x), 3x pci-e 3.0 (16x) for Quad-GPU SLi/CrossfireX, with 2x USB3.1 type-A + 4x USB3.0 + 4x USB2.0, support optional serial port add-on cable - ATX
Dedicated design for overclocking
TUF X299 Mark 2 includes a dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator to extend 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 Intel® Core™ X-series processors.
Make your memory go faster
ASUS T-Topology allows memory frequencies that are higher than ever — to 4133MHz and beyond. ASUS-exclusive T-Topology circuit design provides superb memory-overclocking capability to unleash the full power of DDR4 by minimizing coupling noise and signal reflection. Refined manufacturing ensures ultra-consistent quality, minimal crosstalk between custom trace paths, and time-aligned signaling for superior stability and compatibility.
Instant fan tuning, complete system cooling
Our Thermal Radar 3 software allows you to control connected chassis fans, water pumps, AIOs, and even the fans of ASUS graphics cards — all to provide ultimate cooling performance for gaming and productivity. Multiple onboard sensors also enable the temperatures of key components to be monitored in real time, so you can assess and optimize cooling efficiency.
You demand 24/7 reliability — and we've delivered! TUF motherboards undergo the industry's most punishing tests to ensure they're ready for long-term duty in any environment. In our tests we overheat them, chill them, bend them, shock them and drop them — so you know that your TUF motherboard is certified for 24/7 reliability!
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.
2X-stronger ESD protection
ESD Guards 2 protects TUF X299 Mark 2 from damaging electrostatic discharge. ESD Guards 2 is tested to levels that are 2X higher than industry standards. We also perform pin-level* testing at 30%-higher ESD levels than previous TUF standards. Our stringent tests mean greater component longevity for your TUF motherboard!
Certified military-grade TUF chokes offer unbeatable durability in order to maximize the lifespan of your system.
+110% temperature, tolerance and 1.5X-longer lifespan.
USB 3.1 Gen 2 connector
With backward-compatible USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A™, you'll experience ultimate connection flexibility and blazing data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps.
Speed up with onboard M.2 up to 32Gbps
With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, TUF X299 Mark 2's dual M.2 supports up to 32Gbps data-transfer speeds. It's the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, providing fast access to data.
Intel VROC support
Unleash the TUF X299 Mark 2 Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC) feature with the addition of an ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 Card, which allows you to attach up to four PCIe® 3.0 x16 M.2 drives — for a total bandwidth of up to 128Gbps. With VROC, you can utilize CPU PCIe lanes to configure a bootable RAID array, eliminating traditional DMI bottlenecks, so that storage transfers aren't held back by other traffic.
Intel Optane memory ready
Intel Optane™ is a revolutionary non-volatile memory technology supported by TUF X299 Mark 2. Intel Optane memory modules accelerate attached storage to reduce boot and load times, so everything feels faster and more responsive.
More throughput, less CPU usage and great gaming experiences
Don't let slow networking disrupt your workflow! With Intel® Gigabit Ethernet connectors, TUF X299 Mark 2 keeps your data moving swiftly and efficiently. With LAN port, you'll benefit from increased bandwidth for more speed, automated load balancing for smoother data flows, and instant failover if something should go wrong — so access to your files is always fast, efficient and uninterrupted.
Network-optimization software for customizable packet prioritization
Turbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology allows you to configure application priority via an intuitive interface, and reduces network lag – by up to 1.45X!
Military-grade LAN protection
TUF LANGuard, a military-grade innovation that integrates advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput — protecting the motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity.
TUF X299 Mark 2 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.
Separates analog/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multi-lateral interference.
Unique pop-reducing circuit
Reduces start-up popping noise to all audio outputs.
Capable of driving high-impedance headphones, without rolling-off high or low frequencies.
Dedicated channel layouts
Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals.
Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors
Premium parts provide an immersive sound signature, with exceptional fidelity.
A well-tuned enthusiast system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura Sync offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.
Intel X299 chipset
The Intel X299 chipset supports LGA 2066-socket Intel Core X-series processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, X299 provides a maximum 10 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 8 SATA 6Gbps ports and 32Gbps M.2 support for faster data retrieval.
Intel® Core™ X-series processors for LGA 2066 socket
Intel Core X-series processors (6-core and above): 4-channel (8-DIMM), 44/28 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. Intel Core X-series processors (4 core): 2-channel (4-DIMM), 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes.
CPU Intel Socket 2066 Core X-Series Processors
* The Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types
* Refer to for CPU support list
Chipset Intel X299
Memory Intel Core X-series Processors (6-core above)
8 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4000(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Intel Core X-series Processors (4-core)
4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 4000(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
* Refer to for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
Multi-GPU Support Supports NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI Technology
Supports NVIDIA 3-Way SLI Technology
Supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI Technology
Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology
Expansion Slots 44-Lane CPU-
3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x16/x16, x16/x16/x8)
2 x PCIe 3.0 x4 (max at x4 mode)
3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 ( x16, x16/x8, x16/x8/x4)
2 x PCIe 3.0 x4 (max at x4 mode)
3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x8/x8, x8/x8/x1)
2 x PCIe 3.0 x4 (max at x4 mode)
Storage Intel X299 Chipset :
1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Supports Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Optane Memory Ready
LAN Intel I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s), featuring Turbo LAN
ASUS Turbo LAN Utility
Audio Realtek ALC S1220A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Internal audio Amplifier to enhance the highest quality sound for headphone and speakers
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio Feature :
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
- Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
- Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
- Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors: Provide warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
- Unique de-pop circuit: Reduces start-up popping noise to audio outputs
Separate layer for left and right track, ensuring both sound deliver equal quality
USB Ports ASMedia USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller :
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (Type-A)
Intel X299 Chipset :
8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at back panel, 4 at mid-board)
Intel X299 Chipset :
6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, 2 at mid-board)
Special Features OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock Technology
TUF ENGINE! Power Design :
- 7 +1 Digital Phase Power Design
- TUF Components (Choke, Cap. & MOSFET, certified by military-standard)
Ultimate COOL! Thermal Solution :
- TUF Thermal Armor
Thermal Radar 3
Safe & Stable! Guardian Angel :
- TUF ESD Guards 2
- TUF LANGuard
- Aura Lighting Control
- Aura Lighting Effects Synchronization with compatible ASUS ROG devices
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- AI Suite 3
- Ai Charger
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
- Turbo LAN
ASUS EZ DIY :
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
- Multi-language BIOS
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED, HDD LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Connector
M.2 Onboard(The latest transfer technologies with up to 32Gb/s data transfer speeds)
Back I/O Ports 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
4 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio jack(s)
Internal I/O Ports 1 x AAFP connector
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s)
1 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x M.2_FAN connector ()
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x AIO_PUMP connector
1 x W_PUMP+ connector
1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x CPU_OV jumper
Accessories User's manual
1 x Vertical M.2 bracket set
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M)
1 x Q-Connector
1 x TUF Certification card(s)
1 x TUF 5 Year Warranty manual(s) (by region)
1 x TUF Inside sticker(s)(white)
BIOS 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS
ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
Manageability WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE
Support Disc Drivers
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Operating System Windows 10 64-bit
Form Factor ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )