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Gigabyte X299 Designare EX


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The Gigabyte X299 Designare is an ATX size, workstation-grade motherboard utilizing the X299 chipset from Intel. That chipset is built to support Intel's Core-X series i7 and i9 processors, along with eight DDR4 memory slots.

A wide range of connectivity is provided as well: six standard USB ports, a pair of Thunderbolt 3 (Type C) ports, dual Gb Ethernet, WiFi, audio, and even a legacy PS/2 port. Internally it has eight SATA ports, three M.2 connectors, and a mix of PCI-Express 3.0 slots.

Note the following:
When middle M.2 slot is populated it will disable PCIEX4_1 (Slot 3)
When bottom M.2 slot is populated it will disable SATA ports 4-7.

William George (Product Development)
William George (Product Development) Says:
Please note that the PCI-Express slot speeds depend on the processor installed. Some older, lower-end chips have fewer PCI-E lanes, so if you plan on getting a lot of expansion cards you may want to check with our consultants to make sure you get a CPU that will support everything you need.
John D. (Assembly Subject Matter Expert)
John D. (Assembly Subject Matter Expert) Says:
The Gigabytle X299 Designare is a solid X299 board with support for up to three dual-slot GPUs and a good array of rear-panel connectivity. It even has built-in dual Thunderbolt 3 ports and two gigabit Ethernet ports, which saves a couple slots worth of potential expansion cards. Large heatsinks for the chipset and voltage regulators round out the package, and there are even dedicated heatsinks for all three M.2 slots!
Model: Gigabyte X299 DESIGNARE EX (rev. 1.0)

Socket  2066
CPU Compatibility  SkyLake-X
Form Factor  ATX
Chipset Manufacturer  Intel
Chipset  X299
Network Connectivity  Dual Gigabit Networking + 802.11 A/B/G/N/AC
Network Controller  Intel
Audio Controller  Onboard Realtek ALC 1220
Cooling System  Heatsink and Fan
Number of Fans  1
Color  Grey
Memory Support
Type  DDR4
Maximum Speed  2666 MHz
Number of Slots  8
Maximum Size per Slot  32 GB
Maximum Amount Supported  256 GB
External Connections
USB 2.0  2
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0)  4
PS/2 Keyboard  Yes
PS/2 Mouse  Yes
Audio Out  Surround Sound (7.1)
Audio In  Line-In/Microphone
S/PDIF  Optical
LAN (RJ45)  2
Wireless Antenna Port  Yes
Thunderbolt Ports  2
Thunderbolt Version  3
Internal Connections
USB 2.0  2 (providing 4 ports)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0)  2
USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type C  1
SATA III 6.0Gbps  8
M.2 Connector  3
M.2 Support  M Key x4
TPM (module sold separately)  1
Compatible TPM  Gigabyte GC-TPM2.0_S 2.0
SATA Controllers
SATA III 6.0Gbps Controller 1  -Intel (6 Ports)
SATA III 6.0Gbps Controller 2  -ASMedia (2 Ports)
Expansion Slots
Slot 1  PCI Express 3.0 x16
Slot 2  Slot not available on this board
Slot 3  PCI Express 3.0 x4 in a x16 size
Slot 4  PCI Express 3.0 x16
Slot 5  PCI Express 3.0 x4 in a x16 size
Slot 6  PCI Express 3.0 x8 in a x16 size
Additional Information
SLI Compatible  Yes
Crossfire Compatible  Yes
RAID Support  0/1/5/10
Bluetooth  Yes (4.2)
Dual GPU Slot Spacing  3-Slot
Integrated IO Shield  Yes
BIOS Features
EZ Flash  Yes
OC Profiles  Yes
Height  305 mm (12.0 in)
Width  244 mm (9.6 in)

32GB DIMMs only compatible with X-10000 series CPUs


3 Years

Configure a custom computer with the Gigabyte X299 Designare EX.