Asus TUF X299 Mark 1 review - the unstoppable armor

Once upon a time in Asus products it was a motherboard series called TUF Sabertooth. Somehow in the timeline, both the saber and the tooth faded away, so the latest motherboards, based on Intel X299 chipset, are called only TUF. There are 2 versions: Mark 1 and Mark 2, and the differences are in favor of the price, meaning that former is the better featured solution.

Asus send me the X299 TUF Mark 1 motherboard for review and you can read about the results in these very pages.

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Specs:

Asus TUF X299 Mark 1

CPU

- Intel Socket 2066 for Intel Core X-series

- Supports Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0

Chipset

- Intel X299

Memory

- 8x DDR4 memory slots,

- supports 128GB in quad channel at 4133MHz+ (Skylake-X)

- supports 64GB in dual channel at 4133MHz+ (Kabylake-X)

- Quad & Dual channel memory architecture

Audio

- Realtek ALC1220S HD

- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

- Supports S/PDIF output

Network

- 1x Intel i219V Gigabit

- 1x Intel i211 Gigabit

Slots

- 3x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16

- 2x PCIe 3.0 x4

Storage

Intel X299 chipset:

- 2x Ultra M.2 Socket 3

- 8x SATA3 ports

- Supports Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel Rapid Recovery Technology, Intel Optane

USB ports

Intel X299 chipset:

- 6x USB 2.0 ports (4 back, 2 by extension)

- 8x USB 3.1 ports (4 back, 4 by extension)

ASMedia USB 3.1:

- 3x USB 3.1 Gen2 (2 at back panel, Type-A + Type-C, plus 1x header)

Form Factor

- ATX Form Factor
- 12 x 9.6 inch (30.5 x 24.4 cm)

 

 

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