ASUS PRIME X299 Motherboards
ASUS showcased its PRIME X299-A socket LGA2066 motherboard at Computex. The PRIME series boards are ASUS’ mainline motherboards, and a consistent product design theme follows through the entire lineup. The PRIME X299-A will be the “entry-level” socket LGA2066 offering and followed by the PRIME X299-PRO and PRIME X299-Deluxe. All boards are built in the ATX form-factor and support LGA2066 socket with eight DDR4 DIMM slots. These motherboards also support PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, 32 Gb/s M.2 slots, eight SATA 6 Gb/s, Gigabit Ethernet ports driven by an Intel I219-V controller and Realtek ALC1220 (120 dBA SNR) CODEC, audio-grade capacitors, and ground-layer isolation.
ASUS TUF X299 Mark 2 Motherboard
The TUF X299 Mark 2 features socket LGA2066 with eight DDR4 DIMM slots, three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (x16/x16/NC or x16/x8/x8), an open-ended x4, and two x1 slots expansion. Storage features include two 32 Gb/s M.2 slots, and six SATA 6 Gb/s ports. Other connectivity consists of two USB 3.1 ports (one each type-A and type-C), and eight USB 3.0. 8-channel HD audio driven by a Realtek ALC1220A CODEC, and a single gigabit Ethernet connection, powered by Intel i219-V controller. More details on these motherboards and more stay tuned for our future posts.