Unconditionally Tough.24/7 Reliability.TUF X299 Mark 1 is the durable ATX motherboard made for enthusiasts, modders and gamers who demand reliable performance day in, day out. Its engineered with Industry-leading cooling controls and temperature monitoring, enabling you to build a system thats efficiently cooled and supremely stable. Some of the worlds most respected independent testing laboratories have certified TUF components as fit for military use. Every board is subjected to rigorous testing and validation procedures, including warp and drop tests so you know that TUF X299 Mark 1 will stand up to whatever you throw at it. In fact, were so confident of the reliability and durability of our products that each and every TUF motherboard is backed by a five-year warrantyThermal Armor and M.2 heatsinkTotally cool, across the board.TUF X299 Mark 1 has been carefully designed to boost airflow and heat dissipation to keep the temperature of vital components as cool as can be. TUF Thermal Armor puts a fan in the PCH area that directs airflow towards an ultra-efficient M.2 heatsink, slashing SSD temperatures by up to 25C and that means optimal storage performance and improved drive longevity.Instant fan tuning, complete system coolingOur 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.Make your memory go fasterASUS 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.Aura SyncASUS AURA SynceA 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, as well as the LED strips connected to the onboard 4-pin RGB headers all easily synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.Intel X299 chipsetThe 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 socketIntel 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.