Realtek ALC S1220A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
USB Ports Supported
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A (at back)
8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (4 at back, 4 at mid-board)
6 x USB 2.0 (4 at back, 2 at mid-board)
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse
1 x LAN (RJ45)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
4 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio jacks
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x AAFP
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectors
1 x USB 2.0 connector
2 x M.2 Socket 3
1 x COM port
6 x SATA 6Gb/s
1 x M.2_FAN
1 x VROC_HW_Key
1 x CPU Fan
1 x CPU OPT Fan
2 x Chassis Fan
1 x AIO_PUMP
1 x H_AMP fan
1 x W_PUMP+
1 x Thunderbolt
1 x 24-pin EATX
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V
1 x System panel
1 x MemOK! button
1 x Thermal sensor
1 x Clear CMOS
1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN
2 x 3D Mount screw ports
1 x CPU_OV jumper
Intel® LGA 2066 ATX motherboard with Thermal Armor, DDR4 4133MHz (OC), dual M.2, Intel VROC support, Intel Optane™ memory-ready, Intel Gigabit LAN, USB 3.1 Gen 2
- Thermal Radar 3 - Designed to keep systems stable while overclocking, Thermal Radar 3 delivers complete system cooling control and temperature monitoring options
- Pro Clock II & T-Topology - Our Pro Clock II technology provides flexibility for fine-tuning system overclocks, while T-Topology enhances memory stability at higher frequencies
- TUF components— Certified military-grade caps, chokes & MOSFETs for tough duty
- Dual PCI Express® slots— Supports bridging of SLI graphics cards to deliver 1.5x greater transfer bandwidth
- ASUS Aura Sync: Synchronize RGB lighting effects across an ever-expanding ecosystem of Aura Sync-enabled products
The Ultimate Force
Unconditionally Tough. 24/7 Reliability.
TUF X299 Mark 2 is the durable ATX motherboard made for enthusiasts, modders and gamers who demand reliable performance day in, day out. It's engineered with Industry-leading cooling controls and temperature monitoring, enabling you to build a system that's efficiently cooled and supremely stable. Some of the world's 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 2 will stand up to whatever you throw at it. In fact, we're so confident of the reliability and durability of our products that each and every TUF motherboard is backed by a five-year warranty!*
ASUS Pro Clock II Technology
Dedicated Clock II Technology
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.
Thermal Radar 3
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.
TUF ESD Guards 2
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 for Tough Duty
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.
Connect with Unparalleled Speed
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.
Intel Gigabit LAN
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.
Outshine the Competition
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 CPU and Chipset Features
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.
for CPU support
DDR4 (Dual Channel)
8 x DIMM
Supports NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI Technology
Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX Technology
PCI Express44-Lane CPU_
3 x PCIe 3.0 x16
1 x PCIe 3.0 x4
2 x PCIe 3.0 x1
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16
1 x PCIe 3.0 x4
2 x PCIe 3.0 x1
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16
1 x PCIe 3.0 x4
2 x PCIe 3.0 x1
6 x SATA III
1 x M.2 x4 Socket (2242/2260/2280) - SATA & PCIe
1 x M.2 x4 Socket (2242/2260/2280/22110) - SATA & PCIe
RAID 0, 1, 5, 10