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Some motherboard companies believe it is enough to tell you that their boards are fast. Others put enough RGB LEDs on their boards to make you think racing lights will make your board go faster. EVGA could have designed a board like those...or it could engineer the X299 Dark - a motherboard line renowned for being the top choice of the world's best overclockers. A motherboard that has already broken 12 World Records…so far:

12 World Records

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Time Spy Overall WR

HOF 37,596

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Fire Strike Overall WR

HWBOT 58,024

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EVGA introduces you to the ultimate in raw performance for the next-gen Intel® Extreme lineup, the EVGA X299 Dark. The Dark is crafted from the ground up to be the performance apex with everything you need to make a record-breaking benching run or a 24/7 number cruncher, and nothing you don't – a board that is as reliable as it is fast. The EVGA X299 Dark has all of the current gen top-tier component support:

M.2 Support

M.2 SUPPORT

2x M.2 Key-M slots / 1x M.2 Key-E slot

Optane Support

Intel® OPTANE™

Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

U2 Support

U.2

2x U.2 Ports

USB3 Support

USB

USB 3.1 Type-A / Type-C

Skylake

SKYLAKE-X

Up to 64GB of 4000MHz+ (OC) Quad-Channel RAM on Skylake-X

Kabylake Support

KABY LAKE-X

Up to 32GB of 4133MHz+ (OC) Dual-Channel RAM on Kaby Lake-X

LAN Support

LAN

2x Intel® GbE LAN with teaming support

BIOS Support

BIOS

EVGA's Full Featured GUI UEFI / BIOS

Backplate

LEGACY LGA20XX SOCKET BACKPLATE

Allows for custom CPU cooling solutions (optional)

There is much to be said about a beautifully-engineered motherboard designed to handle the highest loads or the most extreme conditions, let alone the rigors and abuse constantly demanded by the best overclockers in the world and still look good doing it. This was achieved, in part, by using:

Motherboard
Although the X299 Dark does not feature RGB LED support, it politely reminds you that you can't see pretty in the Dark. This board is engineered for the ultra-enthusiast, including these features:

ACTIVE PCH & M.2 COOLING

Keep your SSDs cool under even the longest gaming or benching sessions with the X299 Dark's I/O and expansion slot cover. This cover provides direct airflow over your M.2 devices and exhausts away from the rest of your components.

4-WAY SLI SUPPORT

4-Way SLI support without the need for PLX chips



• 4-way SLI support with 44-lane Skylake-X processors

• 3-way SLI support with 28-lane Skylake-X processors

• 2-way SLI support with 16-lane Kaby Lake-X processors

POST INDICATOR

Multi-Function POST Indicator - Fully configurable in BIOS, these LEDs can be configured to show temperatures, voltages or cycle both in real-time.


POST Photo

VISUAL GUIDE / BENCH TABLE

Visual Guide / Bench Table - Every EVGA X299 Dark is packed with a printed PCB showing components, LEDs, PCIe, lane breakdowns, and other helpful information. More importantly, this PCB doubles as an open-air testing or benching station, providing clearance for heaters, condensation, or even extra power supply storage.

PCIe / DIMM STATUS LEDs

PCIe / DIMM status LEDs allow for easy system assembly and troubleshooting at a glace.

RIGHT ANGLE HEADERS

24-pin power, FAN and USB3.0 headers - Hand-crafted design to provide clean system assembly without cable clutter.

EVGA X299 Dark
 
151-SX-E299-KR
EVGA X299 Dark

Specifications

  • Chipset: Intel X299
  • Socket: Intel Socket 2066
  • Form Factor: E-ATX
  • SLI: 4-Way
  • Memory: 4 DIMM Quad-Channel (up to 64GB) DDR4 4000MHz+ (SKX), 2 DIMM Dual-Channel (up to 32GB) DDR4 4133MHz+ (KBL)
  • USB: 8 Native USB 3.0 / 4 USB 2.0
  • USB 3.1 (Rear I/O): 1x Type-A, 1x Type-C
  • USB 3.1 (Internal Header): 0
  • SATA: 6 Native SATA 6.0Gbps Ports / 2 ASMedia SATA 6.0Gbps Ports
  • Ethernet: 2x Intel® Gigabit NIC
  • Audio: Creative Sound Core3D Quad-Core Audio Processor
  • Fan Headers: 7 (2 PWM, 5 DC\PWM)
  • PCB: 12 Layers

Key Features

  • 300% more gold content in the CPU socket
  • 4-Way SLI® Support
  • 100% Solid State Capacitors
  • CLEAR CMOS, Power and Reset
  • Dual 8 Pin CPU Power
  • EVGA Probe-It Connector
  • 1x M.2 Key E (32mm) + 2x M.2 Key M (80mm,110mm)
  • Windows 10 64bit Support
  • External Clock Gen.
  • Highly-Efficient 16 Phase Power Design
  • Full Body Cover with Active PCH and M.2 Cooling
  • 13 Temperature and 24 Voltage Sensors
  • Intel VROC Support
  • Creative Sound Core3D Audio with Output Amplifiers
  • Advanced VRM Fansink with Heatpipe
  • Right-angle power, FAN, USB 3.0 headers
  • Legacy Windows Support, Including Windows XP
  • Onboard Temperature and Voltage Monitoring
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