EVGA X299 Dark, LGA 2066, Intel X299, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.1, USB 3.0, EATX, Intel Motherboard 151-SX-E299-KR
- Supports Intel Core 7th Generation Processor Family for 2066 socket
- Eatx Form Factor; Operating System Support: Windows 10 64-bit
- 4 DIMM Quad Channel DDR4 up to 64GB 3600MHz+ Sky lake-X, and 32GB 4133MHz+ Kaby lake-X
- 4 USB 2.0 Ports (2 internal headers) 8 USB 3.0 Ports (6 rear panel, 2 from 1 internal header) 2 USB 3.1 Ports (1x Type-A, 1x Type-C)
- 8 SATA 3/6 Gbit/s )6 from x299 PCH/2 from as media ASM1061), 1 M.2 Key-M 110mm (up to 32Gbps), 1 M.2 Key-M 80mm (up to 32Gbps), 1 M.2 Key-E 32mm, 2 U.2 port
- Get grip game + EVGA vehicle skin w/ Purchase, redeemed at EVGA website, while supplies last
- Brand EVGA
CPU Socket LGA 2066
Compatible Devices Personal Computer
RAM Memory Technology DDR4
Chipset Type Intel X299
Memory Speed 3600 MHz
Platform Windows 10
Memory Storage Capacity 64 GB
RAM Memory Maximum Size 64 GB
Memory Slots Available 2.0
- RAM DDR4
Memory Speed 3600 MHz
Wireless Type 802.11a
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Super amazed at this boards capabilities. I needed to learn a few new things, which was fun. But out of the box, it clocks your CPU to optimal performance. Be aware that this isn’t a “workstation” replacement. This chipset is specifically built for HEDT overclockers, not like X58, X79, X99 series workstation chipsets. It’s finicky unless you LEARN how to make it sing to you. Rest assured that higher memory clocks AND lower timings will be more stable, and CPU’s will rage… without the VRM temps budging.
LOVE this board!! And STILL learning its secrets.
This is my first EVGA mobo and was by far the easiest setup and install. The UEFI menus are clear and intuitive and show that there was a lot of thought into the ease of use and not just the looks.
Build quality: This is the first mobo I have ever used where the ATX power connectors could be easily be plugged and unplugged without some amount of wiggling or busting a finger on the case when the plug finally lets go.
No bloat: You don’t need special vendor software to unlock all of the features or setup correct fan curves.
Plug layout: The overall layout and then having the more intrusive connections at 90 degree makes cable management much easier.
Look: The entire Dark series is great for those of us that want a stylish mobo but not all of the RGB and color scheme. This allows an overall system design that doesn’t have to work around “what matches my mobo lighting and colors?” Stylish, classic design and coloring.
It’s wide: EATX – make sure you have space.
Fan Headers: There are a lot but not all are fully PWM capable.
No front USB type C header. Not a deal breaker by any means (it has one on the back I/O) but something people may just assume is there.
Hitting 12,200+ on CPUZ testing. One thing is that you have to manually go through the bios to set fan speeds for the onboard fans (m.2 slots and VRM fans or they will howl) easy board for working with. Had used AsRock, gigabyte, MSI, Asus on other builds. For the x299 series of chips, these are the best all around I have found. We have them on the in the Lab constantly running at a 45 clock multiplier (stock is 30) they range between 28c and 58c in operation with a 360 size water cooler with Noctua triple fans.
The VCM actually has a decent heat pipe as well. Only questionable point is where the m.2 cooling exits. It’s is a sealed system cooling two m.2 ssds. PCIE 4 can get hot, so active cooling is great. They should have vented that straight out the back of the mobo. Not sure why they did it the way they did in that there is a 90 degree turn the air has to make. Temps look good though so no complaints. Solid board.
Pro: -Fans everywhere
-Loads of PCI Slots
-Optional Overclocking in BIOS software that actively measures your system capabilities to run maximize its performance.
– Looks cool and feels durable.
Con: -If your going SLI only one card will be able to fit in the slot with the fan, unless you do further modifications to your GPU’s.
Needs an additional 6 pin PCIe power connector for the extra fans, on top of the 2x 8 pin connectors for the CPU.
There is a tiny box in the top corner with 5 pin sized white switches. They turn your PCI Slots on and off. I had one turned off when it arrived and it took awhile to identify it.
Absolutely amazing board, was really close to buying the Rampage VI Apex but decided to buy the x299 Dark instead due to the VRM components used on this board. The build quality of the board is also top class with a massive heatsink on the underside of the board which i’ve never experienced before in any motherboard and with Active VRM cooling what more can you ask for.
I bought a CPU that is quite new so the original BIOS does not support it, I submitted a ticket in EVGA service, they shipped me a BIOS chip and it works!