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Main Specifications

The main specifications for the Gigabyte X299 AORUS Gaming 7 include:

  • Socket: LGA2066
  • Chipset: Intel X299
  • Super I/O: ITE IT8951E
  • Parallel ATA: none
  • Serial ATA: eight SATA-600 ports controlled by the chipset (RAID 0, 1, 10, and 5)
  • External SATA: none
  • USB 2.0: four USB 2.0 ports, available through two headers on the motherboard
  • USB 3.0: eight USB 3.0 ports, four on the motherboard rear panel and four available through two headers, controlled by the chipset
  • USB 3.1: six USB 3.1 ports, five on the rear panel (four type A, and one type C) and one available through one header, controlled by an ASMedia ASM1074 chip
  • FireWire (IEEE 1394): none
  • Thunderbolt: none
  • Onboard video: none
  • Onboard audio: Produced by the chipset with a Realtek ALC1220 codec (7.1 channels, 120 dB SNR for the outputs, and 108 dB SNR for the inputs), on-board optical SPDIF output, and audio amplifier for analog headphones, audio-specific capacitors
  • Onboard LAN: two Gigabit Ethernet ports, one controlled by an Intel I219V chip and one controlled by a Killer E2500 chip
  • Wireless LAN: IEEE 802.11ac Killer 1535 with two antennas
  • Infrared interface: no
  • Power supply required: EPS12V
  • Slots: five PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (three working at x16/x16/x8 with a 44-lane CPU, x16/x8/x0 or x8/x8/x8 with a 28-lane CPU, or x8/x4/x0 with a 16-lane CPU, the other two ones working at x4,) two M.2 SATA/PCI Express 3.0 x4 slots, one M.2 PCI Express 3.0 x4 slot
  • Memory: eight DDR4-DIMM sockets (up to DDR3-4400, 128 GiB maximum)
  • Fan connectors: two four-pin connectors for the CPU cooler, and six four-pin connectors for auxiliary fans
  • Extra features: two BIOS chips, RGB LED lights, overclocking button, POST status display, temperature sensors
  • Number of CDs/DVDs provided: one
  • Programs included: motherboard utilities and drivers
  • More Information: http://www.gigabyte.com
  • Average Price in the U.S.*: USD 400.00

* Researched at Newegg.com on the day we published this article.