Gigabyte X299 AORUS Gaming 3

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MSI X99A Tomahawk

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Socket LGA 2066 Socket LGA 2011-3
Chipset X299 Chipset X99
Form Factor ATX Form Factor ATX
Power Connectors 1 x 8pin, 1 x 24pin Power Connectors 1 x 8pin, 1 x 24pin
Max Memory Support 128 GB Max Memory Support 128 GB
Memory Speed 4400 MHz Memory Speed 3333 MHz
ECC Support ECC Support
APU APU
Wifi Wifi
PCI 3.0 x16/x4/x1 5/0/0 PCI 3.0 x16/x4/x1 3/0/0
Audio Channels 7.1 Audio Channels 7.1
Power Phases 12 Power Phases 8
Total Fan Headers 8 Total Fan Headers 5
USB Type C 1 USB Type C 1
M.2 Amount 2 M.2 Amount 1
SATA3 Ports 8 SATA3 Ports 10
Crossfire Support Crossfire Support
SLI Support SLI Support
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CPU

Socket LGA 2066 Socket LGA 2011-3
Chipset X299 Chipset X99
Processor(s) 1 Processor(s) 1

Physical

Form Factor ATX Form Factor ATX
Dimensions (W x L) 30.5cm X 24.4cm Dimensions (W x L) 30.5cm X 24.4cm
Mounting Holes Mounting Holes 9
Power Connectors 1 x 8pin, 1 x 24pin Power Connectors 1 x 8pin, 1 x 24pin

Memory

RAM Type DDR4 RAM Type DDR4
DIMM Slots 8 DIMM Slots 8
Max Memory Support 128 GB Max Memory Support 128 GB
Memory Speed 4400 MHz Memory Speed 3333 MHz
OC Threshold 2666 OC Threshold 2200
Max Channels 4 Max Channels 4
ECC Support ECC Support

APU

APU APU
Max shared memory Max shared memory
Outputs Outputs

LAN

Lan Chip 1 Intel - LAN - 1 Gbit Lan Chip 1 Intel - I218LM - 1 Gbit
Lan Chip 2 Lan Chip 2 Intel - I210-AT - 1 Gbit

Wifi

Wifi Chip Wifi Chip
Wifi Standard Wifi Standard
Dual Band Dual Band
Bluetooth Version Bluetooth Version

Audio

Audio Chip ALC1220 Audio Chip ALC1150
Audio Channels 7.1 Audio Channels 7.1

Expansion

PCI 3.0 x16/x4/x1 5/0/0 PCI 3.0 x16/x4/x1 3/0/0
PCI 2.0 x16/x4/x1 0/0/0 PCI 2.0 x16/x4/x1 0/0/2

Multi Graphics

AMD Crossfire AMD Crossfire
Max Supported Crossfire 2 Max Supported Crossfire 3
Nvidia SLI Nvidia SLI
Max Supported SLI 2 Max Supported SLI 3

Storage

M.2 Amount 2 M.2 Amount 1
M.2 Slots M-Key M.2 Slots M-Key
M.2 Sizes 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 M.2 Sizes 2242, 2260, 2280, 22100
M.2 Speeds PCI-E 3.0 x4, SATA3 M.2 Speeds PCI-E 3.0 x4, SATA3
U.2 Optional U.2 1
Sata Express 0 Sata Express 1
Sata 6Gb/s 8 Sata 6Gb/s 10
RAID Support 0/1/5/10 RAID Support 0/1/5/10

USB

USB 2.0 4 USB 2.0 8
USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 10 USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 8
USB 3.1 2 USB 3.1 2
USB Type-C 1 USB Type-C 1

Fan Headers

Total Fan Headers 8 Total Fan Headers 5
Water Pump Header Water Pump Header
CPU Fan Header CPU Fan Header
PWM PWM

BIOS

BIOS Chips 2 BIOS Chips 2
BIOS Size 128 Mbit BIOS Size
USB Flashback USB Flashback

VRM

Total Power Phases 12 Total Power Phases 8
VRM Heatsink VRM Heatsink

V CCIN

Controller IR35201 (8 + 0) Controller
Real Phases 8 Real Phases
Number of Doublers 0 Number of Doublers
Switch 1 x IR3556 Switch

V CCSA

Controller IR35204 Controller
Real Phases 1 Real Phases
Number of Doublers 0 Number of Doublers
Switch 1 x IR3553 Switch

Other

Thunderbolt 2 Thunderbolt 2
Thunderbolt 3 Thunderbolt 3
LED Color RGB LED Color RGB
Overclockable Overclockable
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