Asus X99-A II Intel X99 Socket 2011-3 ATX Motherboard
Awaken the true performance with one click and pioneering OC socket, plus ASUS Aura and SafeSlot.
• ASUS Aura – Features controllable RGB onboard lighting and 4-pin strip header that can be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.
• SafeSlot – Reinvented, strengthened PCIe slot utilizes a new insert-molding process to bind the slot to fortifying metal for superior retention and shearing resistance.
• 5-Way Optimization: Fan Xpert 4 – Elevates customized cooling to new heights, with the ability to detect PWM/DC fans on all headers, utilize high-amperage fans and control water-cooling pumps in software and UEFI.
• 5-Way Optimization: Turbo Core – Employs Intel’s latest per-core overclocking, allowing you to assign applications to specific processor cores for optimum application performance.
• Next-gen connectivity – Great flexibility with onboard U.2 / M.2 slots that tap into 32Gbps of PCIe bandwidth and USB 3.1 Type-C.
Unleash the true performance of new Intel Core i7 processor family for socket LGA 2011-v3 in future
ASUS X99 Series motherboards are engineered from the ground up to get the most from new Intel Core i7 processor family for socket LGA 2011-v3 and extract every ounce of performance from Intel's latest architecture. ASUS delivers the BEST of motherboards for gamers, enthusiasts, content creation professionals and passionate DIYers.
Drive CPU and DDR4 performance beyond all expectations!
Designed to break performance barriers, ASUS OC Socket utilizes extra pins to connect a proprietary circuit to contacts found on land grid array (LGA). Combined with our customized UEFI, this exclusive feature enables higher DDR4 memory frequencies, lower latencies and enhanced stability while overclocking, extending all the way to extreme overclocking conditions, such as liquid nitrogen (LN2). OC Socket is 100% compatible with all LGA 2011-v3 CPUs, ensuring the ideal combination of overclocking performance and compatibility.
Make your memory go faster
Drive your memory frequencies to 3333MHz and beyond! ASUS-exclusive T-Topology circuit design plus OC Socket provides a superb memory-overclocking capability to unleash the full power of DDR4 by minimizing coupling noise and signal reflection. With innovative equidistant memory channels, it delivers the most balanced control and powerful overclocking compatibility. ASUS works with almost every DDR4 memory vendor to ensure the best compatibility.
One click overclock and cooling, done!
One click takes care of all that complex tuning. Your PC is smart with ASUS 5-Way Optimization. It dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system based on real-time use — so you get superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, cool and quiet fans and now even networking and audio settings that are tailored for the apps that you are using. In short, 5-Way Optimization ensures that your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, productivity or just about anything else!
• Games run swiftly and smoothly with high performance, prioritized bandwidth and vivid sound.
• Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and ensure extreme cooling efficiency when gaming.
• Energy waste is reduced so you'll save money.
• Intel Processors
• Intel Core i7 X-Series Processors on LGA 2011-3 Socket
• Supports Intel 14 nm CPU
• Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology
• The Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
• Intel X99
• 8 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2133 MHz Memory
• Quad Channel Memory Architecture
• Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
• Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
• Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
• Supports NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI Technology
• Supports NVIDIA 3-Way SLI Technology
• Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX Technology
• Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology
• 40-Lane CPU-
• 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or x16/x16, x8/x16/x8)
• 28-Lane CPU-
• 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x16/x8, x8/x8/x8)
• 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode)
• 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 (x1 mode)
• New Intel Core i7 X-Series Processors :
• 1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (Support PCIE SSD only)
• 1 x U.2 port, support PCIe 3.0 x4 NVM Express storage
• Intel X99 chipset :
• 1 x SATA Express port, Compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
• 8 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s),
• Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
• Supports Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel Rapid Recovery Technology
• Intel I218V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
• Realtek ALC1150 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC featuring Crystal Sound 3
• Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
• High quality 112 dB SNR stereo playback output (Line-out at rear) and 104 dB SNR stereo playback input (Line-in)
• High-fidelity audio OP AMP(s)
• Intel X99 chipset :
• 5 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (1 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)
• Intel X99 chipset :
• 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)
• ASMedia USB 3.1 controller :
• 2 x USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 port(s) ( at back panel, teal blue, Type-A + Type-C)
• ASMedia USB 3.0 controller :
• 3 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s)
Back I/O Ports:
• 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
• 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
• 2 x USB 3.1 ()Type-A + Type-C
• 4 x USB 3.0
• 4 x USB 2.0
• 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
• 5 x Audio jack(s)
Internal I/O Ports:
• 1 x U.2 port
• 1 x AAFP connector
• 1 x RGB Header(s)
• 2 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.0 port(s)
• 2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
• 1 x SATA Express connector: , Compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
• 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key design, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (Support PCIE SSD only)
• 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
• 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
• 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
• 2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (2 x 4 -pin)
• 1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
• 1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
• 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
• 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
• 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
• 1 x EZ XMP switch
• 1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
• 1 x DRCT header(s)
• 1 x MemOK! button(s)
• 1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
• 1 x CPU OV
• 1 x Power-on button(s)
• 1 x Reset button(s)
• 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
• 1 x Water Pump header (4-pin)
• 1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector
• 1 x COM port header
• Windows 10 , 64bit
• Windows 8.1 86x64
• Windows 8 86x64
• Windows 7 86x64
• User's manual
• ASUS Q-Shield
• 4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
• 1 x M.2 Screw Package
• 1 x CPU installation tool
• 1 x Supporting DVD
• 1 x SLI bridge(s)
• 1 x Q-connector(s) (1 in 1)
• 1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
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