Thanks to an official press release, today GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd presents the latest motherboard series built on the Intel X299 enthusiast platform revealed during Computex 2017. Marked with the AORUS brand, the new X299 AORUS Gaming motherboards do not they bring only physical improvements, but also improvements in the software included in the X299 platform. By partnering with WTFast, users can now experience the benefits of optimized connections while gaming with AORUS Gaming motherboards. Hardware improvements over previous cards include ESS Saber audioand Asmedia ASM3142 USB 3.1, up to exclusive features such as RGB Fusion with digital LEDs , Smart Fan 5 with Fan Stop and M.2 support.
Taking a first look at the X299 AORUS Gaming series it is evident that these cards come from a gaming family. From black armor with distinctive elements to black PCB and reinforcement structure, the X299 AORUS motherboards show they mean business. They are focused on giving users a solid foundation for their gaming PCs: in fact, the reinforcement structure offers additional support to reduce the stress of the weight of video cards, coolers or even memory modules. The whole structure is combined to support any enthusiast, reducing cuts or hassles during installation.
In partnership with WTFast, AORUS Gaming motherboards leverage WTFast Gamers Private Network – GPN, optimizing and enhancing connections from the player’s PC to the game server and vice versa, regardless of where they are in the world. X299 AORUS Gaming motherboards are known as high-performance gaming motherboards, and thanks to a monthly WTFast subscription , gamers can experience the fastest and most stable connection possible.
On this topic, Rob Bartlett, CEO of WTFast, expressed himself as follows:
Gamers can expect to see an overall connection improvement of 60%, including reduced ping and a much smoother connection.
Embellished with integrated RGB Fusion and digital LEDs , the new AORUS X299 Gaming 9 and X299 Gaming 7 motherboards grace any chassis. In addition, digital LEDs make new lighting styles possible by using flexible LED strips or integrated digital LEDs. With the introduction of digital LEDs , RGB Fusion will introduce up to 8 new lighting patterns for users. Obviously to ensure maximum compatibility, the Digital LED Pin Headers on AORUS gaming motherboards support both Digital LED strips.5v and 12v, giving users the ability to choose the LEDs that best suit their needs.
Thanks to the new features in the Smart Fan 5 software suite, the X299 AORUS Gaming series features Fan Stop technology and even more enhancements for liquid cooling support. Fan Stop technology reduces unnecessary wear on fans when the system is below a specific temperature and thanks to improved control and updated information on water flow and temperature through Hybrid Fan Pin Headers, the new Smart Fan 5 gives users complete mastery of their PC.To ensure the best liquid cooling experience, 3 amp pin headers have been added to power the most demanding water pumps now available for liquid cooling.
With a high-end platform that’s already so feature- packed, triple M.2 support is a rarity, but AORUS Gaming motherboards are developed to provide this technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system’s potential. Intel X299 is the first enthusiast platform that will support the latest Intel Optane technology. Optane improves storage performance by acting as a cache unit, giving users a significant boost over traditional mechanical drives.
If your concern is the heat developed by your components, don’t be afraid: in fact GIGABYTE provides a solution to this problem with M.2 Thermal Guard. M.2 Thermal Guard prevents throttling and bottlenecks by helping to dissipate and reduce heat before it becomes a problem.
Studio-quality audio starts with studio-quality components, and that’s what AORUS Gaming’s latest X299 series motherboards include. AORUS motherboards feature ESS Saber DAC, with 127dB capacity, which can be found in professional grade equipment.
Speaking about the potential of this motherboard, Henry Kao, Vice President of the GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit, expressed himself as follows:
With the unveiling of Intel’s new X299 platform we are determined to showcase our revolutionary features to the PC industry. GIGABYTE’s X299 AORUS motherboards are here to make a lasting impact for enthusiasts looking for the best PC experience.
I take this opportunity to remind you that the AORUS Gaming X299 series motherboards will be available to the public for purchase during the month of June 2017. You can also find more information on these cards directly on the AORUS website .