Gigabyte X299 DESIGNARE EX Intel Motherboard


SKU: gigabyte-x299-designare-ex-intel-motherboard Categories: Intel Chipset, Motherboard, Overclocking Motherboard, X299


Smart Fan 5
With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5 more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.

Next Generation 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt™ 3
Dual Thunderbolt™ 3 – The fastest 40Gb/s single-wire connection
Powered by Intel’s own Thunderbolt controller the new Thunderbolt™ 3 protocol, which is available over two USB Type-C™ connectors on the back I/O of the GIGABYTE X299 DESIGNARE EX, brings an unprecedented single-wire bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s — twice more than the previous generation of Thunderbolt! This incredible increase in bandwidth is also accompanied with support for different protocols such as DisplayPort 1.2 and USB 3.1, which is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, opening up a world of new possibilities.

RGB Fusion with Digital LEDs

With X299 Designare EX motherboard RGB Fusion is even better with Digital LEDs.* RGB Fusion offers users the option to control onboard and external LED light strips for their PC. Already feature filled with colors and patterns, RGB Fusion on X299 Designare EX motherboard is now upgraded with Digital LED support. With onboard options and external digital LED strips*, where each LED is digitally addressable, users can experience even more patterns, styles, and illuminations.

X299 Designare EX motherboard will support either 5v or 12v digital LED strips. RGB Fusion with Digital LEDs comes with 9 new patterns and various speed settings with more to come

Additional information

Weight4 kg
Dimensions38 × 31 × 10 cm




CPU Socket Type


CPU Type

Intel Core X-Series Processor

Number of Memory Slots

8 x DIMM

Memory Standard

DDR4 4400(O.C.) / 4333(O.C.) / 4266(O.C.) / 4133(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3866(O.C.) / 3800(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 3666(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) / 3200(O.C.) /

Maximum Memory Supported

128 GB

Channel Supported

Quad Channel


2xUSB 2.0/1.1/4xUSB 3.1 Gen 1 ports


1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector

Audio Ports

5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)


1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port

Video Ports

2 x DisplayPort In ports

Onboard USB

2xUSB Type-C ports on the back panel, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support/1xUSB Type-C port with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support, available through the internal USB header/4xUSB 3.1 Gen 1 ports on the back panel/4xUSB 3


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