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  • EVGA X299 Micro Motherboard Review
  • EVGA X299 Micro Motherboard Review



    One of my favorite motherboard form factors is the MicroATX.  You get all of the benefits of a full sized motherboard with only half of the expansion slots.  That gives you a compact board which can give you more options when it comes to case size and design.  Of course you lose a few things with smaller motherboards including the lack of expandability and some extra features that may no longer fit on the smaller board designs.

    In this review I’ll be looking at the EVGA X299 Micro.  This is a MicroATX motherboard based on the Intel X299 chipset and designed for the new LGA 2066 Core-X processor platform.  If you couldn’t tell this is the replacement chipset for the previous X99 and promises to deliver more power for your high-end desktop needs.

    • Chipset – Intel X299
    • SLI – 2-Way
    • SATA – 6 Native SATA 6.0Gb/s Ports
    • RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
    • USB – 8 Native USB 3.0 / 4 USB 2.0
    • Memory Support – Up to 4 DIMM Quad-Channel (up to 64GB) DDR4 3600MH
    • Capacitors – Solid State
    • Ethernet – 1x Intel® Gigabit NIC
    • Audio – 8 Channel High Definition Audio + Optical
    • Fan Headers – 6 (2 PWM, 4 DC\PWM)
    • PCB – 8 Layers
    • PCI-E Slot Arrangement – 2x16, 1x16
    • NVMe Support – Yes (PCI-E)

    Form Factor

    • mATX Form Factor
    • Length: 9.6in - 244mm
    • Width: 9.6in - 244mm