Motherboard Asus TUF X299 Mark 2 valued at $250
According to the source, Asus started selling the motherboard TUF X299 Mark 2 shown at the beginning of summer at Computex 2017.
This is the second model in the lineup Asus TUF with CPU socket LGA 2066. Model TUF Mark 1 X299 she has some simplifications. In particular, there is no «thermal armor» Thermal Armor, the reinforcing plate TUF Fortifier on the back side of the Board and clamps TUF VGA Holder to support heavy expansion card. In addition, fewer expansion slots and network ports.
On the Board size ATX is OCTA-core power subsystem. Power on Board is supplied via 24-pin connector ATX and 8-pin EPS and 4-pin connector ATX.
Equipping the Board includes eight slots for DDR4 memory, three PCIe 3.0 x16, one PCIe x4 with an open connector and two PCIe x1 slots. To connect drives there are two M. 2 slots, one of which SSD is mounted vertically, and six ports SATA 6 GB/s. it Should also be noted two USB 3.1 (both are output on the connectors USB-A), eight USB 3.0 ports, one Gigabit Ethernet port, audio Realtek ALC1220A and headphone amplifier. In line with modern trends not without the led backlight. In addition to the tape on the edges of the Board there are two connectors to connect additional RGB strips controlled BY Asus Aura Sync.
Motherboard Asus TUF X299 Mark 2 is estimated by the manufacturer at $250.