Today, we’ll be taking a quick look at the EVGA X299 Micro motherboard. This is one of the first motherboards on the market that comes in a micro ATX form factor, and features the Intel X299 chipset, which is suitable for all Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors using the LGA2066 socket.
It supports 2-way SLI, 4 x DIMM slots for Quad-Channel (up to 64GB) 3600MHz, M.2 NVMe SSDs, and comes with 3 x PCIE x16 slots.
The EVGA X299 Micro is also packed with other great features such as, 8 x native USB 3.0, 4 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.1 (both A and C-type), 6 x SATA3 ports, onboard Intel gigabit LAN and Wifi, 8 channel HD audio, as well as solid state capacitors and a 8 layer PCB.
It also comes with a highly efficient 12 Phase Digital VRM, onboard CPU temp monitor, diagnostic LEDs as well as onboard Power, Reset, and Clear CMOS buttons … perfect for the overclocking enthusiast.
Please note that this motherboard and all X299 chipset based motherboards, do not support and is not compatible with LGA 1151 processors.
Firstly, I would like to thank EVGA for providing the sample; without their support this review would not be possible!
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There are couple of things to look out for. Noticeably, for KabyLake-X processors (i5-7640X and i7-7740X), you’ll only get support dual channel memory with less PCIE 3.0 lanes. Take a look at the table below …
OK, now let’s first take a look at the features and specification of the Intel X299 chipset, then will move on to the EVGA X299 Micro motherboard itself.
- Buy the EVGA X299 Micro direct from EVGA’s website – USD $289.99
- Or buy the EVGA X299 Micro from Amazon or Newegg