GIGABYTE X299G Designare-10G Motherboard: Dual 10G Ethernet

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GIGABYTE has released only a handful of its professional focused and creator-driven Designare branded motherboards, one for X299 and X399 for HEDT, as well as a Z390 version for desktop users. At Computex GIGABYTE unveiled its plans to launch a new variant, the X299G Designare-10G which drops flashy RGB LEDs, and opts for more professional features including dual 10 Gigabit ports.


The X499 moniker on the heatsink is a name placeholder, not a confirmed chipset

The GIGABYTE X299G Designare-10G is targeted at professional users, content creators and enthusiasts with its 12-phase power delivery, dual 8-pin 12 V ATX CPU power inputs, and four full-length PCIe 3.0 slots. It also marks a shift in the Designare range with more subtle and classier aesthetics with a black and silver chipset heatsink, black rear panel cover and black power delivery heatsinks.


The X299G Designare-10G will also feature dual Intel 10 Gigabit ports (Intel X550-AT2 we believe) which is intent on making the board less focused on gaming, and more on performance. On top of this is an Intel AX200 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 interface making this one of the most comprehensive consumer HEDT boards in regards to networking support. This intent is also prevalent in the design of the heatsinks with a comprehensive dual system with heat pipes extending from the audio PCB cover, the power delivery and all the way around to the chipset to provide better and more efficient cooling properties. While the bulk of the board's features and controller selection is currently unknown, the GIGABYTE X299G Designare-10G also includes rear panel support for Thunderbolt 3 devices, includes three PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots each with their own individual heatsinks, and a total of eight SATA ports.


Pricing and availability are currently unknown, but we were told that the new X299G range has been designed with the next-generation of Intel's Core-X processors expected to launch sometime in Q3; we expect more details to be unveiled in August.

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