So the X299 has been an interesting one. Intel introduced high-end CPUs at the last minute, there was a lot of drama at the launch about VROC, cooling issues post-launch, along with strong competition from AMD with the Threadripper launch. A lot of the board manufacturers have been revising and making changes but EVGA has been waiting to get things right before putting their X299 lineup into the wild. While as of writing this I don’t see any for sale in regular retail stores, EVGA did finally send over a board. Today I’m going to check out the X299 Micro, their Micro ATX board. Given the performance X299 is capable of, I’m excited to see if this board could be a good mATX build option to pack a lot of performance in a smaller package. EVGA typically keeps things simple with a blacked out look and little to no lighting for those who just want a clean good performing board. Let’s find out if that is the case again.

Product Name: EVGA X299 Micro

Review Sample provided by: EVGA

Written by: Wes Compton

Pictures by: Wes Compton

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Form Factor

M-ATX Form Factor


9.6in - 244mm


9.6in - 244mm


Intel X299




6 Native SATA 6.0Gb/s Ports


0, 1, 5, 10


8 Native USB 3.0 / 4 USB 2.0

Memory Support

Up to 4 DIMM Quad-Channel (up to 64GB) DDR4 3600MHz+ (SKX), or 2 DIMM Dual-Channel (up to 32GB) DDR4 4133MHz+ (KBX)


Solid State


1x Intel® Gigabit NIC


8 Channel High Definition Audio + Optical

Fan Headers

6 (2 PWM, 4 DC\PWM)


8 Layers

PCI-E Slot Arrangement

2x16, 1x16

NVMe Support

Yes (PCI-E)


EVGA E-LEETX Tuning Support

Highly Efficient 12 Phase Digital VRM

Onboard CPU Temp Monitor

Onboard Power, Reset, and Clear CMOS

Operating System Support

Windows 10 64bit

Product Warranty

3 year


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