Gigabyte’s X299 Designare EX Motherboard is now official. If you remember not that long ago we shared leaked photos of the board. The board has t he same silver and blue styling that Gigabyte used on their X399 Designare EX motherboard, but it does not have the cool PCB design like the Z270X Designare. I think we don’t have a custom PCB because this board uses the exact same PCB as the Aorus X299 Gaming 7.
Since the board has the same PCB as the Aorus X299 Gaming 7 many of the features are the same, but there are some differences. The X299 Designare EX of course has the silver styling, but also comes with a Thunderbolt 3 add-on card. There is a silver back-plate on the reverse side of the board as well as a integrated rear I/O shield.
Besides that the rest of the feature-set is the same as the Aorus X299 Gaming 7. We can expect this board to be the most expensive X299 board from Gigabyte, especially considering the Thunderbolt 3 card comes with the board.