ASUS officially unveils their Threadripper X399 Strix-E motherboard

This motherboard will feature the same VRM heatsink solutions as the X399 Zenith Extreme

ASUS officially unveils their Threadripper X399 Strix-E motherboard

ASUS officially unveils their Threadripper X399 Strix-E motherboard

 

ASUS has officially revealed their ROG Strix-E X399 motherboard for AMD's Threadripper CPU platform, offering the same VRM heatsink design as their X399 Zenith Extreme, making the game more than capable of overclocking AMD's new high-end desktop CPU lineup.

The ROG Strix-E X399 will offer many of the same features as the Zenith Extreme but is designed to come with a more affordable price tag, lacking the Zenith's 10Gb Ethernet card, DIMM.2 slot and a lower end audio solution.
 
ASUS is certainly taking VRM cooling seriously with Threadripper, which is unsurprising given its TDP of up to 180W. Our own testing has already proven ASUS' X399 VRM designs to be more than capable of cooling Threadripper, with our full review of the X399 Zenith Extreme and Threadripper 1950X here. 

With all X399 motherboard designs, ASUS will be using a beefy VRM cooling solution, which will have a heatsink over the VRMs and a large heatpipe that will lead to a finstack that fits under the motherboard's IO shield. This VRM heatsink will be cooled by a fan if required, leaving this cooling solution silent when under low loads. 

 

 

ASUS reveals three X399 series Threadripper motherboards

  

The X399 Strix-E comes with a familiar aesthetic, coming with RGB illumination and two onboard M.2 PCIe slots for SSDs, one sits below the chipset heatsink while the other sits below the 24-pin power connection in a vertical mounting configuration. 

Unlike the X399 Prime-A, the Strix-E will come with onboard WiFi, though this motherboard will come with the same PCIe lane configuration. 

 

ASUS officially unveils their Threadripper X399 Strix-E motherboard  

Below is the full specification of ASUS's X399 Threadripper CPU lineup. 

 

ASUS reveals three X399 series Threadripper motherboards

 

You can join the discussion on ASUS' X399 Strix-E Threadripper motherboard on the OC3D Forums

 

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