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ASUS' ROG Strix TRX40-XE Gaming Motherboard updates brings user beefed up capacitors

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ASUS' ROG Strix TRX40-XE Gaming Motherboard updates brings user beefed up VRMs

ASUS' ROG Strix TRX40-XE Gaming Motherboard updates brings user beefed up capacitors 

ASUS has just revealed its ROG Strix TRX40-XE Gaming motherboards, offering customers beefed up VRM capacitors which are rated at 70 amps. This motherboard is an updated version of ASUS' ROG Strix TRX40-E Gaming motherboard, offering users an updated VRM setup which can presumably handle higher power loads. 

The original ROG Strix TRX40-E motherboard was said to utilise sixteen of Infineon TDA21462 60A power stages, and the TRX40-XE Gaming's use of "70A capacitors" suggests that ASUS has also updated its power phases to Infineon's 70A TDA21472 units. These 70A TDA21472 power phases are the phases that ASUS used in its original ROG Zenith II Extreme motherboard design. ASUS may not have made this change, but why would ASUS update its capacitors to support 70 amps without also updating its power phases? 

Infineon TDA21462 60A power stages are basically de-rated versions of Infineon's TDA21472 components, making this design change a simple one for ASUS. Even so, this alteration will allow ASUS' Strix TRX40 design to handle more power and more efficiently power AMD's 3rd Generation Threadripper processors. 

Aside from changes to the ROG Strix TRX40-XE Gaming's power circuitry and component selection, the motherboard's design appears to be identical to ASUS' existing TRX40 Strix offering. The only difference is that XE owners will have boards with feature enhanced components, a chance which can only improve the motherboard's thermal and overclocking performance. 
   

ASUS' ROG Strix TRX40-XE Gaming Motherboard updates brings user beefed up VRMs  

ASUS' ROG Strix TRX40-XE utilises a semi-passive 16-phase VRM setup, a Realtek 2.5Gb LAN port, and supports integrated WiFi 6 and three total M.2 slots. Like ASUS' higher-end TYRX40 Zenith motherboards, the Strix also supports up to eight SATA devices and can also support up to 3 M.2 devices at PCIe 4.0 speeds. Like practically all TRX40 motherboards, the ROG Strix TRX40-XE supports eight DDR4 memory slots and quad-channel memory setups.  

ASUS' ROG Strix TRX40-XE Gaming motherboard is due to be released to retailers in the near future. 

You can join the discussion on ASUS' updated ROG Strix TRX40-XE Gaming motherboard on the OC3D Forums

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27-05-2020, 03:44:42

Warchild
Nice looking board too.

I do wonder sometimes... imagine being the engineer designing these boards from scratch. Proud of your work, knowing the work tasks it will handle, the rendering, etc etc... only for ASUS to come along and slap "republic of GAMERS" all over it :PQuote

28-05-2020, 01:06:07

66racer
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Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
Nice looking board too.

I do wonder sometimes... imagine being the engineer designing these boards from scratch. Proud of your work, knowing the work tasks it will handle, the rendering, etc etc... only for ASUS to come along and slap "republic of GAMERS" all over it :P
haha no kiddingQuote
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