Gigabyte TRX40 Aorus Xtreme Preview

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Gigabyte TRX40 AOrus Xtreme Preview

Introduction

Grab yourself a cup of your favourite beverage and strap in, because the Gigabyte TRX40 Aorus Xtreme might very well be the single most fully featured, over specced motherboard on the planet.

If you've been following the release of the AMD Ryzen CPUs it wont have escaped your attention that AMD have seen a huge renaissance in recent times. From simple CPUs for gaming setups through to hte incredible calculative performance available from their Threadripper CPUs, AMD have every box ticked without dispensing with their famous flexibility and affordability. The 3rd Generation Ryzen CPUs honed the formula to a sharp edge, being almost all things to all people. However, if you're a particularly demanding user you'll have had your head turned by the raw horsepower of the Threadrippers. Such has been the success of the AMD 3rd Ryzen CPUs and the popularity of their many-cored Threadripper offerings that the 3rd Generation Threadripper CPUs come with their own chipset in the form of the TRX40 instead of piggy-backing off the X470. Naturally by utilising a custom chipset for the Threadrippers the specifications have been able to be tuned specifically for that processor line up, which has considerably beefed up the board in a lot of ways. Gigabyte have taken full advantage of this redesign to ramp up the Aorus Xtreme to insane heights.

If you've been tempted by the enormous calculative power of the Threadripper processors but have been waiting for AMDs 3rd Generation refresh to take the plunge then we think even the most jaded enthusiast will be impressed by what the Aorus Xtreme has to offer. We have a lot to get through so rather than take up too much of your time going over what this is - it's a premium motherboard for the new CPUs - let's get down to business.

Technical Specifications

We are going to cover all the below bits and bobs and we get through the next few pages, but this provides you with a good overview of the key components that the Aorus Xtreme has to offer. Wherever you look there is a huge selection of high throughput offerings, and it's not just their capacity that is impressive but the sheer number of them. Dual 10GbE LAN, 4 dual wide PCI Express 4.0 slots, 10 SATA ports, 4 M.2 drive sockets, wherever you look it is the latest technologies in huge numbers. Let's look at each bit in more detail.

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Most Recent Comments

11-11-2019, 09:16:01

Dicehunter
That boards is gorgeous !Quote

11-11-2019, 09:48:42

KingNosser
Think big dual socket would be nice, tbh amd are doing so well atm while my system is an upgrade for me on 1st gen ryzen it's still so very good very happy with it, like many if we had the cash spare then why not go for something nice I hope to one day have a project build that I can be pleased with.

I'm holding off on GPU's until next year wait and see what they can all bring to the table interesting times for hardware I can see them selling a fair chunk of these chips and boards there are plenty of people that will make use of them.

It's good to see a amd board that has a full feature set they really have got the companies on board and wiling to go out of there way to make something special these days.

so long as they stick to there current mind set and plans Intel is going to have a hard time over the coming years.Quote

11-11-2019, 10:07:47

Dark NighT
Awesome looking board that one, great vrm heatsink, Gigabyte have really turned the page and fixed their awful designs.Quote

11-11-2019, 16:11:46

Bartacus
Is there word on the prices yet? Lots of people are grumbling about the prices on this platform.Quote
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