Gigabyte TRX40 Aorus Xtreme Preview


Gigabyte TRX40 AOrus Xtreme Preview


There are 16+3 power stages on the Aorus Xtreme and the Infineon power stages are capable of delivering 70 Amps each for a total of 1330 Amps. No matter how demanding the 3rd Generation Threadripper CPUs are, or how heavily you overclock it, the power abilities of the Gigabyte Xtreme will not be the limiting factor. It's truly astounding.

Gigabyte TRX40 AOrus Xtreme Preview  

Having heavy power delivery is all well and good but you need it to be efficient as well and the TRX40 Aorus Xtreme promises smoothness to go along with the raw power.

Gigabyte TRX40 AOrus Xtreme Preview  

We have always been big fans of Armor coverings here at OC3D. Not only does it have a practical benefit in thermal terms, but it makes the motherboard and therefore your system look like a homogenous whole rather than a collection of disparate elements.

Gigabyte TRX40 AOrus Xtreme Preview  

With so much power available from the power phases, and required by the 3rd Generation Threadripper CPUs as well as the PCI Express 4.0 devices it is no surprise that Gigabyte have gone all in on ensuring that every element of the Aorus Xtreme has been designed to dissipate heat as effectively as possible. From heatsinks to heat pipes to the Thermal Armor itself, the Aorus Xtreme has you covered in the best possible manner. We can't wait to see how it performs in our testing.

Gigabyte TRX40 AOrus Xtreme Preview  

Transferring the heat smoothly across the PCB is one thing, but you don't want the back side of your motherboard to get overly hot and to this end the TRX40 Aorus Xtreme follows the trend we first saw on Gigabyte's X570 Aorus Xtreme by utilising the NanoCarbon coated aluminium baseplate.

Gigabyte TRX40 AOrus Xtreme Preview  

Although the Thermal Armor has obvious aesthetic benefits it is primarily about lowering the temperature across the components as much as possible for peak performance and longevity reasons. If the image below is representative of what we can expect in our testing then the Aorus Xtreme should carry on the good work of the X570 version.

Gigabyte TRX40 AOrus Xtreme Preview  

M.2 drives have rapidly become the go to storage option, and the inclusion of PCI Express 4.0 has only enhanced the already eye-opening transfer speeds available into 5GB/s and faster territory. With so much calculation performance available from the Threadripper CPUs the kind of creations you'll make will use up a lot of capacity and so it's good to have four M.2 slots built into the Aorus Xtreme PCB. If that isn't enough though...

Gigabyte TRX40 AOrus Xtreme Preview  

Although it's unlikely that you'll run out of slots built in to the PCB, if you're a particularly heavy user or require biblical amounts of storage capacity then you'll appreciate the included add in card which gives you even more M.2 ports and, thanks to the use of an actively cooled solution, guarantee that your transfer speeds will always be at their peak.

Gigabyte TRX40 AOrus Xtreme Preview  

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Most Recent Comments

11-11-2019, 09:16:01

That boards is gorgeous !Quote

11-11-2019, 09:48:42

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

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

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