Gigabyte TRX40 Aorus Xtreme Preview

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With such a premium price point and design the TRX40 Aorus Xtreme box is everything you would imagine. The blissful combination of simple black with a chromatic reflective logo and product name. The definition of our belief that the higher up the range you go the more minimalist the packaging design becomes. If you're buying the Aorus Xtreme you do so because of the features, not a box replete with feature boxes.

Gigabyte TRX40 AOrus Xtreme Preview  
Gigabyte TRX40 AOrus Xtreme Preview  

As you would expect from such a premium motherboard the Aorus Xtreme has every single accessory you could possibly imagine and many that you look at and wonder what it's for. There are oodles of cables, clips, ties and things. If the merit of a motherboard can be judged in how much you get in the box before you see the PCB, then the Aorus Xtreme runs off into the hills with the gold medal.

Gigabyte TRX40 AOrus Xtreme Preview  

Beneath the manual is the Aorus Gen4 AIC adaptor which has a 5mm pure copper heatsink, double ball bearing fan and thermals pads to keep the four M.2 drives it can take running at their best efficiency. There is even a one click RAID option if the regular 5 GB/s speed of PCI Express 4.0 drives doesn't quite sate your bandwidth desires.

Gigabyte TRX40 AOrus Xtreme Preview  

Belowe the shiny shroud are four M.2 sockets with large copper heatsinks helping disperse any heat generated so that the blower fan can do it's thing and keep your fast drives working at their premium throughput levels. It is a nice step up from a plain PCB that requires some awkward case fan placement to give the best airflow.

Gigabyte TRX40 AOrus Xtreme Preview  
Gigabyte TRX40 AOrus Xtreme Preview  

We won't show you all the cables but the ones here should at least give you an indication of how much attention to detail has been put into the accessories as well as the PCB. Right angled connections, thick tightly-grouped braiding. Very nice indeed.

Gigabyte TRX40 AOrus Xtreme Preview  
Gigabyte TRX40 AOrus Xtreme Preview  

As we saw earlier the antenna provided with the Aorus Xtreme come with a magnetic base and two angles to give you the full WiFi potential without any signal drop out. They are a long way from the plan "screw it in" pencil thin ones that normally come with motherboards.

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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