Gigabyte TRX40 Aorus Xtreme Review
Published: 25th November 2019 | Source: Gigabyte | Price: |
We love the consistency and security that a cable provides, and with dual 10GbE potential it is likely that the only home networking solution that can utilise all this bandwidth is one that requires Cat 6a or Cat 7 cabling. If you've got the setup that can take advantage of it, the Aorus Xtreme will bring jaw dropping throughput to your home network.
However much you might like the security and consistency that a wired network connection provides, the realities of life is that wireless is the easist way to connect the host of devices that litter our homes. To this end the TRX40 carries on from the abilities of the X570 chipset by using the Intel WiFi 6 technology which is based around the 802.11ax technology with plenty of bandwidth for all your requirements.
The Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme utilises the Realtek ALC1220-VB and ESS Sabre DAC combination that has proven so successful and reliable every time we've heard it. This might be a motherboard for the performance freaks but there is no compromise for people who want great audio too.
The Aorus Xtreme isn't only about giving you epic amounts of performance potential but the Gigabyte RGB Fusion 2.0 is in place to let you turn your system into an approximation of the Blackpool Illuminations.
When DDR4 first appeared the speeds available followed the old familiar pattern of new DDR technologies in that it wasn't really a significant step up over what had come before. It has, however, been rapidly refined to the point that it crushes DDR3 in every regard and the Aorus Xtreme supports 4400 MHz as XMP and we're sure there is more to come if you're willing to spend the time overclocking.