Gigabyte TRX40 Aorus Xtreme Review
Published: 25th November 2019 | Source: Gigabyte | Price: |
Gigabyte TRX40 Aorus Xtreme
AMD Ryzen Threadripper TR 3960X
G.Skill Trident Z 3600 MHz
Corsair Vengeance RGB 4600 MHz
Corsair MP500 M.2 - OS Drive
Aorus PCIE4 NVME - Storage Speed Tests
Nvidia RTX 2080Ti
Corsair ML Fans
Naturally when you have this many cores available, the need to overclock it is greatly reduced. Partly because it's so powerful already, but partly because getting 24 cores to overclock without abusing your cooling solution or finding one core that isn't so happy to be pushed is asking a lot. However, overclocking all 24 cores is certainly possible and we managed to extract 4.3 GHz from the TR 3960X.
It is worth noting that the new Agesa update which improved the single threaded performance, coupled to the excellence of the prioritised cores and selective turbo work brilliantly at stock and are over-ridden when you manually overclock. Thus in those few tests we have which test the single threaded performance individually will see better results at stock than overclocked.
As Gigabyte weren't party to the last minute AMD BIOS updates we're delighted at how well the Aorus Xtreme overclocked and this will only improve in time as the new updates smooth off what few rough edges there are. Gigabyte deserve credit for having a BIOS which is so capable even in this early form.
Enough of the look at the Aorus Xtreme, how does it perform?