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  • TRX40 Aorus Master Gaming Motherboard Review
  • TRX40 Aorus Master Gaming Motherboard Review



    When it comes to high-end motherboard platforms you would expect there to be a no holds barred approach to their design.  For a modern motherboard that means plenty of onboard accessories, a multitude of connectivity options and a way to expand the system in the future.  For the hardware enthusiast that could mean extra expansion slots, options for overclocking and support for the latest technology.  By the timer of this review we have already looked at one TRX40 Threadripper 3 motherboard that really pushed the limit when it came to motherboard design

    This board takes things in a different direction.

    In this review I’ll be showing you the TRX40 Aorus Master Gaming Motherboard.  Aorus is the gaming brand under Gigabyte that combines many of the previous product lines together to create a super board for the aspiring gamer, weekend overclocker and system builder looking for a universal platform to handle it all.

    • Supports 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors
    • Quad Channel ECC/ Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 8 DIMMs
    • 16+3 Phases Infineon Digital VRM Solution with 70A Power Stage
    • Advanced Thermal Design with Fins-Array Heatsink, Heatpipe with Extended Heatsink and NanoCarbon Baseplate
    • AQUANTIA 5GbE LAN and Intel GbE LAN with cFosSpeed
    • 3 Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guards
    • Onboard Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT 5
    • 130dB SNR AMP-UP Audio with High-End ESS SABRE 9218 DAC, ALC1220-VB and WIMA Audio Capacitors
    • USB TurboCharger for Mobile Device Fast Charge Support
    • RGB FUSION 2.0 with Multi-Zone Addressable LED Light Show Design, Support Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips
    • Smart Fan 5 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors, Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP and Noise Detection
    • Front & Rear USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Header
    • Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS Without Installing CPU, Memory and Graphics Card 

    CPU: AMD 3rd Generation Socket sTRX4 Threadripper

    Chipset: AMD TRX40

    Memory Speed: 4400(O.C.) / 4266(O.C.) / 4133(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3866(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) / 3200 / 2933 / 2667 / 2400 / 2133 MHz

    Memory Channel: Quad Channel memory architecture DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 256 GB

    Audio: Realtek ALC4050H codec+1 x Realtek ALC1220-VB codec (Rear audio) / Realtek ALC4050H codec+1 x ESS SABRE9218 DAC chips (Front audio)

    LAN: Aquantia 5GbE LAN chip (5 Gbit/2.5 Gbit/1 Gbit/100 Mbit) (5GLAN) / Intel GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit) (LAN)

    Wireless: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax / BLUETOOTH 5.0

    Expansion Slots: 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1, PCIEX16_2) / 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1, PCIEX8_2) / 1 x PCI Express x1 slot

    Multi-Graphics Technology: NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI and 3-Way/2-Way NVIDIA SLI technologies / Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire and 3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFire technologies

    Storage: 3x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) / 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

    USB: 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports / 1x USB Type-C port / 2x USB 2.0/1.1 ports

    Operating System Support: Windows 10 64-bit

    Form Factor: E-ATX 30.5cm x 26.9cm