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AMD Ryzen Threadripper Motherboards to be Showcased on July 25th

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AMD is organizing the "Meet the Experts" webinar, which will focus on AMD's upcoming Ryzen Threadripper motherboard designs and offerings from AMD partners. As we inch closer to AMD's HEDT X399 platform launch, we've gotten confirmation from AMD on Threadripper's specs and pricing. However, the actual motherboards where you're expected to sit your awe-inducing 12 and 16-core processors have largely been absent from the show.

And since AMD knows that processors without a motherboard don't really equate to anything much, the company has invited ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and ASRock to detail at least some of their X399 motherboards. So far, the motherboards we have some info are the GIGABYTE X399 AORUS Gaming 7 (which has 5x PCIe x16 slots, no PCIe x1 slots, and 3x M.2 slots in an ATX form-factor); the ASUS X399 ROG ZENITH EXTREME (EATX, 4x PCIe x16 slots, 1x PCIe x1 slots, and 2x M.2 slots); the ASROCK X399 Professional Gaming (ATX, 4x PCIe x16 slots, 1x PCIe x1 slots, and 3x M.2 slots); and finally, the ASROCK X399 TAICHI, which counts with the usual ATX form-factor, and offers 4x PCIe x16 slots, 1x PCIe x1 slots, and 3x M.2 slots. All of these seem to be marketed toward gamer enthusiasts, though we'll see some increasingly workstation-geared motherboards closer to or after the launch.



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the ROG version looks damn sexy imo
 
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I love how some HEDT motherboards look, but it's hard for me to justify buying something like this.
 
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hope a dual socket board comes out.
 

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hope a dual socket board comes out.
Just look at the socket size. There is no space for two sockets, even on a eATX motherboard.
You could buy Epyc, if you really need the power.
 
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hope a dual socket board comes out.
not for threadripper tho, apparently there will be no 2p mobo iirc (well it's a 1p CPU)... for Naple/Epyc, they are 1p and 2p, since server hardware it's kinda obvious.

:ohwell: not even Intel give that to consumer, X99/X299 based i7 are 1P also (nope 2p and more Xeon based system does not count, they wouldn't be on non server chipset anyway )

tho it would be nice for cruncher ...
 
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Just look at the socket size. There is no space for two sockets, even on a eATX motherboard.
You could buy Epyc, if you really need the power.
Yep, still, I will hope. :cool:
 
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I was visually impaired, it would seem. Too many years looking vertically through the PCIe ports will do that to a person, apparently =) Thanks, updated.
edit : My Bad, it already states the gigabyte has 3 M2 slots.
 

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I was visually impaired, it would seem. Too many years looking vertically through the PCIe ports will do that to a person, apparently =) Thanks, updated.
Not just you, the source made the same mistake, so it wasn't specifically pointing fingers towards you.
 
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I love how some HEDT motherboards look, but it's hard for me to justify buying something like this.
I agree and in my opinion it's because of the symmetry of the ram slots. This is why I love the look of my Big Bang X2 MSI board that my 5 year old daughter uses
 
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Gigabyte designer: And as you can see, with this layout we can have five PCI-E 16x slots, three M.2 slots for laptop NVMe drives AND lots of RGB lights!

Gigabyte customer: And what if I want to hook up a desktop NVMe drive? Where's the U.2 port(s)? I can't just fill the PCI-E slots with SSDs because I want to put my GPUs there.

Gigabyte designer: ... lots of RGB lights!
 
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There is a big promotional push for Infinity Fabric, so 2P systems will come to the market eventually. Not for HEDT Threadripper w/ Socket TR4, but for server-oriented EPYC(Naples) w/ Socket SP3.

AMD has spent lots of R&D budget on it, they already had a 2P demo during Naples showcase earlier this year. Plus, quite recently AMD most likely forced it's partners under death threats and airsoft guns to do confessional testimonials like this one:

And there are already tons of preview benchmarks on the net to assume that dual-socket boards are already in production, and are very-very close to general public release. Though, I'm not sure if it will be available in conventional form-factors like e-ATX and XL-ATX.
 
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MSI was invited but didn't make it? :wtf:
 
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MSI was invited but didn't make it? :wtf:
Probably because the couldn't figure out a way of cramming enough nikos mosfets on their X399 lineup to feed the glorious ThreadRipper.
 

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Gigabyte designer: And as you can see, with this layout we can have five PCI-E 16x slots, three M.2 slots for laptop NVMe drives AND lots of RGB lights!

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Gigabyte designer: ... lots of RGB lights!
Who the fuck uses U.2. and where are these magical drives that you must have? Intel were the only ones that had a U.2 drive.
 
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I like what I am seeing of these X399 boards. I would like to see more SATA ports but 8 is fairly standard. I'd like to see 10 or 12. Also, since Intel has supposedly been working to make Thunderbolt more accessible it would be nice to see Thunderbolt support but that might never happen and there is no real need of it. Still when I think of HEDT, I think everything but the kitchen sink not just more PCIe lanes then mainstream boards.

I'm expecting these boards to start at about ~$280.
 
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