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GIGABYTE X399 AORUS Extreme ready for next-gen Threadripper

GIGABYTE unveils its new X399 AORUS Extreme, works with Threadripper 2000WX series CPUs and costs $500

By: Anthony Garreffa from Aug 4, 2018 @ 18:21 CDT

GIGABYTE has just announced their flagship X399 motherboard that is fully prepared and laden with features ready for AMD's upcoming next-gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs.

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The new GIGABYTE X399 AORUS Extreme motherboard will support the new Threadripper 2990WX which is AMD's upcoming 32C/64T flagship second-gen TR processor that has a TDP of up to 250W. GIGABYTE is using a heavily improved cooling system on the X399 AORUS Extreme, with 10+3 phase PWM supply that gets its power through not one, but two 8-pin EPS connectors.

There are 8 x DDR4 DIMM slots on the GIGABYTE X399 AORUS Extreme, 6 x SATA 6Gbps ports, 3 x M.2 slots (which are cooled by GIGABYTE's M.2 heat sinks), 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, and 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot. There's 64 PCIe lanes thanks to Threadripper, so GIGABYTE is preparing for anyone to throw the kitchen sink at this motherboard with connectivity options galore.

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We're looking at a $500 price tag on the GIGABYTE X399 AORUS Extreme, and closer to $1850-$2000 for the flagship Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX when it launches soon.

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