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AMD has launched its new Ryzen Threadripper 7000 and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 series CPUs, with TRX50 and WRX90 motherboards now out in the wild. TRX50 motherboards are what HEDT systems will be built with, and now we have some US pricing on the ASUS, ASRock, and GIGABYTE TRX50-based boards.
ASUS has its new PRO WS TRX50-SAGE WIFI motherboard at the higher-end of the TRX50 motherboard pricing spectrum, with a cost of $899. Under that, we've got the ASRock TRX50 WS motherboard for $799, and finally, the GIGABYTE TRX50 AERO D motherboard for $599.
You can buy AMD's monster new Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series CPUs already, but the motherboards won't be launching until December. If you want the even higher-end WRX90 motherboards, then you'll be waiting a little while longer again. The Ryzen Threadripper 7980X flagship 64-core, 128-thread CPU will cost you $4999... meanwhile, the TRX50 motherboards max out with the $899 ASUS PRO WX TRX50-SAGE WIFI.
ASUS has a super limited edition ROG Maximus Z790 Hero EVA-02 Edition, which is inspired by the popular anime series "Evangelion,"... but the company has misprinted the word, spelling it "Evangenlion"... oops, big oops.
ASUS recently launched the new motherboard alongside a family of EVA-02 series PC components, with the $700+ motherboard out in the wild and consumers finding the typo sitting on their motherboard forever. The other ASUS products in the EVA-02 series of PC components include the Evangelion motherboard, graphics card, power supplies, and even a wicked-styled case.
The typo on the board is to the left of the display on the motherboard and to the left of the CPU socket. It will be covered up once the motherboard is installed into the case and the rear fan is installed... but that's not good enough. How many people did this motherboard go through before it was manufactured and shipped to consumers? 10? 15? 30 people? Sheesh.
With the launch of the 14th Gen Intel Core CPU series that includes the new flagship Intel Core i9-14900K, we've seen a notable increase in PC performance - down to memory and storage. Colorful Technology Company Limited, creator of high-performance graphics cards, motherboards, all-in-one solutions, and storage, has just announced two stylish, feature-packed motherboards for the 14th Gen Intel Core CPU range.
The COLORFUL iGame Z790D5 FLOW in white sports "wave-shaped cooling armor" and overall aesthetics inspired by the movement of water and the flow of waves. This design can be seen on everything from heatsinks to the patterns on the PCB. The COLORFUL iGame Z790D5 ULTRA, also in white, features holographic flourishes to match COLORFUL's ULTRA series of graphics cards. Plus, RGB lighting on its chipset heatsink.
Outside of clear differences in the overall aesthetics, both motherboards feature near identical specs and come equipped with an 18+1+1 power phase (90A Dr.MOS) design, Aerospace-Grade Tantalum Capacitors, and DDR5 memory support that can reach 8200MT/s (OC) speeds thanks to using 30μm gold-plated contacts.
MSI stepped into an interesting direction with its Project Zero motherboards, cleaning the front of them of all of their power plugs and moving them to the back of the board, and now a new Z790 Project Zero motherboard is baking in the oven.
The company has been collaborating with DIY-APE on the recent B760 and B650 chipsets. Now MSI is stepping up into the Z790 Project Zero, which will be capable of housing Intel's new 14th Gen Core "Raptor Lake Refresh" processors, including the new flagship Core i9-14900K chip.
MSI's upcoming Z790 Project Zero motherboard will feature a solid brushed silver and black theme, with high-end VRMs for those power-hungry Core processors and 4 x DDR5 DIMM slots. There are 4 expansion slots here: 3 x PCIe x16 and 1 x PCIe x1, as well as 4 x M.2 slots: 1 x Gen5 x4, 3 x Gen4 x4. The company uses an aluminum heatsink design that covers the entire front of the motherboard, which looks cool. Highlighted by the fact that there are zero -- pun intended -- power connectors or front I/O cables connected to the Z790 Project Zero motherboard. That's all on the back, folks.
We got to check out MSI's new 'Project Zero' range of motherboards at Computex 2023 earlier this year, and when paired with the company's compact and stylish Project Zero compatible case and new slimline GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs, it was hard not to be impressed.
Like initiatives from ASUS and GIGABYTE, Project Zero looks to redesign the traditional PC motherboard by placing all of the connectors (the stuff that needs cables) to the underside of the motherboard. The result is a cleaner and more eye-catching build - especially in the age of PC cases with tempered glass panels.
The good news is that it looks like the launch is right around the corner, with product pages with full specs and details for two Micro-ATX Project Zero motherboards popping up online - the MSI B650M PROJECT ZERO for AM5 Ryzen 7000 Series processors from AMD and the MSI B760M PROJECT ZERO for LGA1700 Intel Core 14th, 13th, and 12th Gen CPUs.
ASRock has just the WRX90 and TRX50 motherboard release train, announcing their new WRX90 WS EVO and TRX50 WS motherboards that are ready for AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper 7000 and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000WX series CPUs.
The company has created its new motherboards to support either 4-channel or 8-channel DDR5 RAM, supporting up to 1TB/2TB DDR5 ECC RDIMM memory, PCIe 5.0 connectivity, server-grade storage expansion including Slim-SAS and MCIO, super-fast 10GbE networking, and so much more.
ASRock said that its new WRX90 and TRX50 motherboards would give you the ultimate performance for almost every application, such as content creation, video rendering, high-end workstations,, and even AI machine learning.
We've already seen early teases of GIGABYTE's upcoming TRX50 AERO-D motherboard, but now ASUS has its official announcement of the ASUS Pro WS TRX50-SAGE WIFI motherboard, which handles AMD's new families of Ryzen Threadripper 7000 and Threadripper PRO 7000 series CPUs.
The new ASUS Pro WS TRX50-SAGE motherboard can handle the flagship Threadripper PRO 7995WX processor, which features 96 cores and 192 threads of mind-boggling processing power. If you want the HEDT-focused Ryzen Threadripper 7980X processor, you'll get 64 cores and 128 threads of HEDT power inside of your system.
ASUS also provides 5 x PCIe x16 slots, with 3 of them being PCIe 5.0 compatible, so you can install a bunch of high-end SSDs on Gen5 connectors for some 64GB/sec SSD action. ASUS includes 10GbE and 2.5GbE networking ports here, as well as support for SlimSAS NVMe technology. Power-wise, we've got a 36-phase VRM design, with two fans on each side -- keeping those VRMs nice and cool when you're powering a 64-core or even 96-core CPU. There's also DDR5 memory here in quad-channel, thanks to it not being a consumer board, with ECC memory support.
AMD just announced its new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX series CPUs alongside its new HEDT-destined Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series CPUs. The former offers up to a blistering 96 cores and 192 threads of Zen 4 processing power, while the HEDT-focused chip features up to 64 cores and 128 threads of Threadripping power.
Both of AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series CPUs are compatible with the new TRX50 chipset. At the same time, AMD has the new WRX90 chipset for ridiculously high-end workstations and servers that want every single drip and drop of performance, features, PCIe lanes, and more that the more expensive CPU + motherboard combo offers.
But for the HEDT market, which is much stronger and more passionate -- with the money to spend on a HEDT workstation -- this new TRX50 chipset mixed with a super-fast new thread-heavy CPU from AMD, then the new GIGABYTE TRX50 AERO D motherboard will be a treat.
ASUS is working on a wide range of new ROG Z790 motherboards, ready for Intel's upcoming 14th Gen Core "Raptor Lake Refresh" processors that are right around the corner, led by the new flagship Core i9-14900K processor.
We already knew of the new ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 motherboards in recent leaks. Still, now we're getting some new photos of the ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Formula, ROG Maximus Z790 APEX Encore, and the new ROG Strix Z790 motherboards that will work with the new Raptor Lake Refresh CPUs from Intel.
ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Formula motherboard: we have an interesting "ROG Water-Cooling Zone" that lets you hook a liquid cooling loop directly into the motherboard. This will water-cool the super-hot VRMs that are being pushed to the max when you're overclocking your Core i9-14900K processor on this board.
I don't think it's a surprise to anyone out there who keeps up with the latest leaks and news in the technology industry, the secret? Intel is launching its new 14th Gen Core "Raptor Lake Refresh" CPUs on October 14, and now GIGABYTE is coming to the party with some new Z790 motherboards that confirm Intel's new 14th Gen Core processors.
GIGABYTE has been requesting that reviewers don't show any details of Intel's upcoming 14th Gen Core "Raptor Lake Refresh" processors on the packaging or the motherboards themselves. But, the internet being the internet means that didn't happen exactly how GIGABYTE would've hoped, and now we have some leaks confirming Raptor Lake Refresh chips aren't too far away at all now.
You can see in the image above that Overclock3D has the new GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS PRO X motherboard in-house, but they've hidden the 14th Gen Core CPU part out of the top right.