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GIGABYTE X399 Designare EX Motherboard Review (Page 1)

GIGABYTE X399 Designare EX Motherboard Review

GIGABYTE's X399 Designare EX motherboard for AMD Ryzen Threadripper Socket TR4 processors gets tested as we see if it's one to consider or not.

By Steven Bassiri from Oct 26, 2017 @ 15:55 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Introduction

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GIGABYTE launched a sole X399 motherboard for AMD's Threadripper CPUs at launch. However, other vendors didn't do much better. As the high-end desktop market is quite niche, motherboard vendors typically only put out a few high-end motherboards for the new sockets. At X399 launch, most of the motherboards we saw were aimed at gamers, they have tons of RGB LEDs, gaming NICs, and looked like gaming motherboards. However, that isn't what the X399 platform is about.

The X399 platform is about power, workstation power, productivity power, and while gaming falls within the abilities of the X399 platform, it's not the only thing the platform is about. That is why GIGABYTE went back to the drawing board and designed the X399 Designare EX, GIGABYTE's second X399 motherboard designed to improve on their first.

Let's take a look.

Specifications

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The X399 Designare EX features a dual Intel NICs, USB 3.1, triple M.2 slots, support for 4-way multi-GPU, a Thunderbolt 3 GPIO header, Wireless AC, and high-end audio.

Pricing

The X399 Designare EX will cost $399.99.

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