Gigabyte Teases Next-Gen Aorus Threadripper Motherboard

Gigabyte Teases Next-Gen Aorus Threadripper Motherboard

Gigabyte Teases Next-Gen Aorus Threadripper Motherboard

AMD has promised to release their next-generation Threadripper processors this month, bringing the lineup into the Ryzen 3rd Generation/Zen 2 fold. 

With this will come a staggering generational improvement, thanks to Zen 2’s heightened efficiency, IPC boost and AMD’s new multi-chip design. How do we know this? We have seen this happen with AMD’s EPYC second-generation products, and Threadripper is basically a scaled-down EPYC.   

Gigabyte’s Aorus sub-brand has started teasing a new Threadripper motherboard, complete with what appears to be four PCIe 16x lanes, a whopping eight SATA ports and a quad-channel memory configuration that supports two DIMMs per channel. The CPU side of this motherboard requires twin 8-pin CPU/EPS connections and has a 6-pin PCIe power connector at the base of the motherboard for supplementary PCIe power. 

Like other leaked next-generation Threadripper motherboards, which are said to be called TRX40 motherboards (see ASRock TRX40 Taichi leak here), we can see that Gigabyte has given their latest Threadripper motherboard a huge VRM heatsink, which points towards high TDP processors. 
 

Gigabyte Teases Next-Gen Aorus Threadripper Motherboard  
Looking at this motherboard, we can see that the chipset heatsink contains a vent, suggesting that there is a fan underneath it. This suggests that this motherboard isn’t using an X399 chipset. This is a clear sign of a new chipset and PCIe 4.0 support, giving this board a passing similarity to AMD’s PCIe 4.0 compliant X570 series motherboards.  

Gigabyte Teases Next-Gen Aorus Threadripper Motherboard  
AMD is expected to reveal its next-generation Threadripper series processors soon. 

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