AMD Capsaicin Event - X399 Motherboards

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    So at the AMD Capsaicin Event there has been a lot of talk about anything Threadripper, which I am sure you just read all about in our preview. X399 however was on display, quite a lot of them....

    AMD Capsaicin Event - X399 Motherboards
     
  2. Picolete

    Picolete Master Guru

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    "Auros", someone f***ed up at Gigabyte
     
  3. AlmondMan

    AlmondMan Master Guru

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    Yeah, they probably thought it was the name for gold that was referred to :p not whatever AORUS is.
     
  4. schmidtbag

    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    Ugh what a boring sea of black and gray. It'd be nice for some variety. I miss the mid 2000s, where blue, red, green, yellow, black, white, and even purple PCBs could be found on motherboards. Not only that but back then there were major differences between each board. These X399 boards don't just look the same but seem function the same with some small differences here and there, like which audio chipset is used.

    At this point it seems the only board worth buying is the one that has the lowest price, because TR isn't going to OC high (where VRM quality hardly matters) and most of the features are from X399 itself and not 3rd party addons.
     
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  5. chispy

    chispy Ancient Guru

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    Asus x399 ROG Zenith eXtreme and the MSI Pro Carbon AC x399 are the best looking boards while the Gigabyte Auros and Asrock Fatality are not that good looking , based on my personal taste and opinion of course. Now let's wait for Hilbert reviews to see which one is the top dog , i bet the Asus ROG x399 Zenith eXtreme will take the crown ;) .

    Look at all those M.2 NVMe slots :eek: thanks to the massive 64 pcie 3.0 lanes ... hardware porn indeed !
     
  6. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    ASUS Prime X399-A would be my choice at this time.
     
  7. chispy

    chispy Ancient Guru

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    Good choice my friend , looking forward to your new TR build :) and please post lots of pictures and bench numbers :thumbup:
     
  8. reix2x

    reix2x Master Guru

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    Word! :thumbup:
     
  9. ThirdMile

    ThirdMile New Member

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    NewEgg has preorders up for some of the motherboards along with price.
    They begin at $350.
     
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    vdelvec Member Guru

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    That Threadripped 1950x and Asus Zenith Extreme will be mine. Worst case scenario if the Zenith if sold out I'll go for th MSI or Auros but I won't dare touch Asrock boards.
     

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