Gigabyte Aorus Threadripper 3000 motherboard reveals active cooling and massive VRM

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. DeskStar

    DeskStar Maha Guru

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    Always nice to see new tech making its way to the surface.

    Already bit the proverbial bullet on my newest build and couldn't be happier. 3900X is a beast....
     
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    Man, I haven't seen active cooling on the soutbridge / northbridge for a while. They were pretty commonplace back in the X48 and 750i days (and earlier), but since then, I haven't seen many. Maybe on an Asus TUF board or two.

    On a related note, I miss having Nvidia be in the motherboard business. I was a fan of the Nforce chipsets (particularly the 680i). When Intel forced them out, it was a sad day. Fewer real choices on the market. :(
     
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    Solfaur Ancient Guru

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    Aekold, I'm feeling you man. I actually still have a bricked DFI LANParty nF680I stored in its original box. I have no idea why I've kept it for so long, who knows, maybe some day it will have a value for collectors haha. Anyway, triple RIP - for the nforce chipsets, for the defunct DFI and for the actual dead board (iirc it was due to a bios flash gone wrong...) :p

    OT - I just bought ax570 Aorus Master - it's one amazing board, especially in regards to VRM. So I'd be surprised if Gigabyte won't do a repeat for the new TR motherboards, they really stepped up their game again. They were awesome in the past, then for some years not so much, the're back now!
     
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    DeskStar Maha Guru

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    Still remembered buying two x58 boards 9ne with the NF200 South ridge and one without. Of course the 200 stayed with me...
     
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    Pricing of the new Threadripper boards is going to be very interesting, especially compared to high-end x570.

    I'm also curious to see is Gigabyte will make anything comparable to the upcoming X299X Designare 10G for Threadripper 3K.
     
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    NewTRUMP Order Master Guru

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] I think Darth Vader used this motherboard to stay alive. It's just as ugly anyway.
     
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    I wish we could get some motherboard with passive cooled chipset, like they did with the x570 aorus extreme, i really don't like proprietary fans.... this is one of the features that i would pay extra.
     
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    Completely forgot they even had those on the X58 boards! That was basically the phase out point, it seems.
     
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    My old X38 board, that really should have had a fan over the northbridge despite it using quite a large heatsink with heatpipes, actually got hot enough to burn on touch...
     

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    Yes it was as they offered two models with and without the nf200 south bridge...
     
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    Motherboard I just bought.
     
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    The age of 95watt is over, The time of 1000watt has come.
     
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