Review: Gigabyte TRX40 Aorus Xtreme

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    With all that mega-core galore on the Threadripper 3000 processor releases, a new baby chipset has been born, T-Rex, aka TRX40. In this review we check out the loaded TRX40 Aorus Xtreme from Gigabyte....

    Review: Gigabyte TRX40 Aorus Xtreme
     
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  2. nizzen

    nizzen Maha Guru

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    Nice review!

    This must be the most clean board ever :) The one to get!
     
  3. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Nice board but that pricing though...
     
  4. DeskStar

    DeskStar Maha Guru

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    You get what you pay for.

    I'd say gigabyte has made a complete 180 these days. Always been an Asus purchaser myself.

    Loving my Xtreme 570 Aorus.
     
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  5. DeskStar

    DeskStar Maha Guru

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    Loving the review as always @Hilbert Hagedoorn .

    Man those numbers on the memory throughput!.!.!! WHOLLY WOWO!?!?!

    I will be upgrading in a few years once again and the future is soooooo looking bright!.!.! "Going to have to find them shades baby....!!"
     
  6. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    It's a halo product. What do you expect?
     
  7. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    As HH mentioned in his review trx40 boards can be found at 400$ range. This is just too much.
     
  8. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    This board like the Asus Zenith is a halo product. Like a "Kingpin" GTX/RTX card. Remember there are $700 Z390's and X570"s out there too when most of those boards are priced $200-300.
     
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  9. nizzen

    nizzen Maha Guru

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    The 32core is not to much? :p

    It depends on what features you "need"
    2x intel 10Gbit lan isn't cheap.

    I bought x399 with 10Gbit lan a few years ago because I have 10GB lan. Asrock x399 pro works like a champ, and crunching F@h all day long :)
     
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  10. kakiharaFRS

    kakiharaFRS Master Guru

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    considered this but dislike
    -nevermind it's an XL-ATX not an E-ATX so the 90° connectors are a great feature
    - the usual awful nvme emplacements (between pcie slots is really bad for heat and remember this is a pcie 4.0 motherboard those nvme are going to get hot)
    - m2.c doesn't only disable two satas this time but 4 (a new record) sata 4,5,6,7 go down with an nvme drive
    - two satas are asmedia as explained in another thread on my z390 they have HDD slow random read on high end SSDs and on goggle I found lots of complaints, those are the sata 8,9 which means that 6 ports are "compromised"

    on the X570 plateform I agree that it was overpriced as there were fine MB for less
    but from what I've seen on the TRX40 motherboards even at 500$ look really cheap, there's no magical super cheaper pcie 4.0 boards, they cut heavily on costs to reach those 400-500, you pay 500 but what you get wouldnt be worth 150 on an older chipset if you get what I mean
    after comparing all the TRX40 I ordered a msi creator which is around 235$ more than the asrock creator but really who wants to put a 1.5-2k cpu on this ?
    https://www.asrock.com/MB/AMD/TRX40 Creator/index.asp (yes it has a top fan)
    not me
    https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/Creator-TRX40/Overview
    price diff isn't much compared to the whole computer price we're talking 5k+ here I won't go into details but the way the msi is designed is way better it's not only looks, you also get a 4x nvme pcie card with the msi that you can raid (will need to win at the lottery for that)

    p.s.
    I'm curious to see if the Corsair-G.Skill gap is still there on my Z390 G.Skill performs massively better than Corsair (got 2 different models same thing) at the exact same (tweaked for comparison) Mhz and timings
    good to know it's "only 400watts" with a 2080ti my 9900k+1080ti currently draw around 500watts lol (including 35watts of rgb not joking)
     
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  11. jura11

    jura11 Ancient Guru

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    Agree its very clean board, features of board are not bad, but come on guys(Asus or ASRock) release board with 7*PCI_E slots and 10*SATA ports and I'm happy guy, something like X299 Sage 10G would be perfect

    Gigabyte boards lately really looks good

    Thanks, Jura
     
  12. DeskStar

    DeskStar Maha Guru

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    Was just going over the scores of the TimeSpy and was wondering how it is that I was able to out perform that of the 3960X with my 3900X?

    https://www.3dmark.com/spy/10035498 With a score of 13,601.

    I just bought my sTRX40 Aorus Xtreme and will be getting my 3960X as soon as that first drop in price comes. "Hopefully" after the landing of the 3990X prices will drop a couple hundred here and there.....

    And thanks for the always epic reviews and writeups!!
     
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    DeskStar Maha Guru

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    And you do get an AIC with the Aorus Xtreme for four more m.2 connections. And if you end up using the m.2c slot so what if you lose four sata ports of the onboard eight. You have choices on this board if you want to keep it all or use specifically what you want.

    I'm still trying to figure out what people are complaining about regarding this board. Especially the price. CPU'S cost almost double for the lowest denominator as of right now.... I wouldn't feel safe slapping my 1.4-2+K in something that wasn't BALLS OUT to begin with, but that's just my rational thinking I guess.
     
  14. nizzen

    nizzen Maha Guru

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    This is my CPU score: http://www.3dmark.com/spy/9673216 (55. place in Hall of fame) on water

    Timespy don't like too many threads, but loves high memoryperformance (Read: High bandwidth and low memorylatency) . Then it's negative scaling in the CPU test :)
    So Timespy is not the best cpubenchmark for high core count ;)
    [​IMG]
     
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  15. DeskStar

    DeskStar Maha Guru

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    Kick azz run my man!

    I wanted more than nothing to keep on track with Intel, but their "issues" as of late ( to say the least) aren't winning me over at all. And AMD had been knocking it out of the park lately with no signs of slowing down.

    Cost to performance is about to be at another all time low for the next couple of years that is for sure!!

    Win win for us consumers. "Thank you AMD!!"
     

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