AMD Partners Bring Ryzen Threadripper Motherboards
AMD’s hardware partners have launched a set of motherboards for the Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. Based on X399 Platform and a TR4 socket that offers 14 cores and 32 threads. All of the motherboards are top tier premium grade products targeted at gaming enthusiasts, professional gamers and ‘prosumers’.
ASUS launched three Extended ATX boards for power users, gaming enthusiasts and professional consumers featuring their exclusive one-touch intelligent overclocking, smart cooling control, state of the art connectivity and upgraded RGB lighting.
Zenith extreme is the top tier motherboard with a 10Gbps LAN, custom provision for liquid cooling. Followed by the X399-A, which is similar to the zenith, minus the extras like a separate m.2 slot and a different onboard audio processor.
Lastly, for gamers, they launched the X399-E keeping in mind streaming, extra RGB zones for viewing pleasure and of course, gaming specific slots. ROG Zenith extreme is available for $550 on Newegg.
ASROCK launched two motherboards: X399 Fatality for professional gaming with plenty of expansion options and 10Gbps base T-LAN. Alternatively, X399 Taichi which mainly differs in having Dual Intel Gigabit LAN and on board audio system like the ‘Purity Sound’ processor. With price tags of $440 and $340 for Fatal1ty and Taichi respectively.
MSI launched a single board ‘X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC’ with massive 10+ DrMOS MOSFET design caps, for efficient power management under peak loads and improved overclocking. It also supports fully exchangeable heatsink covers and X-Mounting accessories to support 3D printing and modding. Including the “MYSTIC LIGHT” RGB LEDs, all of this and similar feature to other boards for $380.
GIGABYTE also launched a single motherboard called X399 AORUS GAMING 7 having similar hardware features to its competitors except a different on board audio processor, network adapter (LAN) with safe guard features, Intel’s Bluetooth device. This one’s available on Newegg for $390 with a free HyperX cloud stereo gaming headset.