It’s not a secret that AMD will soon officially introduce its own HEDT platform and Threadripper processors, with up to 16 processing cores. In connection with this event, many motherboard manufacturers are eagerly preparing to introduce new models combining a set of system logic AMD X399 and a processor socket SP3r2. One of the first variant of such a “motherboard” was shown by the Taiwanese company Gigabyte Technology – Gigabyte X399 Aorus Gaming 7.
Motherboard Gigabyte X399 Aorus Gaming 7 in general repeats the model X299 Aorus Gaming 7, designed for Intel LGA2066 processors. The novelty is equipped with eight slots for installing DDR4 memory, supports installation of up to five PCI Express 3.0 x16 expansion cards, and three solid-state M.2 drives.
Interestingly, the documentation for this board specifies the possibility of creating multi-GPU links from four video cards operating in the x16 + x16 + x16 + x16 mode. Based on this, AMD Threadripper processors can support the operation of 64 lines of PCI Express 3.0 interface, rather than 44 lines as previously thought.
On the rear panel there is a set of USB Type-A ports of different generations, one USB Type-C, a set of audio connectors, a Gigabit network interface RJ45, and a PS / 2 connector. For connection of traditional 2.5 / 3.5-inch drives there are eight SATA 6 Gb / s ports. Among other features of the board is the Realtek ALC1220 audio codec, the presence of LED RGB-backlighting and CPU power from one four- and one eight-pin connectors.
Recall that the official announcement of AMD Threadripper processors should be held tomorrow, at a special press conference within the framework of Computex 2017.