One of the most advanced motherboards on the market gets us a closer look - the mother GIGABYTE Become the HEDT Queen in the Kingdom of AMD?
The same chassis named TR4 was born last year when it launched AMD Extreme platform equivalent to Intel's LGA2066, one that supports a huge amount of memory in four channels and processors with higher cores than 8. The first generation of AMD rule Processors Such asRYZEN Threadripper 1950X, the first desktop processor with 16 cores that was launched in a price tag of 999 dollars.
It was a real revolution, and one that forced it Intel Surprisingly and in a slightly dangerous way to allocate more models of Processors Which you will find on servers and quickly recruit them to the desktop market. In this operation the brand was born Core i9.
In an article we wrote recently Not long ago we noted that one of the effects of immediate and rapid increase in the number of cores available in processors is the risk that the existing motherboards and receive a new generation software update are not well built to deal with those advanced processors, Motherboard Which was designed for an 100W processor would not be happy if it sat in a processor cradle that needed 150W.
This was not only true for Intel's new LGA1151, which began with 6 cores and advanced to 8 cores, but also to the supercomputers such as TR4 AMD Which started with 16 cores and smart resolution of AMD 32 went up to cores in a half-generation leap.
The first flagship of the TR4 GIGABYTE hardware manufacturer was the AORUS Gaming 7 motherboard, with a motherboard that included a fairly high voltage stabilization system considering what we saw so far in the tables Intel.
This system has dealt fairly well with the 1950X even above its default frequencies, which is not an easy task given that in certain scenarios the power consumption of this processor can also exceed the 250W bar.
When launched AMD Another generation of Threadripper processors that also includes 24 and 32 cores for many of us was clear that there might be a problem here. The main problem is that in contrast to frequencies and low heat emission in them Processors These usually run on servers, here there is a desire to serve top end customers who must have proper performance in a variety of software and games.
God-Threadripper 2990WX recently launched is a power hungry 32 processor that has already been recorded as a huge consumer of electricity, the kind that 400W will also pass through to the heat sink as a heat energy that needs to be cooled.
GIGABYTE answers the challenge quickly develops Motherboard Has improved capabilities in all possible categories. It uses feedback from the ambitious audience and produces what we believe is its most advanced motherboard in recent years.
Meet the best of GIGABYTE
The Xerox is the most prestigious motherboard in all current motherboard series GIGABYTE, At least for now. Its recommended price is NIS 2,500 - a particularly respectable amount.
The amount of peripheral equipment you receive in the box is adequate for an extrimistic product. There are bridges SLI, Temperature measuring diodes, a variety of manuals and operating instructions.
Here are some facts about the XXXUMX AORUS XTREME: This motherboard is in the E-ATX standard because it exceeds the normal ATX width by about 399 centimeters. The height of this motherboard is standard and stands at 3 inches, like that of a standard ATX board. This motherboard was engineered and designed after GIGABYTE learned that Processors Owners of more than 16 cores are on the way to the consumer.
The rear outputs of this motherboard are 7.1 channel audio, 3 network ports, one of which is at an amazing 10 gigabit speed. There are also 10 USB ports, all of which are in the 3.1 standard. One type-C and one standard USB port is the Gen 2 standard, which doubles the traffic of its predecessor. It is the most advanced USB array of GIGABYTE it's always been like this.
The antenna screwing is for WiFi purposes in the AC standard with a maximum speed of 867Mbps. As well as Bluetooth In the 4.2 standard.
The back of the motherboard has decided GIGABYTE Place both the power button and the reset button.
Apropos Bios, at the bottom of the motherboard There are some of the tools used by technicians and ambitious in monitoring faults and dealing with Overclocking. Among these tools you can find a switch that replaces two installed BIOS chips, so that if settings do not allow proper boot, you can always switch to the second bus. There is also a Safe boot switch that allows uploading in secure and known settings to create stability. In addition to these, there is an LCD monitor that will stop on a specific number if there is an error in a certain component, and according to the user manual you can know where the problem is.
I think that it would be smarter to place the power button and reset the BIOS, as well as the REST button. I think it is always worthwhile for the ease of use to place all these buttons together.
This is, in my opinion, the most important part of this motherboard, and the biggest improvement done in the labs GIGABYTE In order to bring such a product.
The processor power supply system should be the best if it is designed for an 32 processor with high frequency cores for end users, Overclocking.
Here she chose GIGABYTE In a fairly solid system. Of course she is technically not the craziest they could choose, not even within the limit of space they have on this motherboard. The system includes 2 voltage controllers when one is connected to 3 steps and the other is connected to 10 steps. All of the same type as the International Rectifier result and rated to a maximum current of 50A. B-GIGABYTE The system is rated at 650A, which is of course the maximum current but it is important to understand that the processing cores are allocated "500" only.
A typical CPU stream such as 1950X stands for 150A at heavy rendering, for example. In processors like 2970WX with the core 24, the electrical current easily reaches 250A at maximum effort. The 2990WX with the 32 cores maximum current during effort can reach 325A or more. There is a clear and obvious need for an electrical system such as the one on this motherboard to properly handle 2990WX.
The fact that a set-up phase is set to 50A does not mean that it should work in this stream, because, just like power supplies, there is an efficiency graph in which the 50% reaches a peak, a percentage of efficiency that goes quite significantly even with the X399 XTREME using 2990WX, His ability to cope with Overclocking.
The same stabilizer system will emit heat and I am very happy that GIGABYTE takes it very seriously. It's the closest design to the body Cooling Perfect for stress stabilizers today. Aluminum fans have become something that is rarely encountered today in systems Cooling Motherboards. The surface area is enormous and the bottom is made of brass with a pipe as well. body Cooling Such a specially ventilated package can quietly handle 30W and more only from the power stabilizer system. Use of my body Cooling As we meet in the tables Z390 For example, it would have caused the panel to be shut down in a matter of seconds with effort, no doubt.
There is also a bonus, behind this heat sink there are two fans who take care to throw cold air directly on the area for extra Cooling.
Of course, this is a motherboard for the consumer, and it is possible that the consumer is also a gamer,GIGABYTE Take care of aesthetics and as one who is not considered a great admirer of the trend -RGB For everything, I have to admit that here it was done with great elegance and thought of design. Perhaps theRGB On the X399 XTREME is the most beautiful I have come across so far.
A few summary words about this motherboard. We were very impressed with the level of engineering demonstrated by GIGABYTE and the fast and proper response to the customer considering the construction of advanced processing system based on 24 processor or 32 cores of AMD. There is nothing missing on such motherboard, and owners of 24 cores and less can also dream about Overclocking Real without fear of dissolving the motherboard, which is said very seriously.
We are in a strange period in the world of processors and motherboards, a time when a processor alone consumes hundreds of watts during an effort and needs to have hardware suitable for the task. Perhaps soon when the 7 nanometer generation will come into play the winds will ease slightly and the power efficiency will rise significantly. Until then, there is a real need for engineering monsters to deal with what appears to be a multi-resident server within a single processor.