Gigabyte announced a new motherboard specifically designed for content creators, the X399 Designare EX.
This motherboard is fully optimized for AMD’s Threadripper. Its eight DIMM slots can be fitted with up to 128GB of 3,600MHz (OC) quad-channel DDR4 memory. The X399 Designare EX also supports four-way SLI or CrossFire graphics card configurations and is equipped with five PCI-E x16 slots—two running at x16, two at x8, and one at x4 .
This motherboard features three M.2 slots with thermal guards and PCI-E and memory slots reinforced with the company's “Ultra Durable Armor.” Other features include dual Intel GbE LAN ports, USB 3.1 Gen2 (Type-C + Type A), 802.11ac wireless + Bluetooth 4.2 server-level chokes, gold plated power connectors, and ALC1220 120dB HD audio with smart headphone amp.
There are a total of nine temperature sensors and eight hybrid fan headers, two of which are dedicated fan / water pump connectors. Gigabyte also bundles its Smart Fan 5 software with this motherboard, which gives you the ability to interchange fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the board.
Gigabyte has embedded RGB LEDs into the overlay on the PCH heatsink that are capable of displaying a number of lighting effects, all controlled by its RGB Fusion software. The X399 Designare EX motherboard is equipped with Digital LED support that allows each LED (up to 300) to be digitally addressable.
Information on pricing and availability is not available at this time.
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|Gigabyte X399 Designare EX
|8 x DDR4 up to 3,600MHz (OC)
|2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x162 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x81 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4
|8 x SATAIII
|2 x Intel GbE LAN
|Dual Band 802.11ac WiFiBluetooth 4.2
|Realtek ALC1220 codecHigh Definition Audio2/4/5.1/7.1-channelOptical SPDIF Out
|CPU:8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports on the back panelChipset:1 x USB Type-C™ port on the back panel, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red) on the back panel1 x USB Type-C™ port with USB 3.1 Gen 1 support, available through the internal USB header2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports available through the internal USB header4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports available through the internal USB headers
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"Information on pricing and availability is not available at this time."Reply
It's $399 on newegg
Its speaks beauty to me and I'm not even an AMD fan.
Integrated IO shield? :)
Can't wait to see the mono blocks!
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Honesty, I got bored with the all black and rgb styled boards. Although it's a designare, it's not as good looking as the Asus prime deluxe. (I know that it's x299)Reply
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