Asus ROG STRIX TRX40-XE GAMING WiFi 6 AMD Motherboard

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Asus ROG STRIX TRX40-XE GAMING WiFi 6 AMD Motherboard

Product Id: 02.02.006.302

Regular Price  59,680
Special Price  55,500

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Asus ROG STRIX TRX40-XE GAMING
CPU Sockets - sTRX4
Chipset - AMD TRX40
Generation - 3rd
Memory Channel - Quad Channel

General

Model
Asus ROG STRIX TRX40-XE GAMING
Chipset
AMD TRX40
Form Factor
ATX
Warranty
3 year
Country Of Origin
Taiwan
Made in/ Assemble
China

Compatibility

Sockets Supported
sTRX4
Supported CPU
AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation Threadripper Series Desktop Processors
Supported Operating System
Windows 10

Memory Support

Memory Type
DDR4
Memory MHz
4666(O.C.)/ 4600(O.C)/ 4400(O.C)/ 4333(O.C.)/ 4266(O.C.)/ 4133(O.C.)/ 3800(O.C.)/ 3733(O.C.)/ 3466(O.C.)/ 3400(O.C.)/ 3200/ 2800/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz
Memory Channel
Quad
Memory Slot
8
Memory Max.
256GB
Optane Memory Support
No

Graphics

Multi-GPU Support
2-Way NVIDIA SLI, 2-Way AMD CrossFireX
PCI Express Slot
3 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16/x16/x16), 1 x PCIe 4.0 x4
CrossFire Support
Yes
Sli Support
Yes

Storage

Storage Interface
6.0Gb/s
M.2/SSD Expansion Slot
3
SATA Port
8 x SATA
Raid Support
0,1,10

Network & Connectivity

LAN Chipset
Intel I211-AT & Realtek RTL8125-CG
LAN Speed (Mbps)
10/100/1000 & 2.5G

Ports

USB Port
1 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 7 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 2 x USB3.2 Gen 1, 6 x USB2.0

Audio

Audio Chipset.
ROG SupremeFX
Audio Channel
8

Bios Information

BIOS Type
1 x 128 Mbit Flash ROM
BIOS Model
UEFI AMI BIOS
BIOS Version
PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.2, ACPI 6.2

Additional Info

Brand
Asus
WiFi
Yes
WiFi Technology
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200, Wi-Fi 802.11 ax, Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz, Supports 2x2 MU-MIMO, Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160. Up to 1.73Gbps transfer speed
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 5.0
TPM Port
1
RGB Support
Yes
RGB Sync
Aura Sync
RGB Connector
2 x Aura RGB Strip Header
Feature
5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5, ASUS EZ DIY, ASUS Q-Design, Optimal Power Solution, 16 power stages with ProCool II power connector, high-quality chokes and durable 70A capacitors to support multi-core processors, Comprehensive cooling, Active cooling VRM and Chipset heatsink, stacked-fin heatsink, with on-board dual M.2 heatsinks and a water pump+ header, Gaming connectivity, Three M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port and Type-C front panel connector, Gaming networking, 2.5Gbps LAN and Intel?? Gigabit Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with MU-MIMO, and gateway teaming via GameFirst V, Gaming audio, High fidelity audio with SupremeFX S1220, DTS Sound Unbound and Sonic Studio III to draw deeper into the action
Others
2 x Aura RGB Strip Header, 2 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s), 1 x CPU Fan connector(s), 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s), 3 x Chassis Fan connector(s), 1 x Thermal sensor connector(s), 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s), 1 x Node Connector(s), 1 x System panel connector, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector, 1 x Speaker connector, 5 x Audio jack(s)

Details

Asus ROG STRIX TRX40-XE GAMING

                                                  

Take your gaming to the next level with the ASUS ROG Strix TRX40-XE Gaming TRX4 ATX Motherboard. Powered by the AMD TRX40 chipset, this ATX motherboard supports third-generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors with the TRX4 socket for high-end video games and content creation. The chipset takes full advantage of the large PCIe 4.0 data bandwidth to handle demanding tasks such as 4K live streaming, video editing, and gaming at high settings. Up to 256GB of quad-channel ECC DDR4 RAM, reaching 4666 MHz when overclocked, can be installed across eight memory slots to improve the system's multitasking capabilities and speed. The motherboard also features advanced cooling and supports up to three M.2 SSDs and eight SATA III storage drives, which can be put into RAID 0, 1, or 10 configuration. Its three PCIe 4.0 x16 slots can accommodate 2-Way NVIDIA SLI or AMD CrossFireX configurations to maximize your system's frame rates at high resolutions while an additional PCIe 4.0 x4 slot is available for compatible devices.

Seven USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports and one Type-C port is available to transfer data from compatible devices at up to 10 Gb/s. Connect to compatible high-speed networks through the Gigabit Ethernet and 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet ports, or use the built-in 802.11ax Wi-Fi to wirelessly transfer data at up to 1.73 Gb/s. The ROG Strix TRX40-XE delivers deep and immersive 8-channel audio through the SupremeFX S1220 codec, and you can further customize your computing experience by connecting light strips to the addressable Gen 2 Aura Sync RGB lighting headers for dazzling effects. Windows 10 64-bit is required to take advantage of all the motherboard's features.

AMD TRX40 Chipset

Supporting third-generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors, the TRX40 chipset is designed for visual effects artists, data scientists, and other professionals who require high-end computing power. The chipset takes advantage of PCIe 4.0 bandwidth for multi-GPU configurations, NVMe storage arrays, and more. Additionally, the platform supports quad-channel DDR4 ECC RAM with unlocked overclocking for even greater speed and power.

Storage and Memory

  • Three PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots are available, supporting up to type 22110 SATA and NVMe SSDs.
  • Eight SATA III ports are available for hard drives and 2.5" SSDs.
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, and 10.
  • Up to 256GB of quad-channel DDR4-4666 (OC) memory can be installed across eight slots.
  • The RAMCache III utility can automatically caches all your storage devices so that games and apps load faster.

Enhanced Cooling

  • The closely packed, multilayered stacked-fin heatsink maximizes surface contact to speed heat dissipation.
  • A backplate balances MOSFET temperatures while providing structural reinforcement.
  • The thermal pad transfers heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.
  • Two of the M.2 slots are covered by a large heatsink to help prevent speed throttling when the SSDs become too hot.
  • ProCool II power connectors ensure a strong connection to the power lines and feature a reinforced metal construction for better heat dissipation.
  • This motherboard's chokes and caps are engineered to resist extreme temperatures.
  • The Active chipset heatsink includes a heatsink and fan combination that helps to cool the chipset and avoid throttling during sustained data transfers.
  • A SoC VRM heatsink is located in the pathway of the chipset fan's airflow, which helps keep components cool when the memory is overclocked.
  • Fan Xpert 4 provides manual or automatic fan speed control. Extreme Quiet mode reduces fan speeds to below the default minimum to keep your system quiet during light tasks.

NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX Support

Installing multiple graphics cards will enhance the computer's performance for demanding tasks such as gaming, video editing, and more. This motherboard supports 2-Way NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX configurations.

Performance Features

  • The ROG Strix TRX40-XE Gaming's voltage-regulator module (VRM) has 16 power stages to efficiently deliver power to the AMD Threadripper processor.
  • The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) onboard micro-controller provides a variety of system-tuning features, including fine-tuned voltages, system stat monitoring, and overclocking adjustments.
  • An Energy Processing Unit (EPU) optimizes power consumption to maximize savings in Away mode, which shuts down I/O controllers.
  • The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) allows direct control over voltages, the switching frequency, and power-efficiency settings to fine-tune the CPU voltage regulation for stability and performance.
  • The Turbo App utility allows you to customize the computer system's performance for individual applications.

Network Performance

  • A Gigabit Ethernet port transfers data over wired connections.
  • A 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet offers increased bandwidth compared to standard Gigabit connectors using existing cables and a compatible router.
  • The built-in 802.11ax Wi-Fi adapter is designed to wirelessly transfer data at up to 1.73 Gb/s.
  • LANGuard technology improves the tradition Ethernet port by protecting it against surges, providing a cleaner data signal, and reducing the chance of errors without taking up CPU resources.
  • The GameFirst V network customization tool for ROG routers allows you to select the best Wi-Fi channel to optimize data traffic, helping to ensure stability with minimal interference.

SupremeFX Audio

  • The integrated SupremeFX S1220 codec is designed to deliver a flat frequency response for detailed audio.
  • The onboard audio features 10 DAC channels, simultaneous 7.1-channel playback, and independent 2.0 channel, multi-stream stereo sound to front panel outputs.
  • 32-Bit / 192 kHz playback support.
  • 120 dB stereo output signal-to-noise ratio.
  • 108 dB input signal-to-noise ratio.
  • Electromagnetic shielding protects against interference from nearby components for cleaner-sounding audio.
  • Two onboard amplifiers push sound out to your headphones or speakers with a 32-600Ω impedance.
  • Nichicon capacitors are designed to produce a warm, natural sound with high clarity.
  • The Sonic Studio III software allows you to customize EQ profiles across different audio devices and applications.
  • The DTS: Sound Unbound app works with Windows Sonic technology to deliver spatial sound to headsets, immersing you into virtual environments and entertainment.

Upgrade-Friendly

  • A pre-mounted I/O shield streamlines the motherboard installation process.
  • The BIOS can be updated by copying the BIOS file onto a FAT32-formatted USB stick, inserting it into the designated port, and pressing the BIOS FlashBack button. Updates may be performed without a CPU or memory installed.
  • Strong PCIe slots increase retention force and shearing resistance when installing components.
  • With the FlexKey feature, the front panel reset button can be customized to perform different functions. They include accessing Aura lighting controls, booting into Windows safe mode, and more.
  • Electrostatic protection covers the USB, audio, and LAN ports.
  • Onboard Q-LED lights indicate the power status and problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card, or boot device.
  • A Q-Slot side lock allows you to quickly install and secure graphics cards.
  • One-sided Q-DIMM locks allow for fast memory module installation and removal.

Aura Sync RGB Lighting

Aura Sync technology allows you to connect, customize, and control lighting equipment such as RGB LEDs and light strips on the onboard RGB headers. You can choose from a variety of lighting presets that include Static, Strobing, and Color Cycle. These presets can be synchronized with Aura-capable peripherals such as keyboards, mice, monitors, and more. The addressable Gen 2 RGB headers can detect the number of LEDs on a compatible device to further tailor the lighting effects.

LiveDash OLED

This motherboard is equipped with a 1.3" OLED panel that displays information, including self-test phase progress stats during the system startup. During operation, the panel can show the CPU frequency, device temperatures, fan speeds, water cooling information, or a custom animated graphic.

Armoury Crate

ASUS Armoury Crate is a suite of management software for system customization. It includes ASUS Aura Sync RGB lighting control, keyboard and mouse preferences, fan speed control, and more.

 

Brand - Asus, Model - Asus ROG STRIX TRX40-XE GAMING, CPU Sockets - sTRX4, Chipset - AMD TRX40, Supported CPU - AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation Threadripper Series Desktop Processors, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 4666(O.C.)/ 4600(O.C)/ 4400(O.C)/ 4333(O.C.)/ 4266(O.C.)/ 4133(O.C.)/ 3800(O.C.)/ 3733(O.C.)/ 3466(O.C.)/ 3400(O.C.)/ 3200/ 2800/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz, Memory Channel - Quad Channel, Memory Slot - 8, Memory Max. - 256GB, Optane Memory Support - No, Multi-GPU Support - 2-Way NVIDIA SLI, 2-Way AMD CrossFireX, PCI Express Slot - 3 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16/x16/x16), 1 x PCIe 4.0 x4, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 3 x M.2 Socket 3 (2 x M.2 (M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support(PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)), 1 x M.2 (M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIe 4.0 x4 mode))), LAN Chipset - Intel I211-AT & Realtek RTL8125-CG, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000 & 2.5G, Audio Chipset - ROG SupremeFX, Audio Channel - 8-Channel, Wi-Fi - Yes, Wi-Fi Technology - Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200, Wi-Fi 802.11 ax, Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz, Supports 2x2 MU-MIMO, Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160. Up to 1.73Gbps transfer speed, Bluetooth - Bluetooth 5.0, USB Port - 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 7 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 6 x USB2.0, SATA Port - 8 x SATA, BIOS Type - 1 x 128 Mbit Flash ROM, BIOS Model - UEFI AMI BIOS, BIOS Version - PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.2, ACPI 6.2, CrossFire Support - Yes, Sli Support - Yes, RaidSupport - 0,1,10, TPM Port - 1, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - Aura Sync, RGB Connector - 2 x Aura RGB Strip Header, Form Factor - ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5, ASUS EZ DIY, ASUS Q-Design, Optimal Power Solution, 16 power stages with ProCool II power connector, high-quality chokes and durable 70A capacitors to support multi-core processors, Comprehensive cooling, Active cooling VRM and Chipset heatsink, stacked-fin heatsink, with on-board dual M.2 heatsinks and a water pump+ header, Gaming connectivity, Three M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port and Type-C front panel connector, Gaming networking, 2.5Gbps LAN and Intel?? Gigabit Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with MU-MIMO, and gateway teaming via GameFirst V, Gaming audio, High fidelity audio with SupremeFX S1220, DTS Sound Unbound and Sonic Studio III to draw deeper into the action, Others - 2 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s), 1 x CPU Fan connector(s), 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s), 3 x Chassis Fan connector(s), 1 x Thermal sensor connector(s), 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s), 1 x Node Connector(s), 1 x System panel connector, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector, 1 x Speaker connector, 5 x Audio jack(s), Warranty - 3 Year, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China

Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
 

It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard: 


Pick up the Right Socket: You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.


Motherboard Sizes: Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
 

Number of RAM Slots: Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
 

Motherboard ports: It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.
 

Motherboard Chipsets: CPU mainly dictates the compatible chipset options. For Intel motherboards, one can choose from the cheaper options that can’t be overclocked or the expensive ones that can. Chipset with the letter 'Z' in the name has the overclocking feature and chipsets with letters 'B', 'H', 'Q'… do not come with this particular feature.

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