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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.