GIGABYTE X399 Designare EX Motherboard for AMD Threadripper Shows Up

👤by Michael Pabia Comments 📅20.09.2017 15:08:24

The upcoming GIGABYTE X399 motherboard shows up and pictured – the X399 Designare EX TR4 motherboard for the AMD HEDT Ryzen Threadripper processor series. The X399 Designare EX will be the flagship X399 model of the brand which packs more features than the X399 AORUS Gaming 7 motherboard. Just like the Designare boards in other platforms, this also sports a silver colour theme along with premium features like a sturdy back plate. It also features Thunderbolt 3 AIC support, Intel Wireless and dual Intel NICs along with other next-gen features.

The GIGABYTE X399 Designare EX has a similar PCB layout with the X399 AORUS Gaming 7 but having more features. But unlike the AORUS Gaming 7, the X399 Designare EX doesn’t seem to be peppered with RGB LED lighting and limit it to certain locations like the PCH heat sink giving it a different aesthetics which is more subtle with lighting.

Form Factor: ATX
CPU Socket: TR4
Chipset: AMD X399
Memory Slots (DDR4): 8 (Supports up to 128GB Quad Channel DDR4-3600+ / Support for ECC UDIMM (in non-ECC mode)
Network Connectivity
- 2 x Intel LAN
- 1 x Intel 2x2 802.11ac
Onboard Audio: Realtek ALC1220
PCIe Slots for Graphics (from CPU):
- 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots @ x16
- 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots @ x8
PCIe Slots for Other (from Chipset):
- 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots @ x4
Onboard SATA: 8 x Supporting RAID 0/1/10
Onboard M.2: 3 x PCIe 3.0 x4 - NVMe or SATA
USB 3.1:
- 1 x Type-C (ASMedia)
- 1 x Type-A (ASMedia)
USB 3.0:
- 8 x Back Panel
- 1 x Header
USB 2.0:
- 2 x Headers
Power Connectors:
- 1 x 24-pin EATX
- 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V
- 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V
Fan Headers:
- 1 x CPU
- 1 x Watercooling CPU
- 4 x System Fan headers
- 2 x System Fan/ Water Pump headers
IO Panel:
- 1 x PS.2 keyboard/mouse port
- 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
- 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A
- 8 x USB 3.0
- 2 x RJ-45 LAN Port
- 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
- 5 x Audio Jacks
- Antenna connectors


No pricing information or product page for the GIGABYTE X399 Designare EX motherboard as of this writing.

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