AMD announced the second generation of the Ruilong thread tearer platform during the Taipei Computer Show, with a maximum of 32 cores and 64 threads, which doubled directly from the previous generation, but also put forward higher requirements on the motherboard, because the thermal design power consumption rose to 250W.
At present, each family is actively upgrading the new X399 motherboard (there should be no X499 for the time being), with a focus on power supply design to support the second generation of thread tearers with higher power consumption. Gigabyte has come out with the X399 Aorus Xtreme, a 10 + 3 phase digital power supply, with Fins Array stacked( heat-dissipating fins), heat pipe direct touch to enhance the cooling effect by 40% in order to support the support AMD Ryzen Threadripper 32C/64T 250W TDP processor.
At the same time, the new motherboard is almost perfect in all other aspects, including eight reinforced DDR4 memory slots, four reinforced PCI-E x16 expansion slots, three M.2 interfaces (supporting NVMe SSD), dual Gigabit NICs + 10 megabytes NIC + Wi-Fi wireless network card, integrated full metal backplane, at the same time in the design of the light effect is more conservative, only the bottom transparent RGB LED, to avoid excessive light pollution.
In addition, Gigabyte motherboards will abandon the previous Aorus Gaming 3, 5, 7, 9 digital sequence naming, changed to Aorus Ultra, Pro, Master, Xtreme – it is not easy to distinguish grades.