Gigabyte launches X399 Aorus Gaming 7; Threadripper motherboard now available to pre-order

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Gigabyte X399 Aorus Gaming 7 motherboard
The Gigabyte X399 Aorus Gaming 7 motherboard comes with a surplus of features, including a freshly designed power source, digital lighting support, 4-Way display output, high-end thermal solutions, RGB Fusion and Smart Fan 5. Gigabyte

Gigabyte has launched its all-new, AMD-equipped motherboard: the X399 Aorus Gaming 7. It comes with a surplus of features, including a freshly designed power source, digital lighting support, 4-Way display output, RGB Fusion and Smart Fan 5. It also has an assortment of high-end thermal solutions for effective cooling and stable performance.

The Gaming 7’s distinctive form fully takes advantage and supports the Ryzen Threadripper’s 16-core, 32-thread design. A plethora of connectivity options are available for proficient data and storage processing. The motherboard’s heavy-duty power equipment design makes it one of the better picks for AMD’s new chip.

Gigabyte’s Smart Fan 5 technology allows users to modify different fan speeds and heat dissipation settings for optimum efficiency. A three-group NVMe PCIe x4 M.2 surge protection setting delivers fast 32 GB/s preview and transfer speeds while Thermal Guard Armour helps lower M.2 drive temperatures. For a different kind of cool, the mobo supports up to 300 LED lights, which should be more than enough for RGB enthusiasts.

The latest X399 Aorus has a robust power supply that’s durable enough to provide at least 100,000 hours of power, according to its Taiwan-based maker. USB port protection is handled by Precision Digital Fuses while the 4-Way graphics support ensures quality 4K gaming. Realtek ALC1220 and Sound BlasterX 720 engines take care of the board’s sound department.

The AMD-powered Gigabyte X399 Aorus Gaming 7 motherboard is now available to pre-order. It’s priced at AU$619 in Australia and US$390 in the US. Check out the product’s detailed specs and features below.

CPU:

  • Socket TR4:
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor

Chipset:

  • AMD X399

Memory:

  • 8 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 128 GB of system memory
  • Quad channel memory architecture
  • Support for DDR4 2667/2400/2133 MHz memory modules
  • Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules
  • Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
  • Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules

Audio:

  • Realtek ALC1220 codec
  • Support for Sound BlasterX 720°
  • High Definition Audio
  • 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
  • Support for S/PDIF Out

LAN:

  • Rivet Networks Killer E2500 LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)

Wireless communication module:

  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band
  • Bluetooth 4.2, 4.1, BLE, 4.0, 3.0, 2.1+EDR
  • Support for 11ac wireless standard and up to 867 Mbps data rate
  • (Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment)

Expansion slots:

  • 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1, PCIEX16_2)
  • 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1, PCIEX8_2)
  • (The PCIEX16 and PCIEX8 slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard)
  • 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
  • (The PCIEX4 slot conforms to PCI Express 2.0 standard)

Storage interface:

  • Chipset:
  • 2 x M.2 connectors (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2M_32G)(M2Q_32G)
  • 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2P_32G)
  • 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 10

Multi-graphics technology:

  • Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire and 4-Way/3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFire technologies
  • Support for NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI and 4-Way/3-Way/2-Way NVIDIA SLI technologies

USB:

  • CPU:
  • 8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports on the back panel
  • Chipset + ASMedia USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller:
  • 1 x USB Type-C port with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support, available through the internal USB header
  • Chipset:
  • 1 x USB Type-C port on the back panel, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red) on the back panel
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports available through the internal USB header
  • 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports available through the internal USB headers

Internal I/O connectors:

  • 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 1 x CPU fan header
  • 1 x water cooling CPU fan header
  • 4 x system fan headers
  • 2 x system fan/water cooling pump headers
  • 1 x digital LED strip header
  • 1 x digital LED strip power select jumper
  • 2 x RGB (RGBW) LED strip extension cable headers
  • 3 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
  • 8 x SATA 6 Gb/s connectors
  • 1 x front panel header
  • 1 x front panel audio header
  • 1 x S/PDIF Out header
  • 1 x USB Type-C header with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 header
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  • 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
  • 1 x power button
  • 1 x reset button
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 2 x temperature sensor headers
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper

Back panel connectors:

  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  • 1 x USB Type-C port, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)
  • 8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
  • 1 x RJ-45 port
  • 2 x MMCX antenna connectors (2T2R)
  • 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  • 5 x audio jacks (Centre/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)

I/O controller:

  • iTE I/O Controller Chip

H/W monitoring:

  • Voltage detection
  • Temperature detection
  • Fan speed detection
  • Water cooling flow rate detection
  • Overheating warning
  • Fan fail warning
  • Fan speed control
  • (Whether the fan (pump) speed control function is supported will depend on the fan (pump) you install)

BIOS:

  • 2 x 128 Mbit flash
  • Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
  • Support for DualBIOS
  • Support for Q-Flash Plus
  • (The USB flash drive used must be a USB 2.0 flash drive)
  • PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0

Unique features:

  • Support for APP Centre
  • (Available applications in APP Centre may vary by motherboard model)
  • (Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications)
  • 3D OSD
  • @BIOS
  • AutoGreen
  • BIOS Setup
  • Color Temperature
  • Cloud Station
  • EasyTune
  • Fast Boot
  • Game Boost
  • On/off Charge
  • RGB Fusion
  • Smart Backup
  • Smart Keyboard
  • Smart TimeLock
  • Smart HUD
  • System Information Viewer
  • USB Blocker
  • USB DAC-UP 2
  • V-Tuner
  • Support for Q-Flash
  • Support for Xpress Install

Bundle software:

  • Norton Internet Security (OEM version)

Operating system:

  • Support for Windows 10 64-bit

Form factor:

  • ATX Form Factor; 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm

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