Scan code: LN103697 Manufacturer code: TRX40DESIGNARE

Gigabyte AMD Threadripper TRX40 Designare PCIe 4.0 XL-ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte TRX40 Designare, AMD TRX40, sTRX4, DDR4, PCIe 4.0, 4x M.2, SLI/CrossFire, GbE, ax WiFi, USB3.2 Gen2 A+C, XL-ATX

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Scan code: LN103697 Manufacturer code: TRX40DESIGNARE
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ACCELERATE YOUR CREATIVITY This unique XL-ATX motherboard has been brought to you by Gigabyte to deliver the finest Threadripper™ performance. The AMD TRX40 DESIGNARE motherboard is bundled with a 40GB/s GC-Titan Ridge add-in card which allows you to take advantage of exceptionally fast transfer speeds. The DESIGNARE focuses on performance, looks and power to bring you a motherboard that's ready for any task. You can customize the on-board lighting with Gigabyte's RGB Fusion software to add a touch of your personality to the motherboard. It features a wealth of high-end features to keep you ahead of the game, with ultra-fast PCIe 4.0, a USB TurboCharger, Dual Intel® Gigabit LAN, triple thermal protection and comes with an exclusive AORUS GEN4 AIC adaptor. Enjoy this intelligent architecture that has been especially designed for efficiency and power.

Please note: Supports 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processors Processors for sTRX4 socket.

AMD TRX40Chipset

sTRX4CPU Socket

AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen ThreadripperCompatible CPUs

XL-ATXForm Factor

Experience the Finest Performance Features

power design

Direct 16 Phase Power Design With the TRX40 DESIGNARE enjoy perfect loading, efficiency and low voltage ripple with its incredible Direct 16 Phase Power Design which ensures you get flawless motherboard performance.


Power Efficiency & Voltage Ripple Graph The TRX40 DESIGNARE offers up to 4% higher efficiency with it's special Direct Power Design than traditional Parallel Power Designs to give you greater performance that's more efficient.


16+3 direct digital power design This intuitive motherboard uses the latest, new generation Infineon multiphase PWM controller. It provides a total 16+3 phase for vCore and SOC, all with the Infineon TDA21472 Power Stage MOSFET which is capable of supplying at least 70A of power from each phase for an amazing total of 1330A. This power design will no longer cause your motherboard to bottleneck.

2x copper pcb GIGABYTE's exclusive 2X Copper PCBs design provides sufficient power trace paths between your components to easily handle demanding power loads and to remove heat from the critical CPU power delivery area. This is essential to ensure your motherboard is able to handle the increased power loading that is necessary when overclocking.

XMP 4400 The TRX40 DESIGNARE has been tested and proven to deliver excellent compatibility for XMP profiles up to 4400MHz and beyond for incredible DDR4 performance.

Designed for Superior Thermal Operation

4K Recording

TOOLS TO KEEP YOUR MOTHERBOARD COOL 1. Fins-Array: Fins-Array increases the heat dissipation surface by 300% compared to traditional heatsinks of the same size.
2. Extended Heatpipe: Heatpipes transfer heat between heatsinks to get thermal balance more quickly.
3. 3X PCIe 4.0 M.2 Heatsink: Enlarged M.2 heatsink prevents PCIe 4.0 SSD from throttled performance under overheating conditions.
4. LAIRD Thermal Pad: By using a 1.5mm thicker conductivity pad, transfer 2.7x more heat than a traditional thermal pad.
5. Durable Baseplate: Aluminium baseplate produces 3x the conductivity than a steel one, ensuring efficient thermal dissipation.
6. TRX40 Chipset Heatsink: The reactive chipset heatsink uses grooves to ensure the TRX40 chipset runs cool and quiet.
7. 5cm Ball Bearing Silent Fan: The built-in 5cm ball bearing fan cools down the TRX40 chipset, and stops under idle conditions.

Maximize your System's Potential


40GB/S GC-TITAN RIDGE This incredible motherboard has been bundled with the GC-Titan Ridge add-in card. It offers speeds of up to 40Gb/s, a transfer speed that's two times faster than the previous generation. It provides the fastest connection to any dock, display or device. A single port can daisy-chain up to three Thunderbolt devices without the need for an additional hub or switch. In addition, it supports quick charging with the latest technology PD3.0.


4 X PCIE 4.0 M.2 GIGABYTE motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their systems potential.

4 way

4 WAY DUAL CONFIGURATION The DESIGNARE uses a full 4 X PCIex16 slot with special locations to support up to 4 Dual Slot wide graphics cards or other add-on cards. This 4-Way wide configuration is ideal for high-end builds that need a large amount of 3D processing and computing power.


PCIE 4.0 DESIGN This game-changing GIGABYTE motherboard offers several new components to guarantee the finest PCIe 4.0 signal quality, including PCB, PCIe Slots, M.2 Connectors, Re-drivers, and switches that are specifically designed for PCIe 4.0. This great performance ensures there will be no compromise.

USB TURBOCHARGER GIGABYTE's patent pending USB TurboCharger technology allows you to recharge your mobile device with unbeatable speeds, up to 50% in less than 30 minutes*. By connecting Front USB 3.2 Gen Type-A cable to the ports, the USB TurboCharger can recharge both Android devices with QC 3.0 and Apple devices with Apple Fast-Charge function.
*Charge time varies with devices' hardware design, battery size, front USB 3.2 Gen1 cable quality and environmental factors.

Discover Better Responsiveness in LAN Settings


DUAL INTEL® GBE LAN Dual Intel® Gigabit LAN features cFosSpeed, which is a network traffic management application which helps to improve network latency and maintain low ping times to deliver better responsiveness in crowded LAN environments.

The Finest Technology for the Greatest Gaming


Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax & BT 5 Module Intel Wireless solution supports 802.11ax, enables gigabit wireless performance, provides smooth video streaming, a better gaming experience, fewer dropped connections and speeds up to 2.4Gbps*. Moreover, Bluetooth 5 provides 4X range over BT 4.2 and with faster transmission.

Support for Dual Bands with Better WiFi Signal


AORUS Antenna The all new AORUS antenna supports dual band 802.11ax/ac 2.5Ghz and 5GHz bandwidths, giving a greater signal strength compared to traditional antenna design. This intuitive antenna has a smart function to give the greatest WiFi signal transmitting. It features a multiple angle tilt and a magnetic base for the best signal strength, direction and location.

Utilize Advanced Thermal Solutions


AORUS GEN4 AIC ADAPTOR The included AORUS Gen4 adaptor offers an effective thermal solution. It includes a 5.5mm pure copper heatsink, a 5cm double ball bearing fan, an M.2 SSD baseplate and multiple thermal pads to cool down both sides of the 4 M.2 high performance SSDs. You can choose from three different fan profiles based on your hardware configuration to reach the perfect balance of high storage performance and low noise.

AORUS Storage Manager

aorus storage manager

ENABLE RAID 0 ON M.2 SSDS The AORUS Storage Manager is a dedicated software for the AORUS Gen4 AIC adaptor which allows you to enable RAID 0 on multiple M.2 SSDs in a single click. You can also monitor overall temperatures on SSDs and PCB to change different fan profiles based on your hardware.

Experience the Finest Performance Features


Smart Fan 5 With Smart Fan 5 you can ensure that your PC maintains excellent performance whilst staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows you to interchange your fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5, more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the DESIGNARE motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.


8X Hybrid Fan Header Take complete control over your liquid cooling setup. Smart Fan 5 receives up-to-the-second information on flow rate and water temperature through the Hybrid Fan Pin Headers or the external thermistor sensors. All Hybrid Fan Headers can automatically detect the type of cooling device whether it be a fan or pump with the different PWN or Voltage modes.


Fan Stop Achieve silent performance with Fan Stop. Map any fan to stop completely when temperatures drop below a specified threshold. The fans stop based on readings from a special sensor, and at certain temperatures that can be customized to your lighting.


NEW SMART FAN 5 SOFTWARE Choose from a wealth of different modes to enhance your performance. Quiet or Full speed to match your system usage preferences. For each fan or pump, you can use the intuitive fan curve to define trigger thresholds and corresponding fan speeds.

Ultra Durability for Years to Come


INTEGRATED I/O SHIELD ARMOR With an integrated I/O shield, building a durable GIGABYTE PC is easier and more convenient than ever. You can expect excellent durability with the impressive and tough design of the pre-installed I/O shield.


SOLID PIN POWER CONNECTORS The TRX40 DESIGNARE motherboard features solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V +8pin power connectors to offer a flawlessly stable power supply during CPU overloading. They offer a larger contact area for electricity, a higher metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated heat, and are more durable than traditional pins to offer a longer lifespan.


Industry-Leading LAN Static-Electricity & Surge Protection GIGABYTE motherboards use ICs with up to three times the ESD resistance levels compared to traditional ICs. This helps to better protect the motherboard and its components against potential damage caused by static electricity. GIGABYTE motherboards also feature special anti-surge ICs that protect your motherboard and PC from any surge in power that could occur, helping to ensure your PC is equipped to deal with any potentially irregular or inconsistent power delivery.


Q-FLASH PLUS Update your BIOS easily without installing the CPU, memory or graphics card. With GIGABYTE Q-Flah Plus, you don't need to install your other components or enter the BIOS menu to flash the BIOS. Just download and save a new BIOS file (rename to gigabyte.bin) on a USB flash drive, then press the dedicated Q-Flash Plus button and you're ready to go.




INTUITIVE PATENTED DUALBIOS DESIGN GIGABYTE's Ultra Durable™ motherboards feature GIGABYTE DualBIOS™, an exclusive technology from GIGABYTE that protects one of your PC's most crucial components, the BIOS. GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ means that your motherboard has both a 'Main BIOS' and a 'Backup BIOS', protecting you from BIOS failure to to viruses, hardware malfunctioning, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process.

Add Illumination to your System

4K Recording

WITH RGB FUSION 2.0 Personalize your rig to your liking by selecting the a colour or effect of your choice, and you can even attach external RGB light strips with RGB LED and Digital Addressable LED headers. With an intuitive interface, the RGB Fusion 2.0 software provides a solution for customizing lighting all across your supported devices. From motherboards, graphics cards, to peripherals, you can personalize your gaming rig with your own style and even create colour profiles that you can share with others. The new gaming mode makes lighting effects interact with selected games to bring you the most immersive gaming experience.


ASSIGN COLOUR TO YOUR COMPONENTSSynchronize the lights of your PC's components from one place.


DIGITAL LED TABIndividually control lighting as you wish.

Excellent Ways to Fine-Tune your System


BIOS New User Interface: All new EASY MODE shows important hardware information including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, Fan.
My Favorites: Add constantly used items into the favorite menu for quick access.
Storage Information: Show all kinds of storage information including SATA, PCIE and M.2 interface.
Changelog: List all changes before saving and exiting bios. Quickly review overall settings modification.
Intuitive Load Line Curve: Clearly show each loadline calibration setting in an intuitive curve graph.


APP CENTER GIGABYTE APP CENTER is a useful portal of all GIGABYTE's motherboard utilities and drivers, you can choose any utility you want you want to install from the APP CENTER and keep updated with the latest utilities and drivers.


EASYTUNE INTERFACE GIGBYTE's EasyTune™ is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows you to fine-tune your system settings, adjust system and memory clocks, and adjust voltages in a Windows environment. With Smart Quick Boost, one click is all it takes to automatically overclock your system, giving an added performance boost when you need it the most.

system info viewer

SYSTEM INFORMATION VIEWER GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is an interface that gives you access to your current system status. Monitor components such as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile, create alerts when temperatures get too high or record your system's behaviour. There's plenty of possibilities of the System Information Viewer.

Immerse yourself with Beautiful Audio

ALC1220-VB Immersive Gaming ViBes ALC1220 120dB(A) SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp automatically detects impedance of your headset, preventing issues such as low volume and distortion. With the new VB series audio controller, stream your voice to the world clearly with both front and rear microphone SNR up to 110/114dB(A).


High-End WIMA & Audio Capacitors TRX40 motherboards feature Hi-Fi grade WIMA FKP2 capacitors which process feedback signals to deliver clear and balanced sound. With this comes exclusive AORUS AMP-UP technology which makes for an ideal onboard sound solution with quality that satisfies even the most demanding audiophiles.


DTS :X® Ultra 3D SOUND DTS :X® Ultra works to recreate an authentic, spatially accurate 3D audio experience for gaming over any headphones or speakers. It supports channel-based, scene based and object-based audio. Enjoy out-of-the-box calibration for a range of headphones and speakers. DTS :X® Ultra provides post-processing enhancements and device level tuning for DTS codecs.


No More Confusion During In-Game Voice Chat Microphone input with higher front dynamic range allows gamers to hear more clearly. No more misunderstandings, no more confusing GO! GO! GO! as NO! NO! NO!

Core Specifications
Form Factor XL-ATX
CPU Socket TRX4
Chipset AMD TRX40
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channel Quad (4)
Memory Type (ECC) ECC/Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) UDIMM (Unbuffered)
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR4 - 2133
  • DDR4 - 2400
  • DDR4 - 2666
  • DDR4 - 2933
  • DDR4 - 3200
  • DDR4 - 3300(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3333(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3400(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3466(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3466+(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3600(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3733(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3866(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4133(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4266(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4400(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 256GB (8x32GB)
Audio Realtek ALC1220-VB 7.1 HD Audio
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 4.0 (x16) [PCIe 3.0 Backwards Compatible]
NVIDIA SLI Support 4-Way SLi
AMD CrossFire Support 4-Way CrossFire
Integrated Graphics  
On-Board Graphics Connectors None
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x M.2 22-60/80/110 PCIe Gen4x4/SATA3
  • 2 x M.2 22-80 PCIe Gen4x4/SATA3
  • 1 x M.2 22-80/110 PCIe Gen4x4/SATA3
  • 1 x PCIe 4.0 x1
  • 2 x PCIe 4.0 x16
  • 2 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x8 Bandwidth)
SATA Support SATA3 / M.2
RAID Support via SATA / M.2 / PCIe
Storage Mode Support
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 2 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 1 x CPU Fan Connector
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 1 x Front Panel Connector
  • 2 x LED strip connector
  • 4 x M.2 Connector
  • 1 x OC PEG Power Connector
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Reset Button
  • 8 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 2 x System Fan header
  • 4 x System Fan/Water Pump Header
  • 2 x Temperature Sensor Header
  • 1 x TPM (Trusted Platform Module)
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Port
  • 1 x Water Cooling Fan Header (CPU_OPT)
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type  
Network Chip/Modules
  • 1 x 802.11ax WiFi + BT5
  • 2 x Intel (Gigabit LAN)
  • 1 x Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (ax WiFi, BT5)
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x Headphone-Out
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x Q-Flash Plus Button
  • 1 x Rear Speaker Out
  • 2 x RJ-45
  • 1 x S/PDIF-Out (Optical)
  • 2 x SMA antenna connectors
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 5 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C
Additional Specifications
Water Cooled No
Cooling Passive Heatsinks
QPI Speed N/A
Board Dimensions 325 x 269 mm
Additional Information
Scan Code LN103697
GTIN 4719331807702

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36 months
Return to base
DOA Period:
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RTB Period:
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Gigabyte AMD Threadripper TRX40 Designare PCIe 4.0 XL-ATX Motherboard
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