GIGABYTE AMD Threadripper X399 Designare EX TR4 ATX Motherboard
Gigabyte X399 DESIGNARE EX, AMD X399, S TR4, DDR4, SATA3, Triple M.2, 4-Way SLi/CrossFire, 2x GbE, WiFi, USB3.1 A+C, ATX
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Overwhelming Power. Indisputable Supremacy. Unrestrained Potential
The GIGABYTE X399 enthusiast motherboard with AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processor. Do everything, do it all at the same time, and do it without sacrificing responsiveness. Render. Stream. Compile. Encode. Work or Play. Real-World Productivity or Virtual Reality Entertainment. The GIGABYTE X399 enthusiast motherboard has the power to overwhelm your most daunting workloads.
The New, Ultimate Platform for Desktop
With up to 16 cores, the AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processor can command 32 threads, the most multi-processing power that has ever been unleashed on a consumer desktop. Overwhelm your workloads with 40MB of processor cache, without sacrificing efficiency thanks to the world-class IPC performance of the “Zen” architecture.
Quad-Channel DDR4 for devastating memory bandwidth, 64 lanes of incredible PCIe® 3.0 connectivity, and native USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gb/s support on a chipset. With every processor multiplier-unlocked to be configured as you see fit, the Ryzen™ Threadripper™ platform is create to keep you on the bleeding edge of tomorrow.
Free NVMe RAID Support
NVMe RAID for AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ platform is now supported for free. By combining multiple NVMe SSDs together into a RAID 0, 1, or 10 array, it is possible to greatly enhance disk performance or data integrity. With a single GPU in the system, up to 7 NVMe SSDs array can be supported by GIGABYTE X399 motherboards.
*M.2 SSDs & PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 add-in cards not included. Product features may vary by model.
4-Way Graphics with Premium 48 PCIe Lanes Bandwidth
GIGABYTE X399 motherboards feature a unique PCI Express design that utilizes 100% of all 48 lanes from the CPU when in a 4-Way or 3-Way graphics configuration providing the full bandwidth available and provide the best graphics bandwidth possible to the user.
Triple PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 Direct from CPU
GIGABYTE X399 Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system’s potential.
Triple M.2 Thermal Guard
With durability in mind, GIGABYTE provides a thermal solution for M.2 drives—Thermal Guard. The M.2 Thermal Guard prevents throttling and bottlenecks from M.2 devices as it helps to reduce and dissipate heat before it becomes an issue.
Server-Class Digital Power Design
GIGABYTE X399 motherboards use an all-digital CPU power design from International Rectifier® which includes both 4th Generation digital PWM Controllers and industry-leading 3rd Generation PowIRstage® controllers. These 100% digital controllers offer incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum performance from their new AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper CPUs.
IR Digital PWM & IR PowIRstage® ICs
This new generation of IR® digital power controllers and PowIRstage® ICs feature Isense technology, which provide more precise current sensing accuracy. This helps evenly distribute the thermal loading between the PowIRstage® ICs, preventing the overheating of each individual PowIRstage®, resulting in longer lifespan and better reliability.
Server Level Chokes
GIGABYTE X399 motherboards feature Server Level Chokes.
• Server level reliability.
• High current capacity.
• New design reduces heat created by power loss and provides efficient power delivery to CPU VRM area.
Gold Plated Solid Power Connectors: Make Good Connection and Significantly Lower the Wires Capacity
GIGABYTE X399 motherboards feature gold plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8pin+4pin power connectors for offering stable and affordable power supply while CPU overloading. Gold provides superior conductivity and signal transmission than standard implementations, also providing far better reliability and stability over time by resistance to metal corrosion caused by frequent use overtime.
GIGABYTE X399 motherboards are designed with an aggressive stance, but looks are just the beginning. The armour on the GIGABYTE X399 motherboards are created to offer best-in-class performance while still staying cool.
GIGABYTE Motherboards are the perfect choice when starting your PC build. With an integrated base plate, GIGABYTE Motherboards give users a strong foundation to build their Gaming PC. With larger and heavier coolers, graphics cards, and even memory modules the GIGABYTE Base Plate is perfect to help support any enthusiast’s build while reducing cuts and stings from sharp areas of the motherboard.
I/O Shield Armour
With an integrated I/O shield building an GIGABYTE Gaming PC is even easier.* Gone are the days of realizing that the rear I/O was forgotten or lost.
*Integrated I/O Shields are only available on select GIGABYTE Motherboards.
Immersive VR Gaming Experience
To create a seamless VR experience GIGABYTE Motherboards offer the best features to make your virtual reality feel like your actual reality. With technologies such as NVMe support via M.2 or U.2 and a one-piece metal shielding to brace for heavier discrete graphics cards it's obvious that GIGABYTE has the tools you need to start your journey in VR. To set the mood GIGABYTE Motherboards include RGB Fusion to put you in the center of action.
• VR requires more performance than Full HD graphics for a steady 90FPS or greater.
• Only Gaming PCs can provide the best VR experience.
U.2 Adaptor Support (NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4): NVMe Performance for PCIe SSDs
The new Intel 750 series SSDs offer an incredible increase in performance over SATA drives. Using the NVMe protocol which takes advantage of the fast bandwidth of PCIe Gen3 x4 lanes (32 Gb/s), the drives are a clear advantage for users looking to boot their OS faster, load their games in a flash and access large files without waiting. By implementing the U.2 Adaptor to support the 2.5” Intel 750 Series drive, GIGABYTE ensures that the users can benefit from the best performance.
*U.2 Adaptor not included, available separately.
GIGABYTE BIOS & Applications
The BIOS is essential for users during initial setup to allow for the most optimal settings. With a new GUI and easier to use functionalities, GIGABYTE has been able to reinvent the BIOS to give users a better experience while setting up their new system.
GIGABYTE APP Center
The GIGABYTE APP Center gives you easy access to a wealth of GIGABYTE apps that help you get the most from your GIGABYTE motherboard. Using a simple, unified user interface, GIGABYTE APP Center allows you to easily launch all GIGABYTE apps installed on your system, check related updates online, and download the latest apps, drivers, and BIOS.
GIGABYTE's EasyTune™ is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings or adjust system and memory clocks and 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.
Overclocking to Boost Your Frame Rates
Get the highest levels of performance from your PC with easy-to-use GIGABYTE overclocking features.
3D OSD automatically detects and displays your system information during games, allowing you to easily get a hold of your system information without switching between screens.
Smart Fan 5
With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange their 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 motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.
• 9 Temperature Sensors.
• 8 Fan/Water Pump Connectors.
• All Fan Pin Headers Upgraded to Hybrid Fan Headers.
• Interoperable Fans and Sensors.
• Intuitive UI for Fan Control.
Hybrid Fan Pin Headers & Temperature Sensors
Assume 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 external thermistor sensors—giving you absolute mastery over your PC. All Hybrid Fan Headers can automatically detect the type of cooling device whether it be fan or pump with different PWM or Voltage mode.
Hybrid Fan Headers Support:
• Closed Loop Watercooling.
• CPU Fans.
• System Fans.
• Watercooling Pumps.
• Water Flow Sensors.
New Smart Fan 5 Software
Choose from different modes, Quiet to Full Speed, to match your system usage scenario. For each fan or pump, you can use the intuitive fan curve to define trigger thresholds and corresponding fan speeds.
• Interoperable Sensors and Fans: Each fan can be customized to operate at different speeds according to any defined temperature source input (except the CPU fan).
• Fan Curve: Customize fan curves based on specific temperatures with the intuitive graphical UI.
USB with Precision Digital Fuse
Utilizing a digital fuse, motherboards are able to avert against over-current damage by reacting faster, with greater precision, and avoid unexpected voltage from external devices.
Digital Fuse Design
Activates when the current reaches its trigger point, this design is much more precise than traditional fuses.
Dual Intel® GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software + Intel WiFi
Dual Intel® Gigabit LAN features cFosSpeed, a network traffic management application which helps to improve network latency and maintain low ping times to deliver better responsiveness in crowded LAN environments.
USB Type-C™ Front Panel Connector
Equipped with next generation connectivity on-board GIGABYTE X399 Motherboards already support the chassis of the future. The on-board USB Type-C header for USB 3.1 Gen1 makes access convenient when connecting a USB 3.1 drive or charging your new mobile device.
Fast USB 3.1 Gen 2 Solution
The latest USB 3.1 Gen 2 offers staggering 10Gb/s transfer speeds. 2x faster than USB 3.1 Gen 1 along with backwards compatibility with existing USB devices.
Connecting the Future: USB Type-C™
• The World's Next Universal Connector.
• Reversible USB Type-C™ with USB 3.1 Gen 2.
RGB Fusion with Digital LEDs
With GIGABYTE X399 Motherboards, RGB Fusion is even better with Digital LEDs.* RGB Fusion offers users the option to control on-board and external LED light strips for their PC. Already feature filled with colours and patterns, RGB Fusion on GIGABYTE X399 Motherboards are now upgraded with Digital LED support. With on-board options and external digital LED strips*, where each LED is digitally addressable, users can experience even more patterns, styles, and illuminations.
GIGABYTE X399 Motherboards will support either 5v or 12v digital LED strips. RGB Fusion with Digital LEDs comes with 9 new patterns and various speed settings with more to come.
*Digital LEDs are available only on select Motherboards, external LED Strips, Digital LED Strips are not included with Motherboard purchase.
Multi-light zones are equipped with high brightness RGB LEDs, namely the Accent LED PCH Overlay, Digital LED strips and RGBW LED strips. When it’s all set and done, your system will shine like never before.
• Double Flash.
• Colour Cycle.
Supports RGBW & UV Light Strips: Independently Programmable On-Board Pin Header for RGBW/UV LED Strips
Not bright enough? You can install standard 12V external RGB, RGBW or RGB/UV light strips on the RGBW pin header and control its colour from the RGB Fusion software. Using a RGBW light strip with a dedicated white LED, users will experience brighter and more vibrant shades of colours.
When using RGB/UV LED strips, users can give their systems a fluorescent glow with the use of UV reactive liquid, neon braided cables, and acrylic paint for a wicked-looking gaming PC.
No need to worry when choosing light strips as GIGABYTE motherboards support a wide variety of RGBW/UV light strips on the market thanks to the RGB Fusion software that allows users to redefine the pin location for the R/G/B Signal.
RGB Fusion (Advanced Mode)
With the all new RGB Fusion software, users have access to different pre-set LED lighting configurations with choice of colours. You can even set the LEDs to synchronize with your favourite music or have them change colours to indicate the CPU temperature. For true lighting experts there is an Advanced Mode, which can be fully customized by individual area with its own effects and colour transitions, along with specific duration and transition times.
• Independent Control: Customise different colours for different sections of board.
• Fully Customisable: Adjust lighting animation with colour stops, colour duration, transition period, and colour effects.
• Lighting Profile: Save, export and import profiles to quickly change effects based on your preference and to share with others.
• Synchronise with AORUS Graphics Cards: Synchronise colours with select AORUS video cards to complete the feel of your system.
• Synchronise with RGB Fusion Ready Peripherals: With a dazzling array of products supported, RGB Fusion is the software that brings it all together, letting your accessories synchronise to the same beat.
GIGABYTE RGB Fusion App
Don't just make your PC shine, make it a work of art that friends will envy. With the GIGABYTE RGB Fusion mobile app users can watch as they control the lighting within their gaming PC. This gives users ease of access as they try and adjust colours and speeds for different modes, all this can be achieved away from the keyboard and monitor of their PC.
Swappable Overlay for Accent LED
GIGABYTE brings even more colour and life to your system with an Accent LED PCH Overlay. This overlay complements the RGB Fusion technology in GIGABYTE Motherboards adding more flare and style to your gaming machine. With the swappable overlay users can utilize different patterns and designs to make their system their own.
ALC 1220 120dB SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp
ALC 1220 120dB SNR HD Audio
The ALC1220 is a high-performance multi-channel High Definition Audio Codec with up to 120dB SNR for crystal clear audio and features such as Smart Headphone Amp, 114dB SNR recording for precise voice chats and hardware decoding of DSD128, ensuring users get the best possible audio quality from their PC.
Smart Headphone AMP
Automatically detects impedance of your head-worn audio device, whether earbuds or high-end headphones to provide optimal audio dynamics—preventing issues such as low volume and distortion.
High-End WIMA & Nichicon Audio Capacitors
GIGABYTE X399 motherboards boast a combination of Hi-Fi grade WIMA FKP2 capacitors and Nichicon audio grade Fine Gold capacitors. While the Nichicon Fine Gold capacitors are suited for high-grade audio equipment, using state of the art technology to provide rich sound in the bass and clearer high frequencies, the WIMA FKP2 capacitors are being used widely in premium grade Hi-Fi systems. The addition of this to the exclusive GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio technology makes for the ideal on-board sound solution for the most demanding audiophiles.
Gold Plated Audio Jacks
GIGABYTE X399 motherboards pack top quality gold plated audio connectors for improved connectivity and long lasting durability. Gold has superb signal conductivity and will not tarnish over extended periods of use.
USB DAC-UP 2: Adjustable Voltage USB Port with Dedicated Power Design
GIGABYTE improves upon USB DAC-UP technologies with USB DAC-UP 2. USB DAC-UP 2 continues to provide clean, isolated and low-noise power while adding the ability to compensate for voltage drop.
Virtual reality pioneers and gamers alike can rest assured that their expensive accessories and peripherals will not encounter connectivity or power deficiency issues with the GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP 2. With Gaming Gear drawing large amounts of power and having firm specification requirements USB DAC-UP 2 is up for the challenge.
Accessories That Benefit from USB DAC-UP 2:
• VR Headsets.
• External SSDs/HDDs.
Creative SoundBlasterX 720°
Creative’s latest top-of-the-line audio engine takes your PC audio to the next level. These comprehensive tools backed by leading technology and algorithms in audio will enrichen your experience, whether it’s streaming, gaming, listening to music, or other entertainment needs.
Expand your vision with the world’s first smart gaming companion that enables you not only to hear your enemies from further away but also to visualize and see where enemies are on the radar through your mobile device.
This proprietary technology allows you to hear your enemies from further away, giving you a distinct tactical advantage.
GIGABYTE Patented Double Locking Bracket
• First Lock: Inserted from the top for better retention.
• Second Lock: Soldered for a stronger bond.
Industry Leading Ultra Durable PCIe Armour
The innovative one-piece stainless steel shielding design from AORUS reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.
Ultra Durable™ Memory Armour
GIGABYTE exclusive one-piece stainless steel shielding design prevents against PCB distortion and twist, plate bending, in addition to preventing any possible ESD interference
Start Sulfurization Protection
Sulfur compounds in the air can penetrate tiny on-board resistors creating chemical change and causing these resistors to open or short. If either of these occurs the motherboard will fail to function. By equipping resistors with an Anti-Sulfur Design GIGABYTE gives Ultra Durable Motherboards a whole new meaning.
GIGABYTE Patented DualBIOS™ Design
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ motherboards feature GIGABYTE DualBIOS™, an exclusive technology from GIGABYTE that protects arguably 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 users from BIOS failure due to virus, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process.
USB BIOS Updates
GIGABYTE Q-Flash Plus allows users to update to the latest BIOS using a thumb drive without Memory needing to be installed.
Updating your BIOS on your GIGABYTE motherboard can be done in a flash – even without memory on-board. Utilizing the EC Controller, the BIOS on your GIGABYTE Motherboard can now be updated through Q-Flash Plus even if your system is unable to boot. A LED next to the EC controller will notify you once the procedure is complete and you are ready to boot your system normally.
Note: Due to TR4 platform limitation, a CPU is needed for processing the Q-Flash Plus function.
Diagnostic LEDs: Hardware Troubleshooting at a Glance
On-board LEDs controlled by the system BIOS indicate if a malfunction is occurring, allowing users to quickly diagnose which major component (CPU/DDR/VGA/HDD) is malfunctioning so they may take action promptly.
Long Lifespan Durable Black™ Solid Caps
GIGABYTE motherboards integrate the absolute best quality solid state capacitors that are rated to perform at maximum efficiency for extended periods, even in extreme performance configurations. With ultra-low ESR no matter how high the CPU load, this provides peace of mind for end users who want to push their system hard, yet demand absolute reliability and stability. These exclusive capacitors also come in customized jet black, exclusively on GIGABYTE motherboards.
Easy to Install "G Connector" Design
The tiny cables of the front panel connectors can be hard to manipulate as space is restricted and indicators being tiny. With the G Connector, you can connect all the FP cables at once, simplifying the process of building your next PC and saving you some frustrations.
TriDef® SmartCam: Custom Stream Modding
To facilitate being the full streaming solution each GIGABYTE motherboard includes TriDef® SmartCam software, you are now able to remove backgrounds without the hassle of using a green screen. Through the SmartCam application you can now apply live filters, and fully control your background, not only while streaming, but also through other video applications such as Skype.
*Free 1 month TriDef® SmartCam License.
XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster: Cast Your Game Anytime, Anywhere
Now set up your stage and share the greatest gaming moments with XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster! Fully optimized social media integration is ready for real-time chats—keeping you notified yet focused in the game. It takes just one click to stream your gameplay to Twitch. Host your game like a pro!
*Free 1 year XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster Premium License. Features • Supports AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processors.
• Quad Channel ECC/ Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 8 DIMMs, 3600MHz+(OC).
• Fast Front and Rear USB 3.1 Type-C™ Interface.
• 4-Way Graphics Support with Dual Armour and Ultra Durable™ Design.
• Server-Class Digital Power Design & Gold Plated Solid Power Connectors.
• Dual Intel GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software.
• ALC1220 120dB SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone AMP and WIMA audio capacitors.
• Sound BlasterX 720°, the Top-of-the-line Audio Engine Solution for 4K Gaming and Entertainment.
• Intel® Dual Band 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.2 – AC 8265 WiFi Module.
• RGB FUSION with Multi-Zone LED Light Show design, support Digital LED & RGB LED strips.
• Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers.
• Triple Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 interface and Thermal Guard.
• USB DAC-UP 2 with Adjustable Voltage.
• Precise Digital USB Fuse Design for Stronger Protection.
• Ultra Durable™ 25KV ESD and 15KV Surge LAN Protection.
• Base Plated & I/O Shield Armour.
• APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities.
|RAM Memory Support|
|Memory Channel||Quad (4)|
|Memory Type (ECC)||ECC/Non-ECC|
|Memory Type (R/U)||UDIMM (Unbuffered)|
|Memory Speed (Mhz)||
|Max. Memory Capacity||128GB (8x16GB)|
|Audio||Realtek ALC1220 7.1 HD Audio with SBX 720°|
|Primary GPU Interface||PCIe 3.0 (x16)|
|NVIDIA SLI Support||4-Way SLi|
|AMD CrossFire Support||4-Way CrossFire|
|On-Board Graphics Connectors||None|
|SATA Support||SATA3 / M.2|
|RAID Support via||SATA|
|Storage Mode Support||
|Network Interface Type||
|Rear I/O Connectors||
|Other Motherboard Specifications|
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