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X399 Aorus Gaming 7 AMD X399 (Socket TR4) ATX MotherboardFor the enthusiast processors of the Ryzen Threadripper series, AMD has created a new platform using the X399 chipset and Socket TR4. Equipped with up to 64 PCIe-lanes, as are available on the Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, X399 motherboards offer an appropriately extensive range of connectivity options, allowing up to three PCIe NVMe SSDs and up to four graphics cards for example, each using 16 and 8 lanes respectively.
PCIe NVMe SSDs on AMD's X399 motherboards are connected directly to the GPU and Threadripper reserves a whole 12 PCIe lanes for this purpose. This enables the extreme read- and write speeds of NVME M.2 and U.2 SSDs to be used as efficiently as possible, without having to delay data by diverting it through the chipset. U.2- or M.2 SSDs can be installed, with each PCIe NVMe slot coming with four PCI-Express 3.0 lanes to allow for exceptionally high data transfer rates ranging up to 32 Gbit/s, almost eight times faster than SATA 6G.
The X399 chipset on socket TR4 motherboards is connected to the processor via four PCIe lanes and the X399 platform itself supports USB 3.1 natively, meaning that as a rule no additional USB controllers are necessary to allow the board to offer ultra fast 10 Gbit/s speeds per USB port. X399 motherboards drive the RAM in the speedy Quad-Channel Mode, reaching RAM frequencies of up to 4.000 MHz depending on the motherboard.
A further feature supported by X399 motherboards is the overclocking of Ryzen Threadripper CPUs and, when paired with Socket TR4, this makes for a truly formidable enthusiast-level platform for gamers and content creators.
Special Features of the Gigabyte Aorus X399-Gaming 7 in ATX FormatThe Gigabyte Aorus X399-Gaming 7 is a motherboard using the ATX-format and provides four PCI-Express 3.0 slots for graphics cards, each pair coming with a full 16 and 8 lanes to connect them to the chipset. Further expansion cards can be installed in the individual PCIe x16 slot (4 lanes) and as an X399 motherboard the Gigabyte Aorus X399-Gaming 7 also supports AMD's Crossfire and NVIDIA's SLI technologies for multi-GPU setups. Up to 128 GB DDR4 RAM can be installed in the eight memory banks, allowing the RAM to run at a maximum of 2.666 MHz natively.
The Special Features of the Gigabyte Aorus X399-Gaming 7 Motherboard at a Glance:
- 5x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16/x16/x8/x8/4) for high-end graphics cards
- 2x USB 3.1: Type A & Type C + 3x M.2-slot PCIe 3.0 x4
- DDR4-RAM up to 3.600 MHz in Quad-Channel Mode
- BT/WiFi module & 1x Gigabit LAN
- RGB-LED lighting including RGB-LED headers
- Modern UEFI-BIOS with temperature monitoring
Data storage devices like SSDs and hard drives are managed via eight SATA 6G connectors (incl. RAID support) as well as three M.2 slots, each of which is connected to the CPU via four PCI Express 3.0 lanes. Moreover, the advanced NVM Express protocol is also supported which is optimised for the highly-parallelised data access of modern PCIe SSDs.
A small highlight of the Gigabyte Aorus X399-Gaming 7 is also to be seen in the I/O panel located to the rear of the motherboard where a USB 3.1 Type-C port is located. The new, thin, and finally reversible USB Type C port Gen 2 reaches maximum speeds of 10 Gbit/s per port. A LAN port, a USB 3.1 Type A port as well as eight USB 3.0 ports round out the range of connectivity options for peripherals.
Some of the special refinements offered by the Gigabyte Aorus X399-Gaming 7 also include RGB-LED lighting and RGB-LED headers as well as a WiFi module that even supports the particularly fast AC standard. Further internal ports include a USB 3.0 header for 2 ports, a total of eight 4-pin headers for CPU and case fans, additional power connectors for stable overclocking and last but not least various internal status/debug LEDs, headers and switches.
Note: Due to the size of the Ryzen Threadripper, Socket TR4 differs from previous sockets. Please follow the CPU mounting instructions of the motherboard when installing the CPU. This is an LGA socket. The pins are located on the socket, not on the CPU.
- Format: ATX (305 x 244 mm)
- Chipset: AMD X399
Socket: TR4 (für Ryzen Threadripper)
8x DDR4 (2.666 MHz)
max. 128 GB
2x PCIe 3.0 x16
2x PCIe 3.0 x16 (electrical x8)
1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (electrical x4)
Multi-GPU configurations: 4-way CrossFireX (16/8/16/8), 4-way SLI (16/8/16/8)
- Internal Connectors:
8x SATA 6G (RAID 0, 1, 10)
3x M.2 (M-Key, PCIe 3.0 x4 with max. 32 Gbit/s, horizontal)
1x USB 3.0 Header (2 Ports)
2x RGB LED Header 8x CPU Header (4-pin)
1x Clear CMOS Button
1x Debug Switch + LED
1x Power Switch
1x Reset Switch
- External Connectors:
2x USB 3.1 (1× Type A and Type C)
8x USB 3.0
1x Gigabit LAN (Killer E2500)
5x Audio (7.1 ALC1220)
2x WiFi Antenna (in bundle)
1x PS/2 Combi-Port (Keyboard / Mouse)
- Power Supply:
1x 24-Pin ATX12V (for motherboard)
1x 8-Pin ATX12V (for motherboard)
1x 4-Pin ATX12V (for motherboard)
- Special Features: integrated LED lighting
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