Best Motherboards for Threadripper 1950x – We hope to see more motherboard availability over the next few months. Also, support for the newer Threadripper CPU’s such as 1900 would be added shortly. A simple BIOS flash should do the trick.
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1.ASRock Socket TR4
- Supports AMD TR4 Socket Ryzen Threadripper Series CPUs
- 3x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slots (run single at x16, dual at x16/x16, triple at x16/x16/x16)
- Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX, CrossFireX and NVIDIA Quad SLI, SLI Technology
- 8x SATA3 Ports, Support RAID 0, 1, 10, NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug. Supports high speed wireless connections up to 433Mbps
- Realtek ALC1220 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC.ASRock RGB LED
Despite its surprising combination of a compact Micro-ATX form factor and well-established powerhouse X399 chipset, the ASRock X399M (currently on Newegg, with an extra rebate to sweeten the deal) delivers spot-on performance in line with larger boards.
And there’s plenty of potential for overclocking if that’s your thing. However, those looking for the monster Threadripper build experience with loads of graphics cards and high-speed storage should look elsewhere.\
- Supports AMD TR4 Socket Ryzen Threadripper Series CPUs
- IR Digital PWM, 11 Power Phase & Dr. MOS
- 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec), Supports DTS Connect
- 8 SATA3, 3 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3).Supports Bluetooth 4.2 / 3.0 + High speed class II
- 2 USB 3.1 10Gb/s (1 Type-A + 1 Type-C), 12 USB 3.0 (4 Front, 8 Rear)
It has been over a year after the introduction of the Ryzen Threadripper processor and still the available compatible motherboards number around a dozen. ASRock is the company that offers the largest number of AMD X399 motherboards and they are merely three.
It is the ASRock X399 Taichi that we will be having a look at today. The ATX version of the Taichi is the most affordable AMD X399 motherboard available at the time of this review, retailing for .
Although the retail price of the ASRock X399 Taichi is nearly lower than the second least expensive X399 motherboard we reviewed to this date, the specifications of the motherboard remain impressive. We are having a closer look at the motherboard and identify how ASRock managed to achieve this low price and what the X399 Taichi is missing compared to the competition.back to menu ↑
3.ASRock B450M PRO4
- Socket AM4 Digi Power design 9 Power Phase design Supports 105W Water Cooling (Pinnacle Ridge) Supports 95W Water Cooling (Summit Ridge) Supports 65W Water Cooling (Raven Ridge)
- Chipset AMD Promontory B450
- Memory 4x DDR4-3200+(OC)/2933/2667/2400/2133 DIMM Slots Dual Channel ECC Non-ECC Unbuffered Max Capacity of 64GB (AMD Ryzen series CPUs (Pinnacle Ridge))
- Slots 2x PCI-Express 3 0 x16 Slots (one runs at x8) 2x PCI-Express 2 0 x16 Slots (two run at x4) 1x PCI-Express 2 0 x1 Slot
- SATA 4x SATA3 Ports Support RAID 0 1 10 NCQ AHCI and Hot Plug
Back at the end of July, following on from the X470 chipset, AMD launched their B450 motherboard lineup, offering a more budget-friendly entry point to the AMD Ryzen processors. ASRock were quick off the mark, releasing several new motherboards to cater for different criteria; today we look at the AS Rock B450M Pro4 motherboard.
The B450 chipset is designed to offer a better bang-for-your-buck ratio than the X470 by cutting some non-essential features while still providing a solid base for your Ryzen 2nd Gen CPU.
ASRock have retained a pair of M.2 ports, a pair of PCI-E x16 slots, as well as a x1 slot. We also see four SATA 6Gbps and four DDR4 DIMM slots, ensuring the essentials are catered for. All of that is crammed into a smaller mATX form factor, but considering the low pricepoint, things look incredibly promising.back to menu ↑
- Supports AMD AM4 socket Ryzen 2000 and 3000 Series processors
- 10 power Phase design
- Supports DDR4 4666+ (OC)
- 2 PCIe 4.0 x16, 3 PCIe 4.0 x1
- Amd Quad CrossFireX and CrossFireX
This ATX-form-factor AM4 motherboard follows in the tradition of Asrock’s prior Extreme4 products for gamers and overclockers. It targets the space between high-end and midrange X570 motherboards, with a feature set that veers toward the former while costing much less than an elite tweaker board.
Will it seduce you away from a flagship motherboard? Most shoppers will find the X570 Extreme4 a healthy balance, and the savings might let you buy that extra 16GB RAM kit, or step up your graphics card or Ryzen CPU, versus investing in a much pricier “overclocker special.”
In addition to the usual black PCB, this motherboard features blue and grey highlights on the board that distinguish it from the swarm of black motherboards on the market nowadays.back to menu ↑
5.ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E
- Powered by AMD Ryzen Thread ripper TR4 processors to maximize connectivity and speed with support for up to 128GB of DDR4 memory
- 5-Way Optimization featuring Auto-Tuning and FanXpert 4 provides automatic overclocking profiles for maximum OC performance while AIO and water-cooling headers deliver dynamic system cooling
- Three patent-pending Safe Slots feature an injection molding process that integrates metal framing for a stronger, firmly anchored PCIe slot built for heavyweight GPUs
- Unmatched Personalization with ASUS exclusive AURA Sync RGB lighting, two additional RGB headers and 3D-printing mounts to customize your build
- Industry-leading 8-channel HD audio with the ROG exclusive SupremeFX S1220A driven by Japanese capacitors; High quality 120 dB (Line-out at rear) and 113 dB SNR recording input (Line-in)
- NOTE: Please refer to the user manual for trouble shooting steps
ASUS’s STRIX line of products is one of the most popular choices among gamers for bringing strong gaming oriented features and aesthetics to an affordable mid-range price point. ASUS now brings that along to the big end of the AMD Ryzen ecosystem, known officially as Threadripper, in the form of the ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming Motherboard.
Packing AMD’s first HEDT (High-End Desktop) X399 Enthusiast Class chipset, It supports quad SLI and Crossfire graphics, NVMe SSD’s, USB 3.1 Gen 2, More PCIe Lanes than any other consumer platform and all of AMD’s fully unlocked TR4 Based Threadripper CPU’s in an attractive, neutral, gray and black color scheme. Should the STRIX X399-E power your next Mega-multitasking & gaming build? Let’s check it out and find out!back to menu ↑
With the initial release of AMD Ryzen’s three processor family, a.k.a the 1800x, 1700x and 1700, AMD was able to get everyone excited. Now with the latest Threadripper CPU’s based on 2 Zen CPU modules, AMD can push the boundary even further. AMD and Intel started the battle of the highest CPU clock frequency in the early 2000’s. Now, undoubtedly, we are in the era where AMD and Intel are once again battling it out with CPU core counts.