So at the AMD Capsaicin Event there has been a lot of talk about anything Threadripper, which I am sure you just read all about in our preview. X399 however was on display, quite a lot of them.
X399 are of course the motherboard platforms that will house the Threadripper processors. I took a couple of photos of all brands available and on display. The X399 platform will be using Socket design SP3r2, a 4094-pin socket that was originally developed for the AMD Naples (EPYC) series server processors.
The massive processing power that Threadripper offers is balanced by more memory bandwidth via quad DDR4 channels, and it’s backed by up to a whopping 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes for things like multiple graphics cards, many ultra-fast NVMe SSDs and fast USB and Ethernet. Threadripper ready motherboards will come with 8x DDR4 DIMM modules that can hold a total of 128 GB of DDR4 memory and you will often see 4x PCIe x16 slots and support for up to three NVMe M.2 drives on these motherboards as, well the motherboard manufacturers have enough PCIe 3.0 lanes to work with. Have a peek.
Looking at the photos, somebody needs to learn how to wrote "Aorus" though :-)