Computex 2017: Gigabyte X399 Aorus Gaming 7 Up Close and Personal

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So I finally got around to visit the Taipei 101 suite that Gigabyte hires each year to display their products. X299 is nice, but the hottest topic and thing on Computex to see really are X399 motherboards. I got access to the product manager and have a couple of close-up photos in many angles of the Gigabyte X399 Aorus Gaming 7.

On Tuesday we already showed the ASUS X399 board, Gigabyte is fabbing the Gigabyte X399 Aorus Gaming 7. The board I had access to is still an in progress build as you can clearly see. It will get aesthetic improvements and obviously would look 10x better when powered up and some RGB LED lovin'

The AORUS Gaming 7 has 2x4 DIMM slots and thus offers quad-channel support. This 16 cores and 32 threaded Threadripper ready motherboard shows once again that massive SP3 slot. You will spot three M.2 slots (I probably should say 2 open and visible, and one is located under the heatsink being shielded), there is Realtek ALC 1220 for audio and Gigabyte seems to be embedding a Killer E2500 network NIC into the board and sure, RGB. The CPU can be powered by 8+4 pin power connectors. The board has five PCI-Express x16 slots and an array of OC buttons as well as a diagnostic POST LED. Since X399 will bring support of up-to 64 PCIe Gen3 lanes bringing anything and everything multi-GPU support multi-GPU into play, including full-on quad GPU support, the spacing on the mobo does support it.

Threadripper will likely see its official announcement late June already, with a release on likely August 10th (at least that is the chatter in the channel right now). Have a look at the photos, finally in a room with some proper lighting.

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