ASUS ROG Strix TRX40-E (TRX40-XE) Gaming Motherboard
ASUS ROG Strix TRX40-E Gaming is an ATX motherboard based on AMD's TRX40 chipset and designed for 3rd-gen Ryzen Threadripper processors. Months after its release, ASUS also introduced the TRX40-XE, which upgrades the VRM of TRX40-E with 16 power stages with 70A capacitors.
The ROG Strix TRX40-E Gaming is essentially the ATX version of the Zenith II Extreme, sharing with it much of the same features. Some of the compromises in the smaller motherboard include:
- A downgrade of the second LAN from 10Gbps to 2.5Gbps
- The omission of the USB 3.2 Gen2X2 port
- The loss of the ESS Sabre DAC
- The loss of DIMM.2 module for SSD
As the Threadripper offers considerably more PCIe 4 lanes as well as quad-channel DDR4 memory, the ROG Strix TRX40-E allows the user to use up to 256GB of memory, ECC or otherwise, and 2-way multi-GPU setup (SLI or CrossFire).
This ROG Strix motherboard also comes with a color OLED display with extensive Aura Sync RGB lighting. There are even two additional RGB headers and two addressable headers for more customizability in custom builds.
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|3x PCIe 4.0 (x16/x16/x16) + 1x PCIe 4.0 x4
|[Front] 2x USB 3.2 Gen2 + 1x Front panel audio | [Rear] 1x Optical S/PDIF + 5x Audio jacks + 1x Intel I211-AT 1Gbps LAN + 1x Realtek RTL8125-CG 2.5Gbps LAN + 9x USB 3.2 Gen2 (1x USB-C) + 4x USB 3.2 Gen1 + 8x USB 2.0
|WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0
|Size | Length
|305 mm / 12 inch
|Size | Width
|244 mm / 9.6 inch
|SupremeFX8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220
|[Multi-GPU] Support 2-way SLI or CrossFireX
|Supports AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors
|Aura Sync RGB lighting
|Memory | Capacity
|8x DIMM, Max 256GB
|Memory | Type
|Quad channel DDR4 3200MHz, overclockable to 4733MHz ECC or non-ECC
|8x SATA III + 3x M.2 SATA or PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe
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