Gigabyte TRX40 Series For AMD Ryzen Threadripper & Z490 / X299X Series For Intel 10th Gen Core / X-Series CPUs Leaked

Hassan Mujtaba

More Gigabyte motherboards have been certified (leaked) at EEC and this time, we get to see not only the new Z490 lineup but also the HEDT X299X and TRX40 series products. The Intel Z490 line leaked a while ago but as expected, there are more models that Gigabyte / AORUS is working on.

Gigabyte Z490 / X299X For 10th Gen Core / Core-X CPUs and TRX40 Motherboards For AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 CPUs Leak Out

Last week, we mostly got to see the mainstream 400-series motherboards for Intel's 10th Gen CPU lineup codenamed Comet Lake-S. There were a couple of models leaked out with the top-end Z490 boards missing out. Well, don't worry as those high-end variants have now been listed too.

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Gigabyte / AORUS Z490 Series Motherboards For Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake-S CPUs

AORUS would be working on the higher-end parts which would include the Z490 AORUS Xtreme and Z490 AORUS Xtreme Waterforce as the flagship products. Following is the complete list of the Z490 line:

  • Z490 AORUS PRO

While the 10th Gen Core lineup is still a while away from launch, Gigabyte is also working on their HEDT X299X motherboards. The 'X' has been added to differentiate the newer X299 motherboards from the existing series as AORUS already offered a refreshed with the 9th Gen Core-X lineup. The X299 chipset is the same as the current models but the specifications of the motherboards which include certain things like I/O and power delivery have definitely received upgrades on the newer motherboards to offer well-optimized support for Intel's 10th Gen X-series 'Cascade Lake-X' CPUs.

Intel Desktop CPU Generations Comparison:

 Processor ArchitectureProcessor ProcessProcessors Cores (Max)Platform ChipsetPlatform SocketMemory SupportTDPsLaunch
Intel Sandy BridgeSandy Bridge32nm4/86-SeriesLGA 1155DDR335-95W2011
Intel Ivy BridgeIvy Bridge22nm4/87-SeriesLGA 1155DDR335-77W2012
Intel HaswellHaswell22nm4/88-SeriesLGA 1150DDR335-84W2013-2014
Intel BroadwellBroadwell14nm4/89-SeriesLGA 1150DDR365W2015
Intel SkylakeSkylake14nm4/8100-SeriesLGA 1151DDR4/DDR3L35-91W2015
Intel Kaby LakeKaby Lake14nm+4/8200-SeriesLGA 1151DDR4/DDR3L35-91W2017
Intel Coffee LakeCoffee Lake14nm++6/12300-SeriesLGA 1151DDR435-95W2017
Intel Coffee Lake RefreshCoffee Lake14nm++8/16300-SeriesLGA 1151DDR435-95W2018
Intel Comet LakeComet Lake14nm++10/20400-SeriesLGA 1200DDR435-120W2020
Intel Rocket LakeRocket Lake14nm++10/20400-Series?LGA 1200?DDR4TBD2021

Gigabyte / AORUS X299X Series Motherboards For Intel 10th Gen Cascade Lake-X CPUs

The Intel 10th Gen X-Series processors which would include the flagship Core i9-10980XE and more are expected to arrive in October, offering higher clock speeds and aggressive pricing to compete against AMD's HEDT offerings. The Gigabyte X299X series motherboards would include:

  • X299 AORUS Xtreme Waterforce
  • X299 AORUS Master

We received a first-hand look of these motherboards back at Computex 2019. They are definitely top-notch designs which look much better than the existing X299 parts and if Gigabyte's claims hold true, they would also offer much better power delivery systems to the processor, offering great performance, both stock and overclocked.

Intel HEDT Processor Families:

Intel HEDT FamilySapphire Rapids-X? (Sapphire Rapids Expert)Alder Lake-X? (Sapphire Rapids Mainstream)Cascade Lake-XSkylake-XSkylake-XSkylake-XBroadwell-EHaswell-EIvy Bridge-ESandy Bridge-EGulftown
Process Node10nm ESF10nm ESF14nm++14nm+14nm+14nm+14nm22nm22nm32nm32nm
Flagship SKUTBATBACore i9-10980XEXeon W-3175XCore i9-9980XECore i9-7980XECore i7-6950XCore i7-5960XCore i7-4960XCore i7-3960XCore i7-980X
Max Cores/Threads56/112?24/4818/3628/5618/3618/3610/208/166/126/126/12
Clock Speeds~4.5 GHz~5.0 GHz3.00 / 4.80 GHz3.10/4.30 GHz3.00/4.50 GHz2.60/4.20 GHz3.00/3.50 GHz3.00/3.50 GHz3.60/4.00 GHz3.30/3.90 GHz3.33/3,60 GHz
Max Cache105 MB L345 MB L324.75 MB L338.5 MB L324.75 MB L324.75 MB L325 MB L320 MB L315 MB L315 MB L312 MB L3
Max PCI-Express Lanes (CPU)112 Gen 565 Gen 544 Gen344 Gen344 Gen344 Gen340 Gen340 Gen340 Gen340 Gen232 Gen2
Chipset CompatiblityW790?W790?X299C612EX299X299X99 ChipsetX99 ChipsetX79 ChipsetX79 ChipsetX58 Chipset
Socket CompatiblityLGA 4677?LGA 4677?LGA 2066LGA 3647LGA 2066LGA 2066LGA 2011-3LGA 2011-3LGA 2011LGA 2011LGA 1366
Memory CompatiblityDDR5-4800?DDR5-5200?DDR4-2933DDR4-2666DDR4-2800DDR4-2666DDR4-2400DDR4-2133DDR3-1866DDR3-1600DDR3-1066
Max TDP~500W~400W165W255W165W165W140W140W130W130W130W
LaunchQ4 2022?Q4 2022?Q4 2019Q4 2018Q4 2018Q3 2017Q2 2016Q3 2014Q3 2013Q4 2011Q1 2010
Launch PriceTBATBA$979 US~$4000 US$1979 US$1999 US$1700 US$1059 US$999 US$999 US$999 US

Gigabyte / AORUS TRX40 Series Motherboards For AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 CPUs

Moving on to the TRX40 parts, well Gigabyte is also working on five new motherboards for the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 series processors. The TRX40 platform would offer quad-channel memory and reportedly offer support for 'Enthusiast' X-series processors while the workstation parts would be supported by the higher-end WRX80 platforms with octa-channel memory support. The Gigabyte offerings include the following:

  • TRX40 AORUS Xtreme Waterforce
  • TRX40 AORUS Xtreme
  • TRX40 AORUS Master

The TRX80 and WRX80 would also make it to the certification in the coming days but we don't have concrete details about the platforms as of now. AMD's CEO, Lisa Su, did mention in a tweet that we would receive more information on 3rd Gen Threadripper later this year so we should definitely wait for that.

AMD CPU Roadmap (2017-2022)

ArchitectureZen (4) / Zen (5)Zen (4) / Zen (4C)Zen (4) / Zen 3 (+)Zen (3) / Zen 3 (+)Zen (3) / Zen 2Zen (2) / Zen+Zen (1) / Zen+Zen (1)
Process Node5nm / 3nm?5nm5nm / 6nm7nm7nm7nm14nm / 12nm14nm
ServerEPYC TurinEPYC BergamoEPYC 'Genoa'EPYC 'Milan'EPYC 'Rome'EPYC 'Rome'EPYC 'Naples'EPYC 'Naples'
Max Server Cores / Threads256/512128/25696/19264/12864/12864/12832/6432/64
High End DesktopRyzen Threadripper 8000 SeriesRyzen Threadripper 7000 SeriesRyzen Threadripper 6000 Series (TBD)Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Series (Chagall)Ryzen Threadripper 3000 Series (Castle Peak)Ryzen Threadripper 3000 Series (Castle Peak)Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Series (Coflax)Ryzen Threadripper 1000 Series (White Haven)
Ryzen FamilyRyzen 8000 SeriesRyzen 7000 SeriesRyzen 6000 SeriesRyzen 5000 SeriesRyzen 4000/5000 SeriesRyzen 3000 SeriesRyzen 2000 SeriesRyzen 1000 Series
Max HEDT Cores / ThreadsTBDTBDTBD64/12864/12864/12832/6416/32
Mainstream DesktopRyzen 8000 Series (Granite Ridge)TBDRyzen 7000 Series (Raphael)Ryzen 5000 Series (Vermeer-X)Ryzen 5000 Series (Vermeer)Ryzen 3000 Series (Matisse)Ryzen 2000 Series (Pinnacle Ridge)Ryzen 1000 Series (Summit Ridge)
Max Mainstream Cores / ThreadsTBDTBD16/3216/3216/3216/328/168/16
Budget APURyzen 8000 (Strix Point Zen 5)Ryzen 7000 Series (Phoenix Zen 4)Ryzen 6000 Series (Rembrandt Zen 3+)Ryzen 5000 Series (Cezanne Zen 3)Ryzen 4000 Series (Renoir Zen 2)Ryzen 3000 Series (Picasso Zen+)Ryzen 2000 Series (Raven Ridge)N/A

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