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

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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 XTREME
  • Z490 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE
  • Z490 DESIGNARE
  • Z490I AORUS ULTRA
  • Z490 AORUS ULTRA
  • 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
  • X299X DESIGNARE EX-10G
  • X299X DESIGNARE EX

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.

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Intel HEDT Processor Families:

Intel HEDT FamilyGulftownSandy Bridge-EIvy Bridge-EHaswell-EBroadwell-ESkylake-XSkylake-XSkylake-XCascade Lake-X
Process Node32nm32nm22nm22nm14nm14nm+14nm+14nm+14nm++
Flagship SKUCore i7-980XCore i7-3960XCore i7-4960XCore i7-5960XCore i7-6950XCore i9-7980XECore i9-9980XEXeon W-3175XCore i9-10980XE
Max Cores/Threads6/126/126/128/1610/2018/3618/3628/5618/36
Clock Speeds3.33/3,60 GHz3.30/3.90 GHz3.60/4.00 GHz3.00/3.50 GHz3.00/3.50 GHz2.60/4.20 GHz3.00/4.50 GHz3.10/4.30 GHz3.00 / 4.80 GHz
Max Cache12 MB L315 MB L315 MB L320 MB L325 MB L324.75 MB L324.75 MB L338.5 MB L324.75 MB L3
Max PCI-Express Lanes (CPU)32 Gen240 Gen240 Gen340 Gen340 Gen344 Gen344 Gen344 Gen344 Gen3
Chipset CompatiblityX58 ChipsetX79 ChipsetX79 ChipsetX99 ChipsetX99 ChipsetX299X299C612EX299
Socket CompatiblityLGA 1366LGA 2011LGA 2011LGA 2011-3LGA 2011-3LGA 2066LGA 2066LGA 3647LGA 2066
Memory CompatiblityDDR3-1066DDR3-1600DDR3-1866DDR4-2133DDR4-2400DDR4-2666DDR4-2800DDR4-2666DDR4-2933
Max TDP130W130W130W140W140W165W165W255W165W
LaunchQ1 2010Q4 2011Q3 2013Q3 2014Q2 2016Q3 2017Q4 2018Q4 2018Q4 2019
Launch Price$999 US$999 US$999 US$1059 US$1700 US$1999 US$1979 US~$4000 US$979 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
  • TRX40 AORUS Pro WIFI
  • TRX40 DESIGNARE

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 (2018-2020)

Ryzen FamilyRyzen 1000 SeriesRyzen 2000 SeriesRyzen 3000 SeriesRyzen 4000 SeriesRyzen 5000 Series
ArchitectureZen (1)Zen (1) / Zen+Zen (2)Zen (3)Zen (4)
Process Node14nm14nm / 12nm7nm7nm+5nm/6nm?
High End Server (SP3)EPYC 'Naples'EPYC 'Naples'EPYC 'Rome'EPYC 'Milan'EPYC 'Genoa'
Max Server Cores / Threads32/6432/6464/128TBDTBD
High End Desktop (TR4)Ryzen Threadripper 1000 SeriesRyzen Threadripper 2000 SeriesRyzen Threadripper 3000 Series (Castle Peak)Ryzen Threadripper 4000 SeriesRyzen Threadripper 5000 Series
Max HEDT Cores / Threads16/3232/6464/128?TBDTBD
Mainstream Desktop (AM4)Ryzen 1000 Series (Summit Ridge)Ryzen 2000 Series (Pinnacle Ridge)Ryzen 3000 Series (Matisse)Ryzen 4000 Series (Vermeer)Ryzen 5000 Series
Max Mainstream Cores / Threads8/168/1616/32TBDTBD
Budget APU (AM4)N/ARyzen 2000 Series (Raven Ridge)Ryzen 3000 Series (Picasso 14nm Zen+)Ryzen 4000 Series (Renior)Ryzen 5000 Series
Year20172018201920202021?
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