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Asus Strix TRX40-E

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The Asus Strix TRX40-E is an ATX size motherboard for AMD's third generation of Threadripper processors. In addition to the sTRX4 socket for the CPU, it has eight RAM slots supporting up to 256GB of DDR4 memory and four PCI-Express slots of varying lengths. Due to the slot positioning, only two standard size video cards can be used - and the second would block one or two other slots below it (depending on how wide it is). The chipset supports PCI-E 4.0, however, so when used in combination with PCI-E 4.0 cards these slots provide twice the bandwidth of the previous generation.

A wide range of connectivity is provided as well: eleven standard USB ports, one of the new USB Type C, 2.5Gb and 1Gb Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, and both analog and digital audio. Internally it has eight SATA ports and three M.2 connectors, supporting a flexible array of storage options.
William George (Puget Labs Technician)
William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
The PCI-Express slot layout on this motherboard only allows for two video cards to be installed, so it isn't ideal for situations where triple GPUs are necessary - but other than that limitation, this is an excellent board for AMD's Threadripper processors.
Model: Asus ROG Strix TRX40-E Gaming

Specifications:
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Socket  sTRX4
CPU Compatibility  Threadripper 3
Form Factor  ATX
Chipset Manufacturer  AMD
Chipset  TRX40
Network Connectivity  Gigabit + 2.5G Networking + WiFi 6
Network Controller  Intel I211-AT + Realtek RTL8125-CG + Intel AX200
Audio Controller  Onboard Realtek S1220 HD Audio
Cooling System  Heatsink and Fan
Number of Fans  3
Color  Black
Memory Support
Type  DDR4
Maximum Speed  3200 MHz
Number of Slots  8
Maximum Size per Slot  32 GB
Maximum Amount Supported  256 GB
External Connections
USB 2.0  4
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB 3.1)  7
USB 3.2 Type C  1
Audio Out  Surround Sound (7.1)
Audio In  Line-In/Microphone
S/PDIF  Optical
LAN (RJ45)  2
Wireless Antenna Port  Yes
Internal Connections
USB 2.0  2 (providing 4 ports)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0)  2
USB 3.2 Type C  1
SATA III 6.0Gbps  8
M.2 Connector  3
M.2 Support  2x 42-110mm NVMe (Gen4), 1x 42-110mm NVMe (Gen4) + SATA
TPM (module sold separately)  1
Compatible TPM  Asus TPM-M R2.0
SATA Controllers
SATA III 6.0Gbps Controller 1  TRX40 (providing 8 ports)
Expansion Slots
Slot 1  Slot not available on this board
Slot 2  PCI Express 4.0 x16
Slot 3  Slot not available on this board
Slot 4  Slot not available on this board
Slot 5  PCI Express 4.0 x16
Slot 6  PCI Express 4.0 x16
Slot 7  PCI Express 4.0 x4
Additional Information
SLI Compatible  Yes
Crossfire Compatible  Yes
RAID Support  0,1,10
Bluetooth  Yes (5.0)
Dual GPU Slot Spacing  4-Slot
Integrated IO Shield  Yes
BIOS Features
UEFI BIOS  Yes
EZ Flash  Yes
OC Profiles  Yes
Dimensions
Height  305 mm (12.0 in)
Width  224 mm (8.8 in)


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