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TRX40 - which mobo?

So far I'm liking the Gigabyte TRX40 AORUS XTREME with the least amount of bling and the right-angle mobo connectors. The ASRock TRX40 Taichi seems to be the only mobo with an aluminum VRM heatsink with active cooling but the steampunk styling is bleh.

Has anyone heard when we'll start seeing real in-depth reviews of these?

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Quote: Originally Posted by ugotd8 View Post
So far I'm liking the Gigabyte TRX40 AORUS XTREME with the least amount of bling and the right-angle mobo connectors.
Yeah quite like that, but if this price is right ...
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trx40 gigabyte extreme has inferior heatsinks to b570 board ... and it has two or 3 actives fans.. one on chipset and 2 on io plate. why they did not take design from mainstream i dunno. It bad move thh.
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trx40 gigabyte extreme has inferior heatsinks to b570 board ... and it has two or 3 actives fans.. one on chipset and 2 on io plate. why they did not take design from mainstream i dunno. It bad move thh.
Are you sure about those fans? What I'm seeing are real finned heatsinks with heatpipes. Only the chipset has a fan. The board with 2 additional fans and ugly aluminum heatsinks is the ASUS Zenith 2 Extreme..
The only problem with that board is that it would probably be even more expensive than the Zenith 2 Extreme... judging be the X570 model's price...

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It has a fan for the VRM under IO AFAIK.

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Don't think they skimped on heatsinks though, right GAX TRX40, left GAX X570.

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On the ZEA the 2 fans rarely come on with a 1950X OC'd and that's with low airflow in the case, fully controlable via UEFI profile and have fan stop feature. From my experience as long as a board allows control over the onboard fans I have no issue with them being there TBH.

Going by the current info on pricing I do whelp at the thought of what Z2E may cost...
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Quote: Originally Posted by gupsterg View Post
It has a fan for the VRM under IO AFAIK.



Don't think they skimped on heatsinks though, right GAX TRX40, left GAX X570.



On the ZEA the 2 fans rarely come on with a 1950X OC'd and that's with low airflow in the case, fully controlable via UEFI profile and have fan stop feature. From my experience as long as a board allows control over the onboard fans I have no issue with them being there TBH.

Going by the current info on pricing I do whelp at the thought of what Z2E may cost...
OK, I stand corrected. but yeah, if there is any control over the fan, I don't think there will be any issues.
The price question really scares me... I really don't want to spend 1000+ Euro on a mainboard...

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OK, I stand corrected. but yeah, if there is any control over the fan, I don't think there will be any issues.
The price question really scares me... I really don't want to spend 1000+ Euro on a mainboard...
Z2E uses a standard 4 pin fan header for the VRM HS fans like the ZEA. So stock fans could be disconnected/removed, a bigger fan located in case could act as VRM fan. Below is page from ZEA, HS Fan header is the VRM fans header.

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I don't think the price on THG are unrealistic at present, X570 saw a similar bump over X370/X470, as an example C6H/C7H was say ~£200, C8H is ~£350...
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Quote: Originally Posted by ugotd8 View Post
So far I'm liking the Gigabyte TRX40 AORUS XTREME with the least amount of bling and the right-angle mobo connectors. The ASRock TRX40 Taichi seems to be the only mobo with an aluminum VRM heatsink with active cooling but the steampunk styling is bleh.

Has anyone heard when we'll start seeing real in-depth reviews of these?

For my ' ' , it is between the MSI trx40 'Creator' and the Gigabyte Aorus trx40 'Master', both with a similar VRM (16+3 Infineon). The Aorus trx40 'Extreme' has the same VRM and ALL the bells and whistles and bling, but the 'Master' makes more sense to me ...Ultimately comes down to pricing between MSI and Aorus in relation to your IO and connectivity needs
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Quote: Originally Posted by OrionBG View Post
OK, I stand corrected. but yeah, if there is any control over the fan, I don't think there will be any issues.
The price question really scares me... I really don't want to spend 1000+ Euro on a mainboard...
Price will be around 900$ with tax probably 1k.
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I'm way late to this discussion but if AM4 is any to go by, wait for extensive reviews (by people unafraid to disassemble their motherboards & use industrial grade equipment for testing such as IgorsLab) especially with the amount of money you would be dropping on a TRX40 board. A TRX40 board isn't for gaming so you would want a stable board BIOS.


There's mention of 90A powerstages by Asrock and MSI, but there is no model number given so you have to be skeptical. You can't fully judge thermal performance by the heatsinking since the efficiency of the powerstages also matters.


The powerstages and PWM layout determine the heat output , the heatsink only sinks the heat into the air (which is how well it cools the board components down). For example, MSI completely failed with X570 low end <$200 boards despite being the best or one of the best for B450. Brand loyalty and only reading marketing is a surefire way to buy something under-performing.

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