AMD's Ryzen CPU's (Ryzen/TR/Epyc) & Vega/Polaris GPU's

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    AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Build w/ GTX 1080 Ti - New 4K Rendering PC
     
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    Yup, on July 25th there is an AMD Partners briefing on x399 motherboards, so a lot of information about the x399 boards should be released.

    Reddit pulled down the July 25th AMD Partners x399 announcement someone put up recently:

    Meet the experts - X399 Motherboards - July 25
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/6o0g6j/meet_the_experts_x399_motherboards_july_25/

    Here's the Reddit thread about the July 25th releases:

    ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and ASRock to detail X399 motherboards on July 25th
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/6og3sv/asus_gigabyte_msi_and_asrock_to_detail_x399/

    AMD Ryzen Threadripper X399 Motherboards for July 25th!
    https://www.eteknix.com/amd-ryzen-threadripper-x399-motherboards-july-25th/

    "Ryzen Threadripper X399
    AMD’s Threadripper is officially being launched early August. Beliefs are that AMD will reveal the performance and final details of Threadripper, at SIGGRAPH in 10 days time. Of course, having a high-end processor is all well and good. However, if you don’t have a motherboard for it to go into, it is irrelevant.

    AMD is working hard alongside its partner’s to provide new X399 boards for the platform. Currently, there have only been for X399 motherboards to date. These are offerings from ASUS, ASRock and Gigabyte.

    However, MSI has indicated they are working on the platform too although no information is revealed yet. There is a high chance that we will see multiple M.2 slots and higher PCIe lane numbers due to the high support for more PCIe lanes of Threadripper.

    AMD will be hosting a special episode of their monthly ‘Meet the Experts’ on the 25th July. Be sure to tune in at 9 AM (GMT-6) or 3 PM GMT Time. The show is expected to last 45 minutes and we are to believe that the X399 lineup will be revealed."
     
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    That board does look promising. How many power pins / connectors does it have?

    ASUS X399 ROG ZENITH EXTREME: 2 x 8 pin.
    ASRrock X399 TAICHI: 1 x 8 pin + 1 x 4 pin.
    Gigabyte X399 AORUS Gaming 7: 1 x 8 pin + 1 x 4 pin.
    ASROCK X399 Professional Gaming¨: 1 x 8 pin + 1 x 4 pin.

    The ASUS X399 ROG ZENITH EXTREME looks like the top dog so far, with a heat pipe leading to the VRM's:
    https://rog.asus.com/articles/maxim...ming-for-amds-monster-ryzen-threadripper-cpu/

    Asus X399 ROG Zenith Extreme ThreadRipper Motherboard Debuts At Computex
    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/asus-rog-zenith-extreme-x399-threadripper,34650.html

    Hopefully all the details will fall out between July 25th and July 27th when the ThreadRipper releases :)
     
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    That board is for the AM4 and I thought I saw 2x8 pin. Plus, it usually has a power connector for the pcie, but we'll see.

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    From the Asus Crosshair Hero VI Specifications page, it's got 1 x 8-pin and 1 x 4-pin EATX 12V Connectors:

    1 x 8-pin EATX 12 V Power connector
    1 x 4-pin EATX 12 V_1 Power connector(s)

    ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO, Specifications:
    https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-CROSSHAIR-VI-HERO/specifications/

    So far only the Asus X399 ROG Zenith Extreme ThreadRipper Motherboard has 2 x 8-pin CPU power.
     
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    It very well may be that the engineers caught the need for more power and cooling for the CPU / VRM's early on the x399:

    "The Zenith Extreme board hosts a 2x 8-pin EPS12V configuration, deviating from AMD’s reference spec of 1x 8-pin + 1x 6-pin (typo?, should be 1x4-pin), and also features 1x MOLEX for GPU power.

    The board seems to run an 8+2-phase design, with yet-unspecified power components. From what Gigabyte told us, a 6-phase Vcore VRM did not provide sufficient performance, pushing the Gaming 7 to an 8-phase design for the production model. ASUS seems to agree with this for its flagship."

    ASUS X399 Zenith Extreme Threadripper Motherboard Specs | Computex
    http://www.gamersnexus.net/news-pc/2941-asus-x399-zenith-extreme-threadripper-board-computex

    ASUS X399 Zenith Extreme Threadripper Motherboard | Computex


    There are videos on x399 in this thread, check the other pages too:

    Computex 2017 - Events, Announcements, Video, Articles...
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...ts-video-articles.805342/page-8#post-10538155

    ASUS Zenith Extreme
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/6ogye0/asus_zenith_extreme/
     
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