Gigabyte X399 Designare EX Review & Specifications

Gigabyte X399 Designare EX TR4 M.2 WIFI ATX

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Supports AMD Ryzen Thread ripper Processors
Quad Channel ECC/Non-ECC Buffered DDR4, 8 DIMMs, 3600MHz+(OC)
Fast Front and Rear USB 3.1 Type-C Interface
4-Way Graphics Support with Dual Armor and Ultra Durable Design
Server-Class Digital Power Design & Gold Plated Solid Power Connectors

Specs Overview

Model X399 Designare EX
Release Date October 2017
Series
Socket TR4
Form factor ATX
Chipset AMD X399
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3333Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1220
Audio Channels 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
LAN Chipset 2 x Intel GbE LAN chips
Max LAN Speed Dual 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 8
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 3
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 8
Maximum Supported RAM 128GB

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80

The Designare Ex pretty very nice when it comes to features, realistically it's offering the same as the X399 Aorus Gaming 7 does and that board is 50 bucks cheaper. The looks and design are trivial, it's one of these boards that you do or don't like,...

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It's most beautiful board we've tested yet, with excellent performance. But the X399 Designare-EX's Overclocking results and price both give us...

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  • CPU

    SocketTR4:
    1. AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processor
    (Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
  • Chipset

    1. AMD X399
  • Memory

    1. 8 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 128 GB of system memory
    2. Quad channel memory architecture
    3. Support for DDR4 3600+(O.C.)/ 3466(O.C.)/ 3333(O.C.)/ 3200(O.C.)/ 2933(O.C.)/ 2667/ 2400/ 2133 MHz memory modules
    4. Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules
    5. Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
    6. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
    (Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)
  • Audio

    1. Realtek® ALC1220 codec
    2. Support for Sound BlasterX 720°
    3. High Definition Audio
    4. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
    5. Support for S/PDIF Out
  • LAN

    1. 2 x Intel® GbE LAN chips (10/100/1000 Mbit)
  • Wireless Communication module

    1. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band
    2. BLUETOOTH 4.2, 4.1, BLE, 4.0, 3.0, 2.1+EDR
    3. Support for 11ac wireless standard and up to 867 Mbps data rate
      * Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment.
  • Expansion Slots

    1. 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1, PCIEX16_2)
    2. 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1, PCIEX8_2)
      (The PCIEX16 and PCIEX8 slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
    3. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
      (The PCIEX4 slot conforms to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
  • Storage Interface

    1. 2 x M.2 connectors (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2M_32G)(M2Q_32G)
    2. 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2P_32G)
    3. 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    4. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 10
  • Multi-Graphics Technology

    1. Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire™ and 4-Way/3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies
    2. Support for NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ and 4-Way/3-Way/2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ technologies
  • USB

    CPU:
    1. 8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports on the back panel
    Chipset:
    1. 1 x USB Type-C™ port on the back panel, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
    2. 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red) on the back panel
    3. 1 x USB Type-C™ port with USB 3.1 Gen 1 support, available through the internal USB header
    4. 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports available through the internal USB header
    5. 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports available through the internal USB headers
  • Internal I/O Connectors

    1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
    3. 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
    4. 1 x CPU fan header
    5. 1 x water cooling CPU fan header
    6. 4 x system fan headers
    7. 2 x system fan/water cooling pump headers
    8. 1 x digital LED strip header
    9. 1 x digital LED strip power select jumper
    10. 2 x RGB (RGBW) LED strip headerss
    11. 3 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
    12. 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    13. 1 x front panel header
    14. 1 x front panel audio header
    15. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
    16. 1 x USB Type-C™ header with USB 3.1 Gen 1 support
    17. 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 header
    18. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
    19. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header (2x6 pin, for the GC-TPM2.0_S module only)
    20. 1 x power button
    21. 1 x reset button
    22. 1 x Clear CMOS button
    23. 2 x temperature sensor headers
    24. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • Back Panel Connectors

    1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
    2. 1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
    3. 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)
    4. 8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
    5. 2 x RJ-45 ports
    6. 2 x MMCX antenna connectors (2T2R)
    7. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
    8. 5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
  • I/O Controller

    1. iTE® I/O Controller Chip
  • H/W Monitoring

    1. Voltage detection
    2. Temperature detection
    3. Fan speed detection
    4. Water cooling flow rate detection
    5. Overheating warning
    6. Fan fail warning
    7. Fan speed control
      * Whether the fan (pump) speed control function is supported will depend on the fan (pump) you install.
  • BIOS

    1. 2 x 128 Mbit flash
    2. Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
    3. Support for DualBIOS™
    4. Support for Q-Flash Plus
      * The USB flash drive used must be a USB 2.0 flash drive.
    5. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
  • Unique Features

    1. Support for APP Center
      * Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
      3D OSD
      @BIOS
      AutoGreen
      BIOS Setup
      Color Temperature
      Cloud Station
      EasyTune
      Fast Boot
      Game Boost
      ON/OFF Charge
      RGB Fusion
      Smart Backup
      Smart Keyboard
      Smart TimeLock
      Smart HUD
      System Information Viewer
      USB Blocker
      USB DAC-UP 2
      V-Tuner
    2. Support for Q-Flash
    3. Support for Xpress Install
  • Bundle Software

    1. Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
    2. XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster (12 months license)
    3. cFosSpeed
  • Operating System

    1. Support for Windows 10 64-bit
  • Form Factor

    1. ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm
  • Remark

    1. Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.
    2. Most hardware/software vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the GIGABYTE website.

* The entire materials provided herein are for reference only. GIGABYTE reserves the right to modify or revise the content at anytime without prior notice.
* Advertised performance is based on maximum theoretical interface values from respective Chipset vendors or organization who defined the interface specification. Actual performance may vary by system configuration.
* All trademarks and logos are the properties of their respective holders.
* Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.

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