ASRock Rack has listed a new motherboard on its website supporting AMD's latest Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3000WX series of processors. The ASRock Rack WRX80D8-2T is currently under 'preliminary' status and features eight memory slots, seven full-length PCIe 4.0 x16 slots, as well as twelve SATA ports and support for two PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 drives. It also includes dual 10 GbE and is supported by an ASPEED BMC controller with a dedicated management LAN port and D-sub video output.

In terms of design, the ASRock Rack WRX80D8-2T follows a basic green design with blue memory slots and black PCIe slots, and power connectors. Surrounding a transposed sTRX4 (WRX80) socket is eight memory slots with support up to 2TB of capacity, with ECC and non-ECC UDIMM, RDIMM, LRDIMM, and RDIMM3DS memory types supported. Providing power to the motherboard is a 24-pin 12 V ATX power input, while CPU power comes from a pair of 8-pin 12 V ATX CPU power inputs, all of which are located in the top right-hand corner.

Dominating the lower half of the board are seven full-length PCIe 4.0 x16 slots, which are designed to maximize 112 of the supported 120 PCIe lanes from the Zen 2 based Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3000WX processors. Focusing on storage, the WRX80D8-2T has support for twelve SATA ports from the WRX80 chipset with two OCuLink ports, including four regular 7-pin SATA ports. Users can add U.2 storage with two OCuLink ports at PCIe 4.0 x4 or use these for an additional four SATA ports apiece. Other storage options include two PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots with support for form factors up to 22110 M.2. Cooling options consist of seven 6-pin fan headers.

On the rear panel are two USB 3.2 G1 Type-A ports, with a dedicated Realtek RTL8211E Gigabit management LAN port and D-Sub video output powered by an ASPEED AST2500 BMC controller, which adds IPMI support. Users looking to add more USB ports can do so via front panel headers, including one USB 3.2 G2 Type-C header and one USB 3.2 G1 Type-A header for an additional two ports. Networking includes two RJ45 ports, which an Intel X550-AT2 10 GbE controller powers. Finishing off the rear panel is a Serial port, and a small UID identification LED button.

At the time of writing, we don't have any information on either the pricing or availability of the ASRock Rack WRX80D8-2T.

Source: ASRock Rack

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  • ballsystemlord - Monday, October 4, 2021 - link

    So, what's the second heatsink for? AMD only has one uni-bridge chipset. Reply
  • Mday - Monday, October 4, 2021 - link

    Probably the Intel X550-AT2. Reply
  • Mikewind Dale - Monday, October 4, 2021 - link

    And notice, no loud chipset fan! Reply
  • Qasar - Monday, October 4, 2021 - link

    i have been using a 3900x and x570 board and not ONCE have i heard the chipset fan. i even put a piece of paper in it ( like kids used to do with the wheels on their bikes and cards in the spokes ) to make sure it was working, and even then i STILL barely heard it. my the fans on my NH-D15 are louder.

    all those that are complaining about a loud chipset fan, probably don't even have an X570 board, and just assume its loud because of the rep chipset fans have been given in the past.
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  • devione - Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - link

    Enthusiasts are the worst kind of people. They'll needlessly complain about anything and everything. Little wonder why the market increasingly refuses to cater to them. Reply
  • ballsystemlord - Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - link

    Your use of the word is incorrect. Enthusiasts, even ones who want a silent PC, wouldn't complain if it was silent. What you're probably seeing are the comments from critics. Critics who are really bad at their work or maybe received a defective Chipset fan.

    "Enthusiast ~ noun rare
    1. an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
    2. a person having a strong liking for something"
    Reply
  • Mikewind Dale - Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - link

    I own the Supermicro ThreadRipper Pro board (the M12SWA-TF), and its chipset fan has a quite audible, high-pitched whine.

    Every other fan in my system is a Noctua, and I can hear the chipset fan above them all.
    Reply
  • wolrah - Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - link

    Me right now while using my 3900X+X570:

    "Oh right, this has a chipset fan..."

    Seriously the only time I've ever heard or thought about a chipset fan was on my old A8N-SLI Deluxe where the fan died on a regular basis.
    Reply
  • Operandi - Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - link

    Thats because its meant to be installed in a 2U or larger chassis a several 80mm fans channeling air through those heatsinks. Its not designed for passive cooling. Reply
  • Mikewind Dale - Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - link

    I own the Supermicro ThreadRipper Pro board (the M12SWA-TF), and its chipset fan has a quite audible, high-pitched whine.

    Every other fan in my system is a Noctua, and I can hear the chipset fan above them all.
    Reply

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