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Workstations based on AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper processors with up to 32 cores are available from the vast majority of boutique PC makers. Since we are dealing with hardware for demanding tasks, PC builders tend to leave a lot of space for expandability, so the majority of AMD Ryzen Threadripper-powered PCs are rather large. Computer Upgrade King decided to do something different: its 2990WX-based Stratos Micro uses a Micro-ATX platform and is therefore smaller than its competitors. Meanwhile, it still offers leading-edge performance and expandability, as we discovered at Computex. Computer Upgrade King’s Stratos Micro featuring AMD’s 32-core Ryzen Threadripper W2990WX uses ASRock’s X399M Taichi motherboard, the only Micro-ATX mainboard for AMD’s TR4 socket on the market. Being compact, this platform still has four DDR4 DIMM...

The ASRock X399 Phantom Gaming 6 Motherboard Review: $250 Sixteen Core Stunner

The ASRock X399 Phantom Gaming 6 hardware is one of the cheapest X399 motherboard currently on the market and brings the Phantom Gaming name to the high-end desktop market...

22 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/12/2019

CES 2019: ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha X399 Motherboard

At CES 2019, ASUS showed off its new top tier X399 model with support for the 2nd generation Threadripper processors, the ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha. The new model has...

3 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/14/2019

ASRock Launches The New X399 Phantom Gaming 6 Motherboard

The Phantom Gaming series, debuted recently, has been an interesting development from ASRock. Going for a more sleek look, the range offers additional functionality above the norm different to...

2 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/26/2018

The AMD Threadripper 2 CPU Review: The 24-Core 2970WX and 12-Core 2920X Tested

This year AMD launched its second generation high-end desktop Ryzen Threadripper processors. The benefits of the new parts include better performance, better frequency, and parts up to 32 cores...

70 by Ian Cutress on 10/29/2018

The ASRock X399 Taichi Motherboard Review: Cost-Effective Threadripper

In this review we are having a look at the ASRock X399 Taichi, one of the few motherboards for Ryzen Threadripper processors that retails for less than $300. Despite...

30 by E. Fylladitakis on 10/26/2018

GIGABYTE Ships X399 Aorus Xtreme: A Chariot for Threadripper 2

With the first AMD Threadripper 2 processors hitting the market today, GIGABYTE has started shipments of its flagship X399 Aorus Xtreme motherboard for AMD’s new chips. The motherboard comes...

17 by Anton Shilov on 8/13/2018

The MSI MEG X399 Creation Motherboard Review: The New 16-Phase Shark In Town

With the highly anticipated launch of AMD's second generation Threadripper processors, it gives motherboard vendors the incentive and justification to release more boards. As there aren’t tons of Threadripper...

17 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/13/2018

The ASUS X399 ROG Zenith Extreme Motherboard Review: Top Tier Threadripper

Today we are having a look at the most expensive motherboard for Ryzen Threadripper processors, the ASUS X399 ROG Zenith Extreme. The motherboard has a very impressive list of...

24 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/17/2018

The ASRock X399 Professional Gaming Motherboard Review: 10G For All

Today we are taking a look at ASRock's most advanced AMD X399 motherboard for Ryzen Threadripper, the Fatal1ty X399 Professional Gaming. As its name suggests, it is a motherboard...

45 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/5/2018

MSI's New Threadripper 2 Motherboard on Steroids: X399 Creation

One of the most impressive motherboard designs coming out of Computex was MSI’s new X399 Creation motherboard. With Threadripper 2 around the corner, sporting support for up to 32...

19 by Ian Cutress on 7/2/2018

The GIGABYTE X399 DESIGNARE EX Motherboard Review

In this review we are having a look at GIGABYTE's currently best AMD X399 motherboard, the Designare EX. The specifications of the motherboard are impressive, and the design of...

19 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/22/2018

GIGABYTE’s X399 Aorus Extreme: The Threadripper 2 Halo Motherboard

Our most popular news during the week of Computex was, without a doubt, AMD’s announcement of the next generation of Threadripper. The new chips, coined Threadripper 2, are set...

17 by Ian Cutress on 6/18/2018

GIGABYTE Aorus PCIe x16 M.2: For Four NVMe Drives, X399 Compatible

Everyone has spare NVMe SSDs, right? Or perhaps users want to buy four of them? Intel was on a big push recently with its newest 380 GB Intel Optane...

19 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2018

AMD Reveals Threadripper 2 : Up to 32 Cores, 250W, X399 Refresh

One of the surprises from AMD’s first year of the newest x86 Zen architecture was the launch of the Threadripper platform. Despite the mainstream Ryzen processors already taking a...

205 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

German IT Distributor Publishes AMD+Intel Roadmaps: Z490, Z390, 8-Core CFL in Q4

With Computex just around the corner, a lot of thought is being put to exactly what are we expecting to see at the show. There are questions about AMD’s...

30 by Ian Cutress on 5/3/2018

ASRock at CES 2018: Hands-On with the ASRock X399M Taichi

LAS VEGAS, NV – While smaller motherboards are fun to look at, and an engineering challenge, they still represent a small part of the market. The main benefit for...

5 by Ian Cutress on 1/16/2018

ASRock Unveil Their New microATX Threadripper Motherboard, The X399M Taichi

LAS VEGAS, NV — It is no secret that AMD's Threadripper multi-core processor is a beast goes without saying and 16c/32t of computing power is nothing short of impressive...

18 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/9/2018

AMD Launches NVMe RAID Support For Ryzen Threadripper Platform

A week later than originally planned, AMD is launching NVMe RAID support for their Ryzen Threadripper platform. Grab the Windows 10 drivers and release notes here. This updated RAID...

47 by Billy Tallis on 10/2/2017

GSkill Announces New AMD Compatible Trident Z RGB Kits

With both AMD Ryzen and Threadripper platforms continuing to mature, we’ve seen an increase in the two platform’s ability to handle higher capacity and faster RAM and be stable...

13 by Joe Shields on 9/22/2017

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