Gigabyte X399 Designare EX AMD Ryzen Motherboard (rev. 1.0)

Gigabyte X399 Designare EX AMD Ryzen Motherboard (rev. 1.0)

Gigabyte X399 Designare EX AMD Ryzen Motherboard (rev. 1.0)

Gigabyte X399 Designare EX AMD Ryzen Motherboard (rev. 1.0)

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  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processor
  • Dual Intel GbE LAN
  • Supports Digital LED & RGB LED
  • AMD X399 Chipset
  • Intel Dual Band 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.2
  • Supports DDR4-3600+ (O.C.) Memory
  • 5 x PCI Express x16 Slots
  • 8 x DDR4 DIMM Sockets
  • Front and Rear USB 3.1 Type-C Interface
  • ATX Form Factor
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Gigabyte X399 DESIGNARE EX overview

  • 1Description

Use the X399 Designare EX Motherboard from Gigabyte to render, stream, compile, encode, work, and play. Supporting AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor, the motherboard is equipped with Dual Intel GbE LAN, triple M.2 with Thermal Guard, RGB fusion, 120 dB SNR HD audio, Intel Dual Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.2. Eight DDR4 DIMM sockets support up to 128GB of system memory at speeds up to 3600 MHz with overclocking. The motherboard also features front and rear USB 3.1 type-C interface, five PCI Express x16 expansion slots, eight SATA III connectors, and two Ethernet ports. Furthermore, it supports AMD quad-GPU CrossFireX with AMD CrossFire technologies and NVIDIA quad-GPU SLI with NVIDIA SLI technologies.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processor
With up to 16 cores, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor can command 32 threads. It features 40MB of processor cache, quad-channel DDR4 for memory bandwidth, 64 lanes of incredible PCIe 3.0 connectivity, and native USB 3.1 Gen2 10 Gb/s support on a chipset.
Free NVMe RAID Support
NVMe RAID for AMD Ryzen Threadripper platform is supported for free. By combining multiple NVMe SSDs together into a RAID 0, 1, or 10 array, it is possible to greatly enhance disk performance or data integrity. With a single GPU in the system, up to seven NVMe SSD arrays can be supported by the X399 motherboard.
4-Way Graphics with Premium 48 PCIe Lanes Bandwidth
The X399 motherboard features a PCI Express design that utilizes 100% of all 48 lanes from the CPU when in a 4-way or 3-way graphics configuration, providing full graphics bandwidth.
Triple PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 Direct from CPU
The X399 Motherboard focuses on delivering M.2 technology for maximizing the system's potential.
Triple M.2 Thermal Guard
The M.2 Thermal Guard prevents throttling and bottlenecks from M.2 devices, as it helps to reduce and dissipate heat before it becomes an issue.
Server-Class Digital Power Design
The X399 motherboard uses an all-digital CPU power design from International Rectifier which includes both 4th generation digital PWM controllers and 3rd generation PowIRstage controllers. These 100% digital controllers offer precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing maximum performance from the AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPU.
IR Digital PWM & IR PowIRstage ICs
The IR digital power controllers and PowIRstage ICs feature Isense technology, which provides precise current sensing accuracy. This helps evenly distribute the thermal loading between the PowIRstage ICs, preventing the overheating of each individual PowIRstage and resulting in longer lifespan and better reliability.
Server Level Chokes
• Server level reliability
• High current capacity
• Reduces heat created by power loss and provides efficient power delivery to CPU VRM area
Gold Plated Solid Power Connectors
The X399 motherboard features gold plated ATX 24-pin & ATX 12V 8-pin and 4-pin power connectors, offering stable power supply while CPU overloading. Gold provides superior conductivity and signal transmission than standard implementations, with better reliability and stability over time by resistance to metal corrosion caused by frequent use overtime.
The X399 motherboard is designed with an aggressive stance. The armor is created to offer best-in-class performance while still staying cool.
Base Plate
With an integrated base plate, the Motherboard gives users a strong foundation to build their gaming PC. With larger and heavier coolers, graphics cards, and memory modules, the GIGABYTE Base Plate supports users' PC build, while reducing cuts and stings from sharp areas of the motherboard.
I/O Shield Armor
An integrated I/O shield makes building a Gaming PC even easier.
VR Gaming
With NVMe support via M.2 or U.2 and a one-piece metal shielding to brace for heavier discrete graphics cards, the X399 motherboard is suitable for building a VR Gaming PC.
Refreshed BIOS
The BIOS is essential for users during initial setup to allow optimal settings. With a GUI and easy to use functionalities, the BIOS gives users a good experience while setting up their new system.
Using apps from the GIGABYTE APP Center helps you get the most from your GIGABYTE motherboard. With a simple, unified user interface, GIGABYTE APP Center allows you to easily launch all GIGABYTE apps installed on your system, check related updates online, and download the latest apps, drivers, and BIOS.
The EasyTune is a simple and easy-to-use interface, allowing you to fine-tune your system settings or adjust system clocks, memory clocks, and voltages in a Windows environment. Automatically overclock your system with Smart Quick Boost, for an added performance boost.
3D OSD automatically detects and displays your system information during games, allowing you to easily get a hold of your system information without switching between screens.
Smart Fan 5
With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows them to interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. Furthermore, with Smart Fan 5 hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.
■ Nine temperature sensors
■ Eight fan/water pump connectors
■ All fan pin headers upgraded to hybrid fan headers
■ Interoperable fans and sensors
■ Intuitive UI for fan control
Hybrid Fan Pin Headers & Temperature Sensors
Smart Fan 5 receives up-to-the-second information on flow-rate and water-temperature through the Hybrid Fan Pin Headers or external thermistor sensors. All Hybrid Fan Headers can automatically detect the type of cooling device whether it be fan or pump with different PWM or Voltage mode.
Smart Fan 5 Software
Choose from different modes, Quiet to Full Speed, to match your system usage scenario. For each fan or pump, you can use the intuitive fan curve to define trigger thresholds and corresponding fan speeds.
USB with Precision Digital Fuse
Utilizing a digital fuse, the motherboard can avert against over-current damage by reacting faster, with greater precision, and avoid unexpected voltage from external devices.
Dual Intel GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software + Intel Wi-Fi
Dual Intel Gigabit LAN features cFosSpeed, a network traffic management application, which helps to improve network latency and maintain low ping times to deliver better responsiveness in crowded LAN environments.
USB Type-C Front Panel Connector
The onboard USB type-C header for USB 3.1 Gen 1 makes access convenient when connecting a USB 3.1 drive or charging your mobile device.
Fast USB 3.1 Gen 2 Solution
The USB 3.1 Gen 2 offers 10 Gb/s transfer speeds. 2x faster than USB 3.1 Gen 1, along with backwards compatibility with existing USB devices.
RGB Fusion with Digital LEDs
RGB Fusion offers users the option to control onboard and external LED light strips for their PC. Already filled with colors and patterns, the RGB Fusion on the X399 Motherboard includes up to 300 digital LED support. The Motherboards supports either 5V or 12V digital LED strips. RGB Fusion with Digital LEDs comes with nine patterns and various speed settings.
RGB Fusion
Multi-light zones are equipped with high brightness RGB LEDs, namely the Accent LED PCH Overlay, Digital LED strips, and RGBW LED strips.
RGBW & UV Light Strips Support
Install standard 12V external RGB, RGBW, or RGB/UV light strips on the RGBW pin header and control its color from the RGB Fusion software. Using an RGBW light strip with a dedicated white LED, creates brighter and more vibrant shades of colors. When using RGB/UV LED strips, you can give the system a fluorescent glow with the use of UV reactive liquid, neon braided cables, and acrylic paint.
High-Performance EK Monoblock Support
EK-FB GA X3999 GAMING RGB Monoblock is a complete all-in-one (CPU and motherboard) liquid cooling solution for the X399 motherboard. The monoblock is equipped with a 4-pin RGB LED strip and offers superior aesthetics and performance. The RGB in the monoblock is compatible with GIGABYTE RGB Fusion, thus offering full lighting customization.
ALC 1220 120 dB SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp
The ALC1220 is a high-performance, multi-channel, and High-Definition Audio Codec with up to 120 dB SNR for crystal clear audio. It features Smart Headphone Amp, 114 dB SNR recording for precise voice chats, and hardware decoding of DSD128, ensuring great audio quality from the PC. The Smart Headphone AMP detects impedance of your head-worn audio device to provide optimal audio dynamics, preventing issues such as low volume and distortion.
WIMA & Nichicon Audio Capacitors
The X399 motherboard features a combination of Hi-Fi grade WIMA FKP2 capacitors and Nichicon audio grade Fine Gold capacitors. While the Nichicon Fine Gold capacitors are suited for high-grade audio equipment for providing rich sound in the bass and clearer high frequencies, the WIMA FKP2 capacitors are being used widely in premium grade Hi-Fi systems. The addition of this to the GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio technology makes for the ideal on-board sound solution for the most demanding audiophiles.
Gold Plated Audio Jacks
The X399 motherboard features gold-plated audio connectors for improved connectivity and long lasting durability. Gold has superb signal conductivity and will not tarnish over extended periods of use.
An adjustable voltage USB port with dedicated power design is embedded in the X399 motherboard. The USB DAC-UP 2 provides clean, isolated, and low-noise power while adding the ability to compensate for voltage drop.
Creative SoundBlasterX 720°
Creative's audio engine enhances your PC's audio. These comprehensive tools backed by leading technology and algorithms in audio enriches your experience, whether it's streaming, gaming, listening to music, or other entertainment needs.
GIGABYTE Patented Double Locking Bracket
First lock - inserted from the top for better retention.
Second lock - soldered for a stronger bond.
Ultra Durable PCIe Armor
The innovative one piece stainless steel shielding design from AORUS reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.
Ultra Durable Memory Armor
GIGABYTE's one piece stainless steel shielding design prevents against PCB distortion and twist, plate bending, in addition to preventing any possible ESD interference
Start Sulfurization Protection
Sulfur compounds in the air can penetrate tiny onboard resistors creating chemical change and causing these resistors to open or short. If either of these occurs the motherboard will fail to function. By equipping resistors with an Anti-Sulfur Design, the Ultra Durable Motherboard is protected from the damage.
UPC: 889523011539
In the Box
Gigabyte X399 Designare EX AMD Ryzen Motherboard (rev. 1.0)
  • 6 x SATA Cables
  • Wi-Fi Antenna
  • GC-SLI23PL SLI Bridge Connector
  • GC-M2-U2 Card
  • G Connector
  • 2 x RGB (RGBW) LED Strip Extension Cables
  • 2 x Hook and Loop Cable Ties
  • 2 x Thermistor Cables
  • M.2 Screw Kit
  • T20 Star Wrench
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Gigabyte X399 DESIGNARE EX specs

    Chipset AMD X399
    CPU Socket TR4
    Back Panel I/O
    USB 8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
    Display None
    Audio 5 x 3.5 mm
    1 x S/PDIF
    Ethernet / Controller 2 x Intel i211AT Gigabit
    PS/2 1 x PS/2
    Wi-Fi Antenna 2 x Connector
    Buttons BIOS Flashback, Clear CMOS
    Memory Slots 8 x 288-Pin
    Memory Support DDR4 2133, 2400, 2667, 2933, 3200, 3333, 3466, 3600 MHz
    Maximum Capacity 128 GB
    Channel Architecture Quad Channel
    ECC Support Non-ECC, ECC Unbuffered
    Storage Expansion
    M.2 2 x M Key 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x2, PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA (Unspecified))
    1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x2, PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA (Unspecified))
    U.2 None
    RAID Support RAID 0, 1, 10 (SATA)
    Internal I/O
    Expansion Slots 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16
    2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 mode)
    1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode)
    USB 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Header (Supports 1 USB Type-C Ports)
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Header (Supports 2 USB Type-A Ports)
    2 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Ports)
    Multi-GPU Support 2-Way, 3-Way, 4-Way, Quad-GPU AMD CrossFireX
    2-Way, 3-Way, 4-Way, Quad-GPU NVIDIA SLI
    Air Cooling 1 x 4-Pin CPU
    4 x 4-Pin System
    Liquid Cooling 3 x 4-Pin Pump
    Power Connectors 1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
    1 x 8-Pin CPU
    1 x 4-Pin CPU
    Security TPM Module
    LED Header 2 x RGB
    Audio 1 x S/PDIF
    Diagnostics Clear CMOS, Power, Reset
    ROM 2 x 128 Mb
    Front Panel I/O
    I/O Connection Headers AAFP
    Audio Codec Realtek ALC1220 (8-Channel)
    Bluetooth Version 4.2
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) (MU-MIMO)
    Supported Operating Systems Windows 10 (64-Bit)
    Form Factor ATX
    Dimensions 12.01 x 9.61" / 30.5 x 24.4 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.2 x 12.5 x 4.4"

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