Gigabyte X399 Designare EX w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Triple M.2, RGB Fusion, Gigabit LAN, Wi-Fi, 4-Way CrossFire / SLI

MX69441 X399 Designare EX w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Triple M.2, RGB Fusion, Gigabit LAN, Wi-Fi, 4-Way CrossFire / SLI
MX69441 X399 Designare EX w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Triple M.2, RGB Fusion, Gigabit LAN, Wi-Fi, 4-Way CrossFire / SLI MX69441 X399 Designare EX w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Triple M.2, RGB Fusion, Gigabit LAN, Wi-Fi, 4-Way CrossFire / SLI MX69441 X399 Designare EX w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Triple M.2, RGB Fusion, Gigabit LAN, Wi-Fi, 4-Way CrossFire / SLI MX69441 X399 Designare EX w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Triple M.2, RGB Fusion, Gigabit LAN, Wi-Fi, 4-Way CrossFire / SLI

Product Info

AMD X399 Ultra Durable motherboard with Dual Intel GbE LAN, Triple M.2 with Thermal Guard, RGB Fusion, 120dB SNR ALC1220, Front & Rear USB 3.1 Type-C, Intel Dual Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi + BT4.2, Base Plated & I/O Shield Armor

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Overwhelming Power. Indisputable Supremacy. Unrestrained Potential.

The GIGABYTE X399 enthusiast motherboard with AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processor. Do everything, do it all at the same time, and do it without sacrificing responsiveness. Render. Stream. Compile. Encode. Work or Play. Real-World Productivity or Virtual Reality Entertainment. The GIGABYTE X399 enthusiast motherboard has the power to overwhelm your most daunting workloads.

  • ATX form factor
  • Supports AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processors
  • Quad Channel ECC/ Non-ECC Unbuffered 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
  • Dual Intel GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software
  • ALC1220 120dB SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone AMP and WIMA audio capacitors
  • Sound BlasterX 720°, the Top-of-the-line Audio Engine Solution for 4K Gaming and Entertainment
  • Intel® Dual Band 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.2 – AC 8265 WiFi Module
  • RGB FUSION with Multi-Zone LED Light Show design, support Digital LED & RGB LED strips
  • Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers
  • Triple Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 interface and Thermal Guard
  • USB DAC-UP 2 with Adjustable Voltage
  • Precise Digital USB Fuse Design for Stronger Protection
  • Ultra Durable™ 25KV ESD and 15KV Surge LAN Protection
  • Base Plated & I/O Shield Armor
  • APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities

Features

The New, Ultimate Platform for Desktop

With up to 16 cores, the AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processor can command 32 threads, the most multi-processing power that has ever been unleashed on a consumer desktop. Overwhelm your workloads with 40MB of processor cache, without sacrificing efficiency thanks to the world-class IPC performance of the "Zen" architecture.

Quad-Channel DDR4 for devastating memory bandwidth, 64 lanes of incredible PCIe® 3.0 connectivity, and native USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gb/s support on a chipset. With every processor multiplier-unlocked to be configured as you see fit, the Ryzen™ Threadripper™ platform is create to keep you on the bleeding edge of tomorrow.

How to install AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ CPU

Free NVMe RAID Support

NVMe RAID for AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ platform is now 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 7 NVMe SSDs array can be supported by GIGABYTE X399 motherboards.

Performance

4-Way Graphics with Premium 48 PCIe Lanes Bandwidth

GIGABYTE X399 motherboards feature a unique PCI Express design that utilizes 100% of all 48 lanes from the CPU when in a 4-Way or 3-Way graphics configuration providing the full bandwidth available and provide the best graphics bandwidth possible to the user.

Triple PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 Direct from CPU

GIGABYTE X399 Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system's potential.

Triple M.2 Thermal Guard

With durability in mind, GIGABYTE provides a thermal solution for M.2 drives - 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

GIGABYTE X399 motherboards use an all digital CPU power design from International Rectifier® which includes both 4th Generation digital PWM Controllers and industry-leading 3rd Generation PowIRstage® controllers. These 100% digital controllers offer incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum performance from their new AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ CPUs.

IR Digital PWM & IR PowIRstage® ICs

This new generation of IR® digital power controllers and PowIRstage® ICs feature Isense technology, which provide more precise current sensing accuracy. This helps evenly distribute the thermal loading between the PowIRstage® ICs, preventing the overheating of each individual PowIRstage®, resulting in longer lifespan and better reliability.

Server Level Chokes

GIGABYTE X399 motherboards feature Server Level Chokes.

  • Server level reliability
  • High current capacity
  • New design reduces heat created by power loss and provides efficient power delivery to CPU VRM area

Gold Plated Solid Power Connectors

GIGABYTE X399 motherboards feature gold plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8pin+4pin power connectors for offering stable and affordable power supply while CPU overloading. Gold provides superior conductivity and signal transmission than standard implementations, also providing far better reliability and stability over time by resistance to metal corrosion caused by frequent use overtime.

Armor

GIGABYTE X399 motherboards are designed with an aggressive stance, but looks are just the beginning. The armor on the GIGABYTE X399 motherboards are created to offer best-in-class performance while still staying cool.

Base Plate

GIGABYTE Motherboards are the perfect choice when starting your PC build. With an integrated base plate, GIGABYTE Motherboards give users a strong foundation to build their Gaming PC. With larger and heavier coolers, graphics cards, and even memory modules the GIGABYTE Base Plate is perfect to help support any enthusiast's build while reducing cuts and stings from sharp areas of the motherboard.

I/O Shield Armor

With an integrated I/O shield building an GIGABYTE Gaming PC is even easier.* Gone are the days of realizing that the rear I/O was forgotten or lost.

* Integrated I/O Shields are only available on select GIGABYTE Motherboards.

Immersive VR Gaming Experience

  • VR requires more performance than Full HD graphics for a steady 90FPS or greater
  • Only Gaming PCs can provide the best VR experience

To create a seamless VR experience GIGABYTE Motherboards offer the best features to make your virtual reality feel like your actual reality. With technologies such as NVMe support via M.2 or U.2 and a one piece metal shielding to brace for heavier discrete graphics cards it's obvious that GIGABYTE has the tools you need to start your journey in VR. To set the mood GIGABYTE Motherboards include RGB Fusion to put you in the center of action.

High-Bandwidth(HB) SLI Bridge

Take your gaming performance to a whole new level by configuring multiple GeForce GTX cards with a High-Bandwidth(HB) SLI Bridge.

U.2 Adapter Support (NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4)

The new Intel 750 series SSDs offer an incredible increase in performance over SATA drives. Using the NVMe protocol which takes advantage of the fast bandwidth of PCIe Gen3 x4 lanes (32 Gb/s), the drives are a clear advantage for users looking to boot their OS faster, load their games in a flash and access large files without waiting. By implementing the U.2 Adapter to support the 2.5" Intel 750 Series drive, GIGABYTE ensures that the users can benefit from the best performance.

Refreshed BIOS

The BIOS is essential for users during initial setup to allow for the most optimal settings. With a new GUI and easier to use functionalities, GIGABYTE has been able to reinvent the BIOS to give users a better experience while setting up their new system.

Cooling

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 users to interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5 more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.

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  • 8 fan / water pump connectors
  • 9 temperature sensors
  • All fan pin headers upgraded to hybrid fan headers
  • Interoperable fans and sensors
  • Intuitive UI for fan control

Hybrid Fan Pin Headers & Temperature Sensors

Assume complete control over your liquid cooling setup! 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 - giving you absolute mastery over your PC.

All Hybrid Fan Headers can automatically detect the type of cooling device whether it be fan or pump with different PWM or Voltage mode.

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New 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.

System Information Viewer

GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status. Monitor components such as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile, create alerts when temperatures get too high or record your system's behavior; these are the possibilities of the System Information Viewer.

USB with Precision Digital Fuse

Utilizing a digital fuse, motherboards are able to 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

Equipped with next generation connectivity onboard GIGABYTE X399 Motherboards already support the chassis of the future. The onboard USB Type-C™ header for USB 3.1 Gen1 makes access convenient when connecting a USB 3.1 drive or charging your new mobile device.

Fast USB 3.1 Gen 2 Solution

The latest USB 3.1 Gen 2 offers staggering 10Gb/s transfer speeds. 2x faster than USB 3.1 Gen 1 along with backwards compatibility with existing USB devices.

Connecting the Future - USB Type-C™

  • The World's Next Universal Connector
  • Reversible USB Type-C™ with USB 3.1 Gen 2

Lighting

RGB Fusion with Digital LEDs

With GIGABYTE X399 Motherboards, RGB Fusion is even better with Digital LEDs.* RGB Fusion offers users the option to control onboard and external LED light strips for their PC. Already feature filled with colors and patterns, RGB Fusion on GIGABYTE X399 Motherboards are now upgraded with Digital LED support. With onboard options and external digital LED strips*, where each LED is digitally addressable, users can experience even more patterns, styles, and illuminations.

GIGABYTE X399 Motherboards will support either 5v or 12v digital LED strips. RGB Fusion with Digital LEDs comes with 9 new patterns and various speed settings with more to come.

* Digital LEDs are available only on select Motherboards, external LED Strips, Digital LED Strips are not included with Motherboard purchase.

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. When it's all set and done, your system will shine like never before.

Supports RGBW & UV Light Strips

Not bright enough? You can 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 a RGBW light strip with a dedicated white LED, users will experience brighter and more vibrant shades of colors.

RGB Fusion (Advanced mode)

With the all new RGB Fusion software, users have access to different preset LED lighting configurations with choice of colors. You can even set the LEDs to synchronize with your favorite music or have them change colors to indicate the CPU temperature. For true lighting experts there is an Advanced Mode, which can be fully customized by individual area with its own effects and color transitions, along with specific duration and transition times.

GIGABYTE RGB Fusion APP

Don't just make your PC shine, make it a work of art that friends will envy. With the GIGABYTE RGB Fusion mobile app users can watch as they control the lighting within their gaming PC. This gives users ease of access as they try and adjust colors and speeds for different modes, all this can be achieved away from the keyboard and monitor of their PC.

Swappable Overlay for Accent LED

GIGABYTE brings even more color and life to your system with an Accent LED PCH Overlay. This overlay complements the RGB Fusion technology in GIGABYTE Motherboards adding more flare and style to your gaming machine. With the swappable overlay users can utilize different patterns and designs to make their system their own.

Audio

ALC 1220 120dB SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp

ALC 1220 120dB SNR HD Audio - The ALC1220 is a high-performance multi-channel High Definition Audio Codec with up to 120dB SNR for crystal clear audio and features such as Smart Headphone Amp, 114dB SNR recording for precise voice chats and hardware decoding of DSD128, ensuring users get the best possible audio quality from their PC.

Smart Headphone AMP

Automatically detects impedance of your head-worn audio device, whether earbuds or high-end headphones to provide optimal audio dynamics - preventing issues such as low volume and distortion.

Creative SoundBlasterX 720°

Creative's latest top-of-the-line audio engine takes your PC audio to the next level. These comprehensive tools backed by leading technology and algorithms in audio will enrichen your experience, whether it's streaming, gaming, listening to music, or other entertainment needs.

To find out more about SoundBlasterX 720°, click here

Scout Radar

Expand your vision with the world's first smart gaming companion that enables you not only to hear your enemies from further away but also to visualize and see where enemies are on the radar through your mobile device.

Scout Mode

This proprietary technology allows you to hear your enemies from further away, giving you a distinct tactical advantage.

Ultra Durable

Industry Leading 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 exclusive 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 GIGABYTE gives Ultra Durable Motherboards a whole new meaning.

GIGABYTE Patented DualBIOS™ Design

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ motherboards feature GIGABYTE DualBIOS™, an exclusive technology from GIGABYTE that protects arguably one of your PC's most crucial components, the BIOS. GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ means that your motherboard has both a 'Main BIOS' and a 'Backup BIOS', protecting users from BIOS failure due to virus, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process.

USB BIOS Updates

GIGABYTE Q-Flash Plus allows users to update to the latest BIOS using a thumb drive without Memory needing to be installed.

Updating your BIOS on your GIGABYTE motherboard can be done in a flash – even without memory onboard. Utilizing the EC Controller, the BIOS on your GIGABYTE Motherboard can now be updated through Q-Flash Plus even if your system is unable to boot. A LED next to the EC controller will notify you once the procedure is complete and you are ready to boot your system normally.

Diagnostic LEDs

Onboard LEDs controlled by the system BIOS indicate if a malfunction is occurring, allowing users to quickly diagnose which major component (CPU/DDR/VGA/HDD) is malfunctioning so they may take action promptly.

Long Lifespan Durable Black™ Solid Caps

GIGABYTE motherboards integrate the absolute best quality solid state capacitors that are rated to perform at maximum efficiency for extended periods, even in extreme performance configurations. With ultra-low ESR no matter how high the CPU load, this provides peace of mind for end users who want to push their system hard, yet demand absolute reliability and stability. These exclusive capacitors also come in customized jet black, exclusively on GIGABYTE motherboards.

Easy to Install "G Connector" Design

The tiny cables of the front panel connectors can be hard to manipulate as space is restricted and indicators being tiny. With the G Connector, you can connect all the FP cables at once, simplifying the process of building your next PC and saving you some frustrations.

XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster: Cast Your Game Anytime, Anywhere

Now set up your stage and share the greatest gaming moments with XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster! Fully optimized social media integration is ready for real-time chats - keeping you notified yet focused in the game. It takes just one click to stream your gameplay to Twitch. Host your game like a pro!

* Free 1 year XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster Premium License.

TriDef® SmartCam / Custom Stream Modding

To facilitate being the full streaming solution each AORUS motherboard includes TriDef® SmartCam software, you are now able to remove backgrounds without the hassle of using a green screen. Through the SmartCam application you can now apply live filters, and fully control your background, not only while streaming, but also through other video applications such as Skype.

* Free 1 month TriDef® SmartCam License.

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I/O Ports

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Specifications

CPU Support Supports Socket TR4 AMD® Ryzen™ ThreadRipper™ Processors
Chipset AMD® X399 Chipset
   
Memory 8 x DIMM sockets, Un-buffered Memory, 128GB max.
Quad channel memory architecture
Support for DDR4 3600+(O.C.)/ 3466(O.C.)/ 3333(O.C.)/ 3200(O.C.)/ 2933(O.C.)/ 2667/ 2400/ 2133 MHz memory modules
Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
   
Display Support Integrated Graphics Processor w/ Intel® HD Graphics support.
- 1 x HDMI v1.4 port
- 1 x DVD-D port
Supports up to 2 displays simultaneously.
Maximum shared memory of 1 GB.
Multi-GPU Support Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire™ and 4-Way/3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies
Support for NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ and 4-Way/3-Way/2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ technologies
Expansion Slots All of the PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.
2 x PCI Express x16 slot
2 x PCI Express x8 slots
1 x PCI Express x4 slot
   
Storage 2 x M.2 connectors (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2M_32G)(M2Q_32G)
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2P_32G)
8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 10
   
LAN 2 x Intel® GbE LAN chips (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Wireless Communication Module Intel® Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band
BLUETOOTH 4.2, 4.1, BLE, 4.0, 3.0, 2.1+EDR
Support for 11ac wireless standard and up to 867 Mbps data rate
   
Audio Realtek® ALC1220 codec
Support for Sound BlasterX 720°
High Definition Audio
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Support for S/PDIF Out
   
USB Ports CPU:
8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports on the back panel
Chipset:
1 x USB Type-C™ port on the back panel, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red) on the back panel
1 x USB Type-C™ port with USB 3.1 Gen 1 support, available through the internal USB header
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports available through the internal USB header
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports available through the internal USB headers
Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)
8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
2 x RJ-45 ports
2 x MMCX antenna connectors (2T2R)
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
Internal I/O Connectors 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x CPU fan header
1 x water cooling CPU fan header
4 x system fan headers
2 x system fan/water cooling pump headers
1 x digital LED strip header
1 x digital LED strip power select jumper
2 x RGB (RGBW) LED strip headerss
3 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x USB Type-C™ header with USB 3.1 Gen 1 support
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header (2x6 pin, for the GC-TPM2.0_S module only)
1 x power button
1 x reset button
1 x Clear CMOS button
2 x temperature sensor headers
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
   
I/O Controller iTE® I/O Controller Chip
H/W Monitoring Voltage detection
Temperature detection
Fan speed detection
Water cooling flow rate detection
Overheating warning
Fan fail warning
Fan speed control
   
Special Features - Support for APP Center:
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

- Support for Q-Flash

- Support for Xpress Install

   
Supported OS Windows® 10, 64 bit
   
BIOS 2 x 128 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
Support for DualBIOS™
Support for Q-Flash Plus
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
   
Form Factor ATX Form Factor
30.5 x 24.4 cm

Package Contents

  • Gigabyte X399 Designare EX ATX Motherboard
  • User's Manual
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • I/O Shield
  • 6 x SATA 6 Gb/s Cable(s)
  • Velcro Cable Ties
  • M.2 to U.2 Card
  • Wi-Fi Antenna
  • SLI Bridge
  • G-Connector
  • Extension Cables for RGB LED Strips
  • Thermistor Cables
  • M.2 Screw Kit
  • T20 Star Wrench
  • Stickers
  • Motherboard Driver Disk