That said, the Xtreme’s heatsink arrangement isn’t as robust as Asus’. The pair around the CPU socket connect to one another via an 8mmn heatpipe, but there’s no further linking down to the chipset. On closer inspection, however, there’s a small fan inside the bottom edge of the I/O-side heatsink, helping keep things cool(er). It will be interesting to see how VRM temps compare amongst these premier TRX40 boards.
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