First thing I noticed when the motherboard was delivered was just how heavy it is. On the scales, the board and box comes to 5.4 kg (11.9 lbs), and the board is most of that. I don’t even think my heaviest laptop weighs that much, and this is a lot more than the motherboard that ASUS made for Intel’s overclockable 28-core Xeon W-3175X a couple years ago. It’s hard to get across in words on a page about the weight, but put it this way, it can replace some dumbbells that is for sure.

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Threadripper Pro, 8-Channel Motherboards Coming

AMD will bring its eight-channel Threadripper Pro systems to the retail market, opening up the segment. Previously, the eight-channel Threadripper Pro variant was only available to OEMs (we’ve got a review coming on one of these Lenovo systems, with comparison against the 3990X).

AMD’s Threadripper and Threadripper Pro platforms are both designed for professionals who need more horsepower than a typical desktop platform can provide. Where AMD’s top-end Ryzen 9 5950X offers 16 cores, a TR or TR Pro system can pack as many as 64. Additionally, Threadripper Pro uses the WRX80 chipset, which packs up to eight memory channels

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GIGABYTE WRX80 SU8 Motherboard Pictured

The WRX80 chipset based motherboard rumors date all the way back to 2019 when we first heard about it. Back then, we heard that AMD was going to segment their workstation and consumer line of Threadripper chips on their own respective platforms. The TRX40 platform with 4-channel DDR4 memory was going to be used for the consumer Ryzen Threadripper 3000 lineup while the WRX80 platform with 8-channel DDR4 memory was going to support the Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3000 line of processors.

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