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MSI has revealed the full specifications for its upcoming WS WRX80 AMD Ryzen Threadripper motherboard. Originally announced in March, the upcoming motherboard is designed for the AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000WX Series processors but is also compatible with 3000WX Series processors. Up to 2 TB of DDR4 4400 MHz memory in 8-channel mode is supported.

An 11 direct phase 105A SPS design delivers power to the CPU that also includes 2x 8-pin connectors on a 14-layer server-grade PCB featuring 2oz thickened copper. There are 7x PCIe 4.0×16 slots and 2x M.2 Gen4 slots with double-sided Frozr shielding. Additional storage options include 2x U.2 slots along with 8 SATA III ports. An Aspeed AST2600 BMX SoC allows for remote management options. Network connectivity includes 10 Gbps and 1 Gbps ports plus an AMD Wi-Fi 6E module for up to 2400 Mbps.

CPU (MAX SUPPORT)Supports AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 5000 WX and 3000 WX Series Processors
SOCKETsWRX8
CHIPSETAMD® WRX80 Chipset
DDR4 MEMORY2133/ 2400/ 2666/ 3200 by JEDEC, 2666/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3200/ 3466/ 3600/ 3733/ 3866/ 4000/4266/ 4400 by A-XMP OC MODE
MEMORY CHANNEL8 Channel mode
DIMM SLOTS8
MAX MEMORY (GB)2048
PCI-E X167
SATAIII8
M.2 SLOT2
RAID0/1/5/10
LAN1x Aquantia® AQC113CS 10Gbps LAN controller, 1x Realtek® RTL8116-CG 1Gbps LAN controller
WIFI & BLUETOOTHAMD® Wi-Fi 6E module
USB 3.2 PORTS (FRONT)1(Gen 2, Type C), 2(Gen 1, Type A)
USB 3.2 PORTS (REAR)1(Gen 2×2, Type-C), 8(Gen 2, Type A),1(Gen 2, Type-C)
USB 2.0 PORTS (FRONT)4
AUDIO PORTS (REAR)Realtek® ALC4080 Codec
VGA1
DIRECTX12
SLIY
CROSSFIREY
OPERATING SYSTEMSupport for Windows® 11 64-bit, Windows® 10 64-bit
FORM FACTORE-ATX
DIMENSION12 in. x 12 in. (30.5 cm x 31.0 cm)

Source: MSI

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9 comments

  1. Yea that is a BEAST of a board... you could cram a LOT of I/O on that... or... 2 video cards. LOL. Those slots are NICE but if you want a video card of current gen you're burning generally at least 3 slots with them being that close together. And lets face it workstation's generally need a powerful video card, or none. Would be better served to have an external enclosure or a case with a extension for the video card so you can still use your other I/O cards you may need in the other 6 slots.
  2. That's one sexy board.
    Agreed.

    I would definitely run one of these, if they weren't so expensive.

    I just can't justify the cost of the Threadripper Pro.

    I've been considering switching to a workstation + dedicated gaming rig setup instead of my all in one because I just can't seem to get my "one system that excels at everything" solution.

    I should probably compare the costs to just going to a Threadripper Pro though, as I would like that.
  3. So -
    • Modern Aquantia 10Gbit LAN
    • ...1Gbit Realtek LAN..
    • ...does anyone even know what constitutes 'AMD WIFI 6E'?
    And there are only two M.2 slots, though presumably that's due to limited board space and plenty of lanes for AICs to do just that.

    Those slots are NICE but if you want a video card of current gen you're burning generally at least 3 slots with them being that close together.
    If you needed more than one 400W+ GPU, well, you should be hooking them up with water!
  4. I was thinking the same.
    If you compare it to the ASUS offering... it looks like an all-around 'cheapening'.

    And that TR Pro only comes in Zen 2 variants... it's like, why...
  5. If you compare it to the ASUS offering... it looks like an all-around 'cheapening'.

    And that TR Pro only comes in Zen 2 variants... it's like, why...
    It is pretty weird, but man this board does look nice.

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