News Asus' WRX80 Motherboard for AMD's Threadripper Pro Is Surprisingly Cheap

waltc3

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Z490/Z590 motherboards aren't even in the same league as this WRX80...;) I wish the motherboard vendors luck in selling the Z590's for $1k...;) Not even counting the awesome capabilities of the WRX80E motherboard that the Z590 motherboards can't provide at any price--when you add in the TR CPUs, there's just nothing left for the Z590's, imo...;) Talk about an apples-oranges comparison!...Z4/590 isn't even close to being competitive, imo.
 
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Makaveli

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Z490/Z590 motherboards aren't even in the same league as this WRX80...;) I wish the motherboard vendors luck in selling the Z590's for $1k...;) Not even counting the awesome capabilities of the WRX80E motherboard that the Z590 motherboards can't provide at any price--when you add in the TR CPUs, there's just nothing left for the Z590's, imo...;) Talk about an apples-oranges comparison!...Z4/590 isn't even close to being competitive, imo.
Agreed totally difference class of users and expectations.
 

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They elephant in the room is that the WRX80E motherboard does not have Thunderbolt... but that elephant is a small one, since PCI-e 4.0 add-in should be possible (either now or soon), and USB 4 (supporting TB3) coming down the road.

As always when I think about building a new system, I worry about it being obsolete shortly after I finish it, which is a real possibility with TR Zen 3 and/or DDR5 not too far off (but not necessarily both in the same product release).
 

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