TR4 Motherboards (X399) Comparison Tables

*UPDATED: 20 Oct 2017* (9 TOTAL MODELS LISTED)

A consolidated list of TR4-socket motherboards for AMD Threadripper CPUs for comparison of different brands and models. All information were researched and verified to the best of my ability based on manufacturer's data, user manuals, and reviews. If there are discrepancies/errors, let me know. Specs compared include:

  • BIOS chip quantity, VRM/Power Phases (CPU+SoC), ATX12V Socket for PSU cable, MOSFET Heatsink coverage, and P.O.S.T.-State LEDs, (if it has a 2-Digit Debug Display Code or just simple LED indicators)
  • RAM/DIMM Slots incl. reinforcements, if any (all mobos listed are dual-channel)
  • SATAIII (6Gbps) Ports, incl. those oriented in a 90-degree layout (for better cable routing) and U.2 ports, if any
  • M.2 (Key-M) Slots incl. those with heatsinks and their orientation/layout (traditionally, M.2 slots are parallel to the motherboard, i.e., at 90°, though some are oriented vertically, esp. in Asus models. Some Asus models feature DIMM-based M.2 add-in-card expansion.)
  • PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots and reinforcements, the Maximum Slot Speed and Multi-GPU Support (Nvidia SLI or AMD CrossFire), and Additional PCIe Power Socket, if any
  • Other expansion slots such as PCIe 2.0 x4 and/or PCIe 2.0 x1.
  • Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, RJ-45 LAN Ports/Controller, and Audio Codec/S/PDIF Opt.Out/3.5mm Jacks at the rear panel, incl. specialty buttons (e.g. Clear CMOS and BIOS Flashback), if any
  • PS/2 Ports and USB Ports (incl. breakdown of each USB port type: USB3.1 Type-C, USB3.1 Type-A, USB3.0 Type-C, USB3.0 Type-A and USB2.0 Type-A) at the rear panel (note that "USB3.1 Gen2" is USB3.1, while "USB3.1 Gen1" is USB3.0)
  • USB Internal Headers such as USB3.1 (20-pin Type-C), USB3.0 (19-pin), and USB2.0 (9-pin), incl. those oriented in 90°, and Fan/Pump Headers (which are all 4-pin Hybrid PWM/DC, unless otherwise stated)
  • 12V RGB LED Strip Headers (most are 4-pin [12V/G/R/B], while some, esp. in Gigabyte models, are 5-pin [12V/G/R/B]+[W]) for std. 5050 RGB strips, and 5V RGB LED Strip Headers (Asus uses 4-1pin [5V/D/-/G] for RGB WS2812B strips; Msi uses special-type "Rainbow Header"; Gigabyte uses 3-pin [V/D/G] which are 5V/12V interchangeable via a voltage selector jumper and supports 5050 strips)
  • Specialty Buttons such as Power-On, Reset, and OC buttons and switches (others are not listed due to space constraints)
  • Armor/Shrouds (I/O and Audio Covers), PCB Dimension (Form Factor/Actual Size) and Colors (of mainboard/accents + ambient LED color, if any)

Direct links to manufacturer's site, and user manuals, are added for reference (can be found at the far right end of each table). Brands are sorted alphabetically in each table.
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> X399-CHIPSET MOTHERBOARDS <

(9 models listed: 3 EATX, 6 ATX)

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|              |B|  POWER  |MOS|  2- | RAM |SATA3| |M.2[KEY-M]|      PCI-E 3.0 x16 SLOTS     ADD'L|PCI-E|     |RJ45@REAR| AUDIO SP|J|BUTTONS|P| USB @ REAR U|HEADERS@MIDBOARD|RGB LED| BUTTONS @ |ARMOR|SIZE|PCB &||
|    BRAND /   |I|PHASE|ATX|FET|DIGIT|Q+---|-----|U|------+---|Q+---+-------------------+-----+GPU| 2.0 |Wi-Fi|---------| @REAR |D|A| @REAR |S|---+---+---+S|USB|USB|USB|FAN/| STRIP |  MIDBOARD |  @  |Ht.x|ACCNT||
|     MODEL    |O|(CPU |12V|HT.|DEBUG|T|RE-|(Qty.|2| QTY. |HT.|T|RE-|    Max. Speeds    |Multi|12V|SLOTS| /BT |   LAN   |-------|I|C|CL FLSH|/|TOT|3.1|3.0|B|3.1|3.0|2.0|PUMP|HEADERS|---+---+---|I/O &|Wdth|+ LED||REF.
|              |S|+SoC)|PIN|SNK| CODE|Y|INF|@90°)| |3.0 x4|SNK|Y|INF|                   | GPU |PWR|x4|x1|     |CNTROLLER| CODEC |F|K|CMOS BK|2|QTY|C|A|C|A|2| C |19p|9-p|4pin|12v|+5v|PWR|RST| OC|AUDIO|(mm)|COLOR||LINKS:
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|Asrock        | | 11  |1x8|ALL|     | |   |  8  | |      |   | |   |                   |4wSLI|   |  |  | YES |1x AQC107|       | | | @ |   | |   | | | | | |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |   | 1*|     | ATX|BK/GY||Asrock X399 Professional Gaming
|Fatal1ty X399 |1|(8+3)| + |+Ht| YES |8| X |(ALL)|1|  3x  | X |4|ALL|x16/x8/x16/x8      |  or |1x6| -| 1| @433|2x I211AT|ALC1220|1|5|Ins|YES|1|10x|1|1|0|8||  | 2 | 2 | 5x | 2 | - |YES|YES|Swi| YES |305x|  +  ||WEBSITE
|Prof. Gaming  | |     |1x4|Pipe     | |   |     | |      |   | |   |                   |4w-CF|   |  |  | Mbps|         |       | | |ide|   | |   | | | | | |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |   |tch|     | 244| RGB ||MANUAL (v1.1, Aug.2017)
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|Asrock        | | 11  |1x8|ALL|     | |   |  8  | |      |   | |   |                   |4wSLI|   |  |  | YES |         |       | | | @ |   | |   | | | | | |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |   | 1*|     | ATX|BK/GY||Asrock X399 Taichi
|X399 Taichi   |1|(8+3)| + |+Ht| YES |8| X |(ALL)|1|  3x  | X |4|ALL|x16/x8/x16/x8      |  or |1x6| -| 1| @433|2x I211AT|ALC1220|1|5|Ins|YES|1|10x|1|1|0|8||  | 2 | 2 | 5x | 2 | - |YES|YES|Swi| YES |305x|  +  ||WEBSITE
|              | |     |1x4|Pipe     | |   |     | |      |   | |   |                   |4w-CF|   |  |  | Mbps|         |       | | |ide|   | |   | | | | | |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |   |tch|     | 244| RGB ||MANUAL (v1.1, Aug.2017)
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|Asus Prime    | | 11  |1x8|ALL|     | |   |  6  | |  2x* |   | |   |                   |3wSLI|   |  |  |     |         |       | | |   |   | |   | | | | | |   | 2*|   | 9x*|   |   |   |   |   |     |EATX|BK/WH||Asus Prime X399-A
|X399-A        |1|(8+3)| + |+Ht| YES |8| ~ |(ALL)|1|*1x is|1/2|4|3/4|x16/x8*/x16*/x8    |  or | - | 1| 1|  X  |1x I211AT| S1220A|1|5| - |YES|1|10x|1|1|0|8|| 1 |*1@| 2 |*1x=| 2 | - |YES| X | X | YES |305x|Lt.GY||WEBSITE
|              | |     |1x4|Pipe     | |   |     | |Vert'l|   | |   |*No gap in-between |3w-CF|   |  |  |     |         |       | | |   |   | |   | | | | | |   |90°|   |3pin|   |   |   |   |   |     | 269|+ RGB||MANUAL (E13412, 2nd Ed. Aug.2017, 2017/08/24 update)
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|Asus ROG Strix| | 11  |1x8|ALL|     | |   |  6  | |  2x* |   | |   |                   |3wSLI|   |  |  | YES |         |Supr.FX| | |   |   | |   | | | | | |   | 2*|   | 9x*|   |   |   |   |   |     |EATX|BK/GY||Asus ROG Strix X399-E Gaming
|X399-E Gaming |1|(8+3)| + |+Ht| YES |8| ~ |(ALL)|1|*1x is|1/2|4|3/4|x16/x8*/x16*/x8    |  or | - | 1| 1| @867|1x I211AT| S1220A|1|5| - |YES|1|10x|1|1|0|8|| 1 |*1@| 2 |*1x=| 2 | 1 |YES| X | X | YES |305x|  +  ||WEBSITE
|              | |     |1x4|Pipe     | |   |     | |Vert'l|   | |   |*No gap in-between |3w-CF|   |  |  | Mbps|         |       | | |   |   | |   | | | | | |   |90°|   |3pin|   |   |   |   |   |     | 269| RGB ||MANUAL (E13249, 1st Ed. Aug.2017, 2017/08/25 update)
+--------------+-+-----+---+---+-----+-+---+-----+-+------+---+-+---+-------------------+-----+---+--+--+-----+---------+-------+-+-+---+---+-+---+-+-+-+-+-+---+---+---+----+---+---+---+---+---+-----+----+-----++
|Asus ROG      | | 11  |1x8|ALL|*LEDs| |   |  6  | |1x +2*|   | |   |                   |4wSLI|1x4|  |  |Y@867|         |Supr.FX| | |   |   | |   | | | | | |   | 2*|   | 7x*|   |   |    YES    |     |EATX|BK/GY||Asus ROG Zenith Extreme
|Zenith Extreme|1|(8+3)| + |+Ht|+Live|8| ~ |(ALL)|1|*In 1x|1/3|4|ALL|x16/x8/x16/x8      |  or |Mo-| 1| 1|Mbps+|1x I211AT|  S1220|1|5|YES|YES|-|10x|1|1|0|8|| 1 |*1@| 1 |*1x=| 2 | 1 |+other spe-| YES |305x|  +  ||WEBSITE
|              | |     |1x8|Pipe Dash| |   |     | |DIMM.2|   | |   |                   |4w-CF|lex|  |  |WiGig|         |       | | |   |   | |   | | | | | |   |90°|   |3pin|   |   |cial swtchs|     | 277| RGB ||MANUAL (E13034, 1st Ed. Jul.2017, 2017/07/21 update)
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|Gigabyte      | | 10  |1x8|ALL|     | |   |  8  | |      |   | |   |                   |4wSLI|   |  |  | YES |         |       | | | @ |   | |   | | | | | |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |   |   |     | ATX|BK/GY||Gigabyte X399 Aorus Gaming 7
|X399 Aorus    |2|(8+2)| + |+Ht| YES |8|YES|(ALL)|-|  3x  |ALL|5|ALL|x16/x8/x4^/x16/x8  |  or | - | -| -| @867|1x E2500 |ALC1220|1|5|Ins| - |1|10x|1|1|0|8|| 1 | 1 | 2 | 8x | 2 | 1 |YES|YES| X | YES |305x|  +  ||WEBSITE
|Gaming 7      | |     |1x4|Pipe     | |   |     | |      |   | |   |^Runs in 2.0 x4    |4w-CF|   |  |  | Mbps|         |       | | |ide|   | |   | | | | | |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |   |   |     | 244| RGB ||MANUAL (Ver.1001 2017/08/23)
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|Gigabyte X399 | | 11  |1x8|ALL|     | |   |  8  | |      |   | |   |                   |4wSLI|   |  |  | YES |         |       | | | @ |   | |   | | | | | | 1*|   |   |    |   |   |   |   |   | YES | ATX|BK/GY||Gigabyte X399 Designare EX
|Designare EX  |2|(8+3)| + |+Ht| YES |8|YES|(ALL)|-|  3x  |ALL|5|ALL|x16/x8/x4^/x16/x8  |  or | - | -| -| @867|2x I211AT|ALC1220|1|5|Ins| - |1|10x|1|1|0|8||ver| 1 | 2 | 8x | 2 | 1 |YES|YES| X |w/Bck|305x|SILVR||WEBSITE
|              | |     |1x4|Pipe     | |   |     | |      |   | |   |^Runs in 2.0 x4    |4w-CF|   |  |  | Mbps|         |       | | |ide|   | |   | | | | | |3.0|   |   |    |   |   |   |   |   |Plate| 244|+ RGB||MANUAL (Ver.1001 2017/09/27)
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|Msi X399      | | 13  |1x8|YES|     | |   |  8  | |      |   | |   |                   |4wSLI|   |  |2*| YES |         |       | | |   |   | |   | | | | | |   | 2 |   |    |   |   |   |   |   |     | ATX|BK/GY||Msi X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
|Gaming Pro    |1|(5+5 | + | @ | YES |8|YES|(6/8)|-|  3x  |ALL|4|ALL|x16/x8/x16/x8      |  or |1x6| -|(1| @867|1x I211AT|ALC1220|1|5|YES|YES|1|12x|1|1|0|8|2| 1 | @ | 2 | 6x | 1 | 1 |YES|YES|YES| YES |305x|  +  ||WEBSITE
|Carbon AC     | | +3) |1x8|CPU|     | |   |     | |      |   | |   |                   |4w-CF|   |=WiFi) Mbps|         |       | | |   |   | |   | | | | | |   |90°|   |    |   |   |   |   |   |     | 244| RGB ||MANUAL (E7B09v1.2)
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|Msi           | | 13  |1x8|YES|     | |   |  8  | |      |   | |   |                   |4wSLI|   |  |2*|     |         |       | | |   |   | |   | | | | | |   | 2 |   |    |   |   |   |   |   |     | ATX|BK/GY||Msi X399 SLI Plus
|X399 SLI Plus |1|(5+5 | + | @ | YES |8| X |(6/8)|-|  3x  |1/3|4|2/4|x16/x8/x16/x8      |  or |1x6| -|(1|  X  |1x I211AT|ALC1220|1|5|YES|YES|1|12x|1|1|0|8|2| 1 | @ | 2 | 6x | 1 | 1 | X | X | X | YES |305x|  +  ||WEBSITE
|              | | +3) |1x8|CPU|     | |   |     | |      |   | |   |                   |4w-CF|   |=WiFi)     |         |       | | |   |   | |   | | | | | |   |90°|   |    |   |   |   |   |   |     | 244| RGB ||MANUAL (M7B09v2.0)
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  1. Updated list as of 10 October 2017.
    - Added Gigabyte X399 Designare EX and Msi X399 SLI Plus
    - Re-formatted table to included more information (e.g., special buttons, GPU 12V power, 90-degree ports, etc.)
    - Some modifications on previous data regarding CPU phases, USB ports/headers, M.2, Wi-Fi, and LED strip headers
    - Added direct links to manufacturer's Official Website and downloadable User Manual (per motherboard model).
    Updated list as of 20 October 2017.
    - Minor corrections on some data
    - Highlighted best (in blue) and worst (in red) specs
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