ASRock Rack has listed a new motherboard on its website supporting AMD's latest Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3000WX series of processors. The ASRock Rack WRX80D8-2T is currently under 'preliminary' status and features eight memory slots, seven full-length PCIe 4.0 x16 slots, as well as twelve SATA ports and support for two PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 drives. It also includes dual 10 GbE and is supported by an ASPEED BMC controller with a dedicated management LAN port and D-sub video output.

In terms of design, the ASRock Rack WRX80D8-2T follows a basic green design with blue memory slots and black PCIe slots, and power connectors. Surrounding a transposed sTRX4 (WRX80) socket is eight memory slots with support up to 2TB of capacity, with ECC and non-ECC UDIMM, RDIMM, LRDIMM, and RDIMM3DS memory types supported. Providing power to the motherboard is a 24-pin 12 V ATX power input, while CPU power comes from a pair of 8-pin 12 V ATX CPU power inputs, all of which are located in the top right-hand corner.

Dominating the lower half of the board are seven full-length PCIe 4.0 x16 slots, which are designed to maximize 112 of the supported 120 PCIe lanes from the Zen 2 based Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3000WX processors. Focusing on storage, the WRX80D8-2T has support for twelve SATA ports from the WRX80 chipset with two OCuLink ports, including four regular 7-pin SATA ports. Users can add U.2 storage with two OCuLink ports at PCIe 4.0 x4 or use these for an additional four SATA ports apiece. Other storage options include two PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots with support for form factors up to 22110 M.2. Cooling options consist of seven 6-pin fan headers.

On the rear panel are two USB 3.2 G1 Type-A ports, with a dedicated Realtek RTL8211E Gigabit management LAN port and D-Sub video output powered by an ASPEED AST2500 BMC controller, which adds IPMI support. Users looking to add more USB ports can do so via front panel headers, including one USB 3.2 G2 Type-C header and one USB 3.2 G1 Type-A header for an additional two ports. Networking includes two RJ45 ports, which an Intel X550-AT2 10 GbE controller powers. Finishing off the rear panel is a Serial port, and a small UID identification LED button.

At the time of writing, we don't have any information on either the pricing or availability of the ASRock Rack WRX80D8-2T.

Source: ASRock Rack

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  • Threska - Monday, October 4, 2021 - link

    Seems one's going to lose a slot to a two-slot GPU. Even the slot at the board edge would be problematic. Reply
  • ajp_anton - Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - link

    Is it news to you that a two-slot GPU will use up another slot? Or what did you expect? Reply
  • tyger11 - Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - link

    A shockingly small number of USB ports on the back. WTF? A mouse and keyboard and that's it? Reply
  • Adam7288 - Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - link

    I own(ed) the TRX40D8-2N2T which is the regular threadripper version of this board. Observations:

    1. Takes 3-4 minutes to boot
    2. Embarrassing bugs in bios such as misreporting fan headers
    3. CPU unstable / runs 10-15 degrees hotter than other boards (3970X)
    4. Chipset heatsink burning hot to the touch (needs a fan)
    5. Only one bios revision available since inception but in beta status - they clearly have given up supporting this board.
    6. Does not support UEFI HII if you have a RAID card for easy mgmt

    One nice thing: they oriented the cpu socket so you can blow the air right out the back of the case with the server style coolers

    DO NOT BUY

    Such a great idea but the execution is incredibly disappointing
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  • silvrsurfr - Friday, October 8, 2021 - link

    @Adam7288;
    What did you replace the TRX40D8-2N2T with? I'm planning a TR build soon.
    Reply
  • Adam7288 - Saturday, October 9, 2021 - link

    TRX40 Taichi. Had to give up the coveted IPMI and trade off for rock solid stability. Running an AIO cooler in a server rack which does make me slightly nervous. Oh well. Reply
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