Gigabyte has formally launched its only (so far) TR4 socket motherboard for AMD’s Ryzen ThreadRipper processors in the form of the Aorus X399 Gaming 7. The bit is in the ATX form factor, but sits somewhere between ATX and E-ATX. The board draws power from your typical 24-pin ATX, 8-pin EPS, and 4-pin ATX power connectors. The board has a 14-phase VRM to condition the CPU, which is wired to eight DDR4 DIMM slots and five PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots.
As far as storage goes you have three 32 GB/s M.2 slots covered by aluminum heatsinks as well as eight SATA 6GB/s ports. For USB you have two USB 3.1 gen 2 ports (both on the rear panel, including a type-C port, two by headers), and ten USB 3.0 ports. The board also features 802.11ac MU-MIMO Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.2 as well as a gigabit Ethernet interface driven by a Killer E2500 gigabit Ethernet controller.
In typical Aorus fashion this board is covered in RGB LEDs, which can be controlled via the RGB fusion software. The board will be available August 10th and should be around $300.