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Review: Asus Prime TRX40-Pro

by Tarinder Sandhu on 27 January 2020, 14:01

Tags: ASUSTeK (TPE:2357), AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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Conclusion

...still, we view the TRX40-Pro in a positive light - it works flawlessly out of the box.

Getting into the 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper action necessitates a new motherboard alongside one of three high-performance processors.

The cheapest boards start at an eye-watering £400, and Asus is duly represented with the Prime TRX40-Pro. Ordinarily, the entry-level model for any chipset eschews a bunch of features and carries perfunctory cooling. The Prime, however, is a solid, if not spectacular, offering in every respect.

Power and cooling is more than up to the task, layout is generally good, aesthetics are pleasing, and stock and overclocked performance mirrors that of a more expensive board.

That being said, its main rival at the £400 price point is the Gigabyte TRX40 Pro WiFi, offering heatpipe-connected cooling, a fourth PCIe x16 mechanical slot, and, as the name suggest, rolled-in WiFi.

Still, we view the TRX40-Pro in a positive light - it works flawlessly out of the box - but in light of the competition's enhanced specification efforts, reckon the price needs to drop to £370 for it to go from good to excellent.

 

The Good
 
The Bad
Solid performance
Good BIOS
Clean aesthetics
Good temperatures
 
Bit light on specs
Vertical M.2 slot is like Marmite



Asus Prime TRX40-Pro

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The Asus Prime TRX40-Pro is available from Scan Computers.

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With regards to the tests please be consistent with regards to the order of the items. Either always have the Asus on top or the MSI on top. Your switching them around detracts from the article.
So…… virtually nothing between them, in the real world, then?


Quartz
With regards to the tests please be consistent with regards to the order of the items. Either always have the Asus on top or the MSI on top. Your switching them around detracts from the article.
It's just graph ranking. Everyone does it.
It makes more sense when there's several items in the list, though.