ASUS Prime TRX40-Pro is expertly engineered to unleash the full potential of AMD's latest high-core-count processors for content creators, designers and professional use. Combining a robust power design, comprehensive cooling solutions, ultrafast PCIe 4.0 connectivity and intelligent tuning options, the high-end desktop motherboard delivers the performance and stability needed to turn every creative vision into reality.
Get the Most out of All Your Cores
AMD's HEDT platform raises the stakes with the latest AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processors that boast more cores and higher bandwidth than ever before. Prime TRX40-Pro is ready for the additional processing power that plows through intensive tasks such as 3D rendering and video editing, and the extra bandwidth allows you to add multiple graphics cards and NVMe SSDs to accelerate your productivity.
Robust Power Design
The new AMD Socket sTRX4 is compatible with 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs with up to 32 cores, up to 64 PCIe 4.0 lanes, and 280-watt thermal design power (TDP). Such specifications require serious power, so Prime TRX40-Pro is equipped with an enhanced power solution that includes 16 power stages to ensure your processor keeps up with your creativity.
ProCool II Connectors
ProCool II connectors ensure a snug and reliable connection to the EPS 12V power lines. The second-generation features upgrades of metal amour and solid pins for better heat dissipation, as well as a warning LED-display with a BIOS POST message to indicate improper connections.
16 Power Stages
Prime TRX40-Pro's VRM is comprised of 16 power stages, delivering the power and efficiency that the latest AMD processors demand.
Premium Chokes and Caps
Superior chokes and durable caps are engineered to resist extreme temperatures and provide better performance.
Make Your Memory Go Faster
The TRX40 platform delivers ample bandwidth on multiple fronts. Its quad-channel memory controller supports up to 256 GB of DDR4 memory across eight slots.
Fully loaded takes on a new meaning when you have up to 64 PCIe 4.0 lanes stemming from the CPU. These lanes can be split in an x16/x16/x16 configuration spanning the board's trio of PCIe x16 slots, allowing you to load up on GPUs to supercharge your work efficiency – whether you're a CAD professional, 3D artist or other content creation experts.
Triple PCIe 4.0 M.2
Serious Speed with Onboard M.2
Professional content creation applications require fast solid-state storage, which is why Prime TRX40-Pro is equipped with three PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots that are compatible with the latest NVMe SSDs. All slots support up to 110 mm drives, and they can be configured into bootable RAID arrays for ultrafast data-transfer speeds.
USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Front-Panel Connector
Plenty of USB ports are provided to support high-end rigs loaded with peripherals, including a front-panel Type-C™ connector with faster USB 3.2 Gen 2 connectivity for compatible cases.
Cool to the Core
Effective content creation demands a reliable, professional foundation. Prime TRX40-Pro is engineered with multiple onboard heatsinks and an array of hybrid fan headers to ensure your rig stays cool and stable under intense workloads, so that your focus remains fixed on your creative goals.
Two M.2 slots are covered by a massive heatsink to combat temperature-induced throttling that can affect performance during heavy, sustained storage loads.
VRM Heatsink and Thermal Pads
A massive VRM heatsink and high-quality thermal pads enhance heat transfer from the MOSFETs and chokes for better cooling performance. A fan holder is bundled for additional cooling options.
SoC VRM Heatsink
Prime TRX40-Pro features an SoC VRM heatsink, positioned in the pathway of the chipset fan's airflow, to enable the SoC VRM to stay cool during memory overclocking.
Active Chipset Heatsink Solution
Dedicated Cooling for Unthrottled Transfers
PCIe 4.0 provides twice the bandwidth for data flowing through the chipset, which creates more heat than the previous generation. Prime TRX40-Pro features an actively cooled heatsink to prevent throttling during sustained transfers, designed with the screws on top for easy access and maintenance.
Cooler by Design
Prime TRX40-Pro features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.
Tune It Your Way
Comprehensive controls form the foundation of the ASUS Prime series. Prime TRX40-Pro packs flexible tools to tune every aspect of your system, enabling you to tweak performance settings to perfectly match the way you work – maximizing your productivity.
One click takes care of all that complex tuning. ASUS 5-Way Optimization makes your PC smart. It dynamically optimizes essential aspects of the system, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailored for your rig.
- An automated tuning utility that optimizes overclocking and cooling profiles for your unique system configuration.
- Fans stay quiet as a whisper for everyday computing, and deliver optimal airflow when the system is crunching through CPU- or GPU-intensive tasks.
- The stress test allows you to optimize and overclock for CPU- or memory-centric workloads.
The renowned UEFI BIOS provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.
Little Things Make a Big Difference
We pay careful attention to all the little details that improve your overall experience, from utilizing exclusive codecs for pristine audio quality to intuitive RGB lighting controls for a customized look. Prime TRX40-Pro provides the tools you need to personalize your build for a more enjoyable creation process.
Pre-Mounted I/O Shield
Set Up without Slip-Ups
Form meets function in the pre-mounted I/O shield that we pioneered with the ROG series motherboards. Now available on Prime TRX40-Pro, this feature streamlines the installation process for budding builders and savvy enthusiasts alike.
The Chassis Reset Button – Reassigned
FlexKey, a newly implemented UEFI option, enables you to remap the rarely-used reset button on your chassis to a different function. You can reassign it to perform a safe boot, or to boot directly into the UEFI without needing to press the delete key. As an added bonus, FlexKey can also be set to switch the motherboard's standby Aura lighting on or off.
Update Your BIOS Without CPU and DRAM
BIOS FlashBack is the simplest and safest (UEFI) BIOS update method. Simply drop the (UEFI) BIOS file onto a FAT32-formatted USB stick, plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack port and press the button. Updates can even be performed without having memory or a CPU installed.
Outshine the Competition
A well-tuned enthusiast system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips and devices connected to the onboard RGB headers – and they can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable hardware.
Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header
Prime TRX40-Pro has two Addressable Gen 2 RGB Headers, which are now capable of detecting the number of LEDs on second-gen addressable RGB devices, allowing the software to automatically tailor lighting effects to specific devices. The new headers also offer backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB gear.
Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate allows you to easily customize RGB lighting and effects for every compatible device in your arsenal. The software also provides control of settings for ASUS products, including keyboard and mouse preferences. Armoury Crate even features dedicated product registration and highlight to help you stay in touch with the ASUS community.