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ASRock TRX40 CREATOR sTRX4 AMD TRX40 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard

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TRX40 Taichi motherboard
TRX40 Creator
  • Supports 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processors
  • 8 Power Phase Design, 90A Dr. MOS & Power Choke
  • XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink & Heatpipe Design
  • Supports DDR4 4666+(OC)
  • 4 PCIe 4.0 x16
  • NVIDIA® NVLINK™, 4-Way SLI™, AMD 4-Way CrossFireX™
  • 8 SATA3, 2 Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4 x4), 1 Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4 x4 & SATA3)
  • 1 Rear USB 3.2 Gen2 x2 20Gb/s Type-C
  • 3 USB 3.2 Gen2 (1 Front Type-C, 2 Rear)
  • 8 USB 3.2 Gen1 (4 Front, 4 Rear)
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC4050H+ALC1220), Supports Purity Sound™ 4 & DTS Connect
  • AQUANTIA® 10G LAN, Realtek 2.5G LAN
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax (2.4Gbps) + BT 5.0
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Motherboard Built For Content Creators!

Built with primo components and out edge technology, ASRock Creator series makes content creation easy and pleasure.

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a man is working with a computer
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UNBEATABLE HEATSINK ARMOR WITH HYPER M.2 (GEN4 X4)

Forged with aluminum alloy heatsink top cover that effectively improves heat dissipation. Underneath is the next generation PCI Express 4.0 Hyper M.2 Socket, with twice the transfer speed of the previous 3rd Generation.

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Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax

Welcome to the new Wi-Fi standard! ASRock's motherboard equipped with next generation Intel® Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax adapter. The speed will be working up to 2.4Gbps and it will also natively operate with both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz simultaneously. Significant improvement in bi-directional MU-MIMO support is another attractive feature as well.

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Separated CPU Power Connector Design

Unlike traditional dual CPU power connectors which are located closely together at the same side, ASRock separates them to either side of motherboard in order to create wider trace for CPU VRM. This design brings better power delivery efficiency and lower temperature, thus improving system stability and increasing overclocking potential.

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Dr. MOS

Dr.MOS is the integrated power stage solution which is optimized for synchronous buck-set down voltage applications! Intelligently delivering higher current and driving up to 90A continuous current for each phase, thus providing improved thermal result and superior performance.

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USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C

The latest USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C delivers up to 20 Gbps data transfer rate which is 2x as fast as previous generation, providing a blazing fast data transfer interface with reversible USB Type-C design that fits the connector either way.

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AQUANTIA® 10Gb/s BASE-T Ethernet

The new 10Gb/s network standard was specially designed to satisfy the user who is seeking immediate performance improvements. Based on AQUANTIA's AQtion™ client controller, it offers blazingly fast 10-gigabit/sec transfer speed over Cat6 cable. The 10Gb/s Ethernet not only fully compatible with 5Gb/s, 2.5Gb/s & Gigabit Lan but also delivers lightning fast transfer speed, perfect for media center, workstation and gaming PC.

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STEEL SLOT WITH NEW-GEN PCI EXPRESS 4.0

The next generation PCI Express 4.0 is capable of performing twice the speed compared to previous 3rd generation. ASRock's exclusive Steel Slot with extra anchor points are revolutionary added to ensure signal stability and also making sure heavy graphics cards to be well-installed in the PCI-E slot safely.

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8LAYER & 2OZ COPPER PCB

The 8 Layer PCB comes with 4 sets of 2 ounce copper inner layers, providing stable signal traces and power shapes and delivering lower temperature and higher energy efficiency for overclocking! Thus, it's able to support the latest DDR4 memory modules with most extreme memory performance!

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Server-Grade Low-Loss PCB

The server grade PCB prevents PCB bending and improves signal integrity, giving higher PCIe 4.0 and memory performance as well as system stability, giving a reliable and long-lasting system without any compromise.

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RULE YOUR OWN LIGHTING WAY - POLYCHROME RGB

This motherboard features onboard RGB headers and an addressable RGB header that allow motherboard to be connected to compatible LED devices such as strip, CPU fans, coolers, chassis and so on. Users may also synchronize RGB LED devices across the Polychrome RGB Sync-certified accessories to create their own unique lighting effects.

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*The addressable RGB LED header supports WS2812B addressable RGB LED strip (5V/Data/GND), with a maximum power rating of 3A (5V), a max of 80 LEDs and length within 2 meters.
*The RGB LED header supports standard 5050 RGB LED strip (12V/G/R/B), with a maximum power rating of 3A (12V) and length within 2 meters.
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XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink

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Extra large aluminum alloy heat sinks that effectively take away heat from the MOSFET and chipset so that your whole system may perform more stable.

Premium 90A Power Choke
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Compared to traditional chokes, ASRock's premium 90A power chokes effectively make the saturation current up to three times better, thus providing enhanced and improved Vcore voltage to the motherboard.

Dr. MOS

SA-DrMOS of the motherboard

Dr.MOS is the integrated power stage solution which is optimized for synchronous buck-set down voltage applications! Intelligently delivering higher current and driving up to 90A continuous current for each phase, thus providing improved thermal result and superior performance.

Nichicon 12K Black Caps
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Supreme 12K black capacitors with lifespans of at least 12,000 hours. Compared to other counterparts on high-end motherboards that merely have lifespans of around 10,000 hours, ASRock applied Nichicon 12K Black Caps that offer 20% longer lifespans and provide more stability and reliability.

Matte Black PCB
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A new mysterious matte black and copper color scheme to match the prestigious components on ASRock's high-end motherboards.

High Density Glass Fabric PCB
SA-HDPCB of the motherboard

High Density Glass Fabric PCB design that reduces the gaps between the PCB layers to protect the motherboard against electrical shorts caused by humidity.

8 Layer PCB

SA-8PCB of the motherboard

The 8 Layer PCB comes with 4 sets of 2 ounce copper inner layers, providing stable signal traces and power shapes and delivering lower temperature and higher energy efficiency for overclocking! Thus, it's able to support the latest DDR4 memory modules with most extreme memory performance!

2oz Copper PCB

SA-2oz of the motherboard

Using only carefully selected copper materials for PCB layers, 2oz Copper PCB delivers lower temperature and higher energy efficiency for overclocking.

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Full Spike Protection

Some sensitive digital components on the motherboard are vulnerable to power surges, the excessive current may cause your system to malfunction immediately. ASRock Full Spike Protection includes various technologies to prevent your motherboard's components from being damaged by these unexpected voltage spikes.

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Live Update & APP Shop

ASRock Live Update & APP Shop is designed for your convenience. We provide various apps and support software for users to download. You can also easily optimize your system and keep your motherboard up to date with ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.


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3/ 5
TRX40 Creator ASRock in Linux/Proxmox 6/7/2020 6:56:34 AM

Pros: A good low-cost all round board with adequate spacing to implement 4 pcie cards (e.g. 4 GPUs) unlike a lot of the others which are too close and will touch. Its surprisingly quiet and works well on Air so far but if you upgrade RAM and have more PCIes then probably best to water-cool.
Works well with most 3600 DIMMs so far.

Cons: The Realtek r8125 nic needs driver adding for Linux - check Linux Ethernet resources for the correct RE8125 driver.
This board under Proxmox for virtualisation is prone to errors setting up. The Realtek nic will keep going missing and will interfere with the Aquantia. Get it sorted as above.
The power management needs sorting out as Linux will report numerous APCI problems leaving you to Shutdown your OS, power down the motherboard and switch off/ then pull the power cable, give it 5 seconds, plug back in then youre good to go for rebooting your VMs.
The sound is forget-about-it like so many other TRX40 boards so Im using an old Firewire card with LSI643 chipset which will pass nicely into VMS. This is connected to a firewire RME sound card (Fireface800) and works very well.
DMegs will report APST problems with NVME m2 drives. ASRock need to sort this out as Windows or Linux will suffer potential problems on closedown.
You can't perform a Restart with this board. You have to shut down properly - as above.

Overall Review: Decent mobo that needs a lot of attention to setup within operating systems. The mobo will boot with Default UEFI settings and CSM=Disabled. Turn on Above 4G later after installation of Linux/Proxmox.
Two GPUs, one Firewire card and one Deckling 8K Pro working well in VMs.
Tested under 64Gbs RAM I will update this post when I try out 256Gb of 3600 RAM soon.

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1/ 5
DOA 5/21/2020 5:18:39 AM

Pros: Relatively lightweight.

Cons: Only funtions as a paperweight.

Overall Review: Board arrived completely unresponsive and wouldn't power on or show LEDs/indicators. Came with a bent heatsink fin and ram slots slightly bent out of the box, so build quality didn't seem good either.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued ASRock Customer,

Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
We will be more than happy to assist you.
Please contact us at https://event.asrock.com/tsd.asp

Thank you

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5/ 5
Solid motherboard for a very good price 3/8/2020 6:10:22 AM

Pros: - Straightforward setup
- 10G Ethernet
- Affordable

Cons: - Insufficient clearance around sTR4 socket to use second rank of DIMMs with Noctua NH-U14S heatsink

Overall Review: Unlike other reviewers, I had no problems installing Linux (either Arch Linux or Debian testing) and having the OS recognize the audio, M.2 SSD, or Ethernet interfaces. With a GPU in PCIe slot 1, I noticed how close the GPU was to the bottom of the RAM, and have note had problems with southbridge fan noise.

When I installed my heatsink (a Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3), it was obvious that using eight DIMMS would be impossible. Fortunately, I only plan on using four -- at least for now. A water cooling block should leave enough clearance to fully populate the RAM slots.

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3/ 5
Almost perfect. A few major caveats. 2/1/2020 9:38:33 AM

Pros: - Solid build quality, looks fantastic, thermals better than expected.
- PCIe slot layout and M.2, plus loads of SATA ports, are all great to have.
- 10Gb NIC is a giant plus for anyone looking to avoid fiber while requiring 10Gb speeds.

Cons: - If you're on Linux, *good luck* getting sound to work. And if you manage to do that, optical output probably won't work. I've not yet been able to figure that one out. This may be a dealbreaker.
- If you're on Linux, it's a fun time getting the Realtek NIC working, but is possible.
- The chipset fan is not the quietest, even in "silent" mode configured in the BIOS.
- DIMM slots leave little room between GPU backplate if in first slot. It fits perfectly, but be cautious if your backplate is maybe 1mm thicker than most.
- BIOS firmware (as of EOY 2019) still has some bugs. For example, manually specifying CPU clock speeds then reverting to "Auto" does not actually return to "Auto". This will prevent the CPU from "boosting" on its own. It's rather messy to resolve this (requires resetting BIOS and applying any other changes over again). I assume these will be fixed over time.

=== From https://www.anandtech.com/show/15121/the-amd-trx40-motherboard-overview- ===
It turns out that AMD did not include any onboard passthough audio in the chip[s]et. That means that all the motherboard vendors that are using a Realtek HD audio codec for the rear audio have had to include the ALC4050H audio codec to bridge the USB to the I2S. The Realtek ALC4050H is used to integrate a bridge between the chipset and USB 2.0 to give the Realtek ALC1220 all the necessary connectivity to the onboard audio. Most of the boards in the stack use the ALC4050H codec to power the 3.5 mm microphone input on the rear panel, as well as the front panel audio as not to waste its capability.

Naturally, we asked AMD about this. The official response from AMD reads

> The TRX40 platform does not support the HD audio interface used on most desktop and mobile processors.

This means that it is down to the vendors to implement a USB audio device (Realtek ALC4050H) to enable use with the HD audio codecs on TRX40 models.
=== End Quote ===

Overall Review: If sound is important to you and you're using Linux, be prepared to spend a great deal of time getting it to work correctly. I knew this would be an issue, but my workloads do not require sound.

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1/ 5
Not working with linux ubuntu 1/21/2020 7:48:12 AM

Overall Review: I thought I would love it, but it has problems when i want to install linux/ubuntu. it is not recognizing my SSD nvme m.2... not sure what other problems will have in the future.
Disappointing...

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Alireza,

Thank you for purchase and review.
Unfortunately, the Linux based OS is not officially supported.
Please check whether that Linux OS has built-in drivers for the TRX40 boards and LANs drivers.
Visit mainboard's specification link below under OS section for supported OS.
Link: https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/TRX40%20Creator/index.us.asp#Specification

If you have any technical or warranty inquiry in the future, please contact us at https://event.asrock.com/tsd.asp
We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock Support
Tech Support Email: https://event.asrock.com/tsd.asp
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5/ 5
Seems to work fine 1/20/2020 9:24:18 AM

Overall Review: Still running the stock BIOS and haven't had any instability yet. Note that it won't boot if you have a GPU only in slot 2. First GPU needs to go 1 or 3 for the system to post.

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4/ 5
Good linux workstation. Still a few issues to get sorted out. 1/4/2020 6:46:08 AM

Overall Review: Purchased this to use as a linux workstation for HPC software development with a Threadripper 3960X. As expected the combo is very fast but there are a few hiccups which is not surprising for such a new platform. The first issue was simply booting a linux kernel. It would hang unless the option mce=off was used. While not a showstopper this is unfortunate as it prevents ECC error logging. Second is a fair number of kernel error messages of this type.

ACPI BIOS Error (bug): Failure creating named object [\_SB.I2CC.WT2C], AE_ALREADY_EXISTS (20191018/dswload>


There are no visible problems caused by this but I suspect these indicate that suspend/resume might not work reliably. This machine is always on though so not an issue for me.

The third issue is the noise of the Southbridge chipset fan. Out of the box it is loud and annoying. I made some adjustments to the fan curves in the bios and got it to a more reasonable level but this resulted in some surprisingly high SB temperatures even when the system is idling. They are still within tolerance so it's probably OK though.

Update: The high temperatures on the Southbridge were caused by a double width video card in PCIE-Slot3. There is very little clearance between the bottom of the card and the Southbridge fan and the card was restricting the air flow. I moved the card to PCIE-Slot1 and SB temps dropped down considerably.

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