Gigabyte, a Taiwanese maker of computers and PC components, has today decided to update its workstation PC lineup with the latest AMD Ryzen and Ryzen Threadripper processors. Aimed at professionals like engineers and scientists, the new workstation range of PCs carries up to 64 Zen cores and 128 threads.
Gigabyte’s MC62-G40 motherboard serves as the base for all of its high-end workstation efforts. The new board has AMD’s WRX80 chipset, representing the highest-end workstation chipset offered by AMD. It is manufactured to the enterprise SSI-CEB standard, commonly found in workstations and servers. With support for AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO processors, it can host up to 64 cores and 128 threads, enabling eight-channel memory with eight DIMMs.
Those DIMMs support up to 2TB of total memory. In addition, the board carries six PCIe 4.0 x16 slots and one special PCIe 4.0 x16 slot that is wired to only x8 lanes electrically. There are two 10GbE, one 1GbE, and one MLAN connector as well. The board has four SATA III connectors, three SlimSAS, and two M.2 PCIe NVMe drives for storage. It also has six USB 3.2 Gen1 ports and one TPM module header.