ASUS announces the RoG Zenith Extreme Motherboard for AMD® Threadripper™ CPUs with the latest features: Aura Sync RGB LED Lighting, 802.11ad Wi-Fi, DDR4 3600MHz OC, Triple M.2 Slots, U.2 Slot, 10G Ethernet LAN Port, USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gbps) Type C Port.
The ASUS RoG Zenith Extreme Motherboard is also the right choice for Serious Gamers, Content Creators and Workstations. It features the best modern technologies to support the latest and fastest storage and transfer technologies like M.2 / U.2 storage devices, 802.11ad WiFi and a 10G RJ45 Lan port that are unavailable on other motherboards at this time.
This Prime X399-A Motherboard only fits AMD® Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processors and is designed for Serious Gamers and Extreme Workstation Users who can take full advantage of up to 16 Cores and 32 Threads.
You also get to use the latest I/O Technologies like 3-Way or 2-Way SLI / CrossFire Video Card setups, up to 3x M.2 / U.2 Storage Cards and USB 3.1 enabled external devices.
New AMD® TR4 Socket Threadripper™ Processors have an incredible 64x PCIe 3.0 Lanes so you can run more High End Video Cards at once on multiple displays! You still have enough PCIe Lanes left over to run 3x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 cards and also an U.2 card at full speed. The ASUS RoG Zenith Extreme Motherboard can be configured to run up to 4-Way CrossFire and SLI Modes.
More than a decade ago, ROG started with the original Crosshair motherboard for Athlon 64 FX CPUs. Their history began on AMD's high-end desktop platform, and now with it's X399 chipset & Ryzen Threadripper CPU,ROG made the ROG Zenith Extreme. Named after the highest point in the celestial body, the new Extreme brings advanced overclocking, cooling and lighting together to push the limits of dream builds. ROG Zenith Extreme is locked, loaded and ready to rip apart your online enemies.
For more than a decade, Republic of Gamers has delivered exemplary design and performance to thrill the world's best players and PC enthusiasts. Our journey is a road without end...
Now, it's time for competitors to be warned and for serious gamers and hardware enthusiasts to push the limits: The packed and pumped ASUS RoG Zenith Extreme Motherboard is ready to defeat all challengers, are you?
Aura Sync Lighting Controls
Customize your own favorite LED effects with Aura, the intuitive lighting-control software, to cast a stunning multi-color glow across your build via the ROG Zenith Extreme's brilliant built-in RGB LEDs or attached RGB strips via the two onboard 4-pin headers ─ all lights will perform in perfect synchronization. Fire up Aura and enjoy the creative freedom of nine different lighting schemes!
* The Aura RGB-strip header supports standard 5050 RGB LED strips with a maximum power rating of 2A (12V). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 2m.
* One extension cable is included. RGB LED strips need to be purchased separately.
RGB Lighting Perfected
ROG Zenith Extreme includes a dedicated addressable RGB header* that connects to compatible lighting strips, fans, coolers, and compatible PC cases — all to create a new world of illumination possibilities. Aura software offers an array of effects for addressable gear, and the Aura SDK takes things to the next level; allowing developers to control each LED individually, unleashing infinite lighting possibilities!
*Addressable RGB header supports strips with a maximum power rating of 5Vdc @ 3A (15W). For maximum brightness, strips should contain no more than 120 LEDs.
ROG Zenith Extreme comes equipped with all-new LiveDash; a built-in OLED panel that displays useful information and customizable graphics. During the power-on, self-test (POST) phase, LiveDash shows key progress stats, in simple language and via traditional POST codes.
During normal operation, the vibrant panel shows a choice of CPU frequency, device temperatures, fan speeds or information from the Water Cooling Zone, You're also able to customize the default LiveDash GIF, so it'll display your own image or animation.
ROG Areion 10GB LAN Card
ROG Zenith Extreme comes with ROG Areion, the high-performance expansion card that plugs you into the new era of 10Gbps networking! Made especially for the demanding requirements of power users, content creators, and others who push the envelope, Areion is named after the mythological horse with legendary speed.
The large heatsink keeps the card cool while transferring massive files like 4K videos, and support for intermediate 2.5G and 5G connectivity lets you step up to faster networks for maximum flexibility. Choose the bandwidth that meets your needs and enjoy ultra-low latency at any speed.
*Category 6+ network cables are required for 10Gbps operation.
The Best Cat 5e cables are limited to 5Gbps.
DIMM.2 with fan holder
ROG Zenith Extreme's DIMM.2 module is a bundled expansion card that allows two M.2 drives to be connected via a DDR4 interface. You can then add a memory fan to direct cool air to the M.2 drives to prevent throttling, ensuring maximum performance.
PCH M.2 Heatsink
ROG Zenith Extreme is equipped with an M.2 heatsink integrated into the PCH heatsink. With a huge cooling surface, the heatsink perfectly chills an inserted M.2 SSD; for maximum performance and reliability. Featuring a stylish angular design replete with an awesome glowing ROG eye logo, the heatsink adds a beautiful touch to the build, while the T-sensor allows you to connect a thermal probe and monitor M.2 drive temps in real-time.
The ASUS Fan Extension Card makes it easy to add three additional fans and a complimentary array of thermal probes to your setup. And each header can be comprehensively controlled fan via the UEFI BIOS or our Fan Xpert 4 software. It's ideal for high-performance air or water-cooled PCs; providing maximum cooling for marathon gaming sessions.
One-Click Overclock And Cooling, Done!
ASUS ROG 5-Way Optimization sorts all the complex settings with a click, for instant, highly controllable performance boosts.
This exclusive ROG technology dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system, based on real-time use; so you get superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, cool and quiet fans and networking settings that are tailored for the apps that you are using. In short, 5-Way Optimization ensures that your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, and productivity.
ROG has elevated onboard audio once again on the flagship Zenith Extreme. The front panel headphone output features a SABRE9018Q2C integrated DAC/AMP capable of reaching -115dB THD+N to provide playback that conveys all the subtlety and nuances of the audio track.
The improved resolution derived from the ESS Hyperstream™ DAC architecture expands the soundstage to give a better sense of positioning. Beyond resolution, the 121dB DNR provides an extremely low noise-floor, further accentuating dynamics and punch. And, when you want to shift priority to musicality, our Sonic Studio software provides an array of EQ options, allowing the sound signature to be tweaked to suit your Gaming Headphones.
Unique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported to either the front or rear headphone outputs.
SupremeFX S1220 Codec
10 DAC channels, simultaneous 7.1-channel playback, independent 2.0-channel, multiple-stream stereo to front-panel outputs.
Sonic Studio III
Sonic Studio now supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.
*A head-related transfer function is an audio algorithm derived from sound data recorded through a dummy head. Test tones are played from a spherical grid around the dummy head to obtain subtle changes in sounds that come from different directions. The results are combined into an algorithm that allows Sonic Studio's virtual surround to process sound true to life.
Pre-Mounted I/O Shield
ROG Zenith Extreme's, and the fact that it's pre-fitted makes it even easier to install the motherboard into a chassis. It also has a sleek new design that makes it look as good as it performs.
ROG Zenith Extreme is ingeniously engineered with two distinct backplates, providing both form and function. The small, strong backplate prevents the motherboard from bending and bowing, ensuring that the voltage-regulator module's MOSFETs stay in direct contact for uninterrupted cooling and stable temperatures.
The second, larger backplate is all about aesthetics: a style statement that's as bold as ROG Zenith Extreme is powerful.
Overwolf: Stay in the Game
A clever, unobtrusive overlay keeps you in the game and allows you to browse the Web, email, IM, stream or record while you play. The overlay is dressed in color-matched ROG skins to show you're part of an elite pack. Grab it now from the Overwolf Appstore.
CloneDrive: Image Your Drives the Smart Way
ROG Clone Drive is the smart, convenient cloning solution that quickly and efficiently replicates hard drives or SSDs. Clone Drive is so smart that it can clone one drive to two target drives at the same time, or image any file from your disk at breakneck speeds.
RAMCache II: Speed Your Game Loads
ROG's uniquely-intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds, getting to work the moment it's activated. RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times to stratospheric levels. Automatically caches all your storage devices at the same time for optimal use of your system‘s caching resources.
KeyBot II: The free keyboard upgrade, upgraded!
Get a free keyboard upgrade from an exclusive microprocessor and intuitive user interface. Record macros directly from the keyboard, switch profiles in moments, enable special functions with hotkeys from F1-F10, start and even boost your PC from shutdown (S5 mode).
ROG Zenith Extreme isn't just VR ready; it goes way beyond. The ASUS ROG Beyond VR Ready marque means that ROG Zenith Extreme has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance after you've taken off the headset. ASUS ROG Beyond VR Ready opens up a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.
|CPU Support||Socket TR4 AMD® Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processors|
|Chipset||AMD® X399 Chipset|
|Memory||8x DIMM DDR4-2666 RAM Slots, Quad Channel Memory
Supports OC RAM up to DDR4-3600
128GB Max RAM (8x 16GB)
|Integrated Graphics||AMD® Threadripper™ CPUs have no Integrated Graphics
At least 1x PCIe Video Card is required
|Storage||AMD® X399 Chipset:
6x SATA 6Gb/s ports
SATA ports support RAID 0, 1 & 10
AMD® Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processor:
|Expansion Slots||4x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots
1x PCIe 2.0 x4 Slot
1x PCIe 2.0 x1 Slot
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports up to 4-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
Supports up to 4-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
|USB Ports||ASMedia® controller:
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port (back panel)
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A port (back panel)
AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processor:
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 front panel connector port
4x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports (mid-board)
1x USB 2.0 Type-C port (mid-board)
1x USB 2.0 Type-A port (mid-board)
|LAN||10G LAN chipset:
1x 10 Gigabit LAN RJ45 port
*Category 6+ network cables are required for 10Gbps transfers
The Best Cat 5e cables are limited to 5Gbps
ROG GameFirst IV
|Wi-Fi||Supports WiGig 802.11 ad + WiFi 802.11 ac/n/g/b/a
Triple Band WiFi: 2.4GHz, 5GHz & 60GHz
Up to 4,600Mbps transfer speed
|Audio||ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel HD Audio S1220 CODEC:
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Jack detection & retasking, Multi-streaming
- Playback: 32-Bit @ 192kHz 120dB SNR stereo output
- Recording: 113dB SNR input
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1x LAN (RJ45) port
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 (black) USB Type-C port
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 (red) Type-A port
8x USB 3.1 Gen1 (blue) Type-A ports
1x Optical S/PDIF out port
1x Clear CMOS Button
1x USB BIOS Flashback Button
1x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module
(Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac+ WiGig 802.11ad & Bluetooth v4.1)
5x LED-illuminated 3.5m audio jacks
|Internal I/O Connectors||1x Aura Addressable Strip Header
1x ReTry jumper
1x Safe Boot jumper
1x U.2 port
2x Aura RGB Strip Headers
2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectors support additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
1x USB 2.0 connector supports additional 2 USB 2.0 ports
2x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key design, type 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110 storage devices support (Supports both SATA & PCIe x4 SSDs)
6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1x CPU Fan connector
1x CPU OPT Fan connector
2x Chassis Fan connectors
1x H_AMP fan connector
1x W_PUMP+ connector
2x 8-pin EATX 8 V Power connector
1x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
1x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
1x Slow Mode switch
2x Thermal sensor connectors
1x LN2 Mode header
1x EZ Plug connector (4-pin Molex power connector)
1x Reset button
1x LN2 Mode switch
1x LN2 Mode jumper
1x Safe Boot button
1x ReTry button
1x U.2 connector
1x Slow Mode jumper
1x System panel connector
1x PCIe x16 lane switch
2x T_Sensor Connector
1x W_IN header
1x W_OUT header
1x W_FLOW header
1x Start button
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
1x PCIe x16 Lane Switch
1x 9 pin Monoblock sensor
|ROG Features||Clear CMOS Button
ROG RAMCache II
Pre-mounted I/O Shield
Extreme Engine Digi+:
- ReTry button
- Safe Boot button
- Start button
- Reset button
- Slow Mode
- LN2 Mode
- PCIe x16 Lane Switch
- EZ Plug
- O.C. Profile
- Tweakers' Paradise
- ROG SSD Secure Erase
|Special Features||ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5:
- 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ VRM, Fan Expert 4, and Turbo App TPU
- Fan Xpert 4 featuring Fan Auto Tuning function and multiple thermistors
- AI Suite 3
ASUS EZ DIY:
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Connector
|BIOS||128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.1, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information|
|Manageability||WfM 2.0, WOL by PME, PXE|
|Operating System||Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit
Other Operating Systems not supported
|Form Factor||EATX Form Factor: 305 x 277mm|