ROG Zenith II Extreme

Expertly engineered for those who demand full control, ROG Zenith II Extreme is future-proofed, ready for anything in the pipeline. It's primed to unleash the full force of the latest 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors, while keeping thermals in check with a comprehensive cooling solution. Maximized lane bandwidth lets you connect up to 33 devices simultaneously, while every single PCIe x16 and M.2 slot is wired with PCIe® 4.0 – so you're free to equip next-gen graphics cards or NVMe drives without fear of bottlenecks. Massive power, massive bandwidth.

THE ZENITH II EXTREME THE ZENITH II EXTREME

Teamed Power Architecture

Modern CPU architectures up the ante for motherboard power design by transitioning from deep power saving modes to full load almost instantaneously. Our latest VRM architecture rises to the challenge by utilizing teamed power stages to rapidly swing current, while maintaining exemplary thermal performance.

OPTIMEM III DDR4 4733MHz+ (O.C.)

Infused with proprietary memory trace layout tweaks that improve signal integrity and mitigate noise, OptiMem III allows memory kits to run at lower latencies and reduced voltages while operating at higher frequencies. Stack the Zenith II Extreme with your favorite modules and maximize latest Threadripper CPU throughput for applications that demand massive bandwidth, or balance Infinity Fabric and memory performance for a diverse range of workloads.

OptiMem III DDR4 4800+ MHz (O.C.)

AMD 3rd Ryzen Threadripper 3960X | Motherboard : Zenith II Extreme | DRAM: Crucial BLE8G4D40BEEAK.M8FE1 | Water-cooling: Corsair H115i

Our critically acclaimed UEFI and AI Suite tuning utility offer an accessible range of manual tweaking options for experts who want maximum control over their hardware. They're accompanied by 5-Way Optimization, a highly configurable auto-tuner that finds the optimal overclock for your build by methodically increasing the frequency and testing stability like a seasoned veteran would.

UEFI BIOS

The renowned ROG 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.

Performance Level Up

The dashboard-style control panel of AI Suite 3 lets you fine-tune almost every aspect of your ROG Zenith II Extreme system with ease. Get the best balance between performance, cooling, stability, and efficiency via one simple and intuitive interface.

Accurate Voltage Monitoring

Conventional motherboards use single-ended sensing tapped from a location that isn't ideal, leading to a large disparity between the actual voltage fed to the CPU and the value reported to software. Zenith II Extreme features a differential-sensing circuit that simplifies overclocking and tuning by allowing you to track voltages more accurately.

Accurate Voltage Monitoring

Storage

ROG Zenith II Extreme supports up to five M.2 drives for maxed-out storage. Two ride the ROG DIMM.2 module, next to the memory slots, and support drives up to 110m. There are another two slots under the aluminum heatsink cover, with a fifth one at the rear of the board. Every one of these slots is wired to support full PCIe 4.0 bandwidth, so they're compatible with the very latest NVMe SSDs – laying the foundation for the ultrafast transfer speeds needed to support machine-learning algorithms and drive higher-resolution game textures.

Storage

AMD StoreMI

AMD StoreMI is a software utility that accelerates any drive for better system responsiveness with reduced startup and software load times. It combines SSD performance with the affordability and capacity of an HDD by automatically moving frequently accessed data to dedicated SSD storage.

The TRX40 platform is aimed at the most discerning content creators, so Zenith II Extreme implements the latest USB standards. Ready-to-use ports are located on the rear I/O panel, and there are front-panel connectors on the motherboard to let you put USB right where you need it.

USB 3.2 Gen 2x2

The ROG Zenith II Extreme is compatible with the latest USB 3.2 Gen 2x2. This newest USB standard doubles the transfer bandwidth by opening another USB 3.2 Gen 2 lane to achieve its maximum throughput of up to 20 Gbps.

USB 3.2 Gen 2 front-panel connectors

Two front-panel USB 3.2 connectors offer the ability to put USB ports at the front of the latest PC chassis, putting fast, convenient connectivity right at your fingertips.

USB

Networking

The beefed-up bandwidth doesn't stop with the TRX40 platform. We also equipped Zenith II Extreme with multiple networking technologies, so you can push throughput to the limits.

Wi-Fi 6 (AX200)

Onboard Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) supports ultrafast network speeds, improved capacity and better performance in dense Wi-Fi environments, providing exceptional online gaming experiences.

10 Gbps onboard Ethernet

Designed to meet the demanding requirements of power users and content creators, 10 Gbps onboard Ethernet provides a new level of home networking. With up to 10X the bandwidth of standard gigabit Ethernet, you'll enjoy streaming uncompressed 4K UHD videos, and backups and file transfers that are faster than ever before.

Intel Ethernet

ROG Zenith II Extreme features the latest Intel® Ethernet (I211-AT) for faster, smoother gaming. This Intel controller has a natural synergy with Intel processors and chipsets, reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput – so there's more power for games and other tasks.

* Actual speed varies depending on networking conditions.
** Minimum Category 6 network cables required for 10 Gbps operation. Category 5e cables support up to 5 Gbps.

* Actual speed varies depending on networking conditions.
** Minimum Category 6 network cables required for 10 Gbps operation. Category 5e cables support up to 5 Gbps.

Led-illuminated audio jacks Makes it easy to find audio jacks — even in the dark.

Creates a perfect balance for top-tier audio clarity capable of –115dB THD

10 DAC channels provide simultaneous 7.1-channel playback, independent 2.0-channel, multiple-stream stereo to front-panel outputs

Unique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs

Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity

Led-illuminated audio jacks Makes it easy to find audio jacks — even in the dark.

Creates a perfect balance for top-tier audio clarity capable of –115dB THD

10 DAC channels provide simultaneous 7.1-channel playback, independent 2.0-channel, multiple-stream stereo to front-panel outputs

Unique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs

Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity

Cooling Heatsinks

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    VRM heatsink
    A VRM heatsink is placed on the MOSFETs and chokes, and the embedded heatpipe connects to the aluminum I/O cover.

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    Aluminum I/O cover
    An aluminum I/O cover is connected to the primary heatsink via an embedded heatpipe, increasing mass and surface area.

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    Aluminum heatsink cover
    The heatsink cover is crafted from pure aluminum to efficiently cool the two onboard M.2 drives.

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    DIMM.2 heatsinks
    The ROG DIMM.2 module now passively cools M.2 drives with metal heatsinks that also keep your build looking clean.

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    Solid steel backplate
    A steel, cold-rolled coil construction backplate strengthens the motherboard to prevent bending, and adds additional mass to siphon heat from the VRM.

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    SoC VRM Heatsink
    Designed to cool the vital motherboard chipset area.

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    Chipset heatsink
    A chipset heatsink blends seamlessly with the aluminum heatsink cover and prominently features the ROG logo.

Active cooling VRM heatsink

Dual custom Delta Superflo fans located within the heatsink kick on after 60° C and allow the ROG Zenith II Extreme to handle sustained power draw of over 500 watts.

Active-cooling chipset heatsink

Under the chipset's aluminum heatsink is a fan that turns on above 60°C. The SoC VRM is also positioned in the pathway of this fan's airflow, keeping it cooler during memory overclocking.

Active cooling chipset heatsink

1. CUSTOM DELTA SUPERFLO FANS

The custom low-noise fans features high-durability bearings with a 60,000-hour L10* lifespan.

* L10 bearing lifespan specifies the minimum number of hours that 90% of the bearings are expected to last.

2. FINNED HEATSINK

The heatsink fin density is optimized to maximize surface area while maintaining a low-resistance exhaust path.

3. AIR DUCT

A specially-designed air duct helps the fan generate static pressure and concentrates air flow over the fins.

Cooler by Design

ROG Zenith II Extreme features the most comprehensive cooling options ever.

Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors for workload-based cooling. And all settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or UEFI.

Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.

One header is dedicated fully to the onboard heatsink fan.

Bundled card Includes six additional DC or PWM fan headers, plus three thermal-probe headers.

ROG Water-Cooling Zone

Dual water-temperature headers and a flow-rate header feed information straight into the AI Suite utility, allowing you to track coolant temperatures and the flow rate of the entire loop.

A dedicated header can supply over 3 amps to high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.

A dedicated header enables monitoring of temperatures at the input/output points of any component.

A dedicated header enables constant monitoring of flow rate throughout the entire loop.

A special connector enables specially designed water blocks to provide flow, temperature and leakage data.

Fan Extension Card II

ROG Zenith II Extreme includes our popular Fan Extension Card II, which adds six headers that are controllable via FanXpert 4. The card features three temperature-sensor headers to complement the one available onboard, and also comes with three thermistors that can be affixed to different components. In addition to supplying extra headers for cooling, it provides three RGB headers to provide illuminated effects for your RGB fan.

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    Screw holes allow you to mount the card to the 2.5-inch bay on your chassis.

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    The ASUS Node connector allows you to connect additional compatible PSU or accessories.

Makes it easy to find audio jacks — even in the dark.

High resolution audio that delivers punch without sacrificing nuance.

10 DAC channels provide simultaneous 7.1-channel playback, independent 2.0-channel, multiple-stream stereo to front-panel outputs

Unique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs

Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity

Led-illuminated audio jacks Makes it easy to find audio jacks — even in the dark.

Creates a perfect balance for top-tier audio clarity capable of –115dB THD

10 DAC channels provide simultaneous 7.1-channel playback, independent 2.0-channel, multiple-stream stereo to front-panel outputs

Unique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs

Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity

Sonic Studio III

Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for 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 and one-click presets, 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.

DTS : Sound Unbound​

ROG Zenith II Extreme includes a pre-loaded DTS Sound Unbound app that envelops you in audio as never before, conjuring whole new levels of immersion for extraordinary gaming and entertainment experiences. By exploiting Windows Sonic spatial technology, DTS Sound Unbound delivers audio in a virtual 3D space — putting you right in the middle of the soundscape, where you can sense the location and direction of every gunshot, footstep or other sound in your virtual environment.
* DTS Sound Unbound requires in-game support. Check with developers for titles that offer support.

Stereo sound

Surround Sound

Spatial Sound

Gamefirst V Network Control

GameFirst V is an ROG-exclusive tool that lets you use a ROG router to build a ROG-networking ecosystem. Select the best Wi-Fi channel for maximum stability and minimum interference, optimize network traffic and your connection for lag-free online gaming, team your gateways and keep tabs on bandwidth-hogging apps — all from an intuitive interface that enables easy, on-the-fly adjustments.

RAMCache lll turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express® storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches a storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.

OLED

The ROG Zenith II Extreme is equipped with LiveDash, a built-in color OLED panel that displays useful information and customizable graphics. During the power-on, self-test (POST) phase, OLED shows key progress stats in simple language, using traditional POST codes. Then, during normal operation, the 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 OLED GIF, so it'll display your own image or animation.

Armoury Crate

Armoury Crate is a software utility designed to provide centralized control of supported ROG gaming products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate lets you easily customize RGB lighting and effects for every compatible device in your arsenal and synchronize them with Aura Sync for unified system lighting effects. The software also provides control of settings for a growing number of ROG products, making it easier to tune the look and feel of your system. Armoury Crate even offers dedicated product registration and ROG news feeds to help you stay in touch with the ROG gaming community.