ROG ZENITH EXTREME

    ROG ZENITH EXTREME

    AMD X399 EATX Gaming Motherboard with M.2 heatsink, Aura Sync RGB LED, 802.11ad Wi-Fi, DDR4 3600MHz, triple M.2, 10G Lan card, U.2 and USB 3.1 Gen 2

    • AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processor series: Ready for the latest SocketTR4 CPUs
    • Onboard M.2 Heatsink: Cools your M.2 drive, delivering consistent storage performance and enhanced reliability.
    • Synchronize RGB lighting: With a vast portfolio of Aura Sync capable PC gear – now with support for addressable light strips
    • ROG DIMM.2: Dual M.2 expansion card allows use of fans to prevent throttling
    • LiveDash OLED : Customizable panel displays vital system stats or your own logo
    • Best gaming networking: Intel Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ad Wi-Fi, LANGuard and GameFirst technologies
    • Gaming audio: SupremeFX S1220 teamed with Sonic Studio III, cast an aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action.
    • 5-Way Optimization: Automated system-wide tuning, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailor made for your rig
    • Best gaming protection: SafeSlot, and carefully-selected premium components for maximum durability
    • SPEC OVERVIEW

    • Best Gaming Customization

    • BEST GAMING Connectivity

    • BEST GAMING PERFORMANCE

    • BEST GAMING AUDIO

    • BEST GAMING PROTECTION

    • ROG GIVES YOU MORE

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      ‧ Pre-mounted I/O Shield
      ‧ Integrated IO Fan
      ‧ ClrCMOS
      ‧ BIOS Flashback
      ‧ 2x2 MU-MIMO 802.11AC +1x1 802.11AD WIFI
      ‧ 8 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports

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      Intel® I211-AT GB Ethernet
      Anti-surge LANGuard
      ROG GameFirst IV

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      USB 3.1 Gen2 (Type-A + Type-C)

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      LiveDash OLED

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      LED Illuminated Audio Jacks

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      4-way SLI / CFX support
      4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (supports x16/x8/x16/x8)
      1 x PCIe 2.0 x4 slots (PCH)
      1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slot (PCH)

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      SupremeFX S1220 CODEC
      ・ ESS SABRE9018Q2C
      ・ Impedance sense for front and rear
      ・ 120dB SNR stereo playback output
      ・ 113dB SNR recording input

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      ROG Backplate with Aura lighting

    • 9 DIMM.2 supports

      Supports 2 x M.2 2230~22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA mode)

    • 10 DDR4 3600MHz+ (OC)

      - 8 x DIMM Quad Channel DDR4
      - SafeDIMM slots

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      AMD® SocketTR4

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      USB 3.1 Gen2 front panel connector

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      PCH M.2 Heatsink

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      AMD X399 Chipset
      ROG Logo RGB LED

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      6 x SATA 6G ports
      1 x U.2 port

    • 16 Overclocking Features

      - Multicolored Q-LED
      - LN2 Mode
      - Slow Mode Switch
      - ReTry Button
      - Safe Boot Button
      - PCIE Slot Switch

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      2 x AURA 4-pin RGB headers
      1 x Addressable header

    ROG Zenith EXTREME

    More than a decade ago, ROG started with the original Crosshair motherboard for Athlon 64 FX CPUs. Our history began on AMD's high-end desktop platform, and now with its X399 chipset & Ryzen Threadripper CPU, we have 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.

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    Aura lighting control

    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!
    *Visit the ASUS Aura microsite to learn more about Aura Sync.

    • Static Static Always on
    • Breathing Breathing Fades in and out
    • Strobing Strobing Flashes on and off
    • Color cycle Color cycle Fades between the
      colors of the rain-
      bow
    • Music effect Music effect Pulses to the beat of
      your music
    • CPU temperature CPU Temperature Changes color with
      CPU load
    • Rainbow Rainbow A rolling multi-color
      glow
    • Comet Comet A stream of light
      with a tail
    • Flash & dash Flash & dash Single-color stepped
      flashes
    *The Aura RGB-strip header supports standard 5050 RGB LED strips with a maximum power rating of 3A (12V). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 3m.
    * 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 3A (5V). For maximum brightness, strips should contain no more than 60 LEDs.

    LiveDash OLED

    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. Then, 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.

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    Infinite lighting possibilities

    ASUS Aura SDK allows developers to take full advantage of the vast eco-system of Aura Sync-capable PC gear. From in-system illumination to peripherals and beyond, the SDK provides an evolving toolkit of options to enhance games and software with RGB lighting. Game effects, alerts, and audio can all be portrayed via Aura-compatible hardware, creating subtle or dazzling visual cues to augment the action. There's also scope to map system parameters such as temperatures to lighting, giving enthusiasts new ways to monitor vital information.

    *Learn more about Aura SDK

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    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.

    PERFECTED COOLING FOR UNLEASHING 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.

    ROG Areion 10G 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.

    *Learn more about ROG Areion
    *Minimum Category 6e network cables required for 10Gbps operation. Category 5e cables limited up to 5Gbps.

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    More throughput and less processing equals faster online play

    Intel Ethernet

    ROG Zenith Extreme features the very latest Intel I211-AT Ethernet controller for faster, smoother gaming. Intel's LAN reduces CPU overhead and offers exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, so there's more power for your games.

    Lower CPU workload

    High TCP & UDP throughput

    Pumped-up throughput. Best surge protection

    LANGuard

    LANGuard means safer, more reliable connections for your battles. Advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounting processes join forces to protect your ROG Zenith Extreme network connection, while protected components (ESD Guards) provide 1.9X-greater tolerance to static electricity and 2.5X-greater protection against surges — up to 15kV!

    802.11 ad WIFI

    Fastest onboard Wi-Fi up to 4.6 Gbps

    ROG Zenith Extreme is engineered with the very latest 802.11ad (WiGig) Wi-Fi* for ultrafast, lag–free wireless connections of up to 4.6Gbps**, delivering smooth streaming of 4K UHD video, and faster, slicker VR experiences.

    * Availability of 801.11ad (WiGig) varies by region. Check with your local ASUS representative for more details.
    ** Actual speed varies, and depends on networking conditions.

    Team up to banish lag

    GameFirst IV

    GameFirst IV optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming — and now we've added Multi-Gate Teaming to team up to four networks for maximum bandwidth and smooth gameplay. You'll also enjoy all-new Intelligent mode, which automatically compiles a database by parsing new app data to ensure that every game is optimized for the best performance.

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    Thermal sensor connectors

    Three additional 4-pin fan headers, with 3-pin support (headers support DC and PWM fans)

    FLEXIBLE COOLING AND CONTROL

    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.
    *Learn more about FAN EXTENSION.

    ONE-CLICK OVERCLOCK AND COOLING, DONE!

    5-Way Optimization

    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.

    • Games run swiftly and smoothly with high-performance and prioritized bandwidth.

    • Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and ensure extreme cooling efficiency when gaming.

    • Stutter is eliminated for smooth-running apps, even under heavy loads.

    • Energy waste is reduced so you'll save money and the earth.

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    Ddr4 Overclocking Strength In Numbers

    DDR4 OC 3600MHZ

    With support for DDR4 memory you're able to drive memory frequencies to 3600MHz — or beyond! ASUS-exclusive circuit design, provides superb memory-overclocking potential, minimizing coupling noise and signal reflection to unleash the full power of DDR4. With innovative equidistant memory channels, the ROG design delivers the most balanced control and incredibly powerful overclocking capability. And that's not all: ROG works with almost every DDR4 memory vendor, ensuring the best compatibility.

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    • All-round
      energy efficiency

    • Advanced
      fan controls

    • Precise digital
      power control

    • Game faster,
      rank higher

    Instant CPU performance boost

    Crank up your PC instantly with the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility. The TurboV Processing Unit offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring for the CPU and the graphics card, enabling the freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimal performance.

    All-round energy efficiency

    With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy real-time, system-wide power savings. EPU automatically detects and adjusts power consumption according to your rig's needs, so you save money without compromising on performance. EPU will also reduce CPU wattage to a set level and deliver even more savings with Away mode, creating an extreme energy-saving scenario that shuts down unused I/O controllers and also reduces the power consumption of the graphics card. That means full power for your gameplay and then total energy efficiency when you step away.

    Cooler by design

    Play quieter and cooler with advanced fan and water-pump controls for the ultimate in undisturbed gaming. With onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection, Fan Xpert 4 makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise ─ so you enjoy all the performance you demand with none of the racket.

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    Fan Xpert 4

    With high-end graphics cards being a significant source of heat in any build, the GPU has a bigger impact on case temperatures than any other component. With Fan Xpert 4 you're now able to set the GPU temperature as a fan-tuning source, enabling a dynamic cooling response to system power output!

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    Precise digital power control

    To go faster than fast you need ultra-accurate power control — so ROG Zenith Extreme motherboard is kitted out with ASUS Digi+ Power Control for maxed-out overclocking potential, enhanced system stability and superb power efficiency. Digi+ Power Control is the industry's leading digital power controller, delivering smoother, safer power.

    Game faster, rank higher

    ASUS Turbo App is the intuitive tuning panel to boost everything to secure your victory in your favorite titles. Overclock your CPU and prioritize game data across your network. History is written by the victors, so don't go to war without Turbo App.

    Media-ACCLAIMED UEFI BIOS

    The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more gorgeous. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.

    ez mode

    • EZ Tuning Wizard

      OC and RAID. Select your hardware and apply different scenarios to tune system performance, or streamline your RAID configuration for faster data retrieval and backups.

    • Intuitive graphical fan control

      Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.

    • SATA information

      View SATA port details for easy device recognition.

    • Fast clock adjustment

      Use mouse controls to change the time and date.

    advanced mode

    • My Favorites

      Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.

    • EZ Flash 3

      Flash the latest BIOS via the internet, and from within the BIOS.

    • SMART

      Check up your storages devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and to identify potential failures.

    • GPU POST

      Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information.

    • Secure Erase

      Restore your SSDs to factory-fresh condition.

    • Last Modified Log

      Track last changes and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.

    • SATA port renaming

      Rename SATA ports for easy identification.

    USB UEFI BIOS flashback

    Refresh your BIOS in a flash, even when the system is off

    OC design

    A dedicated base-clock generator designed for Ryzen® processors allows overclocked base-clock frequencies up to or beyond 117MHz*. This custom solution works in tandem with the ASUS TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control — providing an exciting new way to boost performance to extreme heights.

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    Shielded Audio, Superior Sound

    SUPREMEFX

    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 cans.

    SupremeFX S1220 codec

    10 DAC channels, simultaneous 7.1-channel playback, independent 2.0-channel, multiple-stream stereo to front-panel outputs, and an EMI cover for purer audio quality

    Exceptional RMAA performance (dynamic range)
    • No more fumbling around in the dark. LED color-coded audio connectors
    • Creates a perfect balance for top-tier audio clarity capable of -112dB THD ESS® SABRE9018Q2C digital-to-analog converter
    • Deliver warm, detailed and natural audio Nichicon capacitors
    • Unique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported to either the front or rear headphone outputs Switching MOSFETs

    SupremeFX S1220 codec

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

    Exceptional RMAA performance (dynamic range)

    intuitive audio-tuning suite

    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.
    **Please note Sonic Studio Link is available only in version 3.6 and later.

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    Audio effects station

    ROG Zenith Extreme's Sonic Studio III audio-effects station has an intelligent routing feature made for streaming. The new routing feature ports streams to different outputs giving you full control over who hears what. With Sonic Studio III, you now can share your exciting in-game moments without worrying about frivolous DCMA takedown requests. Sonic Studio III also comes with app-level preferences for instant audio profiles, and improved noise filtering for conversations with total clarity.

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    • voip
      app

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    • App-specific profiles

      Apply customized audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.

    • Noise filter

      Automatically detects and eliminates unwanted background noises, ensuring that communications are loud and clear.

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    Sonic Radar III

    Sonic Radar III is all new – with an evolved audio engine that processes sounds more accurately than ever, ensuring you're always aware of what's going on around you. A new on-screen arrow has also been added to help you pinpoint the enemy position instantly.

    • Improved Audio Algorithm

      The new Sonic Radar III audio algorithm is now even more accurate, allowing enemies to be located with pinpoint precision regardless of the surrounding noise and chaos.
    • 3D Engine

      Sonic Radar III is built around its all-new head-up display with an in-game three-dimensional arrow for a more intuitive experience.
    • Audio Boost

      The new Audio Boost feature now allows enhanced audio to be heard directly.
    • Audio Radar

      Redesigned radar based on adjustable sectors (4-16) makes the enemies' position clearer and more direct

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    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.

    Dual Backplates

    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.

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    SafeSlot

    4X slots

    Provides stronger PCIe device retention and greater shearing resistance.


    ESD Guards

    2X greater

    electrostatic protection than standard. ESD Guards cover the USB, audio and LAN ports.


    TrueVolt USB

    2 dedicated

    Supplies provide rock-steady 5V to all USB ports, minimizing power fluctuations to ensure a reliable data connection.


    Q-connector

    1 piece

    Makes it easy to sort all front-panel cables.


    Q-Slot

    1 clip

    to swap or secure your graphics card


    Q-DIMM

    1 sided

    Clips provide super-simple, super-secure handling of memory modules.

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    Stay in the game

    Overwolf

    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.

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    • In-game dock

    • In-game calling

    • Multi-IM support

    • 5 customizable apps

    • 0 missed calls during gaming

    • 5+ clients in a single interface

    image your drives, the smart way

    CloneDrive

    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.

    Speed your game loads

    RAMCache II

    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.

    The free keyboard upgrade – upgraded!

    KeyBot II

    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).

    You can even use KeyBot II to boost your PC into a specific mode with two-second press

    And.. More

    • AI Suite 3

      One-stop control panel

    • ROG CPU-Z

      Shows your important system information with pride

    • Mem TweakIt

      Dynamic timing monitoring, DRAM efficiency gauge

    • RAMDisk

      Boost your favorite applications up to 20X faster than SSD with the junction function

    • Kaspersky® Anti-Virus (one year)

      The best protection from viruses and spyware

    • DAEMON Tools

      The leading tool for optical and virtual discs

    • PC Cleaner

      Accelerate your PC by eliminating clogs with simple click

    beyond VR ready

    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.
    Learn more about ASUS VR Ready

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    the power of amd

    Ready for AMD SocketTR4 Ryzen Threadripper

    The ROG Zenith Extreme motherboard supports the latest AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processors. Based on the innovative Zen core architecture, the high-performance Threadripper CPUs boast up to 16 cores. AMD SocketTR4 processors feature quad-channel DDR4 memory, 64 lanes of PCI Express® 3.0 and native 5Gbps USB 3.0 for superb performance.

    AMD X399 chipset

    The AMD X399 chipset delivers outstanding overclocking capabilities for the latest AMD SocketTR4 Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processors. It's optimized for multiple GPU configurations, including NVDIA SLITM and AMD CrossFireXTM. It also provides two 10Gbps USB 3.1 ports and eight 6Gbps SATA ports for faster data retrieval.