ASUS Presents ROG Zenith II Extreme, ROG Strix TRX40-E Gaming, and Prime TRX40-Pro Motherboards

👤by Michael Pabia Comments 📅07.11.2019 23:59:36

ASUS today announced its all-new series of TRX40 motherboards that come loaded with improvements and new features to help professionals, enthusiasts and gamers alike unleash the full potential of AMDs third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors which was also announced today - ROG Zenith II Extreme, ROG Strix TRX40-E Gaming and Prime TRX40-Pro.

The AMD TRX40 chipset for the third-generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs bring PCI Express 4.0 to the high-end desktop platform for the first time, doubling bandwidth across a total of 64 PCIe 4.0 lanes to allow for even faster SSDs, graphics cards and AV gear. The ASUS TRX40 motherboards support four memory channels for up to 256GB of memory across all eight DDR4 DIMM slots. The third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors also support ECC memory. Further boost memory speeds using the exclusive OptiMem III technology in the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Zenith II Extreme.

ROG Zenith II Extreme

The ROG Zenith II Extreme is perfect for professional users and gaming enthusiasts looking to explore the limits of third-generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs core and memory clock speeds. Its filled to the brim with top-notch hardware to satisfy the most demanding users. The Zenith Extreme II sports multi-zone Aura RGB LED lighting, a decorative panel atop the I/O shield with holographic Infinity Lighting motif, while a full-colour LiveDash OLED display can display POST codes or customized for monitoring.

The ROG Zenith II Extreme employs an enhanced 16-power-stage VRM design, suitable for the most extreme overclocking efforts. Its massive main VRM heatsink sports two semi-passive cooling fans that activate when VRM temperature reach 60C and above. The main VRM heatsink is connected to an auxiliary heatsink hidden under the I/O shield with a heat pipe which also comes with a cooling fan. Another fan is also located on the chipset heatsink that cools the chipset along with the M.2 slots. Every fan on the motherboard are controlled by the Fan Xpert 4 utility.

ROG Zenith II Extreme Key Features

Ready for AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper Processors: Maximize connectivity and speed with up to five M.2 drives, USB3.2 Gen2x2 and AMD StoreMI
Robust power delivery: Optimized power solution with 16 Infineon TDA21472 power stages, ProCool II power connectors, microfine alloy chokes and 10K capacitors
Comprehensive thermal design: Active-cooling VRM heatsink, PCIe-zone M.2 aluminium heatsink, backplate, Fan Extension Card II and water-cooling zone
High-performance networking: Onboard Aquantia 10 Gbps Ethernet, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with MU-MIMO support, and GameFirst V technology
Unmatched personalization: Colour OLED display and ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including two additional RGB headers and two addressable headers
Industry-leading ROG audio: SupremeFX S1220 and ESS SABRE9018Q2C for enthusiast-grade audio performance, featuring Japanese capacitors
DIY-friendly design: Pre-mounted I/O shield, ASUS SafeSlot, BIOS FlashBack and FlexKey

ROG Strix TRX40-E Gaming

The ROG Strix TRX40-E Gaming comes in a standard ATX form factor with great customisation options, sleek cybertext aesthetics and a 1.3-inch LiveDash OLED display. It features a 16-stage VRM with two semi-passive fans above the heatsink. The ROG Strix TRX40-E Gaming uses ProCool II power plugs that ensure stable power delivery even under heavy under load. The ROG Strix TRX40-E Gaming sports four lanes of PCIe 4.0, 8 SATA sports, 3 M.2 sockets supporting Gen4 NVMe SSDs and the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard powered by the Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6 adapter with Bluetooth 5. It also packs a 2.5Gbps Realtek Ethernet controller paired with the Intel I211-AT Gigabit Ethernet controller. For audio needs, Strix TRX40-E Gaming uses a SupremeFX S1220 audio codec in addition to providing DTS Sound Unbound support.

ROG Strix TRX40-E Gaming Key Features

Ready for the latest 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper series processors: Maximize connectivity and speed with up to three M.2 drives, USB 3.2 Gen 2.
Unmatched personalization: OLED and ASUS Aura Sync RGB lighting, including RGB headers and addressable Gen 2 RGB headers
Optimal Power Solution: 16 power stages with ProCool II power connector, high-quality chokes and durable capacitors to support multi-core processors
Comprehensive cooling: Active cooling VRM and Chipset heatsink, stacked-fin heatsink, with onboard dual M.2 heatsinks and a water pump+ header
Gaming connectivity: Three M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port and Type-C front panel connector
Gaming networking: 2.5Gbps LAN and Intel Gigabit Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with MU-MIMO, and gateway teaming via GameFirst V
Gaming audio: High fidelity audio with SupremeFX S1220, DTS Sound Unbound and Sonic Studio III to draw you deeper into the action
Easy DIY: ROG-patented pre-mounted I/O shield, Flexkey, ASUS SafeSlot, ASUS Node connector and BIOS FlashBack for a friendlier building experience

ASUS Prime TRX40-Pro

The ASUS Prime TRX40-Pro is a reliable foundation for any enthusiast or professional with creative workloads like video editing and 3D rendering. The ASUS Prime TRX40-Pro features a 16-stage power-delivery subsystem comprising Infineon TDA21462 integrated power stages paired with premium chokes and components. It sports three PCIe Gen4 x16 ASUS SafeSlots poised to run all-out in an x16/x16/x16 configuration. The ASUS Prime TRX40-Pro includes three M.2 slots, wired up to PCIe 4.0 x4 bandwidth. Rear I/Os include three USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A connectors and a reversible 10Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C for fast data transfers. The board also includes an E-key M.2 2230 socket for those who wish to add a Wi-Fi module. The ASUS Prime TRX40-Pro comes with an Intel I211-AT controller that delivers its Gigabit ethernet wired connection.

ASUS Prime TRX40-Pro Key Features

AMD Socket sTRX4: Ready for the latest 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper series processors
Robust power design: 16 Infineon TDA21462 power stages, ProCool II connectors with solid pins, and premium chokes and capacitors for stable power delivery
Comprehensive thermal solutions: VRM heatsink, M.2 heatsink, SoC VRM heatsink, active chipset heatsink solution, and an array of hybrid fan headers
Next-gen connectivity: Three PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 slots, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C front-panel connector, and Intel Gigabit Ethernet
Intelligent tuning: ASUS 5-Way Optimization software and renowned UEFI BIOS offer easy configuration options for all experience levels

The ASUS TRX40 motherboards will be coming to the selected regions this November. Learn more on the product links below:
ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme
ASUS ROG Strix TRX40-E Gaming
ASUS Prime TRX40-Pro

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