ROG Teases Zenith Extreme Motherboard for AMD Threadripper

👤by Michael Pabia Comments 📅08.06.2017 00:03:43

AMD's upcoming Threadripper processor is a monolithic processor featuring the Zen microarchitecture with up to 16 cores and 32 threads. The new AMD platform also features DDR4 memory and offers support to as much as 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes for graphics cards, NVMe SSDs and others. ASUS ROG now teases its Zenith Extreme motherboard as shown in the recently concluded Computex 2017. There's no official release date for the AMD Threadripper processors but ASUS ROG went ahead and introduced one of their AMD X399-based motherboards.

Cooling Improvements for Liquid and Air
The ROG Zenith Extreme motherboard has a unique and special header that will monitor a typical liquid cooling system. It checks for leaks, temperatures and flow rates of compatible liquid cooling hardware. As for the fan headers, they have a smart auto-detection features for 3-pin DC and 4-pin PWM fans. It may appear that the Zenith Extreme doesn’t have an M.2 slot since it is hidden behind the chipset heat sink, to be included with the passive cooling of the heat sink.

High-Speed Networking
No high-end desktop is complete without the latest in networking technologies. The ROG Zenith Extreme will feature the 802.11ad standard along with the typical Gigabit LAN ports. The motherboard also features a 10G card that also supports intermediate 2.5G and 5G standards.

RGB Lighting Customization and Support
The ROG Zenith Extreme motherboard comes with RGB lighting and customization through the ASUS Aura Sync software. The motherboard has dual headers for RGB lighting modules which includes off-the-shelf RGB strips included with the motherboard. ASUS is also working closely with Bitfenix, Cooler Master, Thermaltake, In Win, Phanteks, and CableMod for more innovations regarding RGB lighting.

Integrated OLED Display
The ROG Zenith Extreme enables further personalization through an integrated OLED display. The display can play small animated GIFs, display static text and graphics, and monitor system variables like temperatures and clock speeds.

Superior Audio Quality
A standard for the ROG motherboards, the Zenith Extreme will also be packing SupremeFX audio solutions with the latest S1220 codec featuring crisp and clear audio as well as improved recording audio quality. The motherboard will also feature VR enhancements with HRTF-based surround emulation effects for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive audio streams.

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