Asus ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha

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  • CPU
    AMD SocketTR4 for 1st and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processors
    Supports CPU up to 32 cores
    * Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
  • Chipset
    AMD X399
  • Memory
    AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processors
    8 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz ECC and non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory *1
    Quad Channel Memory Architecture
  • Multi-GPU Support
    AMD Ryzen™ 2nd Generation/Ryzen™ 1st Generation Processors
    Supports NVIDIA® 3-Way SLI™ Technology
    Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
  • Expansion Slots
    AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processors
    4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16, x16/x16, x16/x8/x16, x16/x8/x16/x8)
    AMD X399 chipset
    1 x PCIe 3.0 x4
  • Storage
    AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processors : 
    2 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key design, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (Supports both SATA & PCIE SSD)
    1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*2
    AMD X399 chipset : 
    8 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s),
    Support Raid 0, 1, 10
  • LAN
    Aquantia AQC-107 10G
    Intel® I211-AT
    Anti-surge LANGuard
    ROG GameFirst Technology
  • Wireless Data Network
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
    Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
    Supports MU-MIMO
    Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160. Up to 1.73Gbps transfer speed
  • Bluetooth
    Bluetooth® 5.0
  • Audio
    ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220
    – Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
    – Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
    – High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output 113 dB SNR recording input
    – ESS®SABRE9018Q2C DAC/AMP
    – Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback *4
    Audio Feature :
    – Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
    – LED-illuminated design – Brighten up your build with the gorgeous illuminated audio trace path.
    – Sonic Radar III
    – Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Link
  • USB Ports
    AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processors :
    8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (8 at back panel, blue)
    AMD X399 chipset :
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s)
    AMD X399 chipset :
    4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at mid-board)
    AMD X399 chipset :
    4 x USB 2.0 port(s)
    ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller :
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (2 at back panel, red, Type-A)
    ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller :
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (2 at back panel, , Type-A + USB Type-CTM)
  • ROG Exclusive Features
    ReTry Button
    Start Button
    LN2 Mode
    Extreme Engine Digi+ :
    – IR3555 PoweIRstage®
    – MicroFine Alloy Chokes
    – 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
    ProbeIt
    ROG Exclusive Software
    – Mem Tweakit
    – RAMCache III
    – CPU-Z
    – GameFirst V
    – Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Link
    – Sonic Radar III
    ROG DIMM.2 module with heatsink
    ROG Aluminum heatsink cover
  • Special Features
    5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
    – 5-way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ Power control, Fan Xpert 4, and Turbo app
    LiveDash OLED
    AURA :
    – Aura Lighting Control
    – Aura RGB Strip Headers
    – Aura Lighting Effects Synchronization with compatible ASUS ROG devices
    – Aura Addressable Strip Header(s)
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    – USB BIOS Flashback®
    – AI Suite 3
    – Ai Charger
    – ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
    – Armoury Crate
    – Pre-mounted I/O Shield
    – ASUS NODE: hardware control interface
    – OptiMem II
    – ASUS EZ Flash 3
    – ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
    – BUPDATER
    – Clear CMOS Button
    – Reset Button
    ASUS Q-Design :
    – ASUS Q-Code
    – ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
    – ASUS Q-DIMM
    – ASUS Q-Connector
  • Back I/O Ports
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (black)TypeC
    3 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (red)Type-A
    8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue)
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
    1 x USB BIOS Flashback® Button(s)
    1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v5.0
    5 x LED-illuminated audio jacks
    1 x Aquantia AQC-107 10G LAN port
  • Internal I/O Ports
    1 x WB_SENSOR
    2 x Aura Addressable Strip Header(s)
    2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s)
    2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 2.0 port(s)
    1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
    8 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
    1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
    2 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
    1 x H_AMP fan connector
    1 x W_PUMP+ connector
    2 x 8-pin EATX 8 V Power connector
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
    1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
    1 x Slow Mode switch(es)
    7 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
    2 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
    1 x EZ Plug connector(s) (4-pin Molex power connector)
    1 x Reset button(s)
    1 x BIOS Switch button(s)
    1 x Node Connector(s)
    1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
    1 x Safe Boot button
    1 x ReTry button
    1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector
    1 x Slow Mode jumper(s)
    1 x System panel connector
    1 x W_IN header
    1 x W_OUT header
    1 x W_FLOW header
    1 x Start button
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
    1 x DIMM.2 Slot supports 2 M.2 drives (2242-22110)
    1 x RSVD Switch
    1 x 4-Pin HS fan connector
  • Accessories
    User’s manual
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
    1 x ASUS 2T2R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant)
    1 x Fan Extension Card II (6 x 4-pin Chassis Fan connectors, 3 x RGB headers, 3 x 2-pin Thermal sensor header)
    1 x Fan Extension Card II power cable
    1 x Fan Extension Card II NODE connector cable
    1 x Fan Extension Card II screw package
    1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M)
    1 x ROG big sticker
    1 x Q-Connector
    1 x M.2 screw kit (long screw and mount)
    2 x M.2 screw kit (short screw and mount)
    1 x DIMM.2 extension card with 2 x M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
    1 x ROG Logo Sticker(s)
    1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
    1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED
    3 x Thermistor cable(s)
    1 x USB drive with utilities and drivers
    1 x ROG coaster(s)
    1 x ROG weave SATA 6G cable
    1 x ROG Thank you card
  • BIOS
    2 x 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.1
  • Manageability
    WOL , PXE
  • Operating System
    Windows® 10 64-bit
  • Form Factor
    Extended ATX Form Factor
    12 inch x 10.9 inch ( 30.5 cm x 27.7 cm )
  • Note
    *1 Please refer to Memory QVL(Qualified Vendors List) for details.
    *2 When the M.2 Socket 3 on board is operating in PCIe mode, PCIe 3.0 x16_4 will runs at x4 mode.
    *3 Supports PCIE RAID configurations via onboard M.2 storages.
    *4 Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio.

 

THE ALPHA

Built to take command , ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha releases the full might of the 32-core AMD Threadripper processor, while keeping thermals under control with intelligent cooling and an SOC heatsink designed especially for the CPU’s monstrous power. For high-end gamers and overclockers who equip themselves with ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha , there will be no doubts about who is leader of the pack.

SPEC OVERVIEW

  1. ROG Patented Pre-mounted I/O Shield

    ‧ Clr CMOS button

    ‧ BIOS Flashback® button

  2. Intel® Wireless-AC 9260
  3. Aquantia AQC-107 10G LAN
  4. USB 3.1 Gen 2‧ 3 x Type-A, 1 x Type-C
  5. Intel® I211-AT Gb LANROG GameFirst V
    Anti-surge LANGuard
  6. LiveDash OLED
  7. LED-Illuminated Audio Jacks
  8. Multi-GPU SLI / CFX support
    ‧ 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Safeslots [CPU]
    (x16, x16/x16, x16/x8/x16, x16/x8/x16/x8)
    ‧ 1 x PCIe 3.0 x4 slot
  9. SupremeFX S1220 CODEC‧ ESS® SABRE9018Q2C High Definition DAC
    ‧ Impedance sense for front and rear
    ‧ 120dB SNR stereo playback output
    ‧ 113dB SNR recording input

    ‧ Sonic Studio III‧ Sonic Studio Link‧ Sonic Radar III

COOLING

To ensure 32-core processing beasts stay cool, even at stock speeds. The Alpha is fully armed to provide the best foundation for extreme PC systems, enabling higher performance at lower temperatures.

PERFORMANCE

We’ve refined every aspect of Alpha to provide the solid foundation needed to create an extreme gaming and workstation system that delivers the highest performance.

OPTIMIZATION

The Alpha is packed with intuitive and flexible tools that let you optimize every aspect of your system to deliver the performance you want. Take advantage of 5-Way Optimization for intelligent, automatic overclocking or enjoy full manual control via comprehensive UEFI BIOS settings.

CONNECTIVITY

Together with customizable audio profiles and tools to optimize storage and networking performance, the Alpha provides the ability to create an expertly tuned machine with minimal effort.

PERSONALIZED FOR YOU

In addition to extraordinary performance, Zenith Extreme Alpha provides extensive styling and customization options to let you build a system that truly stands apart.

THE POWER OF AMD

Ready for AMD SocketTR4 Ryzen Threadripper

The ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha motherboard supports the latest 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ and AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processors. Based on the innovative Zen core architecture, the high-performance Threadripper CPUs boast up to 32 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.

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