ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha

AMD X399 EATX gaming motherboard for AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processors, with ROG DIMM.2, DDR4 3600MHz , onboard 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 10Gbps LAN, USB 3.1 Gen 2, SATA, Triple M.2 and Aura Sync RGB lighting

  • AMD TR4 socket: Ready for 1st and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processor series to maximize connectivity and speed with up to three M.2 drives and USB 3.1 Gen 2.
  • Comprehensive thermal design: Active heatsink with integrated VRM fan, PCIe-zone M.2 aluminum heatsink and dual backplates.
  • High-performance networking: Onboard Aquantia® 10Gbps LAN, 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO support, and Intel gigabit LAN with ASUS LANGuard and GameFirst V technologies.
  • 5-Way Optimization: Automated system-wide tuning, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailor made for your rig.
  • SafeSlot technology: Firmly-anchored PCIe slots fortified with metal to support heavyweight graphics cards.
  • Unmatched personalization: LiveDash OLED and ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including two RGB headers and addressable headers.
  • Industry-leading ROG audio: SupremeFX S1220 and ESS®SABRE9018Q2C for enthusiast-grade audio performance driven by Japanese capacitors.

Specifications

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.