ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha Motherboard Review With AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX – The Alpha Predator of The X399 Series



ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha

Type Motherboard
Price $699.99 US

Test Setup

For this review, I had access to the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX flagship processor. AMD did not provide us with any equipment or processors for this review. The motherboard was sent to us by ASUS and we will be using it with our Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX sample.

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The full test setup configuration can be seen in the provided list below:

ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha Test Bench:

ProcessorsAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
MotherboardsASUS ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha
ASRock X399 Professional Gaming
ASRock X399M Taichi
ASRock X399 Taichi
MemoryTeamgroup Xcalibur RGB Series 32 GB (4 x 8GB) CL16 3200 MHz
Video CardsASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti STRIX OC
Power SupplyCorsair AX1200i PSU
Cooling SolutionsCorsair H115i Pro AIO Liquid
Solid State DriveSamsung SSD 960 EVO M.2 (512 GB)
BIOS UsedASUS ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha 1901
Gigabyte X399 AORUS Xtreme F4C
ASRock X399 Professional Gaming v3.20
ASRock X399 Taichi v3.20
OSWindows 10 64-bit

For overclocking, the maximum clock speeds I was able to achieve on the ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha was 4.2 GHz across all cores with a voltage supply of 1.40V.

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