Asus X399 Zenith Extreme – with


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Asus X399 Zenith Extreme – with pre-mounted I/O Shield

ROG reinforced DUAL backplate with Aura lighting

LiveDash OLED ( customizable panel displays onboard for vital system stats or your own logo )

Aura Sync + RGB LED on PCB

chipset heatsink

dedicated RGB addressable header with 9 colors scheme

dual intelligent processors5 ( for TPU, EPU, DiGi+ VRM, FanExpert4+, turbo app ) with 5-Way protection iii ( Safeslot, LANGaurd, OVP,

Stainless steel backplate



asus CPR ( cpu parameter recall )
– 8x Quad channel DDR4-3600(O.C)/2666 upto 128Gb

6x SATA6G + 1x U.2 ( 2.5″ NVMe ) + 3x 32Gb/sec M.2/NGFF ( 2 via dimm.2 extension card supplied ) ( PCIe or SATA mode ) SSD socket with raid 0/1//0+1/5/10

on-board SupremeFX HD S1220 7.1 audio ( with 120 dB SNR playback + 113 dB SNR recording + ESS ES9023P DAC + switching MOSFET + nichicon capacitors + high-precision clock source + RC4580 buffer + gold plated audio connectors with colored LED + optical s/pdif out ) +

intel i211-AT gigabit lan

ROG AREioN 10G add-on card

dual band 802.11AC

1x pci-e 2.0 (1x)

1x pci-e 2.0 (4x)

4x pci-e 3.0 (16x+16x+8x+8x) for Quad-GPU SLi/CrossfireX

1x USB3.1 type-A

1x USB3.1 type-C

8x USB3.0 – E-atx


AMD X399 EATX Gaming Motherboard with M.2 heatsink, Aura Sync RGB LED, 802.11ad Wi-Fi, DDR4 3600MHz, triple M.2, 10G Lan card, U.2 and USB 3.1 Gen 2

AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processor series: Ready for the latest SocketTR4 CPUs
Onboard M.2 Heatsink: Cools your M.2 drive, delivering consistent storage performance and enhanced reliability.
Synchronize RGB lighting: With a vast portfolio of Aura Sync capable PC gear – now with support for addressable light strips
ROG DIMM.2: Dual M.2 expansion card allows use of fans to prevent throttling
LiveDash OLED : Customizable panel displays vital system stats or your own logo
Best gaming networking: Intel Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ad Wi-Fi, LANGuard and GameFirst technologies
Gaming audio: SupremeFX S1220 teamed with Sonic Studio III, cast an aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action.
5-Way Optimization: Automated system-wide tuning, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailor made for your rig
Best gaming protection: SafeSlot, and carefully-selected premium components for maximum durability

2 reviews for Asus X399 Zenith Extreme – with

  1. admin1

    Extreme Performance!

    Delivering some of our best ever benchmarks, this motherboard is no slouch. If you’re looking to push the most from your new TR4 CPU, it’ll deliver the performance you desire. The overclocking features are extensive for the professional user. However, a single button press will net you a fully optimised and overclocked system in minutes too, making it beginner friendly. Not that I expect a beginner to buy something like this, but they could.
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    Peace of mind comes from that huge power delivery system, and the fan built into the rear I/O to ensure the motherboard doesn’t throttle the CP. As well as massive heat sinks on the chipset, and armor on the PCIe slots, and… I think you get the idea, it’s pretty much starting to sound like hyperbole now.
    Gaming, Streaming, and Beyond!

    As one of the more expensive X399 motherboards on the market, justifying this for a standard gaming rig would be bonkers. However, if you’re a content creator that games, streams, and produces content in 4K, it’s perfect for you. The 10 GbE hardware, the fast M.2 storage, and Threadripper give you the chops of a mighty workstation, with the power of a high-end gaming system mixed in. It’s not for everyone, but I’m sure there are enough people out there already typing in their bank details to order one.

    RoG M.2
    LiveDash OLED
    Excellent overclocking options
    Active cooled VRM
    10 GbE card included
    Huge amount of storage options
    On board power controls
    Fan hub, M.2 mount, PCIe Bridges and more included
    Incredible performance
    Stylish design
    Full RGB lighting with expansion support
    Durable build quality


    VMR fan on motherboard is a little noisy, but it does help keep important hardware cool
    It’s very expensive, but keep in mind the added value from everything else included in the box



    “ASUS RoG decided to go big rather than go home. The Zenith E-ATX X399 motherboard has so many features, they couldn’t fit them onto the motherboard. It may be one of the more expensive, but it justifies the price with excellent performance, amazing extras like a 10GbE card, DIMM.2, and so much more. Enthusiasts and content creators are going to love this motherboard.”

  2. admin1

    The conclusion

    In short, I think the X399 ROG Zenith Extreme is totally amazing. But I do not have any basis for comparison from other X399 boards just yet. ASUS went crazy and dropped everything they could on the PCB. And that means the fastest storage solutions in multitudes, crazy network configurations with the absolute fastest Wifi and even 1/5/10 Gbps Ethernet (yay!). And then there is the massive amount of connectivity available on your PCIe slots. Tweaking wise the sky is the limit, well let me rephrase that .. the processor is the limit 🙂 The board can go way higher and will facilitate anything the Threadripper processors can do with up-to 3600 MHz clocked on that quad-channel memory as well. We like the small OLED status LCD and we really like that subtle RGB implementation (AURA SYNC) and on and on and on. The noisy little cover fan needs some tweaking (we do hope that ASUS will fix that noise with a BIOS update). If not, I explained you how you can fix that yourself in a few seconds. Now there is one thing we need to discuss, it will be the biggest conundrum of this motherboard. The price of this luxurious beast is a bit nauseating 499 USD, and here in the EU you may expect it tagged at € 599,- depending on your country. Hey, that 10 Gbps Ethernet card alone is worth 150 bucks not to mention the WIFI AC/AD implementation. But sure, I have a hard time justifying such an amount of money of course, so I’ll just leave the final judgment on that to you guys as you are the ones that decide whether or not you are willing to drop that much cash on a motherboard. And sure, there will be plenty X399 motherboards to choose from in all kinds of ranges and lines. This simply happens to be the most extreme SKU in the most enthusiast segmented levels. Now I can make the conclusion a mile long, but when I am impressed, then I am just that. You’ve seen the options, the aesthetics and you have seen what it can do. The X399 Zenith Extreme is a child of love and belong in the absolute highest rankings of your short-list (if you are going for that X399 / Threadripper platform). I’ll give it our hard to earn Top Pick award, not based on price though. No purely based on the hardware, looks, tweaking experience and tremendous amount of high-end features. It has been a pleasure working on this platform from day one, but we also have to acknowledge that it is completely out of reach for many at this price level.

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