ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme AMD TRX40 E-ATX motherboard sTRX4 for 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper, with 16 power stages, PCIe 4.0, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), 10 Gbps Ethernet, USB3.2, five M.2 and Aura Sync RGB
ROG Zenith II Extreme
Expertly engineered for those who demand full control, ROG Zenith II Extreme is future-proofed, ready for anything in the pipeline. It's primed to unleash the full force of the latest 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors while keeping thermals in check with a comprehensive cooling solution. Maximized lane bandwidth lets you connect up to 33 devices simultaneously, while every single PCIe x16 and M.2 slot is wired with PCIe® 4.0 – so you're free to equip next-gen graphics cards or NVMe drives without fear of bottlenecks. Massive power, massive bandwidth.
High-end desktop processors have greater power requirements due to the abundance of cores and memory channels. The latest Threadripper evolutions are particularly demanding, so intelligent VRM design and quality components are vital – especially for overclocked CPUs that live closer to the edge of stability. Accompanied with our critically-acclaimed UEFI and AI Suite tuning utility, ROG Zenith II Extreme offers an accessible range of manual tweaking tools, plus a highly-configurable auto-tuner that maximizes system control and performance with no expert knowledge required.
OPTIMEM III DDR4 4733MHz+ (O.C.)
Infused with proprietary memory trace layout tweaks that improve signal integrity and mitigate noise, OptiMem III allows memory kits to run at lower latencies and reduced voltages while operating at higher frequencies. Stack the Zenith II Extreme with your favorite modules and maximize latest Threadripper CPU throughput for applications that demand massive bandwidth, or balance Infinity Fabric and memory performance for a diverse range of workloads.
Having the bandwidth to fuel multiple PCIe SSDs and graphics cards is part of the allure of high-end desktop platforms. ROG Zenith II Extreme fully exploits Threadripper's 64-lane capability, empowering you to connect up to 20 PCIe devices simultaneously. Every single PCIe x16 and M.2 is wired with PCIe 4.0, and the board also accelerates both wired and wireless networking – with both Aquantia 10 Gbps Ethernet and the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) onboard.
ROG Zenith II Extreme supports up to five M.2 drives for maxed-out storage. Two ride the ROG DIMM.2 module, next to the memory slots, and support drives up to 110m. There are another two slots under the aluminum heatsink cover, with a fifth one at the rear of the board. Every one of these slots is wired to support full PCIe 4.0 bandwidth, so they're compatible with the very latest NVMe SSDs – laying the foundation for the ultrafast transfer speeds needed to support machine-learning algorithms and drive higher-resolution game textures.
AMD StoreMI is a software utility that accelerates any drive for better system responsiveness with reduced startup and software load times. It combines SSD performance with the affordability and capacity of an HDD by automatically moving frequently accessed data to dedicated SSD storage.
The TRX40 platform is aimed at the most discerning content creators, so Zenith II Extreme implements the latest USB standards. Ready-to-use ports are located on the rear I/O panel, and there are front-panel connectors on the motherboard to let you put USB right where you need it.
USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
The ROG Zenith II Extreme is compatible with the latest USB 3.2 Gen 2x2. This newest USB standard doubles the transfer bandwidth by opening another USB 3.2 Gen 2 lane to achieve its maximum throughput of up to 20 Gbps.
USB 3.2 Gen 2 front-panel connectors
Two front-panel USB 3.2 connectors offer the ability to put USB ports at the front of the latest PC chassis, putting fast, convenient connectivity right at your fingertips.
The beefed-up bandwidth doesn't stop with the TRX40 platform. We also equipped Zenith II Extreme with multiple networking technologies, so you can push throughput to the limits.
Wi-Fi 6 (AX200)
Onboard Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) supports ultrafast network speeds, improved capacity and better performance in dense Wi-Fi environments, providing exceptional online gaming experiences.
10 Gbps onboard Ethernet
Designed to meet the demanding requirements of power users and content creators, 10 Gbps onboard Ethernet provides a new level of home networking. With up to 10X the bandwidth of standard gigabit Ethernet, you'll enjoy streaming uncompressed 4K UHD videos, and backups and file transfers that are faster than ever before.
ROG Zenith II Extreme features the latest Intel® Ethernet (I211-AT) for faster, smoother gaming. This Intel controller has a natural synergy with Intel processors and chipsets, reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput – so there's more power for games and other tasks.
Great power requires great cooling, so ROG Zenith II Extreme employs large VRM heatsinks that strike the right balance between surface area and mass. The chipset heatsink integrates an active-cooling solution, helping to keep the underlying silicon stay cool under pressure, and also employs the same airflow to chill the SoC VRM. The extra-large heatsinks also cover multiple M.2 slots, meaning Zenith II Extreme is fully armed to provide the best foundation for extreme PC systems – enabling higher performance at lower temperatures.
Sound is an integral part of gaming immersion. ROG Zenith II Extreme's onboard audio joins the latest SupremeFX S1220 codec with a high-end ESS Sabre DAC. Power users in particular pipe content through multiple devices, so our Sonic Studio III software has an intuitive management interface that lets you route sound from applications to specific outputs. The board even supports DTS® Sound Unbound technology, to create three-dimensional audio soundscapes that draw you further into virtual worlds.
In addition to extraordinary performance, ROG Zenith II Extreme provides extensive styling and customization options to let you build a system that truly stands apart.
THE POWER OF AMD
AMD TRX40 Chipset
The AMD TRX40 chipset delivers outstanding overclocking capabilities for the latest AMD Socket sTRX4 3rd Gen Ryzen™ Threadripper™ series processors. It provides PCIe 4.0 support, 10 Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, and eight SATA 6 Gbps ports for faster data retrieval.
Ready for AMD Socket sTRX4 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper
ROG Zenith II Extreme motherboard supports the latest 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ series processors that boast up to 32 cores. It features quad-channel DDR4 memory, 64 lanes of PCI Express® 4.0, 16 GT/s transfer speed for Gen 4 M.2 SSDs, and built-in native USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) for superior performance
|Product Family||3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper|
|CPU Socket Type||Socket sTRX4|
|Memory Capacity||256GB (8 x 32GB) RAM|
|Memory Speed||DDR4 4666|
|MOB Chipset||AMD TRX40|
|MOB Memory Slots||8 × DDR4|
|Multi-GPU Support||NVIDIA 4-Way SLI AMD 4-Way CrossFireX|
|Expansion Slots||4 x PCIe 4.0|
|MOB Form Factor||E-ATX|
|M.2 Connector||5 x M.2 Socket 3|
|SATA Connector||8 x SATA 6Gb/s|
|Wireless Lan||Wi-Fi 802.11 ax|
|LAN Port||1 x Gigabit LAN|
|Wi-Fi Technology||Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 Wi-Fi 802.11 ax, Bluetooth® 5.0 Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz Supports 2x2 MU-MIMO Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160. Up to 1.73Gbps transfer speed|
|S/PDIF Port||1 x Optical|
|Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)||2 x Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)|
|USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)||8 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)|
|USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)||10 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)|
|USB 2.0 Port||3 x USB 2.0 port(s)|
|Audio Feature||8-Channel High Definition Audio|
|LED Strip Headers||2 x Aura RGB Strip Header 2 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s)|
|Accessories||1 x User's manual 1 x USB drive with utilities and drivers 1 x ROG DIMM.2 with heatsink 1 x 2-in-1 weave SATA 6Gb/s cables 3 x 2-in-1 SATA 6Gb/s cables 5 x M.2 Screw Package 1 x 3-in-1 thermistor cable 1 x Q-Connector 1 x ROG Coaster 1 x ROG big sticker 1 x ROG logo plate sticker 1 x 2-in-1 rubbers for ROG DIMM.2 1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm) 1 x Extension cable for Addressable Strips(80 cm) 1 x ASUS 2T2R dual-band Wi-Fi moving antenna (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax compliant) 1 x Dual function screwdriver 1 x Fan Extension Card II (6 x 4-pin Chassis Fan connectors, 3 x 4-pin 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|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 years|