WD Blue 3D NAND M.2 2280 250GB SATA 6Gb/s Internal Solid State Drive
ROG Zenith EXTREME
More than a decade ago, ROG started with the original Crosshair motherboard for Athlon 64 FX CPUs. Our history began on AMD's high-end desktop platform, and now with its X399 chipset & Ryzen Threadripper CPU, we have ROG Zenith Extreme. Named after the highest point in the celestial body, the new Extreme brings advanced overclocking, cooling and lighting together to push the limits of dream builds. ROG Zenith Extreme is locked, loaded and ready to rip.
best gaming customization
Aura lighting control
Customize your own favorite LED effects with Aura, the intuitive lighting-control software, to cast a stunning multi-color glow across your build via the ROG Zenith Extreme's brilliant built-in RGB LEDs or attached RGB strips via the two onboard 4-pin headers ─ all lights will perform in perfect synchronization. Fire up Aura and enjoy the creative freedom of nine different lighting schemes!
*Visit the ASUS Aura microsite to learn more about Aura Sync.
*The Aura RGB-strip header supports standard 5050 RGB LED strips with a maximum power rating of 3A (12V). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 3m.
* One extension cable is included. RGB LED strips need to be purchased separately.
RGB LIGHTING PERFECTED
ROG Zenith Extreme includes a dedicated addressable RGB header* that connects to compatible lighting strips, fans, coolers, and compatible PC cases — all to create a new world of illumination possibilities. Aura software offers an array of effects for addressable gear, and the Aura SDK takes things to the next level — allowing developers to control each LED individually, unleashing infinite lighting possibilities!*Addressable RGB header supports strips with a maximum power rating of 3A (5V). For maximum brightness, strips should contain no more than 60 LEDs.
ROG Zenith Extreme comes equipped with all-new LiveDash — a built-in OLED panel that displays useful information and customizable graphics. During the power-on, self-test (POST) phase, LiveDash shows key progress stats, in simple language and via traditional POST codes. Then, during normal operation, the vibrant panel shows a choice of CPU frequency, device temperatures, fan speeds or information from the Water Cooling Zone, You're also able to customize the default LiveDash GIF, so it'll display your own image or animation.
Infinite lighting possibilities
ASUS Aura SDK allows developers to take full advantage of the vast eco-system of Aura Sync-capable PC gear. From in-system illumination to peripherals and beyond, the SDK provides an evolving toolkit of options to enhance games and software with RGB lighting. Game effects, alerts, and audio can all be portrayed via Aura-compatible hardware, creating subtle or dazzling visual cues to augment the action. There's also scope to map system parameters such as temperatures to lighting, giving enthusiasts new ways to monitor vital information.*Learn more about Aura SDK
best gaming Connectivity
DIMM.2 with fan holder
ROG Zenith Extreme's DIMM.2 module is a bundled expansion card that allows two M.2 drives to be connected via a DDR4 interface. You can then add a memory fan to direct cool air to the M.2 drives to prevent throttling, ensuring maximum performance.
PERFECTED COOLING FOR UNLEASHING PERFORMANCE
PCH M.2 HEATSINK
ROG Zenith Extreme is equipped with an M.2 heatsink integrated into the PCH heatsink. With a huge cooling surface, the heatsink perfectly chills an inserted M.2 SSD — for maximum performance and reliability. Featuring a stylish angular design replete with an awesome glowing ROG eye logo, the heatsink adds a beautiful touch to the build, while the T-sensor allows you to connect a thermal probe and monitor M.2 drive temps in real-time.
ROG Areion 10G Card
ROG Zenith Extreme comes with ROG Areion, the high-performance expansion card that plugs you into the new era of 10Gbps networking! Made especially for the demanding requirements of power users, content creators, and others who push the envelope, Areion is named after the mythological horse with legendary speed. The large heatsink keeps the card cool while transferring massive files like 4K videos, and support for intermediate 2.5G and 5G connectivity lets you step up to faster networks for maximum flexibility. Choose the bandwidth that meets your needs and enjoy ultra-low latency at any speed.
*Learn more about ROG Areion
*Minimum Category 6e network cables required for 10Gbps operation. Category 5e cables limited up to 5Gbps.
More throughput and less processing equals faster online play
ROG Zenith Extreme features the very latest Intel I211-AT Ethernet controller for faster, smoother gaming. Intel's LAN reduces CPU overhead and offers exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, so there's more power for your games.
Pumped-up throughput. Best surge protection
LANGuard means safer, more reliable connections for your battles. Advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounting processes join forces to protect your ROG Zenith Extreme network connection, while protected components (ESD Guards) provide 1.9X-greater tolerance to static electricity and 2.5X-greater protection against surges — up to 15kV!
802.11 ad WIFI
Fastest onboard Wi-Fi up to 4.6 Gbps
ROG Zenith Extreme is engineered with the very latest 802.11ad (WiGig) Wi-Fi* for ultrafast, lag–free wireless connections of up to 4.6Gbps**, delivering smooth streaming of 4K UHD video, and faster, slicker VR experiences.* Availability of 801.11ad (WiGig) varies by region. Check with your local ASUS representative for more details.
** Actual speed varies, and depends on networking conditions.
Team up to banish lag
GameFirst IV optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming — and now we've added Multi-Gate Teaming to team up to four networks for maximum bandwidth and smooth gameplay. You'll also enjoy all-new Intelligent mode, which automatically compiles a database by parsing new app data to ensure that every game is optimized for the best performance.
best gaming performance
Thermal sensor connectors
Three additional 4-pin fan headers, with 3-pin support (headers support DC and PWM fans)
FLEXIBLE COOLING AND CONTROL
The ASUS Fan Extension Card makes it easy to add three additional fans and a complimentary array of thermal probes to your setup. And each header can be comprehensively controlled fan via the UEFI BIOS or our Fan Xpert 4 software. It's ideal for high-performance air or water-cooled PCs — providing maximum cooling for marathon gaming sessions.
*Learn more about FAN EXTENSION.
ONE-CLICK OVERCLOCK AND COOLING, DONE!
ASUS ROG 5-Way Optimization sorts all the complex settings with a click, for instant, highly controllable performance boosts. This exclusive ROG technology dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system, based on real-time use — so you get superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, cool and quiet fans and networking settings that are tailored for the apps that you are using. In short, 5-Way Optimization ensures that your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, and productivity.
Games run swiftly and smoothly with high-performance and prioritized bandwidth.
Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and ensure extreme cooling efficiency when gaming.
Stutter is eliminated for smooth-running apps, even under heavy loads.
Energy waste is reduced so you'll save money and the earth.
Ddr4 Overclocking Strength In Numbers
DDR4 OC 3600MHZ
With support for DDR4 memory you're able to drive memory frequencies to 3600MHz — or beyond! ASUS-exclusive circuit design, provides superb memory-overclocking potential, minimizing coupling noise and signal reflection to unleash the full power of DDR4. With innovative equidistant memory channels, the ROG design delivers the most balanced control and incredibly powerful overclocking capability. And that's not all: ROG works with almost every DDR4 memory vendor, ensuring the best compatibility.
CPU performance boost
Instant CPU performance boost
Crank up your PC instantly with the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility. The TurboV Processing Unit offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring for the CPU and the graphics card, enabling the freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimal performance.
All-round energy efficiency
With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy real-time, system-wide power savings. EPU automatically detects and adjusts power consumption according to your rig's needs, so you save money without compromising on performance. EPU will also reduce CPU wattage to a set level and deliver even more savings with Away mode, creating an extreme energy-saving scenario that shuts down unused I/O controllers and also reduces the power consumption of the graphics card. That means full power for your gameplay and then total energy efficiency when you step away.
Advanced fan controls
Cooler by design
Play quieter and cooler with advanced fan and water-pump controls for the ultimate in undisturbed gaming. With onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection, Fan Xpert 4 makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise ─ so you enjoy all the performance you demand with none of the racket.
Precise digital power control
Precise digital power control
To go faster than fast you need ultra-accurate power control — so ROG Zenith Extreme motherboard is kitted out with ASUS Digi+ Power Control for maxed-out overclocking potential, enhanced system stability and superb power efficiency. Digi+ Power Control is the industry's leading digital power controller, delivering smoother, safer power.
Game faster, rank higher
Game faster, rank higher
ASUS Turbo App is the intuitive tuning panel to boost everything to secure your victory in your favorite titles. Overclock your CPU and prioritize game data across your network. History is written by the victors, so don't go to war without Turbo App.
Media-ACCLAIMED UEFI BIOS
The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more gorgeous. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.
A dedicated base-clock generator designed for Ryzen® processors allows overclocked base-clock frequencies up to or beyond 117MHz*. This custom solution works in tandem with the ASUS TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control — providing an exciting new way to boost performance to extreme heights.
best gaming audio
Shielded Audio, Superior Sound
ROG has elevated onboard audio once again on the flagship Zenith Extreme. The front panel headphone output features a SABRE9018Q2C integrated DAC/AMP capable of reaching -115dB THD+N to provide playback that conveys all the subtlety and nuances of the audio track. The improved resolution derived from the ESS Hyperstream™ DAC architecture expands the soundstage to give a better sense of positioning. Beyond resolution, the 121dB DNR provides an extremely low noise-floor, further accentuating dynamics and punch. And, when you want to shift priority to musicality, our Sonic Studio software provides an array of EQ options, allowing the sound signature to be tweaked to suit your cans.
intuitive audio-tuning suite
Sonic Studio III
Sonic Studio now supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.*A head-related transfer function is an audio algorithm derived from sound data recorded through a dummy head. Test tones are played from a spherical grid around the dummy head to obtain subtle changes in sounds that come from different directions. The results are combined into an algorithm that allows Sonic Studio's virtual surround to process sound true to life.
**Please note Sonic Studio Link is available only in version 3.6 and later.
Audio effects station
ROG Zenith Extreme's Sonic Studio III audio-effects station has an intelligent routing feature made for streaming. The new routing feature ports streams to different outputs giving you full control over who hears what. With Sonic Studio III, you now can share your exciting in-game moments without worrying about frivolous DCMA takedown requests. Sonic Studio III also comes with app-level preferences for instant audio profiles, and improved noise filtering for conversations with total clarity.
Apply customized audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.
scan and detect to dominate!
Sonic Radar III
Sonic Radar III is all new – with an evolved audio engine that processes sounds more accurately than ever, ensuring you're always aware of what's going on around you. A new on-screen arrow has also been added to help you pinpoint the enemy position instantly.
best gaming protection
PRE-MOUNTED I/O SHIELD
ROG Zenith Extreme's, and the fact that it's pre-fitted makes it even easier to install the motherboard into a chassis. It also has a sleek new design that makes it look as good as it performs.
ROG Zenith Extreme is ingeniously engineered with two distinct backplates, providing both form and function. The small, strong backplate prevents the motherboard from bending and bowing, ensuring that the voltage-regulator module's MOSFETs stay in direct contact for uninterrupted cooling and stable temperatures. The second, larger backplate is all about aesthetics: a style statement that's as bold as ROG Zenith Extreme is powerful.
|Sequential Read||550 MB/s|
|Sequential Write||525 MB/s|
|Form Factor||M.2 2280|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 years|
|Reliability||1.75 Million Hours|
|SSD Capacity||250 GB|