At CES 2019, ASUS unveiled its new prime tier mannequin X399 with assist for the second era of thread ripper processors, the ROG Zenith Excessive Alpha. The brand new mannequin has some notable variations from the ROG Zenith Excessive mannequin, together with a brand new design, two LANs (with an Aquantia 10G NIC) and an ASUS AURA Sync LiveDash 1.Three-inch OLED display screen inserted into the Rear I / O cowl is built-in.
The ROG Zenith Excessive Alpha
The ROG Zenith Excessive Alpha appears very clear and impartial. Nearly all of printed circuit boards are lined with intensive warmth sinks, an IO-Panel cowl and a brand new PCB cowl across the PCIe slots. One other necessary visible replace for the Zenith vary is . The again cowl has a built-in ASUS AURA Sync LiveDash 1.Three-inch OLED display screen, which can also be featured on the ASUS ROG mannequin Dominus Excessive for Intel's 28-core Xeon W-3175X the top of final 12 months was introduced.
The ROG Zenith Excessive Alpha provides an Eight-phase energy output with a complete of 16 energy ranges. The facility dissipation heats vary from the backplane cowl's energy ranges to the 2 Eight-pin 12V ATX connectors that enable AMD thread ripper processors to make use of as a lot energy as they want.
ASUS ROG Zenith Excessive Alpha Specs
AMD socket TR4
Eight x DDR4 (max 128 GB)
As much as DDR4-3600
Three-way SLI / Three-way CFX
four x PCIe Three.zero x16 (x16 / x8 / x16 / x8)
1 x PCIe Three.zero x16 (x4)
2 x M.2 2242-22110 (PCIe and SATA)
1 x M.2 2242-2280 (PCIe)
USB Three.1 Gen 2
1 x entrance
Three x sort A
1 x Sort-C
USB Three.1 Gen 1
Intel I211AT 1GbE Ethernet
Aquantia AQC107 10 GbE Ethernet
802.11ac Wi-Fi (2T2R Wave 2)
Quad-channel mode helps 128GB of RAM in a complete of eight slots. The ROG Zenith Excessive Alpha helps speeds as much as DDR4-3600. In line with the present ASUS ROG Zenith Excessive mannequin we mentioned the PCIe structure resembles 4 full-length PCIe Three.zero slots that may assist as much as Three-way SLI and crossfire multiplayer slots. Provide GPU configurations. The ROG Zenith Excessive Alpha PCIe runs at x16 / x8 / x16 / x8. ASUS additionally supplies a DIMM.2 slot that permits customers so as to add two extra M2 drives from NVMe to the 2 M.2 slots on the board underneath the duvet. A single U.2 port and eight SATA ports full the storage capability of the Excessive Alpha.
Community assist is dual-LAN, with the Alpha depositing a bundled 10GbE card and opting as a substitute for an Aquantia AQC107-10Gb LAN constructed straight into the board. The second LAN port is powered by an Intel I122AT GbE NIC. Onboard audio is ensured by the ROG Supreme FX S1220A HD HD audio codec, and a transparent CMOS and BIOS flashback button is out there. The USB functionality could be very massive with a complete of 12 USB Three.1 Gen1 Sort-A ports. The again has Eight of them and the remaining is out there via the entrance panel. Help for USB Three.1 Gen2 consists of three Sort-A ports and a single Sort-C on the again, whereas a single front-panel header is out there when customers use USB Three.1 Gen2-compatible chassis.
The ASUS ROG Zenith Excessive Alpha motherboard is anticipated to enter the retail channels within the first quarter of 2019, however there’s at the moment no pricing data accessible.