Asus ROG Zenith Extreme (Ryzen Threadripper) Motherboard Review

The Ryzen Threadripper 1950X

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Installing the Threadripper processor was much simplier than I thought. Just follow the instructions on the actual TR4 socket, and use the included allen key to unlock the bracket. The locks are labelled 3, 2 and 1. Once you carefully placed the Threadripper processor in to the TR4 socket, just lock it the bracket in reverse order (1,2,3). Notice we installed the Thermaltake Water 3.0 RGB 360 AIO cooler, which does not come the fittings for the TR4 socket Luckily, the Ryzen Threadripper processor package actually includes a mounting bracket for the Thermaltake Water 3.0 RGB 360 AIO cooler.

Once the Threadripper processor is installed and securely mounted, the rest of the components fitted nicely with no issues. Here we installed 4 sticks of Corsair Vengeance RGB 8GB DDR4-3000 ram, a Zotac GeForce GTX 1080, as well as a Patriot Hellfire 240GB M.2 SSD, which was mounted using the included DIMM.2 expansion card. 



The BIOS on the Asus ROG Zenith Extreme has loads of options for tweaking your motherboard, especially if you want to overclock. These include CPU multipliers, voltages, memory timings, XMP profiles and many. The EZ mode allow users to boost and overclock the system using a few simple clicks.

I usually leave ALL settings at default (or optimized defaults). It makes it easier for testing. Of course, if default settings isn’t enough for you, you can always go ahead and tweak the hell out of the motherboard 😛




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