ASUS Republic of Gamers Zenith Extreme TR4 Extended ATX Motherboard

ASUS Republic of Gamers Zenith Extreme TR4 Extended ATX Motherboard

ASUS Republic of Gamers Zenith Extreme TR4 Extended ATX Motherboard

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Product Highlights

  • Extended ATX Form Factor
  • AMD X399 Chipset
  • AMD TR4 Socket
  • 8 x DDR4-3200 (OC)
  • 6 x SATA III, 3 x M.2, 1 x U.2
  • 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x4 & 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 Slots
  • SupremeFX S1220 8-Channel HD Audio
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.1
  • NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFireX Support
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Ready for AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors, the Republic of Gamers Zenith Extreme TR4 Extended ATX Motherboard from ASUS allows users to enjoy the benefits of customization and tuning, with controls made easily accessible for a strong DIY PC experience. It provides users with 5-Way Optimization, Aura Sync RGB, native SATA III, M.2, and U.2 support, 10 Gb/s USB 3.1, the UEFI BIOS, and more. This motherboard is designed to fit in Extended ATX (EATX) sized cases, supports the TR4 socket, the AMD X399 chipset, and is compatible with Windows 10 (64-bit).

The EATX form factor of the Zenith Extreme can support 128GB of DDR4 RAM, or 16GB in each of the eight 288-pin DIMM slots at memory speeds of 3200 (OC), 2800 (OC), 2666, 2400, and 2133 MHz. It also has a total of 6 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, 2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors that support Type 2242/2260/2280/22110 PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs, 1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector that supports Type 2242/2260/2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA SSDs, and 1 x U.2 port.

There are also a total of eight USB 3.0 Type-A ports, one USB 3.1 Type-C port, and one USB 3.1 Type-A port, all at the back panel, as well as one USB 3.1 front panel connector, four USB 3.0 ports (mid-board), and two USB 2.0 ports (mid-board). For those looking to expand their system using PCIe, there are four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (supports x16/x8/x16/x8), one PCIe 2.0 x4 slot, and one PCIe 2.0 x1 slot.

The Zenith Extreme does not contain any support for integrated graphics, meaning that users will need to purchase a compatible dedicated GPU of their choice. Once that GPU is installed, multi-GPU output is supported, with NVIDIA 4-Way/3-Way/Quad-GPU SLI technology and AMD 4-Way/3-Way/Quad-GPU CrossFireX technology.

Using the SupremeFX S1220 8-Channel HD audio codec, the Zenith Extreme delivers audio with high fidelity, which can also be output using the five integrated audio jacks or one S/PDIF output. ASUS' Republic of Gamers Zenith Extreme is equipped with features such as Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, Fan Xpert 4, Sonic Studio III, Sonic Radar III, CPU-Z, a RAMDisk, and more. This motherboard is protected by a limited 3-year warranty.

General Features

Powered by AMD Ryzen Threadripper TR4 processors to help maximize connectivity and speed with support for up to 128GB of DDR4 memory, three NVMe M.2 drives, front side U.2, and front panel 10 Gb/s USB 3.1
5-Way Optimization featuring Auto-Tuning and FanXpert 4 provides automatic overclocking profiles for maximum OC performance while AIO and water-cooling headers help deliver dynamic system cooling
Built for fast networking featuring Gigabit LAN, WiGig 802.11AD Wi-Fi for future wireless VR, and includes the Republic of Gamers Areion 10GbE expansion card
Four patent-pending SafeSlots feature an injection molding process that integrates metal framing for a stronger, firmly anchored PCIe slot built for heavyweight GPUs
Personalization with LiveDash OLED and ASUS AURA Sync RGB lighting throughout the Zenith Extreme, including additional RGB headers (+1 addressable)
Eight-channel HD audio with the Republic of Gamers SupremeFX S1220 driven by Japanese capacitors and featuring the ES9018Q2C High Definition DAC
UPC: 889349799451
In the Box
ASUS Republic of Gamers Zenith Extreme TR4 Extended ATX Motherboard
  • 1 x USB Drive with Utilities and Drivers
  • 1 x ROG DIMM.2 Card
  • 1 x ROG DIMM.2 Fan Stand Pack
  • 1 x SLI HB Bridge (2-Way-L)
  • 1 x 3-Way SLI Bridge
  • 1 x 4-Way SLI Bridge
  • 1 x Republic of Gamers Areion 10GbE Card
  • 3 x M.2 Screw Packages
  • 1 x FAN_EXT Card
  • 1 x Bracket for FAN_EXT Card
  • 1 x 3-in-1 Thermistor Cable
  • 3 x 2-in-1 SATA III 6 Gb/s Cables
  • 1 x Q-Connector Kit
  • 1 x ROG Coaster
  • 1 x 10-in-1 Republic of Gamers Cable Label
  • 1 x ROG Big Sticker
  • 1 x RGB LED Extension Cable
  • 1 x RGB Addressable LED Extension Cable
  • 1 x Republic of Gamers VGA Holder
  • 1 x Wafer Cable
  • 1 x ASUS 1T1R Dual-Band Wi-Fi Moving Antenna (Wi-Fi 802.11ad compliant)
  • 1 x ASUS 2T2R Dual-Band Wi-Fi Moving Antenna (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant)
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Chipset AMD X399
    CPU Socket TR4
    Back Panel I/O
    USB 8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
    Audio 5 x 3.5 mm
    1 x S/PDIF
    Ethernet / Controller 1 x  Gigabit
    Memory Slots 8 x 288-Pin
    Memory Support DDR4 2133, 2400, 2666, 2800, 3200 MHz
    Maximum Capacity 128 GB
    Storage Expansion
    M.2 2 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
    1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA III)
    U.2 1
    RAID Support None
    Internal I/Oetxvsyycvqaycxuqafczxtzfuqfstzucys
    Expansion Slots 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16
    1 x PCIe 2.0 x4
    1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
    USB 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Ports)
    2 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Ports)
    Multi-GPU Support 3-Way 
    Quad-GPU AMD CrossFireX
    Air Cooling 2 x 4-Pin CPU
    3 x 4-Pin System
    2 x Thermal Sensor
    Liquid Cooling 1 x 4-Pin Pump
    1 x 9-Pin Monoblock Sensor
    2 x Water Temperature Sensor
    1 x Water Flow-Rate Sensor
    Power Connectors 1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
    2 x 8-Pin CPU
    Security TPM Module
    LED Header 2 x RGB
    Diagnostics LN Mode, Power, Reset, ReTry, Safe Boot, Slow Mode
    ROM 128 Mb
    Front Panel I/O
    I/O Connection Headers AAFP, USB 3.1
    Audio Codec SupremeFX S1220A (8-Channel)
    DAC ES9018Q2C
    Bluetooth Version 4.1
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 (MU-MIMO)
    Supported Operating Systems Windows 10 (64-Bit)
    Form Factor E-ATX
    Dimensions 12.0 x 10.9" / 30.5 x 27.7 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.488 x 12.126 x 4.331"


    Republic of Gamers Zenith Extreme TR4 Extended ATX Motherboard is rated 1.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great Feature Set Plagued By Many PCIe/BIOS Issues, Windows Pros: - Beautiful board layout, packed with functionality - PCIe Enable/Disable toggles for easy troubleshooting - OLED Error Code Display for easy troubleshooting - Easy access Clear CMOS Button Cons: - Errors abundant in the PCIe Bus. Common PCIe cards like the Inateck 7-port KTU3FR-5O2U card recommended by Oculus cause the system to fail to post. Other people have confirmed this issue with other brands of cards as well. - PCI-passthrough is completely broke, likely due to the general PCIe bus problems. IOMMU also fails to isolate the x4 slot. Disappointing since Ryzen was initially plagued by issues here as well, and needed a lot of fixes in AGESA 1006. - Torx #1 is too short and near impossible to thread - makes CPU installation a royal pain. - Memory slots are ultra sensitive. Modules had to be reseated multiple times one by one in order to get the board to boot with 8 DIMMs. - HDD boot order is randomly lost and reset when using a PCIe SATA card (very frustrating) - OLED/Aura Firmware requires Windows to flash and a Windows Application to Control. Bios Disable for lighting does not work. Bad experience for Linux users. Asked Asus if there was an alternate way to flash like DOS Boot USB and was ignored. - Lack of flexibility in PCIe lane assignment, and disappointing defaults. A big deal was made about Threadripper having 64 PCIe lanes, but you can't even run 3 slots in x16 mode on this board. Additionally, the last electrical x16 slot runs in *x4* by default, only being able to go up to x8 if the U2 slot is disabled. Other Thoughts: For an asking price of $549 on the motherboard and $999 on the processor, there is a disappointing number of bugs. I understand that its a new platform and there will be bugs, but thus far Asus has ignored both my filed support tickets and bug reports on the forums. Asus employees have posted in the same thread(s) before and after my bug report forum posts but have not acknowledged any of them. No response on formal support tickets in almost 2 weeks. Poor customer service from ASUS/AMD, especially for such an expensive board.
    Date published: 2017-09-02
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