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Old 16-02-19, 07:49 PM
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ASUS X399 ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha Preview



If the ROG Zenith Extreme didn't quite have enough over the top overclocking capability for your taste, maybe the Zenith Extreme Alpha will sate you.


ASUS X399 ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha Preview

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Old 16-02-19, 08:07 PM
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I'm looking forward to the full review of this. I was kinda disappointed that ASUS didn't have a new top-tier board for Threadripper 2nd Gen.
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Old 16-02-19, 11:57 PM
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Meaty lol. Happy they've done another one too.
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Old 17-02-19, 06:21 AM
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That's looks one beast of a board , Now to see if it pro forms like one
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Old 17-02-19, 08:53 AM
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Nice looking board, im sure it does a whole lot better then the first one given the size of that new heatsink!


But really Asus, more little annoying fans huh..
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Old 17-02-19, 12:39 PM
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Nice looking board, im sure it does a whole lot better then the first one given the size of that new heatsink!


But really Asus, more little annoying fans huh..
I think as we head into the future you will have to get used to that. Gigabyte did a board once where the VRM sinks were on a "pci" sorta card that screwed into your case, UD7, IIRC.



Now unless the form factor changes after this many years I would expect to see stuff like that again with these very high cored CPUs. If you think back to how a GPU looked 20 years ago? (some tiny little single slot thing) and what we have now (up to triple slot behemoths) then yeah, things will have to get bigger to cool more.
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Old 17-02-19, 12:55 PM
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Yeah i remember that board, as well as boards with Nvidia chipsets and having a big fan on the north bridge.


However Msi has already shown that you can design a proper 16 phase heatsink without a fan on x399 and Asus just seems to not want to move away from them, small little fans can be annoying as hell and instead of making space for the fans, they could have added more surface area for the heatsink and it would have looked just fine as well.
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Old 17-02-19, 01:17 PM
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Yeah i remember that board, as well as boards with Nvidia chipsets and having a big fan on the north bridge.


However Msi has already shown that you can design a proper 16 phase heatsink without a fan on x399 and Asus just seems to not want to move away from them, small little fans can be annoying as hell and instead of making space for the fans, they could have added more surface area for the heatsink and it would have looked just fine as well.
Aren't the fans optional like the Sabertooth etc?
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Old 17-02-19, 01:44 PM
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Correct, and i think one of them models also had one in the io shield.
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I think as we head into the future you will have to get used to that. Gigabyte did a board once where the VRM sinks were on a "pci" sorta card that screwed into your case, UD7, IIRC.



Now unless the form factor changes after this many years I would expect to see stuff like that again with these very high cored CPUs. If you think back to how a GPU looked 20 years ago? (some tiny little single slot thing) and what we have now (up to triple slot behemoths) then yeah, things will have to get bigger to cool more.

The Ultra Gaming II needed this.....
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