Asus ROG Zenith II Extreme Review

Written by Antony Leather

November 29, 2019 | 12:00

Tags: #3rd-gen-threadripper #ryzen-tr #ryzen-tr-3960x #ryzen-tr-3970x #socket-strx4 #trx40 #zen-2

Companies: #amd #asus #gigabyte #msi

Test Setup

We test TRX40 motherboards using AMD's Threadripper 3960X CPU along with 32GB (4 x 8GB) of Corsair 3,466MHz Vengeance Pro RGB DDR4 memory. We're also using an EK Water Blocks EK-MLC Phoenix 240mm CPU cooler and Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2070 Super Founders Edition. To test the M.2 PCIe 4.0 capabilities we're using the  2TB Aorus NVMe Gen4 SSD and, where possible, using the motherboard's own heatsinks to cool it to obtain both speed and SSD temperatures.


Test System

  • CPU AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
  • Memory 32GB (4 x 8GB) Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 3,466MHz DDR4
  • Graphics card Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super Founders Edition
  • PSU Corsair RM850i
  • SSD Samsung 970 Evo 2TB (OS); Aorus NVMe Gen4 SSD 2TB (speed/thermal testing)
  • CPU cooler EK Water Blocks EK-MLC Phoenix 240mm
  • Operating system Windows 10 64-bit

Tests

Content Creation and Rendering

Cinebench R20

Blender

Gaming 

3DMark Time Spy (CPU test)

Far Cry 5 Benchmark


M.2 Storage and USB 3.1

CrystalDiskMark


Audio

Rightmark Audio Analyzer


Power

Power consumption  


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